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February 22nd, 2013

Parish boys in regional play

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Simsboro, Dubach, NLWS have home tests tonight
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Ruston and Choudrant go on the road and three other teams remain at home.
That’s the situation facing Lincoln Parish’s representation in the boys’ division of the 2013 Louisiana High School Athletic Association basketball regional playoffs tonight.
The Bearcats (26-6) travel to New Iberia to meet Westgate (20-7) in Class 5A and the Aggies (27-12) head to Hornbeck (28-6) in Class B.

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Dubach girls are 80-55 winner

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Dubach High’s girls registered consecutive victory No. 18 with an 80-55 domination of Reeves (10-22) in the regional round of the Class C Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs Thursday night.
The win advanced No. 2 seeded Dubach into a quarterfinal round home assignment against Atlanta (19-8) Monday night.
Dubach (28-1) featured 30 points from All-State candidate Sue Key, who had 24 of her points at halftime when the Lady Hornets were up 49-31.

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Tech softballers keeping foes on ‘run’

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Judging from their first nine games, there’s a good chance that Louisiana Tech University’s softball team will be on the run aplenty in this weekend’s University of Southern Mississippi tournament.
An amazing statistic already on the Lady Techsters’ early season ledger is this: they’ve stolen 34-of-35 bases while compiling a 5-4 record.
In the entire 2012 season, Tech had only 27 stolen bases.

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Watson gives Tech 14 WAC points

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Louisiana Tech University’s Laticia Watson scored 3,005 points and provided her team with 14 points in the pentathlon, as action began at the Western Athletic Conference indoor track and field championships at the Albuquerque Convention Center Thursday.
Watson’s 3,005 points ranks fifth in Lady Techster history, below the 3,045 points Ayanna Alexander scored at the 2005 WAC indoor championships held in Boise, Idaho. Alexander went on to compete in the 2012 Olympic Games in London last summer.

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Holtz: $500,000 yearly from Tech

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Details of the salary package for Skip Holtz Jr. were released Thursday and the new Louisiana Tech University head football coach will be paid $500,000 annually for the next five years.
Also featured in the pact, which awaits approval from the Louisiana university system’s Board of Supervisors, are a $25,000 bonus for reaching a bowl game, $25,000 bonus for a Conference USA championship and $100,000 bonus for making it to the BCS national title game.

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’Dogs start home baseball slate

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Can an early week road win in Arkansas be the catalyst for a successful opening to their home schedule for Louisiana Tech University’s baseball Bulldogs this weekend?
Head Coach Wade Simoneaux will send his Western Athletic Conference-affiliated team into a three-game series against Oral Roberts University at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park starting tonight (6 p.m.) and continuing with single games Saturday (3 p.m.) and Sunday (1 p.m.).
Tech (1-3) won its first contest of the season Tuesday with a 6-3 victory at the University of Arkansas-Little Rock.

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Five ex-Tech stars at NFL Combine

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Five players from Louisiana Tech University’s nine-game winning football squad of 2012 will try and make an impression on National Football League representatives starting today.
Quarterback Colby Cameron, wide receiver Quinton Patton, punter Ryan Allen and offensive linemen Oscar Johnson and Jordan Mills will give the Bulldogs’ program its highest representation ever at the annual NFL Scouting Combine that will be held at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind., through Tuesday.

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Robinson museum sets ‘Family Day’ Saturday

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GRAMBLING — An open house and “Family Day” is set for the Eddie G. Robinson Museum on the campus of Grambling State University Saturday.
Featured on the schedule that will start at 1 p.m. and conclude at 4 p.m. will be an appearance by Miss Louisiana, Lauren Vizza, along with performances by representatives of the famed Tigers’ marching band and university cheerleaders.
Renowned sports artist, Steve Skipper, will make a portrait presentation to the museum between 1:30-1:50 p.m. and Miss Louisiana will appear from 2-4 p.m.

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Joyce Bagwell

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Funeral services will be held for Joyce Bagwell, 83, at the First Presbyterian Church in Homer on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. with Rev. John McClelland, officiating. Interment will follow at Alabama Cemetery near Choudrant, LA. The family will receive friends at Rose-Neath Funeral Home, 405 E. 5th St., Homer on Friday from 5-7 p.m.

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