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RPAR FOCUS

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1. Name one major sporting event you would like to attend and why?: An emotionally charged World Cup soccer game between two countries that have a lot of friction between them like Portugal and Brazil or England and France. Or better yet, just a World Cup Final because the game only occurs every four years, the crowd’s emotional intensity is unmatched by any other event and it is usually held in an amazing foreign locale.

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’Dogs resume WAC play on road

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If Sonny Dykes didn’t know any better, he might think he was playing Louisiana Tech on Saturday afternoon.
Of course, he is the head coach for the Bulldogs.
But Tech’s opponent, Utah State, is eerily similar to his own team.
“There’s a remarkable similiarity to us,” Dykes said about an Aggies’ squad that will play host to the ’Dogs in a 2 p.m. (CDT) Western Athletic Conference game in Logan, Utah.

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RJHS runners win state girls’ crown

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Ruston Junior High School’s girls are champions again for the state.
The Lady Bearcats recently captured their fifth consecutive state title with a total of 30 points at the annual Louisiana Junior High School meet.
Coach Kathy Steed’s squad had 71 fewer points than runner-up Caddo Middle Magnet School, while Bossier City’s Cope Middle School had 112 points.

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PARISH GAMEDAY

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A quick look at this weekend’s football action for Lincoln Parish high school and college teams:
HIGH SCHOOL
(Tonight)
• RUSTON at West Monroe, 7 p.m., District 2-5A game; Records: Ruston, 4-3, 0-1 District 2-5A; West Monroe, 5-2, 2-0 District 2-5A; Last week’s results: Ruston 47, North DeSoto 3; West Monroe 17, Ouachita 14; Radio: KXKZ 107.5-FM, Ruston; State rankings: Ruston, unranked, 5A; West Monroe, No. 6, 5A.

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Techsters tabbed No. 1

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Can Louisiana Tech University’s Lady Techsters repeat as basketball champions in the Western Athletic Conference?
Head coaches and members of the media for the league believe so.
The Techsters are the No. 1 pick of both groups in the 2011-12 preseason poll announced by the conference on Thursday.

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Big donation for Robinson Museum

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The Morehouse Parish Chapter of the Grambling State University Alumni Association made a donation of $2,000 to the Eddie G. Robinson Museum on Thursday. Ora Evans serves as the president and Margaret B. Watson as the acting business manager for the Morehouse Parish organization.

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Former GHS star Starks inducted into ULL shrine

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Byron Starks has added on another Hall of Fame honor to his impressive resume.
The former Grambling High School basketball star was recently inducted into the University of Louisiana-Lafayette Athletics Hall of Fame.
Starks, a member of the 2003 induction class for the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Hall of Fame, starred for the Ragin’ Cajuns from the 1990-91 through 1993-94 seasons.

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Champs for ‘Fall Ball Bash’

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The Ruston Reds, a 9-under United States Sports Specialty Association travel baseball team, captured the championship for the 2011 “Fall Ball Bash” tournament held recently. The team had a 2-1-1 record and defeated the West Monroe Bulldogs 9-7 for the title. Members of the team were coached by (top row, from left) Chris Willis, Jeff Parks, Dan Martin and Ron Whitaker. Players consisted of (kneeling, from left) J.T.

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Legacy Park

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There will be a grand opening for Legacy Park, a special playground that will be housed in Lincoln Parish Park, from 3-5 p.m. Saturday. The event is expected to include food and entertainment. The park features equipment making it accessible to all children, including those with special needs. The project, which has been in the works for around two years, has been funded by a mixture of community donations and a grant from the Lincoln Health Foundation. Jana Beck, president of Legacy Park, is pictured above with her son Bailey Jack Beck, who inspired Beck to proposed the park idea.

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ADHD isn’t just for kids

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This week is ADHD Awareness Week and an important fact we should be aware of is ADHD isn’t just a childhood disorder.
We now know ADHD negatively impacts adult lives as well. More than 70 percent of children diagnosed will continue to struggle with ADHD throughout their lives. Many adults discover their own ADHD when their child is diagnosed.

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