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January 24th, 2014

Tech’s Enemkpali added to Senior Bowl

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Louisiana Tech defensive end IK Enemkpali has been added to the Senior Bowl roster, joining fellow Bulldog Justin Ellis in one of the most prestigious postseason all-star games.
Enemkpali led Louisiana Tech with 11.0 tackles for a loss of 43 yards last season and was one of only two defensive linemen in the country to record multiple interceptions.
The Pflugerville, Texas, native was named first team All-Conference USA and All-Louisiana after making 47 total tackles and being credited with seven QB hurries on the year.

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GSU teams on road

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Grambling State’s basketball teams return to Southwestern Athletic Conference action Saturday as they travel to Jackson State for doublehader action starting with the women’s game at 3 p.m. in Jackson, Miss. Joanna Miller (23) and the Lady Tigers stand at 6-11 overall and 3-3 in the SWAC while the G-Men are 1-15 and 0-6.

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Tech tennis to start season

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The Louisiana Tech tennis team serves up the start of spring season this weekend in the Sunshine State as they travel to take on Florida Gulf Coast at 1:30 p.m. today and Conference USA foe Florida Atlantic at 10 a.m. Saturday.
Friday’s much-anticipated season opener for new head coach Chad Camper and the seven-person squad will be played at the FGCU Tennis Complex.

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Area scouts to test winter skills

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Area Boys Scouts will test out their snow skills at Camp T.L. James near Downsville, white stuff or not, as part of the 2014 Boy Scout Klondike Derby.
This outdoor skills competition provides a great opportunity for Scouts from the Louisiana Purchase Council to work as teams to display and improve their skills.
Saturday’s activities will include the four-man ski race, snowshoe relay, ice floe race, night dog sledding and more and will be held at Woodbadge Field at camp.
Following is the event schdule:
8:45 a.m. Opening Ceremonies/Flag Ceremony at Woodbadge Pavillion.

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Peach Festival design entries now open to all

With a cold front coming in, it might seem like it’s far too early to start thinking about the sweet, juicy peaches that have tantalized Ruston — and made it a summertime tourist destination for many — for more than 60 years.
But, the Louisiana Peach Festival is a serious undertaking that requires a great deal of forward thinking. And, right now, the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce is looking for the perfect design to adorn the coveted Peach Festival T-shirts and posters.

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Vaccinating kids is advised

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At just Green Clinic’s main location there have been 297 confirmed cases of the flu since September 2013.
That is nearly 300 in less than four months. Lab Director Tammy Singleton keeps track of how many cases are reported day in and day out.
For the month of December there were 164 cases and thus far in January there have been 105 cases.

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Male dancers battle prejudice

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This past summer, I assisted a friend with preparing a few dancers for a competition. My job was to critique each of the kids’ performance and do a mock interview.
The first couple of dancers (girls) went through the process effortlessly. The third one was a 15-year-old boy who had trained since the age of 11. I had seen him perform before and knew he was amazing. He did very well with the first few questions. Then I said, “Tell me what your male friends think about you dancing.” There was silence.

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January 23rd

Techsters rally past Fla. Atlantic

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RUSTON — After leading for the first 34 minutes of the game, Louisiana Tech found itself trailing by seven against Florida Atlantic with just under five minutes to play in the game Wednesday night at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (6-12, 1-4 C-USA), which had dropped it last five games, showed some moxie, using a 16-3 run over the next four minutes to recapture the lead.
However, it wasn’t until junior forward Whitney Frazier sank two free throws with 5.6 seconds to play that the Lady Techsters could breathe easily.

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Bulldogs to host Charlotte tonight

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In the three times this season Louisiana Tech has come off a loss, the Bulldogs have bounced back the next game in winning fashion.
Now the Bulldogs will look to do so again coming off its first Conference USA defeat as they return home to face Charlotte at 6:30 p.m. tonight inside the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (15-4, 3-1 C-USA) and Charlotte (12-5, 3-1 C-USA) are in a five-way tie for second place in the league.

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Bearcats football banquet tickets currently on sale

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Tickets for the annual Ruston High School football banquet are on sale and can be purchased from 8 a.m. - 3 p.m. this week from Virginia Rainwater in the RHS athletics office.
The tickets will be on sale through Friday and must be bought in advance — no tickets will be sold at the door.
Ticket cost is $20 each.
The annual Ruston High School football banquet, sponsored by the Ruston High School Booster Club, will be held at 6 p.m. Monday in the Louisiana Tech Student Center.

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