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The Abbeville boys are the co-champs of the state meet.

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The Abbeville girls had to settle for second place after finishing in a two-way tie for first place with Peabody High. AHS lost the state title on a tie breaker rule.

Abbeville Powerlifting Teams have crazy finish at state meet

Abbeville head powerlifting coach Travis Werner cannot ask for a better finish from his two teams.
The Abbeville Wildcats and the Lady Wildcats finished in first place, however, tied with two other teams at the Division III State Powerlifting Meet.
In powerlifting, there are tiebreaker rules that help break the tie.
When the tiebreaker rules were applied, the Lady Wildcats finished in second place, and the Wildcats finished still tied for first place with Church Point.
Last year the Wildcats won the title outright, winning by two points.

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The Kaplan Lady Pirates improved to 10-2 on the year with a win over Central Catholic on Wednesday.

Kaplan Lady Pirates defeat Central Catholic

The Kaplan Lady Pirates were tied 3-3 but went on to beat Central Catholic 6-3 in a non-district game on Wednesday.
The Lady Pirates got things started in the first inning. Lauryn Packard singled on a 0-2 count, scoring two runs.
Kaplan pulled away for good with one run in the third inning. In the third inning, Janyia Small doubled on a 2-1 count, scoring one run to make it a 4-3 game.
Carina Chargois pitched Kaplan to victory. She lasted seven innings, allowing three hits and three runs while striking out 11.

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Alexis Stelly went 4-for-4 and knocked in eight runs for Abbeville. She was also the winning pitcher for the Lady Cats.

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Desiree Henderson batted three times in one inning. She had two singles and a double in the fourth inning.

Abbeville Lady Wildcats score 15 runs in 4th inning, win 20-9

The Abbeville Lady Wildcats defeated Franklin 20-9 on Wednesday after taking the lead late in the game.
Abbeville was boosted by Alexis Stelly, who went 4-for-4 at the plate. Stelly doubled in the first, singled in the second, and doubled twice in the fourth. She knocked eight runs in the game.
Stelly was also the winning pitcher for Abbeville. She surrendered five runs on two hits over four and two-thirds innings, striking out six.
Ahni Mire started the game for Abbeville. She allowed one hit and four runs over one-third of an inning

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Erath’s McKenzie Sigur clears the bar in the pole vault. (photos by Shannon Feehery)

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Kaplan’s Andre Gaspard lets the javelin fly 169 feet to finish second in the relays.

Results of the Snooks Relays at Erath High

Here are the results of the Snooks Relays Track and Field Meet held Friday in Erath High.

Team standing: 1. Crowley, 138; 2. Erath, 95; 3. Kaplan, 78; 4. Catholic High, 62; 5. Abbeville, 59; 6. VC, 48; 7. Berwick, 36; 8. Ascension Episcopal, 32; 9. Opelousas Catholic, 16; 10. Jennings, 10;

Track results

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VC seniors Ainsley Mallet (left) and Emma LeBlanc cry after the loss to LCA on Friday.

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VC's Jay Demouchet goes up for a shot in the paint,

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VC's Emma LeBlanc (left) and Kelli Frith were no match for LCA's Bre Porter, who stands 6-3. She finished with 20 rebounds against VC.

LCA too much for VC in Division IV finals

ALEXANDRIA – The Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles live on high expectations that routinely place them in championship contention.
They were in position again on Friday, meeting district foe Lafayette Christian in the Division IV LHSAA girls basketball title at Rapides Parish Coliseum.
And VC, which won state crowns in 1999 and 2013 under coach Kim Guidry, featured an experienced squad with four seniors who had been to three previous Final Four events.



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