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Chief Imagineer

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Jacob “Timbo” Fontenot (left), Co-Founder of the Tee-Cotton Bowl, poses with his dad Tim (right) and the Tee-Cotton Bowl Trophy. The Fontenot duo have put the Tee-Cotton Bowl on the national map since its inception in 1999. The Tee-Cotton Bowl is slated for September 1. (Photo courtesy of Jacob Fontenot)

A number of people know the effort that Tim Fontenot has put out for the previous Tee Cotton Bowl and the monstrous renewal game coming up on September 1.

A family affair

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Sacred Heart assistant coach Brent Duplechin poses with his family following the Dixie Youth Minor’s Regional Tournament. Pictured above are (Bottom L to R): Betsy, John Michael, and Caroline. (Top L to R): Christian and Brent. Duplechin has coached since he was 18. (Photo courtesy of Betsy Duplechin)

If one is to get into the coaching profession, that person must be willing to sacrifice some things in order to be the best that you can be.

Getting physical

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Athletes from Pine Prairie, Sacred Heart and Ville Platte High wait outside of Health Works Rehab to get their free physicals. Health Works has gotten volunteer health care professionals to come and aid athletes in getting their physicals for the upcoming season for the last 14 years. (Gazette photo by Tracey Jagneaux)

In order to be an athlete on any level, one must be in top physical shape.
And to be an athlete for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association you must prove that you are in top physical shape.

Setting the bar

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Ville Platte's Destiny Lavigne comes up firing after fielding a ball during a game at the USSSA World Series. Ville Platte finished 2-1 in pool play and 2-2 in bracket play. (Photo courtesy of Sadie Ardoin)

GULF SHORES, AL -- When the Ville Platte Girl’s Softball Association 10U Select All-Stars arrived here last Wednesday, they were expecting to be placed in the Class C USSSA World Series tournament.

Hey Ole Miss, have I got a new head coach for you!!

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It has happened again.
Another high profile college coach has resigned amidst controversial circumstances.
This time it is Ole Miss head coach Hugh Freeze that paid the ultimate price, having to resign his position because of what he claims was a “misdialed” number.


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