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Maureen Stapleton
Rediscovering a Laurel High coach and Irish pizza pub's 'leprechaun'
Rediscovering a Laurel High coach and Irish pizza pub's 'leprechaun'

Occasionally this column takes a look at what happened to a person or thing that was a memorable part of Laurel's past. This month it looks at two Laurel icons from the late 1960s and early 1970s. Laurel High coach set the standard Laurel High School was never known for fielding excellent football teams. Ron Ladue changed that. Ladue inherited a football program that was not expected to win. But Ladue's teams did win and changed the expectations for Laurel High. By the time he left coaching after the 1972 season, Ladue had established himself as the school's best football coach up to that point. His tenure set the standard and, to this day, his record at Laurel High...

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