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By Dan Perrine
For The Record 

Six student athletes sign scholarships


Last updated 4/9/2024 at 9:50am

Abby Broussard has been on the Lady Bobcat varsity team the last three seasons and will play softball at Clarendon College next season

Six student athletes signed scholarships on Wednesday, April 3, to play their sports at the college level. Five of the seniors are graduating from Little Cypress Mauriceville High School and one will graduate from Orangefield High School.

The five students signing at Little Cypress Mauriceville participant in four different extracurricular activities including softball, basketball, football, and fishing. The student from Orangefield has been in the school's softball program all four of her years at the high school.

Abby Broussard has played on the varsity Orangefield Lady Bobcats in softball the last three seasons and will be playing at Clarendon College located in the Texas Panhandle. "It's always exciting for kids to have the opportunity to play at the next level, so I'm really glad Abby's taking advantage of that opportunity and giving herself a chance. She's done great things the past four years for us, being really consistent, and doing everything we ask her to do," her Coach Rebekah Ragsdale responded.

Softball has also allowed Jacelyn Cook at LCM to earn a scholarship to attend Northeast Texas College near Mount Pleasant. Softball Coach Dena Adkins commented, "Jacelyn has been a great ball player the last four years starting on the varsity as a freshman. She found her niche at second base. She's always put her all in to it and that's why she started as a freshman on varsity. Jacelyn does not hold back, and if she takes that attitude to college she'll have a successful two years, and I hope she still loves the game and will keep on playing."

A dominant player for Little Cypress Mauriceville in basketball the last four years has been Alantheon Winn who be exhibiting his skills on the hard court at Lee College in Baytown beginning next season. "Alantheon has been the guy for us. He has been a four year starter for the Bears. He has led this program for a long time and helped put a couple banners on this wall back here with the success the Bears had with 'Lan performing like he did. I can't tell you how proud of you I am," Bear basketball Coach Brad Jeffcoat expressed.

Fishing is a competitive sport and skill in that endeavor has earned Jacob Longlais a scholarship to Drury University in Springfield, Missouri. Jacob's coach Nellie Miller pointed out, "We've had several of our anglers in the past go on to be part of the fishing teams at Lamar State College Orange, but this is our first time for a big university that is out of state. Jacob Longlais has been beyond and above. This young man this last year was All American for the whole nation, Jacob was one of only ten chosen from the some four hundred that were nominated."

Coach Dena Adkins said if Jacelyn Cook gives it her all at Northeast Texas like she has at LCM she will be successful there too

Head Football Coach and Athletic Director Eric Peevey of Little Cypress Mauriceville had the honor of recognizing two of his players Daunte Greer and Luke McDow. "Daunte and Luke were part of my first freshman class when I was hired by the school district. I was told that class was not a very solid group, but they bought in one hundred percent of what we believed in, and they worked their absolute tails off. A lot of those kids quit, but these two never even had quitting cross their minds. Daunte and Luke went from being part of a class that most said was not very good to be a part of a senior class that was the first football team ever to have three winning seasons in a row in LCM history," Peevey reminded.

Greer will be attending Friends University a NAIA division two school in Kansas. McDow as a senior was a finalist for the Willie Ray Smith Award and will be attending McPherson College in Kansas.


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