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March 8th, 2014

O.K.'s Corral: ’Dogs, White give their fans money’s worth

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Say this about Louisiana Tech University’s basketball Bulldogs — even when suffer a rare loss, they are fun to watch. It was that way last year and it’s certainly been that way this season.
They’re the best entertainment money can buy in Ruston.
Fickle fans need not apply for season tickets. The Bulldogs can spoil even the most critical hoops’ junkies.
Why is it so exciting to file into the Thomas Assembly Center whenever they are in town?
There are more than a few reasons:

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Bulldogs celebrate title

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After winning the Conference-USA regular season men’s basketball title in their first year in the league, Louisiana Tech’s Bulldogs are now focused on postseason play.
But the Bulldogs did take a quick break Friday to celebrate with a net cutting ceremony at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Hundreds of fans came out to congratulate the Bulldogs and honor the players and coaching staff. The celebration included a video documentary of the regular season’s finale road trip to Houston to face Rice. Tech defeated the Owls 70-48 Thursday night.

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Texas A&M edges Diamond ’Dogs

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COLLEGE STATION, Texas — Louisiana Tech (4-10) attempted a comeback for the second straight game, but fell just short against No. 25 Texas A&M (11-4), 6-5, Saturday afternoon at a rain-soaked Olsen Field at Blue Bell Park.
Texas A&M scored six runs in the first four innings thanks to four Tech errors, but was held scoreless after that, allowing the Bulldogs to scratch away at the lead up until the eighth when Tech scored to make it a 6-5 deficit. The Aggies’ Jason Jester then came on in the ninth and shut down the ’Dogs in the final frame for his second save of the weekend.

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Bearcats defeat Lutcher

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Garrett Hipp, pictured firing the ball to first base, and the Ruston Bearcats defeated Lutcher 8-7 Friday during play in the Trey Altick Classic at the RHS baseball field.

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Tech tennis nets wins

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HOUSTON — Saturday was supposed to start a stretch of four matches in four days for Louisiana Tech, but possible inclement weather today quickly turned into two matches in one day.
The sudden change in schedule did not bother the Lady Techsters though as they swept both neutral site matches, 6-1 over Tyler Junior College and 5-2 over Connecticut, at the John E. Hoff Courts on the campus of the University of Houston.
The two victories continued the great start to the season, having now won 10 straight (10-1, 3-0 Conference-USA) which eclipses last year’s season-high streak of nine.

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Turkey Federation gives back to area

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The National Wild Turkey Federation (NWTF) has long been known for holding fundraising banquets to further the cause of the organization’s focal critter, the wild turkey. Dollars are generated by fundraisers all across the country with money used to enhance available habitat and engage in myriad activities for the enhancement of wild turkey flocks across the country.

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March 7th

HELP lends boys, girls a hand

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Lincoln Parish Policy Jury’s H.E.L.P Agency Gives aid to qualifying families of Boys and Girls Club of North Central Louisiana.

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Pottery class set for kids

In partnership with Louisiana Tech University’s Master of Fine Arts program, the North Central Louisiana Arts Council presents “Pinch and Coil: A Hand Building Pottery Workshop.”
NCLAC and Tech Graduate Student Casey Parkinson will host a workshop to teach how to mold clay and hand build pottery. Parkinson will teach children ages 8-12 to create a bowl, mug or vase. Using the hand-building techniques of pinching and coiling pottery. Students will be allowed to bring home their final product.

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NELA history day set March 22

The northeast Louisiana preliminary to Louisiana History Day will be from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. March 22 at the Chennault Military and Aviation History Museum in Monroe. The preliminary is open to all northeast Louisiana students in grades six-12.
Students are invited to develop historical research and presentations based on the general theme of “Rights and Responsibilities in History.” They may choose the specific topic within the theme. Topics may be chosen from ideas on the history day website or may be one of the student’s choice.

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Enjoying being pampered, spoiled in rehab

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As I look out my window at the ice on the ground, I remember that day before yesterday, I was in short sleeves sitting in Susan and Jonathan’s back yard eating crawfish. It was the first I had had this season.
Jonathan’s mother from Fairfax, Va., was here having spent the week helping the nanny, Rita, baby-sit their little Sydney while her parents were on a hard-working vacation in Key Stone, Colo.

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