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RHS will face state’s No. 1 team

“Whether it’s No. 1 or No. 50, it really doesn’t matter because we know, where they are ranked, they are a very good team,” said Bearcats’ coach Billy Laird Monday afternoon. “Really, the rankings don’t have anything to do with knowing how good they are or what we have to do in order to win. Whatever it might be, we know we’ve got to take care of our business and be focused against a very talented team.”
The Rebels received 136 points and five first place votes from the 12-member statewide voting panel.

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GSU inductees are a class act

It was an impressive mix of athletes and academicians inducted into the GSU Hall of Fame, and many of those names came from the school’s magical heyday of the late 1960s and early 1970s — no coincidence according to new inductee Aaron James.
James, a current instructor in GSU’s department of health and physical education, was Grambling’s first NBA draft pick and during a five-year career he averaged 10.8 points and 4.1 rebounds in 356 career games for the New Orleans Jazz.

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Athletes work hard off the field, too

Within the WAC, Tech also outshined its competitors. For two consecutive years, that’s really something to be proud of.
Tech President Dan Reneau took immense pride when his student-athletes showed this level of success last year, and surely this recent news will keep him smiling.
Because no matter how well athletes perform on the field, the simple fact is that athletic ability can only serve them for so long. It’s crucial that players have something to fall back on when their sports careers are over.

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Sheriff’s Office relies on volunteers

“A lot of them are just good individuals who are interested in law enforcement but already have a career in some other field,” LPSO Spokesman Stephen Williams said. “We rely on them tremendously. The department only has 20 full-time patrol deputies. We couldn’t do what we do without them.”
The reserve deputies’ in-house training is held two evenings a week over a three-month period. During this time, they undergo firearms training, learn defensive tactics, patrol techniques and other aspects of law enforcement.

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