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VPHS’s McKinney signs to play hoops at LSU at Eunice

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Ville Platte High senior forward Miya McKinney is all smiles as she signs on to play for the LSU-E Lady Bengals in 2017-2018. McKinney was a first team all-district and all-parish pick this past season for the Lady Bulldogs. (Gazette photo by Raymond Partsch III)

For almost every child growing up loving and playing a sport, reaching the goal of making it to the next level is a dream come true.
Such is the case for Ville Platte High’s Miya McKinney.

Cross-town tilt

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Sacred Heart second baseman Wesley Launey lays down a bunt for a base hit to lead things off against Ville Platte High on Thursday. The Trojans defeated the Bulldogs 8-1 in a cross-town tilt that occurred because both teams had previous games cancelled due to the weather. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

VILLE PLATTE -- With both teams losing games to the rains of Wednesday night, the Sacred Heart Trojans and the Ville Platte Bulldogs decided to get together for a little friendly diamond tilt at Aswell-Cappell field Thursday afternoon.

Pine Prairie wins again; Sacred Heart stumbles on the road

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Pine Prairie’s Karli Ortego lays down a bunt in a game earlier this season. The Lady Panthers are now two wins away from a district title after rolling past Port Barre 7-2.

The wins keep on coming for the Pine Prairie Lady Panthers softball team, as they cruised past the Port Barre Lady Red Devils 7-2 in a District 5-3A win on the road Tuesday afternoon.
With the win Pine Prairie is now 19-6 on the year and a perfect 8-0 in district play.

Sacred Heart garners huge non-district road win over Rayne

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Sacred Heart first baseman Madison Hernandez stretches to make an out in a game earlier this season. The Lady Trojans blew past Rayne on Monday scoring seven runs in their last at bat for a 14-6 non-district win

RAYNE – A seven run seventh inning was the major difference for the Sacred Heart Lady Trojans softball team, as they pulled away from the Rayne Lady Wolves in a 14-6 non-district win here Monday afternoon.

Valiant effort

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Pine Prairie shortstop Jordan Ardoin makes a tag and puts out a Port Barre runner trying to steal second base. The Panthers made a great comeback attempt effort against the Red Devils, but fell short in an 11-7 District 5-3A loss. Pine Prairie is now 2-2 in district play

PINE PRAIRIE – Despite a valiant effort at a comeback, the Pine Prairie Panthers baseball team fell to the Port Barre Red Devils 11-7 at home Tuesday afternoon in a District 5-3A contest.

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