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Mamou exits playoffs with quarterfinal loss

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BATON ROUGE -- To take on one of the top teams in the country, let alone in the state is a tall task by itself.
But to also take on a team that has outscored their first two playoff opponents by an average of 78 points a game is another story.

Ville Platte drops quarterfinal game to Madison High

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Ville Platte High’s Brandon Thomas (30) goes up to try and block a shot against a Madison High opponent, while teammate Tyran Jones (1) looks on. Ville Platte fell 51-40. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

VILLE PLATTE -- A 19-0 run in the final 4:47 of the game allowed the Madison High Jaguars to push past the Ville Platte High Bulldogs and take a 51-40 win in a Class 3A quarterfinal game here Friday night.

Mamou Lady Demons cannot complete comeback; fall to Rayville in 2A semis

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Mamou High’s Tia Gallow (23) looks to score underneath the basket in their Class 2A semi-final match-up with the Rayville Lady Hornets held Wednesday afternoon. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

HAMMOND – A valiant comeback attempt fell short in the fourth quarter, as the Mamou Lady Demons were eliminated from the playoffs with a 54-44 loss to the Rayville Lady Hornets in the state semi-finals here Wednesday afternoon.

Knight and day

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Ville Platte High forward Kealogah Calvin (23) goes up for a jump shot in the paint against South Beauregard while Tyreonna Doucet (35) awaits a possible rebound. The Lady Bulldogs fell to the Lady Knights in the Class 3A semi-finals Wednesday night in Hammond. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

HAMMOND – In a game of contrasts and offensive runs, the Ville Platte Lady Bulldogs could not hold on to a nine-point fourth quarter lead, as they fell to the South Beauregard Lady Knights 60-56 in the Class 3A semi-finals here Wednesday night.

Basile High wrestling team competes at state tourney

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Culminating an outstanding season for the Basile Bearcat wrestling team, nine BHS
grapplers placed in the top nine at the recent Louisiana High School Athletic Association's
Division III Wrestling Meet held in Shreveport. Leading the list of Basile wrestlers were


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