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April 11th, 2015

MTSU rallies to defeat Diamond ’Dogs

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — After leading for seven and a half innings, things unraveled for Louisiana Tech in the eighth when Middle Tennessee scored six runs to complete an 8-6 come-from-behind victory, which tied the series 1-1, Saturday at Reese Smith Jr. Field.

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Boys And Girls Clubs Pro Day Photo Gallery

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Leader photos by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT • Top Left: Louisiana Tech running back Jay Gafford (23) joined the instructors in teaching fundamentals to athletes attending the annual Boys and Girls Club Pro Day on Saturday. Top Right: Former Louisiana Tech standout Quarvay Winbush watches young athletes go through a ladder run exercise. Bottom Left: Toriano Young (pointing), who played at both Louisiana Tech and Grambling State, was one of the Pro Day instructors.

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RHS track and field teams running strong

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Girls winners of two straight meets including Hoss Garrett Relays
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The Ruston Lady Bearcats track and field team roared to first place finishes in their last two meets.
Ruston’s boys team also turned in solid performances with a fourth-place finish at the Hoss Garrett Relays on March 27 and a third-place finish at the North DeSoto Griffin Spring Break Invitational on Friday.
The Lady Bearcats easily won both meets, totaling 199 points in their own Hoss Garrett Relays and 175.5 in the North DeSoto.

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North DeSoto meet results

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GIRLS
Team - Points
1. Ruston - 175.5
2. Airline - 112
3. Natchitoches Central - 66
4. Parkway - 53.5
5. North DeSoto - 49
6. Haughton - 48
7. Byrd - 33
8. Huntington - 22
9. Captrain Shreve - 13.5
10. New Living Word - 5
11. North DeSoto JV - 4.5
BOYS
Team - Points
1. Haughton - 98.5
2. Natchitoches Central - 92
3. Ruston - 88.5
4. North DeSoto - 65
5. Airline - 64
6. Fair Park - 58.5
7. Captain Shreve - 34
8. Parkway - 28
9. Huntingon - 27
10. Green Oaks - 14
11. New Living Word - 9.5

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Hoss Garrett Relays results

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GIRLS
Team - Points
1. Ruston - 199
2. Captain Shreve - 137
3. Winnfield - 98
4. Byrd - 62
5. Rayville - 52
6. Simsboro - 27.5
7. Epps - 9.5
8. Grambling Lab - 8
9. Evangel - 7
10. General Trass - 6
11. Lakeside - 1
BOYS
Team - Points
1. Capt. Shreve - 164.5
2. Winnfield - 113.5
3. Evangel - 97.25
4. Ruston - 88
5. Byrd - 43.5
6. Rayville - 34.25
7. General Trass - 27
7. Grambling Lab - 27
9. Simsboro - 22
10. Epps - 19
11. Choudrant - 12

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Buddy's Blog: No Willis Reed on NBA Top 100 list?

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Say it isn’t so.
Tell me my eyes are crossed and my reading glasses need a tune-up.
I recently saw a list of the Top 100 legends in NBA history.
As anyone who takes the time to read this blog every Sunday, it is well known that I love lists and especially those relating to sports.
And with so many great athletes in our area who have reached the sport’s ultimate level, I was particularly attracted to these particular rankings dealing with the NBA’s best ever.

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Old rifle continues to work magic

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I still remember the first photo I ever saw of someone in Louisiana with a wild turkey gobbler. Thirty years or so ago, north Louisiana had few wild turkeys with a short season and areas open to hunting few and far between. Anyone who could bag a gobbler under these conditions had something special going for him. He had to be either extremely lucky, or he was a darn good turkey hunter.

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McConathy bags big buck

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Pictured above is Addison McConathy, 10 years old, with one of his latest trophies. This is a main frame eight-point buck with a drop tine and a kicker. He took this while hunting with his Dad, Tyler McConathy of Ruston, on their hunting camp property, Chinaberry, in Richland Parish. Addison shot his first deer at age 6. His trophies include one nine-point and one 10-point. This is his ninth deer with a total of seven bucks.

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Roundtree, Hill exchange vows

Kirsti Angelle Roundtree, of Ruston, and Brenton Garrett Hill, of Farmerville, joined in holy matrimony in a 6:30 p.m. ceremony April 11 at First Baptist Church of Ruston. Dr. Chris Craig officiated the wedding.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Joseph Roundtree III, of Ruston. She is the granddaughter of Mrs. Geraldine Stevenson, the late Richard I. Stevenson, the late Charles E. Pogue and Mrs. Mildred Roundtree and the late Lionel J. Roundtree.

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Schelmety, Smith wed

Danielle Lugo Schelmety, of Orlando, Florida, and Michael Rolf Smith, of Ruston, joined in holy matrimony in a 5:30 p.m. ceremony April 11 at Trinity Methodist Church. The Rev. Brian Mercer and Father Frank Folino officiated the wedding.

The bride is the daughter of Mr. Roy Bye and Mrs. Doris Lugo-Schelmety, of Orlando, Florida. She is granddaughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Lugo and Mr. Kenneth Bye and the late Rosemary Bye.

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