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Belize's Heart of Darkness

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The interior of Belize is an enchanted place, covered with impenetrable jungle, split by raging rivers with towering falls, filled with oddities like the black poisonwood tree that will make your hand swell up like a catcher’s mitt if you touch it. There in the dark, dense tangle roam the jaguar, fer-de-lance, and other feral creatures.

The Rodriguez 1000: No offense intended

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Just add line.

Some of the most fun I’ve ever had fishing was with 12-pound-test monofilament wound around a longneck beer bottle. What we used to call a Rodriguez 1000. A hand line.

‘Big boat’ first in Chitimacha 20

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FASTER THAN EVER – Team Pont Breaux, overall winners of the Chitimacha 20, display their first-in-class medals. Shown are (from left) racer director Ray Pellerin (in back); host Jackie Junca, secretary-treasurer of the Chitimacha Tribal Council; paddlers Conrad, Carson and Peyton Pellerin, and Pat Guidry; and Rick Wimberley of PSC Industrial Services, a sponsor. (Ken Grissom)

Team Pont Breaux, consisting this year of teenage triplets Carson, Conrad and Peyton Pellerin and Pat Guidry in a four-man kayak, busted their record in the Chitimacha 20 Saturday by 5 minutes and 39 seconds.

Race to the reservation Saturday

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THEY RIDE ON SNAKE BAYOU’ reads the above quote in Chitimacha. The artwork adorns T-shirts worn by members of the tribe as they man their popular checkpoint during the fall Tour du Teche. “Teche” is how the word qukx sounded to French ears.

The Chitimacha 20, a marathon for canoes, kayaks and other paddle craft, will be held Saturday, May 14.
The race is 20 miles from New Iberia City Park to the Chitimacha Tribal Reservation in Charenton.

Breaux Bridge rolling through 4A playoffs

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SAFE AT HOME — Luke Huval of Breaux Bridge scores a run as the ball (just above umpire’s knee) gets away from the South Terrebonne catcher. Julian Leon (8) looks on from his on-deck spot. The No. 5 Tigers swept the two-game series against the Gators, 6-5, 7-5, this past weekend to advance to the quarterfinal round of the state Class 4A playoffs against No. 4 Tioga.
(Kalyb Boudreaux)

Breaux Bridge – After missing out on the playoffs last year for the first time since head coach Kyle Cormier took over the program in 2001, the Breaux Bridge Tigers were hungry for playoff success when the 2016 season got underway earlier this year.

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