Photo by ASHLYNN SHELL
Ta’Rell Simmons (right) and Nikaulyn Goree (left) battle for a rebound during action between the Missouri Tigers and Florida State Seminoles in recent summer basketball league action sponsored by the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department. All games are being played at the recently renovated Bobby James Memorial Gymnasium.
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IRVING, Texas — Louisiana Tech redshirt senior Jarvis Gotch was named the Conference USA Athlete of the Week after setting a league-leading mark in the long jump over the weekend.
Gotch’s first long jump attempt of the season dominated the competition as he won gold at the Texas A&M-hosted Aggie Team Invitational. The Carencro, Louisiana native’s jump of 25-3.25 (7.70m) won by over two feet at the meet and ranks as the fifth-best mark in school history.
Louisiana Tech continued to take advantage of the long sought after warm, dry weather in North Louisiana as the Bulldogs practiced for two hours at Joe Aillet Stadium Wednesday afternoon in the team’s fourth practice session of the spring.
Wednesday’s session, the second in shells (helmets and shoulder pads), once again ended with the Oklahoma Drill but featured a majority of teaching sessions for a young team looking to put the pieces of the puzzle in attempting to formulate a depth chart this spring.
Blake McGrew, 11, of Choudrant, killed this 220-pound buck with a Ruger .270 rifle during a recent youth hunt. The buck had 13 points, an inside spread of 18 inches and measured 149 6/8 on the Boone and Crockett scale. It was McGrew’s first buck.