Ville Platte High’s Tye’Wuan Byers (1) tries to dribble past a Lakeview defensive player in its game Friday night. Ville Platte fought its way back from a 12 point deficit to defeat the Gators 85-79 in double overtime to move on in the Class 2A playoffs. The Bulldogs head to Lake Charles for the next round. (Gazette photo by Sylis Manuel)

Lake City bound

VILLE PLATTE -- In dramatic fashion, the Ville Platte Bulldogs secured a spot in the LHSAA Class 2A state semi-finals with a thrilling 85-79 double overtime win over the Lakeview Gators Friday nigh

Ville Platte High’s Terrian Roy (23) goes high up in the air for a shot against a MLK Charter defender Tuesday night. Ville Platte took down the Jaguars 81-57 in the second round of the LHSAA Class 2A playoffs. The Bulldogs move on to the quarterfinals on Friday where they will face the Lakeview Gators at home. (Gazette photo by Sylis Manuel)

Eight is great

VILLE PLATTE -- Good things happen when you put in the hard work. Just ask the Ville Platte High Bulldog basketball team.

Sacred Heart’s Wyatt Fontenot (3) gets a pass off to the corner in their playoff game against St. Frederick Friday night. The Trojans dropped a heartbreaker to St. Frederick, 45-42, to get eliminated from the LHSAA playoffs. (Gazette photo by Yvette Jagneaux)


VILLE PLATTE -- Despite a valiant second half effort, the Sacred Heart Trojans were ousted from the LHSAA Division IV playoffs with a 45-42 heartbreaking loss to the St.


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