Photo by ASHLYNN SHELL
Owner Marcus Williams (right, white shorts), owner of the Ruston Golf and Driving Range, works with youngsters who are enrolled in the annual “Hook-a-Kid-on-Golf” program sponsored by the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department. A “Tee Level” clinic is held to help introduce the sport to first-time participants and features instructions in putting, driving, swinging and chipping. A starter set of clubs is provided for each of the participants.
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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Louisiana Tech was only down two points with 13 minutes left in the game, but Alabama-Birmingham exploded for a 19-4 run to help down the Bulldogs, 80-60, on Thursday night in Bartow Arena.
After a stepback 3-pointer by Alex Hamilton and an offensive rebound and putback by Joniah White got Tech (17-6, 8-2 Conference USA) to within one possession, 54-52, the ‘Dogs went ice cold on offense missing 16 of their next 18 shots.
The Bulldogs ended up shooting just 9-of-36 for 25 percent in the second stanza and scored only six points in the final 13 minutes of action.
GRAMBLING — J.D. Garrett, regarded as one of the top running backs in Grambling State University history, passed away Wednesday night in his hometown of Natchitoches.
He was 74.
A three-time All-Southwestern Athletic Conference fullback and a Black College All-American in 1962, Garrett died while at the city pool in Natchitoches where he had worked since he was a teenager. The Natchitoches Parish Coroner’s Office determined the death to be of natural causes.