Ville Platte’s John Aaron Soileau takes a cut at a ball during a game earlier this season. Ville Platte finished as the runner-up at the Dixie Youth South Regional Tournament this past weekend. (Gazette photo by Yvette Jagneaux)

Amazing effort

VIDALIA -- Despite a valiant comeback attempt after a loss, the Ville Platte Minor All-Stars fell just short of a championship trophy and a shot at the state title as they were defeated by Morgan C

Thomas Scully talks to the Sacred Heart softball team after a game this past season. Scully has coached since 1992 when he started as an assistant on the Barbe Buccaneer football staff. (Photo courtesy of Ross Boudreaux)

Flying like an Eagle

ALEXANDRIA – When an opportunity knocks, there is a certain obligation to open the door.
That is just what Thomas Scully did.

New Orleans Saints’ quarterback Drew Brees looks toward the opening of training camp that begins on July 25 in Metairie. (Photo courtesy of The Advocate)

Saints do not dip into supplemental draft; open camp

For the first time since 2010, more than one NFL team dipped its toe into the waters of the NFL’s supplemental draft, the annual option for players whose circumstances changed after the deadline to


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