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October 17th

Laird to be new RHS coach

The former Louisiana Tech University quarterback who has built a prep dynasty in Arkansas over the past 12 years is scheduled to be officially approved as the newest leader of the Bearcats’ program and also as athletic director at a meeting of the Lincoln Parish School Board.
The 59-year-old native of Shreveport who starred at Woodlawn High before going on to rank as one of the Bulldogs’ top 10 all-time passers is the No. 1 choice of Ruston High and School Board officials after 23 applications were filed during the past several weeks.

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Spears named interim coach at GSU

On an interim basis, anyway.
Melvin Spears, a cousin of the now newest employee of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, has been chosen as the interim director of the Tigers’ highly successful program.
Although an official announcement isn’t due until early this afternoon, it was confirmed late Wednesday night that the Clinton native is the choice to guide the program on an interim basis.

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Landers heads up GSU signees

"Find a future replacement for Bruce Eugene," answered the sixth-year head coach of the Tigers.
Well, they got their man and maybe a little more with Wednesday's initial kickoff of the NCAA national signing period.
First and foremost, there was Brandon Landers, the Monroe Carroll High School star who ranked among Louisiana's best prep quarterbacks and was named as the Offensive Player of the Year at the Triple-A ranks by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association.

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Bulldogs roll over Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Exactly a week after having to rally for a 71-59 road win against the same opponent, the Bulldogs began controlling the tempo early and went on to take an 82-47 victory at the Thomas Assembly Center Saturday night.
As compared to a 39-32 halftime deficit in Pine Bluff, Tech was up by 20 (43-23) at the same time Saturday night and then proceeded to continue their steady play in the final 20 minutess.

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Collins is the man for RHS

And in a place very familiar and special to one of the most successful football coaches ever to walk the sidelines in Louisiana and the Southern region.
"This is where it all started," Collins told The Daily Leader this morning about Ruston. "The first coaching job I ever had was as a graduate assistant at Louisiana Tech University in the early 1960s.

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Young guides 'Dogs to win

Since the start of the season, in fact.
Well, the junior guard at Louisiana Tech University got it at the Thomas Assembly Center Thursday night.
With a career-best 24 points, Young proved to be a major catalyst in the Bulldogs' 73-62 Western Athletic Conference victory against San Jose State in front of an estimated 2,100 fans.

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Sparta faces political fight

On one side stands the Sparta Aquifer, its pristine waters bringing critically needed clear, safe drinking water to an area that includes northern Louisiana and southern Arkansas. On the other stands legislation that could doom our precious resource.

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Grambling men win, women over A&M

In a women's game, the Lady Tigers lots 58-56.
The Tigers (3-9, 1-1), who lost to Alabama State here Saturday night, featured a combined 45 points from forward Paul Haynes and guard Brion Rush in putting an end to its "L" string.
Haynes had 20 points with a seven-of-10 field goal showing and Rush came through with seven field goals in 12 tries. At the foul line, the latter player didn't miss in five attempts and Haynes was 5-of-7.

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Three sentenced in Monroe

Also sentenced Friday was Lynn Sikes, who was convicted in the January trial. Sikes was found guilty on one count of conspiracy and bank fraud. He was found innocent on four counts of mail fraud.
A fourth defendent, Suzanne Stuckey, was also found guilty during the January trial. Her sentencing will be held at a later date because her attorney could not be in court Friday.
Stuckey, a former assistant comptroller at one of the dealerships, was found guilty of four counts of mail fraud, conspiracy and making false statements to a federal agent.

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GSU halts Wiley

Rush connected on 11 of 16 field goals, including 6 of 11 3-pointers along with eight assists, five steals, three rebounds and one blocked shot.
Wiley (2-7) was led by Sylvester Simple’s 41 points and eight rebounds. Simple connected on 15 of 20 field goals along with 10 of 17 free throws. Derrick Smith added 23 points and Chris Howard had another 13.
Haynes also grabbed nine rebounds for Grambling (1-3) and Maurice Searight dished out 13 assists.

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