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September 30th

Isham adjusts to growing pains

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Tech quarterback realizes it’s part of learning experience
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Nick Isham knows about the proverbial growing pains that go with being a starting quarterback at the NCAA’s highest level (Football Bowl Subdivision, formerly known as Division 1A).
It’s all part of the territory, not to mention coming into such a role with a long list of credentials (among them being a Gatorade National Player of the Year award as a senior) in the California prep ranks.
So when asked about those two pass interceptions that were credited to him in the final minute of regulation play and then overtime against Mississippi State last weekend, the Louisiana Tech University freshman patiently paused when facing an inquisitive area media group earlier this week and said:

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Tech Hall class has ‘Wow’ factor

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From All-Americans to Super Bowl champs, 2011 group is impressive
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Louisiana Tech University’s class of 2011 athletics’ Hall of Fame inductees definitely have the “Wow” factor.
You want impressive credentials for a group that will be honored in ceremonies on Saturday in the Waggoner Room of the Thomas Assembly Center starting at 1 p.m.?
Consider:
• Paul Millsap: the only player in college history to win three straight NCAA rebounding titles.
• Venus Lacy: a Kodak All-American and member of the 1996 U.S. Olympic gold-medal women’s basketball team.

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RHS, Creek home

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Ruston High meets Minden and Cedar Creek High tackles Delhi in home action for two of Lincoln Parish’s three prep gridiron teams tonight.
The Bearcats (2-2) and Tide (2-2) will have a 7 p.m. duel at James Stadium, while the Cougars (3-1) and Bears (0-4) will battle at the same time at Cougar Stadium. The latter contest will also mark homecoming for Cedar Creek.

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Parish Gameday

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A quick look at this weekend’s football action for Lincoln Parish high school and college teams:
HIGH SCHOOL
(Tonight)
• RUSTON, home, vs. Minden, 7 p.m.; Records: Ruston, 2-2; Minden, 2-2; Last week’s results: Shreveport Byrd 42, Ruston 14; Parkway 46, Minden 13;; Radio: KXKZ 107.5-FM, Ruston; State rankings: Ruston, unranked, 5A; Minden, unranked, 4A.

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Tech falls to Aggies

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Louisiana Tech (8-9; 0-2 WAC) fell to the defending Western Athletic Conference champions of Utah State, 3-1 (19-25; 14-25; 25-21; 12-25) in the Thomas Assembly Center Thursday night.
The Lady Techsters were led offensively by outside hitter Marcella Braz, who had nine kills.
Nataliya Panova recorded five kills and 17 digs against the Aggies, while Regan Himmelberg and Caitlin Germany each notched four kills in the stat sheet, but their efforts fell short as errors plagued the Lady Techsters. The team recorded nine service errors and only a .047 hitting percentage.

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September 29th

Tech fights cancer

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Bulldogs ask for help on and off the field
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Louisiana Tech will open its Western Athletic Conference season on Saturday when the Bulldogs host preseason league favorite Hawaii on Saturday at 6 p.m. at Joe Aillet Stadium.
There are numerous promotions and events set around this weekend’s home football game, including the Tech Athletics Hall of Fame induction, the Bulldogs Tackling Breast Cancer campaign, the Red-Out game promotion as well as additional home sporting events on campus.

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Abuse awareness

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DART vigil to remember those lost
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With close to 30 people lost to domestic violence in the past 15 years, the Domestic Abuse Resistance Team has taken a proactive stance to inform area residents.
Cathy Ayo, DART’s executive director, said DART serves five parishes, including Lincoln Parish, and awareness will be brought to each one.
“We will be setting up silhouettes Friday or Saturday to remember all those lost to domestic violence, which includes men, women and children,” Ayo said. “They will then be on display for a week before we move them to another parish.”

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Cyclist struck, injured

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A teenage cyclist is in serious condition after being struck by a vehicle on Wednesday afternoon.
Ruston Fire Department Public Education Officer Eric Brazzel said the incident took place at 4:14 p.m. on U.S. Highway 167 North between Vienna and Dubach.
“RFD responded at that time with a medic unit and rescue to find the patient with severe injuries,” Brazzel said. “Pafford Air was notified to transport the patient to LSU Medical Center.”

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Hammons seeks re-election

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Twelve-year incumbent, police juror David Hammons has announced his plans for re-election for the District 5 Police Jury seat.
“I want to thank the people for giving me the opportunity to serve them for the past 12 years,” Hammons said. “I look forward to giving you the same service for the next four years.”
Hammons also said he feels like he has helped change the mindset of many voters and made them aware of problems and issues facing Lincoln Parish.

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GSU adds nine buildings to National Register

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University continued its Founder’s Week celebration Wednesday morning with a historic buildings marker ceremony honoring nine of the university’s buildings that were recently added to the National Register of Historic Places.
In front of Long-James Hall, one of the buildings added to the register, a crowd of approximately 25 gathered to witness the ceremony as part of the university’s celebration of 110 years of existence.

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