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Annmarie Broussard signed a track scholarship with Northwestern State University. In the picture with her is her mother, Gwen, along with track coaches (left to right) Ivy Landry, Johnny Trangmar and Erik Lege.

Abbeville pole vaulter signs track scholarship with Northwestern State

Northwestern State University is becoming the place to go for Abbeville High School athletes.
Former AHS athletes who signed athletic scholarships to Northwestern are Janae Allen and Rechelle Bessard, both in track and Jason O’Brien signed for football.
The newest NSU from Abbeville High is Annmarie Broussard.
On Friday, Broussard signed a track scholarship to attend Northwestern State University in Natchitoches. When she graduates Abbeville this year, she will leave as the best female pole vaulter from the school. Her personal best vault is 12 feet high.

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.

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