MONROE — Josh Cox, Bannon Martin and Ruby Richie had championship performances for Cedar Creek High at the annual District 2-1A meet held earlier this week.
Cox was tops in the javelin (172-4) and Martin in the long jump (18-8.5) for the boys’ team and Richie was a title winner for the girls with a 12.5 clocking in the 100-meter dash.
Both Creek teams finished as runner-ups, as the Cougars had 113 points and the Lady Cougars ended with 122.5 points. Host Ouachita Christian School garnered the team championships with totals of 189 for the boys and 228 for the girls.
EL PASO, Texas — UTEP’s offense threatened with a touchdown late in the fourth quarter, but the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs (2-4, 1-1 Conference-USA) held strong and defeated the Miners, 38-35, in a league match-up Saturday night at the Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas.
The Bulldogs broke a five-game homecoming winning streak for the Miners and recreated a scene from 2003 when Tech defeated UTEP (1-4, 0-2 C-USA), 38-35, in the team’s homecoming game that year.
Ruston High and Simsboro High boys helped their Top 10 state rankings on Friday night with victories over longtime district opponents.
The Bearcats (23-6, 4-1), ranked No. 6 for Class 5A programs in the weekly Louisiana Sports Writers Association poll, knocked off 2-5A rival West Monroe 58-44 and the No. 5 Class B/C listed Tigers (22-6, 4-1) were a 49-38 District 1-5 winner against Choudrant (22-13, 4-2).
Ruston won its second league game of the week, having defeated Bastrop 55-35 in a road assignment on Tuesday.