Basile High wrestler Gavin Christ has an opponent right where he wants him. The senior grappler was awarded the Wrestler of the Year in Louisiana by Wrestling Insider Magazine after a perfect 62-0 mark this past season. Christ won his third state championship in February and is 133-3 in his career. (Photo courtesy of Cassie Christ)

Making his mark

BASILE -- To say that Basile standout wrestler Gavin Christ had a great season in 2017-18 would be like saying that Louisiana summers are hotter than hell.

The Ville Platte Girl’s Softball Association 8U All-Stars pose with their rings won this past weekend in Broussard. The All-Stars came back from the loser’s bracket to win five games in a row in claiming the tournament championship. Ville Platte will be back in action next weekend in Broussard. Standing in the back row are Coaches Nick Veillon, Brandon Fontenot, Thomas St. Cyr and Brett Doucet. Standing in the middle row are Karlee LaFleur, Layla Fontenot, Jenna Veillon, Sydia Mae Ortego, Maci Droddy, Cheyanne Maricle and Coach Sunny LaHaye. Kneeling in front are Addison Drummond, Jailee “Toochie” Edwards, Riley St. Cyr, Janiah Leday, Morgan Tezeno, Aida-Lyse Johnson and Eliza LaHaye. (Photo courtesy of Sunny Lahaye)

Gathering hardware

BROUSSARD -- It did not take long for the VPGSA 8U All-Stars to make their mark on the post-season, as they came out of the loser’s bracket to take home the championship trophy in a USSSA tournamen


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