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June 2nd, 2014

Techsters add Marquette duo

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Louisiana Tech head coach Tyler Summitt has announced that former Marquette University guards Brooklyn Pumroy and Ashley Santos have signed financial aid agreements and will be enrolling at Tech and joining the Lady Techsters basketball program.

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Tech relay team headed to NCAA Championships

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Trey Hadnot, left, and Jarvis Gotch are two of the four-man 4x100-meter relay team that wll compete in the NCAA Championships in Eugene, Oregon, later this month. Devin Henderson and Dennis Richardson are the other members of that relay team.

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Stay safe, enjoy the water

With the kids out of school and summer upon us, many families will be headed out to beaches, the lake and more to enjoy one of Louisiana’s favorite summer pastimes — hitting the water.
From fishing and water skiing to swimming, there are tons of ways to cool off from the summer heat while enjoying the water. Swimming, especially, even offers the benefit of allowing families to get in some physical activity during the summer months, when running and walking outside might not be ideal.

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Hurricane preparedness a must

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As June 1 rolled around yesterday, the annual hurricane season kicked off.
While we don’t have to have the same concerns as our coastal brethren in south Louisiana, experience has shown we can be affected by hurricanes here in the northern part of the state, especially by helping evacuees find shelter from the storm for a few days.
We’ve had hurricanes strong enough to wreack havoc in our part of the state at times and sometimes the smaller tropical storms that stall out over our part of the state after working their way onshore have cause substantial flooding in north Louisiana.

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May 31st

Parish sports action remains busy in summer

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Maybe there’s a lull coming up for Lincoln Parish sports with the summer months, but there is plenty to look forward to once the 2014-15 school year kicks off.
Some of the topics that are due to be making headlines in upcoming months:

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Tech quintet moves on to NCAAs

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JACKSONVILLE, Florida — Louisiana Tech added three more advancing marks to Eugene, Oregon and the 2014 NCAA Championships as action concluded at the NCAA East Preliminary Championships at Hodges Stadium in Jacksonville Saturday.
The three additional advancing entries give Louisiana Tech a total of five entries heading into the semifinal and final rounds at the NCAA Championships set for June 11-14 at historic Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon.

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Tech football adds five to roster

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Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz announced the addition of five student-athletes to the program’s roster Friday including two fifth-year transfers from Big Ten Conference schools.
The Bulldogs added two defensive players — including defensive end Houston Bates from Illinois — and three offensive players highlighted by quarterback Cody Sokol from Iowa.
All five additions — Bates, Roland Dunn, Josh Gaston, David Mahaffey and Sokol — have signed financial aid agreements to attend Louisiana Tech and will be eligible this fall.

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Techsters’ Camper named LSWA Coach of Year

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Louisiana Tech head women’s tennis coach Chad Camper was named the state’s Coach of the Year after leading his team to a 15-7 record that was highlighted by a program best 11-match winning streak.
Joining Camper in receiving an honor from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association was sophomore Alexandra Starkova who for the second straight season picked up second team All-Louisiana accolades.
Camper had the daunting challenge of taking over a program with only one upperclassman on the roster and doing so only three weeks prior to the start of the spring season.

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Williams gets 50 years for attempted murder

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A Ruston man has been given the maximum sentence of 50 years at hard labor for the attempted second-degree murder of his former girlfriend.
Third Judicial District Judge Jay McCallum sentenced Jacques Patrick Williams, 48, after hearing the victim speak of the physical and mental pain and suffering she experienced as a result of the incident that occurred on Sept. 22, 2012.
McCallum handed down the sentence May 28.

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Burglary suspect sought

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Just before dawn on Tuesday, April 22, the subject appearing in the photo above burglarized two restaurants near Interstate 20 in Ruston.
The unidentified subject gained entry to both businesses by shattering the glass in the front doors. The subject then wrapped himself in a blanket before crawling through the hole in the broken glass.

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