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January 26th, 2015

Explosive situation at Camp Minden

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It’s a dangerous and explosive situation too close for comfort for Lincoln Parish residents.
The question being asked is “What’s the safest way to remedy the problem?”
Just west of Minden sits a ticking time bomb at the site of the old Army Ammunition Plant, now known as Camp Minden. Hidden beneath the pines and underbrush is a deteriorating 15 million pounds of M6 a propellant bringing danger to the area because it’s explosive and could potentially contaminate both our air and water.

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Watson sets new Tech mark

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. —Laticia Watson recorded personal best marks in the final three events of the five-event pentathlon competition and set a new school record with 3,302 points scored in the event on the first day of the Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational in Nashville Friday.

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Fobbs SBN Coach of Year

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Grambling State University’s head football coach, Broderick Fobbs, was recently named SBN Eddie Robinson Coach of the Year for the 2014 SBN Black College All-American Team. Fobbs was also named SWAC Coach of the Year in 2014 after leading the Tigers (7-5) to a seven-game winning streak to start conference play.

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Record-setting jump for Gotch

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Louisiana Tech’s Jarvis Gotch won the long jump with a world-leading jump, winning the event and breaking his own school record, as action wrapped up at the Vanderbilt Indoor Invitational late Saturday in Nashville, Tennessee.
Gotch’s world-leading mark for the season of 26-7.75 (8.12m) came on his first attempt as he broke his own school record — set last week — by five inches. The Carencro native also finished fifth in the 60m dash with a time of 6.82 during the final day of competition amidst several top-25 ranked teams at the meet.

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Tech tennis home win streak snapped by Nicholls State

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Louisiana Tech had its eight-match home winning streak snapped on Sunday evening at the LA Tech Tennis Complex with a 6-1 loss to in-state foe Nicholls State.
Tech (0-3) had not lost at home since Feb. 24, 2013 which coincidentally came at the hands of Nicholls (1-1).
“We certainly did not play our best today and Nicholls State just seemed to want it more,” head coach Chad Camper said.
“They are well coached and have a lot of fight. We have to learn from this loss and move forward.

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January 24th

Luke McCown prefers staying in ‘Big Easy’

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When Luke McCown and I crossed paths last fall in the Joe Aillet Stadium press box, I couldn’t resist poking some good-natured fun at him.
“You’ve got one of the greatest jobs in the NFL,” I said. “What some guys would love to be in your shoes.”
To which McCown replied:
“You are right. I am very blessed.”
The former Louisiana Tech University quarterback has it “made” for several reasons:

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Bulldogs beat Owls on road

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HOUSTON, Texas — Louisiana Tech did a complete 180 turnaround on defense Saturday, allowing Rice to shoot only 33 percent from the field, leading to a 58-45 win for the Bulldogs inside Tudor Fieldhouse.
Coming off a Thursday game where they allowed an astronomical 72 percent shooting by North Texas in the first half, the Bulldogs (15-5 overall, 6-1 in Conference USA), regrouped and refueled to hold one of the best 3-point shooting teams in the country in Rice (6-12, 3-4 C-USA) to only five made threes.

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Jackson State sweeps doubleheader over Grambling

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Jackson State swept a pair of Southwestern Athletic Conference road wins over Grambling State Saturday at the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center. A’Torri Shine (shooting ball above) led the G-Men with 18 points and Redmond Brown added 16 as the Grambling men fell 74-63. In women’s action, Grambling head coach Nadine Domond’s (pictured talking to a referee above right) Lady Tigers fell 64-55 to JSU.

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Tech tennis set for home opener

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Louisiana Tech will break in its newly resurfaced Tech Tennis Complex courts at 10 a.m. today when they Lady Techsters play in their home opener against in-state foe Nicholls State.
Tech (0-2) is in search of its first win of the spring season after suffering losses to nationally-ranked teams in the first weekend.

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Bearcats speed past ASH, 63-41

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Ruston High School moved to 2-0 in district play Friday night as the Bearcats raced to a 63-41 home win over Alexandria High School.
Isaiah Buggs led the way for RHS with 17 points while Jeremy Brown added 16 and Quay Jackson chipped in with seven points with several other Bearcats scoring six each.
Ruston (14-4, 2-0 in District 2-1A) will next play a district contest at Ouachita Parish High School on Tuesday.
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HAYNESVILLE — Grambling Laboratory High School evened its record at 11-11 and 2-2 in District 1-1A Friday with a road win at Haynesville.

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