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February 17th, 2014

Lady Techsters softball falls 5-3 to IPFW

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Louisiana Tech’s pitching staff held Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne to only four hits and one earned run but two costly errors in the bottom of the third inning proved costly as the Lady Techsters fell 5-3 in the final game of the Texas Classic on Sunday.

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Celebrating President’s Day

Today we celebrate President’s Day with all the flair the holiday normally brings — car dealership sales, banks closing, students out of school, one more reason to eat something sweet — but most people have a hard time replying when asked the question, “What is President’s Day about?” Many high school students don’t have a clue and only know President’s Day gets them out of school. Which, would be a good enough reason for most teenagers to say President’s Day is “awesome.”

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Curling craze striking all over

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Maybe it’s because it seems so foreign to us here in Lincoln Parish.
Maybe because it’s reminds us in some ways of games we used to play as children.
At any rate, the curling craze is catching on across the country, and if you pay attention, you’ll notice from conversations going on in local restaurants and store aisles, Lincoln Parish is no different.

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NOTICE TO BIDDERS

NOTICE TO BIDDERS
LEASE PROPOSAL NUMBER RL-879

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February 15th

Ex-Tech great Mike Reed: A man’s man

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God, I give you fair warning.
When Mike Reed shows up at the pearly gates any day now, be prepared for the best handshake since John Wayne.
Reed, who passed away recently, didn’t just shake hands.
He would apply a vise-like grip that would leave the recipient heading to the medicine cabinet for the Bengay.
If there was an all-time list for best handshakes by former Louisiana Tech University football players, Mike would be a unanimous pick.
His reputation on the field matched that grip.

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’Dogs cook up win over Rice

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Louisiana Tech was determined to use the mini-bye this week to come out strong from the tip and take control of Saturday’s game against Rice.
That’s just what the Bulldogs did as they stifled Rice for an 85-46 win led by Kenyon McNeail who recorded a game-high 17 points, including the milestone of reaching 1,000 career points in front of 4,561 fans in the Thomas Assembly Center.
The senior guard became the 36th player to join the exclusive club, all while doing it primarily from a sixth man role over his four-year career.

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Lady Techsters downed by UAB

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Louisiana Tech’s second half issues continued Saturday as the Lady Techsters saw Alabama-Birmingham forward Karisma Chapman score 25 points after intermission to lead the Blazers to a 71-62 win at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (7-17, 2-9) led throughout the opening 20 minutes of play as the Lady Techsters took a 29-27 advantage into the halftime locker room after holding Chapman to only four points.

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Former Tech standout Millsap set for tonight’s NBA All-Star Game

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For the first time in years, Lincoln Parish will be represented in this year’s NBA All-Star game.
Former Grambling Laboratory High School and Louisiana Tech University basketball standout Paul Millsap, a forward for the Atlanta Hawks, has been named as an Eastern Conference All-Star, selected in voting among the Conference’s coaches.
It marks the first All-Star selection of Millsap’s career.
The 2014 All-Star game takes place tonight at New Orleans Arena.

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GSU swept at Texas Southern

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The Tigers fell short in their bid for a second straight win Saturday as Grambling State fell 74-71 to Texas Southern in Houston. Antwan Scott, pictured above with the ball earlier this season, led GSU (2-19 overall, 1-11 Southwestern Athletic Conference) with 18 points, six rebounds and six assists. In women’s action, Texas Southern defeated Grambling 84-76. Jasmine Godbolt led GSU with 17 points. The Lady Tigers fell to 8-15 overall and 5-7 in the SWAC.

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Cougars defeated by Arcadia, La. New Tech

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PLAIN DEALING — Cedar Creek lost 62-26 Friday night at Arcadia before falling 48-42 at La. New Tech on Saturday.
Shilo Perry led Creek against Arcadia with nine points while Jordan Williams topped the Cougars with 15 points against La. New Tech while Perry added 13.
Creek now stands at 4-20 overall and 0-9 in District 1-1A.
Grambling Lab 66,Ringgold 36
GRAMBLING — The Kittens came out winners on Senior Night Friday as Grambling Labortary High School took a District 1-1A win over Ringgold.

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