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October 17th, 2015

Tech soccer team shuts out Texas-El Paso

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Louisiana Tech picked up win No. 10 on the season on Friday night as they blanked UTEP, 2-0, at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
After suffering two straight defeats last weekend, Tech (10-7, 3-4 Conference USA) bounced back with a strong performance in the back by shutting out the Miners who had registered at least one goal in every game this season.
The Lady Techsters also needed to capitalize on scoring opportunities when they presented themselves and they did with a first half goal by Kathryn Sloan and a late insurance goal by Mylene Roy-Ouellet.

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RHS celebrates with flair for Homecoming

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Bearcats put on scoring clinic in 49-0 win over Pineville
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The are all kinds of ways to celebrate, just as there are all kinds of ways to score in a football game.
Ruston High School tried most of them Friday night as the Bearcats celebrated Homecoming by roaring past Pineville 49-0 in District 2-5A action at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
“We had a lot of alumni come back and for our players to come out and turn in that kind of effort on this field makes it a special night,” said RHS coach Brad Laird. “We’re proud of it.”

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Golden Tornado blows past Cedar Creek, 29-8

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Cedar Creek kept two-time defending state champion Haynesville within striking distance Friday night before a big play broke it open.
Keandre Harris’ 77-yard scoring scamper late in the third quarter was the backbreaker for the Cougars as the Golden Tornado went on for a 29-8 win in District 1-1A action at Cougars Stadium.
Haynesville dominated statistically, rolling up 408 yards of offense while holding Cedar Creek to 154.
But still the Cougars bent but didn’t break early on.

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Grambling Lab escapes Hornets

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Kittens run off with 38-22 win
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ARCADIA — Jerome Hudson III scored on a pair of long runs Friday night to led Grambling Laboratory to a 38-22 District 1-1A win over Arcadia at Hornets Stadium.
Hudson III scored on a 50-yard scamper in the third quarter before adding the final score of the game on a 26-yard run.
He finished with 200 yards on 17 carries along with a two-point conversion run.
Austin Andrews also turned in a big game for the Kittens (4-3, 2-2 in 1-1A) with 81 yards on 14 carries along with a two-point conversion.
Andrews also scored on a 54-yard interception return in the third quarter.

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Tech volleyball falls to North Texas in three sets

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DENTON, Texas — Louisiana Tech could not keep up with the Mean Green for the second time this season as the Lady Techsters fell to North Texas, 3-0 (18-25, 22-25, 14-25), Friday night at the North Texas Volleyball Center in Denton, Texas.
Tech dropped to 7-13 on the season with a 1-6 record in Conference USA play, while North Texas improved to 14-8 overall and a 6-1 mark in league matches.

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Comments needed on duck hunting zone changes

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When a decision is handed down by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (WFC) relative to duck hunting zone boundaries, number of zones, structure of zones and season splits, hunters are stuck with that decision for the next five years.
This is the year when proposed changes in the duck hunting picture can be made to change any or all these regulations if it seems in the best interest of the duck hunting situation. Any changes for the 2016-17 waterfowl hunting seasons must be decided on no later than Dec. 1 with recommendations made to the WFC at it’s November monthly meeting

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Statewide burn ban issued

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Fire weather watch may be lifted at 7 p.m.

Lincoln Parish and all of North Louisiana remain under a statewide burn ban and a fire weather watch today as a result of a high-pressure ridge that’s been stuck over the area for three months.
The fire weather watch, issued last week by the National Weather Service, could be lifted at 7 p.m. today if winds decrease significantly and the relative humidity increases significantly, Mike Barry, lead forecaster at the NWS Shreveport office, said Friday.
The fire watch means conditions are “very conducive” for wildfires to start, Barry said.

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CCA to host local supper

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Soup for the Soul helps raise funds
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Christian Community Action continues to run low on funds and resort to purchasing food, but citizens will have the opportunity to help raise funds at the annual Soup for the Soul.
Soup for the Soul, an annual community super benefiting CCA, will be held from 5-7 p.m. Tuesday at the Ruston Civic Center.
Tickets cost $10 plus a canned meat item and are available at local churches, the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce, by calling CCA at 251-3282 and at the door.

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RHS honors staff, alums

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The Ruston High School Alumni Association recognized three RHS teachers and four graduates during the annual alumni banquet Friday.
Current biology teacher Susan Griffin, retired business teacher Ruby Moore and the late foreign language teacher Elizabeth Gilbert received the association’s 2015 Achievement Award for staff members.
Maribel Tuten Childress, Class of 1986; Patrick Moore, Class of 1988; and Jackson Thigpen, Class of 1963, received the Achievement Award for alumni.
Trotter Hunt, Class of 1995, received the Young Alumnus of Distinction.

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GSU begins renovations on Woodson Hall

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After suffering severe damage from flooding during storms earlier this year, Grambling State University has moved one step closer to renovating the basement level of Woodson Hall.
Vice President of Finance Leon Sanders said the university hired PAC Environmental Specialists to conduct air quality tests in Woodson Hall, where the results showed no hazards in the building.
However, to ensure the safety of the faculty, staff and students, the university will conduct further research before renovating, Sanders said.

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