Written for the LSWA
The eventual Division IV state champions landed four on the District 7A All-District baseball team, while Vermilion Catholic had two players.
Jeffery Elkins of Ascension Episcopal, a senior outfielder, was voted the MVP of the district by the coaches.
Elkins hit for a .738 average. He knocked in 29 runs and four home runs in district. Tyler Jensen, the head coach of AES, was named coach of the year.
For VC, Harrison Vicknair, a senior, was voted all-district first team pitcher. Vicknair was 3-1 in district with an earned run average of .0.99. He had 31 strike outs.
The Vermilion Catholic doubles team of Emily Gallet and Zoey Broussard began the Division IV State Tennis Tournament with a losing match record of 6-7. The two ladies surprised everyone by reaching the state semifinals recently.
Broussard and Gallet lost to doubles team from Newman High School two matches to none. Newman would go on to win state.
Gallet and Broussad put together their longest win streak of three matches in the state tournament.
In the tournament, they beat Sacred Heart of Grand Coteau (2-0), Cedar Creek (2-0) and Metarie Park Country Day (2-0).
North Vermilion senior Connor Dupuy was Mr. Everything for the Patriots.
He could do it all on defense, offense and on the pitching mound.
Because he was so versatile, and very successful at it, Dupuy was named the MVP in District 8-3A.
When he was not pitching for the Patriots, he played short stop.
At the plate, he hit above .400 and knocked in more than 20 runs in district. When he was on base, he liked to run. In district, he stole just above 20 bases.
“NV head coach Jeremy Trahan was voted the coach of the year in the district.
A new head football coach is bringing in a different type of offense to Gueydan High School.
Goodbye Wing-T offense and, say, hello, to the new pro-style offense.
North Vermilion offensive coordinator Roderick Moy was hired as the new head football coach at Gueydan High School.
“We are going to be more balanced,” said Moy. “We are going to run and throw the football.”
Moy has been teaching and coaching in the parish for 12 years. He has been a head basketball coach, girls power lifting coach, assistant baseball coach and an offensive coordinator at NV.