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I.A. Lewis receives donation

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Cougars open playoffs with win

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Fans filled the seats of Cougar Stadium.
An abbreviated version of Louisiana Tech’s Band of Pride played from the stands.
Cheerleaders chanted from the sidelines.
There was no doubt the Louisiana High School Athletic Association football postseason was under way.
In a game filled with momentum swings and 175 yards in penalties, eighth-ranked Cedar Creek (9-2) escaped with a win over visiting Central Catholic (Morgan City) to advance in the Class 1A playoffs.

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RHS is first-round 28-13 winner

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GALLIANO — South Lafourche is no longer perfect.
With a couple of lengthy first-quarter scoring drives, the Ruston Bearcats played keep away from the Tarpons’ offense, quelling the quick start South Lafourche had frustrated opponents with all season.
In Friday’s Class 5A bi-district playoff game, it was the Tarpons that became frustrated as the Bearcats’ defense never let South Lafourche find any offensive rhythm in a 28-13 win at Ralph Pere Field at South Lafourche Memorial Stadium.

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Simsboro off to super start

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SIMSBORO — Simsboro High School’s boys finished as the Class B runner-up in the 2011-12 Louisiana High School Athletic Association playoffs.
The Tigers are start off this season as if they intend to make it back to the postseason tournament.

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Cougars honored on All-Academic team

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Three members of the 2012 Cedar Creek High School football team recently were announced for All-Academic honors by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. The trio included (from left) Ryan Dwyer, Chris Feron and Jeff Carroll. The state prep governing body recognizes student-athletes with All-Academic awards for having compiled a cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or higher. Dwyer and Carroll were also recognized for having been named to the composite All-Academic squad, which is the highest scholastic honor available to LHSAA student-athletes. Both will receive certificates for that achievement during the LHSAA’s annual state championship weekend at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on Dec. 7.

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Duck season: Cautious optimism

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This time last year, duck hunters were enthusiastic about the prospects of a super season just ahead. Reproduction was good up north so lots of waterfowl would be winging down to Louisiana to spend the winter.
What looked like a great season ahead turned out to be an overall disappointment. Roger Goodell-like factors entered the picture over which Louisiana’s duck hunters had no control, sort of like what happened to the New Orleans Saints this season.

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Charles kills first deer

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The holidays, whether they’re Thanksgiving or Christmas, arrived early for Ella Charles. The six-year-old recently killed her first deer while on a hunting trip with her parents, Kelly and Michael Quarles. She made the kill in Lincoln Parish with a 223 rifle.

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Eight-pointer for Klassen

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An eight-point buck was the reward for eight-year-old Coby Klassen, a second grade student at Choudrant Elementary School, during a recent hunting trip. Klassen bagged the buck at 75 yards with a 7mm.08 rifle. The son of Corey and Kristi Klassen got the buck while hunting with his father.

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RPAR FOCUS: Kaleb, Kameron Dobbins

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1: Who is your all-time favorite professional athlete and why?
Kaleb and Kameron: Drew Brees, because he plays for our favorite team, the New Orleans Saints

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Presbyterian Church donates to Habitat for Humanity

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The Presbyterian Church of Ruston presented the North Central Louisiana Chapter of Habitat for Humanity a check in the amount of $44,130 raised by the congregation. Pictured in the back row, from left to right, are church members Wally Watson, Jim Nelson, Ruth and J.N. Walpole, Dianne Douglas and Nancy Clendenen. Pictured in the front row, from left, are Habitat board President Nancy Bergeron, Jessica Johnston, Alex Nam and church pastor, the Rev. Edith Hill.

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