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March 29th, 2017

Diamond ’Dogs blast Warhawks

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Barrage of four home runs in seventh inning lifts Tech over ULM, 12-3
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The seventh inning turned into a home run derby at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park as Louisiana Tech defeated Louisiana-Monroe 12-3 on Tuesday night in front of 2,328 fans.
For the first time this season, the Diamond ’Dogs went back-to-back-to-back as part of a seventh inning that saw Tech blast four home runs, leading to a five-run frame.

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March 28th

Library partners to bring Army Field Band to area

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Veterans, active duty military honored with concert
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Known as the musical ambassadors of the Army, the United States Army Field Band has one mission — to serve and inspire the American people by telling the Army’s story and honoring soldiers and veterans at home and abroad.
At 7 p.m. April 6, they will serve that mission at the Richland Arts Center at Rayville High School.
Lincoln Parish Library Director Vivian McCain said local residents should not worry because the library staff would not let the opportunity to share this once-in-a-lifetime performance with local residents pass by.

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Public’s help sought in shooting investigation

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Ruston police are asking the public’s help in locating a suspect in a Monday night shooting that left one person injured.
At approximately 9:35 p.m., officers responded to the Calvin Street area for a reported shorts fired call, but were unable to locate anyone who was injured or a suspect, Deputy Police Chief Clint Williams said this morning.
“Staff from Northern Louisiana Medical Center contacted us a short time later to report that a gunshot victim had been brought into the emergency department for treatment,” Williams said.

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Organization donates benches

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Members of the Beta Sigma Phi donated benches to Cypress Springs Elementary School. From left to right in the front row are Jackie Smith, Diane Zumwalt and Ruthie Scott. In the back row are, from left, Barbara Kirkland, Michelle Thrower, Cypress Springs principal; and Mary Wilks-Kilgore.

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Bearcats blast Neville, 15-5

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Aaron Hoenke (above left) started on the mound for Ruston High School on Monday as the Bearcats defeated Neviille 15-5. Pictured above right is RHS catcher Reed Sexton tagging out a Neville baserunner at home plate.

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FCA youth hoops camp set for Saturday

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Basketball coaches Theodis Johnson and Theodis Johnson Jr. will conduct a Fellowship of Christian Athletes basketball camp from 9-noon on Saturday.
The camp, for grades 1-5, will cost $10 and the first 40 participants will receive a free T-Shirt and Bible.
Registration will begin at 9 a.m. at the Ruston High School boys gymnasium with the camp itself opening at 9:15 a.m.
The closing session of the game will be at 11:50 a.m.

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Techsters to host Stephen F. Austin

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Louisiana Tech will return home for a mid-week non-conference match-up against Stephen F. Austin at 5 p.m. today at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.
Admission is free and the first 50 fans to the game will receive a free Louisiana Tech koozie.
Fans can access a live video/audio stream of the game through a paid subscription to CUSATV.com while live in-game Twitter updates can be accessed via @LATechSB.

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Cougars, Panthers, Aggies pick up wins

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The Cedar Creek Cougars jumped out to an early lead over Logansport and took home a 10-2 victory on Saturday.
Cedar Creek stands at 14-6 and at No. 1 4 in Class 1A power rankings while Logansport is 17-4 and No. 5 in Class 1A power rankings.
The Cougars scored on a home run by leadoff hitter Alex Puckett, a single by Parker King, a fielder’s choice by Eli Brown, and a groundout by Griff Granger in the first inning.
Home runs for Cedar Creek came when Puckett blasted one in the first inning and Parker King added another in the fifth inning.

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GSU softball tops JSU

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GRAMBLING — After dropping the first two games in a series with Jackson State University, the Grambling State University Lady Tigers dug deep and pulled out a win on Monday afternoon.
GSU defeated JSU 8-3 to close out the Southwestern Athletic Conference series.
With the win, Grambling moves to 11-21 on the season and 1-5 in SWAC play. The visiting Lady Tigers drop to 9-22 and 2-4 in league play.

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Diamond ’Dogs to host ULM tonight

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Following a four-game road swing, Louisiana Tech returns back to the Love Shack for a midweek battle with a familiar foe just down Interstate 20 in the University of Louisiana-Monroe.
First pitch between Louisiana Tech and ULM is set for 6 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park and will be the first of two meetings this season between the Bulldogs and the Warhawks.
Louisiana Tech is coming off of a three-game set at Charlotte which concluded with the Diamond ’Dogs splitting a Saturday doubleheader with the 49ers.

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