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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New Living Word School, in its first year of competition in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association, had three first place finishes from individual performers to wind up No. 2 as a team at the recently held Regional 1-C track and field meet.
It’s all pure speculation at this point, a variety of prognosticators across the nation who are trying their best to fill in the pieces to the upcoming college football bowl puzzle.
It’s not easy and, too often, it’s not accurate.
Still the projections, the predictions and the what ifs make for some interesting reading at this time of the year, when Christmas nears and thoughts of postseason paychecks dance in the craniums of athletic departments.
Grambling Laboratory High School took a two-game District 1-1A sweep Friday as Tia Ford (with ball above) and the Lady Kittens defeated Cedar Creek 41-27 and the Kittens topped the Cougars in the boys’ game 71-37. Amber Collinsworth led the Lady Kittens with 15 points and 10 rebounds while Tylan Dean led the Kittens with 23 points while Kae Williams added 20 points and 15 rebounds and EnRico Hayes chipped in with 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Kittens.
Grambling State University split a home Southwestern Athletic Conference doubleheader with Alcorn State on Monday, with the Lady Tigers winning 64-57 and the Tigers being edged 72-70. Bre’Nae Andrews (13, pictured above) led the Lady Tigers (4-10, 2-2 SWAC) with 17 points while Shanice Poole chipped in with 16. A’Torri Shine (1, pictured below) topped the Tigers (2-12, 0-4) with 21 points while Chase Cormier added 12 and Remond Brown totaled 10.