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Sunday, July 22, 2018 - 12:45am
You get a variety of sports nuggets in this Sunday morning column, some outside the realm of athletics: The Mick, “The Say Hey Kid.” Just typing those two names gets my love of baseball blossoming even more. I know, I know. Those well-known names of yesteryear lack the showmanship of this week’s Home Run Derby Champ. The Mick or Willie Mays covered with red, white and blue etchings and dancing at home plate. I don’t think so. But the times change and back then it was a much simpler time. Mantle and Mays epitomized that era and especially with the Home Run Derby. Black and white TVs, high...

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10/10/2015
I still recall the days a few decades ago when finding a deer track around Goldonna was virtually unheard of. There were so few deer that not only was there no season to hunt them, the rare sighting...
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10/09/2015
CHOUDRANT — Lauren Greenlief defeated defending champion Margaret Shirley, 2 and 1, Thursday to win the 29th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, conducted at the 6,061-yard, par-72 Squire Creek...
10/09/2015
Grambling Laboratory High School overcame a 16-point deficit Thursday night as the Kittens roared back for a 22-16 win in overtime at Plain Dealing. The game was scoreless at halftime before Plain...
10/09/2015
Grambling State University will play host to Alabama in Southwestern Athletic Conference action at 3 p.m. Saturday while Louisiana Tech will play on the road in Conference USA play at 7 p.m. Saturday...
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10/09/2015
Ruston High School begins District 2-5A play tonight as Qay’Shon Thurman and the Bearcats play host to West Monroe at 7 p.m. at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium. Cedar Creek will hit the road as they play...
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10/08/2015
RUSTON — Louisiana Tech was one of only two teams to have multiple players named Preseason All-Conference as guard Alex Hamilton and forward Erik McCree were selected to the 10-person Conference USA...
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10/07/2015
CHOUDRANT — Ashley Tonore, 38, of Monroe, and Kay Daniel, 44, of Covington, advanced to the quarterfinals of the 29th U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship, conducted in their home state at the 6,061...
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10/07/2015
Heading into the 2015 football season, special teams play was a concern for Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz. But Holtz has to be feeling pretty good about his special teams now after a strong...
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10/07/2015
Durings its September meeting the Ruston City Council honored the McWain Amateur Athletics, Inc. Lady RedStorm AAU team after it went undefeated in five games to capture the Sista’ Hoops Jr. National...
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10/07/2015
GRAMBLING — Football is a game of adjustments. A good football coach will always take what the defense gives him, often making halftime adjustments to bolster an offense’s or defense’s play. And...