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January 12th, 2013

Techsters edged 51-50

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On Thursday night, there was a joyous postgame celebration on the Karl Malone Court of the Thomas Assembly Center for Louisiana Tech University’s Lady Techsters.
They had just defeated Texas State University, 71-58, for all-time home victory No. 500.
But on Saturday night, there was a somber, stunning demeanor for the Techsters and their fans.

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Grambling, RHS win

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Ruston High’s girls were a 33-30 winner over Bastrop High in District 2-5A and Grambling High’s boys got past Cedar Creek High 52-36 in a District 2-1A contest during league-opening action on Friday night.

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Tech’s McNeail pours in 34 points, sinks game-winner against UTSA

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — Kenyon McNeail saved the night for Louisiana Tech University’s Bulldogs on Saturday.

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Guiding Cougars in league opener

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Jeff Carroll was among the senior members of the Cedar Creek High School boys’ basketball team who helped the Cougars tip off action in District 2-1A on Friday night with a home game against Grambling High School.

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Lady Cougars start 2-1A play

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Victoria Pardue and her teammates at Cedar Creek High School lifted off their 2012-13 District 2-1A competition on Friday night with a home meeting against Lincoln Parish neighbor Grambling High School.

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I.A. Lewis girls have 14-3 mark

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Ruston’s I.A. Lewis girls recently completed their their 2012-13 basketball season with a record of 14-3. Members of the squad included (front row, from left) Kierra Kitchens, Chalea Green (statistician), Shamyra Paulk (scorekeeper), Shaniya Armstrong (manager), Gracie Richardson (manager), Cherish Hayes, (middle row, from left), Sarah Hoenke, Kelli Copes, Jermyia Walker, Brittany Vandenberg, Monica Martin, Justice Cage, Jada Weatherford, (back row, from left) Coach Debbie Cramer, Anna Kate Inman, Donshaye Hall, Brianasia Owens, Ericka Gatson, Kylah Potts, Kayla Miller and Jireh Hullaby.

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I.A. Lewis boys produce 15-5 record

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Bringing down the curtain recently on their 2012-13 basketball season was the boys’ team at I.A. Lewis of Ruston. The sixth grade squad compiled a record of 15-5 and did it against mostly teams in the seventh and eighth grades. Members of the team were (first row, from left) Joseph Wiley, A’Moriyan Jackson, Brytravious Millsaps, Alexandro Hernandez, Da’Lond Millbrooks, (second row, from left) Kahlil Jackson, Aaron Hoenke, Johntavious Gray, Jakeland Albritton, LaDerrick Brown, Tyshon Baker (back row, from left), Taylor Pipes, Jamar Kimble, assistant coach Vernon Davis, head coach Kevin Hill, assistant coach Ryan Williams and Ramorian Parker.

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Tech’s Shelton comes to rescue

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Getting a basketball scholarship to play for the Clemson University Lady Tigers was a dream come true for Kelia Shelton, but little did she know that Clemson was just a stepping stone to her becoming an essential key to the Lady Techsters’ basketball squad at Louisiana Tech University.
Shelton is a 5-foot-8 guard from Rock Hill, S.C. who has the athleticism and basketball intelligence of an NBA player.

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Finally, a squirrel proof feeder

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Ok, so it’s old news that I like to feed birds and that I have been on a decades-long quest to find a squirrel-proof bird feeder.
My venture into the world of watching little feathered friends merrily feasting on sunflower and millet seeds unmolested by squirrels is well known. It’s practically me to need psychiatric counseling. I know, squirrels have to eat too but there are acorns and hickory nuts and other stuff they can nibble on. That’s not the primary fact that drives my obsession to keep bushy-tails off my feeders. It’s that I am determined that a little furry critter with a brain the size of an overcup acorn is not going to outsmart me.

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Tech ‘Inside’ show set to air Monday

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Louisiana Tech University basketball head coaches Teresa Weatherspoon and Michael White will review and preview the latest with both the Techsters and the Bulldogs on the Centric Federal Credit Union’s “Inside Tech Basketball” show presented by Miller Light as part of the LA Tech Sports Network on on Monday at 6 p.m. at Scott’s Catfish.

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