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 University honored its 2012 football team and recognized the 2012 senior class this past weekend at the Ruston Civic Center, as the program held its annual banquet.
The program handed out team awards and recognized the team’s All-America, All-Western Athletic Conference, All-Louisiana honorees and the team’s two national award winners. Colby Cameron and Kenneth Dixon were recognized for being named the WAC and Louisiana Offensive Player and Freshman of the Year, respectively, while Ray Holley was recognized for being named the program’s first Capital One Academic All-America First Team honoree.
NATCHITOCHES — Lincoln Parish scored big at the Louisiana Sports Writers Association awards ceremony Sunday with representatives from the Ruston Daily Leader and Louisiana Tech University all bringing home honors.
Ruston Daily Leader executive sports editor O.K. “Buddy” Davis earned a second-place award in the Class II Pro Column category for his piece on Benny Anders and was also honored with a lifetime achievement award during the ceremonies.
The Leader’s T. Scott Boatright took home Class II Prep Event second-place award for his coverage of a Ruston High School football game.
That wound up being the problem for Grambling State University in the annual Bayou Classic at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Saturday.
Dray threw for five touchdowns, as Southern University overcame an early deficit and held on late to get past longtime rival Grambling State 38-33.
Grambling had an 18-point defict (38-20) early in the fourth quarter, but trimmed Southern’s lead down with two touchdowns. The Tigers reached Southern’s 41-yard line in the final seconds, but quarterback Frank Rivers was sacked and fumbled to end the game.