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Blue Jays win, Bobcats stumble in tourney opener

St. Edmund cruised to a 9-5 win over Pine Prairie in their opening game of the John R. Young Chevrolet/Frey Holding Company Baseball Tournament at Blue Jay Field.
St. Edmund grabbed a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning when Michael Zaunbrecher singled and scored on a double by Austin Gradney.
Pine Prairie exploded for four runs in the top of the third frame to grab its only lead of the game.
Jordan Ardoin, Nick Ortego and Sylas Carson all singled to load the bases.
Cole Thomas ripped a triple to clear the bases but was put out attempting to steal home.

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Lady Jays fall to SHVP

The rivalry between St. Edmund and Sacred Heart of Ville Platte continyed Thursday as the Lady Trojans rolled to a 11-4 win over the Lady Jays in non-district softball action.
Sacred Heart (7-3) jumped out to a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning, begun when Caroline Fontenot singled and scored on a sacrifice by Karli Fontenot.
Sydney Fontenot singled and scored on a hit by Olivia Hernandez for a 2-0 advantage.
Emylise Bergeron walked before Hernandez scored on a hit by Camille Solieau.
Erin Fontenot singled in Bergeron for a 4-0 Lady Trojan lead.

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Young-Frey tourney begins today

The annual John R. Young Chevrolet/Frey Holding Company baseball tournament begins today at nine different baseball parks around Acadiana.
“We have 33 teams in the tournament,” Eunice head baseball coach Scott Phillips said. “We have coaches from the other schools who want to help and now this is the second-largest tournament in the state.
The Monroe tournament has 61 teams, according to Phillips.
“It takes a lot of work, but it is a great tournament as each site can make money.

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Bobcats win Invitational

The Eunice Bobcats opened the 2017 track season with a win, while the Lady Bobcats finished third in the EHS Invitational.
Eunice scored 152 points, followed by Opelousas (125), Crowley (79), Pine Prairie (71.5), Port Barre (44), Opelousas Catholic (32.5) and Iota (29).
John Mayo won the 1,600-meter run with a time of 5:43.94.
Javondre Edwards captured the 110-meter hurdles with a time of 15.79 and finished third in the 300-meter hurdles (44.47).
Lornza Thomas won the shot put with a throw of 40-7 1/2.

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Bulldogs top Bobcats, 9-5

Jennings handed Eunice its first team loss of the tennis season as the Bulldogs grabbed a 9-5 win over the Bobcats Thursday at the Fairground courts.
In boys singles, Eunice High’s Zachary Joubert defeated Shad Noe, 8-5.
Bobcat Matthew Miller fell 8-0 to Kain Babineaux, while Cameron Fontenot rolled to an 8-0 win over Slade Walker.
In boys doubles, Jennings grabbed a 3-0 sweep.
Joubert and Miller fell 8-6 to Jackson Person and Noe.
Eunice duo Fontenot and Ting Jaing lost 9-7 to Spencer Stelly and Babineaux.

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