Rippers win state title
The Louisiana Rippers 99 recently won the United States Fastpitch Association 12-under state championship in Alexandria. The team compiled a perfect 8-0 record during the tournament while outscoring their opponents 51-11. Four players on the squad are from Ruston: Addison Pullen, Hallie Rambin, Anna Larr Roberson and Emma Shivley. Mary Terral of the Cedar Creek High School softball program is also a member of the team, while Matt Shivley of the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Department staff is one of the coaches.