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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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06/12/2018
The 46th Southern Junior Championship begins Wednesday at Squire Creek Country Club in Choudrant. There will be 156 competitors from 20 states and four countries between the ages of 14 and 18...
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06/09/2018
Oh my, nothing like recalling and appreciating a special season in sports. That was certainly the case last Saturday when the 1973 Louisiana Tech University football team held a 45th anniversary...
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06/09/2018
Two Cedar Creek Cougars earned honorable mention on the Class 1A All-State baseball team as announced Saturday by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association. Seniors Eli Brown and Jace Moss were the...
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06/09/2018
AUSTIN, Texas — Grambling State University sophomore first baseman/designated hitter Rafael Ramirez was named on Thursday to the 2018 Google Cloud Academic All-America® Division I Baseball Second...
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06/09/2018
Cedar Creek’s Katelin Cooper helped lead her team to a second straight Louisiana High School Athletics Association Division IV state championship this season. On Saturday the Louisiana Sports Writers...
06/09/2018
BATON ROUGE (AP) — Louisiana has dropped a ban against feeding deer in three northeastern parishes, but is urging against the use of supplemental feed for hunting. The Louisiana Wildlife and...
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06/09/2018
If ever there was a visionary, a person who could look at something and imagine what it could become, it was Ruston’s Fredrick Hoogland.
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06/08/2018
While the 2018 college baseball season is winding down with Super Regionals being played this weekend, it’s only getting started for Wilbert Ellis, former longtime baseball coach at Grambling State...
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06/08/2018
Choudrant High School’s baseball and softball teams both made deep playoff runs this season, so it’s only fitting that both are well represented on the Class B All-State teams announced this morning...
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06/07/2018
Pictured above is the Lincoln Parish 4-H Modified Trap – Shotgun team. Pictured on the back row from left to right are Greg Davis, Payton Doss, Amie Skipper (coach) and Brad Martin (coach). On the...