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Kylie Naomi of North Vermilion gets ready to dive into third base. Holding down third for Erath is Mary LeBlanc. Naomi reached third base safely. She would go 3-for-3 at the plate with a home run and a double.

Kaplan softball beats the Erath Lady Bobcats

ERATH - The Kaplan Lady Pirates managed to hold off a late charge by the Erath Lady Bobcats on Tuesday.
Kaplan won the district game 4-3.
Erath knotted the game up at two in the bottom of the third inning. Erath’s Carrington Neveaux doubled on a 2-2 count, scoring two runs.
North Vermilion pulled away for good with two runs in the fourth inning. In the fourth, Kylie Naomi doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run and Abigail Lopez singled on a 1-1 count, scoring one run.

Matt Domingues pitched four hitless innings for Erath.

NV's Hayden Durke was clocked throwing 90 miles per hour against Erath.

Erath edges North Vermilion

It turned out to be a pitching war between two strong arms, which explains a low 2-1 game in favor of Erath.
North Vermilion’s Hayden Durke, who is considered to be one of the state’s best sophomore pitchers and is leaning towards signing with UL’s baseball program, threw 90 miles per hour twice and was consistent throwing 86 to 89 miles per hour against Erath.
Erath’s Matt Domingues is a junior right-hander who throws it in the low 80s and already has thrown a no-hitter this season.

Eric LeBlanc

Erath names LeBlanc as head football coach

ERATH — For the second time in Erath High’s history, an Erath High graduate is named the head football coach.
Monday morning, Erath High Principal Marc Turner announced that he has named Eric LeBlanc as the new head football coach.
“He is the best choice,”said Erath High Principal Marc Turner.
The first Erath High graduate to be named the head coach football coach was MC “Paul” Trahan, who graduated from EHS in 1959. He coached from 1973-75.

Spencer Broussard signs a letter of intent to attend Louisiana College in Alexandria, Louisiana. He will join three other parish athletes already on the team. Watching him sign are his family, mom Brandy Broussard, father Stacy and brother Slade.

Gueydan's Broussard heading to Louisiana College

GUEYDAN — Spencer Broussard of Gueydan is the only Vermilion Parish athlete to sign a letter of intent on National Signing Day.
The Gueydan High senior is taking his talent to central Louisiana to play football for the Louisiana College Wildcats.
He will be joining three other Vermilion Parish athletes on the team. They are Abbeville High graduates Montel Cormier and Chris Shelvin, along with Kaplan’s Julius Johnson.
“I am happy to be going to Louisiana College,”said Broussard. “It is a good fit. I enjoyed the visit and loved the campus.”

Ross Granger’s parents Nathan and Dana Granger stand with Dane Dixon, the LSU-E player who will wear Ross Granger’s No. 11 jersey.

Tradition continues: LSU-Eunice player given Ross Granger’s No. 11 jersey

EUNICE - It was his dream to play college baseball, but Ross Granger never threw a pitch for LSU of Eunice.
On April 10, 2015, Granger signed with the Bengals and the left-hander pitcher was just 10 days away from starting his collegiate career before cancer ended his dream of playing college ball.
The son of Erath’s Nathan and Dana Granger from was diagnosed with an astrocytoma in his brain stem and the 19-year old died on Nov. 11, 2016, as his former Erath football team beat Eunice High in the Class 3-A playoffs.

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