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Danny Broussard has been coaching at STM since 1983.
Photo courtesy of Jay Faugot Photography

1,049 wins and counting: Meaux High grad now ranks as the 10th winningest high school coach in the United States

For 38 years, Danny Broussard has been the head basketball coach at St. Thomas More High School (STM) and has won an incredible 1,049 games.
Broussard, 61, is now the 10th winningest boys high school basketball head coach in the nation.
“All those wins mean I am old as dirt,” said Broussard, who laughed. “It is an honor to be on the list with these legendary coaches.”
Broussard could move into ninth place with six more wins. Morgan Gilbert of Tyronza Bay High School has 1,055 wins and is in ninth place.

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NV head coach Nick Gigliotti talks to his team after a recent game earlier in the season. (photo by Faye Patin).

Mother Nature not being nice

It is now Mother Nature causing fits for the No. 4 North Vermilion Patriots’ Soccer Team.
This season the Patriots have had to deal with the challenges from COVID-19. They managed to win 15 games and advanced to the quarterfinals.
Now, the Patriots have to deal with Mother Nature because she is making it a challenge for the Patriots to play their next round against the No. 5 E.D. White Cardinals.

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Ava Hebert scored 18 points for the VC Lady Eagles on Wednesday.

Lady Eagles have easy time with Covenant

The Vermilion Catholic Lady Eagles had an easy time with Covenant Christian on Wednesday night.
The Lady Eagles cruised to a 52-20 win.
Ava Hebert led with 18 points and Kinsley Sellers scored all 12 of her points in the second half. Karli Frith had nine and Kyrah Brailey chipped in seven points.
VC has one final game left of the regular season. Tonight, VC entertains Centerville (3-15).

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Gloryyana Walker takes a jump shot for Abbeville on the baseline. (photo by Ethan Trangmar)

Abbeville Lady Wildcats beat Crowley

The Abbeville Lady Wildcats got the win they needed on Tuesday at home.
Now, they needs to close out the regular season with another victory.
The Lady Wildcats (11-9) have a power ranking of No. 18 in Class 3A. The top 32 make the playoffs and the top 16 earn a first-round playoff home game.
With the 42-29 win over Crowley, the Lady Wildcats are two slots away from reaching the No. 16 power ranking.
The problem with trying to climb to notches is that the Lady Wildcats only have one game remaining in the regular season.

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Kyrah Brailey takes a jump shot for VC. Brailey finished with 14 points. (photo by Ethan Trangmar)

Highland splits with Vermilion Catholic

The Vermilion Catholic Eagles made their free throws when they counted in the fourth quarter.
The No. 9 Eagles (15-9) made 8 out of 11 free throws in the final period en route to a 53-50 win over Highland Baptist on Tuesday.
John Robert Allums made three out of four free throws in the fourth frame to go along with his three 3-pointers. He finished with 12 points.
Drew Lege, making his first appearance on the basketball court this season, made two buckets in the fourth quarter, and he finished with five points.

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