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November 16th, 2013

’73 Bulldogs probably Tech’s best

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Best ever?
That’s what I was pondering during last weekend’s Louisiana Tech-Southern Mississippi football game at Joe Aillet Stadium.
At halftime, members of the 1973 team were introduced for that outstanding season.
And what a season it was.
In that year, the ’73 team posted a record of 12-1, reeling off 12 consecutive wins after losing the season opener.
The memorable campaign closed out with a 34-0 whipping of Western Kentucky in the Camellia Bowl held in Sacramento, Calif.

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Ruston rolls to second round

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It started out more like Halloween than Thanksgiving Friday night with the Ruston Bearcats doing their best “Walking Dead” impression.
But all it took was a slap in the face to send the Bearcats roaring back to life on their way to a 35-7 Class 5A first-round playoff win over District 2-5A rival Natchitoches Central at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.

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St. Mary’s ousts Grambling Lab

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Grambling Laboratory High School was eliminated from the Division IV playoffs Friday as the Kittens fell 36-8 at St. Mary’s in Natchitoches.
The Kittens managed to jump out to an early 8-0 advantage, but a big second quarter that saw St. Mary’s score 22 points was too much to overcome.
Grambling officially ended its season at 2-9.

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Rice heats up for big win over Tech

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HOUSTON — Louisiana Tech struggled to stop a Rice running game that accumulated 415 yards and six touchdowns as the Bulldogs fell to the Owls, 52-14, Saturday night at Rice Stadium in Houston.
Ross posted 215 rushing yards and five touchdowns in the dominating performance that Louisiana Tech (4-6, 3-3 Conference USA) struggled to stop.

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Techsters fall at Virginia in 95-82 shootout

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. — Lulu Perry scored 22 points and Whitney Frazier added 17 points and 10 rebounds but Louisiana Tech couldn’t overcome Virginia’s hot shooting as the Cavaliers defeated the Lady Techsters 95-82 before 3,507 fans at the John Paul Jones Arena Saturday afternoon.
After a first half that saw UVA (2-1) take a 33-25 lead into the locker room, both teams exploded offensively over the final 20 minutes of play as the Cavaliers outscored Tech (0-2) 62-57 in the final half. UVA also capitalized on 21 Tech turnovers that led to a 20-6 advantage in fast break points.

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Tech volleyball falls at Tulane

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NEW ORLEANS — The Tulane Green Wave proved too strong for Louisiana Tech as the Lady Techsters fell to the home team, 3-0 (25-14, 25-16, 25-18), Friday night at Devlin Fieldhouse in New Orleans.
Tulane controlled the match over the course of three sets, as the Green Wave prevented Tech from leading at any point throughout the match.
Tech (7-21, 1-12 C-USA) came within two points of Tulane (25-3, 11-2 C-USA) midway through the first set, but the Green Wave pulled ahead by winning 10 of the next 11 points in the set to take a 1-0 lead early on.

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Local elementary students attend jump rope workshop

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On Saturday, students from local elementary schools participated in a jump rope workshop at A.E. Phillips with The Heart Throbbers Team and The High Velocity Team from Texas.
Katie Hall, the director of the event, said the students learned how many jump roping skills.
“The children learned single rope skills, partner rope skills and double dutch skills,” Hall said.
The jump roping teams said they had just as much fun as the children did.

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Howard School receives grant

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The Howard School in Ruston recently received a grant from Claiborne Electric Cooperative’s Operation Round Up program.
The school was awarded $1,645 to purchase five mini iPads for classroom use. According to teacher Jennifer Blake, who applied for the grant, the technology will be used to differentiate instruction according to a student’s individual educational needs.

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Focusing on fire safety early

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Members of the Lincoln Parish Fire District made a visit to Mrs. Williams’ second grade class at Hillcrest Elementary School recently. Captain Dustin St. Andre and Driver J. Jenkins shared with the class fire safety tips, showed them the various components of their fire gear and even let them look through a thermal imaging camera. The class then went outside to take a group picture with the firefighters and the LPFD Fire Truck.

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NT@R, Tech work together

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New Tech @ Ruston teacher Dustin Whitlock is seen presenting an overview of project development during a recent collaboration between NT@R and Louisiana Tech University. Students from EDCI 471, a classroom management course within Tech’s College of Education, met in the new NT@R facility where they learned about the history of the program, the day-to-day implementation and how to develop and facilitate project-based learning.

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