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May 5th, 2014

Lady Cougars celebrate state softball title

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The Cedar Creek Lady Cougars took time Saturday to pose with their championship trophy after winning the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 1A softball title. It was Cedar Creek’s first state softball championship since 1994.

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Cedar Creek girls win district meet

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Cougars teams now turn attention toward state

The Cedar Creek Lady Cougars won the Region 1 1A track and field title last week while the Cougars boys team finished third overall.
Cedar Creek advanced 17 athletes to state and will participate in 10 events on the girls side and five events on the boys side.
Regional Girls
Team Standings
1. Cedar Creek
2. OCS
Regional Boys
Team Standings
1. Haynesville
2. OCS
3. Cedar Creek
Notable Performances — Bold means qualified to state
Girls
1,600m Run — Mattie Lou Stinson (first) and Katelyn Moore (third)
100m Hurdles — Ann-Marie Kimble (second)

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Tech strong in hurdles

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Louisiana Tech swept the podium awards in the women’s 100m hurdles this weekend at the Arkansas Twilight as the Lady Techsters finished 1-2-3 in Fayetteville.
Kim Francis led the charge with a winning time of 13.49 after posting the top prelims time of 13.51. Bianca Jackson finished second in the hurdles finals race with a time of 13.85 while Marlesia Carey finished third, running 13.96.
Taneka Henderson also competed in the meet, finishing fourth in the 400m hurdles with a time of 1:03.76.

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Diamond ’Dogs win series finale

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CHARLESTON, W.Va. — In a game that almost reached its three and a half hour time limit, Louisiana Tech fought off a ninth-inning rally by Marshall to defeat the Thundering Herd, 8-7, Sunday afternoon in a lengthy series finale.
With a 1:30 p.m. curfew set due to the Bulldogs’ travel schedule, Sunday’s game lasted three hours and 20 minutes before Tech (15-29, 5-19 C-USA) came away with its first victory of the weekend over Marshall (20-25, 10-13 C-USA).

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Inside Tech Baseball airs tonight

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Louisiana Tech head coach Wade Simoneaux will join Bulldog broadcaster Dave Nitz in the studio for his weekly one-hour edition of Inside Bulldog Baseball, which airs at 6 p.m. today on KNBB 97.7 FM.
Nitz and Simoneaux will sit down at the local ESPN studios to recap Louisiana Tech’s three-game Conference USA road series at Marshall. The two will take a look back at last week’s midweek win over Northwestern State, while also previewing the Bulldogs’ final home series of the year against Charlotte.

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Tech softball falls in finale

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HUNTINGTON, W. Va. – Marshall used a late inning offensive explosion to record an 8-4 win over Louisiana Tech Sunday afternoon in the season finale for the Lady Techsters in West Virginia.
After Tech freshman Taylor Penn gave her team a 4-3 lead with a one-out run scoring double in the top of the sixth inning, Marshall answered by plating five runs in the bottom half of the frame to take the lead. Tech was set down in order in the top of the seventh to end the game.

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State trooping no easy task

Cadet testing to become a Louisiana State Trooper has resumed and anyone meeting the qualifications is welcome to apply.
The Louisiana State Police has a history that dates back to 1922, when the Louisiana Highway Commission was formed in response to the invention of the automobile.

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March of Dimes hits home Saturday

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I spent the first six weeks of my life encased in glass at West Jefferson Hospital, a suburb of New Orleans. Kind of like a fish in an aquarium, I had my own small living space surrounded by the real world located on the other side of that glass wall.
You see, I was a premature baby, born eight weeks early and only weighing two pounds. In fact, as doctors were working on mother, who had been rushed into the emergency after she started hemorrhaging and her blood pressure dropped to zero, my father was told it was highly unlikely either my mother or I would make it.

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NLMC Names Sally Jones Employee of the Year

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Northern Louisiana Medical Center has named Sally Jones as 2013 Employee of the Year. This award is the highest honor bestowed on a hospital employee each year. Sally was chosen from among 11 other employees of the month for the honor.

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Dorothy Jeanne Gentry Eldridge

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Shreveport, LA. Dorothy Jeanne Gentry Eldridge, formerly of Ruston, went home to be with our Lord on May 4, 2014. A celebration of her life will be held on Tuesday, May 6, 2014 at 2:00 PM at Kilpatrick Funeral Home in Ruston, Louisiana. Family Visitation will be at 1:00 PM prior to the service. Interment will follow at Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Ruston.

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