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Erath High's Ethan Suire.

Erath High's Ethan Suire wins 1600 meter state title

BATON ROUGE – Ethan Suire withstood his most challenging test on the season’s biggest stage on Saturday.
The Erath High junior needed both grit and closing speed to capture the Class 3A 1600 meter run in a time of 4:32.15 at the LHSAA State Meet at LSU’s Bernie Moore Stadium.
“The early pace was slow,” Suire said. “No one wanted to go with me. I had to set the pace, then hold on to the end.”

Joey Russel pitched the final innings for North Vermilion Saturday afternoon.

North Vermilion Patriots score only two runs in game three to fall

LEROY - After the North Vermilion Patriots scored 18 runs Saturday morning against Iowa in the first game of a double header, they could only score two in the second game.
The Patriots were eliminated from the Class 3A playoffs on Saturday, falling to Iowa, 8-2.
That morning, North Vermilion beat Iowa 18-7 to force a third and final game.

The game was tied at two with Iowa batting in the top of the sixth when Iowa’s Hanson Raymond singled off of NV pitcher Bryce Landry, driving in one run and putting Iowa ahead for good.

Erath pitcher Andre Touchet checks a Brusly runner at first base.

Erath falls in third game of quarterfinals

BRUSLY - The third and final game in the Class 3A quarterfinal playoff game did not go as planned for the Erath Bobcats on Saturday.
The Bobcats won the first game on Friday against Brusly, but lost two on Saturday.
Saturday, in the morning, the Bobcats fell 10-0, forcing a third game Saturday night.
Unfortunately, Erath lost 4-2. It was the second year in a row, the Bobcats lost in the third game of the quarterfinal round.
Erath jumped out to a 2-0 lead on Andre Touchet’s 2-RBI single in the bottom of the second inning.

Top Row: Trainer Corey Frith, Principal Tommy Byler, Kamryn Jones, Miah Broussard, Jodi Broussard, Ainsley Constantine, Gabby Dupre, Brittany Primeaux, Shanie Stelly, Katelyn Blanchard and head coach Joy LeBlanc. Middle Row, Kylie Lanclos, Alana Duhon, Shelby Breaux, Claire Hebert, Holly Necaise, Asst. Coach Brooke Dupuy. Bottom Row: Demi Boudreaux, Sydney Guidry, Kaylee Lopez, Hannah Menard, Kiley Naomi, Amie Vincent, Kylie Lemaire, Taylor Primeaux and Sydney Mouton. And Assistant coach Prophet Gaspard Ardeneaux is not pictured.

North Vermilion's Never Quit Attitude leads to state title

The North Vermilion Lady Patriots won the Class 3A softball state title by having the attitude, “It is never over, until it is over.”
The Lady Patriots beat Brusly 5-3 in 10 innings on Saturday in a late-night contest.
When the game was on the line, the Lady Patriots could have packed it in and settled for second place in Class 3A.
Not these girls. They wanted it just a little more than Brusly that night.
North Vermilion head coach Joy LeBlanc instilled in her players to give it their all until the final out is made.

Coach Jesse Faulk gathers the Lady Eagles before Thursday’s game.

Big sixth inning powers Lady Eagles to semifinals

The Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles fans and coaches were waiting for their team to show up in the quarterfinal round of the Division IV playoff.
They finally showed up in the bottom of the sixth inning.
Down 3-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning, VC scored eight runs and came from behind to win 10-5 against No. 9 seed Ascension Catholic Lady Bulldogs.
VC will have a rematch against district foe Central Catholic Saturday at 11:30 a.m. VC won both games in district play.

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