Abbeville High School senior Lainey Trahan set the state record for the heaviest bench press ever for a Louisiana High School female with a press of 305-pounds at the Calvary Invitational in Shreveport over the weekend. She also won the best lifter award as Abbeville Lady Wildcats won the meet. Because of her great effort, she was named this week’s Gulf Coast Bank’s Player of the Week. Handing her a shirt is Murphy Guilbeaux of Gulf Coast Bank.
KAPLAN - The Kaplan Lady Pirates improved to 14-9 overall and 2-1 in district after whipping the Abbeville Lady Wildcats 51-23 on Friday.
With the win, the Lady Pirates remain a half game behind North Vermilion, who is 3-0 in district.
Kaplan was able to spread the scoring around against AHS.
Alyia Broussard, once again, led Kaplan in scoring with 21 points.
She scored 17 of her 21 points in the first half.
Whitney Bouillon scored six points, and Je Johnnie, Alexis Romero, and Jenna Romero, each made five points for Kaplan.
The boys and girls North Vermilion basketball teams went to Erath on Friday, and they both came away with victories.
The Patriots are now on a 2-game district winning streak after beating the Erath Bobcats 59-26.
With the win, the Patriots are 2-0 in District 8-3A. Erath is 0-1 in district.
North Vermilion jumped on Erath in the first half, leading 37-7 at halftime.
In the first half, Malik Criner scored 11 points for NV. He finished the game with 11.
Darrius Gilliam led NV with 14 points. Tate Lewis also had 11 points for NV.
KAPLAN - Things are going well for the Abbeville Wildcats this season.
Under the legendary head coach Berwick Hamilton, the Wildcats have a 14-5 overall record and are 2-0 in district. The Wildcats have pretty much sewed up a home game in the first round of the Class 3A playoffs, with 10 games remaining on their schedule.
Abbeville is unofficially ranked at No. 5 in the Class 3A power point rankings, and the top 16 earn a home game in the first round of the playoffs.
Landing on the Louisiana Sports Writers Class 3A All State Team has happened in the past for Kaplan High School and Erath High School. But the 2018 Class 3A All-State Team will go down as something special for Erath High.
This year the school had two players make the Class 3A All-State First Team. In years past if EHS got one all-stater, the school is doing great, but to get two from a team that finished the regular season 4-7 is special.