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January 5th, 2013

Tatoos and all, Kaepernick is real deal

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First of all, I hate needles.
Which is probably the No. 1 reason I would never get a tattoo.
Or a plethora of tattoos.
That, plus the fact I would surely wonder into what other regions of my body that a tattoo (or tattoos) would eventually sag to during later years.

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‘Coaching Carousel’

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Perot to USM, Spangler joins Presbyterian College staff
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Louisiana Tech University’s coaching carousel is still spinning, even if the Bulldogs have hired a head coach.
Case in point: on Friday, official announcements were made by their new employees that longtime Bulldogs’ offensive line coach Petey Perot had been hired for the same position at the University of Southern Mississippi and that Tommy Spangler, the defensive coordinator at Tech for the past six years, was chosen to direct the same area at Presbyterian College.
For weeks, speculation had centered around what the future might hold for Perot and Spangler.

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Tech teams edge out wins

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Men, women outlast UTA in WAC games

Louisiana Tech University’s basketball survived sloppy shooting, whether it was in field goals or at the free throw line, but managed to take Western Athletic Conference victories over the University of Texas-Arlington on Saturday night.
The Bulldogs (12-3, 3-0) remained unbeaten in league play with a 55-52 win, while the Lady Techsters (6-7, 2-1) started the first of a long home stand with a 65-58 victory.

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New Living Word School takes three wins

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New Living Word School basketball teams combined for three victories this weekend.
In boys’ action, the Lions were a 68-49 winner over Ferriday and 61-47 victor against Choudrant High and the girls took a 50-26 triumph against Choudrant while dropping a 53-48 verdict to Ferriday.

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Strategy time for Kittens

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Coach Antonio Hudson (center) talks strategy with his Grambling High School team during action in this week’s Don Redden Classic hosted by Monroe Ouachita High School. The Kittens played two games in the tournament that featured several schools in the region and tipped off on Wednesday before closing out on Saturday night. Hudson, a former star at Grambling High and LSU, will be directing the Kittens into a Tuesday game at New Living Word School.

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Bearcats’ game planning

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Planning the next plays for Ruston High School during this week’s Don Redden Classic at Monroe Ouachita High is coach Chris Bush (center). The Bearcats played their third game in the tournament on Friday, gaining a 42-32 win over Zachary after losing to Monroe Richwood High 69-65 and winning over Rayville 66-48. The ’Cats will be on their own court Tuesday night against Lincoln Parish neighbor Choudrant High School.

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Irish, Tide: ‘Old school’

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. — The BCS championship is going old school.
In this era of wide-open, pass-happy offenses, college football’s ultimate prize will be decided Monday night by two throwback teams, No. 1 Notre Dame and No. 2 Alabama.

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No. 1 in RPAR co-ed softball play

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The Ruston Nursing squad finished as the champions of the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department 2012 co-ed softball competition by defeating the Juggernauts 5-4. Members of the championship-winning squad that gained the win at the J.C. Love Athletic Complex were (kneeling, from left) Jenny Stassen, Kristin Martin, Cheyanne Clower, Shelley Simmons, Jessica Lowery (second row, from left) Kyle Allen, Corey Aldy, Justin Halbrook, Chris Sharp and Luke Farley.

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RPAR co-ed softball runner-ups

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The Juggernauts placed as the runner-ups in the 2012 Ruston Parks and Recreation Department co-ed softball league by being edged by Ruston Nursing 5-4. The members of the team included (front row, from left) Cody Carter, Raimy Hall, Kinsey Fitzgerald, (back row, from left) Sunni Garner, Rhett Jones, Lacey Barnett and Justin Dodson. Not shown: Amber Pardue, Summer Lowe, Todd Lowe, Spencer Duck, Cliff Hampton, Reggie Hall, Lance Seymore, Stacey Johnson, Cody Newton, Katie Garner and Shay Sneed.

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Sportman’s paradise personified

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I can’t help it; my chest sort of swells when I hear folks all over the country refer to Louisiana as the Sportsman’s Paradise. Why do they think of our state as a paradise for sportsmen? That’s simple; that’s what we are.
I live in north Louisiana and we don’t have to apologize for anything outdoors. We have some of the finest lakes, rivers and creeks in the country where the bass, bream and crappie roam and our rolling pine-studded hills and oak shrouded hollows and flats are home to some of the best hunting for deer, turkeys, squirrels et al to be found anywhere.

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