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March 9th, 2013

Moats: great role model for youngsters

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Ryan Moats compiled some impressive statistics during his football career at Louisiana Tech University.
He totaled 3,112 yards from 2002-2004, making him one of only three players in the program’s history to join the “3,000 Yard Club.”
His 1,774 yards in 2004 is the most in a single season for a Bulldog. His 188 carries in the same season is a Tech record.

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Sue is Key to title

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Dubach follows All-Stater’s 41 points to 60-58 win
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MONROE — Twelve months.
That’s how long Head Coach Theodis Johnson and his Dubach High School girls’ basketball team had waited for this moment.
One long, painful year.
This time, they weren’t about to let a chance at holding up a Class C Louisiana High School Athletic Association state championship trophy slip away from them.

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’Dogs lose WAC finale, 78-54

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Tech will share league crown with Denver

DENVER — Louisiana Tech University failed to have at least one double figure scorer for the first time this season and couldn’t slow down the University of Denver’s offense en route to a 78-54 loss Saturday night that left the two teams with a share of the Western Athletic Conference regular season championship.

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Techsters roll over Pioneers

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Forward Whitney Frazier had 15 points and center Brittany Lewis and guard Lulu Perry had 12 points each to lead Louisiana Tech University’s Lady Techsters to a convincing 69-51 Western Athletic Conference victory over the University of Denver at the Thomas Assembly Center Saturday night.

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Guiding Tigers down court

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Guard Duntavious Harris (1) of Simsboro High School works down court against guard Dwain Dinkins (10) of Madison Prep Academy during the Class B Louisiana High School Athletic Association state championship boys’ contest held at Fant-Ewing Coliseum in Monroe last Wednesday. The Chargers earned their first-ever title with a 53-37 victory.

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Hadnot captures bronze medal

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Ex-RHS star gives Tech third place at NCAA meet

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — Louisiana Tech University sprinter Trey Hadnot smashed his own school record and finished third in the 200-meter dash at the NCAA indoor track and field championships Friday at the Randall Tyson Track Center.
Hadnot ran 20.48 in the finals to finish third overall, beating his own school record of 20.81 ran earlier this year in Fayetteville.
The junior from Ruston ran 20.83 in the semifinal round.
“I just felt it (in the finals),” Hadnot said after the race that was hosted by the University of Arkansas.
“I told coach that my second race is always my better race and it was again tonight. They started me in the top lane (six) and I just felt it coming down out of the curve.”
This marks the first time in three tries that Hadnot has advanced to the finals at an NCAA Championship event.
Hadnot finished in the semifinals of the 200-m dash at the 2011 NCAA outdoor championships and at the 2012 NCAA indoor championships.
“I just felt a sigh of relief,” Hadnot said of finally making the finals. “I finally got there. It was just a mental thing because I knew I could physically do it.
“My training was there this year, my body is in top shape and getting to the finals was just a matter of breaking that mental barrier for me.”
Advancing to the finals comes with a first team All-America honor, to be officially bestowed on Hadnot by the U.S. Track and Field and Cross Country Coaches Association Monday. That will mark an all-time No. 54 All-America team honor won by a Tech track and field athlete and the third for Hadnot.
Of the 54 All-America honors, 35 (65 percent) have come while Gary Stanley has been head coach.
“That was a huge performance for Trey Hadnot,” said head coach Gary Stanley.
“It was a very composed effort for him, especially it being his first time in the finals at an NCAA Championship event.

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Brasuell boosts Bearcats

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Cannon Brasuell is becoming a pest for pitchers opposing Ruston High School’s quick-starting baseball team.
The early All-State candidate had a lights out performance Friday when the Bearcats powered past Haughton 10-1. Brasuell drove in all but two of the Bearcats’ runs and did so with a multi-hit show that included two home runs, a double and a triple.

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Grambling State’s Miller, Rose receive SWAC honors

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State University basketball teams have salvaged something from their regular season struggles with the recognition of two players for individual awards on the 2012-13 All-Southwestern Athletic Conference squads announced by the league office Friday afternoon.

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Maton keeps winning ways going for Tech

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Phil Maton struck out eight batters and the Bulldogs’ pitching staff posted a complete game shutout as Louisiana Tech University took the first game of the series versus Nebraska, 5-0, Friday night at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park in Ruston.
Tech exploded for four runs in the third inning after Taylor Terrasas ripped a ball down the left field line with the bases loaded to put the Bulldogs ahead 4-0 over the Cornhuskers.

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Gun rights: A controversial issue

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When I was a little bitty guy, I found a special gift from Santa under our tree, a pair of pistols with matching holsters and a belt. My brother and I spent the better part of Christmas day sneaking around the yard, taking out bad guys, until the roll of red paper caps ran out.
I graduated to a BB gun but the Red Ryder began gathering dust in the corner the day my dad bought me a second-hand Winchester 22 single shot rifle. I joined the ranks of some of the other six year old boys in our town who also had their first squirrel guns.

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