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October 29th

Baseball boring, too slow-paced? I don’t think so

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Random thoughts along the sports beat while wondering if managers Tony LaRussa of the Cardinals and Ron Washington of the Rangers are scheduling blood pressure tests this week after a nerve-wracking World Series:
• Lots of my friends — I will leave the names in the Federal Witness Protection Program — tell me they don’t understand how I can love baseball and particularly when sitting through hours of it on television.

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’Dogs stop Spartans

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All of a sudden, Louisiana Tech University’s football team is in a “turnaround” mode.
After starting the season with four losses in their first five games, the Bulldogs (4-4, 3-1) have now won three consecutive games, the latest coming on Saturday afternoon with a 38-28 homecoming victory over San Jose State (3-5, 2-2) in front of nearly 20,000 fans at Joe Aillet Stadium.

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Grambling outlasts UAPB

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PINE BLUFF, Ark. — Grambling State overcame an early deficit as the Tigers roared back in the Southwestern Athletic Conference championship race as they took a 27-20 road win at Arkansas-Pine Bluff Saturday in Southwestern Athletic Conference at Golden Lions Stadium.
The win evened Grambling’s record at 4-4 over and put the Tigers in the thick of the SWAC’s Western Division race at 3-3. Prairie View A&M leads the SWAC West after losing Saturday at Jackson State while UAPB is also 3-3.

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Cross Country

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The Top 10 finishers in each division of the annual Cedar Creek cross country invitational:
K-2 GIRLS
Individual: Cloe Sims, Choudrant, 7:15; Sarah Adams, Cedar Creek,. 7:25’ Riley Oakley, Hillcrest, 7:31; Mackenzie Lipa, St. Mary’s, 7:32; Mattie Johnson, Choudrant, 8:10; Carmen McElduff, Choudrant, 8:11; Allie Furr, Cedar Creek, 8:18; Mia Rabb, A.E. Phillips, 8:22; Annabeth Willis, Cedar Creek, 8:29; Emma Fernando, Hillcrest, 8:32.
Team: Cedar Creek, Hillcrest, Choudrant, A.E. Phillips, Simsboro.
K-2 BOYS

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Cougars edged, 20-14

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Cedar Creek battles No. 1 OCS tough
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Only five positions separate No. 1 Monroe Ouachita Christian and No. 6 Cedar Creek in the Class 1A Louisiana Sports Writers Association weekly poll.
Only six points were the differential in Friday night’s showdown for first place in District 2-1A between I-20 rivals at Cougars Stadium.
So it was only fitting that, following a 20-14 hard-earned victory by the Eagles (9-0., 3-0), the two teams gathered as one at mid-field.

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’Cats bash Chiefs, 21-6

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Ruston gains first District 2-5A victory
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Reeling in the midst of consecutive losses to Ouachita and at West Monroe, the Ruston Bearcats were looking to bounce back on to the Class 5A playoff track Friday with a home game against No. 15 ranked Natchitoches Central.
Junior running Alexio Williams-Hargrove proved he was the Bearcats’ “engine that could” get them back on that track, as he steamrolled his way for 233 rushing yards on 33 carries, including a 33-yard touchdown, to lead Ruston to a 21-6 win over the Chiefs at James Stadium.
The win put Ruston at 5-4 overall and 1-2 in District 1-5A heading into next week’s regular-season finale at Pineville (4-5, 0-3).

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Tech soccer to recognize seniors today

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The Louisiana Tech soccer team (8-7-4, 1-5 WAC) plays host to Hawaii (4-10-1, 3-1-1 WAC) at 1 p.m. today at Lady Techster Soccer Complex on “Senior Day. “
The game will be the final Western Athletic Conference meeting between the two programs as the Rainbow Wahine leave for the Big West Conference next year.
“There needs to be no motivation coming from me for this game,” said head coach Kevin Sherry. “If you can get motivated playing for the seniors and a spot in the conference tournament then there is something seriously wrong.”

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GHS falls to Lions, 42-6

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GRAMBLING — It was another cold night for the Grambling High Kittens both on and off and field.
As the temperature dropped throughout the night, quarterback Dlarryian Dean and the Kittens dropped to Plain Dealing 42-6 on Friday night at Robinson Stadium.
“We are still making the transitions from practicing to playing on the field,” Grambling High Head Coach Fred Hearn said. “ We are a young group and this is a learning experience.”

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Duck hunters: good, bad news

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Does it not make you a bit jittery when somebody tells you he has good news – and bad news for you? When this happens, which do you prefer to hear first? I usually like to get the bad stuff out of the way so I can look forward to hearing something good that follows.
If you’re a duck hunter, I sort of hate to switch things around for you but it seems best to start with the good and hope the bad won’t be too much of a let down.

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October 28th

Martin, Holloway to wed

Benjamin and Rebecca Martin, of Ruston, are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching wedding of their daughter Sallie Marie Martin, of Ruston, to Farmerville’s Benoit William Holloway III, son of Benoit Jr. and Pamela Holloway, of Conway.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Lois Osgood Bassett, of Shreveport, the late Roger Bassett, of Shreveport, the late Walter E. Martin, of Hamburg/Monticello, Ark., and the late Marie Martin, of Crossett, Ark.
Sallie is a 2004 alumna of Quitman High School and a 2009 alumna of Louisiana Tech University.

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