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April 6th, 2015

Appleby, Hamilton, Smith selected to LSWA second team

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The awards continue to pile in for the Louisiana Tech backcourt of Kenneth Smith, Raheem Appleby and Alex Hamilton as the trio was all named to the 2015 Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-Louisiana men’s college basketball team announced over the weekend.
All three Bulldogs who played a pivotal part in a 27-win season, an outright Conference USA regular season title and a National Invitation Tournament quarterfinal appearance received second team All-Louisiana honors.

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Tech’s women’s team shines at Florida Relays

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. — Louisiana Tech’s women’s 4x200m relay ran the fourth-fastest time in school history to highlight the final day of action at the Pepsi Florida Relays at Percy Beard Track Saturday in Gainesville.
The 4x200m relay of Bianca Jackson, Aminah Blount, Brittany Walker and Marlesia Carey ran 1:37.06, the fourth-fastest time in school history and the fastest for any Lady Techster 4x200m relay squad since the 2010 Drake Relays when Antoinette Cobb, Quanisha Sales, Monique Wright and Nancy Shelton ran 1:36.44 in Des Moines, Iowa.

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GSU softball takes one of three

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Nicole Ene and the Grambling State University softball team won their Southwestern Athletic Conference series opener at Southern by the score of 1-0 on Friday. Southern came back to take Saturday’s doubleheader by the scores of 10-3 and 2-1. GSU now stands at 4-19 overall and 3-5 in the SWAC Western Division and will play at Texas Southern on Friday and Saturday.

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Place for children at DART

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A small boy arrives at DART’s shelter, angry and confused about the violence he has seen at home between his mother and his father. During Children’s Group, our child advocate and a student intern teach a fun lesson called “Hands Are Not For Hitting,” which identifies bad things to do with your hands (hitting, pushing, pinching, slapping), and good things to do with your hands (helping, hugging, playing, creating). He asks questions and begins to relax as he traces his own hand and promises not to hit others.

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Pet of the Week

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This is Sammy. He is a smaller lab mix that loves to run and play. He needs a family. Sammy is up to date on shots and neutered. Come see him and all the furry babies at 4 PAWS. 4Paws is open to the public Tuesday through Saturday and by appointment only on Monday. Call 251-DOGS for more information.

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A healthier country for 2030

Each day millions of Americans take the first step to becoming a healthier person, and for the past 20 years, on a national level millions have observed National Public Health Week.
The main goal of National Public Health Week is for the United States to be the healthiest country we can be by 2030.

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The budget crisis continues

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It really isn’t a funny situation, but a crucial one facing our state legislators as they move toward next week’s start of the legislative session.
Under the worst-case scenario of Gov. Bobby Jindal’s budget, the state’s college and universities would have about $608 million less in state funding than they currently receive, Commissioner of Higher Education Joseph Rallo said.

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April 4th

Sports Briefs: April 5, 2015

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Tech backcourt honored by LSWA
The awards continue to pile in for the Louisiana Tech backcourt of Kenneth Smith, Raheem Appleby and Alex Hamilton as the trio was all named to the 2015 Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-Louisiana men’s college basketball team announced this weekend.
For more on the LSWA All-State men’s basketball team, see Monday’s Ruston Daily Leader sports page.
Tennis Techsters drop match
In a neutral site match in New Orleans, Louisiana Tech dropped its first league match of the spring to Middle Tennessee State by a score of 4-0 on Saturday evening.

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Lady Techsters sweep Miners

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Pauline Tufi hit a two-run home run and Bianca Duran pitched her second complete-game shutout of the weekend as Louisiana Tech defeated UTEP 6-0 Saturday at the Lady Techster Softball Complex, completing the three-game sweep against the Miners.

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Dodgers due to face Tigers in World Series

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Two teams who have sat on the championship throne of their divisions in recent years could be in a repeat mode this season.
At least that’s my size-up of how the 2015 Major League Baseball races could wind down in October.
Our choices to collide in the World Series?
The Los Angeles Dodgers and the Detroit Tigers.
Strong pitching staffs are reason No. 1 for making this pick.

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