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May 2nd, 2015

Tough loss for Lady Cougars

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Cedar Creek falls to Central Catholic in Class 1A title game
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SULPHUR — There was no repeat of a Class 1A state championship for Cedar Creek School Saturday as the Lady Cougars fell 6-4 to Central Catholic of Morgan City in a highly-contested title game at Frasch Park.
Creek coach Julie Riser was tossed midway through the game for arguing about an what Lady Cougar fans felt was an erractically-officiated contest.

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Hank Aaron made game look so easy

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Excuse me, Barry (Bonds), but today I want to put the spotlight on the real all-time home run leader in Major League Baseball.
Oh, I know your 762 dingers is No. 1 in the record book and all.
But it’s all of those PEDs that you allegedly consumed that helped you not only rewrite the record book, but also inflate your hat size that bothers me.
That, and the fact that you’ve never owned up to it.
But enough about you, Barry.

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Choudrant takes first-round win

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CHOUDRANT — Choudrant High School evened things up Friday in the opening round of the Class 1A baseball playoffs at CHS Field.
The Aggies pushed across six runs in each of the even-numbered innings to ring up a 12-2 win over Bell City in five innings.
“We didn’t come out as fast as I thought we’d come out but we were able to put up two big innings,” said CHS coach Tony Antley of his team’s three up and three down opening inning. “I just hope for a little more consistency from here on out.”

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Diamond ’Dogs win slugfest over UTSA

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Louisiana Tech and UTSA combined for 23 runs on 28 hits Saturday afternoon, but it was Jacob Derouen’s two-run double off the left field wall in the eighth inning that completed the comeback and gave the Bulldogs a 12-11 victory.
Tech (22-22, 6-16 C-USA) and UTSA (28-19, 13-10 C-USA) went back and forth for over three hours in a wild game at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park, but the Bulldogs put up nine runs in the third inning alone before scoring three in the bottom of the eighth to regain the lead and helped Tech tie the series with the Roadrunners.

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Inaugural Techspys Set for Monday

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If you are a Louisiana Tech fan, it’s an event you won’t want to miss.
The inaugural Techspys — a spin off of the ESPYs — will debut at 6:30 p.m. Monday at Howard Auditorium on the Louisiana Tech campus.
Louisiana Tech Athletics will roll out the blue carpet — literally — for the event. The stars will be out that night as the Kenneth Dixons, Whitney Fraziers, Victor Lange’s and Katie Sloans of the Louisiana Tech Athletics world will be on hand for a night filled with honoring the best players, plays, performances and more from the past year.

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’Dogs have ‘must see’ games this fall

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After winning eight regular season games in 2014, then the Heart of Dallas Bowl against a Big Ten opponent, fans of Louisiana Tech University’s football program are rightfully excited about this fall.
Among the reasons: the return of nationally-ranked running back Kenneth Dixon, the addition of University of Florida quarterback Jeff Driskel and the return of leading tackler Kentrell Brice.
The 2015 ’Dogs have the DNA to continue winning, making a push for the Conference USA crown and returning to a bowl game.

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Causey had fleet meeting with ‘The Hammer’

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Ruston native also to be honored at Friday’s Hank Aaron event
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Editor’s note: Hank Aaron will receive an honorary Doctor of Business degree from Grambling State University during its spring commencement ceremonies at 10 a.m. Friday at the Frederick C. Hodby Assembly Center. A fundraising reception for the Eddie G. Robinson Museum will honor Aaron and four other former Atlanta Braves with local ties afterwards at the Squire Creek Country Club at 2 p.m. that afternoon. This is the third in a series of stories previewing that event.
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Simmons takes over as GSU Interim AD

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Obadiah Simmons, Jr. has been named the interim athletic director of Intercollegiate Athletics at Grambling State University.
Simmons is a 35-year veteran of Grambling State University. He most recently served as the interim head and director of the Department of Kinesiology, Sport and Leisure Studies and was the recipient of the Robert L. Piper Endowed Professorship in Health and Physical Education.
Prior to joining the KSLS Department in 2008, Simmons worked in numerous administrative capacities at GSU.

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Techsters honored at banquet

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Louisiana Tech seniors Kanedria Andrews, Savanna Langston and Whitney Frazier were presented postseason awards during the recent Lady Techster basketball banquet. Andrews earned the Hustle Award, Langston won both the Lady Techster Award and the Academic Award and Frazier garnered the MVP award. Head coach Tyler Summitt and the Lady Techsters finished the season 16-15, the 39th winning season in the 41-year history of the program.

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G-Men drop pair vs. Southern

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Grambling State senior catcher Roger Diaz and the Tigers were swept in a home doubleheader against Southern on Saturday, losing 11-4 in both contests. The teams will play the final third game of the Southwestern Athletic Conference series at 1 p.m. today at Wilbert Ellis Field.

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