SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Archive

  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.

January 18th, 2019

Turkoly, Gallaway predicted to again be Player, Pitcher of Year

in
sports 3.jpg

Louisiana Tech missed winning the program’s first regular season conference title by less than a full game last year, as a tough three-game sweep at the hands of UTEP in the final weekend ultimately cost the Lady Techsters.
According to the Conference USA coaches, this year the Lady Techsters are the favorite to accomplish what they fell just short of last year.
Head coach Mark Montgomery and Co. were tabbed the C-USA favorites by a vote of the 12 league coaches as the Lady Techsters picked up nine first place votes in the preseason coaches’ poll released Friday.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Diamond ’Dogs/Techsters Fan Day set for Feb. 2

in

Louisiana Tech fans are invited to attend a joint baseball/softball Fan Day, that is set for 11 a.m. Feb. 2 at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
The 90-minute event is free and will include inflatable games, interactive baseball and softball drill stations, poster giveaways, team autographs and a raffle for various team giveaways. Fans will also be presented with a coupon for a discounted ticket to the Lady Techsters’ basketball game against Florida International that tips off at 2 p.m. that day.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Willis Reed took big bite in ‘Big Apple’

O.K.’s Corral
Davis, Buddy 2015.jpg

Consider how the history of the NBA and the New York Knicks might’ve been altered had Willis Reed played elsewhere.
Such as Detroit.
“That’s who I was hoping would pick me because it would’ve meant being in the first round,” Reed said.’
Instead, in the 1964 NBA Draft, the Pistons chose Jumping Joe Caldwell, a 6-4 small forward who was a third team All-American at Arizona State University.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Dunkin’ Dogs downed at ODU

in
sports 2.jpg

NORFOLK, Virginia — Louisiana Tech found itself in yet another close game on the road, but Old Dominion’s go-ahead field goal with 18 seconds left handed the Bulldogs another narrow defeat in what was a 64-63 decision on Thursday night inside the Ted Constant Convocation Center.
Tech (13-6, 3-3 Conference USA) faced even more adversity than usual. Already down two starters, another starter — JaColby Pemberton — played through illness. There was also a lot of foul trouble the ’Dogs had to deal with.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Techsters fall at home to Monarchs

in
sports 1.jpg

Amber Dixon scored a career-high 20 points but Louisiana Tech struggled defensively and committed untimely turnovers in falling 70-59 to Old Dominion Thursday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.
After leading by eight points midway through the first quarter, Tech (9-9, 1-4 C-USA) went stagnant offensively. Old Dominion (12-5, 3-2) cut the deficit to 16-14 at the end of the first quarter and then used a big second quarter to take a double digit halftime lead.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Saints-Rams NFC title game a clash of like-minded coaches

in

NEW ORLEANS (AP) — One way or another, the NFC Championship between the Los Angeles Rams and New Orleans Saints will be won by a coach named Sean — with an Irish surname — who designs and calls plays for one of the most innovative and productive offenses in the NFL.
The ties between the Saints’ Sean Payton and the Rams’ Sean McVay go well beyond a shared name.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Bald eagle sightings more frequent

in
outdoors 1.jpg

When I was growing up, the only bald eagles I saw were in photos in magazines. It wasn’t because I was leading a sheltered life, the reason was there were no eagles to be seen in my part of the world.
A recent video I watched about bald eagles making a return to our state put me in an eagle frame of mind again as I recalled a visit I had a few years ago with Kelby Ouchley, retired biologist with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.
“When we were kids,” Ouchley told me, “there were no resident eagles in Louisiana except along the coast.”

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

DNA of wolf declared extinct in wild lives on in Texas pack

in

DALLAS (AP) — Researchers say a pack of wild canines found frolicking near the beaches of the Texas Gulf Coast carries a substantial amount of red wolf genes, a surprising discovery because the animal was declared extinct in the wild nearly 40 years ago.
The finding has led wildlife biologists and others to develop a new understanding that the red wolf DNA is remarkably resilient after decades of human hunting, loss of habitat and other factors had led the animal to near decimation.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

Local DAR chapter sets Feb. meeting date, elects new officials

Long Leaf Pine Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution met Jan. 8 at Trinity United Methodist Church with seven members present.
Regent Kay Goss-Knotts opened the meeting with the DAR ritual and conducted chapter business.
Treasurer Anne Hough presented the treasurers report.
National Defense Chairman Rebecca Haley presented her report and The Flag of the United States chairman Nedra Kent assisted by Melissa Wiygul presented a flag minute on the Pledge of Allegiance and what each word means.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share

DEAR ABBY

As girlfriend becomes more distant, woman feels despair
news single (Abby).jpg

DEAR ABBY: My girlfriend and I have lived together off and on for three years. We met at a lesbian bar in Los Angeles, and it was love at first sight for me. I suspect she has been seeing another woman. She has changed her dress style and even her cologne. When I confront her, begging her to tell me if she’s been cheating, she laughs it off. We don’t communicate well anymore, and she’s sleeping in another room now. I have cared for her for so long. We were going to be married. Now I feel she doesn’t love me anymore.

Full text of this article is available to subscribers only. Login if you are already a subscriber. If you are not a subscriber, you can subscribe to the online version here.

Bookmark and Share