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November 25th

Lady Techsters set to host ASU

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Despite starting the season with three straight losses, Louisiana Tech head coach Teresa Weatherspoon still has high expectations for her Lady Techster team.
Weatherspoon and Co. will be on display again Monday night when they host Arkansas State at 6:30 p.m. at the Thomas Assembly Center.

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Tech remembers Duplessis on Senior Night

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Louisiana Tech’s football team held Senior Night Saturday as the Bulldogs played their final home game of the season. Former Tech running back Tyrone Duplessis would have been one of those seniors honored prior to the game against Tulsa if he had not died of a heart attack in February of 2012. But Duplessis was still honored Saturday during Tech’s Senior Night ceremony. Pictured are Tech’s 2013 seniors surrounding the Duplessis family during Saturday’s ceremony.

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Bulldogs playing in Fla. tourney

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Louisiana Tech hopes to repeat last year’s midseason tournament performance of three wins in three days as it participates in the inaugural Gulf Coast Showcase, an eight-team bracket event, in Estero, Fla.
The Bulldogs were on the court as the Daily Leader went to press today as they were playing an opening round matchup versus the University of North Carolina-Greensboro in a game that tipped off at 11 a.m. inside the Germain Arena.
Tech (2-1) entered the tournament with some confidence and rhythm after picking up a dominating road win, 99-57, versus Central Arkansas.

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RPAR Karate students promoted

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Jordan’s Korean Karate School at the Ruston Parks and Recreation Department recently promoted a pair of students. Pictured is instructor David Jordan (center) posing with Grace Ferrell (left), who was promoted to purple belt, and Oleric Garner (right), who was promoted to brown belt.

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Tech soccer earns academic award for Sixth Straight Year

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For the sixth straight year, the Louisiana Tech soccer team earned the NSCAA Team Academic Award, announced Friday by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.
To receive the award, a program has to post a grade point average of 3.0 or higher.
Tech was one of 593 women’s soccer programs to do so, achieving a grade point average of 3.36, the third highest in the state.
“This program has been truly inspirational,” said head coach Kevin Sherry.

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Lady Techster volleyball team inks middle hitter

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Head coach Adriano de Souza and the Louisiana Tech Volleyball program announced last week that Canadian outside/middle hitter Danielle Bristow has signed her national letter of intent to join the Lady Techsters next season.
Bristow, a middle hitter who hails from Saskatchewan, Canada, recently wrapped up her fall season with the Guardians of St. Joseph High School. As a three-sport athlete at St. Joseph, she participated in basketball, track and ultimate frisbee in addition to starring on the volleyball court.

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‘Inside Bulldog Football’ moved to Tuesday

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This week’s edition of Hill Oil’s Inside Bulldog Football with Skip Holtz has been moved to Tuesday as it will air live at 6 p.m. at the Dawg House Sports Grill in Ruston.
Holtz will team up with LA Tech Sports Network color analyst Teddy Allen to talk Bulldog football as the one-hour radio show will air live on the LA Tech Sports Network, including KNBB 97.7 FM (Ruston/Monroe), KBEF 104.5 FM (Minden), KASO 1240 AM (Minden), KVCL 92.1 FM (Winnfield), KRMD 1340 AM (Shreveport/Bossier City), KRMD 100.7 FM (Shreveport/Bossier City) and WUBR 910 AM (Baton Rouge).

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Help the community of angels

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Earlier than ever, it seems, Christmas decorations are up and Christmas music is playing on the radio. Perhaps we are all ready for the special magic of this time of year. The sounds, smells and music; the excitement of family visits that only happen once a year; the pleasure of holiday gatherings with close friends — all of these things add to the spell of this season.
For most people I know, Christmas is also a time when they look for opportunities to reach out to others, to demonstrate the truth of “Peace on Earth, Good Will toward Men.”

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Senior Circle honors veterans with quilts

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Twelve local military veterans were honored Nov. 14 at the third annual quilt presentation by the Senior Circle Quilters for America’s Heroes in the front courtyard of the Northern Louisiana Medical Center.
It is the mission of this group to present heirloom quilts once a year, in November, to local veterans who have served this country.
Honored this year for their service were Manley T. Branham, Robert Bryant, Ray Canterbury, Mack Estes, Aubrey Gaston, W.C. Harrell, Ted Knowles, Thomas Ledford Sr., Jesse W. Moore Jr., Sam Morgan, Hazel Nolan Smith and Ansel Winham.

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Lincoln takes step to lighten up

Unfortunately, it’s no news flash that Louisiana is one of the unhealthiest states in the nation.
High blood pressure, high cholesterol, obesity, diabetes and tobacco use are all significant chronic diagnoses in the Bayou State. Most recently, the national Centers for Disease Control has even identified Louisiana as the most obese state in the country. Those are hardly achievements of which to be proud.

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