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LHSAA reveals 2017 playoff bracket

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Three Evangeline parish football teams have worked their way into the post-season and will begin their quest for the State Championship this coming Friday night, as the LHSAA reveled the 2017 playoff brackets Sunday afternoon.

Phase II

Phase I of the Sacred Heart Trojan football season has been completed. Now it is time to begin Phase II.

Historical win

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Pine Prairie running back JJ Sims (6) follows the block of teammate Joel Franks (24) as he tries to pick up positive yardage. Sims and the Panthers defeated Ville Platte 26-6 Friday night for the Panther’s first win over the Bulldogs in school history. Pine Prairie is now 1-1 on the year (Gazette photo Nicholas Jagneaux)

PINE PRAIRIE -- The last two seasons, the Pine Prairie Panthers have made school history by putting together back-to-back three win seasons.

Trojans drop first game of series in regional playoffs

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Sacred Heart’s Alec Gotro looks to crush a ball at the plate in a game earlier this season. The Trojans fell to St. Charles in game one of a three game playoff series Friday. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

LAPLACE -- It did not go well for the Sacred Heart Trojan baseball team Friday afternoon, as they dropped the first game of a best two out of three series to the St. Charles Comets in the regional round of the Division III playoffs by the score of 10-0.

Bombs away!

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Pine Prairie High catcher Sara Tate tries to slide safely into third base in a game played earlier in the playoffs. The Lady Panthers advanced to the state semi-finals after defeating the No. 5 seeded Winnfield Lady Tigers at the state tournament in Sulphur on Friday afternoon. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

SULPHUR -- The Pine Prairie Lady Panthers inched one step closer to a Class 3A state softball title after defeating the Winnfield Lady Tigers 7-2 in the quarterfinals of the LHSAA State Softball Tournament here Friday afternoon.


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