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April 29th, 2015

Bearcats bounced

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RHS knocked out of Class 5A playoffs
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NEW ORELANS — It wasn’t painless, but at least it was quick.
Eighth-seeded Jesuit pushed across five runs on six hits in the first two innings Tuesday as they went on to take a 8-0 win over No. 25 Ruston in a first round Class 5A baseball playoff game that lasted 1 hour, 24 minutes Tuesday.
Jesuit (25-7) righthander Myles Blunt hurled a complete-game effort, allowing five hits while striking out two on 68 pitches.

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Class C-3A baseball playoff brackets set

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Cedar Creek School, the defending Class 1A state baseball champions, enter this year’s playoffs as the No. 4 seed and will play to 29th-seeded Logansport at 6 p.m. Thursday at Cougars Field.
Admission for the contest will be $7.
“We’ve had another great season and are excited to see how far we can go this postseason,” said Cougars coach Ben Haddox. “We’re coming off a big win over Grambling and just want to keep the momentum going as we move into the playoffs.”

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Cougars close out season with victory

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Cedar Creek’s baseball team will have plenty of momentum heading into the Class 1A playoffs on Thursday.
The Cougars jumped out to an early lead on Grambling Laboratory High School and cruised to a 20-3 victory Monday at Cougar Field.
Eleven runs in the first three innings allowed the Cougars to put the game away early.
A sacrifice fly by Jacob Brown during the first inning along with a sacrifice fly by Aaron Hunt and a two-run single by Wes Gresham in the second inning helped Cedar Creek Cougars light up the scoreboard early on.

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RHS to compete in regionals

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Michael Courtney and the Ruston High School track and field teams will compete in the Class 1-5A regional (Region 1-5A) track and field championships will be held at Northwestern State’s Walter P. Ledet Track Complex today and Thursday.

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Tech golf finishes 8th at C-USA Championship

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TEXARKANA, Ark. — Louisiana Tech shot 11-over-par and Ben Robinson led the Bulldogs with an even-par round as Louisiana Tech finished eighth on the final day of stroke play action at the 2015 Conference USA Men’s Golf Championship at the Texarkana Country Club Tuesday.
The Bulldogs were 26-over-par (293-298-299-890) for the three-round, 54-hole stroke play tournament, finishing just two strokes behind Middle Tennessee and Old Dominion’s matching 24-over-par 888 score. LA Tech edged UTSA by three strokes as the Roadrunners were 29-over-par 893.

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Techsters softball defeats Stephen F. Austin

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Louisiana Tech scored eight runs over the final three innings to rally from an early deficit sending the Lady Techsters to an 8-4 win over Stephen F. Austin Tuesday night.
The victory was the 30th of the season for Tech, marking the first time since 2008 that the Lady Techsters have reached the mark.
Tech (30-15) will look for its 31st win when the Lady Techsters travel to face Grambling State at 4 p.m. Wednesday.
With the game tied at 4-4 in the bottom of the sixth inning, Tech rallied for four runs on four hits to put the game away.

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Operation Pit Stop arrests made

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Ten Lincoln Parish residents were arrested early Tuesday morning as part of the Operation Pit Stop drug raid.
Chad Alexander, Lincoln Parish Sheriffs Office public information officer, said the arrests were made in the early morning hours to combat the flow of illegal drugs in Lincoln Parish.
“Operation Pit Stop, which began in the summer months of 2014, resulted in the arrest of local individuals in a sweep that began before dawn Tuesday,” Alexander said. “Aside from Tuesday’s arrests, many more are anticipated in the weeks ahead.”

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Clothesline Project featured at library

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The Clothesline Project will be featured in the Chautauqua Gallery at the Lincoln Parish Library through Friday. It is presented by the Louisiana Tech School of Human Ecology’s Event planning class to bring focus on the problem of violence against women.
“The Clothesline Project” was originally the brain child of visual artist Rachel Cary-Harper, who created the first display of 30 shirts for a ‘Take Back the Night’ rally in Hyannis, Massachusetts, in October 1990,” Sarah Creekmore, the administrative assistant at the LPL, said.

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Beatles tribute band makes a trip to Ruston

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Meet the Beetles, a touring Beatles tribute band, performed a free show at the Lincoln Parish Library Events center on Tuesday night. They played classic songs from the British band.

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Adopt-A-School honors educators, businesses

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The seventh annual Adopt-A-School, End-of-Year luncheon was held Tuesday to honor schools and local businesses for their contributions to the Lincoln Parish education system, school projects and protecting the environment.
The awards banquet was separated into two separate categories: the Green Awards and the honoring of local business and educators for their contributions to the school system.

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