Left: Photo by ROBERT SUMMERLIN — Pitcher Tanner Frasier of Ruston High School starts to follow through on a pitch during weekend action at the Trey Altick Louisiana Prep Classic which was held at 10 different fields in the area, including the Bearcats’ diamond. Right: Catcher Austin McNeill of Cedar Creek takes a throw while guarding the plate during the Cougars’ action in the Trey Altick Louisiana Prep Classic this weekend. Cedar Creek was one of the schools serving as a host site for the tourney.
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The game was held nearly a decade before Doug Williams wrapped up a legendary football career at Grambling State University.
But the historic 1968 contest that pitted the Tigers against Morgan State University reverberated with Williams as he leaned back in his chair in the Doris Robinson Banquet Hall of the Eddie G. Robinson Museum.
Ed Chandler, Sr. had to have struggled with mixed emotions seven decades or so ago. While he was surely proud that his three sons, Waylon, Lavon and Ed Jr. were overseas fighting for our freedom, having three sons in harm’s way at the same time had to have been responsible for many sleepless nights.
All three returned safely after the end of World War II, married and settled down east of Ruston. Until recently, Ed Jr. and Lavon continued to live in the same area while older brother, Waylon makes his home near Farmerville.
Louisiana Tech sophomore Victor Lange made history Monday as he became the first golfer in school history to receive a bid to compete at the NCAA Regionals. Lange will compete at the San Antonio Regional at Briggs Ranch Golf Club on May 15-17.
Lange is one of 10 individuals selected for the San Antonio Regional along with 13 teams in the field. The top five teams and top individual not on those five teams advance to the NCAA Championships.