Before this year, the Lafayette High girls baskeball team had never advanced past the second round of the playoffs. Coming off a history-making semi-final win against Pontchatoula Tuesday, the girls (28-4) play top-seeded Archbishop Chapelle Saturday at 6:30 p.m. for the Class 5A state championship in the Top 28 tournament in Monroe.
The Lady Lions' semifinal game against Pontchatoula went down to the wire. The Lions were down by two points with 29.2 seconds on the clock when Breanne Guy sunk a three-pointer, bringing the score to 50-49.
The victory was all the sweeter for the Lions, who had fallen to Pontchatoula on Dec. 27 by a score of 75-31.
David Calhoun and Elizabeth “EB” Brooks are the first two employees of Lafayette Central Park Inc., the nonprofit charged with turning Lafayette Consolidated Government’s 100-acre Johnston Street Horse Farm property into a passive public park. Calhoun was named executive director, and Brooks is director of planning and design.
Is it a crime for citizens to photograph, video, or take notes of a police officer in the line of duty, or a right protected by the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution? Locally, such activity, as witnessed recently, will at the very least result in a night spent behind bars.
There will soon be a whole lot of shakin’ going on at Benny’s Sportshack Supplement Depot, a new concept by Opelousas native Benny Nele. Located at 2002 Johnston St., the supplement shop, smoothie bar and café, featuring hot off the press paninis and wraps, plans to open in late May.