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February 17th

’Cats ousted in Div. II boys soccer semifinals

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NEW ORLEANS — The Ruston High School soccer team’s deepest playoff run ever came to an end Saturday.
Holy Cross broke open a scoreless tie early in the second half and went on to a 3-0 win in a semifinals match of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s Div. II playoffs at Pan-American Stadium.
RHS soccer coach Joe Aulds said it simply came down to the Tigers being the better team overall.

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Tech softball splits pair at LSU tourney

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BATON ROUGE — Kimmie Atienza hit a solo home run to lead off the seventh and Louisiana Tech rallied for two runs in the frame to record an 8-7 come-from-behind win over Central Arkansas in the first of two games Saturday at the Purple and Gold Challenge hosted by LSU.
Tech fell 2-0 to Oregon State in the second game as the Beavers scored two unearned runs in the first inning and made them hold up.
Game 1: LA Tech 8, UCA 7
Louisiana Tech (4-7) jumped out to a 5-0 lead before Central Arkansas rallied for seven straight runs in the fourth and fifth innings.

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Dunkin’ Dogs fall to Middle Tenn.

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It was a struggle in the rebounding category for Louisiana Tech in its final home game of the 2017-18 season.
The Bulldogs were outrebounded 44-25 and that led to 19 second-chance points for Middle Tennessee in what ended up as an 87-70 loss to the Blue Raiders on Saturday night in front of the largest crowd of the season with 4,847 fans inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (16-12, 7-8 Conference USA) found itself down as much as 21 points early in the second half after league-leader Middle Tennessee (22-5, 14-1 C-USA) went on a 16-0 run.

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G-Men make it 11 straight wins

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Tigers top Jackson State, 71-64
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GRAMBLING — The Grambling State University men’s basketball team had four players finish in double figures and extended its school-record win streak to 11 games with a 71-64 victory over Jackson State in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game on Saturday night at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.

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GSU women take OT victory

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GRAMBLING — Jazmin Boyd and Justice Coleman combined to score 61 points as the Grambling State University women’s basketball team got back into the win column with a 93-89 overtime victory over Jackson State in a Southwestern Athletic Conference game on Saturday at the Fredrick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
Grambling State led 18-15 after one period, but Jackson State took a 38-36 lead into the break. JSU led by only one point, 57-56, heading into the final quarter. Grambling State led by three down the stretch, but a 3-pointer by Chelsea Causey tied the game at 71 and forced overtime.

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No football? Olympics, Dillon, ‘Columbo’ to rescue

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Oh my, a weekend without football on television?
Say it isn’t so.
It didn’t seem right, not starting off Sunday without GameDay Morning on the NFL Network and then watching NFL games the rest of the day.
But I found other programs and non-football players to enjoy:
WINTER OLYMPICS: Granted, the winter games aren’t exactly a major interest level of the sporting public in Ruston or the Deep South, but one can’t help but admire the dedication or sacrifices made by these athletes.
Think about it.
Would you give up four years of your life to prepare for the Games?

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Lady Techsters use long ball to beat USM

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Louisiana Tech hit a program record 14 3-pointers and five Lady Techsters scored in double figures in downing Southern Miss 89-57 Saturday afternoon at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (17-10, 8-6) scored the first 10 points of the game, built a 15-point halftime lead and never looked back in coasting to the victory on a day that saw the program honor senior Alexus Malone.

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Pilot program signs up 496 students

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Enhanced School Calendar begins June 11
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Approximately 496 Glen View and Cypress Springs Elementary Schools students signed up to participate in the Lincoln Parish School district’s Enhanced School Calendar pilot program.
Schools Superintendent Mike Milstead said 262 Cypress Springs students registered along with 242 Glen View students as of Friday’s registration deadline.
“This is fantastic,” Milstead said. “This will help the program move along two or three years and we hope to see the numbers continue to grow.”

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Bearcats fall to Holy Cross in semifinals

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Top-seeded Holy Cross broke open a scoreless tie early in the second half Saturday en route to a 3-0 win over fourth-seeded Ruston High School in semifinals action of the Louisiana High School Athletics Association’s Div. II playoffs at Pan-American Stadium in New Orleans. Pictured are the Bearcats being introduced before the start of the match.

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Tech student suspected in Mardi Gras shooting surrenders

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The Louisiana Tech University student accused of a fatal Mardi Gras shooting in New Orleans turned himself in Friday.
Eddie Lee Dingle, Jr., 21, of 1001 Fairfax, in Terrytown, a New Orleans suburb, surrendered at his attorney’s office, according to a New Orleans Police Department online press release.
Dingle was booked into the Orleans Parish Justice Center on charge of a second-degree murder, the release said.

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