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November 1st

Book sale at library

Event on tap for weekend
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Friends of the Lincoln Parish Library recently prepared for their Fall Book Sale by sorting books donated to the library. 
The two-day event will be from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday and will continue from 1-3 p.m. Sunday.  Friends members are invited to shop early at the pre-sale on Saturday at 8 a.m. 
All proceeds from the sale of these books support library programs and help purchase special items for the library. 

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Swinging in some b-ball

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We are in the middle of football season, especially in Louisiana and Alabama. The Saints aren’t doing badly. Most loyal fans are steeled and accustomed to collapses of the past. Yet for those without a myopic view of the world of sports, there are other sports. For example, the professional  baseball season just ended last Friday night.  And what a stirring experience of a wonderful and wholesome sport.   Yes, as with others, there can be blemishes here and there, yet baseball still involves, attracts and encourages millions.

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Tech, GSU teams turn season around

Watch out Lincoln Parish college football fans, here come the Bulldogs and Tigers.
In less than a month, Louisiana Tech University and Grambling State University are back in their respective conference races and both — ironically — with three-game winning streaks.
Tech and Grambling extended their streaks with important wins on Saturday, as the Bulldogs took a 38-28 win over San Jose State in Western Athletic Conference action and the Tigers got past Arkansas-Pine Bluff 27-20 in a Southwestern Athletic Conference contest.

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’Dogs gaining confidence

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With each game and — more importantly — with each victory, the confidence of Louisiana Tech University’s football team is growing.
Following a sluggish early season performance that included four losses in the first five games, the Bulldogs (4-4, 3-1) have now registered three consecutive wins, the latest being 38-28 against Western Athletic Conference foe San Jose State University at Joe Aillet Stadium on Saturday.

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Cross Country

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The Top 10 individual finishers and team totals in each division of the recent Cedar Creek Classic cross country meet:
K-2 GIRLS
Individual: Riley Oakley, Hillcrest, 7:40; Sarah Adams, Cedar Creek, 7:46; Breana Henley, Simsboro, 7:48; Cloe Simms, Choudrant, 7:51; Carmen McElduff, Choudrant, 8:00; Mia Rabb, A.E. Phillips, 8:04; Maddie Johnson, Choudrant, 8:12; Emma Fernandez, Hillcrest, 8:23; Alli Furr, Cedar Creek, 8:25; Mia Pesnell, Hillcrest, 8:30.
Team: Choudrant, 49; Hillcrest, 50; Cedar Creek, 52; A.E. Phillips, 54; Simsboro, 113.
K-2 BOYS

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Paterno passes ‘Coach Rob’

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JoePa now No. 1 on Division I win list
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GRAMBLING — Somewhere up above, Eddie Robinson is smiling.
His “old friend” has taken over first place for most victories by an NCAA Division I football coach.
And that would be just fine with “Coach Rob,” the late and legendary leader of Grambling State University’s program who won 408 games during his 57-year stay at the famous Lincoln Parish school.
On Saturday, at Beaver Stadium in “Happy Valley,” Penn State Head Coach Joe Paterno eclipsed Robinson’s mark by winning No. 409 with a 10-7 squeaker over llinois.

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I.A. Lewis captures state cross country titles

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Brown Stadium at the University of Louisiana at Monroe was recently invaded by Ram spirit, as the girls and boys of I.A. Lewis School of Ruston captured a pair of cross country state championship trophies.
Led by Coach Donovan Price and Beth Toney, the Rams featured a total of nine Top 25 finishers.
I.A. Lewis also claimed championships at Cedar Creek and Calhoun Middle School this season.
Amani McWain was runner-up in the girls’ division for I.A. Lewis.

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Tech Gray team has lead

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Action will resume Wednesday in the Louisiana Tech University fall baseball World Series after the Gray team took wins of 4-0 and 5-2 over the Black squad in the first two rounds.
Starting time for Wednesday’s contest at J.C. Love Field at Pat Patterson Park will be 5 p.m.

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Techsters host exhibition game tonight

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So tonight’s exhibition basketball game for Louisiana Tech University’s Lady Techsters is no big deal, right?
Just a preseason contest, right?
Nope.
Ask Techsters’ Head Coach and Hall of Famer Teresa Weatherspoon.
“We’re treating our exhibition games like a real game,” she said during a meeting with the media on Monday afternoon at the Charles Wyly Athletic Center. “They’re big games and more than just an exhibition game.”
The Techsters will play host to the University of Arkansas-Monticello tonight at the Thomas Assembly Center starting at 7 p.m.

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