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Conner Patin scored two goals for NV.

North Vermilion soccer team moves on to 2nd round

The North Vermilion Patriots Soccer Team advanced to the second round of the soccer playoffs after beating the Cecilia Tigers, 4-1, on Friday.
The Patriots (19-4-4) will travel to Baton Rouge to battle No. 7 seed St. Michaels. The match will be Thursday at 3:30 p.m.
While the score looked like a blowout, in the first half, it was a close match.
The Patriots led 2-1 at halftime. Conner Patin kicked both goals for NV.
Two more goals by Brant Guidry and Connor Dupuy in the second half secured the victory.
With assists were Hunter Hulin, Guidry and Patin.

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Kaplan’s Julius Johnson signs a letter of intent on Thursday to attend Louisiana College. With him are his parents, Brandon and Marvette Johnson.

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Teammates and coaches join Julius Johnson during his signing.

Kaplan’s Julius Johnson inks with Louisiana College

KAPLAN — Dozens of players from around Acadiana, including seven from Vermilion Parish, signed football scholarships Wednesday on National Signing Day.
Kaplan’s Julius Johnson, arguably one of the best players in the area, went about his day on Wednesday, with no scholarship signed.
That came Thursday morning when Johnson inked his letter of intent to play football for Louisiana College in Pineville.
“I am so happy about this,” Johnson said. “It feels like a weight lifted off my shoulders.”

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Tre Lane of VC drives to the basket despite a Hanson player in the way.

Vermilion Catholic sweeps Hanson

Things did not start off too well for the Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles against the Hanson Lady Tigers, but they ended well.
The Lady Eagles fell behind in the first period by as much as eight points, but then VC went on an 11-4 run in the second quarter and led 32-24 at halftime.
The Lady Eagles went on to win 58-48.
“We changed defenses against them,” said VC head coach Kim Guidry. “We were in a box and 1 (defense) but then their guards made outside shots. We switched to a man-to-man defense.”

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Two parish soccer teams land in the playoffs

Two Vermilion Parish teams learned on Wednesday who they will play in the first round of the Division III high school soccer playoffs.
The North Vermilion Patriots earned a No. 10 seed and will play host to No. 23 Cecilia Bulldogs, either Friday or Saturday.
The winner of that match will be on the road to play the No. 7th seed St. Michael.
The Abbeville Wildcats, seeded No. 19, will travel to play Deridder, the No. 14th seed. The match will be Saturday at 1 p.m. The winner of that match plays No. 3 St. Louis.

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