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November 17th, 2017

Dunkin’ Dogs to host Montana State in Saturday Night Tilt

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Louisiana Tech will conclude its three-game home stand to open the regular season on Saturday night when they face off against Montana State at 7 p.m. inside the Thomas Assembly Center on Karl Malone Court.
Tech (2-0) is riding a nine-game home winning streak that stayed intact after an overtime victory versus SEMO. Just like that game, the matchup with MSU (2-1) is part of the Cancun Challenge that both teams will be taking part in next week in separate brackets in Cancun, Mexico.

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Lady Techsters outlast Memphis

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Although Louisiana Tech head coach Brooke Stoehr feels she has a team that will be very good offensively this season, it has been the Lady Techsters defense that has been winning games early in the year.
Thursday night at the Thomas Assembly Center was no different as Tech (3-0) held the undermanned Tigers (1-2) to only 28 percent shooting in a 65-40 victory before 1,851 fans. With the victory, LA Tech recorded its first 3-0 start since the 2009-10 season.

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Cougars ready to take on familiar foe

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Coaching a playoff football game is never easy.
But coaching against a mentor is even harder.
That’s the task facing Cedar Creek’s Ben Haddox tonight as his second-seeded Cedar Creek Cougars hit the road for a second-round Div. IV playoff game at St. Mary’s.
St. Mary’s is coached by Corwyn Aldredge, who served as head coach at Cedar Creek from 2002-09.
Aldredge is a Natchitoches native and a 1981 graduate of St. Mary’s. While at St. Mary’s he earned All State Football, All State Basketball, State and National Javelin Champion, All-American Football and All-American Track honors.

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November 16th

New program to engage students with community

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More than 33 Lincoln Parish school district sophomores participated in a two-day exercise to brainstorm ideas of how to engage in the community.
The first ever Civic Engagement Institute brought representatives from Choudrant High, Ruston High and Simsboro High schools with the ultimate goal of teaching students how to get more involved in the community.
The 33 students worked on identifying issues they were passionate about, researched and presented to a panel of community stakeholders, said Cathi Cox-Boniol, Lincoln Parish ACHIEVE coordinator.

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Belton to serve as Louisiana Tech commencement speaker

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Third Judicial District Attorney John F. K. Belton, whose district is Lincoln and Union parishes, will be the keynote speaker for Louisiana Tech University’s fall commencement ceremony at 10 a.m. Saturday, in the Thomas Assembly Center.
Those family and friends who are unable to attend commencement can watch the event via Facebook Live at facebook.com/LATech.

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FCA celebrates 50 years

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Support and prayer will help continue the North Central Louisiana Fellowship of Christian Athletes as the organization’s local chapter celebrates 50 years of existence.
That was the message from several speakers to more than 200 local athletes and coaches at the annual North Central Louisiana FCA annual luncheon Wednesday at Louisiana Tech University’s Davison Athletic Complex.
“Athletes have their platform to reach other students,” said Brooke Stoehr, Louisiana Tech Lady Techsters basketball coach. “And it can all be done through prayer and support.”

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Voters head to the polls Saturday

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Lincoln Parish voters join their peers across the state Saturday in returning to the polls to elect the state’s next treasurer.
Polls are open from 7 a.m. until 8 p.m. Voters must bring photo ID.
The race between Republican John Schroder, of Covington, and Democrat Derrick Edwards, of New Orleans, is the only item on the local ballot.
Edwards, an accountant and attorney, led the statewide primary balloting and came in second in Lincoln Parish. Schroder, a former state representative, ran fourth locally in what was a six-person primary.

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Tech’s Monne named All-CUSA

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IRVING, Texas — For the first time since 2014, the Louisiana Tech volleyball program saw a student-athlete earn All-Conference USA postseason accolades, as senior Marta Monne was named Second Team All-Conference USA following a vote by the league’s 13 head coaches.
After becoming the first Lady Techster to receive First Team All-Louisiana accolades last season, Monne joins Rebecca Redgen (Second Team All-C-USA, 2014) as the only two players to earn All-Conference USA recognition in the program’s history.

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Lady Techsters to host Memphis

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Louisiana Tech returns to the Thomas Assembly Center floor when the Lady Techsters host Memphis at 6:30 p.m. today.
The contest against Memphis starts a seven-game stretch over the next three weeks for Head Coach Brooke Stoehr and Co. that includes games against No. 2 Texas, Auburn, Penn State, Clemson and the American Athletic Association’s Tigers.

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Variety spice of Bearcats football

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I’ve always admired coaches like Don Shula who are willing to adjust their schemes to fit the talents of players on their teams.
When Shula had an offensive backfield consisting of Larry Czonka, Jim Kiick and Mercury Morris in the early 1970s, the Dolphins focused on the rushing their game, running their way to an undefeated season and Super Bowl win.
But 10 years later when Shula had Dan Marino at quarterback and the “Marks Brothers” — wide receivers Mark Clayton and Mark Duper, the Dolphins aired things out, reaching the Super Bowl in 1982 and 1984.

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