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5-1A All-District list released

It was a sweep of the Class 1-A basketball championships as both North Central teams won state titles.
After a first round bye, the No. 1 Hurricanes cruised through the playoffs with wins over No. 16 Plain Dealing (84-47), No. 9 Delhi (98-69) and No. 4 Tensas (58-48) before claining the title with a 81-65 victory over No. 3 Lincoln Prepatory School.
North Central (27-7, 5-0) rolled through District 5-1A competition as Jacobi Theirry was named district coach of the year.

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4-4A All-District list released

Eunice High placed three players on the All-District 4-4A list including senior Shaniya Toussaint as a first team selection.
Class 4-A champion LaGrange dominated the list as Jeriah Warren was named district MVP.
No. 1 LaGrange (29-2) defeated No. 6 Warren Easton 46-31 in the championship game.
No. 19 North Vermilion (18-10) fell 40-36 to No. 14 Belle Chasse in the opening round of the playoffs.
No. 26 Washington-Marion (8-16) lost 58-27 to No.7 Assumption in the first round.
Eunice (4-15) and Rayne (3-17) did not earn playoff berths.

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5-1A All-District list released

The North Central Lady Hurricanes captured the Class 1-A state championship with a 50-39 win over Merryville.
North Central (22-7, 5-0) also cruised through District 5-1A play and placed six players on the all-district list including MVP Fredricka Keller.
Lady Cane’s head coach Vanessa Taylor earned District Coach of the Year honors.
St. Edmund senior Kinsley Marcantel joined Keller on the All-District first team along with North Central’s Diamond Nevills, Blair Lafleur from Sacred Heart of Ville Platte and Opelousas Catholic’s Lane Carter.

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COVID-19 threat halts prep sports

Friday, March 13th, 2020 is a date the high school athletes will always remember when Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards issued a 30 day suspension of schools, school activities and facilities.
The governor ordered public schools shuttered until April 13 and barred all large public gatherings until the same date.
“The time for serious action is now,” Edwards said at a news conference “There is some period of time where we’re going to have a new normal.”

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Lady Jays cruise to 13-0 win over Welsh

If it was the final softball game of the 2020 season, the St. Edmund Lady Jays went out with an impressive 13-0 mercy-rule win over Welsh.
With Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and the LHSAA halting spring sports until at least April 14, St. Edmund honored seniors Jaedyn Soileau, Kinsley Marcantel and Katelyn LaCour in a post game ceremony.
The Lady Jays scored a run in the bottom of the second, begun when Kennedy Ardoin and Anna Belle Fontenot were hit by pitches and Harlie Guillory walked to load the bases.

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