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February 25th

SCHOOL NEWS: RUSTON JR. HIGH

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Ruston Junior High School competed for the first time ever at the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) District II Leadership conference at University of Louisiana at Monroe. Competing against high school students, RJHS performed well in their first year of competition.
Under the leadership of primary adviser Lloyd R. Bruner and RJHS adviser Angie Brewer, the students learned much and experienced the rigors of FBLA competition in one of the most competitive districts in the state.

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SCHOOL NEWS: I.A. LEWIS

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Social studies fair
Kirby Hennigan took top honors at the recent I.A. Lewis social studies fair. Kirby finished first in history. Other first place winners include Oneke Gwan (anthropology) and Aislyn Coyne (geography). Second-place winners include Stormy Castle (history), Jasmine McTyer (anthropology) and Patryk Griffin (geography). Third-place winners include Natalie Sims (history) and Madison Ray (anthropology). Jacob Seal was honorable mention in history. These students will be participating in the Louisiana Tech University Regional Social Studies Fair on March 14.

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Faulk: NFL’s most versatile RB in history?

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It’s become a standard procedure anytime I get around my cohorts in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
The subject of Marshall Faulk will be brought up and, invariably, all heads will turn with a mischieveous snicker toward Ted Lewis of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

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Bulldogs halt Hawaii

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Trevor Gaskins got more than just a pregame ceremony and an appreciative round of applause from the fans at the Thomas Assembly Center on Saturday afternoon.
The 6-2 point guard from Alpharetta, Ga., also got a career-tying 22 points, eight rebounds, eight assists and a steal in Louisiana Tech University’s 84-67 Western Athletic Conference victory over Hawaii (15-13, 6-6).

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Techsters roll past NMSU

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A two-game home stand ended much better than it had started for Louisiana Tech University’s Lady Techsters on Saturday night.
The defending Western Athletic Conference champions, who had suffered a 61-49 loss to Hawaii last week, rebounded with a 64-50 win over New Mexico State on Karl Malone Court.
Tech (15-12, 8-4) closed out the home portion of its regular season schedule with the victory and will return to the road next week when playing at Fresno State University on Thursday and at Nevada on Saturday.

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’Dogs win twice against McNeese; Bearcats have 3-1 mark in tourney

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Alex Williams hit a walk-off single in the bottom of the ninth inning to lead the Louisiana Tech University baseball team to a 5-4 victory over McNeese State Saturday afternoon at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
Williams hit a first pitch fastball off of the center field wall to drive in Beau Bayliss and seal the victory
Closer Caleb Dudley gained the victory.

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Crowton ‘travelogue’ continues

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Ex-Tech head coach to direct CFL team’s offense
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The Gary Crowton “travelogue” continues.
Once again, the former Louisiana Tech University head football coach has added another stop to his globetrotting resume.
Crowton, regarded as one of the college game’s top offensive coaches during the past decade, has been hired as the new offensive coordinator of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League.

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Dubach girls among Class C’s elite

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DUBACH — It would be frightening enough for opposing teams to know this about
Dubach High School’s 2011-12 girls’ basketball team: the Lady Hornets have believed in winning big and often.
But besides the dominance that Head Coach Theodis Johnson, assistant coach William Fields and their team have displayed for the past five months is this indelible fact: Dubach High figures to be just as tough when the 2012-13 season shows up on the calendar.

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Four parish boys’ teams advance in playoffs

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Simsboro, Choudrant, Dubach, New Living Word earn quarterfinal berths
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Lincoln Parish teams are making a strong case for the area being a power base in Class B and C for boys’ basketball this season.
Evidence enough was proven once again on Friday night when four parish squads advanced in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs with regional round victories.

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Banquets vital to wild turkeys

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Sitting in my pop-up hunting blind on a cool April morning last year, I had a good view of four narrow food plots. Figuratively speaking, I was sitting in the hub of a four-spoke wagon wheel giving me the advantage over any gobbler that elected to waltz in to see what the yelping and clucking from my calls was all about.
I had not heard a single gobble that morning and it was just before deciding to call it a day when I spied a black lump 200 yards down the north lane. My binoculars confirmed I was looking at a wild turkey gobbler my calling had attracted.

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