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March 11th, 2013

White named WAC’s top coach

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In two short years, Michael White of Louisiana Tech University has put an indelible imprint on success for men’s basketball in the Western Athletic Conference.
He was rewarded for it Sunday afternoon when he was chosen by his peers as the Don Haskins Coach of the Year for the 2012-13 season.
White earned the honor after guiding the Bulldogs (26-5, 16-2) to a share of the regular season championship, as well as recently compiling a national-best 18-game winning streak and making a one-week appearance in the Associated Press national Top 25 poll.

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’Dogs have No. 1 seed in tourney

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The Western Athletic Conference champion Louisiana Tech University Bulldogs will be the No. 1 seed in this week’s league postseason tournament, while the Lady Techsters earned the No. 5 seed on the women’s side for the event which begins Tuesday at the Orleans Arena in Las Vegas.
Newly honored conference Coach of the Year Mike White and the Bulldogs, who tied Denver for the league crown, earned the No. 1 seed over the Pioneers based on the tiebreaker scenario which ultimately came down to the NCAA RPI’s of the respective teams.

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Techsters win series at Southern

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BATON ROUGE — Alayna Kipp and Melanie Goff each drove home three runs and Michelle Jones and Anna Cross combined for a one-hitter to lead Louisiana Tech University to a 10-2 five-inning win over Southern Sunday afternoon at the Lady Jaguar Field.
The victory by Tech (12-10) completed the three-game sweep over Southern on the weekend, as the Lady Techsters outscored the Lady Jaguars 34-12.
Jones (8-5) picked up the win in the circle for Tech, allowing two run, one earned on one hit and one walk with three strikeouts in 4.0 innings of action.

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RHS tracksters sweep to ‘Classic’ titles

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The Ruston High School track and field teams recently swept championship honors at the North Desoto Griffin Kickoff Classic, winning the Varsity girls division and the varsity boys division.
Here are the results for the Lady Bearcats and Bearcats:
Girls
• Pole Vault: Rebecca Wheelis, second place.
• High Jump: Quanese Jones, second place; Samantha Webb, third place.
• Javelin: Kristin Clark, first place.
• Shot put: Carrie Bridges, second place; Breanna Cooper, third place.
• Discus: Breanna Cooper, second place; Jessica Woods, fifth place.

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'Cats edged by Airline

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Ruston High School’s baseball team closed out play in the annual Airline High School tournament Saturday in Bossier City with a 5-4 loss to the host Vikings.
The Bearcats (9-3) compiled a 2-2 record in the three-day tournament, with wins being over Haughton 10-1 and 1-0 over Bossier City Parkway. Ruston also had a one-run loss of 12-11 to Captain Shreve High.
In the loss against Airline, Ruston’s offense featured three hits from Cannon Brasuell. He had two doubles and a single.
B.J. Findley, David Burkhalter, Shelton Wooley and Lain Kranz had a single each.

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Tech soccer team gains two victories

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CONWAY, Ark. — The Louisiana Tech University soccer team started its spring season off on a strong noite on Saturday evening with a 2-0 win over Arkansas State and a 2-1 win over host Central Arkansas at the Bill Stephens Track and Soccer Complex.
The Lady Techsters and Arkansas State were scoreless at the half, but goals by freshmen Brittany Beddow and Rosie Lethbridge lifted the Lady Techsters to the victory.
Lethbridge continued her scoring into the second match, scoring a goal in each stanza to pull out the second win of the day.

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Help catch a criminal, reap the benefits

Who says crime doesn’t pay? Certainly committing a crime doesn’t pay, but in Ruston and Lincoln Parish, helping solve a crime could earn the successful tipster a nice reward.
Since 1977, Ruston Lincoln Crime Stoppers has been paying up to $2,000 per tip for information provided anonymously that has resulted in an arrest or grand jury indictment. Crime Stoppers counts on a combination of efforts by citizens, businesses, civic clubs, law enforcement and the media to provide a flow of information about crime and criminals.

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Recovering from a 'spring forward'

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So I hear we “sprung forward” this weekend. That’s funny because all I want to do is fall back in bed. Like most, my body thought I woke-up an hour early for the sure joy of it and is now passively aggressively punishing me by refusing to function properly. My biological clock is officially in hibernation mode.
For our countrymen in Arizona and Hawaii, along with those in the Unites States territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Island, their morning probably went off without a hitch. Why? Well it’s a long story.

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NOTICE is hereby given that

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INVITATION FOR BID

INVITATION FOR BID

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