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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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07/01/2015
BATON ROUGE — LSU basketball freshman Ben Simmons and Antonio Blakeney took part in the inaugural NIKE Basketball Academy in Santa Monica, California. In this invitation only event, Simmons and...
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06/30/2015
Following the graduation of Louisiana Tech’s all-time career assists and steals leader in program history, Kenneth Smith, new head coach Eric Konkol realized filling that position was of utmost...
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06/30/2015
Although he has made his living through a variety of avenues over the years, Tom Morris has developed a reputation for his ability to capture some of the top moments in Louisiana Tech Athletics...
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06/29/2015
NATCHITOCHES — Ruston Daily Leader Sports Department staffers O.K. “Buddy” Davis and T. Scott Boatright picked up awards Sunday at the annual Louisiana Sports Writers Association banquet held at The...
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06/29/2015
Jason Martin hopes the stratospheric statistics he compiled as a collegian rubs off on quarterbacks lining up under his guidance this fall. The former Oak Grove High School and Louisiana Tech...
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06/29/2015
NATCHITOCHES —The eight athletes and coaches inducted into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, like many before them, authored record-setting careers during their playing, coaching and training days....
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06/27/2015
NATCHITOCHES — The 11-member 2015 induction class into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame hold many championship rings, but there are a number of other ties in the group.
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06/27/2015
In an ironic and paradoxical way, funeral services and reunions are practically one and the same. How often have all of us left a memorial service and have someone later remark, “We need to get...
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06/27/2015
Ruston High School’s girls track team set three new school relay records this past spring. So it’s only fitting that a third Lady Bearcats sprinter has signed a scholarship to take her running...
06/27/2015
Neither Kenneth “Speedy” Smith nor Michale Kyser were selected in Thursday’s NBA draft, but that doesn’t mean the basketball careers of the Louisiana Tech University products are over. Smith is still...