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February 21st, 2017

Bearcats win big

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Emma Shively (batting) blasted a home run Monday as the Ruston High softball team defeated Haughton 15-0. Photo by KENNY ROBERTSON

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Lady Cougars defeat Central Catholic, 55-33

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Victory puts Cedar Creek in quarterfinals of Div. IV playoffs
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Anna Larr Roberson led the way with 28 points Monday night as Cedar Creek took a second-round Div. IV girls basketball playoff win, defeating Central Catholic 55-33 at the CCS gym.
Mary Taylor Fuqua added 10 points and nine boards for the Cougars, who also received 12 points from Savannah Freeman and five points and four assists from Savannah Rojas.
“It was a great atmosphere,” Cougars coach Gene VanLandenberg said. “The student section was rocking and we had a full gym.

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Diamond ’Dogs play host to UALR today

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Following a weekend sweep of Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Louisiana Tech returns to J.C. Love Field for a midweek tilt against Little Rock at 6 p.m. today.
This will be the first of two meetings between the Trojans and Bulldogs as Louisiana Tech is scheduled to travel to Little Rock for a matchup on April 19.
Opening weekend was a roaring success for Louisiana Tech against Arkansas-Pine Bluff. The Bulldogs won all three games by a double-digit margin and collected their first non-conference sweep at the Love Shack since 2014.

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Boys prep playoff brackets delayed

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Pairings expected to be released later today following LHSAA hearing

Lincoln Parish prep boys basketball teams will have to wait until later today to learn who’ll they’ll face in first round playoff action on Friday.
Release of the Louisiana High School Athletics Association boys playoff brackets, expected to be released on Monday, have been delayed pending a hearing the organization will hold today.

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Spring gardening seminar sign up

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Do you have a best friend, a best buddy, a best bud? Someone who is loyal and dependable, as well as fun and joyful? Gardeners often think of the daffodil as our best bud (pun intended). Each year daffodils demonstrate their loyalty and dependability by popping up with little or no effort by the gardener, bringing fun and joy to our post winter surroundings. This year’s North Central Louisiana Master Gardener Spring Seminar will celebrate this special flower in an event entitled Daffodils: Bring Your Best Buds.

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Dunkin’ Dogs continue success

It’s considered a success marker for college basketball programs, and that’s good news for Louisiana Tech University’s men’s hoops team.
The Dunkin’ Dogs secured their fifth-straight 20-win season on Saturday as they defeated Florida International in the Thomas Assembly Center.
It’s not that it hasn’t happened before. The Bulldogs turned in nine straight 20-win seasons in their mid-1980s to mid ’90s heyday with the likes of Karl Malone and P.J. Brown leading the way.

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February 20th

WILLIAM WARREN AKIN

William Warren Akin, age 84 of Simsboro died February 17, 2017. Graveside services are 10:00 AM, Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at Simsboro City Cemetery under the direction of Owens Memorial Chapel Funeral Home of Ruston.

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L.C. GEORGE

L. C. George, age 80, of Dubach, LA passed away Sunday, February 19, 2017 at his residence. Arrangements are incomplete under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home of Ruston, LA.

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Student signs equestrian scholarship

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Choudrant High School senior and regional Student of the Year contestant Addison Patton signed a equestrian scholarship with Mississippi College on Friday.
Patton, who was born with cerebral palsy, said she is excited at the prospect of being able to ride as she continues her studies to obtain a degree in psychology.
“I never imagined I would be here, much less going to school on an equestrian scholarship,” she said. “It’s been a long road, but I’m happy to be able to go to college and continue riding.”

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