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Tech golfers add on highly toued signee

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Louisiana Tech University head golf coach Jeff Parks has announced the addition of one of the top amateurs in South Africa as Victor Lange has signed an NCAA national letter-of-intent to play for the current Top 100 nationally-ranked Bulldogs’ program.
Lange is currently ranked No. 9 in the South African Amateur rankings and No. 609 in the world amateur rankings.
“Victor is one of the top players in South Africa,” said Parks. “He is coming to Louisiana Tech with an impressive resume.

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Roaf at top of Saints’ list

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Ex-Tech star picked as team’s best-ever draftee
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He may have finished his Pro Bowl career with another franchise, but William Roaf will always be remembered as a New Orleans Saints’ legend.
And the inaugural, highly readable and information-loaded NFL Magazine isn’t letting fans (and all of those defensive linemen who had to deal with him) forget about it.
In its predraft issue that arrived in our mail box recently, “The Official Magazine of the NFL” ranks the all-time top seven draftees of each team.
Roaf, the best offensive lineman ever to play at Louisiana Tech University and one of the NFL’s best-ever at left tackle, is No. 1 on the Saints’ list.

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RHS parent has a field of memories

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Kim Spangler recounts special times following son, teammates
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We have been playing baseball in our family for over a decade now and, soon, our oldest son (Pierce) and four of his closest friends — also senior Bearcats — will be winding down their careers at Ruston High School.
Here’s a glimpse into our journey with a sport I grew to love.
We have traveled to 10 states and played in the middle of tobacco and cornfields and a field near Opelousas that resembles the Sandlot.

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Yepson shares top 2-1A award

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Cedar Creek High’s Lauren Yepson was a first unit Class 1A Louisiana Sports Writers Association All-State pick in 2011.
This spring, the senior first baseman is the co-Most Valuable Player for District 2-1A.
Yepson led a large group of Lady Cougars’ representatives on the team that was picked by the league’s head coaches. She shares the MVP award with Monroe Ouachita Christian senior pitcher Carly Thaxton.

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Tech lifters No. 2 at nationals

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The 2012 USA Powerlifting Association national collegiate championships were recently held in Baton Rouge and featured Louisiana Tech as a second place finisher.
Former Monroe Ouachita Christian star Jordan Dunn led with the Tech team and registered record-setting marks. His father, Butch Dunn of ex-Tech powerlifting acclaim, serves as a coach for his college alma mater.

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Bearcats’ freshmen have 12-1-2 record

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Ruston High School’s freshmen have a 12-1-2 record after registering recent wins of 8-2 and 11-0 over Monroe Ouachita Christian High School.
Jordan Reggio and Chris Bishop were the winning pitchers for the Bearcats. The offensive leaders included Graham White, Ben LeBlanc, Peyton Spangler, Reid Bowen and Trevor Pesnell and the defensive pacesetters consisted of Damion Cheffin, Chevuante Modest, Seth Maxwell, Harrison Long, Kelby Glover and Bankston Summersbill.

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Tech football ticket plan has deadline slated for Monday

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Louisiana Tech University football fans wanting to take advantage of the three-month payment plan are reminded that the deadline for ordering season tickets is Monday.
The three-month payment plan is the last of two payment plans available (the five-month plan’s deadline was April 1) and allows Tech fans to break up an already low season ticket price into three monthly installments. Season tickets for 2012 are available now for as low as $90.

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Hester: Bagging a buck on clock

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Here’s the account of yet another trophy buck bagged during this past deer season, a year that featured some exceptional bucks.)
When a trophy buck crossed Jerry Hester’s lane within minutes of the same time two days in a row, Hester had one eye on his watch and another on his shooting lane on the third day. Incredibly, the buck punched the clock again just as he’d done the previous two mornings.
“The buck showed up at 8:31 on Thursday (December 1); at 8:39 on Friday and I killed him when he walked the same trail Saturday at 8:44,” Hester, owner of Quality Ford in Coushatta recalled.

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