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Pine Prairie wastes no time in running past Church Point

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Pine Prairie High second baseman Tori Bordelon throws a Church Point runner out from her knees after making a spectacular play. The Lady Panthers won 6-0. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

PINE PRAIRIE – It did not take the Lady Panthers long to establish their dominance in a 6-0 District 5-3A opening win over the Church Point Lady Bears here Wednesday afternoon.

Earning hardware

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Ville Platte High senior center, and recent UL-L signee, Tyreonna Doucet (35) goes up for a bucket against South Beauregard in the Class 3A semifinals. Doucet was named as the 2016-17 Most Valuable Player for District 5-3A. This was her first injury-free season in two years. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

A long hard court season turned into a huge success for Evangeline Parish high school basketball.

Pine Prairie goes 2-1 at Kinder tournament

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KINDER – Coming into the Kinder Tournament this past weekend, the Pine Prairie Lady Panther softball team had only dropped two games out of the first eight played. And, both of those losses came to softball powerhouses Acadiana and North Vermilion.

Learning curve

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Ville Platte High assistant coach Steve Deville (left) gives instruction on the mound to the Bulldog infielders during a time out in their game against Opelousas High played on Monday. Ville Platte fell to the Tigers and are now 0-7 on the season. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

OPELOUSAS – It was not the best of days for the Ville Platte Bulldog baseball team, as they dropped a 12-2 decision to the Opelousas Tigers here Monday afternoon.


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