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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Under brutal weather conditions with strong winds, the Cedar Creek boys’ cross country team brought home the Class 1A state runner-up trophy at the Allstate Sugar Bowl LHSAA Cross Country State Meet. held last week in Natchitoches.
Cougars head coach Craig Moss said it’s the rich history of this program and the excitement of its growth this year that has excited the community.
“We have a storied history at Cedar Creek with our cross country program, and to be able to bring home a state runner-up means the world to our team, our families and our school,” Moss said.
Earning co-captain honors for the 2011 Ruston High School football team which held its annual postseason banquet earlier this week were senior defensive back Cyril Noland (left) and senior offensive lineman Joseph Brunson. Presenting the awards was RHS defensive coordinator J.P. Dunbar (right). Noland and Brunson were also recognized at the banquet for being honorable mention Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State members and on the first unit of the All-Lincoln Parish “Elite 22” and District 2-5A squads. Both helped RHS finish at No. 14 in the state poll for 5A.
Two parish teams open district play against each other as Grambling Lab plays host to Cedar Creek at 7 p.m. tonight while Ruston High celebrates homecoming at 7 p.m. by playing host to Natchitoches Central.
Following are preview capsules on those games:
Ruston (4-1, 0-0) vs. 1
Central (3-2, 0-0)
Kickoff: 7 p.m.; Ruston
Ruston tries to make it fiive straight wins tonight as the Bearcats take on Natchitoches Central in the District 2-1A opener for both teams.