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March 11th, 2014

Lady Techsters to start C-USA tourney

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Tipoff against North Texas set for 6 p.m. tonight in El Paso, Texas
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EL PASO, TEXAS — Although Louisiana Tech might be the No. 14 seed in this week’s Conference USA Tournament in El Paso, Texas, the Lady Techsters also might be one of the most dangerous teams.
Tech (10-19, 5-11 C-USA) enters the tournament having won two straight conference games with wins over North Texas and FIU, and the Lady Techsters have added a piece to the puzzle late in the season in junior guard Kelia Shelton.

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Smith, Hamilton make all-conference team

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After helping lead Louisiana Tech to a share of the Conference USA regular season championship in its first year in the league, junior guard Kenneth Smith and sophomore guard Alex Hamilton were selected to the all-conference teams by the league head coaches and media members.
Smith earned first-team all-conference honors while Hamilton earned third-team all-conference honors.
This marked the second consecutive year Smith has been a member of the first team all-conference. Last season, he was selected to the first team All-Western Athletic Conference.

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NLW set for Class C semifinal play

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New Living Word tips off semifinal play of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class B boys’ basketball championship today as the second-seeded Lions take on No. 3 seed Atlanta at 2:30 p.m. at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles.
NLW head coach Jerry Baldwin has guided the Lions (31-8) into the boys’ basketball Class C semifinals for the third year in a row. They’re riding a 13-game win streak into the contest and have four returning starters who have seen semifinal action more than once before.

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Tech golf shoots season-best round

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LAFAYETTE — Louisiana Tech shot a season best round of 9-under-par Monday as the Bulldogs sit in fourth place entering today’s final round of the 29th Annual Louisiana Classics at Oakbourne Country Club in Lafayette.
The Bulldogs finished the day one stroke ahead of Tulsa and only six strokes behind host UL-Lafayette. No. 9 Illinois leads the tournament at 27-under-par (279-270-—549) while No. 33 LSU is in second place at 14-under-par (280-282—562).

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Tech tennis nets win

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ARLINGTON, Texas — For the third time in the last four matches, Louisiana Tech found itself quickly down by losing the doubles point.
And once again the Lady Techsters overcame it with their singles depth to come out on top as they defeated Texas Arlington, 4-2, on Monday afternoon at the UTA Tennis Center.

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Hoping to cheer ’Dogs in NCAA

The Louisiana Tech University men’s basketball team has done a terrific job of shining a little of the national spotlight on Lincoln Parish this season.
Now we’re hoping the Bulldogs, along with the Lady Techsters and Grambling State University Lady Tigers, can make things brighter than ever.
The Conference USA and Southwestern Athletic Conference basketball tournaments will be held this week with the champions of each tourney receiving bids to play in the NCAA Tournaments beginning next week.

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Prepare for 4-H camps

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It’s time for 4-H summer camp. I know, I know, you’re thinking, “but it’s not summer yet!” Well, that is true — but registration for 4-H summer camp will begin Friday. Because 4-H Summer Camp is one of the most important events that 4-H offers for youth, planning has to start early. Camping is one of the most valuable experiences a child can have. It’s a learning experience that helps boys and girls appreciate the outdoors, live together as a group, get along with others and appreciate people with different interests and backgrounds.

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March 10th

RPAR holds annual Furry Fun Walk

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Kevin Sherry, of Ruston, leads Lilly Gabby (left) and Fin (right) across the finish line at Saturday’s Ruston Parks and Recreation Furry Fun Walk. More than 160 pet parents and their furry friends participated in the annual event, held this year at Huckleberry Park.

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Examining Common Core

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Experts to speak at TEA Party meeting tonight

The North Central Louisiana TEA Party invites the public to hear two Common Core specialists explain why people should or should not support the new education standards at the Ruston Country Club at 6 p.m. today.
“The purpose of the TEA party is to inform, inspire and involve,” said TEA party event coordinator Bob Flournoy. “Many people do not know what Common Core is and what it means for our educators and our children.”
Flournoy said the event is not meant to persuade the public to take any particular stance on Common Core, but to hear both sides and decide for themselves.

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Gallot vies for judge spot

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There are four candidates who have announced they are vying for the position of 3rd Judicial District Division B judge, but state Sen. Rick Gallot, believes he is the right man for the job.
“I think I’m qualified,” Gallot said. “I’ve had 24 years experience in my practice and 18 years of political experience.”
Originally from Grambling, Gallot, an attorney based in Ruston, has served as an alderman for the city of Grambling, a state representative and a state senator over the past two decades.

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