Ville Platte Head Coach Jorie Randle

New football seasons usually bring changes. No one expected that all five parish high schools would have one major change in common. For probably the first time in Evangeline Parish gridiron history, every high school football program will have new head coaches.
On Tuesday, August 5, Troupe d’Evangeline hosted its latest performance at the Northside Civic Center. The performance of “The Princess and the Pea,” directed by Travis Fontenot, featured a wonderful cast and the crowd enjoyed the performance. In the first photo, the cast is shown.
Ville Platte Police Chief Neal Lartigue reminds citizens that school will be starting soon and children’s safety is an important issue. Here are a few reminders to help keep all children safe this school year.

Ville Platte Head Coach Jorie Randle

VPHS track march towards state

With the State Track Meet just around the corner, the Ville Platte High Track teams have been marching on ever since they won the Evangeline Parish Track and Field Meet.

SH qualifies several athletes for state meet

The 4 x 100 meter team, from left to right, Erin Fontenot, Gabbie Andrepont, Hannah Fontenot and Natalie Earles.

Sacred Heart Head Coach and Athletic Director Robert Soileau saw several of his hard working ladies qualify for the State Track and Field Meet that will be held at LSU this weekend.

KFLA prepares to say "Hello Acadiana" live from Ville Platte

Mayor Jennifer Vidrine talks with Dwight Dugas, KFLA mews director, as a TV crew prepares for the live broadcast on Wednesday from the pavilion at the Northside Civic Center, while city employees make other preparations.

Photo is in “Steve 050714 (KFLA)” folder

Trojans stomp Rams, move on

Keaton Tate swipes second base with a head-first slide.

In Sacred Heart’s first round game of the Class 1A playoffs, they stomped the Rams of West St. John 14-1. The win moves the Trojans into the second round, where they will hit the road.

SHHS Tennis getting hot at the right time

2014 SHHS TENNIS TEAM - Standing, left to right, are Andrew Dupre, Ardyn Parks, Anne Christian Ardoin, Catherine Poche, Amy Sylvester, Moira Parks, Morgan Manuel, and Landon Fontenot. Kneeling, same order, are Ben Johnson, Alec Fontenot, Chris Vidrine, Conner Fontenot, Kyle LaFleur, and Seth Manuel. Not Shown are Emily Vidrine, Kelsey McDaniel and Grant Lee. The head coach is Debbie LaFleur and the Assistant coach is Dr. Scott Parks.

The Sacred Heart tennis unit is getting hot at the right time and the results are showing.

Spring planting at community garden begins

Local officials and residents celebrated the start of the second year of planting spring crops at the Community Garden, next to the Swamp Pop Museum on Railroad Street Wednesday afternoon.

Trojans draw Rams for home opener

Caleb Soileau connects with a pitch and drives it to the opposite field in a recent contest.

After competing in a very tough district, the Sacred Heart Trojans have earned a spot in the Class 1A Baseball Playoffs.

Trojans work hard in district, qualify for regional events

Mary Gil placed in the shot put and she advanced to regionals.

Several hardworking Trojan athletes performed well at the District 6-1A Track and Field Meet, which was held at Port Allen High School.

Vidrine takes McNeese Classic with javelin

John Paul Vidrine won his First NCAA meet Saturday, April 12th. Only a true freshman, he has been very competitive and successful.

Lady Demons blanked by Fisher

Mamou’s offense hit the ball hard all day Saturday. However, they hit it right at the Fisher defenders all game long.

Going into their second round game with Fisher, the Mamou Lady Demons felt as though they had a good chance to win.


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Terez Alfred sprints for pay dirt against the Mamou High defense.

The Ville Platte Bulldogs came away with a 13-6 victory over the Mamou Demons in the Evangeline Parish Jamboree Friday night.


AUGUST 26, MEETING - Bryan Leach with Ducks Unlimited, right, was the guest speaker for the August 26, meeting of the Ville Platte Rotary Club. He is shown with Rotarian Dan Poret, left, and Rotary President David Mayeux.

August 19, Meeting


August 14, 1936 - August 27, 2014
PINE PRAIRIE - Funeral services will be held for Kenneth Lee Hogan, 78, of Pine Prairie, at Friendship Baptist Church in Pine Prairie at 2 p.m., Saturday, August 30. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

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