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November 1st

Kittens tumble to Hornets, 38-6

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GRAMBLING — Home field advantage?
In the case of Grambling High School’s football team, it simply hasn’t applied this season.
For the fifth time in as many appearances at Robinson Stadium on Friday night, the Kittens (2-7, 1-3) suffered a defeat, this time in a 38-6 finale against area and District 1-1A rival Arcadia (7-2, 4-0).
The loss also spoiled homecoming activities for Grambling High, whose last victory (54-0 at Sarepta) came nearly a month ago.
Arcadia did its damage mainly with the pass-catch tandem of quarterback Nyunda Hampton and wide receiver Anthony Roberson, Sr.

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Cedar Creek cruises past Delhi, 42-19

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Cedar Creek stormed out strong and didn’t look back Friday as the Cougars rolled to a 42-19 District 2-1A win over the Bears.
The Cougars are now 5-4 overall and 2-2 in district play while the Bears fell to 4-4 and 2-2.
Cedar Creek rode the legs of Austin Ginn and Adam Van, who combined for more than 200 yards rushing and five touchdowns on the ground.
Ginn led the way with 139 rushing yards and scoring scampers from 10- and 32-yards out while Van added 66 yards on 23 carries, scoring on runs of one, three and eight yards.

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Tech bowlers No. 3 at Bossier City meet

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The Louisiana Tech University bowling team finished in third place at the recent NCAA Strike Out for Breast Cancer tournament held at the Holiday Lanes in Bossier City.
Entering the match ranked No. 20 nationally, Tech compiled a 4-4 record on the weekend finishing behind Prairie View A&M and Southern University.
“We played like I had expected with such a young team,” said seventh-year head coach Shawn Jackson. “We need to be able to correct a couple of the mistakes that we made. Ultimately, if we can learn to cover our mistakes, we can perform much better.”

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‘If only’ struck home in hunter safety

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(Editor’s note: Because of requests and its timely nature, one of Glynn Harris’ column/radio broadcasts is being featured in the veteran outdoor writer’s weekly contributions to the Daily Leader).
It had been years since I last saw my cousin, Billy Hood. I wondered if I’d recognize him when I went to see him that afternoon. I’d have recognized him easily. He was still the tall, slender, wirey-haired guy I remembered, only older.

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Austin wins title for RJHS runners

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Adiaza Austin won the individual event and helped lead Ruston Junior High’s girls to a championship in the recently held RJHS cross country invitational.
Austin clocked 6:31 and was the pacesetter for Coach Kathy Steed’s team which finished with 29 points and a 63-point edge over runnerup Good Hope.
Ruston Junior High also won the boys’ title, as Coach Shane Rich’s squad ended with 45 points and had its top individual performer in Riley Thompson with a third place time of 5:40.

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Ruston’s Ketchum is Piney Hills’ champ

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Troy Ketchum led representatives from Ruston and Lincoln Parish at the annual Piney Hills Classic held this past weekend at Lincoln Parish Park.
The Piney Hills Cyclists’ member finished No. 1 in the men’s 39-39 Category Two division with a time of 01:33:48.
Ketchum was one of eight competitors from Ruston and the parish to place in the Top 10 of their divisions.
Jason Alexander was a third place finisher in the men’s 30-39 Category Three competition at 00:57:54 and Logan Sanderson had the same place for the men’s 15-18 Category Three at 00:56:56.

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