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April 19th

Tech announces 2019 Hall of Fame Class

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Louisiana Tech Athletics announced its 2019 Hall of Fame Class today which includes seven-time track and field All-American Chelsea Hayes, Bulldog baseball career wins and strikeout leader Eddie Holman, All-American running backs Ryan Moats and J.W. Slack, legendary football coach Joe Raymond Peace, two-time national champion Lori Scott, 2008 WAC Player of the Year Amberly Waits and All-American Randy White.

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Time releases its 100 most influential people issue

NEW YORK (AP) — Taylor Swift, TV journalist Gayle King and soccer star Mohamed Salah are among the six famous faces featured on the covers of Time magazine’s annual “100 Most Influential People in the World” issue.
The other cover stars also included House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and actors Sandra Oh and Dwayne Johnson.
Fellow Democrat Hillary Clinton wrote Pelosi “is living proof that when it comes to getting the job done, more often than not, it takes a woman.”

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Earth Day observance

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Event to focus on species extinction

Area residents can learn how changes in the environment might impact species extinction during this year’s Earth Day event set for 1:30 p.m. April 28 in front of the Ruston City Hall.
The citizens’ group Green Ruston sponsors the annual event.
As part of the program, local businesses Utility Brewing, Grown and Grazed, Hampton Inn, Railway Coffee and Main Street Exchange will be recognized for their efforts to become more environmentally friendly, Judith Howard, one of the Earth Day event organizers, said.

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Marshall rallies to defeat Diamond ’Dogs, 7-3

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The Louisiana Tech baseball team owned a 3-1 lead heading into the eighth inning, but saw Marshall score three in the eighth and three in the ninth, as the visitors took a 7-3 comeback triumph on Thursday evening from J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
Tech (25-12, 10-6 C-USA) saw yet another strong start from senior right-handed pitcher Matt Miller. The Tech captain allowed an unearned run in the first and worked around quite a bit of base traffic in the first three innings, but recovered and pitched through the sixth inning for the fifth straight time.

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Doug Williams being featured on NFL Network rerun rerun

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From Zachary to San Diego.
This was the journey made by former Grambling State University All-American Douglas Lee Williams and culminated with a history making performance in the 1988 Super Bowl held in San Diego.
Williams, now the senior vice president of player personnel for the Washington Redskins, guided that team to a 42-10 victory over the Denver Broncos.
The Zachary native who played at Chaneyville High School, became the first African-American quarterback to start in the Super Bowl and also be named as the Most Valuable Player.

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Tennis Techsters topped by MTSU

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HOUSTON — After a three-plus hour weather delay, the Louisiana Tech tennis team to the courts and suffered a 4-1 loss to Middle Tennessee in the first round of the C-USA Tournament on Thursday afternoon at the George R. Brown Tennis Center.
The wait to play was not the only bit of adversity No. 10 seed Louisiana Tech (11-12) had to overcome. Having been without Nadja Manjon and Alana Sherman for most of the spring, the team also had to play without Leonie Nutz because of a recent injury.

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Bearcats blank Pineville in regular-season finale

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The Ruston High School Bearcats closed out the 2019 regular season with a 3-0 win over Pineville on Thursday. Kasten Furr (pictured above) got the shutout win for Ruston. Pictured below is Ruston’s Landon Foster sliding safely back to first base. The Bearcats will learn their postseason fate when the 2019 Louisiana High School Athletics Association baseball brackets are released on Sunday, April 21.

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Saints’ 2019 draft options limited by past deals

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NEW ORLEANS (AP) — The Saints have no time to waste if they want to win another Super Bowl with record-setting quarterback Drew Brees under center — which is why three of their top four 2019 draft slots have already been traded away.
The Saints aren’t slated to pick until late in the second round — 62nd overall — because they largely mortgaged the top of this year’s draft in hopes of winning it all last season.

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GSU softball game postponed

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University head softball coach Nakeya L. Hall announced that Friday’s Southwestern Athletic Conference series opener with Prairie View A&M was postponed due to inclement weather.
The two teams were scheduled to begin the three-game series on Friday at the GSU Softball Complex, but heavy rains on Thursday, followed by showers early Friday afternoon postponed the series.

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Hillcrest hosts art, music extravaganza

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Family Involvement
On Thursday, April 11, Hillcrest welcomed over 150 parents participating in the Art and Music Extravaganza. The event began with a music program led by our amazing music teacher, Amy Crittenden.
After that, students and parents toured the entire school looking at artwork across all three grade levels. Our fantastic art teacher, Anna Alexander, worked with our students to create beautiful pieces of art.
The families could also participate in an art scavenger hunt by reading informational posters on the artists and artwork.

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