Ville Platte High’s Ernest Roberts (4) ascends into the air to put up a jump shot against Springfield Friday night. Ville Platte defeated the Livingston Parish team 82-31 to advance to the second round of the playoffs. (Gazette photo by Yvette Jagneaux)


VILLE PLATTE -- The Ville Platte Bulldogs controlled the Springfield Bulldogs in all aspects of the game, overpowering the Livingston Parish squad in a dominating 82-31 LHSAA Class 2A first round w

Ville Platte High guard Jahmal Byers (2) tries to find a teammate in a game played earlier this season. The No. 4 seed Bulldogs will host Springfield in the first round of the LHSAA Class 3A playoffs tomorrow night. Game time is set for 7 p.m. (Gazette file photo)

Searching for a title

It has been a long time coming, but the quest for the state title begins in earnest tomorrow night for all five of the Evangeline Parish hard court teams.

Sacred Heart’s Amanda Bergeron drives toward the baseline against a St. Ed’s defender in Thursday’s first round playoff game. Sacred Heart fell to the Lady Blue Jays 45-32, eliminating them from the playoffs. (Gazette photo by Yvette Jagneaux

Rhythm lost

EUNICE -- As good as the Sacred Heart offense was in the first half of their LHSAA Division IV first round playoff game against St.


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