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HANSON’S SHORT STOP LUKE LANCON makes the tag Wednesday at Amar Lancon Field. The AES Blue Gators rallied for an 8-5 State Class 1A playoff win over the Hanson Memorial Tigers.

Ascension rallies past Hanson in 8-5 victory

Jeffrey Elkins ripped a homer and a double while supporting the pitching of SeanMicheal Brady as the No. 11 seed Ascension Episcopal School Blue Gators rallied for an 8-5 win over the No.

HANSON’S BAYLEE YOUNG, above, celebrates her two-run homer with teammates Saturday at the Hanson Memorial Lady Tigers Softball Complex. No. 6 seed Hanson will head to the Division IV quarterfinals at Frasch Park in Sulphur against No. 3 seed Cedar Creek Thursday at 2:30 p.m. Below, the Hanson Memorial senior baseball players Chase Mensman, Luke Lancon, Luke Rodriguez, Noah Judice, Peyton Trahan, Skyler Fitch and Spencer Bishop are shown above. The Tiger seniors will be honored tonight at 5 prior to Hanson’s Division IV playoff contest against the Ascension Episcopal School Blue Gators which is set for 6 p.m. at the Amar Lancon Field.

Hanson advances in Division IV after dramatic win

Casey Fitzgerald smacked the walk-off homerun while Baylee Young clubbed a pair of homers in the Hanson Memorial Lady Tigers’ dramatic 12-9 eight-innings victory over the Houma Christian Lady Warri

HANSON’S BAYLEE YOUNG stands in the circle during Saturday’s Division IV regional playoff victory over Houma Christian at the Hanson Memorial Lady Tigers Softball Complex. Young smacked a pair of home runs while also earning the win in the circle to help the Lady Tigers. Hanson’s Casey Fitzgerald belted a three-run game-winning homer, lifting the Lady Tigers to a 12-9 win in eight innings. Hanson will play Cedar Creek in the quarterfinals of the LHSAA State Tournament in Sulphur on Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

CENTERVILLE’S GAGE BURGESS slides into second base during Friday’s action at the Centerville Bulldogs Baseball Field. Centerville will play host to Lincoln Prep on Wednesday at 4 p.m. in the opening round of the State Class A Baseball Playoffs.

FRANKLIN’S RUSTON BERTRAND tosses out this West St. Mary batter Friday at the FSHS Baseball Field. Franklin and West St. Mary will play in the 2017 LHSAA Baseball Playoffs which begin today. West St. Mary will travel to face Sterlington today at 4:30 p.m. in the State Class 2-A opener. Franklin will take to the road to battle South Beauregard on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in the State Class 3-A playoffs.

Four local teams make first round of playoffs

Four area teams will be included in the first-round pairings for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Baseball Playoffs with the LHSAA releasing the baseball playoff brackets Sunday for a

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