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Tech softball completes sweep of Southern Miss

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Taria Page drove in four runs and Preslee Gallaway struck out five over the final two innings of play to lead Louisiana Tech to an 8-4 win over Southern Miss Saturday at the Lady Techster Softball Complex, completing a three-game Conference USA sweep against the Golden Eagles.
Tech (19-17, 7-5 C-USA) rebounded from a three-game sweep at the hands of North Texas last weekend and improved to 10-2 at home this year. Tech has now won 31 of its last 38 games at home dating back to last season.

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Bearcats, Lions collide

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Ouachita Parish High School took two of three games over Ruston in a three-game District 2-5A series. Ruston lost Thursday’s game 8-5, won Friday’s match-up 3-1 and fell Saturday 2-1. Pictured above is the Bearcats’ Sam Baldwin making a tag out at third base during Friday’s win for RHS.

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GSU softball swept

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GRAMBLING — Texas Southern swept The Grambling State University softball in a Southwestern Athletic Conference doubleheader on Saturday afternoon at the GSU Softball Complex.
Texas Southern (15-6-1 overall, 6-0 SWAC) won the opener 11-0 in five innings and took the second game, 9-1 in five innings.
Game 1
Texas Southern took advantage of two errors in the top of the second to score four runs on no hits. They picked up five more runs in the third and two in the fourth to pick up the win.
Game 2

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Grambling tennis falls to Arkansas State

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The Grambling State University women’s tennis team was back in action on Saturday afternoon as the Lady Tigers dropped a 4-0 decision to Arkansas State at the Ruston Recreation Tennis Center.
Arkansas State (5-14) swept doubles play and took a 1-0 advantage into singles action. The Red Wolves completed the victory by taking singles points at No. 5, No. 4 and No. 3.
Grambling State (5-12) returns to action at 4 p.m. Monday against Northwestern State at the Louisiana Tech Tennis Courts.

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Aldermen to vote on parkway

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Ruston residents have one more chance to speak out about the proposed central parkway corridor along U.S. 167 before the Board of Aldermen votes on the plan.
That opportunity comes Monday night during the board’s regular meeting that begins at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall. The meeting is open to the public.
The parkway proposal is technically an amendment to Ruston’s zoning ordinance and seeks to encourage controlled commercial development along U.S. 167, while at the same time, protect nearby residential neighborhoods.

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Easter egg hunts draw hundreds of kids

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Communities across Lincoln Parish hosted Easter events Saturday. Top photo: Scores of children flooded Ruston’s Greenwood Park during the Touch Ruston Easter Egg Hunt to find the best Easter Egg Saturday. Bottom photo, left: Kohen Ellis, 1, participated in his first Easter egg hunt Saturday during Choudrant’s annual Easter in the Village celebration. Bottom photo, right: Jalayah Critton, 8, left, hands off an Easter egg to her teammate, Emoni Hampton, 9, during a game Saturday at Grambling’s annual Primary Health Services Center Easter Eggstravaganza.

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Local gallery to showcase ‘Vanishing Ruston’ project

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“A small Louisiana town filled with warmth and charm, that is Ruston.”
That is the theme of “Vanishing Ruston,” an exhibit opening Thursday at Ruston Artisans, located at 203 W. Alabama Ave.
Gallery Creative Director Todd Maggio said the exhibit tells two stories.

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Quarter century of chasing long beards

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It all started for me on April 13, 1992, when I met my first long-bearded gobbler face to face in Alabama. An unnerving experience would be putting it mildly. I thought the pocket on my shirt was going to literally pop threads as I listened to my guide call and watched the Coosa County gobbler slowly strut to my gun. I got him and my addiction was launched in that single moment.

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Pitching fueling Tech’s strong start

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At 22-8, Louisiana Tech’s Diamond ’Dogs are again off to a strong start for a third straight season.
But there is something a little different about the current Diamond ’Dogs than the previous two seasons.
It’s all about Tech’s pitching.
In Tech’s run to the NCAA Regionals in 2016 in the Bulldogs’ only season under head coach Greg Goff, they went 42-20 and posted a solid team earned run average of 3.77.

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Two parish players on Class 1A All-State squad

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Panthers’ Robinson, Lady Cougars’ Roberson earn second-team honors
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A pair of parish players earned second-team All-State accolades as the Louisiana Sports Writers Association announced its Class 1A teams this morning.
Lincoln Preparatory School’s Chanse Robinson, a 6-0 sophomore, was named to the boys squad after averaging 26.5 points per game this season to lead the Panthers.
Robinson was the District 2-1A MVP and also averaged 12.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists, 4.0 steals and 1.1 blocks per contest.

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