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November 22nd, 2012

Simsboro 2012-13 Homecoming court presented

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Simsboro High School’s 2012-13 Homecoming Court is as follows: front row, left to right — Freshman Maid Aubrey Spencer, Senior Maids Alexandra Haulcy, Danita Rhodes and Tia Mitchell and Junior Maid Kimberly Walker. Back row, left to right — Freshman Maid Landon Bourgeois, Sophomore Maids Sabrina Pruitt and LaShonda Walker and Junior Maid Alison Alexander.

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New board members named, student success recognized

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Board of Directors
The Board of Directors of Cedar Creek School is pleased to announce the recent board appointments of Greg Bimle, of Ruston, and Teresa Carroll, of Jonesboro.
Quiz Bowl
The Cedar Creek Quiz Bowl Team brought home the second-place trophy out of 24 teams at the Tal Atkins Memorial Quiz Bowl Tournament at Caddo Magnet School on Nov. 10.  Cedar Creek School Quiz Bowl Team is made up of Chloe Kaczvinsky (captain), Joseph Hild (co-captain), Erik Eklund, Ben Everett, Gary Sidhu, Aaron Hunt, Kay-Lynn Klug, Irene Hild, Brock Blackwell and Shelby Raley.
Science Fair

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Rowland recognized as state P.E. teacher of year

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Jeanie Rowland, itinerate adaptive physical education teacher for the Lincoln Parish School District, was recently honored with the Ellen Gillentine Adapted Physical Education Teacher of the Year Award for the Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. The recognition came during the 2012 Louisiana Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance Annual Convention held in Baton Rouge.

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Tech: Day of ‘feel good’ stories

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Forget loss to Utah State, it was a time to be thankful
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Wouldn’t everybody agree that there’s too much of the Kardashians, out-of-control fans and silly reality shows (Honey Boo-Boo, no less) cluttering the populace’s mindset these days?
How about some genuine, really “feel good” stories?
You’ve come to the right place.
Or, rather, the nearly 26,000 fans who filed into Joe Aillet Stadium last Saturday afternoon for the showdown between Louisiana Tech University and Utah State University were at the right placefor several uplifting moments.

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Rattay: New pro career

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Former Tech quarterback coaching in UFL
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LAS VEGAS — The way Tim Rattay sees it, he was blessed to have spent a decade playing professional football, a career that included eight seasons in the NFL with four different teams and two more in the United Football League (UFL).
He spent 2009 and 2010 with Las Vegas and was part of the Locomotives’ back-to-back UFL championships before an Achilles injury forced him to retire in July 2010. Since 2011, the former Louisiana Tech standout quarterback has been the team’s receivers coach.

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Top ’Cats

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Ruston High School’s lone senior members (left) A.J. Brown and Jake Kyte show off the state championship trophy that the Bearcats captured at the recent Division IV Louisiana High School Athletic Association meet held in Sulphur.

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Scholarly swimmer

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Jake Kyte (left) of Ruston High School is presented with an All-Academic Composite team certificate by Louisiana High School Athletic Association executive director Keith Alexander at the recent Division IV state swimming championship meet held in Sulphur. Kyte was one of 24 student-athletes named to the team, plus one of only 15 on the squad with a 4.0 grade point average.

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Nicholson vital to ‘Classic’ success

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GRAMBLING — To much of the world he was known as “The Man with the Golden Pen.”
People around Grambling State University knew him as “Nic.”
Collie J. Nicholson, the man some credit with making Grambling a household name and starting the highly anticipated “Bayou Classic” that will be held Saturday in New Orleans, recently had an alumni chapter named after him.

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Tech ready to ‘pack’ TAC Dec. 1

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Louisiana Tech University’s annual “Pack the House” challenge game has been set for Saturday, Dec. 1 when the Lady Techsters welcome the SEC Ole Miss Rebels to the Thomas Assembly Center for a 7 p.m. tipoff.
This year’s slogan — “Out with the Ole, In with the Blue” — is an old school, throwback theme in which we want to relive the legacy and tradition of the national championship teams while highlighting the new genre of basketball led by Teresa Weatherspoon.

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Smith honored

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After leading his team to wins over UALR (70-52) and Troy (70-46), sophomore point guard Kenneth Smith of Louisiana Tech University has been named as the Western Athletic Conference men’s basketball Player of the Week.

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