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LAKE CHARLES — Going into the final round on Saturday at the Louisiana High School Finals Rodeo, Sulphur High School sophomore Brooklyn Gunter knew her hopes of winning the pole bending state championship would come down to the wire. But she didn’t let the pressure get to her and won by just…

MONROE – Top-ranked West Monroe flexed its muscle on Friday with 12 hits to win 9-1 over No. 9 Sulphur in the first game of a best-of-three quarterfinal playoff series.

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With a No. 3 ranking, the Sam Houston Broncos are obviously loaded with talented players but it has been a pair of two-way stars that have been the most important piece of the puzzle that has them in the quarterfinals for the first time since 2013.

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The last two Division I state girls golf tournaments have been dominated by the Sulphur Lady Tors but quest for their third straight state title could be the toughest one yet.

LAKE CHARLES — The top-five matchup between No. 2 Barbe and No. 3 Sam Houston on Thursday didn’t disappoint the sellout crowd at Barbe High School. The game went down to the wire with the Buc left fielder Tanner Littleton coming up with a big play at the end to seal the 1-0 win.

A look back at some of the top individual performances during the eighth week (April 10th through April 16th) of the 2017 prep softball and baseball season in the Southwest Daily News coverage area.

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MOSS BLUFF — The Sulphur Tors were looking to win three straight District 3-5A track and field championships for the first time since 1993 but the Barbe Bucs ended the Tors streak at two on Tuesday at Sam Houston High School.

WESTLAKE — Rain washed out the first round of the St. Louis Catholic Invitational but that didn’t put a damper on the competition on Wednesday as the host Saints edged Barbe and Sulphur for the boys’ team title at the National Golf Club of Louisiana.

A look back at some of the top individual performances during the seventh week (April 2nd through April 9th) of the 2017 prep softball and baseball season in the Southwest Daily News coverage area.