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February 17th, 2014

Tech hosts second annual VEX robotics competition

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Louisiana Tech University hosted 13 high school and middle school teams from across Louisiana and southern Arkansas for the second annual Louisiana Tech/Red Stick Robotics VEX competition on Feb. 1 in Tolliver Hall on the Louisiana Tech campus.
Each team was competing for a coveted spot in the Louisiana VEX Robotics State Competition to be held on Saturday in Lafayette, La.

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Diamond ’Dogs notch first win

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For the second time in three days, the Bulldogs needed 10 innings to get a result. Only this time, Louisiana Tech came out on the winning side with a walk-off 2-1 win over Southeastern Louisiana off a throwing error by the Lions in the third and final game of the series Sunday at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.

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GSU teams on road tonight at Prairie View A&M

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Grambling State University’s basketball teams will be on the road tonight for a doubleheader at Priarie View A&M. The women’s game will start at 5:30 p.m. while men’s action will follow around 7:30 p.m. Denisha Chambers (with ball, above left) and the Lady Tigers stand at 8-15 overall and 5-7 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference while Terry Rose (above right with ball) and the Tigers stand at 2-19 overall and 1-11 in the SWAC.

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Lady Techsters softball falls 5-3 to IPFW

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Louisiana Tech’s pitching staff held Indiana Purdue Fort Wayne to only four hits and one earned run but two costly errors in the bottom of the third inning proved costly as the Lady Techsters fell 5-3 in the final game of the Texas Classic on Sunday.

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Celebrating President’s Day

Today we celebrate President’s Day with all the flair the holiday normally brings — car dealership sales, banks closing, students out of school, one more reason to eat something sweet — but most people have a hard time replying when asked the question, “What is President’s Day about?” Many high school students don’t have a clue and only know President’s Day gets them out of school. Which, would be a good enough reason for most teenagers to say President’s Day is “awesome.”

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Curling craze striking all over

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Maybe it’s because it seems so foreign to us here in Lincoln Parish.
Maybe because it’s reminds us in some ways of games we used to play as children.
At any rate, the curling craze is catching on across the country, and if you pay attention, you’ll notice from conversations going on in local restaurants and store aisles, Lincoln Parish is no different.

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February 15th

Ex-Tech great Mike Reed: A man’s man

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God, I give you fair warning.
When Mike Reed shows up at the pearly gates any day now, be prepared for the best handshake since John Wayne.
Reed, who passed away recently, didn’t just shake hands.
He would apply a vise-like grip that would leave the recipient heading to the medicine cabinet for the Bengay.
If there was an all-time list for best handshakes by former Louisiana Tech University football players, Mike would be a unanimous pick.
His reputation on the field matched that grip.

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’Dogs cook up win over Rice

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Louisiana Tech was determined to use the mini-bye this week to come out strong from the tip and take control of Saturday’s game against Rice.
That’s just what the Bulldogs did as they stifled Rice for an 85-46 win led by Kenyon McNeail who recorded a game-high 17 points, including the milestone of reaching 1,000 career points in front of 4,561 fans in the Thomas Assembly Center.
The senior guard became the 36th player to join the exclusive club, all while doing it primarily from a sixth man role over his four-year career.

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Lady Techsters downed by UAB

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Louisiana Tech’s second half issues continued Saturday as the Lady Techsters saw Alabama-Birmingham forward Karisma Chapman score 25 points after intermission to lead the Blazers to a 71-62 win at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Tech (7-17, 2-9) led throughout the opening 20 minutes of play as the Lady Techsters took a 29-27 advantage into the halftime locker room after holding Chapman to only four points.

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Former Tech standout Millsap set for tonight’s NBA All-Star Game

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For the first time in years, Lincoln Parish will be represented in this year’s NBA All-Star game.
Former Grambling Laboratory High School and Louisiana Tech University basketball standout Paul Millsap, a forward for the Atlanta Hawks, has been named as an Eastern Conference All-Star, selected in voting among the Conference’s coaches.
It marks the first All-Star selection of Millsap’s career.
The 2014 All-Star game takes place tonight at New Orleans Arena.

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