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Bulldogs get much-needed win

Only minutes earlier, Tech (2-4, 1-2) had rallied from a 12-point fourth quarter deficit to sneak past the Aggies 22-21.
“There’s nothing like going into the locker room after a victory,” smiled Harris, who had a dozen tackles to help lead a determined Bulldogs’ defensive effort in the final minutes. “It was a win that we really needed. Any win is great, but this one tonight was dramatic. This is what college football is all about.”
It wasn’t just a “great win” for the Bulldogs, but a sorely needed one.

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Training more teachers a must

Louisiana and the nation as a whole need more teachers capable of leading more students into the vital careers that require mathematics and science skills.
Trained and skilled teachers, who have both knowledge of their subject matter and necessary techniques for instruction under their belt, help schools produce skilled students.
This program leverages the considerable power of the National Science Foundation, which has signed off on a grant of more than $730,000 to fund scholarships for STEM-Plus students for their senior and post-baccalaureate year.

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Take it one step at a time

Last Tuesday was my first visit to the class. I didn’t know anyone in it, and I had no idea about what the class was like other than my previous experience with mostly non-effective P.E. courses where we warmed the bleachers for the better part of an hour. But I was warned while a handful of ladies and I waited for a cheerleading class to dismiss.
“Boy, Ms. Dorthy’s gonna work us today,” one of the women waiting on a bench said.
The rest of the crew nodded in agreement looking kind of solemn.
I thought, “Right. Like aerobics is hard.”

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Homecoming pulls in crowd

“We’ve read up on them in the Shreveport paper,” Charles Jollie said.
Tech’s record is no reason to lose school spirit, he said.
“We’re hoping they do better with Coach Dooley, but these things take time.”
Greg Rainwater, who grew up in Ruston and graduated from Tech in the now-defunct nuclear medicine program, drove over from Shreveport and hooked up with friends and their families.
He spent time Saturday throwing a football around with Hayden and Rhett Johnson and his nephew Josh Miller as the tailgating around the stadium swelled.

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Cedar Creek rallies again

“You have to give St. Frederick’s a lot of credit. They are an extremely well coached team that we knew would be ready to play us hard and they did. They were off of the charts tonight.”
St.Frederick had held a 9-6 lead with 9:44 left to go in the third quarter following a 29-yard field goal by Michael Fontenot before Dwyer helped the Creek pull out the decision.
Dwyer also scored the Cougars’ other touchdown on a 26-yard pass from quarterback Andy smith with 10:03 to go in the second quarter after the Warriors had taken a 6-0 lead.

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Looking back at the life of ‘Gravy’

Right after he had retired from being the diamond leader, Patterson was named as an associate athletic director responsible for overseeing eligibility requirements for student-athletes and working closely with members of the NCAA’s compliance committee.
And then, later, he stepped in on three different occasions to serve in the role of interim athletic director.
He did just fine as a football coach, too.

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The beauty of literacy

My experience volunteering with that literacy program showed me firsthand the challenges some adults in our country and our state face because they can’t read. Many people in these kinds of programs aren’t immigrants, they were born and raised here and never learned to read.
Last week, I had the chance to visit Lincoln Parish’s Even Start program, which is also determined to break the cycle of illiteracy.

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Ruston remembers ‘Gravy’

“Yes, this is a tough day for me and a lot of other people who loved ‘Gravy’.”
Pat Patterson died Thursday after shooting his wife, Glenda, and then turning the gun on himself at The Arbor and Terrace in Ruston. He was 73, she was 71.
“The thing about ‘Gravy’ was that, after you became friends with him, he never forgot you,” said Collins via a telephone interview from Longview, Texas, where he now lives.
Patterson was the head baseball coach at Tech for 23 years, serving from 1968-1990. He retired with a Louisiana college record 741 wins.

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