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RHS, Creek: Second-round hopes

Now it’s the Bearcats’ turn.
They head to New Orleans Friday for a second round challenge against Destrehan, which is perfect after 10 games and wound up No. 2 in the final Class 5A poll.
“They’ll be the best team we’ve played this year,” Laird said of the Fighting Wildcats.
“We’ve played West Monroe, Byrd and Ouachita and all of those teams are good, but Destrehan will be the best we’ve seen.
“It’s because of their tremendous, overall athleticism and size. They’re that way on both sides of the football.”

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Out sick? You're not alone

“We also had the state football playoffs that day, and some of the teachers were going,” Cedar Creek Principal Connie Bradford said. “Then some of the substitute teachers were moms of the sick kids. On Thursday, a student seemed to check out every 30 minutes, so we thought it would be good to dismiss school Friday and sanitize everything a little more thoroughly.”

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College plan has pluses and minuses

It could be a positive thing for students at the state’s public institutions — performance incentives would include bonuses for schools that graduate more people and receive more money from competitive external research grants.
Louisiana Tech, with its fingers in many projects involving such grants from organizations like the National Science Foundation, Department of Defense and others, stands to probably do well under the model.

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Blind student hit by train Tuesday

“He appeared to be walking down the track with a few other blind people. He was walking a little separately — kind of still on the sidewalk. I think he heard the train blowing its horn, I’m pretty sure,” Barnes recalled. “We saw him trying to come back from the train like he was trying to move off the track. He literally flew maybe 20 feet when he was hit. It didn’t look like full blown hit, but half of his side.”

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