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Blue Jays win on senior night

The St. Edmund Blue Jays closed District 5-1A competition with a 4-3 win over district chanpions Catholic High of Pointe Coupee.
The Blue Jays honored seniors Austin Gradney, Jack Brown, Michael Zaunbrecher and head statistican Sarah Fruge.
“They started with me three years ago,” St. Edmund head coach Scott Richard said. “They have been to the finals, the quarterfinals and they mean alot to our program.
“They are three good leaders we are going to lose,” he said. “They are going to be missed.

Softball playoff brackets released

Seven area teams earned playoff berths when the Louisiana High School Athletic Association relased its 2017 softball brackets Thursday.
In Division IV, No. 9 St. Edmund (11-14) will entertain No. 9 Ascension Catholic (13-11) 4 p.m. Wednesday.
Last season, the Lady Jays grabbed a 7-3 win over Lafayette Christian before falling 4-0 to Hanson Memorial.
In Division III, No. 9 Sacred Heart of Ville Platte (17-10) visits No. 8 Opelousas Catholic.

Lady Bobcats hold Senior Day

The Eunice High Lady Bobcats dropped a 15-3 decision to the Mamou Lady Green Demons in non-district softball action Monday.
The Lady Cats fell behind in the second inning when Mamou scored a run in the top of the first inning and two more in the second to take a 3-0 lead.
Eunice responded with a run in the bottom of the second inning when Nicole Vidrine reached base as a result of an error and later scored on a triple by Morgan Domingue.
Mamou answered back in the top of the third inning, scoring five runs to extend their lead to 8-1.

Granger’s legacy will live on

Ross Granger never threw a pitch for LSU Eunice, but he will forever be a Bengal.
“It is our responsibility to make sure his legacy lives on,” LSUE head coach Jeff Willis said. “We put his initals on the jersey and will dedicate his jersey No. 11 to a player that represents the qualities that Ross had.
“It is our opportunity to tell his story to each team,” the coach said. “We want our entire team t strive to be like Ross Granger.”

District 5-3A team released

The Eunice Bobcats finished fifth in district and placed two players on the All District 5-3A team.
Brandon Ndubueze earned first team honors, while Georrein Dupre was named to the All-Defensive team.
Joining Ndubueze on the first team were Northwest’s August Pitre, Darnell Durgin from Pine Prairie, Port Barre’s Christian Andrus and Tyran Jones from Ville Platte.
Pitre was named MVP, while Northwest’s Chris Guillory was voted District coach of the year.

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