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June 28th, 2014

Tech adds JC golfer Pritchard

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Louisiana Tech announced Friday that it has signed golfer Jake Pritchard to a National Letter of Intent.
Pritchard, who hails from Angie, joins the Bulldogs after spending two years at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College where he was ranked as high as 44th in the nation.
During the 2013-14 season he shot two rounds at par or better and averaged 76.37 strokes over 32 rounds. Pritchard finished the season tied for 58th at the NJCAA Division II Championships. He advanced to the championship round after placing second at the NJCAA Regional Championships

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LA Tech schedules youth hoops camps

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Louisiana Tech is set for another round of youth sports camps in July.
The Michael White Basketball Camp will take place inside the Thomas Assembly Center and will run from July 14-17 as the second Day Camp for boys in grades 4-12.
The second type of camp will be a Junior Bulldog Camp that runs from July 7-9 for boys in grades K-6.
The cost of the Day Camp is $200 per camp session while the cost of the Junior Camp is $100 for the camp session.
For more information, go to www.MichaelWhiteBasketballCamps.com or contact Kyle Church at (318) 257-5059 or kchurch@latech.edu.

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Searching for smallmouth bass in Neb.

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I packed up and headed north last week to try the fishing in another part of the country, the state of Nebraska.
Why did I leave the comforts of home to fly to Denver, rent a car and drive over 1,000 miles across the plains of Nebraska just to fish five different lakes?
Nebraska has largemouth bass. Louisiana has largemouth bass. Nebraska has catfish. Louisiana has catfish. Nebraska has crappie. Louisiana has crappie. Nebraska has white bass and hybrid stripers and bluegills. Louisiana has all these species as well.

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Colorado Mesa wins college fishing tourney

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MONKEY ISLAND, Oklahoma — The Colorado Mesa University team of Kennedy Kinkade and Josh Worth, both of Grand Junction, Colo., won the FLW College Fishing Southern Conference tournament on Grand Lake Saturday with a five-bass limit weighing 16 pounds, 4 ounces. Their win qualified them for the 2014 Southern Conference Invitational on Sam Rayburn Reservoir.
The Louisiana Tech University team of Dustin Browing and Christopher Vallillo finished 21st.
“This is the first tournament we’ve entered into. We just formed out club in April so it’s a great way to start off,” said Worth.

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Buddy's Blog: Sportswriter’s 50 years zips by in a flash

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Fifty years.
You mean it’s been that long?
When you are having so much fun, time zips by faster than a Steven Strasburg fastball.
And please trust me, I’ve had more fun than the law might allow during 50 years of being a sportswriter for the Daily Leader.
Yes, all 50 years at one place, which is rare in the ever-revolving media world.
But that speaks volumes about how much the Daily Leader has meant to me in staying put and avoiding the wanderlust of seeking allegedly “greener pastures” elsewhere.
Those “pastures” have been green enough in Ruston for me.

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2014 Louisiana Peach Festival Sports PHoto Gallery

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Top left: Leader photos by KAYLA FRITH- Ten-year-old Claire Booth competed in both Louisiana Peach Festival runs Saturday morning and won the one-mile Fun Run.
Top right: Runners of all ages competed in Saturday’s annual Peach Festival 5K run.
Bottom left: Brayden Pye, 6, of Ruston, enjoyed his time competing in the annual Peach Fest Kids’ Fishing Tournament.
Bottom right: Ruston’s Amanda Berg was hunting for a big one as she competed in the annual Peach Fest Kids’ Fishing Tournament.

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Election interest ramps up

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Even though candidate qualifying for the Nov. 4 primary is still almost six weeks away, voter interest in the election is ramping up, Lincoln Parish Registrar of Voters Dianna Stone said.
“More people are registering to vote, and it will pick up as time goes along,” Stone said.

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Sweet time in Ruston

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The Bank of Ruston entry (pictured above) was the winning float in the 2014 Louisiana Peach Festival Parade held Saturday morning. Rainy weather made things tough on the festival tennis tournament but also helped cool things off for the thousands of people who hit the streets of downtown Ruston to attend the festival. Pictured at bottom is Ruby Belle Smith of Shreveport testing out her bungee jumping abilities. Saturday’s events started at 7 a.m. with the annual Peach Fest 5K and Fun Run and wrapped up around 11 p.m. with the end of the Dylan Scott concert at Railroad Park.

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Pre-school spruce up

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Teachers and students alike like the fresh feeling of the beginning of a new school year.
New touches at the Lincoln Parish Head Start building on Oakdale Street will add even more freshness to the start of the new school year after the facility underwent a slight facelift Saturday thanks to some of its friends at Louisiana Tech University.
Students from the Community Design Assistance Center, part of Tech’s School of Architecture, joined with Head Start employees and others to paint the interior of the facility.

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Vitter makes Ruston appearance

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U.S. Senator David Vitter attended a “Peach and Greet” event in the Friday evening as part of the kickoff to the 2014 Louisiana Peach Festival.
After a brief speech by Vitter and a welcome by Police Jury President Hazel Hunter, guests visited with the senator as well as several other public officials in attendance.
“Anytime a U.S. Senator comes to town, the right thing to do is welcome him or her,” Middleton said. “The Peach and Greet gave us an opportunity to share the Peach Festival and the City of Ruston with Sen. Vitter as well as highlight priorities of the Parish.”

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