Basile High head football coach Kevin Bertrand was named as the Evangeline Parish Coach of the Year for the second year in a row. The veteran coach has guided his Bearcat squad to the playoffs every year, including a berth in the quarter-finals this past season. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Knowing how to win

BASILE -- It is hard enough to not only win consistently, but to also have the type of success that allows a program to feed upon that success year in and year out.

Valuable lessons

VILLE PLATTE -- Entering his freshman season, this year’s Evangeline Parish Offensive Most Valuable Player, Sacred Heart’s Wesley Launey, was thrown into the fire, having to start at probably the m

Ville Platte High’s Kayden Coward (3) goes up for a shot in the lane against a number of Avoyelle’s High defenders, while teammate Alyssa Soileau looks to grab a rebound. Ville Platte fell to the Lady Mustangs 43-34. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Taming the Mustangs

MOREAUVILLE -- Both the Ville Platte High Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs came to Avoyelles High School this past Friday night hoping to tame their respective Mustang opponents in hopes of picking up an


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