Stephen Kunz (11) is congratulated at home plate by his Cedar Creek High School teammates after hitting a game-winning home run in a 1-0 victory over Sterlington Saturday. Kunz slammed his round tripper over the right field wall in the sixth inning to help the Cougars improve to a 16-6 record. Adam Van was the winning pitcher and Grant Clary registered a save.
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Louisiana Tech (9-21, 1-15 C-USA) forced Conference USA foe FIU to four sets on Sunday, but the Panthers eventually outlasted the Lady Techsters in a 3-1 win over Tech in the season finale for both teams at FIU Arena.
With the score tied 1-1 after the first two sets, FIU (7-23, 4-12 C-USA) cruised to a third set victory and prevailed in the tight fourth set for the win over LA Tech. The Lady Techsters totaled 47 kills in the match and a .152 hitting percentage, but the Panthers of FIU bettered the LA Tech with 53 kills of their own and a .278 attacking mark over the course of four sets
Catherine Kirby of Ruston recently shot her first deer while hunting with Justin Avery on land owned by his uncle and aunt, David and Trissy Avery of Summerfield. The doe was killed with a single shot from a Remington Model 700 .25-06 while Kirby was home on a break from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville.