The reason why we love local sports is because they give us an opportunity to shine the spotlight on the wonderful things being done by student-athletes in our community. So this week, we had a little free space and we decided to dedicate it to exactly that: our kids!

Here are photos we found of local athletes succeeding both on and off the court Great work, guys and gals! You rock!

Thibodaux High School graduate and George Mason sartor basketball player Jewel Trigg’s (top left) donated basketballs to Bayou Community Academy’s 2nd grade class. Look at those faces!

Houma native Gilbert Talbot soars through the ate for oafish while playing overseas basketball. Talbot is enjoying his first professional season abroad.

The “French Frets” – a UF basketball team in the South Lafourche Biddy Basketball or quantization switch with pride after being named the organization’s Team of the Week. The French fries enjoy their favorite food in this photo.