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January 23rd, 2014

Techsters rally past Fla. Atlantic

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RUSTON — After leading for the first 34 minutes of the game, Louisiana Tech found itself trailing by seven against Florida Atlantic with just under five minutes to play in the game Wednesday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (6-12, 1-4 C-USA), which had dropped it last five games, showed some moxie, using a 16-3 run over the next four minutes to recapture the lead.
However, it wasn’t until junior forward Whitney Frazier sank two free throws with 5.6 seconds to play that the Lady Techsters could breathe easily.

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Bulldogs to host Charlotte tonight

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In the three times this season Louisiana Tech has come off a loss, the Bulldogs have bounced back the next game in winning fashion.
Now the Bulldogs will look to do so again coming off its first Conference USA defeat as they return home to face Charlotte at 6:30 p.m. tonight inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (15-4, 3-1 C-USA) and Charlotte (12-5, 3-1 C-USA) are in a five-way tie for second place in the league.

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Bearcats football banquet tickets currently on sale

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Tickets for the annual Ruston High School football banquet are on sale and can be purchased from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. this week from Virginia Rainwater in the RHS athletics office.
The tickets will be on sale through Friday and must be bought in advance — no tickets will be sold at the door.
Ticket cost is $20 each.
The annual Ruston High School football banquet, sponsored by the Ruston High School Booster Club, will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in the Louisiana Tech Student Center.

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Rotary names January students of the month

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The Ruston Rotary Club proudly announces the recipients of the January Student of the Month Awards. Each student honoree spoke to the club members about their achievements at the Jan. 15 luncheon and was then presented an award of achievement with concluding remarks provided by Rotary President Angie Biscomb. Each awardee has maintained a minimum GPA of 3.5 and been active in extra-curricular activities and leadership roles on their respective school campus.

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Sixth graders excel at reading, complete DARE

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Library
Sixth graders at Choudrant Elementary School are soaring into the fourth sixth weeks of school. They are reading abundantly using Accelerated Reader and the common core approach to reach their required points and percentiles.
DARE
The sixth graders have finished their DARE program presented by Deputy Phil Soileau and have graduated. They are proud of the DARE school-color shirts and the certificates of achievement they received.
Science and Social Studies

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HILLCREST ELEMENTARY HONOR ROLL

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Hillcrest Elementary School has announced the names of those students who have achieved the honor roll for the third six-week grading period. They listed by grade.
First Grade
Principal’s List: Garner Allen, Jai’Lynn Allen, Payton Bell, Talan Billberry, Drew Brennan, Grantham Cline, Chauncey Davison, Jackson Frederick, Sariah Johnson, Logan Kimbell, Luke Maestrini, Nolan Martin, Jackson McKaskle, Lexi Revels, Sophia, Roberson, Braden Soto, Trisha Tewari, Makayla Walls and Natalie Watkins

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DUBACH HONOR ROLL

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Dubach School has released the names of those students who have achieved the honor roll.
Principal’s List —
All A’s on Report Card: Nathan Castle, Sue Howell, Emily Otwell, Ariahana Valle, Caitlin Badgley, Cinthya Hernandez, Aeryn Jones and Jesus Salazar

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Driver hits, kills walker on California

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At approximately 1:13 a.m. today, Ruston Police Department responded to a call on West California Avenue in front of Forest Lawn Cemetery for a reported pedestrian crash.
RPD Public Information Officer Sgt. Clint Williams said upon arrival, officers discovered that a white male had been walking westbound along the westbound lane of West California Avenue.

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Gaines spreads golden knowledge

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Three-time Olympic swimming gold medalist Rowdy Gaines remembers what junior high school, and the feeling of being an underdog was like.
And now Gaines is working to spread some of his golden knowledge and experience to today’s youth.
Gaines appeared at Ruston Junior High School Wednesday to talk to students there about his experiences and things he had to overcome to become an Olympic gold medalist and world record holder.

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LPNET agents nabs two for distribution

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The Lincoln Parish Narcotics Enforcement Team arrested two men on distribution charges Wednesday.
Brian Christopher Bourgeois II, 24, of 201 W. Arizona Ave., No. 4., was arrested at 4:37 a.m. Tuesday at his residence.
LPNET agents served a search warrant at the residence and upon entry agents reportedly made contact with Bourgeois. He was advised of his rights per Miranda and detained while the search was conducted.

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