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April 16th, 2014

RHS takes control at Hoss Garrett Relays

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Ruston High School easily won its recent Hoss Garrett Relays, with the girls team easily outdistancing second-place Jonesboro-Hodge and the boys racing past second-place Basrop.
Following are team results and RHS first-place finishes from that meet:
Team Totals
Girls:
Ruston — 177
Jonesboro — 61.5
Bastrop — 52
Simsboro — 29.5
Rayville — 28
RHS Girls First-Place Finishes
Kristen Clark — Javelin
Quanese Jones — High Jump
Rebecca Wheelis — Pole Vault
Breanna Cooper — Discus
Carrie Bridges — Shot put
Adaiza Austin — 1,600m
Adaiza Austin — 800m
Sunni Mccallister — 100m

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’Dogs blow big lead

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UALR rallies to take 7-6 win over Tech
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LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — After leading 6-0 after five and a half innings of play, Louisiana Tech allowed seven unanswered runs by the University of Arkansas-Little Rock, eventually falling, 7-6, to the Trojans on Tuesday night at Gary Hogan Field.
Tech (10-24) squandered a six-run advantage by allowing UALR (14-20) to plate three runs in the sixth, one in the seventh and three in the eighth to sweep the season series over the Bulldogs.

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Kicking it in the classroom

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Tech soccer continues academic excellence

Conference USA Commissioner Britton Banowsky recently recognized student-athletes within the league for their excellent achievements in the classroom for the 2013-14 academic year and the Louisiana Tech soccer team had several players on the list.

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Tech men 36th in national track rankings

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NEW ORLEANS — Louisiana Tech’s men’s track and field team jumped six spots to No. 36 in the national rankings the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association (USTFCCCA) announced Tuesday.
The big jump is primarily a result of a big jump by Jarvis Gotch last weekend at the UTEP Invitational. His long jump mark of 26-0.25 (7.93m) tied for the national lead.

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Techsters softball edges past Stephen F. Austin

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NACOGDOCHES, Texas — Pauline Tufi hit a two-run home run in the top of the seventh inning and then recorded the final three outs in the circle to lead Louisiana Tech to a come-from-behind 3-2 win over Stephen F. Austin Tuesday evening at SFA Softball Field.
With Tech (16-25) trailing 2-1 heading into its final plate appearance, Kristen Miles singled up the middle with one out, her third hit of the contest. Tufi then launched a 2-2 offering from SFA starter Brittany Lewis deep over the left field wall, giving the Lady Techsters a 3-2 lead.

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Bearcats defeated 4-3

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Caden Doga (5) hit a double and scored a run for the Ruston High School Bearcats Tuesday at Neville High School, but it wasn’t enough as the Tigers squeaked past the Bearcats 4-3.

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RPAR Pitch, Hit, Run set for May 3

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It’s time to play like a big leaguer — for free! Ruston Parks and Recreation Department is again proud to host the MLB Pitch, Hit and Run competition at 9:30 a.m. May 3. RPAR joins more than 4,000 competitions planned to take place across North America this year.

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Sweet summer is coming on

The juicy sweetness of a ripe summer peach is a summertime tradition in Lincoln Parish, as is the festival that celebrates the fruit.
Festivities for this year’s events have already begun with the selection of winners for the 2014 Peach Festival Poster.
Those winners should be commended for their hard work and dedication to our historic festival.
But for those who may not be artistically inclined there are many ways to get out there, show your support and help to make the 2014 Louisiana Peach Festival a success.

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Ruston running for the hills

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The folks in Ruston’s University Hills neighborhood wasted no time when they decided they wanted their area to remain viable in the face of change.
Even before city officials had decided what to include in Ruston’s newest master plan regarding residential land use and zoning, University Hills residents were hot on the trail of ways to preserve the historic character of their neighborhoods while upping the area’s appeal to young families, professionals and people who want traditional homes in what planning experts call a “mature” neighborhood.

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April 15th

Terry Bradshaw talks Tech

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Former Bulldogs, Super Bowl quarterback appears at Squire Creek
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CHOUDRANT — It’s been happening more and more for years now.
And as former Louisiana Tech University quarterback and four-time Super Bowl winner Terry Bradshaw appeared at Squire Creek Country Club Monday for the annual Kix Brooks-Terry Bradshaw fundraising golf tournament, it happened again.
Bradshaw talked Tech.

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