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March 26th, 2014

Man airlifted after crash

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The Ruston Fire Department responded to a single motor vehicle crash at approximately 8 p.m. Tuesday at Simmons and Mitcham Orchard Road.
Eric Brazzel, RFD public education officer, said the single occupant was airlifted by Pafford Air One to the Louisiana State University Health Systems — Shreveport.
Brazzel said it appeared the driver’s injuries were sustained when the driver ran off the road.
RFD sent one rescue truck, one command vehicle and one ambulance. Five personnel were on the scene.

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GSU hosts teen art show

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Students from across North Louisiana honored
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Talented high school students from all over northern Louisiana gathered on the campus of Grambling State University to showcase their art skills at the 2014 High School Art Exhibition last week in Dunbar Hall.
There were a total of 92 entries of artwork by 78 high school students from 10 different high schools throughout the Northern Louisiana area. There were a total of 12 teachers under whom these students were taught.

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Women's History Month: Robyn Brown

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Name: Robyn Brown
Number of years lived in Lincoln Parish: I grew up in Ruston and lived here for 15 years. I left for college and returned eight years ago. So, 23 years in Lincoln Parish overall.
Profession: Real Estate Broker, mom and wife.

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Showdown with Seminoles

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Bulldogs to battle Florida State in NIT for second straight year
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RUSTON — For the second straight season, Louisiana Tech will travel to Tallahassee, Fla., to take on Florida State in the National Invitation Tournament at the Donald L. Tucker Center.
The contest will be televised on ESPN2 with tipoff set for 6 p.m. today and this time the winner advances to Madison Square Garden in New York City for the NIT Final Four.

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Bulldogs take 4-3 victory at Grambling

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Senior Taylor Burch was a perfect 4-for-4 at the plate with a home run to help lead Louisiana Tech (9-14) to 4-3 win over Grambling State (6-18) two sweep the season series, 2-0, Tuesday night at Wilbert Ellis Field at R.W.E. Jones Park.
With the game knotted at 3-3 after seven innings, Louisiana Tech loaded the bases to bring up Taylor Love, who hit a sacrifice fly to score Tyler Ervine from third and give the Bulldogs a 4-3 lead heading to the ninth.

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RJHS wins home meet

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The Ruston Junior High girls track team got off to a strong start for the 2014 season on March 11 as the Lady Bearkits won their home meet, taking first place in 14 of 15 events at the Ruston High School track.
“It was a great meet and good start for this team,” head coach Kathy Steed said. “We would like to thank our sponsors – Princeton Place, Zaxby’s, Ryan’s Steakhouse, Sonic, Pizza Inn, Johnny’s Pizza and Dominos. I’d also like the RJHS staff and coaches as well as Louisiana Tech athletes and our wonderful parents that helped make it a successful meet.

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Diamond ’Cats playing strong

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The Ruston Bearcats have gone 3-2 in five games played over the past week with the most recent game being a 7-3 home win over Haughton on Tuesday night.
On March 20, the Bearcats defeated Captain Shreve 4-1 with Garret Soileau going the distance to pick up the win while striking out six Gators.
Gunner Durrett led the offensive attack with three hits and an RBI while Cannon Brasuell added two hits (one double) and an RBI.
Kramer Newsome also had two hits for the Bearcats while Seth White (double) and Graham White each added one RBI.

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Sports Briefs: Tech softball to host NSU

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Louisiana Tech (11-20) will step out of Conference USA action when the Lady Techsters host Northwestern State (13-14) at 6 p.m. today at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.
Tech travels to Natchitoches to face NSU on April 23.

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Tech Debate team the champ

The Louisiana Tech University Debate Team kicked off the spring quarter by bringing a championship back to Ruston.
Demonstrating their mastery of logic and their rhetorical strengths throughout the tournament, Tech bested such schools such as University of Michigan, Marquette University and Purdue University to win the Crossroads of the World Debate Tournament held March 15-17 on the campus of Purdue University.

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Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day

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The Louisiana Laureate chapter of Beta Sigma Phi enjoyed an early St. Patrick’s Day party on March 8 at the home of Don and Pat Edington. Members dined on a buffet of loaded baked potatoes, salad, assorted appetizers and desserts at tables decorated in green garlands, shamrocks, gold coins and beads. Pictured are members Connie Kozar, Lee Smith, Wanda Wessels, Pat Edington, Jo Ann Gilmore and Pandy Bleich.

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