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Cedar Creek optimistic again

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Fourteen starters return in year No. 2 for Haddox
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When Ben Haddox took over as head football coach at Cedar Creek just over a year ago, there were questions surrounding him and his team.
Among them:
• How would a first-year Head Coach fare and especially so when also doubling up as the school’s head coach in baseball?
• Could the Cougars withstand a tough schedule, one that began early on against then defending Class 1A state champ Haynesville?

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Can Livas make cut?

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Phillip Livas has a 75-yard punt return for a touchdown in a preseason game and has shown promise as a return specialist,but is it going to be enough to make the final cut for the 2011 NFL season?
That’s one of the questions facing the rookie free agent from Louisiana Tech and the Miami Dolphins as they trim down their rosters.
Livas is considered as a “long shot” by Dolphins’ beat writers and insiders for earning a slot on the regular season roster.

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Techsters experienced at middle blocker

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Louisiana Tech University will begin its 2011=12 volleyball season on Friday by participating in a tournament in Texas.
The Lady Techsters will face Texas-Pan American in the Sam Houston State Invitational starting at 4:30 p.m.
Here’s another position breakdown on Tech:
Middle blocker

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Summitt ready to battle early dementia

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Pat Summitt, the Hall of Fame coach who has waged many a battle against Louisiana Tech in women’s basketball, now faces the biggest challenge of her life.
The longtime head coach at the University of Tennessee has been diagnosed with onset dementia, Alzheimer’s type.
Just as she’s done throughout her career, the 59-year-old Summitt isn’t about to give up the fight.
Or her legendary coaching position, one that has made her the all-time winner in the collegiate game, women’s or men’s. She enters season No. 38 with 1,071 wins.

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April Annette Warren Graves

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Funeral services for April Annette Warren Graves, 40, of Choudrant, LA will be at 2 PM,
Saturday, August 27, 2011, at South Parkway Church, 3000 S. Vienna, Ruston, LA. Rev.
Dallas Witt will officiate. Interment will follow at Greenwood Cemetery in Ruston,
under the direction of Kilpatrick Funeral Home. Visitation will be held from 5 to 7 PM,
Friday, August 26, 2011, at Kilpatrick Funeral Home, 209 N. Bonner in Ruston.

April was born in Oceanside, CA on June 24, 1971, and passed away on August 23, 2011, following a too short battle with cancer.

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Dan Copeland

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Relatives and friends are invited to attend a Memorial Graveside Service at Pisgah Cemetery in Bernice, LA at 5:00 PM on Saturday, August 27, 2011 for Dan Copeland, 71, who passed away peacefully Monday, August 22, 2011 at the Bernice Nursing and Rehabilitation Center. Reverend Monroe Copeland will officiate the service.

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