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September 17th, 2016

Bulldogs can’t catch Texas Tech

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Red Raiders offense ignites in 59-45 win over LA Tech
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LUBBOCK, Texas — Louisiana Tech racked up 572 yards of total offense, but the Texas Tech Red Raiders offense was too much to overcome as the Bulldogs fell, 59-45, in front of 57,515 fans in attendance Saturday night at Jones AT&T Stadium.
Louisiana Tech put up 28 points in the second half, but the Texas Tech offense was too tough to stop on the night as the Red Raiders, who came into the game as the No. 3 scoring offense in the country, put up 666 yards of total offense.

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Grambling rolls over Jackson State, 35-14

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JACKSON, Mississippi — Grambling State University dominated the scoreboard from start to finish Saturday as the G-Men defeated Jackson State 35-14 at Veterans Memorial Stadium.
GSU didn’t waste any time, as quarterback DeVante Kincade hit Chad Williams on a 51-year scoring strike on the G-Men’s first offensive snap.
The G-Men pushed their advantage to 14-0 at the 7:08 mark of the opening stanza as Joseph McWilliams picked off JSU quarterback LaMontiez Ivy and raced 62 yards to paydirt on the pick six.

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Tech dominates Mook-Triple Duals

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Louisiana Tech’s Manoah Kiptum and Kacie Kaufman finished in first place overall on both the men and women’s sides in the program’s annual Mook Triple-Duals at Tech Farm Saturday morning.
The men had five runners finish in the top 15 with Kiptum leading the way for the second consecutive week with a time of 20:52 in the four-mile race. Freshman Austin Ballow was the second Tech runner to finish out the meet with a time of 21:22 to finish in sixth place individually.

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Tech tennis team strong at ULM

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There may have been some nervousness on day one of the Warhawk Invitational for the Louisiana Tech tennis team, but that was not the case on Saturday as the Lady Techsters won 10 matches while claiming two singles and one doubles titles at Raymond Heard Stadium.
Participating in their first tournament of the fall season and under the direction of new head coach Amanda Stone, both Marta Sramkova and Sonia Chen were both able to win in a third set tiebreaker to take home Flight B and D, respectively.

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Tech soccer team to play at USM

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Trailing 14-11 in a winner-take-all fifth set, Louisiana Tech dug deep to win three straight points, but it wasn’t enough as Bowling Green would regroup to win the set and match 16-14.
 
The Falcons had no answer for Angela Papach and Marta Monne who combined for 29 kills.
Brooke Short provided 43 assists. Defensively, Natalie Leui recorded four blocks, while Monne recorded 15 digs and Alejandra Aviles registered 21 digs.

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Tech starts Rivers golf tourney Monday

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Louisiana Tech opens its fall season Monday when the Bulldogs host the 13-team Jim Rivers Intercollegiate at Squire Creek Country Club.
The 54-hole, three-round tournament starts with a shotgun start at 8 a.m. Monday as the teams will play two rounds, followed by a single round Tuesday.

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Bearcats roar past Airline, 29-19

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BOSSIER CITY — It isn’t often seven touchdowns are scored in a game, with only two coming from the offensive side of the ball.
But that’s what happened Friday night as the Ruston Bearcats held on for a 29-19 win at Airline High School.
RHS moved to 2-1 with the win while Airline is also now 2-1.
Both teams hit paydirt offensively, defensively and on special teams, which played the pivotal role in the win for RHS.

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OCS outlasts Cougars

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Cedar Creek overcame a nearly disastrous second quarter and kept things tight Friday night before Ouachita Christian escaped with a 48-38 win at Cougar Stadium.
Skylor Wilhite was the workhorse for the Eagles, scoring three touchdowns on the ground and another on a 16-yard reception. He finished the night with 111 rushing yards on 16 carries along with three catches for 28 yards.

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Panthers get first win

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SIBLEY — Lincoln Preparatory School picked up its first win in program history Friday as the Panthers defeated Lakeside 28-22.
Lincoln Prep opened scoring on the first snap of the game as Tre’jan Bradshaw raced an interception back 36 yards for a touchdown.
A big intception by Lincoln Prep also closed out the win as Lakeside was on the Panthers 17 with 24 seconds remaining before Zach Beard picked off a pass and returned it 57 yards before being stopped.

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Good hunting outlook for deer, squirrels

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I glance over at the calendar and see that within two weeks, my focus is about to make a drastic change. I have been helping my wife work on flowerbeds in our yard and although I emerge from a couple of hours of digging and raking all tired and sweaty, it’s been rewarding. The plants will thank us for our efforts.
Kay knows she has to take advantage of my efforts in the flower beds while she can because in a couple of weeks, it’s going to be hard to entice me back to the rake and shovel. Squirrel season kicks off Oct. 1 and she knows where my attention will be focused.

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