NVMS seventh grader Joellei Benoit (middle) tries to block a 8th grader during practice.

Joellei Benoit was 8 years old when she knew being a cheerleader was not something she wanted to do. What caught her eye was what was happening on the football field - a lot of tackling and hitting. Tackle football was different and it looked exciting from her point of view as an 8-year-old.

VC quarterback Hunter Frith hands the ball off to freshman Kalix Broussard in the fourth period.

When the game was over, classmates of VC freshman Kalix Broussard came up to him and congratulated him for how well he played against the bigger Catholic High Panthers. One female classmate told him, “I did not know you play varsity.”

The day before Coach Gary Adkins is going to have tests done, he was busy helping the players change their decal on their helmet at school on Thursday.

While most high school head football coaches are preparing for their first game of the season, Abbeville Head Football Coach Gary Adkins is also doing that, plus, he is preparing to have a brain scan and a biopsy this morning. Doctors found cancer in a thyroid gland in his neck earlier this week.

NVMS seventh grader Joellei Benoit (middle) tries to block a 8th grader during practice.

VC quarterback Hunter Frith hands the ball off to freshman Kalix Broussard in the fourth period.

The day before Coach Gary Adkins is going to have tests done, he was busy helping the players change their decal on their helmet at school on Thursday.

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Chase ends in sugarcane field

The chase ended in a sugarcane field north of Erath.

At approximately 9:50 a.m. on Aug. 17, Vermilion Parish Sheriff’s Deputies responded to a complaint that two male subjects were beating a female in the middle of Woodlawn Road near Maurice.

20 Years Later

Attending the 20-year reunion were a handful of players and three coaches. It was 20 years this week the team won the World Series. The winning trophy has been at Coach Jesse Faulk’s home for the last 20 years. In the picture are (front row, left to right) assistant coach Buddy Cabrol, Kelly Richard Jr., Byron Dozier, and Chris Bertrand. In the back row (l to r) are Hayden Neveaux, assistant coach Darren Duhon, head coach Jesse Faulk, Eric Toups and Ryan Meaux. (Missing in the photo is Steffan Primeaux, who was there but had to leave).

Twenty years almost to the date, a group of 12 year old boys made Vermilion Parish proud by winning the 11 & 12-year-old Bambino World Series at Sellers Field in Abbeville.

ARC of Vermilion moving to new location in Abbeville

This corner in downtown Abbeville will soon be transformed by the ARC of Vermilion.

Someone recently asked Janise Hardy if she heard the rumor of Goodwill moving to a location in downtown Abbeville.
Hardy smiled and politely corrected the rumor.

Sam Guarino Blacksmith Shop recognized at state conference

Pictured (L-R) at the Sam Guarino Blacksmith Shop are Councilman Francis
Plaisance, Charlene Beckett, Marleen Thompson, Mary Ann Guarino, Mayor Mark Piazza, Rita Gaurino, and Councilman Brady Broussard Jr.

What has become a popular stop in downtown Abbeville recently received some state-wide recognition.

Abbeville Fire Department battles blaze on Graceland

No one was home when the fire started around 9 p.m.

No one was home Thursday when a house on Graceland Avenue in Abbeville went up in flames.
Members of the Abbeville Fire Department responded to the call shortly after 9 p.m.

Alleged robber caught within 7 minutes

Raymond Broussard Jr.

On Thursday, at 4 p.m., officers of the Abbeville Police Department were dispatched to CVS in Abbeville for an armed robbery.

Erath's Coy LeBlanc trying to make name for himself in loaded backfield

EHS sophomore Coy LeBlanc was working with the first string on Wednesday.

ERATH - When you are the third running back in a loaded backfield that has a returning 1,000 yard rusher and a 1,000 yard passer, the chances of you touching the football looks bleak.

One Acadiana list ways to improve education in state

Margaret Trahan, president and CEO of the United Way of Acadiana, speaks.

LAFAYETTE - Louisiana still ranks low in education, and One Acadiana leaders have four ideas to possibly improve education in the state.
• Maintain standards and accountability

Abbeville Police arrest Lafayette man

Clifford Prejean

Abbeville Police arrested a Lafayette man late Wednesday on multiple gun and drug charges.
The arrest came as a result of extra patrol in the area.

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Sports

The Kaplan players hold up the trophy at the end of the game.

KAPLAN - The Peter Russo Trophy looks to have found a nice home in Kaplan.

Lifestyle

Rosalee Mae Toups
A daughter, Rosalee Mae Toups, was born August, 4, 2015, at Women’s and Children’s Hospital to Mr. and and Mrs. Ted Toups.
Mrs. Toups is the former Megan Dubois.

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