Central Catholic’s Greg Leger slides safely into third base, while Cedar Creek third baseman Aaron Clark awaits the throw during Thursday’s Class 1A quarterfinal contest in Ruston. Leger finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI as Class 1A’s top-ranked team defeated No. 9 Cedar Creek, 8-4, to advance to its fifth straight semifinal appearence May 13 at McMurray Park in Sulphur. The Eagles now will await their semifinal opponent, which will be determined today when No. 5 Hanson Memorial hosts No. 13 Catholic-Pointe Coupee.

Central Catholic’s Blake Hidalgo celebrated his junior ring ceremony Thursday morning at Central Catholic, a rite of passage for a soon-to-be senior.
A Berwick man is in serious condition at a Baton Rouge hospital after an SUV struck his bicycle Thursday evening on La. 70 in Morgan City, police said. Morgan City police received a report at 5:59 p.m. Thursday of a crash involving a cyclist on La. 70 near Lake End Park between the judges’ stand and Carillon Tower.

Samarick Paul

(The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Central Catholic’s Cade Minton had a goal to qualify for the state meet after missing the cut despite a great race at regionals a year ago. Samarick Paul just wanted to get back someway after an injury in August that wiped out much of his 2015-16 sports season.

Central Catholic’s Greg Leger slides safely into third base, while Cedar Creek third baseman Aaron Clark awaits the throw during Thursday’s Class 1A quarterfinal contest in Ruston. Leger finished 3-for-4 with two doubles and an RBI as Class 1A’s top-ranked team defeated No. 9 Cedar Creek, 8-4, to advance to its fifth straight semifinal appearence May 13 at McMurray Park in Sulphur. The Eagles now will await their semifinal opponent, which will be determined today when No. 5 Hanson Memorial hosts No. 13 Catholic-Pointe Coupee.

Samarick Paul

(The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Fifth Brittany’s Project event

Last weekend’s fifth Brittany’s Project Car Show and Fundraiser included, above, a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a center for individuals with disabilities to enjoy life through recreation, social events and support. Below, among the many highlights of the event was the cars and contests among owners. Brittany’s Project currently offers educational seminars on Medicaid, waivers, guardianship, wills and more as well as sponsoring a summer camp for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities each July. In addition, Brittany’s Project hosts an activity each month which can include a dance, Valentines party, prom, swimming, Thanksgiving dinner, Christmas party, movie night and more for its patrons to enjoy social interaction with their peers. (Photos by Colin Murphey)

Board closes schools

Supporters of M.D. Shannon Elementary School study the agenda for Monday's special St. Mary School Board meeting in Centerville. (The Daily Review/Bill Decker)

CENTERVILLE — By a pair of 7-4 votes Monday, the St. Mary Parish School Board carried through on plans to close M.D. Shannon Elementary in Morgan City and J.A.

Bicyclist retraces 1968 cross-country trek for cancer awareness

Andy Sninsky, 67, of Newport Beach, California, rides his bicycle Monday on Front Street in Morgan City. Sninsky is retracing the route he took in 1968 when he rode his bicycle across the country from California to New York. He is raising awareness about multiple myeloma, a cancer he was diagnosed with in 2008. (The Daily Review/Zachary Fitzgerald)

Andy Sninsky is living proof the human body can overcome adversity that may seem insurmountable.

St. Mary Sheriff’s Marine Division lends a hand in Grant Parish

In Grant Parish to help with flooding are, above from left, SMPSO Lt. Ross Mire, SMPSO Major Scott Anslum, Grant Parish Sheriff Steven McCain and SMPSO Sgt. Bart Lange. On the boat below from left to right are Anslum and Mire.

St. Mary Parish Sheriff Mark Hebert last week assigned members of the Marine Division to assist with flood recovery efforts in Grant Parish.

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Kayla Derouen and Peter Wiggins
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Della Derouen of Franklin wishes to announce the engagement and forthcoming marriage of her daughter, Kayla Renee Derouen, to Peter Thomas Wiggins, son of Farryl and Renee Wiggins of Bayou Vista.

Obituaries

Robert Morrison

Robert Morrison, 69, a native of Morgan City, Louisiana, and longtime resident of Santa Barbara, California, died Monday, April 25, 2016.

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