Sports

The Kaplan Lady Pirates and the Pirates each took a team photo with the first place trophy. This is the third year in a row that both teams won the parish title.

Kaplan High 3-peats as parish champs

The Kaplan Pirates and the Lady Pirates took care of business on Wednesday by sweeping the Vermilion Parish Track and Field Meet.
Each school won the meet by at least 20 points.
It is the third year in a row that both the Kaplan boys and girls win the track meet.
In the field events, Rylie Frick got 20 points for Kaplan after winning the discus and shot put. Frick was co-top field athlete on the night.
Things picked up for the Lady Pirates on the track.

Suire is expected to run track for UNO next year.

Suire gunning for Erath school records

Erath High’s Ethan Suire is on a mission to break a couple of school records that has avoided him for four years.
Suire is a distance runner for the Bobcats, who wants to break the school record in the 800-meter run and the 1,600-meter run.
Brennan Bernard owns the EHS 800-meter record at 1:57.71 set in 2001. Cody Bouillion owns the school record of 2:23.73 in the 1600 set in 2005.
With the school records on his mind, Suire took his running to the next level by running at larger meets.

Jay Demouchet has great ball handling skills for VC.

VC's Demouchet MVP in Vermilion

Vermilion Catholic point guard Jay Demouchet may only be five feet tall, but she plays a lot taller than that.
Her great ball handling skills, coupled with her ability to shoot the rock, earned her the Vermilion Parish’s Player of the Year Award.
As the point guard, she took over the team towards the end of the season and dominated. She orchestrated her team past two opponents in the Division IV playoffs, reaching the semifinals for the second year in a row.
When it was over, Demouchet averaged 18 points and nine assists a game.

Malik Criner (11) plays solid offense and defense for NV, earning him MVP honors.

North Vermilion's Criner MVP in Vermilion

North Vermilion High seems to have a knack for turning out good basketball players in Vermilion Parish.
This past basketball season is no exception.
For five straight years, the Abbeville Meridional’s Basketball Player of the Year has worn a North Vermilion uniform.
Well, why stop now? For the sixth year in a row, a Patriot is the Meridional’s 2018 Male Basketball Player of the Year.
Junior Malik Criner, who led the Patriots in almost every category, was named the top player in the parish.

Abbeville Wildcats come from behind to beat Kaplan

The 8-9 Abbeville Wildcats snatched the lead late in the game in an 11-10 victory over Kaplan on Tuesday.
Abbeville was behind 7-1 in the sixth inning.
The game was tied at ten with Abbeville batting in the top of the ninth when Kyle Choate singled on the first pitch of the at bat, scoring Josiah Chambers for the win.
Hunter Duhon led Abbeville to victory by driving in four runs. He went 3-for-4 at the plate. Duhon drove in runs on a grand slam in the sixth inning.

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