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October 17th, 2015

Booted in battle of Bulldogs

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Mississippi State takes down LA Tech, 45-20
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STARKVILLE, Miss. — Louisiana Tech’s Jeff Driskel turned in a strong day Saturday, passing for more than 300 yards at Mississippi State.
Unfortunately for Driskel and his fellow Bulldogs, Zack Prescott from Haughton High School was even better.
Prescott tossed three touchdown passes and ran for another score to lead Mississippi State to a 45-20 victory over Tech. He had scoring throws of 5, 20, and 12 yards, completing 30-of-43 passes for 347 yards and no interceptions.
Tech jumped out to a 14-0 lead early on as Driskel directed a pair of long drives going more than 70 yards each.

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Tech’s Hall plaques need to be moved?

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Later this month, Louisiana Tech University’s 2015 induction class for the athletic Hall of Fame will be held in the Waggoner Room of the Thomas Assembly Center.
And with the honoring of five individuals who will boost the membership total to 93 will be the presentation of beautiful plagues to each of the recipients.
Later, those plaques will be placed on the north wall of the room.
But for the most part, will this be the final time that a lot of Tech fans, friends and family members will actually have to check out all of these awards?

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Grambling edges Alcorn State in OT

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LORMAN, Miss. — Martez Carter scored on a 1-yard run — and then booted the extra point — in overtime as Grambling rallied to defeat Alcorn State 35-34 and rise to 5-0 in conference.
Alcorn State scored on a 7-yard run by John Gibbs Jr. but Haiden McCraney’s PAT kick was blocked.
The game was a meeting of the Southwest Athletic Conference’s unbeaten teams.
Grambling (5-2, 5-0) tops the SWAC West. Alcorn State (4-2, 3-1) still leads the East.
Carter had his second-straight 100-yard game, rushing for 133 yards on 11 carries.

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Tech soccer team shuts out Texas-El Paso

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Louisiana Tech picked up win No. 10 on the season on Friday night as they blanked UTEP, 2-0, at the Lady Techster Soccer Complex.
After suffering two straight defeats last weekend, Tech (10-7, 3-4 Conference USA) bounced back with a strong performance in the back by shutting out the Miners who had registered at least one goal in every game this season.
The Lady Techsters also needed to capitalize on scoring opportunities when they presented themselves and they did with a first half goal by Kathryn Sloan and a late insurance goal by Mylene Roy-Ouellet.

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RHS celebrates with flair for Homecoming

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Bearcats put on scoring clinic in 49-0 win over Pineville
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The are all kinds of ways to celebrate, just as there are all kinds of ways to score in a football game.
Ruston High School tried most of them Friday night as the Bearcats celebrated Homecoming by roaring past Pineville 49-0 in District 2-5A action at L.J. “Hoss” Garrett Stadium.
“We had a lot of alumni come back and for our players to come out and turn in that kind of effort on this field makes it a special night,” said RHS coach Brad Laird. “We’re proud of it.”

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Golden Tornado blows past Cedar Creek, 29-8

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Cedar Creek kept two-time defending state champion Haynesville within striking distance Friday night before a big play broke it open.
Keandre Harris’ 77-yard scoring scamper late in the third quarter was the backbreaker for the Cougars as the Golden Tornado went on for a 29-8 win in District 1-1A action at Cougars Stadium.
Haynesville dominated statistically, rolling up 408 yards of offense while holding Cedar Creek to 154.
But still the Cougars bent but didn’t break early on.

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Grambling Lab escapes Hornets

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Kittens run off with 38-22 win
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ARCADIA — Jerome Hudson III scored on a pair of long runs Friday night to led Grambling Laboratory to a 38-22 District 1-1A win over Arcadia at Hornets Stadium.
Hudson III scored on a 50-yard scamper in the third quarter before adding the final score of the game on a 26-yard run.
He finished with 200 yards on 17 carries along with a two-point conversion run.
Austin Andrews also turned in a big game for the Kittens (4-3, 2-2 in 1-1A) with 81 yards on 14 carries along with a two-point conversion.
Andrews also scored on a 54-yard interception return in the third quarter.

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Tech volleyball falls to North Texas in three sets

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DENTON, Texas — Louisiana Tech could not keep up with the Mean Green for the second time this season as the Lady Techsters fell to North Texas, 3-0 (18-25, 22-25, 14-25), Friday night at the North Texas Volleyball Center in Denton, Texas.
Tech dropped to 7-13 on the season with a 1-6 record in Conference USA play, while North Texas improved to 14-8 overall and a 6-1 mark in league matches.

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Comments needed on duck hunting zone changes

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When a decision is handed down by the Louisiana Wildlife and Fisheries Commission (WFC) relative to duck hunting zone boundaries, number of zones, structure of zones and season splits, hunters are stuck with that decision for the next five years.
This is the year when proposed changes in the duck hunting picture can be made to change any or all these regulations if it seems in the best interest of the duck hunting situation. Any changes for the 2016-17 waterfowl hunting seasons must be decided on no later than Dec. 1 with recommendations made to the WFC at it’s November monthly meeting

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Statewide burn ban issued

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Fire weather watch may be lifted at 7 p.m.

Lincoln Parish and all of North Louisiana remain under a statewide burn ban and a fire weather watch today as a result of a high-pressure ridge that’s been stuck over the area for three months.
The fire weather watch, issued last week by the National Weather Service, could be lifted at 7 p.m. today if winds decrease significantly and the relative humidity increases significantly, Mike Barry, lead forecaster at the NWS Shreveport office, said Friday.
The fire watch means conditions are “very conducive” for wildfires to start, Barry said.

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