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April 24th, 2017

Diamond ’Dogs rally past UAB

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Louisiana Tech scored six runs in the bottom of the eighth, sparked by a three-run home run from Jordan Washam in a 7-4 victory over Alabama-Birmingham that clinched the weekend series.
Jordan Washam and Marshall Boggs both picked up three hits in the win, while Jordan picked up three RBI on one swing of the bat. Boggs’ lone RBI gave LA Tech its first lead of the game.
Raphael Gladu scored two runs and also picked up multiple hits for the second consecutive day.

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April 22nd

Birdwatching, Thus Sayeth the Lord

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There was a movie that came out in 1998 called “The Truman Show,” which featured Jim Carrey portraying Truman, the star of a television show about his own life. It was a 24-hour broadcast, featuring live video that was captured from cameras in his home, job — anywhere, in fact, that Mr. Truman ventured.
The catch was, he didn’t know that he was the center of a mock universe.
The entire town was in on it; all of his friends, neighbors and even his wife were actors playing roles within Truman’s life.

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Tech music department selects Alumnus of the Year

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Louisiana Tech University’s department of music has announced its Alumnus of the Year and Honors Recital soloists, and will feature the honorees at 7:30 p.m. Friday in Howard Auditorium.
Tony Boutté was selected as the 2017 Alumnus of the Year. Boutté earned a Bachelor of Music in vocal performance in 1982 and went on to complete graduate studies at the Eastman School of Music and the University of Maryland for his doctorate.
He has established himself as a first-rate tenor singer of many styles, including opera, art song, oratorio and chamber music from the Baroque period to today.

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Join springtime blitz for RHS football tickets

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Ruston High School football season tickets will go on sale for a special price during this two week presale period running from May 1 through May 12.
The cost of a packet of tickets during this time is $40 per packet now.
They will cost $45 when the sales resume in August.
Go to the Ruston High School office between 8 a.m. and 3 p.m. May 1-12 to reclaim season tickets or to purchase new ones.
Ticket packets include the jamboree at The Bayou Jamb and 5 home games.
For more information call Virginia Rainwater at 255-0807.

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Strikers take RPAR 12U title

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The Strikers defeated Barcelona FC 3-1 recently to claim the top spot in the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department’s 12U soccer league. Pictured for the Strikers on the front row (left to right) are Coach Raymanero Owens Jr., Evan Carroll, Courtney Wilson, Lewis Moore. Pictured on the back row are Zachary McMillan, Brennan Youngblood, and Mia Tapia. Not pictured are Marley Doyle, Cayden Barfield and Olivia Smith.

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Ruston High has nine qualify for state tennis tournament

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The Ruston High tennis team had nine players qualify for state after a strong showing in regional play last week.
Ruston’s boys doubles team of Daniel Drewett and John Curry took a regional championship while the RHS girls doubles team of Sophie Olsen and Kirby Hennigan reached the semifinals and also qualified for the upcoming state championship tournament in Monroe.
Other Bearcat tennis players qualifying for the state tourney were the boys doubles team of Davis Glen Ellis and Kyler Pesnell, boys single player Noah Borden and girls singles players Connor Nolan and Sydney Brown.

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Bearcats’ McWain earns Class 5A honorable mention

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Ruston High School junior Amani McWain helped the Lady Bearcats earn their first home basketball playoff game in more than a decade.
McWain (5-8) averaged 20 points and 10 rebounds per game, and those efforts earned her honorable mention on the Louisiana Sports Writers Association Class 5A All-State basketball team.
Destrehan’s Cara Ursin and Scotlandville’s Ja’Vonte Smart, each winners of their respective LHSAA title games last month and each named Outstanding Player of said title games fittingly earned Class 5A Outstanding Player of the Year accolades.

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Choudrant falls in extra innings

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ZWOLLE — Twelfth-seeded Choudrant High School pushed No. 5 Zwolle to the brink Friday evening before an error in the bottom of the 10th allowed the Lady Hawks to escape with a 5-4 win in Class B softball regional action.
Choudrant jumped in front early, with Olivia Hennen doubling in the first inning to drive in the first run of the game.
The Lady Aggies moved out in front in the top of the eighth inning, but Zwolle evened things up in the bottom half of the stanza, also because of an error by the Lady Aggies.
Raegan Pilgreen and Hennen drove in two runs each to lead Choudrant.

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Bearcats beat Chiefs

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Kasten Furr pitched all seven innings as Ruston High School won its regular-season finale in District 2-5A action at Natchitoches Central High School.

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No hitter lifts Aggies over Castor

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CASTOR — Logan Valley tossed a no-hitter Thursday as Choudrant High School blanked Castor 16-0.
Vallery threw all four innings, recording six strikeouts in the process.
The Aggies took an early leader when Clayton Allen tripled on the first pitch of the contest before opening the scoring barrage on a Logan Smith RBI triple.
Brandon Russell, Allen, Tanner Martin and TJ Craig had had multiple hts for CHS.
while Ruston, Martin and Allen drove in three runs each.

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