SUbscriber Login | NEW SUBSCRIPTION  

Top Sports

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:32am
One of these days, probably sooner than later, a commentator might be heard saying from an NFL broadcast booth, ‘’the Butler did it!’’ And he would be right. Vernon Butler, a giant of a man at 6-4 and 323 pounds, could be doing it often as one of the top young defensive linemen for the Carolina Panthers. So far, and while it’s still early, the former Louisiana Tech University ball carrier crusher, has demonstrated his worth as a first-round draftee. It took only one game, no less, for Butler to whet the appetite of Panthers’ fans. In his first game as a professional earlier this month,...

Sports

  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
  • warning: Parameter 2 to ad_flash_adapi() expected to be a reference, value given in /var/www/vhosts/rustonleader.com/httpdocs/includes/module.inc on line 497.
061014 Burkhalter C.jpg
06/10/2014
Two players who helped lead their teams to state titles, Ouachita pitcher Kat Lee and Barbe shortstop Kennon Fontenot, headline the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s Class 5A All-State teams for...
061014 RHS 'Margeaux Smith C.jpg
06/10/2014
Ruston High School’s Margeaux Smith was one of three Lady Bearcats to earn honorable mention on the Class 5A All-State softball team along with Casey Harrington and Brister Curry.
06/10/2014
Louisiana Tech’s football program will host a car wash Wednesday at the Chevron Car Wash on Tech Drive with all donations raised going towards the Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana....
06/10/2014
NATCHITOCHES — With the June 19-21 annual Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Induction Celebration fast approaching, honoring Houston Astros All-Star pitcher Shane Reynolds, LSU All-American and nine-time...
060914 RHS FB C.jpg
06/09/2014
The Ruston High School Bearcats football team were hard at work earlier today as they participated in offseason conditioning workouts on the RHS practice field. The Bearcats will scrimmage at Byrd on...
021014 Tech SB Tufi C.jpg
06/07/2014
Not only did Louisiana-Lafayette’s Lexie Elkins successfully replace Sarah Draheim behind the plate in 2014, but she also produced a pair of firsts on the All-Louisiana collegiate softball team....
032714 RHS Burkhalter C.jpg
06/07/2014
The Milwaukee Brewers selected Ruston High School pitcher David Michael Burkhalter in the sixth round of the First-Year Major League Baseball Draft Friday afternoon. The 6-3, 190-pound righty had...
060614 Goff 2 C.jpg
06/07/2014
Elvis Presley would be proud. Because as the song says, some things are meant to be. It seemed like Louisiana Tech officials and the new head coach of the Bulldogs’ baseball team couldn’t help...
davis jones.jpg
06/07/2014
Louisiana Tech University’s basketball Bulldogs are losing a coach after all. No, Michael White is remaining on as head coach after being on the radar of several high-profile programs. But leaving...
060614 Goff 1 C.jpg
06/06/2014
Knowing the Bulldogs’ baseball team has struggled to dent the win column in recent years, Louisiana Tech Director of Athletics Tommy McClelland was determined to target a new head coach with...