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High school hoops’ information needed

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Basketball has arrived for Lincoln Parish high school programs.
In order to provide thorough coverage for all teams in the parish, the Ruston Daily Leader is needing schedules and complete rosters (full names, jersey numbers, position, classification).
All coaches/scorekeepers for parish teams are urged to email (buddy@rustonleader.com), fax (255-4006) or drop by their 2012-13 schedules/rosters as soon as possible.
Game reports should be emailed as soon after each contest to buddy@rustonleader.com or odavis@aol.com.

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Garrett Stadium signs adds to RHS legacy

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Signs designating Ruston High School’s home playing site in football as L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium at James Field was recently completed. The signs are featured on the East and West sides of the facility and honor the late and legendary Bearcats’ head coach who ranks among the all-time leaders in victories and winning percentage for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. Garrett is a member of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame and LHSAA Hall of Fame.

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Honey Brake: A ‘Taj Mahal’ lodge

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One of state’s best kept secrets located at Larto Lake
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I was just a kid the only time I wet a hook in the Saline/Larto Lake area. My dad took my brother and me fishing down in that part of the world and introduced us to some of the most exciting crappie fishing action I ever enjoyed.
Since then, I’ve including fishing reports from that area of east-central Louisiana in reports I do each month for Louisiana Sportsman magazine. My reports, however, have been the result of telephone contacts with a guide down in that area. As far as hands-on experience, I haven’t had any since that trip with my dad long ago.

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I.A. Lewis boys No. 1

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I.A. Lewis School recently claimed the championship in the boys division at its own basketball tournament with wins over A.E. Phillips (40-19) and Cedar Creek (32-16). Pictured kneeling are (from left) LaDerrick Brown, Jakeland Albritton, and Joseph Wiley. Standing are (from left) Coach Ryan Willams, Johntavious Gray, Conner England, Kahlil Jackson, Jamar Kimble, Romorien Parker, Da’Lond Millbrooks, Taylor Pipes, Head Coach Kevin Hill, Alexandro Hernandez, A’Moriyan Jackson, and Coach Vernon Davis.

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I.A. Lewis girls capture title

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I.A. Lewis School recently claimed championship honors in the girls division at its own basketball tournament with victories over A.E. Phillips (37-4) and Cedar Creek (35-6). Pictured kneeling (from left) are Monica Martin, Cherish Hayes, Jermyia Walker, Justice Cage, and Kelli Copes. Standing are (from left) are Head Coach Debbie Cramer Jada Weatherford, Brianasia Owens, Khalah Potts, Ericka Gatson, Kayla Miller, Don’shaye Hall, Shaniya Armstrong, Sarah Hoenke, Jireh Hullaby, and Shamyra Paulk.

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Pay it forward during the season of cheer

Thanksgiving is over but the parties have just begun. From now through the end of football season, many will be invited to a slew of get-togethers, ranging from the formal to casual, family-related to the work-related.

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A dangerous time for driving

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Although football season is beginning to wind down, we still have a few more games left before the pig skins are put up until spring practices. Here at the Ruston Daily Leader, for the most part that means only a few more weeks of staying at the office until an ungodly hour waiting on scores and O.K. “Buddy” Davis to sum up the weekend’s matches.

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