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February 12th, 2015

Tech softball tops Jackon State

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JACKSON, Miss. — Bianca Duran tossed five scoreless innings and Anna Cross roped a bases clearing double that highlighted a four-run second inning to lead Louisiana Tech to a 5-3 victory over Jackson State Wednesday at JSU Softball Complex.
Tech (3-3) defeated the Tigers (2-4), who came into the game riding a two-game winning streak after defeating Houston and Houston Baptist this past weekend.

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Tech tennis loses

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Junior Alexandra Starkova extended her singles winning streak to five games Wednesday as Louisiana Tech fell on the road to SMU. Tech was able to send three singles matches into super tiebreakers, but ultimately fell 5-2. Tech found itself in a 1-0 hole after dropping the doubles point with losses at No. 1 and No. 2. The duo of Manoela Chiacchio and Taly Merker had the lone win, 6-4, at No. 3 for the Lady Techsters. Tech’s Jazmin Britos battled to take a 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-6) victory at No.

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Warren signs with Showboats

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Former Dubach High School standout Victor Warren has joined the Jackson Showboats semi-pro basketball team based out of Jackson, Mississippi.
The Showboats play in the American Basketball Association, a semipro team consisting of 68 teams playing in regional divisions that was formed in 1999.
Jackson competes in the league’s Gulf Coast Division, which includes teams based out of Birmingham, Alabama, Bowling Green, Kentucky, Memphis, Mobile, Alabama, Columbus, Georgia, and Shreveport.

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Applaud LPDC for work done

The Lincoln Parish Detention Center is continuing its efforts to better serve both local inmates and the community.
Taken over by the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office in 2013, the LPDC has come a long way.
Under the direction of Warden Jim Tuten the LPDC has seen vast changes over the past few months.
With the installation of two new fences underway and a greenhouse being used to further their gardening efforts, the community should appreciate the forward thinking of those in charge.

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Mardi Gras is more than partying

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On the corner of El Dorado Street and Houma Boulevard, in Metairie, my hometown, was always the sweet spot to catch the “Metairie parades,” which is what citizens of south Louisiana call them.
It was the perfect place to catch the parades because it was the beginning of the parades. The location did not draw huge crowds since it was in the neighborhoods. Most people gathered on Veterans Boulevard, which is the main street in Metairie. Like 167 U.S. Highway in Ruston.

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Kindergartners celebrate 100 days, science fair held

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Kindergarten news
Our kindergartners are working very hard to get ready for first grade, and we are growing in so many ways. We are learning to read by sounding out words. We are becoming better writers by stretching out the words we want to write and writing the sounds we hear.
In math we are beginning addition and subtraction. Last Friday we celebrated 100 Days of School.
Many students brought a bag of 100 things to share with us. It was cool to see how some things filled up the bag and other things did not.

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Students excel at math, helping others, business, more

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Math-a-Thon
You can often count on Cedar Creek kids to give to those in need. Because of their generosity and hard work, the school was 25th in the nation for fundraising in the Math-A-Thon for St. Jude’s event.
St. Jude Math-A-Thon is a free, education-based fundraising program for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Math-A-Thon has been designed to supplement a teacher’s existing curriculum, while also teaching students the importance of helping others.
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Cypress Springs Honor Roll

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Cypress Springs Elementary School has announced the names of those students who have earned a place on the the honor roll for the third six-weeks grading period.
Principal’s List:

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February 11th

Tech stock car to race

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Automobile Racing Club of America Racing Series driver Buster Graham is set to make that happen as he, along with his Roulo Brothers Racing team, will debut the No. 17 Louisiana Tech Bulldog Ford Fusion, Saturday at Daytona International Speedway in the Lucas Oil 200.
The race is the first in the ARCA Series’ 2015 season and will be televised nationally on FOX Sports 1 beginning at 3 p.m.

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Tech golfers finish 11th

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Victor Lange fired a team best 2-under-par 69 to finish tied for eighth individually and led the Bulldogs to an 11th place finish at the Oak Hills Invitational Tuesday in San Antonio.
Louisiana Tech’s final round score of 290 (6-over-par) allowed the Bulldogs to jump Central Arkansas, Louisiana-Lafayette and Rice in the team standings on the final day of competition. Tech finished just five strokes behind Tulsa.
Lange tied with Oklahoma’s Michael Gellerman for eighth place, finishing at 2-over-par (75-71-69—215) for the tournament.

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