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May 4th, 2013

Creek’s Bennett is state champ

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BATON ROUGE — Blair Bennett of Cedar Creek High captured a Class 1A state championship in the girls’ discus at the 2013 Louisiana High School Athletic Association track and field meet held on Friday at Bernie Moore Stadium on the campus of LSU.
Bennett took the title with a mark of 100-4 to beat out Monroe Ouachita Christian’s Anna Mulhern, who had a throw of 97-2.
Cedar Creek High finished No. 10 as a team in the girls’ division with 20 points and the school’s boys shared No. 22 with Grambling High and Oberlin with seven points each.
Other state meet finishers for Cedar Creek and Grambling High included:
• BOYS: Chase Murphy, CC, pole vault, No. 6, 10-6; Jordan Williams, CC, 800-meter run, No. 4, 2:08.93; Ryan Dwyer, CC, No. 5, 400-m dash, 53.57; Mosanto Nelson, GHS, No. 3, 3,200-m run, 10:27.64.
• GIRLS: CC, No. 4, 400-m relay, 52.45; Ann-Marie Kimble, 300-m hurdles, No. 3, 48.87.

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State sports legends: New home

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NATCHITOCHES — Opening the doors to the spectacular Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Museum provides an unprecedented highlight for the annual Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration June 27-29 that will honor an 11-member 2013 class comprised of state sports greats.

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Tompkins is golf champion

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Evan Tompkins of Ruston recently won the junior division (13-14 age group) of the Links on the Bayou Junior Classic held at the Links on the Bayou course in Alexandria. The event is one of several hosted by Arrowhead, Jr., Golf Tour, a regional tournament trail that hosts events from Florida to Texas. Tompkins, an eighth-grade student at Ruston Junior High School, registered rounds of 79 and 80 to take first place and followed by Cameron Little (79-81) of Baton Rouge and Marshall Laborde (85-76) of Shreveport.

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Wilson signs with Grambling

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Ivan Wilson, Jr., (seated, center) of Ruston High has signed an NCAA national letter-of-intent to play baseball at Grambling State University. Attending the ceremonies held at RHS were (seated, from left) Ebony Felder, Quanita Wilson, mother; (standing, from left), Ivan Wilson, Sr., father; Josh Beckham, RHS assistant baseball coach; Dan Gressett, RHS assistant baseball coach; Toby White, RHS head baseball coach and Billy Laird, RHS athletics director.

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Doris Robinson: Big birthday fete

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GRAMBLING — D.J. Williams tacked on another 94 “birthdays” for Doris Robinson during a reception honoring the widow of the late and legendary Eddie Robinson of Grambling State University football fame earlier this week.

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Williams receives Isaac Murphy award at Kentucky Derby event

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GRAMBLING — Doug Williams has another trophy to display in his office and it involves a sport one might not tend to associate with the head football coach at Grambling State University.
On Saturday night, following the annual Kentucky Derby, Williams was presented with the Isaac Murphy Award by the Kentucky Center for African-American Heritage and Preserve African-American Turf History.

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Techsters to host WAC softball tourney

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Action set to begin Wednesday at university complex

Louisiana Tech University will serve as the host institution for the 2013 Western Athletic Conference softball tournament, as the Lady Techster Softball Complex will be the site for the four-day event running from Wednesday through Saturday.

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Tech’s Kipp in academics

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For the second consecutive season, Louisiana Tech University junior softball player Erin Kipp has earned Capital One CoSIDA Academic All-District honors.
Kipp is one of just three players from the Western Athletic Conference to earn the prestigious honors, joining New Mexico State’s Amber Olive and Seattle’s Allegra Wilde. Kipp now advances to the national ballot for Academic All-America consideration.

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Springtime birds add color to yard

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As ill-tempered April gives way to a hopefully more docile and friendly May, things are beginning to change around our part of the country. Daytime temperatures are easing on up to the upper 80s and it’s beginning to actually feel like spring, unlike that heifer, April, that stayed chilly, wet and nasty enough to keep the turkeys from gobbling.

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Church News - Sunday, May 5, 2012

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ASSEMBLY OF GOD
First Assembly of God
“Living in the Spirit” class is at 9:45 a.m. Sundays. Children’s church is at 10:45 a.m. Nursery up through age 3 is provided at 10:45 a.m. Sundays and by request on Sunday night and at 6 p.m. Wednesday.
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BAPTIST
Calvary
Bible study classes begin at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Worship is also held at 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. Choir rehearsal begins at 4 p.m. today.
Men’s Prayer Breakfast begins at 6:30 a.m. Tuesday. Wednesday evening’s prayer service is at 6:30 p.m.
China Grove Missionary

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