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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The annual Lincoln Parish Career Night for all high school juniors and seniors from Jackson and Lincoln Parishes was held Tuesday afternoon in the student center at Louisiana Tech University.
“I am so pleased that we had such a wonderful turnout and that so many students took advantage of the opportunity to learn about many of the options available to them after high school,” Lincoln Parish School Counselor Jesse Bryan said. “I would like to thank all of the businesses, schools and agencies that participated. This program would not be successful without their support.”
At approximately 10:54 a.m. Thursday Ruston Police Department officers responded to U.S. Highway 167 South around Ace Automotive regarding a multi-vehicle traffic crash.
Upon their arrival, the officers discovered that five vehicles had been involved in the crash.
Sgt. Clint Williams, RPD public information officer, said officers were able to determine that a 1996 Buick Century driven by R.L. Axton, of Ruston, was travelling southbound on U.S. Highway 167 when it struck a 2004 Dodge Ram driven by Jesse Hill, of Ruston.
Braden Romer, assistant professor of kinesiology at Louisiana Tech University, and Mrs. Lindsey Keith-Vincent, director of SciTEC in Louisiana Tech’s College of Education, were recently awarded a $52,000 grant by the Lincoln Health Foundation to help develop a program to bridge the gap between physical education and the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields.
The program will facilitate the integration of kinesiology concepts, including sport and health science, into the eighth grade physical education and science curriculum in Lincoln Parish classrooms.
The Lincoln Parish Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People awarded five area students college scholarships during its annual banquet.
The students, Demarious Combs, attending McNeese State University; Raynaldo Dade, attending Grambling State University; Jaylen Ferguson, attending GSU; Kiara Morris, attending Louisiana Tech University; and Kaenan Washington, attending Tech, all received the scholarship at the Freedom Fund and Scholarship Banquet Saturday in the Ruston Civic Center.