For mascot Champ and such young fans as Nicolas “Cutter” Likens (center) and Ally Dykes, Saturday will be an extra busy time for Louisiana Tech University athletics. A “T-Day” spring football game, Jim Mize Invitational and baseball contest against LSU-Shreveport will be featured on campus. Cutter is the son of Bulldogs’ wide receivers coach Rob Likens and Ally is the daughter of head coach Sonny Dykes.
Football, track and field and baseball.
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Mary Peshoff wants to make sure people are well informed about zombies, and if local residents sign up to help with the Dawgtown Showdown Speech and Debate Tournament, they just might get the chance to hear about it.
Mary is one of the 12 students involved in the local home school association’s speech and debate club, which is part of the National Christian Forensics and Communications Association.
Being open-minded was the charge presented to 322 graduates of Louisiana Tech University by keynote speaker Tim Petrus during Saturday’s winter quarter graduation, the 311th commencement exercises held at the university.
Petrus, a 1976 Louisiana Tech graduate and executive vice president and general partner of Morning Star Partners oil and gas company in Fort Worth, Texas, told those in attendance at the Thomas Assembly Center that having an open mind, open ears and being open to helping others are the keys to succeeding in all ambitions.
A 10-month-old Ruston boy died Sunday after being struck by a vehicle near the children’s playground at Elmore D. Mayfield Park on Martin Luther King Avenue.
The incident happened at approximately 2:20 p.m. Authorities declined to identify the child. The incident remains under investigation and autopsy reports are pending, Ruston Deputy Police Chief Clint Williams said this morning.
Officers and medics arrived at the park to find the child lying in the park’s paved access road, Williams said.