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May 26th

Hewitt, Washington to exchange vows

Mr. and Mrs. Ernie L. Hewitt, of Ruston, and T’leigha Ramonye-Diane Washington, of Shreveport, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of Tierney Candace Hewitt to Ramon Alvis Washington, both of Shreveport.

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Bertles, Hennigan wed in Palm Beach

Katherine Conger Bertles and James Radian Hennigan were married April 21 at Bethesda by-the-Sea Episcopal Church in Palm Beach, Fla. The Rev. James R. Harlan officiated the ceremony.

The bride is the daughter of James and Lisa Bertles of Palm Beach. She is the granddaughter of the late E.R. Preston Jr. and Jean Bender Preston. Her paternal grandparents were the late William M. Bertles Jr. and the late Eileen Billet Bertles.

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Award winners for ‘Pitch, Hit, Run’

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Capturing awards for the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department at the recent section competition of the Major League Baseball “Pitch, Hit, Run” competition were Carter King, Kyle Russell, Jasmine Williams and Dalen Jones. King, Russell and Williams gained best overall awards and King and Russell were first place finishers in hitting, pitching and running. Williams was a first place finisher in running and hitting and Jones had a top finish in hitting. Williams competed n the 13-14 division, Jones in the 11-12 category, King in the 9-10 division and Russell in the 7-8 group.

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RPAR SCORES

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Results of recent Ruston Parks and Recreation Department softball action:
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LifeCare Specialty Hospital defeated Green Clinic 10-9; PTA defeated Kelly Waterworks 15-3; Bank of Ruston defeated Dawgzilla 8-4; Pass The Hit Stick defeated HGBC 13-10; Chili’s Bar and Grill defeated Hunt Guillot and Associates 16-15; Bank of Ruston defeated Rolling Hills Ministries 28-8;

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SNAPSHOT

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Jake Folden of Grace Methodist follows through on a pitch during a recent Ruston Parks and Recreation Department Church League softball game against Temple Baptist Church. Temple was a 17-3 winner.

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Smith: Perfect day at plate

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Ex-RHS star has three hits in ULL tourney loss
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By O.K. Davis
buddy@rustonleader.com
For ex-Ruston High School star Katie Smith, there was good news and not-so-good news regarding the NCAA softball championships in Tempe, Ariz., this weekend.
The good news: Smith had a big day at the plate with a perfect three-for-three performance that accounted for all but two of her team’s hits.
But the No. 7 nationally ranked Ragin’ Cajuns (53-6) were eliminated from the national tournament with an 8-0 loss to No. 2 ranked and defending national champion Arizona State (51-9).
The victory advanced the Sun Devils into next week’s NCAA College World Series.
All of Smith’s hits were singles and she also had four putouts from her left field position.
Track
The outcome was bittersweet for Northwestern State University freshman javelin thrower and former Cedar Creek High star Ashley Aldredge at the NCAA track and field East preliminaries held in Jacksonville, Fla., this weekend.
Aldredge made the cut from 48 East regional qualifiers down to 16 finalists, getting the No. 16 spot by an inch with a 141-9 mark on her first throw. She improved by a foot on her opening try in the finals, but did not move up in place, settling for No. 16 and falling shy of one of the 12 berths at the national semifinals in early June at Des Moines, Iowa.
Competing with a painful nerve problem in her right (throwing) forearm, Aldredge fouled on four of six throws and had her shortest mark (142-9 on her first of three tries in the finals) of the season. It would have taken 148-0 to finish No. 12. She had topped that in every meet this year.
Golf
On Friday, former Simsboro High School student Tessa Teachman and her LSU teammates took the Legends Club course in Franklin, Tenn., to its knees with a one-over par round of 289 at the 2012 NCAA women’s golf tournament, as LSU finished a program best third place for the second consecutive year.
Teachman, competing in her final collegiate tournament, struggled late in the final round with three bogeys before finishing with a birdie to tie for third overall at one-under 287 (69-74-70-74). Teachman was one of four golfers to post under par numbers for the 72-hole event.
Teachman, who at one point early in the round was tied for the lead, finished tied for third with Laura Gonzalez of Purdue with one-under 287 (67-76-74-70).

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Dietz selected for college Hall

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The National Football Foundation (NFF) announced on Tuesday that former Louisiana Tech University Head Coach William “Lone Star”” Dietz was one of the members of the College Football Hall of Fame 2012 Divisional Class.
The Divisional College Football Hall of Fame considers players and coaches from the NCAA Football Championship Subdivision, Divisions II, III and the NAIA for induction.
This year’s class will be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame during the Enshrinement Festival, July 20-21, in South Bend, Ind.

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Legends reach title contest in tourney

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The newly formed Louisiana Legends’ AAU basketball team has started off its summer schedule by reaching the championship game of the recent North Texas AA& Super Regionals Qualifying tournament in Dallas.
In a back-and-forth game against the Thunder, the Legends were edged 61-58.
Pacing the scoring for the Legends were Jaquez Coleman (five), Tre’Vaun Calahan (two), Malik Henry (two), Davauhnte Turner (11), Martreyivous Tolston (14), Raheem Regis (16), Emanuel McNeal (five) and Tavares McNeal (three).

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‘Click It’ and cork it this holiday

Many residents will be off work on Memorial Day, and some may use this time to get in their cars to go to the lake or family gatherings.
Those who do get in a vehicle on Monday should refrain from drinking if they are driving, and if they are riding, ensure the driver has not consumed alcohol. And just as important, everyone in the car should have their seatbelt buckled.

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Man discusses lowering flags, past wars

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Memorial Day weekend is the time the United States honors American veterans each year. Approximately 600,000 men and women have given their lives for our country since World War I. Most of those individuals were young and they had to be in excellent health to fight for their country. Hundreds of thousands were wounded, and about a third of those sustained life long injuries.

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