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February 13th, 2015

RHS splits with OPHS

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Ruston High School and Ouachita Parish High School split a doubleheader Thursday night at the RHS Boys Gym. Jesse Anderson (5) and the Lady Bearcats won 55-54 while the Bearcats lost 83-80.

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Tech Sports Briefs

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Tech softball falls at Mississippi State: A two-run home run in the bottom of the fifth inning sent Mississippi State to a 6-4 win over Louisiana Tech in the first game of the February Freezer hosted by the Bulldogs in Starkville, Mississippi.
Bianca Duran (2-4) took the loss, allowing five runs on seven hits and one walk in 4.1 innings while Tufi pitched 1.2 innings allowing two hits and one run.
Offensively, Tech was led by Cross (1-4, 1 run), Charters (1-3, 1 run), Tufi (1 RBI), Harris (1 RBI), Tutsch (1-3, 1 run, 1 RBI), Godwin (2-3), Smith (1-3) and Jensen (2-3, 1 run, 1 SB).

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February 12th

Local musicians win Grammys

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Backus, Campbell, Lynch members of For King & Country
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Benjamin Backus said he never would believe that he and his fellow bandmates would ever win a Grammy, much less two of them.

Local artists Backus, Mark Campbell and Stephen Lynch took home two Grammys in the 57th Annual Grammy’s on Sunday.

Part of a band called For King & Country, they were honored with the Grammy’s for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for the song “Messengers” by Lecrae featuring the band and Best Contemporary Christian Music Album for their latest album “Run Wild. Live Free. Love Strong.”

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Three -story complex to replace current facility

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Wilmer Kimble leaned on her walking cane, aiming her cell phone camera at the growing pile of dust and splintered boards on the other side of the yellow caution tape.
“There goes my bedroom and my bathroom and my closet,” Kimble said, as the steam shovel’s budget bit into mangled window blinds and drywall that was an apartment at Ruston’s Pecan Villa senior housing facility.
The 60-unit facility, located at 611 S. Bonner St., is undergoing a facelift. One wing was demolished Wednesday in the first phase of project.

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Committee makes board appointments

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The Personnel and Benefits Committee of the Lincoln Parish Police Jury met Tuesday night to make multiple appointments to various boards.
The Lincoln Parish Library Board of Control had two positions to be filled.
The board’s recommendation was that Virgil Orr continue in his position and Keith Williams fill the unexpired term of Ray Bratton through February 2016.
Williams was recommended to the Library Board in Bratton’s letter of resignation at the latter part of 2014.

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Graduating seniors to make tough decisions

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Pulses quicken and palms begin to sweat as graduating seniors face one of the most important decisions of their lives: what to do post-graduation. The class of 2015 faces many options, including whether or not to stay in the state of Louisiana.
Michaela Armoney said she plans on staying in Louisiana to continue her education.

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Bulldogs look to stay atop C-USA

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Protecting home court will be of the upmost importance for Louisiana Tech as they look to stay atop the Conference USA standings when they take on Florida Atlantic at 6:30 p.m. today inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (18-6, 9-2 Conference USA) is currently tied with West Kentucky University and the University of Alabama-Birmingham at the top of the league and will look to keep pace by trying to extend its home winning streak of 24 straight in the TAC and 23 straight conference home wins.

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Techsters hit road to face Florida Atlantic

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BOCA RATON, Florida — Louisiana Tech will look to rebound following a pair of home losses last week when the Lady Techsters travel to Florida to face Florida Atlantic at 6 p.m. today at FAU Arena.
Tech (11-11, 6-5 C-USA) dropped games against UAB and Middle Tennessee, marking only the second and third home losses of the year for the Lady Techsters.

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Tech softball tops Jackon State

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JACKSON, Miss. — Bianca Duran tossed five scoreless innings and Anna Cross roped a bases clearing double that highlighted a four-run second inning to lead Louisiana Tech to a 5-3 victory over Jackson State Wednesday at JSU Softball Complex.
Tech (3-3) defeated the Tigers (2-4), who came into the game riding a two-game winning streak after defeating Houston and Houston Baptist this past weekend.

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Tech tennis loses

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Junior Alexandra Starkova extended her singles winning streak to five games Wednesday as Louisiana Tech fell on the road to SMU. Tech was able to send three singles matches into super tiebreakers, but ultimately fell 5-2. Tech found itself in a 1-0 hole after dropping the doubles point with losses at No. 1 and No. 2. The duo of Manoela Chiacchio and Taly Merker had the lone win, 6-4, at No. 3 for the Lady Techsters. Tech’s Jazmin Britos battled to take a 4-6, 6-1, 1-0 (10-6) victory at No.

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