Left: Photo by ROBERT SUMMERLIN — Pitcher Tanner Frasier of Ruston High School starts to follow through on a pitch during weekend action at the Trey Altick Louisiana Prep Classic which was held at 10 different fields in the area, including the Bearcats’ diamond. Right: Catcher Austin McNeill of Cedar Creek takes a throw while guarding the plate during the Cougars’ action in the Trey Altick Louisiana Prep Classic this weekend. Cedar Creek was one of the schools serving as a host site for the tourney.
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CHOUDRANT — Canadian Casey Ward, 25, followed Saturday’s round of 2-over 74 with a 2-under 70 on Sunday to earn stroke-play medalist honors at the 29th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, being conducted at the 6,061-yard, par-72 Squire Creek Country Club.
Ward is the second Women’s Mid-Amateur medalist from Canada and first since Mary Ann Hayward, the 2005 Women’s Mid-Amateur champion, did so in 1998. Entering the day two strokes behind Sarah Davison, Ward posted four birdies and two bogeys on the day to record the low round of stroke play.
Louisiana Tech University head coach Sonny Dykes announced the signing of wide receiver Jon Greenwalt from Riverside Community College of Riverside, Calif., to an NCAA national letter-of-intent on Friday afternoon.
Greenwalt will come to Ruston have two years at Riverside CC, where he recorded 952 receiving yards in two years while his team went 21-1 over that two-year span.
Grambling State University has long been known for its athletic sucess, so it’s only fitting that two Tiger greats will be honored as the G-Men prepare to b attle for the Southwestern Athletic Conference football championship.
Former baseball player/coach Wilbert Ellis and former track/football standout Richard Stebbins will be two of six former athletes inducted into the SWAC Hall of Fame tonight leading into Saturday’s conference championship football game between Grambling and Alabama A&M.