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March 22nd, 2019

Meyer: ‘Live to realize American Dream’

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Former Ohio State head football coach and three-time national championship winner Urban Meyer visited Grambling State’s campus Thursday to help the 100th Birthday Year Commemoration of legendary GSU football coach Eddie Robinson.
Meyer met Thursday afternoon with members of the Grambling coaching staff and football team and served as the keynote speaker for the “Legacy Keepers: Preserving the Eddie Robinson Playoff” program presented by the Eddie G. Robinson Museum.

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Great athletes we would have loved seeing play

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So many great athletes, so little column space to give them their just due.
But here’s some legendary athletes we would have loved seeing play:
DUB JONES: Growing up, I heard about the amazing skills of the former Ruston High star who went on to be an All-Pro with the Cleveland Browns. My father had told told me all about him, of how he could sprint to the end zone like a gazelle.
DON HUTSON: My father used to tell stories about how the All-American receiver used to make dazzling catches from quarterback Dixie Howell at Alabama.

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RHS beats W. Monroe

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Pictured is Ruston High School Bearcat Johntavious Gray laying down a bunt during a 7-5 victory over West Monroe on Thursday.

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Tech track to compete at Mississippi State

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Louisiana Tech Track and Field began events Friday with the Bulldogs and Lady Techsters heading to Starkville, Mississippi, to compete in the 2019 Al Schmidt Bulldog Relays on Friday and Saturday.
This weekend’s meet will be hosted by Mississippi State at the Mike Sanders Track Complex.

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Holtz,’Dogs, meshing with new coaches

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Football is football, no matter what the name of the scheme or play.
That’s what Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz said about the way his team is working with new defensive coordinator Bob Diaco, new receivers coach Kenny Guiton, new running backs coach Brock Hays and new special teams coach Dennis Smith.
“It’s coming together pretty well,” Holtz said. “Some of Coach Diaco’s terminology is new and different, but the plays are mostly the same.

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Tech softball looks to continue success

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Louisiana Tech’s senior class has been an integral part of plenty of home success over the past three-plus seasons, and this weekend when the Lady Techsters host North Texas in a three-game Conference USA series they hope to see it continue.
Saturday. March 24’s doubleheader is set for 2 p.m. while Sunday’s single game is slated for noon. Admission is free both days.

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Tennis Techsters fall 4-1 to NSU

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NATCHITOCHES — Sonia Chen registered another dual singles victory, the 39th of her career, but that was the lone point Louisiana Tech could pick up as they fell 4-1 to Northwestern State on Thursday afternoon at the Jack Fisher Tennis Complex.
Southland Conference leader NSU (11-2) extended its winning streak to five by recording the doubles point and grabbing three singles points at the bottom of the lineup on courts four, five and six.

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Dubach gets ready for the big screen

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Shreveport filmmakers Hugo Christian (left) and Ripley La Grone, co-producers at the film production company Ripgo met with DRABO president Renee Vowles, seen signing a production contract and mayor of Dubach Mary Ann Clair (far right). The company will film a 15-minute short film at the Dog Trot Welcome Center in Dubach during the month of April for the La. Film Prize Festival competition for a chance to win $50,000.

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Murder mystery holds crowd on edge at Dixie

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The stage curtains at the Dixie Center of the Arts roll back once again this weekend for Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution.”
The play, directed by Satish Bharadvaj, features an accordion-style stage design that recreates the feeling of British courtrooms’ circular seating.
London in the 40s, is where Leonard Vole stands accused of the murder of Miss Emily French.
Heather Hampton has returned to the stage as the wife of the accused, Romaine Vole, for her ninth role in a show with Ruston Community Theatre.

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High school rodeo starts today

The Northeast LA High School Rodeo will take place at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, and Sunday, March 24. High school and junior high school contestants will compete from all over the state in a number of rodeo events.
Buckle displays and performance winner T-shirts will be awarded for All-Around Cowboys & Cowgirl for high school and junior high.
Cowboy Church will be held Sunday at 9 a.m. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for students.

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