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March 12th, 2014

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Another team captain meeting was held Thursday at the Northern Louisiana Medical Center for the 2014 March of Dimes.
The meeting allowed those in attendance to give updates on their team progress and to discuss ways to have the most successful campaign.
David Darland and Sarah McKinnie, with Community Trust Bank, were on hand to discuss the 2014 Crawfish Boil set for 4-7 p.m. April 25 at the bank’s main branch on Trenton Street.

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Tech announces winter quarter honors students

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Louisiana Tech University has announced the names of students on its winter quarter President’s and Dean’s honor lists.
Students whose names are followed by an asterisk earned recognition as members of the President’s Honor List. That distinction signifies achievement of at least a 3.8 academic grade point average on a minimum of nine semester hours completed (100-level or higher), with no grade lower than a B.

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New Living Word moves on to title contest

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LAKE CHARLES — New Living Word had the luxury of plenty of postseason experience heading into Wednesday’s Class C semifinal boys basketball game against Atlanta.
But it was freshman Fredrion Evans who helped propel the Lions to the championship game.
Evan’s 3-pointer in the waning minutes put NLW up by six points as the No. 2 Lions (30-8) held on for a 80-73 comeback win over No. 3 Atlanta (27-6).
“I’m proud of the way this team kept on fighting until the end,” New Living Word Coach Jerry Baldwin said.
“They never game up and went out and earned this win.”

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Lady Techsters top N. Texas

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EL PASO, Texas — Louisiana Tech is peaking at the right time.
Chrisstasia Walter recorded a double double with 18 points and 11 rebounds and five Lady Techsters scored in double figures as LA Tech defeated North Texas 77-59 Tuesday evening at Memorial Gymnasium in the first round of the Conference USA Tournament.
With the win, Tech (11-19) advances to face Charlotte at 6 p.m. today. The 49ers defeated the Lady Techsters 85-61 on Feb. 13 in Ruston.
However, the 49ers didn’t see this Tech team.

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Tech, Grambling baseball to meet

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Fresh on the heels of a win over a ranked Texas A&M squad, Louisiana Tech returns home for a brief period to host I-20 foe Grambling State in a midweek contest set to begin at 6 p.m. today at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park in Ruston.
The Bulldogs come into this game with 20-3 record against the Tigers, having won 18 straight over Grambling. In 12 seasons, head coach Wade Simoneaux has compiled an 18-1 record over the visiting Tigers, including the Bulldogs’ two most recent victories over Grambling, which came during the 2013 season.

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Tigers knock JSU out of SWAC tournament

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HOUSTON (AP) — Terry Rose scored 22 points as No. 10 seed Grambling State upset seventh-seeded Jackson State 84-75 in the first round of the Southwestern Athletic Conference tournament on Tuesday.
Grambling State, 3-15 in conference play this season, avenged two regular-season losses to Jackson State — both by double-digits.
Chandler Thomas added 20 points and 14 rebounds for Grambling State (5-23).
Grambling State pushed ahead after it went on a 14-3 second-half run, with 3-pointers by Rose and A’Torri Shine, to take a 67-61 lead.

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GSU women win opener, 83-81

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HOUSTON — The Grambling State University Lady Tigers held off a frantic rally by the University of Arkansas Pine Bluff Lady Golden Lions on Tuesday morning. winning by the score of 83-81 in overtime in the first round of the 2014 Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament at the Toyota Center.
The Lady Tigers dominated most of the first half dominating UAPB in every phase of the game and would eventually build a 37-17 lead. UAPB would go on a 10-0 run to end the first half and cut the lead to 37-17 at the half.

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Sports Briefs

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Tech golf finishes fourth
LAFAYETTE— Victor Lange shot a 1-under-par 71 Tuesday as he led Louisiana Tech to a fourth place finish at the 29th Annual Louisiana Classics at Oakbourne Country Club.
Lange’s round marked his second sub-par round of the tournament as the Bulldogs clipped 47th-ranked New Mexico State by seven strokes.
Tech finished the tournament with an 8-over-par score of 872, only four shots from host UL-Lafayette as the Ragin’ Cajuns placed third after a 4-over-par 868 score.

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Help the HHS spread awareness

Most people don’t think much about their colons, and it’s not something most people talk about in polite conversation.
Considering that colorectal cancer is the nation’s second leading cancer killer, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is hoping to change that.
March is National Colorectal Cancer Awareness Month.
According to HHS, more than 52,000 Americans died from colorectal cancer in 2010, the most recent year for which statistics were available.
The disease causes a great deal of suffering for more than 137,000 adults each year.

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Clock ticks for mayoral candidates

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Ruston Mayor Dan Hollingsworth hoped his announcement last week that he’s not seeking re-election would have immediately spurred more entrants into this fall’s mayoral race.
So far, it hasn’t. Businessman and Lincoln Parish Police Juror Ronny Walker remains the only announced candidate. Walker is making all the appearances that any mayoral contender should make at meetings and other gatherings around town.

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