Fresno State won the Western Athletic Conference women’s basketball regular season title last year. Louisiana Tech claimed the league’s tournament title. Both programs competed in the 2010 NCAA Tournament.
On Tuesday, the WAC released its preseason polls and according to the conference coaches and media, those same two programs will be battling once again for top honors.
In the coaches poll, Fresno State received seven first place votes and 63 total points to edge Tech, which garnered the remaining two first place votes and 57 points.
In softball, there is no place like home plate. After a successful summer softball league with 26 teams (seven more teams then last fall) competing in three divisions, the Fall Softball League is about ready to get under way.
Again, Ruston Parks and Recreation will offer three divisions: Men’s E Class, Coed and Men’s Church. Softballs will be provided by RPAR and USSSA rules will be followed again this season.
The team fees remain at $280 and are due Aug. 21. Payments can be made at the RPAR office located at 605 James St. between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
CHOUDRANT — Choudrant High School evened things up Friday in the opening round of the Class 1A baseball playoffs at CHS Field.
The Aggies pushed across six runs in each of the even-numbered innings to ring up a 12-2 win over Bell City in five innings.
“We didn’t come out as fast as I thought we’d come out but we were able to put up two big innings,” said CHS coach Tony Antley of his team’s three up and three down opening inning. “I just hope for a little more consistency from here on out.”
Ruston High football fans will get an early “home field” feeling about their team during the 2012 season.
The Bearcats’ first three challenges of the rapidly approaching campaign will be played at home.
There’s an Aug. 31 opener against defending Quad-A Louisiana High School Athletic Association state champ Neville, then a Sept. 7 test against traditional North Louisiana power Bastrop and that’s followed by a Sept. 14 host role against Arcadia.