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November 21st, 2016

School district can approve on letter grade

The Lincoln Parish School District has considerably much to be proud of after maintaining a “B” letter grade for the 2015-16 school year.
The school district recently learned their grade after the Louisiana Department of Education released statewide grades on schools.
While the district did not improve it’s letter grade, the scores were better than most school district across the state and especially districts in the north Louisiana area.
However, the school district looks to improve that grade.

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Guy walks into a doctor’s office

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I don’t mean any disrespect, but sometimes I think the title M.D. may have once stood for mentally deficient — you know, before the AMA got together and unanimously voted to change it.
The pharmaceutical industry isn’t much better. I think they’re borderline nuts, too. I concluded this when they started running all those disclaimers in their TV ads about what to do when the benefits of Viagra last more than four hours. Am I really supposed to consult my physician? Besides, some private conditions are best kept private.

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Tech bowler earns tourney MVP honors

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Louisiana Tech registered a third place finish, while two Lady Techsters took home individual honors at the Hornet Classic hosted by Alabama State this past weekend.
Tech senior Shelby Smith garnered the Most Valuable Player award, averaging over 206 pins as an individual bowler, while junior Kelsey Calzaretta was also named to the all-tournament team with her average of 200 pins a game.
The Lady Techsters posted an 8-2 record through the first two days of the tournament and led all teams by over 200, putting themselves in prime position to win the tournament on Sunday.

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Buddy's Blog: Low-key Carmichael helps Saints’ offense click

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Pay close attention the next time the television cameras zoom in on the New Orleans Saints’ sidelines for a close-up of Sean Payton.
That bespectacled, professor-demeanored gentleman standing near him, looking at game data?
He’s Pete Carmichael, Jr., a former quarterbacks’ coach at Louisiana Tech University who serves as the offensive coordinator for Louisiana’s NFL team.
The 45-year-old native of Framingham, Mass., and Boston College graduate is oftentimes overlooked and under appreciated in helping command one of the league’s most prolific offenses.

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November 19th

Lincoln Preparatory ousted with 49-0 loss at Logansport

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LOGANSPORT — Lincoln Preparatory School knew it was facing what Panthers head coach Glen Hall called a juggernaut heading into the second round of the Class 1A prep football playoffs against second-seeded and undefeated Logansport.
But they didn’t realize they’d be facing an even bigger opponent in themselves.
Early turnovers proved too much to overcome Friday night as Logansport defeated Lincoln Prep 49-0 to end the Panthers season at 5-7.
It wasn’t that the Panthers didn’t have their chances early on.

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Cougars blank Covenant Christian

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THIBODAUX — Cedar Creek kept building momentum throughout the contest as the Cougars scratched and clawed their way to a 42-0 win over Covenant Christian Friday in Division IV prep playoff quarterfinals action at Jack Guidry Stadium on the Nicholls State University campus.
The Cougars (8-4) first score came at the 4:57 mark of the opening stanza as quarterback Tanner Disotell hit tight end Eli Brown on a 16-yard scoring strike for a 6-0 advantage after the point after kick attempt was blocked.

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G-Men score 40 straight to beat TSU, 47-28

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HOUSTON (AP) — DeVante Kincade threw three touchdown passes, Jestin Kelly and Martez Carter each rushed for over 100 yards, and Grambling State ended the game on a 40-point run to beat Texas Southern 47-28 on Saturday night.
Grambling State (9-1, 8-0 Southwestern Athletic Conference), which has won 17 straight in conference, trailed 28-7 after Texas Southern scored three second-quarter touchdowns in less than three minutes.

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Dunkin’ Dogs fall at Nebraska, 65-54

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LINCOLN, Neb. — It was almost a dead even shooting game from the field and from beyond the arc for Louisiana Tech and Nebraska.
However, the Cornhuskers had a huge advantage from the foul line with 21 made free throws to the Bulldogs six which helped the home team come away with a 65-54 victory on Saturday night inside Pinnacle Bank Arena.
Turnovers also proved costly as Tech (1-2) had 17 in what was its second attempt at taking down a Power 5 school on the road, something they have grown accustomed to doing over the last four years.

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Techsters outlast GSU, 69-45

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Louisiana Tech used a late run in a battle of Lincoln Parish programs Saturday night as the Lady Techsters outlasted Grambling State,69-55 before a crowd of 2,019 at the Thomas Assembly Center.
Early on it was Grambling State that controlled the contest as the Lady Tigers led 14-10 at the end of the first quarter and 23-14 with 4:05 remaining before halftime.
But the Lady Techsters turned things up late in the first half, with Jasmine LeBlanc scoring six straight points before Kevione Moten’s putback cut the GSU to 30-26 at intermission.

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Ex-GSU star struggling, but upbeat

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In two short years, Larry Donnell has experienced the highs and lows of being in the NFL.
In 2014, the former Grambling State University quarterback/tight end was one of the top tight ends in the league with the New York Giants.
Starting in 12 of 16 games, he snagged 63 passes for 623 yards and six touchdowns.
Now, Donnell is trying to return as a starter after a disappointing season that has been marked by a variety of mishaps.

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