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March 22nd, 2017

Diamond ’Dogs downed at SFA

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NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Louisiana Tech was held to less than two runs for just the second time this season, as the Bulldogs dropped a 6-2 decision on the road at Stephen F. Austin on Tuesday night.
Erik Nouis picked up his first win of the season for Stephen F. Austin.
Jordan Washam opened the top of the first with a double down the right field line and later scored when Brent Diaz salpped a single up the middle.

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March 21st

Welding trailer stolen

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The Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office is asking for residents’ help in locating this stolen welding trailer. The trailer was taken from the Dubach area during the day Friday. The machine is mounted on a black 5x10 trailer with a short tailgate. The machine is a Blue Miller welder with cutting torch bottles and is mounted on a white rat-pack tool box. The LA license on trailer is E709814; the present plate at the time of the theft. Anyone having information on this theft is asked to call the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office 251-5111 or Ruston/Lincoln crime-stoppers at 255-1111.

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Percussion Festival returns to Tech

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The fifth North Louisiana Youth Percussion Ensemble Festival will return to Louisiana Tech University’s Howard Auditorium Friday and Saturday.
The event was created in part to provide a performance platform for high school percussionists.
“Much like school bands and orchestras attend festivals to gain exposure to classic works in the repertoire, this event was designed to similarly encourage an appreciation for the percussion ensemble genre,” Gregory Lyons, host and an associate professor of music at Tech, said.

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Panel postpones decision on development

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Ruston’s Planning and Zoning Commission has postponed a decision on a preliminary plat application for a planned unit development on the south side of West Barnett Springs Avenue.
The panel on Monday also delayed considering rezoning the vacant lot to accommodate the PUD requested by Total Properties, Inc.
Zoning Administrator Jim Hays asked the commission to postpone both decisions in light of new information his office received late last week that could have a bearing on the case. Hays said he has not had time to properly vet the information.

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Caney Lake Good Sams Club

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The Caney Lake Good Sammers were welcomed into Pat and Joe Dickson’s home for the February “campout.” Delicious fragrances emitted from simmering pots on the stove as everyone entered the kitchen. Pat had prepared chicken soup, corn chowder and gumbo.
The campers brought a variety of sandwiches and desserts. Everyone was glad to sample all the tasty offerings.
Cards and conversations filled the afternoon as all relaxed in the cozy rooms.

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Tennis Techsters to face Alcorn

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The Louisiana Tech women’s tennis team will be going for win No. 10 on the spring dual season on when they travel to take on Alcorn State with first serve set for 2 p.m. today.
The match will be played in Vicksburg, Mississippi, at the Halls Ferry Road Tennis Courts.
Tech (9-7) will also be going for their third straight win after coming off back-to-back overpowering victories over Grambling State and Arkansas State.

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Bearcats win three of four at City Sports Grill Tourney

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Ruston High School’s baseball team won three of four games played over the weekend in the City Sports Grill Tournament. Pictured left is Reed Sexton hitting a home run in the only loss for the Bearcats, by the score of 6-3 to Ouachita Christian. Pictured right is Kasden Furr picking up the pitching victory for the Bearcats in a 10-0 win over Evangel.
Photos by ROBERT SUMMERLIN

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Choudrant diamond teams looking strong

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FARMERVILLE — Choudrant High School took a 5-1 road win at Class 3A Union Parish High School last week thanks to a big second inning for the Class B Aggies.
After scoring on a groundout in the first inning, a Brandon Russell walk and Daniel Taylor single sparked Choudrants big second inning.
Seven errors committed on the day didn’t help the UPHS effort.
Taylor single started the second-inning surge, aided by a groundout that scored both Russell and Taylor.
Taylor led the Aggies with three hits on the day.

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Diamond ’Dogs hit road to face SFA

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Louisiana Tech looks regroup and move forward as the Diamond ’Dogs return their focus towards a midweek battle with Stephen F. Austin at 6:30 p.m. today in Nacogdoches, Texas.
The ’Dogs (15-5) who started last week with wins over Grambling and nationally-ranked Lafayette, dropped three close games to Southern Miss over the weekend to start Conference USA play.
Stephen F. Austin will enter the game looking to snap a three-game losing streak themselves as the Lumberacks (8-13) dropped a three-game set to McNeese State in Southland Conference action over the weekend.

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College hoops see good seasons

It’s all right there in the numbers.
A overall record of 76-46 — that’s a winning percentage of .623. A conference record of 50-22 for a .694 winning percentage. And a home slate of 45-12 for a winning percentage of .789.
That’s the combined records of our four Lincoln Parish college basketball programs this past season and proof that this has been one of the best overall seasons for the tandem of Louisiana Tech and Grambling State universities for decades.

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