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November 13th, 2012

Prep Grid Poll

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The final 2012 Louisiana Sports Writers Association football poll (compiled for regular season only):
CLASS 5A
1-Rummel, 9-0; 2-Barbe, 9-1; 3-West Monroe, 8-2; 4-Acadiana, ,7-2; 5-South Lafourche, 9-0; 6-Ouachita, 8-2; 7-West Jefferson, 7-2; 8-Jesuit, 7-2; 9-Dutchtown, 7-2; 10-Catholic Baton Rouge, 7-2; 11-St. Paul’s, 31; 12-New Iberia, 27; 13-Central, 26; 14-Airline, Parkway, 4 each; 16-Carencro, 1.
CLASS 4A

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Simsboro is champ

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SIMSBORO — Simsboro High went into the annual Choudrant High basketball tournament with a 5-0 record in boys’ action and came away with even more glitter on its early season performance.
The Tigers of Head Coach Lance Waldron captured the championship with a 50-38 win over Choudrant. Other wins were against Castor 48-43 and Summerfield 74-44.
Capsuling the top performers for Simsboro in each game:
• Vs. Castor: Daniel Ogunyemi, 16; Jamarco Brown, 10; Ron Abney, nine; Xavier Ogunyemi, eight.
• Vs. Summerfield: Duntavious Harris, 23; X. Ogunyemi, 13; D. Ogunyemi, 10; Abney, nine.

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Techsters bumped, 82-58

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It had been 30 years since Louisiana Tech University and South Carolina played in women’s basketball when they tangled on the Karl Malone Court of the Thomas Assembly Center on Monday night.
Apparently, there was no “rust” left on the Gamecocks.
With five players scoring in double figures, South Carolina (2-0) stormed past the Lady Techsters (0-2) with a dominating 82-58 victory in front of 1,525 fans.

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Choudrant’s Smith is state champion

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NATCHITOCHES — Brandon Smith is No. 1.
The Choudrant High School cross country star came away with Lincoln Parish’s only individual championship on Monday when the annual Louisiana High School Athletic Association cross country meet was held on the campus of Northwestern State University.
Smith captured top honors in Class B boys with a time of 16:32.72 and helped the Aggies finish No. 3 in the team standings with a total of 100 points.
Choudrant also had another Top 10 finisher in Nathan Anderson, who placed No. 5 with a time of 17:20.68.

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Warner honored on academic team

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Former Ruston High School star Stephen Warner was one of several Louisiana Tech University football players recognized for various honors on Monday.
The senior civil engineering major was joined by teammate and senior running back Ray Holley as an All-District 6 All-Academic honored by the College Sports Information Directors Association.
Other Bulldogs’ players cited for various honors this week:
• Quinton Patton: Senior wide receiver is one of 10 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award presented to the nation’s top collegiate wide receiver.

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Talton honored for Tech legacy

When one thinks of the Louisiana Tech University powerlifting program, one name invariably crops up: Billy Jack Talton.
If ever one individual put a sports team on the map at Tech for decades, then it’s the former Bulldogs’ football lineman.
He is the man who put the famed Tech program on the map. And now his name will be linked to that team forever.
In recent ceremonies connected with annual homecoming activities, the fitness room at the Lambright Intramural Sports Center was named in his honor.
It was an appropriate gesture by the university.

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Remember others this holiday

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If you’re having a hard time remembering which of the big holidays is in less than 10 days, it would be completely understandable.
As you walk into most stores or wander downtown, you’ll see that much of the world has decided to skip right over the food-coma inducing holiday and straight to Christmas. And, since the majority of savvy shoppers have at very least drawn out their gift-buying game plan — if they aren’t among those who finish shopping long before Thanksgiving — it’s good that stores are ready.

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Preparing the turkey

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The first time I cooked the Thanksgiving meal for my family, unfortunately I made a few mistakes. I want to take you step-by-step through the preparation of the turkey and share a few tried and true recipes so everyone will rant and rave about your delicious meal.

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Dubach man arrested for battery

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A Dubach man is in jail after allegedly trying to burn a 16-year-old’s face on a stove.
According to the arrest affidavit Christopher Lee Gerdes, 44, of 406 Virgin Road in Dubach, had allegedly been drinking all day on Nov. 11. His girlfriend’s grandchildren were over at the house, and he had reportedly been yelling at her grandsons to be quiet.
The woman’s 16-year-old granddaughter reportedly eventually told the suspect to leave her brothers alone.

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NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CITY OF RUSTON Sale of Scrap Materials as Surplus Movable Property

NOTICE OF PUBLIC SALE CITY OF RUSTON Sale of Scrap Materials as Surplus Movable Property
Resolution No. 817 of 2012
SEALED BIDS will be received until the hour of 10:00 a.m. local time Tuesday, December 18, 2012 in the Purchasing Office of the city of Ruston located at the Ruston Public Works Complex, 701 East Tennessee Avenue, Ruston, LA 71270, at which time and place all bids received will be publicly opened and read aloud for the following Surplus Property.
DESCRIPTION OF PROPERTY TO BE SOLD

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