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March 26th, 2014

Diamond ’Cats playing strong

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The Ruston Bearcats have gone 3-2 in five games played over the past week with the most recent game being a 7-3 home win over Haughton on Tuesday night.
On March 20, the Bearcats defeated Captain Shreve 4-1 with Garret Soileau going the distance to pick up the win while striking out six Gators.
Gunner Durrett led the offensive attack with three hits and an RBI while Cannon Brasuell added two hits (one double) and an RBI.
Kramer Newsome also had two hits for the Bearcats while Seth White (double) and Graham White each added one RBI.

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Sports Briefs: Tech softball to host NSU

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Louisiana Tech (11-20) will step out of Conference USA action when the Lady Techsters host Northwestern State (13-14) at 6 p.m. today at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.
Tech travels to Natchitoches to face NSU on April 23.

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Tech Debate team the champ

The Louisiana Tech University Debate Team kicked off the spring quarter by bringing a championship back to Ruston.
Demonstrating their mastery of logic and their rhetorical strengths throughout the tournament, Tech bested such schools such as University of Michigan, Marquette University and Purdue University to win the Crossroads of the World Debate Tournament held March 15-17 on the campus of Purdue University.

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Celebrating St. Paddy’s Day

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The Louisiana Laureate chapter of Beta Sigma Phi enjoyed an early St. Patrick’s Day party on March 8 at the home of Don and Pat Edington. Members dined on a buffet of loaded baked potatoes, salad, assorted appetizers and desserts at tables decorated in green garlands, shamrocks, gold coins and beads. Pictured are members Connie Kozar, Lee Smith, Wanda Wessels, Pat Edington, Jo Ann Gilmore and Pandy Bleich.

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Help our future leaders help CCA

Throughout the school year, many children in our community rely on the school lunch program to ensure they have enough food to eat. Families struggle to put just one meal on the table during that time, so when summer hits they face an even greater burden.
Stephanie Mitchell, director of Christian Community Action, recently told the members of Leadership Lincoln that summertime presents one of the greatest needs for her organization. She said during the holidays, CCA receives a plethora of donations, but that stock is often depleted by the summertime.

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Senate considers pipeline spot

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Today could be the day the Louisiana Senate decides whether to endorse a proposal that would allow the next step toward a long-talked-about pipeline from Lake D’Arbonne to Farmerville and Ruston to be taken.
A bill by Sen. Mike Walsworth, R-West Monroe, allowing the Union-Lincoln Regional Water Supply Initiative to buy 21.5 acres in the Old Lake D’Arbonne State Park as a site for water treatment plant, won approval last week from the Senate Natural Resources Committee.

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March 25th

Tech ‘D’ impressing

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Louisiana Tech practiced for two hours in full pads at Joe Aillet Stadium Monday afternoon with the defense, particularly the secondary, making several big plays throughout the session.
As has been the case with most of the practices through Monday’s session, the defense has been able to make big plays and that unit continued that into Monday.

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AAU team performs community service

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The Williams Brothers Basketball Program’s seventh grade AAU basketball team’s community service activity for the month of March was delivering goodies to the residents at Princeton Place.

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Florida State next up for Tech

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TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — The Florida State Seminoles put on their best shooting display of the season to advance to the NIT quarterfinals.
The top-seeded ‘Noles shot a season-high 68.2 percent from the field during a 101-90 victory Monday night against Georgetown.
“You have some of those nights,” Florida State coach Leonard Hamilton said. “But we have shot the ball fairly well all season long. ... These are the same guys we had last year, they were freshmen. I think they worked hard to improve some of their skills.

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Frosh ’Cats defeat OCS

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The Ruston High School freshman baseball team defeated Ouachita Christian 2-0 on Monday. Pictured is RHS’ catching a ball in an attempt to put a OCS runner out at first base.

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