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Myles Hutchinson gets ready to shoot a free throw for McNeese.

Hutchinson, McNeese play hoop in Bahamas

LAKE CHARLES – McNeese men’s basketball had quite the experience last week in the Bahamas where the Cowboys faced off against three of the island’s professional teams at the BBF Summer of Thunder event.
But there was more to the trip than just the winning, it was a valuable experience for everyone involved with the Cowboy program from the competition on the court to the team bonding off the floor.

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Andre LeBlanc (middle) is this year’s winner of the Todd LaPorte award. Standing on Andre’s right is his father, Eric. Troy LaPorte (left) is Todd’s brother.

Andre LeBlanc wins VC’s 2019 Todd LaPorte Award

Vermilion Catholic graduate Todd LaPorte was the type of person who helped his community and school but did it behind the scene and did not let everyone know how or what he was contributing.
At the age of 53, Laporte passed away in March of 2019.
As way to keep his memory going, the LaPorte family and Vermilion Catholic family wanted to do something special.
Vermilion Catholic found a way to keep LaPorte’s legacy alive by naming a football award in his honor. Before the season begins, the head football coach will name one athlete who lives the way LaPorte did.

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The 2019 Abbeville High Volleyball team took a team photo outside at the football stadium. . This will be their third year playing varsity volleyball. (photo by Shannon Feehery)

Improving Each Year: Abbeville volleyball team eager to build on last year’s success

When a volleyball team ends the season with a 9-14 overall record, some would argue it was a terrible year. For the Abbeville Lady Wildcats Volleyball Team, nine wins is a great season. The Lady Wildcats won nine matches last year which is twice as many wins as the year before. 
With the 2019 season fast approaching, the Lady Wildcats plan to build on those wins with the help of eight seniors. 
AHS Volleyball head coach Ashley Boudreaux is looking forward to this season.

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The Class of 2010 won the Competitive Division.

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The Class of 1996 won the Recreation Division.

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The Class of 2007 finished second in the Competitive Division.

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The Class of 1992 finished second in the Recreational Division.

Top finishers of NVHS Alumni Tournament

The winners are as follows:
Champions-Competitive Bracket-
Class of 2010
Champions- Recreational Bracket-
Class of 1996
Runner-Up- Competitive Bracket-
Class of 2007
Runner-Up- Recreational Bracket-
Class of 1992
Beer Drinking Champions (2nd year in a row)-
Class of 1998

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