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May 15th, 2017

Britos, Manjon selected to All-Louisiana tennis team

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Louisiana Tech’s Jazmin Britos and Nadja Manjon received more postseason accolades on Sunday as the duo was selected to the All-Louisiana Women’s Tennis Team as part of the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.
A total of 12 players (six first team and six second team) from across the state were chosen in a vote by university sports information directors. Tech was one of four programs to have multiple players selected with Britos and Manjon both earning second team honors.

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Diamond ’Dogs sweep Marshall

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Louisiana Tech completed a Conference USA series sweep of Marshall Sunday afternoon, defeating the Thundering Herd in a 6-4 comeback win in the Bulldogs’ regular season home finale at J.C. Love Field. Tech (25-26, 12-15 C-USA) now sits in a tie with Florida Atlantic for third place in Conference USA and has clinched a berth in the 2017 Conference USA Baseball Championship that will be held from May 24-28 in Biloxi, Mississippi. Tech will close out regular-season play with a three game road series at Middle Tennessee State beginning at 6 p.m. Thursday.

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G-Men learn SWAC tourney fate

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A week after believing they had captured the regular-season Southwestern Athletic Conference West Division baseball title, it became official for the Grambling State Tigers on Sunday.
GSU defeated Prairie View 14-1 on May 7 and appeared to have locked down a divisional championship. But early last week SWAC officials announced that a rain makeup game had to be played between Texas Southern and Southern had to be played to officially determine division rankings and SWAC Baseball Tournament seedings.

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G-Men learn SWAC tourney fate fate

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A week after believing they had captured the regular-season Southwestern Athletic Conference West Division baseball title, it became official for the Grambling State Tigers on Sunday.
GSU defeated Prairie View 14-1 on May 7 and appeared to have locked down a divisional championship. But early last week SWAC officials announced that a rain makeup game had to be played between Texas Southern and Southern had to be played to officially determine division rankings and SWAC Baseball Tournament seedings.

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Lady Techsters headed to Alabama Regional

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For the first time since 2008, Louisiana Tech softball is headed to the NCAA Tournament.
After winning the 2017 Conference USA title in dramatic fashion with a 1-0 victory over FIU Saturday afternoon in the championship game in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, the Lady Techsters found out Sunday night that they will be heading to the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Regional as the No. 3 seed.
Tech (37-22) joins host Alabama along with No. 2 seed Minnesota and Albany to form one of 16 four-team fields that will compete in the three-day, double elimination regional starting on Friday.

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May 13th

Lincoln Parish made impact in NFL Draft

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A serving of Lincoln Parish sports items with your Sunday morning cup of coffee:
As the most-stat heavy slot receiver in college football last year, there’s a lot to like about former Louisiana Tech University star TRENT TAYLOR. New San Francisco 49ers’ Head Coach KYLE SHANAHAN is discovering as such about the gutsy, never slows down product of Shreveport Evangel Academy. Shanahan recently admitted the teams’ fifth-round pick was his ‘’Draft crush.’’ Several reasons. ‘’He plays angry,’’ Shanahan said. ‘’Like he’s p … d off.’’

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Diamond ’Dogs clinch series over Herd

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A nine-run frame and an eight-run frame made the difference as Louisiana Tech clinched its sixth consecutive series with a 19-4, run-rule win over Marshall on Saturday afternoon at J.C. Love Field.
It was an inning to remember in the bottom of the third as Louisiana Tech batted around without recording an out, all part of a nine-run frame. Every player in the Louisiana Tech lineup scored a run in the bottom of the third.

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Tufi powers Lady Techsters to 1-0 title game win over FIU

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HATTIESBURG, Miss. — Pauline Tufi’s solo home run in the top of the seventh inning and Marilyn Rizzato’s defensive gem in the bottom half of the frame gave sophomore pitcher Krystal De La Cruz all the support she needed as Louisiana Tech defeated Florida International 1-0 in the championship game of the 2017 Conference USA Tournament Saturday afternoon.
With the win, Tech (37-22) earns the automatic bid to the NCAA Tournament, the program’s first since 2008 and 10th overall.

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Allen hurls way to MVP honors as Choudrant wins fourth championship

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SULPHUR — Championship game play is nothing new for Choudrant High School.
After all, the Aggies have played in eight state championship games over the past 21 years.
The seventh-seeded Aggies evened their championship game record at 4-4 Friday as Choudrant pitcher Clayton Allen led CHS to a 1-0 win over No. 1 seed Glenmora in the Class B title contest at McMurray Park.
In 27 seasons under coach Tony Antley, who doubles as principal at CHS, the Aggies won state titles in 1996, 2002, 2005 and now 2017 while earning runner-up honors in 1990, 2006, 2010 and 2011.

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Arts Without Walls showcases works

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For the eighth year, Lincoln ACHIEVE and The Rawle Enterprise Center at Louisiana Tech University collaborated to present its Art Without Walls exhibit. An outgrowth of the AC/DC Art Project, the partnership also featured special collaborations within the School of Art at Louisiana Tech University and workshops completed with artist Frank Kelley, Jr.

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