Walmart community involvement coordinator Leah Frazier (right) recently donated a check for $1,000 to Cheryl Lamkin, President of Ruston Girls Softball Association. The Association’s spring registration is currently in progress and more information is available by logging on to www. rustonsoftball.com. Additional details can also be obtained by calling Lamkin at 235-5477 or Lori at 245-2433.
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NATCHITOCHES — Anyone interested in becoming a certified USA Track and Field meet official can attend a Saturday morning USATF Certification Clinic hosted by Northwestern State, with the reservations’ deadline set for Thursday night.
Pregame rituals for Louisiana Tech University’s football team this fall just won’t be the same in our corner.
No Petey Perot around.
Nobody like him to give a tough time, get tickled about his almost Nick Saban-like (OK, there’s only one of those and, besides, Petey will probably want to kick my butt over even putting him in that category) intensity and swapping good-natured putdowns.
Midway through Saturday’s final practice in preparation for Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech head coach Tyler Summitt had seen enough turnovers, general sloppiness and lack of focus.
Summitt sent a message as he kicked the entire team out of practice. Message delivered.
By the way his team responded less than 24 hours later, they sent one right back to their coach. Message received.
Tech used a dominating defensive effort and a spirited 40 minutes of basketball to defeat Southern Miss 72-37 Sunday before 1,724 fans at the Thomas Assembly Center in an important Conference USA match-up.