Sports

GSU’s Ivy Smith, Jr. named BOXTOROW D1 All-American

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Grambling State University senior point guard Ivy Smith, Jr. was recently named Boxtorow Second Team All-American. This adds to his impressive resume as he was named First Team All-SWAC in recent weeks, leading the Southwestern Athletic Conference in both steals and assists per game. The Tacoma, Wash. native also finished second in the conference in minutes per game.

Fight the Virus with Springtime Fishing

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We got the text Friday, March 13. “Competition for the Bassmaster Elite at Chickamauga has been postponed due to the fast-moving corona virus”. This virus has disrupted so many lives, derailed plans, and put so many things on hold. Tournaments are postponed; people are stuck at home with an excessive amount of toilet paper; families are bummed about missing their va- cation, and many of us now have a honey-do list as long as our boats.

Ertel named NABC All-District 23 second team

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ULM junior guard Michael Ertel, who led the team in scoring (16.2 points per game), 3-point field goals (59), assists (81) and steals (30), has been named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches All-District 23 Second Team, as selected by NABC members from NCAA Division I. Ertel, an All-Sun Belt Conference second-team selection, scored in double figures in 27 of 29 games, including eight 20-point efforts.

UP native climbs way to Outdoors Hall of Fame

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Garry Mason, Founder of the Legends of The Outdoors National Hall of Fame, and Peyton Mckinnie, Southern Regional Director, recently announced that Paul Meeks of Tallulah, will be inducted into Legends of the Outdoors National Hall of Fame, August 15th, in Nashville, TN.

D’Arbonne Woods Varsity Claims Victory

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D’Arbonne Woods Varsity took home a 7-3 victory over South Beauregard on Saturday. Jared Norsworthy was credited with the victory for D’Arbonne Woods Varsity. He went two innings, allowing zero runs on one hit, striking out one. Austin Riser and Jack Long entered the game out of the bullpen and helped to close out the game in relief. Long recorded the last three outs to earn the save for D’Arbonne Woods Varsity. Jessie Broussard took the loss for South Beauregard. He went three innings, allowing six runs on five hits and striking out one. Nic Long led D’Arbonne Woods Varsity with two hits in three at bats. Charles Keith went 2-for-3 at the plate to lead South Beauregard in hits.

LHSAA cancels spring sports

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The governor’s office and the state health department have mandated a 30 day suspension of schools, school activities and facilities. If this timeframe holds true, it would not further impact the remainder of the 2020 spring sports’ regular season and postseason play.