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Kaplan's Julius Johnson

Johnson, Mitchell land on coaches Class 3A all-state team

The Class 3A Coaches All-State Team was recently released and Vermilion Parish players did well on the team.
Two running backs from Vermilion Parish landed on the first team.
Elijah Mitchell of Erath and Julius Johnson of Kaplan landed on the first team as running backs.
Julius Johnson also landed on the first team defense at linebacker.
Parish players who landed on the second team are Connor Dupuy of North Vermilion at wide receiver. Payton Gaspard of Kaplan landed on the second team as a punter.

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The NV senior soccer players: (left to right) -#3 Conner Patin #15 Connor Dupuy, #25 Kolby Hebert, #26 Connor Monceaux, #27 Kyle Romero, Coach Mark Patin #30, Joseph Sandoz #31 Brett Saltzman, #33 Brandt Guidry, #38 Kelly Romero, #40 Jacob Dupont, and #1 GK Thaddeus Palma.

Seniors propel North Vermilion soccer to school best 17 wins

At the beginning of the season, one parent went up to North Vermilion Head Soccer Coach Mark Patin to voice his opinion about the season. The parent wanted predictions for the upcoming season.
Patin responded by saying, “We will be alright.”
The Patriots turned out to be better than alright. They turned out to be great.
NV, in its 11th season of soccer, finished with an 17-4-4 record (not counting Kaplan game on Saturday) and the winners of District 3.

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Erath girls need win over North Vermilion on Friday

The Erath Lady Bobcats (13-7) have a lot riding on Friday’s home game against the North Vermilion Lady Patriots (20-4).
Tip-off is set for around 6:15 p.m. The boys will follow.
Both teams are a lock to the Class 3A playoffs, but both teams are not a lock to play a home game in the first round.
The top 16 teams earn a home game in the first round of the playoffs.
As of today, according to the LHSAA, Erath is seeded No. 17 and would have to travel if the pairings were announced today.
NV is seeded No. 9.

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Ashailee Brailey (right) made five 3-pointers for Southeastern University.

Former VC basketball player has great game for Southeastern University

HAMMOND – It was only a matter of time until former VC standout Ashailee Brailey found it.
On Wednesday, Brailey, in her first year at Southeastern Louisiana, scored a college-career high 21 points to help lead the Lady Lions to a 69-58 Southland Conference victory over Northwestern State in women’s basketball action Wednesday evening in the University Center.
The Lady Lions (4-15, 2-6 Southland) snapped a four-game losing streak with Wednesday’s victory. SLU outscored Northwestern State (9-10, 3-5 Southland), 46-26, after halftime.

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Sasha Rudd (right) defends Ainsley Mallet of VC. Rudd is from Kaplan and attends LCA in Lafayette.

Kaplan native finds new family, friends at LCA

LAFAYETTE - Sasha Rudd, as a freshman at Kaplan High, was looking for a new place to attend high school and improve her basketball skills.
She thought about Vermilion Catholic High School but came to the conclusion it was not a good fit.
Then she looked north at Lafayette Christian Academy, on the northside of Lafayette, near I-10.
She toured the campus and fell in love with the faculty and students. She found her new home.
Today, two years later, Rudd is a starter on one of the best basketball teams in Acadiana and in Class A.



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