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January 28th

Stover, Junkin could identify with wild endings

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Not long after the New York Giants and New England Patriots had captured their berths in Super Bowl XLVI did I immediately think of two former NFL players who just happened to have played collegiately at Louisiana Tech University.
One was Matt Stover.
The other was Trey Junkin.
As the final seconds ticked down on last weekend’s AFC and NFC title games, I couldn’t help but wonder what those two ex-Bulldogs were thinking, because you know they were watching those games just like millions of others around the nation.

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’Dogs nipped in nail-biter

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Nevada overcomes scrappy Tech, 65-63
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The oh-so-close trademark was stamped on Louisiana Tech University’s basketball Bulldogs again Saturday night.
For the sixth straight time and No. 11 for this season, the ‘Dogs (11-11, 3-4) were involved in a game that was decided by four or fewer points.
This one was by two, 65-63, but might have unfortunately felt like 22, because of just how close Tech came to shocking Nevada (18-3, 7-0).

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Techsters roll past NMSU

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LAS CRUCES, N.M. — Louisiana Tech used a pair of 15-0 second half runs to blow open a tight game, as the Lady Techsters defeated New Mexico State University 69-42 in Western Athletic Conference action Saturday before 1,109 fans at the Pan American Center.
Leading 22-19 at the half, Tech (10-10, 3-2 WAC) shot 52 percent (18-35) from the field in the second half as the Lady Techsters outscored the Aggies (4-16, 1-4 WAC) 47-23 after intermission.

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James, Carr to join Hall

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Ex-Grambling, Tech stars named for Louisiana shrine
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It’s only fitting that Aaron James and Roger Carr are going into the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame in the same year.
Ironically, the college and professional careers of the legendary performers in two different sports overlapped.
James excelled on the basketball court at Grambling State University from 1970-73.
Five miles away, at Louisiana Tech University, Carr starred on the football field.

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James was in ‘rare air’ as NBA player

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GRAMBLING — Aaron James was in “rare air” as an NBA draftee in 1974.
The former Grambling State University star, who was announced Saturday as a member of the 2012 class of inductees for the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame, was one of a select few of players drafted in that year who finished with a double-digit scoring average during their pro careers.
Of the 36 players selected in the first two rounds of the 1974 draft, James was one of only 15 who closed out his NBA stay with a scoring average of more than 10 points per game.
The New Orleans native who prepped at Cohen High School before joining the then Fred Hobdy-guided G-Men averaged 10.8 points during his 356 games as an NBA player.

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Hayes sets new record in long jump

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All-American also registers No. 1 mark in nation
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All-America jumper Chelsea Hayes of Louisiana Tech University set a new school record and the nation’s best long jump mark of the 2012 season on Friday afternoon as action began at the Arkansas State University Invitational in Jonesboro, Ark.
Hayes jumped 20-11.25, besting her old school record of 20-9.75 set at the Western Athletic Conference indoor championships last year.

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RHS boys win first 2-5A game

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Ruston High put a stop to its losing streak in District 2-5A boys’ basketball on Friday night.
The Bearcats took a 61-58 victory over Monroe Ouachita to improve to an overall record of 14-11 and to 1-3 in league play.
In a girls’ game, Ruston (4-23, 0-4) was a 51-31 victim of the Lady Lions.
Other results involving parish teams on Friday night include:

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Plummer helped by deer hunting

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Although Pam Plummer grew up around hunters in her extended family, she seldom hunted, preferring instead to enjoy nature and the outdoors experience without a deer rifle in her hand. That all changed after a divorce a dozen or so years ago.
“After the divorce, my son, Casey, prodded me to get on with my life and find something fun and relaxing to do. He thought I should consider deer hunting, so I decided to give it a try. I’d go with him and he has always been supportive and a good teacher, showing me tips and hints to help me,” Plummer said.

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Brooke’s first deer

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Brooke Evans, an eight-grade student at Cedar Creek, recently killed her first racked deer during a hunting trip to the Double Mane Ranch near Brady, Texas.

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State wildlife convention set March 9-11

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The 2012 convention of the Louisiana Wildlife Federation (LWF) will be held March 9-11 at the Clarion Inn and Suites Conference Center in Covington.
The event will celebrate the Federation’s 73rd year of conserving our natural resources and right to enjoy them.
Convention pre-registrations are encouraged to aid in LWF’s preparations for this annual event. Simply download and fill out the registration form and return it to the LWF office (fax number is 1-225-344-6707; email- lwf@lawildlifefed.org; or via mail at LWF, P.O. Box 65239, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 70896-5239).

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