NEW ORLEANS — Early on, in Monday night’s Bowl Championship Series title game, chants of “Roll Tide, Roll Tide, Roll Tide” disseminated from the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.
The Alabama faithful might have been outnumbered by their counterparts from LSU, but they weren’t about to be out yelled in this second and most important showdown of the season between the two Southeastern Conference rivals. Or, more significantly, be outplayed.
And for 60 minutes, in front of a sellout crowd of 78,237 fans, they certainly weren’t.
Members of Sunrise Kiwanis recently gathered at the Lincoln Parish Early Childhood Center for the club’s final reading session of the 2013-14 year. Armed with stacks of books, the group not only read with the children but also presented each student with two books for their personal home library.
Watching her father compete in calf-roping competitions, Kelly O’Neal fell in love.
“My dad was a calf-roper and always had horses,” she said. “My older sister and I loved going out to the barn with the horses and riding them.”
Kelly said she has been rodeoing since she was 6 years old and placed in the Top 4 in barrel racing during the Louisiana High School Rodeo Finals.
She then advanced to the National High School Rodeo Finals that were held in Wyoming this past weekend.
Ruston High’s Kendall Smith (1) and Bastrop High’s Rose Bryant (12) scramble for the basketball during second half action in Friday night’s showdown of Top Five state ranked teams at the Lady Bearcats’ gymnasium. The No. 1 rated Lady Rams took a 67-50 victory over No. 1 ranked Ruston.