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February 13th, 2017

Love is all we need

Lincoln Parish residents will see a lot of love Tuesday.
Around the nation, couples will show their affection on Valentine’s Day, a day that over time has been associated with spreading the love.
Box of chocolates and bouquets of flowers will be given as gifts while children around the school district will create Valentine’s Day gifts for their parents or grandparents.
But why do we do this?
The story of Valentine’s Day can be traced back to the St. Valentine of Terni.

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Tech has long list of Super Bowl champs

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That miraculous rally for a victory in Super Bowl 51 by the New England Patriots vibrated all the way to North Louisiana.
And especially to Louisiana Tech University.
The Patriots’ still tough-to-believe 34-28 win boosted the number of either Super Bowl or NFL championship triumphs to 23 for Bulldog Country.
That trophy wealth is spread among 15 different players, one of those being New England punter Ryan Allen.
The Salem, Oregon, native is also now one of six ex-Tech players with at least two.

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Tennis Techsters fall to Northwestern St.

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NATCHITOCHES — The Louisiana Tech women’s tennis team was able to pick up three wins at the bottom of the singles lineup, but Northwestern State grabbed the three at the top and the doubles point to win 4-3 on Sunday afternoon at the Jack Fisher Tennis Complex.
A day after beating one in-state foe in McNeese State, Tech (4-4) could not pick up the big points when it needed to defeat Northwestern State (3-3).

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Tech wins namesake softball tourney

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Louisiana Tech overcame an early three-run deficit and rallied to defeat Samford 9-3 in Sunday’s finale of the Louisiana Tech Invitational hosted at the Lady Techster Softball Complex.
Tech (5-0) ended the weekend with a perfect 5-0 record to win the tournament title while outscoring its opponents 35-9.
Win No. 5 didn’t come easy, despite the final score.

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February 11th

Lady Techsters top UTSA

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Louisiana Tech freshman Anna McLeod came up with some big plays down the stretch leading the Lady Techsters to an important 77-71 Conference USA win over Texas-San Antonio Saturday afternoon at the Thomas Assembly Center.
With the win McLeod and the Lady Techsters (13-11, 8-5 C-USA) moved into fourth place in the Conference USA standings heading into next week’s two-game road swing to Florida.
The win didn’t come easy.

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Take a deep breath; the Super Bowl is over

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On this Sunday morning, a week after a Super Bowl that more than lived up to the hype, you can enjoy that cup of coffee with a serving of sports items:
MY OH MY: Those words and maybe a “Wow!” for extra emphasis are still in order seven days after The Big Game was played.
I have always thought the Super Bowl is hyped to ridiculous proportions, so much that it cannot possibly reach such lofty expectations.
After Super Bowl No. 51, I have to eat those words along with any game viewing party food leftovers.
Because it wasn’t the matchup I preferred, I just wanted to see a good game.

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Dunkin’ Dogs down Roadrunners

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SAN ANTONIO, Texas — It seemed like déjà vu for Louisiana Tech on Saturday evening when playing at Texas-San Antonio.
Just like in the previous game back in Ruston in early January, the Bulldogs held the lead for the majority of the game and the Roadrunners were able to hit a couple of late 3-pointers to pull to within a possession.
But this time Tech closed the deal in large part due to redshirt senior Erik McCree who had a game-high 25 points and a key block in the final seconds to take the 72-66 road victory inside the Convocation Center.

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Texas Southern defeats G-Men, 77-71

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GRAMBLING — Grambling State nabbed a one-point lead with 9:55 remaining, but Texas Southern pulled away down the stretch for a 77-70 win — its fourth straight — Saturday in the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
Redmond Brown’s layup put the G-Men on top 43-42 with 9:55 remaining, but that’s as close as GSU would get as TSU went back in top 18 seconds later and never looked back.

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Grambling women win war of Lady Tigers

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GRAMBLING — Jazmine Torian poured in 22 points Saturday afternoon as Grambling State claimed a share of first place in the Southwestern Athletic Conference with a 64-52 win over Texas Southern in the Frederick C. Hobdy Assembly Center.
The win pushed Grambling to 10-2 overall and 9-3 in the SWAC while TSU fell to 14-8 and 8-3 in conference play.

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RHS girls cap off regular season with big win

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There’s nothing like gaining a little momentum heading into the postseason.
And that’s exactly what the Ruston High School Lady Bearcats did Friday night as the exploded past District 2-5A rival West Monroe with a 61-29 win on Senior Night at the RHS Boys Gym.
Ruston dominated the Lady Rebels from start to finish, building a 23-2 lead by the end of the first quarter and never looking back.
The Lady Bearcats led 27-13 at intermission, and a 52-51 at the end of the third quarter allowed RHS coach Doc Hoefler empty his bench for much of the final stanza.

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