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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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07/04/2015
As noted elsewhere in the Ruston Daily Leader recently, it’s 52 and counting for Lincoln Parish’s contributions to the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame. The countdown will continue in upcoming years,...
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07/03/2015
Former Louisiana Tech pitcher Laetten Galbraith is set to continue his baseball career after agreeing to terms to play for the Ottawa Champions, an independent professional baseball club, announced...
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07/03/2015
Growing up, Eric Konkol want- ed to be a 6-foot-9 guard like Magic Johnson or forward Larry Bird. Unfortunately for him, things did not work out that way, but Konkol has found the next best thing....
07/02/2015
Grambling State University picked up a football commitment Tuesday as John Ehret senior defensive end Kerry Starks (6-foot-2, 225 pounds) announced his intentions to become a Tiger. He was also...
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07/02/2015
ATLANTA (AP) — Former Grambling Lab High School and Louisiaana Tech standout Paul Millsap became an All-Star in his first two years with Atlanta and helped lead the Hawks to their first Eastern...
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07/02/2015
C.J. Willis is a young two-position contributor for Ruston High School’s traditionally strong baseball program. All of which just might leave Head Coach Toby White with the nice problem of where...
07/02/2015
Louisiana Tech’s Malcolm Butler and ESPN 97.7/ULM’s Nick White will team up for the second annual Live Mic Sports Broadcasting Camp presented by Barry Ricks M.D. Pediatric Associates. The Ruston camp...
07/01/2015
MONTREAL (AP) — Julie Johnston thought she had blown it. Handed a yellow card for a foul in the box on Alexandra Popp, Johnston’s heart sank when German striker Celia Sasic stepped up to take the...
07/01/2015
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed on a five-year extension worth more than $140 million. Davis tweeted: “NOLA, I am here to stay! Just getting started” shortly...
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07/01/2015
For the first time in school history Louisiana Tech will enter a football season with all of its games scheduled to be televised as Conference USA officials announced the broadcast selections by the...