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September 24th

Nitz’s voice still rings true at Tech

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In case you didn’t read a recent story in the financial section of USA Today, there was this fact that — maybe it’s a stretch — had a local connection to athletics.
It was about Wendy’s being one of the Top Three most successful fast-food restaurants in the country.
Not only that, but investors had made the hamburger franchise one of the most attractive buys on the New York Stock Exchange.

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Creek edged by No. 2 Tors

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HAYNESVILLE — Haynesville High, do we have your attention?
That might have been what Head Coach Ben Haddox, Cedar Creek High players and fans were asking as they filed out of the Golden Tors’ stadium late Friday night.
While the Cougars (3-1) did suffer their first loss of the season, the showdown of Top 10 Class 1A ranked clubs proved as close as the final score of 20-18.

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Bearcats lose to Byrd, 42-14

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Playing against No. 6 Byrd Friday night at James Stadium, Ruston High School played the role of Rocky Balboa.
And the Bearcats answered the bell.
Yes, before by the time the final horn sounded, the Yellow Jackets won by the final score of 42-12. But don’t be deceived by the final tally. There was no knockout in this one -- this fight went the distance.

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Dunigan made football look simple

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At Louisiana Tech and through 14 seasons in the Canadian Football League, football was never more than a step or two away from playing “Kill The Guy With The Ball” in his back yard as a boy in Ohio and as a teen in Texas.
It was never about the stage. It was always about the game.
The only problem was that Dunigan became a quarterback. He WAS the guy with the ball.
Never saw him play?

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Kittens blanked by JHHS, 26-0

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JONESBORO — Three injuries and a few unnecessary penalties set the Grambling High Kittens back once again.
The Kittens (1-3) fell to the Jonesboro Hodge Tigers 26-0 Friday night.
“I was expecting a better fight then what we gave tonight,” said head coach Fred Hearn.
The Tigers took an early 6-0 lead in the first quarter when the Tigers’ quarterback handed the ball off for a 15-yard run.

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GSU mourns passing of Roderick Mosley

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GRAMBLING — The Grambling Athletic Department is mourning the loss of assistant sports information director Roderick Mosley this week.
Mosley, 38, died of a heart attack earlier this week in his front yard, university spokeswoman Debra Johnson said.

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Catching hill country gators

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Whatever you do, don’t holler “Choot ‘em…Choot ‘em” the next time you see Sam Dupree. The consequences could be messy.
Dupree was one of five alligator hunters selected by lottery to set lines for gators in his home waters, Black Lake in Natchitoches Parish.

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Tech, WAC baseball programs to have new league opponents

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DENVER, Colo. — The Louisiana Tech baseball team will face new opposition in the 2012-13 academic year, as the Western Athletic Conference announced that an invitation for affiliate membership has been issued to and accepted by California State University-Bakersfield and Dallas Baptist to join the conference.
The additions will give the WAC a total of 10 teams for baseball as the Roadrunners and Patriots will join Louisiana Tech, New Mexico State, Sacramento State, San Jose State, Seattle, Texas-Arlington, Texas-San Antonio and Texas State in 2013.

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‘Inside Tech Football’ scheduled for Monday

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Louisiana Tech University head coach Sonny Dykes will team up with the long-time voice of the Bulldogs Dave Nitz Monday for Hill Oil’s Inside Bulldog Football radio show live from the Dawg House Sports Grill.
The one-hour show will air live on ESPN 97.7 FM from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. live from the Dawg House Sports Grill, as all Tech fans are encouraged to attend the event in support of Tech football and the university’s athletics’ program.

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September 23rd

Healthy eating and desserts

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After teaching for 23 years, Susan Hermes and her husband have taken the plunge into a new lifestyle.
“We first started going to bootcamp at (Louisiana) Tech last year,” she said. “Then we realized it was kind of fruitless to go and come home to eat junk.”
Susan and Randal Hermes have four children and four grandchildren. She added that the whole eating healthy lifestyle has been very good for the two of them.

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