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April 27th

’Dogs: One-run loss again

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Tech falls 4-3 in 12 innings to Hawaii
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Louisiana Tech University (18-23, 1-9 WAC) dropped its sixth one-run game in Western Athletic Conference play, as Hawaii (25-16, 5-2 WAC) defeated the Bulldogs 4-3 in 12 innings on Thursday night at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
Caleb Dudley (4-3) was charged with his third loss of the season after allowing one hit and one unearned run in two innings while striking out three.
Kyle Dowdy (2-2) picked up his second win on the year after a scoreless 3.1 innings and closer Brent Harrison was credited with his seventh save of the season.

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RHS tracksters qualify for state

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The Ruston High track and field season is slowly coming to an end, as seven girls and two boys have qualified for the upcoming Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 5A state meet.
For the girls, Quanese Young was the regional champion in the high jump. Kristen Clark had a seasonal best in the girls’ javelin which placed her second. Ali Brasuell came in right behind with a third place finish.
Also advancing to the state meet was the sprint medley relay team which included Phynecia Richard, Brandi Outley, Erin Goree and Hannah Siegmund.

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Tech softballers host Nevada

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Louisiana Tech University sits one-half game behind Nevada in the Western Athletic Conference race, as both the Lady Techsters and Wolf Pack position themselves for the upcoming league tournament with only two weekends remaining.
The two teams will meet in a three-game series at the Lady Techster Softball Complex this weekend, starting today at 6 p.m. and continuing Saturday with a 1 p.m. doubleheader.

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Aggies, Tigers win big in first round

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Simsboro and Choudrant had no doubt victories in the first round of the Class B Louisiana High School Athletic Association baseball playoffs Thursday.
The Tigers (19-7) cruised to a 15-0 win over Rapides and the Aggies (18-13) thumped Negreet 10-0.
Winning pitcher Josey Chandler went a perfect three-for-three at the plate to drive in a run and aid a 14-hit Simsboro offense that also featured Ben Boydstun (three-for-four, three RBIs), Brian Harrell (one-for-four, RBI), Caleb Smith (two-for-three, two RBIs), Chris Raburn (two RBIs), Eli Calhoun (one-for-two, RBI), David Dowling (one-for-two, RBI), Skylar Turner (two-for-three, two RBIs) and Tyler Fincher (one-for-one, two RBIs).

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Combine set for RHS field Saturday

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The North Central Louisiana Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Scouting Report are hosting a football combine at Ruston High School’s James Stadium on Saturday.
An estimated 200 players who are sophomores nad juniors in high school and hailing from Monroe, Shreveport, Alexandria, Ruston and the surrounding area are scheduled to be participating in a variety of skill tests.
The combine will be held from 8 a.m. until noon.

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April 26th

SOCA Saturday

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Tech group prepares for 5K event
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Ruston residents will have the chance to take a nice stroll or run through the neighborhood South of California Avenue on Saturday morning.
The fourth annual SOCA 5K Walk/Sprint is set to take off at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
Registration, which is $25 for individuals and $100 for a five-person team, begins at 8:30 a.m. at Mays Chapel Church, which is where the race will begin. That registration will include lunch and a T-shirt.

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Three new degrees

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Tech, GSU await final approval
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Lincoln Parish’s two public universities got the approval of the University of Louisiana System’s Board of Supervisors on Tuesday for the implementation of three new degree programs — two at Grambling State University and one at Louisiana Tech University — for the 2012-13 school year.
The first of the two new degree programs at GSU includes the development of an alternative Master of Arts degree in teaching (MAT).

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Waltman golf tourney on tap

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A round of golf, 27 holes and a side of philanthropy could be the recipe for an interesting weekend in Lincoln Parish.
The Ninth Annual Jason Waltman 27 Hole Closest to the Hole Golf Tournament, a fundraiser for the Emerson Centre, is set for May 4-6.
Tee times begin at 7 a.m. each day and continue every two hours with the last tee time being at 5 p.m. The course takes approximately two hours, but residents who are unavailable that weekend are allowed to come early from Friday through May 3.

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SciTech offers summer learning opportunity

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The SciTech Education Center at Louisiana Tech University has the chance to bring students more learning opportunities this summer thanks to a $50,000 grant they have been awarded by NASA’s Summer of Innovation Program.
All Louisiana students in grades four through nine will have the opportunity to attend free on-campus non-residential camps throughout this summer. Students in fourth through sixth grades can attend June 11-15, sixth and seventh graders can attend June 18-22 and eighth and ninth graders on June 25-29.

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RCT to present ‘Annie Get Your Gun’

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Ruston Community Theatre is proud to present Irving Berlin’s famous Broadway musical “Annie Get Your Gun,” as the Gale and Lucy Chumley Musical Series for 2012.
Performances are scheduled for 7 p.m. May 3-5, with a matinee at 2 p.m. on May 6. Tickets are $12 for adults and $6 for students with identification. The musical will be held at the Dixie Center for the Arts.

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