Accolades were handed out Wednesday by the Sun Belt Conference, and several Ragin’ Cajun football players were among the honorees. Guard Brad Bustle and center Chris Fisher (right; photo by Robin May) were named to the Sun Belt first-team offense, while punter Spencer Ortego was named a first-team specialist. Tight end Ladarius Green made the second team offense, joined on the other side of the ball by linebacker Antwyne Zanders. Defensive back Dwight Bentley and linebacker Grant Fleming earned honorable mention.
For more on Fisher and his future prospects, see The Independent Weekly's Aug. 26, 2009 cover story, "Big Fish."
After winning the Sun Belt Conference’s Offensive Player of the Week
award for a record six times this season, Troy quarterback Levi Brown,
a senior, was named Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year.
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.
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.