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Parish teams stay alive in playoffs

Ruston will now play host to East Ascension (33-2) in a quarterfinal round battle at the Bearcats’ gymnasium on Friday night; tipoff time is set for 7 p.m., and the game will be broadcast live via Ruston’s KLRQ-FM (94.1) station.
To make it one step further in postseason play, however, the ‘Cats had to overcome a sluggish start.
“We came out lackadaisical and were just too relaxed,” said head coach Chris Bush. “It’s all right sometimes to be calm and composed, but we didn’t have a chip on our shoulder at the beginning of the game. We got it back on in the second half.”

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Incubators breathe life into business

NFT’s success is an example that can be held up. The firm’s head men like to say they are revolutionizing an industry, and broadcast television certainly seems in need of a revolution these days.
This is a Louisiana company. In its success, NFT carries the image of Louisiana Tech with it wherever it goes.
We hope that beacon will bring more minds with like focus to Lincoln Parish and Ruston, Grambling, Choudrant, Dubach, Simsboro and all of the beautiful country here.

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It feels quite presidential

So, to start again, I haven’t discussed politics much lately.
Save for the harried election-night phone calls to my political scientist of choice, Jason Pigg.
I called several times on the Saturday afternoon of this month’s Presidential Preference Primary, which was dominated by Republican Mike Huckabee and Democrat Barack Obama.
Mr. Pigg was hard to reach that day. When I did find him, I grinned like a hyena.
“Go Obama!”

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Parish pushes in playoffs

Starting times will be 6 p.m. for the Simsboro-Simpson matchup and 7 p.m. for the other contests.
Save for Dubach, all of the parish teams finished in the top 10 of their classifications for the weekly Louisiana Sports Writers Association poll. Ruston was No. 6, Grambling No. 3 and Simsboro No. 4.
The Hornets, however, had the biggest upset during the first round, as they overcame their unranked position and a No. 23 seeding to stun favored Hackberry 51-49 on the road.

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