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Hayes on sports’ biggest stage

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Tech All-American ready to long jump in Olympics
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Excuse Chelsea Hayes if she happens to pinch herself every now and then over the course of the next several days.
Face it: it’s not every day that anyone, especially someone who has had more ups and downs than a roller coaster over the past several years, who has to remind themselves just how fortunate they are at this point in their life.

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Warning: Watch for poisonous snakes

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Poisonous snakes can show up and zap you with no warning and sometimes with dire consequences.
Item: Lavon Chandler reached for a stick of firewood recently and was bitten on the finger by a big copperhead. Chandler spent several days in intensive care.
Item: Dr. James Dickson, head of Louisiana Tech’s wildlife programs, was checking a trap for endangered pine snakes. As he reached into the trap, a copperhead nailed him on a finger. Fortunately, having a cell phone handy and alerting medical authorities quickly resulted in a swollen sore finger for a few days with no lasting effects.

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Bayou Bombers No. 4 at AAU nationals

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Several Ruston and area baseball players recently placed fourth for the Bayou Bombers in a national baseball tournament recently held in Fort Myers, Fla. Led by Coaches Shane Mabou and Randy McKInnie, the team competed for the Amateur Athletic Union (AAU) national championship. The U-19 team won its pool, defeating teams from Alabama, Virginia, and Georgia, ultimately making it to the semi-final round. Despite outhitting the Tallahassee Baseball Club, the Bombers dropped their final game 4-3. Numerous local businesses contributed to help the team make the trip to Florida. Members of the team were (back row, from left) Coach Shane Mabou, Sam Phillips, Stephen Kunz, Nick Letendre, Hunter Wiggins, Brennan Williams, Mark Hatten, Coach Randy McKinnie (front row, from left), Haden Wall, Trey Auger, Lane Cox, Clayton Cline, Grant Clary, Lain Kranz and Adam Vandenlangenberg

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Diamond Dawgs go 35-7

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A 35-7 record was the end result of an outstanding summer for the Louisiana Diamond Dawgs’ team that was directed by Eddie Parkman.
“Next year looks promising with the return of the core of our pitching staff in lefthanders Dillion DeBlieux, Nathan Navarro and Caleb Danzy and righthanders Tanner Frasier, Sloan Dieter and Taylor Langston,” said Parkman.
The final statistical leaders for the Dawgs:

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Bulldog Aquatic Club No. 11 at state meet

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NEW ORLEANS — The Bulldog Aquatic Club finished No. 11 in the 23-team Louisiana State Swimming Championships earlier this month and two of its members advanced to the Zone Swimming Championships this week in Texas based on their performance at state.
Fifteen-year-old Morgan Meyer and 12-year-old Jackson Boersma both grabbed firsts in the state meet and earned their way onto the 45-member Louisiana Zone Team, which competes Rockwall, Texas, against teams from Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Vriginia, Texas and West Virginia. BAC swim coach Paulette Crawford was selected to serve as one of the five team coaches. It is her second year to receive the appointment.

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