Michael Courtney and the Ruston High School track and field teams will compete in the Class 1-5A regional (Region 1-5A) track and field championships will be held at Northwestern State’s Walter P. Ledet Track Complex today and Thursday.
SULPHUR — While not having enough swimmers to compete for a state title, the three-member teams from Cedar Creek and Choudrant posted some top finishes in the Division IV LHSAA State Swimming Championship at the SPAR Aquatic Center in Sulphur.
“It is impressive that these young swimmers, most of who are in the seventh and eighth grades, are competing with high school students and finishing strong at state,” said head coach Paulette Crawford. “They represented their schools well.”
Amidst a week of record rainfall across Louisiana, the skies opened briefly on Friday afternoon, just in time for Louisiana Tech to spend two dry hours on the field at Joe Aillet Stadium.
Friday’s practice — the first of 15 allowable spring practices for the Bulldogs — even witnessed a little bit of sunshine as the team hit the turf field that was installed last summer and is designed to drain water effectively.
“It is great to be out here,” Louisiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz said after Friday’s session.
With six seniors on this year’s roster, Louisiana Tech University head softball coach Mark Montgomery knew it was imperative that he find some quality replacements for this year’s class.
The first year head coach did just that, as he recently signed five high school prep stars to national letters-of-intent during the early period, as Tech inked Tori Charters (Keller, Texas/Keller HS), Amanda Gray (Allen, Texas/Lovejoy High), Taylor Penn (Forney, Texas/Forney High), Pauline Tufi (Anchorage, Alaska/West Anchorage High), and Kaitlyn Williams (Glendale, Calif./Herbert Hoover High).