Kayakers John Bienvenu and James Bienvenu of Lafayette come into a checkpoint on placid Bayou Teche in the Tour du Teche 135. The 275-mile Tour de la Riviere Rouge, with no checkpoints, no mandatory overnight stops, will be a lot more challenging for one- and two-paddler teams. (Photo: Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

Effective May 1, early registration is open for all Tour du Teche paddle races, including the exciting new ubermarathons being launched from Shreveport-Bossier City, the Tour de la Rivière Rouge and 410 de Louisiane. And for the first time, online registration is available through Webscorer.

On Saturday at the Class 1A state softball semifinal in Sulphur, No. 4 Central Catholic beat No. 1 Catholic High-Point Coupee, 1-0, and then defeated No. 3 Cedar Creek, 6-4, in the championship game to win the Class 1A state title. Above, Central Catholic’s Megan Landry pitches during earlier season at Berwick’s Lady Panther Classic. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

Central Catholic defeated Cedar Creek, 6-4, Saturday to win the Class 1A Louisiana High School Athletic Association softball state title in Sulphur, according to lhsaaonline.org.

T.J. Ruffin, Central Catholic High School’s third baseman, makes a throw to first base during the Eagles romp of the Delhi Charter Gators. Central Catholic heads to second-round action next week against the winner of the Ascension Episcopal-Ascension Christian game set for 6 p.m. Saturday.
The Daily Review/Corwin Murray

AMELIA — Central Catholic pounded Delhi Charter into submission, 19-0, in first-round playoff action Thursday.

Kayakers John Bienvenu and James Bienvenu of Lafayette come into a checkpoint on placid Bayou Teche in the Tour du Teche 135. The 275-mile Tour de la Riviere Rouge, with no checkpoints, no mandatory overnight stops, will be a lot more challenging for one- and two-paddler teams. (Photo: Ron J. Berard/Tour du Teche)

On Saturday at the Class 1A state softball semifinal in Sulphur, No. 4 Central Catholic beat No. 1 Catholic High-Point Coupee, 1-0, and then defeated No. 3 Cedar Creek, 6-4, in the championship game to win the Class 1A state title. Above, Central Catholic’s Megan Landry pitches during earlier season at Berwick’s Lady Panther Classic. (The Daily Review/Geoff Stoute)

T.J. Ruffin, Central Catholic High School’s third baseman, makes a throw to first base during the Eagles romp of the Delhi Charter Gators. Central Catholic heads to second-round action next week against the winner of the Ascension Episcopal-Ascension Christian game set for 6 p.m. Saturday.
The Daily Review/Corwin Murray

Helping Hearts honors Edward B. Jones

Edward B. Jones was the 2015 honoree at Saturday's Helping Hearts Foundation banquest at the St. Mary Senior Citizen Center. Jones founded St. Mary'schapter of 100 Black Men and worked as an NAACP voter empowerment coordinator for Louisiana in 2004. To his left is Erica Johnson Rose, assistant district attorney, who was the banquet's guest speaker.
The Daily Review/ Bill Decker
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The Tri-City Helping Hearts Foundation honored one St. Mary Parish man who has been active in civil rights causes and and heard from a St.

They're cleaning up Morgan City

Members of the Morgan City High School Junior ROTC program pick up litter Saturday under the bridge at Federal Avenue and Greenwood. The Great American Clean-Up event targeted bridge entrance and exit ramps in Morgan City.
The Daily Review/Bill Decker

Morgan City should be feeling a little cleaner than it was when Saturday started. Maybe about a ton cleaner.

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JUDGE CURTIS SIGUE AND BALDWIN ALDERMAN HERBERT BELL tossed out the ceremonial first pitch Saturday, marking the start of the Baldwin Little League Saturday at the Baldwin Park.

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THE BOLD AND THE BEAUTIFUL: Maya and Carter confronted Nicole, who almost told Wyatt that Maya is transgender.

Obituaries

Memorial services will be conducted for Charl Lea Shinn Barrilleaux, 67, on Wednesday, May 6, 2015, at 10 a.m., at the First Baptist Church in Franklin with the Rev.

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