Sports

Abbeville High’s Annmarie Broussard has won many track and field awards over the last three years.

Annmarie Broussard had no problem reaching the height of 12 feet last track season.

Vaulting To The Top: Abbeville High's Broussard has plans to reach the height of 13 feet

To some, the number 13 is an unlucky number. But to 17-year-old Annmarie Broussard that number means a lot.
Broussard is a pole vaulter entering her senior year at Abbeville High School.
She is one of the best female pole vaulters in the state and is striving to be one of the best in the nation.
But to be the best, there is a certain height she needs to jump. That height is 13 feet or better.

Harrison Vicknair played first base and pitched for VC.

Matthew Fontenot had a .379 bating average in district for VC.

Vermilion Catholic Eagles land two players on All-District first team

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.

Zoey Broussard and Emily Gallet of VC

VC doubles' tennis team reaches semifinals

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).

Connor Dupuy of North Vermilion

North Vermilion's Connor Dupuy district MVP

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.

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