The Louisiana Tech University Lady Techsters took home a win on Wednesday over FAU, with a final score of 84-74. The Lady Techsters are set to tip off against Middle Tennessee State at 1:30 p.m., while the Dunkin’ Dogs will begin their championship run against Rice at 8:30 p.m. The men’s game will be aired on Cox Sports. Lady Techster Whitney Frazier is pictured above left in a battle for the ball during Wednesday’s game. For more game coverage, see page 7.
Young pro football fans will have the opportunity to exhibit their football skills when the Ruston Parks and Recreation hosts an NFL Punt, Pass and Kick competition at 9:30 a.m. Saturday.
The competition is free and open to boys and girls ages 6-15.
Girls and boys in five separate age divisions (6-7, 8-9, 10-11, 12-13 and 14-15) compete against each other in punting, passing and place kicking in a fun and engaging competition. Age classification is as of Dec. 31 of the current year.
Two Louisiana congressmen slammed the Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday saying the Proposed Waters of the United States Rule is an overreach of authority.
“This was a deal that was made in the shadows. It’s just a federal overreach of controlling private property,” 5th District Rep. Ralph Abraham, of Alto, told the Ruston Kiwanis Club
Abraham and 3rd District Rep. Charles Boustany, of Lafayette, updated the club on several issues, including the threat of ISIS activity and the scandal-ridden Department of Veterans Affairs healthcare system.