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September 7th, 2013

Bulldogs hold off pesky Cardinals

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Louisiana Tech wins home opener against Lamar, 27-14
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Louisiana Tech sophomore running back Tevin King had waited nearly a year for this one.
And he wasn’t about to let the opportunity pass him by.
With fellow sophomore Kenneth Dixon sitting on the bench after taking a vicious blow to the knee early in the second quarter, King ignited for 182 rushing yards Saturday night to lead Louisiana Tech to a 27-14 win over Lamar before 16,372 fans at Joe Aillet Stadium,
Dixon earned freshman All-American honors last year after shouldering the majority of the Louisiana Tech rushing load last following a season-ending injury to King.

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ULM takes down Grambling 48-10

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MONROE — The Grambling State University Tigers lost a tough game to the University of Monroe by the score of 48-10 Saturday night at Malone Stadium in Monroe.
The Warhawks struck first as they Cortney Davis took the opening kickoff 83 yards for a touchdown to make the score 7-0 ULM.

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Lady Techsters net win over UNO

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Louisiana Tech let an early two-set lead against New Orleans slip away before take the fifth set and the match 3-2 (25-9, 25-18, 25-27, 21-25, 15-10) Saturday afternoon in the final contest of the Louisiana Tech Fairfield Inn Volleyball Invitational at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Despite a comfortable 2-0 lead and heading to the third set, the Privateers of New Orleans (0-7) mounted a comeback to win the third and fourth sets over LTech (4-3) and give the Lady Techsters a scare.

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Grambling soccer to face Arkansas St.

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The Grambling State University lady Tiger soccer team will play their second consecutive road game of the season on Sunday as they will face Arkansas State Sunday afternoon in Jonesboro, Arkansas.

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Slow start dooms Bearcats

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Neville uses big first-half performance to top Ruston 29-14
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The Ruston Bearcats turned in a strong second half Friday night at Bill Ruple Stadium in Monroe, holding the Neville Tigers scoreless.
Unfortunately, the Tigers had dominated in the first half and held on for a 29-14 win in the season opener for both teams.

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Red River takes 31-21 win over Grambling Lab

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GRAMBLING — The Grambling Laboratory High School Kittens faced an opponent too tough to overcome Friday night at Robinson Stadium.
Most frustrating for the Kittens was the fact that opponent was themselves.
Crucial turnovers and a plethora of penalties doomed Grambling Lab in its season opener as Red River roared to a 31-21 win over the Kittens.

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Cedar Creek falls on road in OT to Loyola Prep

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So close, but so far away.
That was the feeling the Cedar Creek Cougars were left with Friday as they went on the road to Shreveport and fell to Loyola Prep 42-35 in overtime.

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City commended for working with citizens

When Ruston officials set out to update a job title in a 57-year-old ordinance dealing with the authority of the city building official, they didn’t realize they were on their way toward rewriting major sections of the ordinance.
But sometimes wiping the dust off the codebook brings about input that results in better regulations than you had to begin with. That’s what happened in the case of an ordinance upon which Ruston’s Board of Aldermen is expected to vote Monday night.

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Honoring Coach Doug Colvin

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I never played ball for Coach Doug Colvin, but when I heard that a bunch of his old ballplayers were gathering in Dubach to honor him, I knew I wanted to go.
That afternoon, when I turned off of Hico St. and onto the parking lot of the First Baptist Church, I was struck by how many cars were there. I thought to myself, very few men I’ve known in my life could garner this much respect.

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Patience is big key to success

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When I climb on my exercise bike during the pre-dawn hours, an Elvis movie can keep me pedaling. For weeks now, I’ve been glued to the Golden Globe winning Elvis on Tour, an amazing 1972 documentary film that includes concert footage, offstage antics, varied interviews and commentary. Of course I never tire of the concert performances, but find myself fascinated by other scenes even more.

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