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Bearcats take DH win over Natchitoches Central

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Ruston High School’s baseball team pulled off a pair of big wins Saturday as the Bearcats swept a District 2-5A doubleheader over Natchitoches Central at the RHS Baseball Complex.
The Bearcats edged the Chiefs 3-2 in game one before roaring to a 15-0 win in game two.
Ben LeBlanc was the catalyst for the Bearcats in the opener as the junior went three-for-three at the play, scoring one run. Cannon Brasuell and Gunner Durrett each had one hit and one RBI for RHS while Kelbey Glovered singled and scored a run. Graham White added another run for RHS.

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Recognizing Anne Frank through exhibit

It’s not very often that Lincoln Parish gets to be the first North American stop for an exhibit.
But, from Thursday through May 18, the Lincoln Parish Library will serve as the first stop on the North American tour of a brand-new Anne Frank exhibit, designed specifically with schools and libraries in mind.
The local library was able to land this honor by being proactive. Emily Arnold, the library’s programming coordinator, said she called the U.S. Anne Frank Center looking for a traveling exhibit, and was given the opportunity to be the first host of this one.

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Light at the end of the tunnel?

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Could it be true?
Is there finally a little bit of light shining at the end of the long, cold and dark tunnel known as Louisiana’s state budget.
Apparently that could be the case.
With Louisiana’s economic picture brightening, legislative leaders are proposing a $6 million boost to their budget next year.
The budget to finance the House, Senate and other legislative agencies would grow to $98.4 million next year, under recommendations approved without objection Wednesday by a panel of legislative leaders.

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‘Big Dance’ always ripe for upsets

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What do Mercer, North Dakota State and Dayton have in common?
Answer: they all pulled off upset victories in the first round of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.
Those three teams were given about as much of a chance of defeating their opponents as the Jacksonville Jaguars were of reaching the Super Bowl last year.
All were double digit seeded entries in the “Big Dance” against the single digit seeds owned by Duke, Oklahoma and Ohio State.
But as is always the case, upsets are synonymous with the NCAA tournament.

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Tigers conclude workouts

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GRAMBLING — First year Grambling State head football coach Broderick Fobbs brought a new wrinkle to hit team’s workouts this spring.
And following the end of spring practice on Saturday, Fobbs said he feels the move will pay off for the Tigers next season.
Grambling held its spring Black and Gold football game last weekend, with the Black team, consisting of the Tigers’ second-team offense and first-team defense, taking a 9--0 win over the Gold squad at Eddie G. Robinson Stadium.

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Tech offense starts finding a rhythm

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Louisiana Tech practiced for two hours at Joe Aillet Stadium as the team held its eighth practice of the spring in a session Friday night that was highlighted by the offense building some rhythm and moving the ball.
Friday’s practice session focused mainly on team drills and game-like situations with the practice capping off with the two-minute drill.
At the end, the first team offense was able to move the ball down the field and kick a field goal in under two minutes while the second team offense moved 60 yards downfield to the red zone but gave up an interception.

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Georgetown tops Grambling

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Georgetown rallied to top starting pitcher Zach Moreau (above) and the Grambling State Tigers 6-1 on Saturday. Moreau worked 7.1 innings, giving up four earned runs while striking out four batters. The teams will play a doubleheader starting at noon today at Wilbert Ellis Field.

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Tech teams shine at Texas Relays

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AUSTIN, Texas — Louisiana Tech had three of its four relay teams advance through Friday’s preliminary rounds at the 87th Annual Clyde Littlefield Texas Relays in Austin.
Both the men’s 4x100m and 4x400m relays advanced with both teams led by senior Trey Hadnot of Ruston while the women’s 4x400m relay also moved on to the finals round.
Hadnot ran the second leg of the 4x100m relay along with Devin Henderson, Jermey Hicks and Dennis Richardson as the quartet finished fifth overall in the prelims with a time of 39.95.

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Diamond ’Dogs fall 10-1 on road at UTSA

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — A five-run fifth inning helped give UTSA a 2-0 series lead Saturday afternoon as the Roadrunners defeated Louisiana Tech, 10-1, in the second game of the weekend series at Roadrunner Field.
Tech (9-16, 3-8 Conference USA) trailed by just one heading into the bottom of the fifth inning, but UTSA (18-9, 5-3 C-USA) had three consecutive singles to lead off the fifth and load the bases. The Roadrunners then took advantage of a fielding error by Bulldog second baseman Thomas Simoneaux, which set up UTSA to score three unearned runs in the inning for a 6-0 lead over Tech.

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Tech softball splits with FAU

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Bianca Duran supplied the power and Pauline Tufi kept Florida Atlantic in check as Louisiana Tech defeated the Owls 3-1 in game two of Saturday’s Conference USA doubleheader at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.
The win salvaged a split after the Owls (23-16, 6-5 C-USA) won the first game of the day 7-2
In the second game of the contest, Duran hit a three-run home run off FAU starter Kylee Hanson in the bottom of the first inning and Tufi and the Lady Techster defense did the rest as Tech won 3-1.

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