Ville Platte High’s Ernest Roberts (25) and Rayville High’s Nashaun Ellis (11) extend high for the opening tip-off of the game. Ville Platte was bounced from the second round of the LHSAA Class 2A playoffs by the No. 1 ranked Hornets. Ville Platte ended the season with an overall record of 17-12. (Gazette photo by Yvette Jagneaux)

Feeling the sting

RAYVILLE – There was no doubt that it would be a tough task for the Ville Platte Bulldogs to come into a hostile environment and knock out the best team in the state in Class 2A.

Sacred Heart third baseman Christian Duplechin (11) attempts to throw out a runner, while pitcher Cannon Beaver looks on. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

Trojans collect win over Panthers; fall on road to Knights

VILLE PLATTE -- So far this week, the Sacred Heart baseball team is dead even in terms of wins and losses, as they picked up a 6-3 victory at home against Bunkie on Monday and lost a tough 2-1 deci

Ville Platte High senior swing man Tyran Jones (1) gets fouled on his lay-up attempt by a Vidalia defender. Ville Platte picked up the win over the Vikings in run-away fashion and will move on to Regionals in Class 2A. (Gazette photo Yvette Jagneaux)

Motivated victory

BASILE -- Simply being in the playoffs once again should have been enough motivation for the Ville Platte Bulldogs as they hosted the Vidalia Vikings Friday night in Basile.


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