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March 12th, 2015

‘Speedy,’ White C-USA kings

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Tech sweeps conference’s top men’s basketball honors
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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Louisiana Tech senior guard Kenneth “Speedy” Smith has been named the Conference USA Player of the Year for the 2014-15 season, while Bulldogs head coach Michael White has been named the Gene Bartow Coach of the Year presented by the Birmingham Tip Off Club.
Those awards were announced Wednesday prior to the opening of the 2015 Conference USA Men’s Basketball Championship Tournmanet.
Smith picked up the honor after leading the Bulldogs to the C-USA regular season C-USA title, marking their third-straight regular season conference championship.

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Techsters move on with win over FAU

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BIRMINGHAM, Alabama —Whitney Frazier scored 23 points and grabbed 10 rebounds to lead No. 7 seed Louisiana Tech to an 84-74 come-from-behind win over No. 10 seed Florida Atlantic Wednesday afternoon at Bartow Arena in the first round of the 2015 Conference USA Tournament.
With the victory, Tech (16-14) advances to face No. 2 seed Middle Tennessee at 1:30 p.m. today in a game that will be televised live by the American Sports Network and streamed live at AmericanSportsNet.com.
The contest can also be heard on the LA Tech Sports Network with the pregame show starting at 1 p.m.

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Bulldogs beat Demons

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Junior second baseman Taylor Love was 2-for-5 with two doubles and two RBIs to help lead Louisiana Tech to a 9-7 win Wednesday over Northwestern State in Natchitoches.

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’Dogs to begin tourney

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — A brand new season starts for Louisiana Tech as the No. 1 seed Bulldogs will take on Rice in the Conference USA Tournament quarterfinals at 8:30 p.m. today inside Legacy Arena at the BJCC.
The contest will be televised by the American Sports Network (Channel 26 on Suddenlink in Ruston) with Dave Armstrong and Tim Scarborough calling the action.
Louisiana Tech (24-7) enters the tourney having won the last three games at home to clinch the outright conference regular season title, the team’s first since 1999.

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Tech softball sweeps DH

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After 10 days of no games due to weather cancellations, Louisiana Tech returned to the softball diamond in dominating fashion Wednesday with a sweep over Lyon College in a doubleheader at the Lady Techster Softball Complex in Ruston.
The Lady Techsters (15-5) posted an 8-0, five inning win in the first game and shutout the Scots, 7-0, in the nightcap.

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Lady Tigers set for ASU

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Grambling State University women’s basketball coach Nadine Domond (right) and her Lady Tigers will take on Alabama State at noon today at the Southwestern Athletic Conference Tournament in Houston.

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March 11th

Interview times for superintendent seat set

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Interviews with the seven applicants for Lincoln Parish school superintendent will begin Monday.
The Lincoln Parish School Board recommended all seven applicants to proceed through the interview process. The recommendation came through the board’s regular meeting Tuesday night.
The board is seeking a successor to retiring Superintendent Danny Bell. A new superintendent is expected to be named this month.
The interview times will be at 2 p.m., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Monday, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday and 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on March 18.

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United Way celebrates annual excellence awards

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United Way of Northeast Louisiana marked the end of another successful Campaign with the annual Celebrating Excellence awards luncheon, held recently at the Lincoln Parish Library Events Center.
Celebrating Excellence honors the outstanding employee campaigns and individuals for their extraordinary efforts and unwavering commitment to helping people and improving community.

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Frat article frenzy

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Louisiana Tech University issued a statement Tuesday pertaining to allegations that a former Tech student and Sigma Alpha Epsilon pledge witnessed the chanting of a racist song.
An article posted by BuzzFeed, an Internet news media source, followed up with allegations made earlier this week on the SAE chapter at the University of Oklahoma.

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Adjudicated property process continues for LPPJ

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The process for adjudication of two pieces of property continued Tuesday night as the Lincoln Parish Police Jury met in regular session.
A public hearing was held in reference to Ordinance no. 338-15-(0), which authorized the sale of adjudicated parcel no. 2218354001.
There were no public comments regarding the parcel during the meeting, however, the piece of land located on Alabama Avenue is the same piece that has been called into the Neighbor Next Door Program for David Colvin.

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