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Major impact

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Ville Platte High center Tyreonna Doucet (35) goes up high for a lay-up against two Northwest High defenders, while teammate Miya McKinney (22) awaits a possible rebound. Ville Platte defeated Northwest 62-39 to claim the District 5-3A championship, by going a perfect 10-0. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

PRAIRIE RHONDE -- Two games with major impacts on the rest of the season took place here Tuesday night, as the Ville Platte Bulldogs and the Lady Bulldogs took on the Northwest Raiders and Lady Raiders.

Thomas signs with ULM while Edwards is headed to LSUA

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UL-M signee Tralon Thomas is pictured above with family and coaches at his signing day this past Wednesday. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

Three athletes with local ties sign on to continue playing career
This past couple of weeks Evangeline Parish was fortunate to have three players with ties to the parish sign on with state colleges to extend their career.

Sweeps abound for Ville Platte and Pine Prairie Friday night

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Ville Platte High forward Tyran Jones (right) plays tight defense against a Port Barre player in their first meeting this season. (Gazette file photo)

It was a sweet night for both Ville Platte High and Pine Prairie High, as each experienced doubleheader sweeps in their district match-ups Friday night.

Blowout bonanza

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Mamou High guard Carlos Burnes (4) takes down a rebound against Welsh Friday night, while teammate Lil’ Paul Williams (24) looks on. The Demons blew past the Greyhounds 78-46 to take their fifth district win of the season. Mamou will host Vinton on Tuesday. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

MAMOU -- A pair of close first-half games turned into blowouts, as the Mamou Demons and the Lady Demons rolled past the Welsh Greyhounds and Lady Greyhounds in District 4-2A action here Friday night.

Mamou, Pine Prairie split in road district contests Tuesday night

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Pine Prairie senior forward Sylus Carson (13) tries to drive past a Ville Platte High defender in a game held earlier this season. (Gazette file photo)

Both boy’s and girl’s teams from Mamou High and Pine Prairie High were on the road Tuesday night in ever so important district contests.

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