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February 11th

RPAR FOCUS

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1. Name one professional athlete that you would like to spend the day with to learn more about his or her success: Karl Malone.
2. What sports apps to you have on your smart phone? Soccer and basketball applications.

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Hayes sets two more school marks

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Louisiana Tech University’s Chelsea Hayes set two school records and reclaimed the national lead in the long jump at the Tyson Invitational on the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville, Ark., Friday.
Hayes jumped 21-8 in the championship division of the long jump division, beating the previous national leader — Purdue’s Leah Eber — by eight inches.

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Thomas tennis tourney proves successful again

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Fifty-two tennis players from throughout North Louisiana and South Arkansas participated in the third annual Eddie Thomas Memorial tennis Tournament held recently at the Louisiana Tech University courts.
The tournament is produced annually by the Ruston-Lincoln Chamber of Commerce.
Division winners were as follows:

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Choudrant boys gain win No. 30

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Choudrant High’s moved into exclusive territory on Friday night.
The Aggies captured victory No. 30 for the 2011-12 season with a 59-32 romp past Quitman in a District 1-B contest held at the CHS gymnasium.
Coach Ryan Smith’s squad is now 30-7 overall and 7-1 in the district.
Choudrant has the highest ranking of any Lincoln Parish boys’ team in the weekly Louisiana Sports Writers Association poll at No. 8 in the Class B/C division.

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Lincoln Parish: Pipeline to pro Hall

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Roaf increases Tech, GSU membership to seven at Canton shrine
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Asked once about why Lincoln Parish universities have turned out so many players for the professional footall ranks through the years, former Grambling State University star Doug Wililams deadpanned:
“It’s probably something in the water.”
Well, that “water” has flowed with plenty of talent for too many years to count and particularly for supplying representatives in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

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Squire Creek’s Pullin receives award

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So you’re an avid golfer who has visions of making life tough on your weekend partners and help is needed to improve your skills.
Brad Pullin is the one to dial up at the Squire Creek Golf and Country Club.
A familiar fixture at the Choudrant-based, award-winning Tom Fazio-designed course, Pullin has been chosen for a prestigious honor by PING, the nearly 60-year-old company in Phoenix, Ariz., that manifactures and markets a variety of golf equipment.

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State: Bumper year for trophy bucks

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The deer season that just ended in Louisiana goes down as a whopping success for me. No, I didn’t get my buck but I had the opportunity to interview and write about scores of other hunters who did.
I came away from this past season with enough evidence to validate that Louisiana takes a back seat to few other states when it comes to producing trophy bucks. True, some of the corn-fed giants in Iowa, Kansas and Canada can weigh as much as a Holstein heifer with rocking chairs on their heads but for overall quality, including body size and characteristics of head gear, we’re right up there with the best.

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Powerlifting, cheerleading added to LHSAA calendar

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The 2011-2012 has brought plenty of new and exciting changes for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association and its member schools. The association added two non-sanctioned sports: cheerleading and powerlifting.
The cheerleading program has excelled this school year becoming one of the LHSAA’s events with the most participants — more than 1300 athletes!

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Tech ‘Inside’ show set Monday

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Leader Sports Service
This week’s addition of “Inside Tech Basketball” presented by Miller Light and featuring Louisiana Tech University head basketball coaches Mike White and Teresa Weatherspoon will be held Monday from 6 to 7 p.m. at Scott’s Catfish on Farmerville Highway in Ruston.
The one-hour radio show airs live on ESPN 97.7 FM.
This week’s show will feature White and Dave Nitz discussing the Bulldogs’ recent Western Athletic Conference road tests against Utah State and Idaho.

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February 10th

Love of helping people at all ages

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Some time ago, a friend asked Hazel Hunter for a decorated cake. Little did Hunter know that it would become one of her favorite cakes to bake.
“A girlfriend of mine, Gloria Moore, gave me the recipe,” Hunter said. “We exchange recipes a lot, but this is one of my favorites.”
Hunter said her Cream Cheese Pound Cake is a no fail cake that anyone can make.

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