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Cougars lead All-Parish team

A 10-0 regular season record, 12-1 mark overall, a regular season scoring average of 37.5 points, a final ranking of No. 1 in the Louisiana Sports Writers Association poll for Class 1-A and two postseason victories.
In the aftermath of such outstanding achievements, the Cougars have reaped their share of individual honors, the latest being their representation on The Ruston Daily Leader’s Lincoln Parish “Elite 22” team..
Four of the Cougars’ names are on the individual awards.
Running back Sean Dwyer was named as the recipient of the Bert Jones Most Valuable

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LSU’s success reflects well on Louisiana

These fans from across the state and the country had the opportunity to be re-introduced to New Orleans, a city working to bounce back from Hurricane Katrina’s destruction.
Although a few hundred miles separate Lincoln Parish from New Orleans, the success of that city is directly tied to the success of our state as a whole.
We want to see New Orleans thrive as a center of music, art, food and culture and continue to be a destination for major events like the national championship game.
The LSU Tigers’ victory was that much sweeter because it was achieved on “home turf.”

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Measuring pain in dollars

That figure is the product of 489,000 claims filed thus far, and the claims keep coming. That hard-to-pronounce figure absolutely dwarfs the U.S. gross domestic product — a paltry $13 trillion or so last year.
It puts a lot into perspective to look at a number that high, but it’s also a complete joke to me. Each claim is being tallied and given its due consideration, but at the end of the day, it’s just a bit more odd-ball press coming out of Louisiana on this unimaginable tragedy.

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LSU puts ‘kiss’ on title

“Number one, baby!” shouted Tigers’ head coach Les Miles. “We’re all proud to be representing the state of Louisiana, winning the national championship in our own state and finishing a remarkable season in this great city, where we also finished last year with a win.
“But as nice as it was winning the Sugar Bowl (41-14 over Notre Dame) last year, this one, of course, is the sweetest. It’s great being here and even greater being able to take this trophy back to Baton Rouge and to all of the great fans we have there and all over this state and nation.”

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