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October 16th, 2017

GSU Lady Tigers roll past Alabama A&M

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GRAMBLING — Jasmine Smith scored a pair of goals as the Grambling State University women’s soccer team clinched a spot in next month’s Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) Tournament with a 4-0 victory over Alabama A&M on Sunday afternoon at the GSU Soccer Complex.
Grambling State (8-5-1 overall, 6-0-1 SWAC) sits atop the SWAC standings with 19 points and has three games remaining before the SWAC Tournament (Nov. 2-5).
The Lady Tigers quickly put Alabama A&M on its back heels as Grambling State opened the scoring in the eighth minute.

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Tech, ODU play to 1-1 soccer draw

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After a combined 36 fouls, seven yellow cards, two red cards, a handful of injuries and some crazy weather to boot, Louisiana Tech and Old Dominion went the full 110 minutes and ended in a 1-1 draw on Sunday afternoon at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
There was very little action in the first period, playing under partly cloudy skies. Tech (10-2-5, 3-1-3 C-USA) and ODU (7-3-4 (4-1-2 C-USA) combined for just six shot attempts, none of which were dangerous.
Then came the second half.

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Lessons learned from cats, candy and coins

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My sister’s two oldest granddaughters reportedly love to visit her elderly friends.
Sister — or Dianne Hollis Lundy to everyone except me, my husband and my besties — messaged me that she had taken 6-year-old Anabelle Rose and 4-year-old Audrie Aline to visit two co-workers from her teaching days at Pineville High. Actually, she took the girls twice after picking them up from school.
Soon after the last visit, when they next got into the car, Audrie said, “Grandma, can we go visit some more of your friends today?”

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Tarbutton: Unity, patience pay off

“Good things come to those who wait.”
If that adage extolling the virtue of patients is true, then Ruston and Lincoln Parish should be in the best new Interstate 20 overpass, the best on-off ramps and the best connecting services roads in the history of transportation when it comes to the Tarbutton Road interchange project.

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October 14th

Creek beats St. Fred to stay undefeated

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Coming off a big win can make for a tough game the following week.
Renewing an old rivalry while doing so can make things even tougher.
But Cedar Creek overcame those obstacles — and more — Friday night to hold on for a 20-17 over St. Frederick at Cougars Stadium.
The win keeps the Cougars undefeated at 7-0 and 4-0 in District 2-1A while St. Frederick fell to 3-4 and 4-2.
Cedar Creek was coming off a win over Ouachita Christian last week, and Cougars head coach Ben Haddox said he knew the Warriors could present a challenge under the circumstances.

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Tech nets win over Charlotte

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Even though it was Friday the 13th, the Louisiana Tech women’s soccer team was not afraid of a Charlotte squad that had won eight of its last nine and who they had never beaten on the pitch.
Sophomore Jenna Dages was the very first sub of the match for the Lady Techsters, coming in 13 minutes deep into the second half.
The forward would go on to strike for two goals in what ended up being a 2-1 victory over the 49ers at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.

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Haynesville tops LP

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Johlike Madison (28) and the Lincoln Preparatory School Panthers fell 20-13 Friday in Disrtict 2--5A action at Haynesville.

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Bearcats pounce on late victory

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Ruston holds off Ouachita in back-and-forth District 2-5A battle
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In a hard-fought District 2-5A slugfest, the Ruston Bearcats had problems getting the ball to bounce their way Friday night against Ouachita on James Field at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
But it only took one fortunate bounce in the game’s final minute that allowed the Bearcats to walk off with a 31-28 win over the Lions.
The Lions fumbled the ball four times in the contest while managing to pounce on the first three.
But the Bearcats were able to snatch up the last one with 45 seconds left on their 20-yard lone to earn the victory.

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Tech cross country teams compete in Alabama and Mississippi

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CLINTON, Miss. — The Louisiana Tech men’s and women’s cross country teams have wrapped up a weekend where the two squads split time between Alabama and Mississippi.
Tech’s men competed in the annual Crimson Classic in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, on Friday morning, while the women’s squad traveled to Clinton, Mississippi, to compete in the Mississippi College Invitational at Choctaw Trails on Saturday morning.

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Double blessing on deer stand for Howell

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They say the Lord works in mysterious ways. For 30-year-old James Howell, divine intervention came into play twice last week.
“I try to be a Godly guy and I can’t help but believe He blessed me twice last week while deer hunting on my lease near St. Francisville in W. Feliciana Parish,” Howell said.
On the one hand, Howell who makes his home in Breaux Bridge, was able on the morning of Oct. 4, to put the crosshairs of his Ten Point Venom crossbow on a beautiful eight-point velvet buck that measured 135 inches of velvety bone.

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