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February 27th, 2015

Tech rugby club hosts first ever “Dress Match”

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When Isaiah Prater’s mother was diagnosed with uterine cancer, his teammates from the Louisiana Tech University Rugby Club decided they wanted to raise awareness for the disease.
In order to raise awareness, the club is supporting the fight against the disease with its first ever “Dress Match” for charity at noon Saturday at the Upper Intramural Field on Tech’s campus off of Tech Drive.
The players of the 2014 Deep South Rugby Conference Championship team will dress up in dresses and play against each other.

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City vehicles display Tech license plates

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Ruston city vehicles are now sporting Louisiana Tech University license plates on the front license frames. The first of the plates were attached to the 200-plus vehicle fleet on Thursday. Mayor Ronny Walker said the university is Ruston’s largest economic driver and the city wants to fully partner with the institution. He said displaying the university logo is one way for the city to show its support. The Ruston Fire Department rescue unit, a utility bucket truck and an ambulance were the first vehicles to get the new tags.

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Bulldogs bury Miners, 77-60

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Tech remains atop Conference USA with two games remaining
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Looking to lock down sole possession of first place in Conference USA with two games left in the regular season, the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs showed they might have saved some of their best for last.
The Bulldogs were red hot in their Red Out game featuring all red uniforms as Tech stormed to a 77-60 win over Texas-El Paso in front of 5,160 rambunctious fans at the Thomas Assembly Center Thursday night.

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Adams, Craddock claim track titles for LA Tech

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Mia Adams claimed Louisiana Tech’s sixth consecutive indoor long jump conference title and Charla Craddock won gold in the 200m in the condensed one day Conference USA Indoor Track and Field Championships at the CrossPlex Arena.
Adams’ mark of 20-1 (6.12m) set a facility record and clinched gold for Louisiana Tech in the event for the sixth consecutive year. The streak began when Tiana Davis won gold at the Western Athletic Conference Championships in 2010 and has seen five different Lady Techsters win gold. Only Chelsea Hayes (2011-2012) won multiple golds.

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Boys’ prep playoff action begins today

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New Living Word School and Simsboro High School are the two Lincoln Parish teams that will start the Louisiana High School Athletic Association’s boys’ playoffs at home.
NLW, the defending Class C state champion, is seeded No. 3 and will play host to the winner of a first-round contest between 14th seed Family Christian and 19th seed Ebarb in second-round action that will played next week.
Simsboro is seeded at No. 5 in Class B and will play host to 28th seeded Maurepas at 6 p.m. today in first-round play.

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GSU hoops teams to play at UAPB

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Grambling State University’s basketball teams hit the road this weekend to play at the University of Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Saturday.
The Lady Tigers (8-17 overall, 5-9 Southwestern Athletic Conference) look to snap a three-game losing streak and will take on the Lady Lions at 5 p.m. Saturday while the G-Men (2-22, 0-14 SWAC) will take on UAPB in a game set to begin around 7:30 p.m.

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SHS, NLW girls fall

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Antoinette Harris (54) and the Simsboro High School Lady Tigers were knocked out of the Class B playoffs Thursday with a 50-30 loss at Stanley. Lincoln Parish’s only other girls team still alive in the playoffs, New Living Word, also was ousted with a 73-42 loss at Singer.

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Tech moves softball tourney

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Louisiana Tech was originally scheduled to host Southern and Detroit in a round robin softball tournament set for Saturday and Sunday, but winter weather that Ruston has experience all week has forced the tourney to be played at Southern University in Baton Rouge.
Saturday’s games include Tech vs. Southern (10 a.m.), Tech vs. Detroit (12:30 p.m.) and Southern vs. Detroit (3 p.m.).
Sunday’s schedule includes Tech vs. Detroit (10 a.m.), Tech vs. Southern (12:30 p.m.) and Detroit vs. Southern (3 p.m.).

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‘To Kill a Mockingbird’ premieres Thursday

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Ruston Community Theatre’s next production, “To Kill A Mockingbird” opens Thursday at The Dixie Center for the Arts. The two-act dramatic play is adapted by Christopher Sergel from Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize winning novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.” This production is sponsored by the Law Offices of Woodard and Clement.

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Claiborne Cookers to meet on Saturday

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Homer — The Claiborne Dutch Oven Cookers is holding their monthly gathering and family fun day on Saturday at Lake Claiborne State Park — Nature Center for a Sweethearts, Valentine’s and Chocolates Dutch oven cooking and Family Fun Day.
Residents are invited to cook with the group focusing on the Sweethearts and Chocolate theme. They will light the coals around 9 a.m., and sample the cooking around noon. While they cook, Dave Simons and the Claiborne Black Pots “Unplugged” Band will be entertaining everyone. Those who would like to cook can just bring their pots, food and supplies.

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