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Monday, July 24, 2017 - 11:13am
I thought I had whipped my obsession with eBay. ’Fraid not. Now it’s sports bobbleheads and autographed baseball cards, two areas of my memorabilia collection that had been lacking prior to my love affair with eBay. No surprise: it was a Mickey Mantle giveaway at Yankee Stadium last summer that kick started my liking of the “bobbies.” The same item given to fans could be purchased on the online shopping company app. Next thing I knew, I had “The Mick” arriving in the mail, all packaged with the preciseness of an astute Brink’s bank heister. So much that Lisa, the activities’ director who...

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04/13/2015
HOUSTON — Louisiana Tech played competitive tennis against Conference USA opponent and nationally-ranked Rice, but fell 5-1 on Saturday afternoon at the George R. Brown Tennis Center. After...
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04/13/2015
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Louisiana Tech was two outs away from sitting atop the Conference USA West Division standings following this weekend’s action but a three-run walk-off home run by UAB second...
04/11/2015
Skip Holtz and the Louisiana Tech coaching staff focused on evaluating individuals on a beautiful Saturday afternoon inside Joe Aillet Stadium as they put the team through a whopping 160 plays. The...
04/11/2015
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — After leading for seven and a half innings, things unraveled for Louisiana Tech in the eighth when Middle Tennessee scored six runs to complete an 8-6 come-from-behind victory,...
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04/11/2015
Leader photos by T. SCOTT BOATRIGHT • Top Left: Louisiana Tech running back Jay Gafford (23) joined the instructors in teaching fundamentals to athletes attending the annual Boys and Girls Club Pro...
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04/11/2015
The Ruston Lady Bearcats track and field team roared to first place finishes in their last two meets. Ruston’s boys team also turned in solid performances with a fourth-place finish at the Hoss...
04/11/2015
GIRLS Team - Points 1. Ruston - 175.5 2. Airline - 112 3. Natchitoches Central - 66 4. Parkway - 53.5 5. North DeSoto - 49 6. Haughton - 48 7. Byrd - 33 8. Huntington - 22 9. Captrain Shreve - 13.5...
04/11/2015
GIRLS Team - Points 1. Ruston - 199 2. Captain Shreve - 137 3. Winnfield - 98 4. Byrd - 62 5. Rayville - 52 6. Simsboro - 27.5 7. Epps - 9.5 8. Grambling Lab - 8 9. Evangel - 7 10. General Trass - 6...
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04/11/2015
Say it isn’t so. Tell me my eyes are crossed and my reading glasses need a tune-up. I recently saw a list of the Top 100 legends in NBA history. As anyone who takes the time to read this blog every...
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04/11/2015
I still remember the first photo I ever saw of someone in Louisiana with a wild turkey gobbler. Thirty years or so ago, north Louisiana had few wild turkeys with a short season and areas open to...