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April 26th, 2017

G-Men sweep Texas College

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Daniel Barnett (above) turned in a home run for Grambling State Tuesday on a day that saw the Tigers’ bats turn red hot as GSU swept a home doubleheader over Texas College, winning the opener 15-4 and the nightcap 17-0. GSU (17-25, 10-8 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference) will next play host to Texas Southern this weekend in a three-game SWAC series.

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Late rally pushes Gators past Bearcats

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All good rides must come to an end.
The Ruston Bearcats baseball team learned that lesson Tuesday evening in a roller coaster of a first-round Class 5A baseball playoff game against St. Amant.
In a see-saw contest Ruston battled back to take a lead in the top of the sixth, but the Gators rallied back on top of the top of the seventh before St. Amant pitcher Blayne Enlow shut down the Bearcats in the bottom half of the inning to escape with an 8-6 win.
The game was a microcosm of an the Bearcats’ roller coaster of a season.

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April 25th

Tech COES names outstanding students, faculty

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Louisiana Tech University’s College of Engineering and Science recently announced its 2017 Outstanding Students and Faculty.
Each Spring Quarter, COES faculty vote to recognize juniors and seniors who demonstrate excellence in the classroom and participate in service through student organizations.
Graduating seniors vote on the two faculty members who most influenced their educations at Louisiana Tech. The results are announced and awards are presented at Spring Release, the annual crawfish boil and culmination of Engineering and Science Week.

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RHS students recognized in science contest

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Several Ruston High School students were recognized as honorable mentions in an international science competition.
Sophomores Tyerell Owens, Sequoyia Graham and Catravion Wright and sophmores AunDrá Lacy, Clayton Nolan and Tyler Mansfield were recognized for their projects in the Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision contest. The Toshiba/NSTA ExploraVision contests challenges kindergarten through 12th grade students from across the world to come up with an idea for a technology not possible today, but might be possible in 20 years, according to the contest’s website.

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Walk-A-Mile in their shoes event hosted by Alpha Chi Omega

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Residents from around Lincoln Parish came out to support the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team and Alpha Chi Omega as they raised money to support DART duirng the Walk-A-Mile in Their Shoes event held Saturday at Trinity Methodist Church. A group of walkers wave at the camera as they make their way down the street for the event.

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Radiothon goal set at $55,000

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Members are working hard to meet our 2017 Radiothon goal of $55,000. Pictured from left are Chairperson Pam Dance, DART Advocate Sarah McConnell, KRLQ employee Jhola McGee, Kappa Sigma Philanthropy Chair Matt Hendry, Volunteer Carol Strider, DART Community Advocate Terrie Queen Autrey, and DART Executive Director Cathy Ayo. DART’s Radiothon is set for May 4 at Super 1 Foods, broadcast live on the Q 94.1 FM.

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Bible Study Fellowship plans to explore book of Romans

The interdenominational women’s Bible Study Fellowship class that has its base in Monroe is planning for next year’s study of Romans and is also offering satellite groups that meet in West Monroe, Ruston and Alexandria/Pineville.
The 2017-2018 study of the book of Romans will follow this year’s examination of the gospel of John.
BSF is an in-depth study that has a four-pronged approach: personal study, small-group discussions, lectures and printed lesson notes.

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G-Men to host Texas College

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Johan Mojica (above) and the Grambling State Tigers will play host to Texas College in a doubleheader set for a 1 p.m. start today at Wilbert Ellis Field.

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Tech track and field strong at LSU

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Louisiana Tech Track and Field recorded a number of top 10 marks this weekend as the Bulldogs and Lady Techsters traveled to the southern half of the state to compete in the LSU Alumni Gold Invitational on Saturday.
On the women’s side, Ona Giles finished seventh in the women’s 200-meter dash finals with a time of 24.59, while Elia Nero placed eighth in the women’s 800-meter run with a time of 2:10.61.
Tech’s women also finishing in eighth place in the 4x100-meter relay with a time of 46.61 (Brandi Dobbin, Janiel McDonald, Ona Giles, Morgan White).

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Bearcats begin Class 5A playoffs today

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Jonatvious Gray (above) and the Ruston Bearcats will play host to St. Amant at 5 p.m. today in first-round action of the Class 5A baseball playoffs.

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