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MOD secures Blue Cross of La. funding

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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana has approved funding for $30,000 to March of Dimes Louisiana Chapter allowing Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana to be a statewide sponsor for the 2012 March for Babies.
The nation’s premier walking event, March for Babies, is held in 900 communities across the country and involves more than 7 million people each year. This year 16 walks are being held across the state of Louisiana.

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La. Tech’s Cyber Discovery to serve as national model

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Louisiana Tech University will partner with the Cyber Innovation Center (CIC) in Bossier City to demonstrate the portability of Cyber Discovery — a highly integrated, team-based model for educating, motivating and retaining student interest in cyberspace, cyber-citizenship, information technology and security.
Cyber Discovery works by empowering individual teachers through advanced and innovative curricular designs that make use of team-based learning in five core academic areas: engineering, liberal arts, mathematics, science and technology/cyber.

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Could ’Dogs be Boise State of 2012 season?

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Serving up a cornucopia of sports items on this last Sunday morning of April:
• Given the talent they have returning and the confidence resulting from a Western Athletic Conference championship in 2011, Louisiana Tech University’s football team is expecting big things this season.
So much that a sports-loving friend of mine who I bumped into at Walmart Saturday believes the Bulldogs could be “the Boise State of 2012.”

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Creek trips Crusaders

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Cougars start playoffs with 6-1 win
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Cedar Creek High took its first step Friday toward reaching the annual Class 1A Louisiana High School Athletic Association baseball tournament that will be held in its own “backyard” next month.
The Cougars (22-7) opened postseason competition with a 6-1 victory over Baton Rouge Christian Life.
With the win, traditionally strong Creek (22-7) will move on to a second-round test at home Tuesday against Opelousas Catholic starting at 5 p.m.; admission is $7.

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’Dogs stop Hawaii twice

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Maybe Louisiana Tech University’s baseball team is on life support in the Western Athletic Conference, but they’re starting to breathe a little easier.
The Bulldogs (20-23, 3-9) made a move to squirm out of its lower echelon situation in the seven-member league this weekend at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park.
After being edged 4-3 in the series opener against Hawaii Thursday night, Tech bounced back with a 5-3 win Friday and then a 4-1 triumph Saturday.

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Haddox tied for No. 4 at Hurst tourney

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Mitchell Haddox is in the thick of the chase for the boys division title of the Under Armour/Vicky Hurst Championship that will conclude at the Squire Creek Golf and Country Club course in Choudrant today.
After Saturday’s play, the Ruston product shared fourth place with Kyle Hodges of Argyle, Texas, with an even-par score of 72.

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Creer, Cole: No draft call

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Former Louisiana Tech University stars Adrien Cole and Lennon Creer are due to go the free agent route in pursuit of their professional dreams after not being selected in the seven rounds of the National Football League draft that ended Saturday.
Creer led the Bulldogs in rushing and Cole was the team’s top tackler, as the Bulldogs captured a Western Athletic Conference championship and totaled eight wins.

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‘Big Ben’ finds his place

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Former LSU star directing Grambling State’s O-line
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GRAMBLING — Take heed, NFL draft prospects. If you weren’t picked in this week’s seven rounds of selections from headquarters in New York City, do not despair.
Sure, it’s a bummer not be chosen when you’ve been touted for a phone call from one of the league’s 32 teams.
But things all work out in the long run, both from a playing and life perspective.
Ben Wilkerson says so and he’s a perfect example of overcoming obstacles, believing in oneself and persevering when things might not have gone as originally planned.
And as a senior at LSU in 2004, things certainly didn’t go as charted for the Port Arthur, Texas, native.

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Creek tops at regionals

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Cedar Creek High School’s traditionally strong golf team recently won a Class 1A regional championship in the Louisiana High School Athletic Association. The Cougars featured individual champion Matt Moss (right) and an overall team total of 321 strokes to take top honors in the tournament. Moss had an individual medalist total of 77 and the Cougars also featured Top 10 finishers in Scott Barron, second, 79; Brandon Newton, third, 80; Jordan Cole, fifth, 85; and Johnny Maxwell, No. 10, 97.

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Tech soccer: International flavor

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European recruits boost program’s 2012 class

Louisiana Tech University soccer coach Kevin Sherry has announced three new additions to the class of 2012 with the signings of Rosie Lethbridge, Mette Rudolfsen and Ingrid Andrea Weng to national letters of intent.
Lethbridge, a native of Brockham, England, is a forward that is transferring from the University of Portsmouth in England after playing for one season. She lettered four years at Reigate Sixth Form College under coach Lianne Wilkinson. In 2010, Lethbridge helped lead Reigate to the Surrey County Colleges Cup.

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