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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The opening round of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association baseball playoffs begin for local teams today. Huff McIntosh (right) and the Cedar Creek Cougars, seeded ninth in Class 1A, will play host to No. 24 Block at 5:30 p.m. today at Cougar Field. Choudrant, seeded seventh in Class B, will play host to No. 26 Weston at 6 p.m. today while Simsboro, seeded ninth in Class B, will play host to No. 24 Forest at 5:30 p.m. today. Michael Courtney (left) and the Ruston High School Bearcats, seeded No.
GRAMBLING — Dezmnd Spivey and his Grambling State University teammates will have an extra amo8nt of pride this season.
Thanks to the junior wide receiver, no less.
At the entrance to the Robinson Stadium Support Facility on campus, there is a huge Tiger statue that greets visitors.
The more Spivey would pass by it in recent weeks, the more he thought there had to be a hidden motivation behind it, some way for he and the rest of the Tigers to build on for the soon-to-be campaign and the future.
BURLINGTON, Iowa — Louisiana Tech’s men’s golf team improved by one stroke in the second round of action as the team shot a 305 at the Golfweek Conference Challenge at Sprit Hollow Golf Course in Burlington Monday.
The Bulldogs enter the final round in 15th place, two strokes behind Texas State and six strokes behind Ball State.
Ben Robinson and Travis Wilmore shot a team best 3-over-par 75 Monday while Robinson leads the team with a 5-over-par 149 after two rounds. Wilmore improved the most of all the team members, cutting three strokes off his score from the first round.
GRAMBLING — The “Roadrunner” has sprinted right into the College Baseball Hall of Fame.
Ralph Garr, a native of Ruston who starred at now defunct Lincoln High School before going on to All-American stardom at Grambling State University and then an All-Star career in the big leagues, was announced on Thursday as a member of the prestigious Hall of Fame induction Class of 2013.
Garr and six fellow inductees will be honored during ceremonies to be held in conjunction with the College Baseball Night of Champions celebration in Lubbock, Texas, June 28-29.