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19 arrested by UPD during undercover drug investigation

Arrests include 7 SFA students, 4 other warrants issued in biggest campus drug bust seen in years By Mark Rhoudes WEBMASTER

SFA’s University Police Department made 19 arrests Tuesday following a year-long undercover investigation into the distribution of illegal drugs on campus with a total of 23 suspects. Of the 23 suspects, 22 were arrested for the distribution and selling of illegal narcotics. Chief of Police Marc Cossich said the majority of the drugs confiscated was marijuana, though cocaine, Xanax pills and Ecstasy were also found. One of the suspects fled from police near Clark and Starr Street toward Vista Drive. He was nearly apprehended near the parking garage, however he managed to escape. The suspect was finally arrested after student Brett Rogers stopped him and turned him over to UPD. Cossich stated that the majority of those apprehended were students and are facing felony convictions. He hopes that this major bust will make students who are in need of help with a drug habit to get the necessary help before they are arrested and penalized as well. Dr. Adam Peck, dean of students, said SFA prohibits the possession and the selling of illegal drugs. The student handbook in Section 2 states that there is a 1- to 2-year suspension from SFA for breaking these rules. Every student receives a personal explanation of these rules during their freshman orientation. “This is a very safe campus,” Cossich said. “One reason is because we make these busts from time to time. Students are here to get their degree, not do drugs.” UPD stated that they are still looking for four suspects. mrhoudes@thepinelog.com

THOMAS MOTYKA/THE PINE LOG This portion of one person’s marijuana represents only a small part of the drugs seized by UPD earlier this week. A total of 19 arrests were made, and four warrants have also been issued. Nearly half of the people arrested in the undercover investigation were SFA students. The SFA students arrested were: Larry Dean Coleman Jr., 18, of Nacogdoches for two counts of delivery of a controlled substance; Dominique Charles Daniels, 18, of Fort Worth, for possession of marijuana and delivery of marijuana; Jarod Ryan Hicks, 19, of Houston, for delivery of marijuana and possession of marijuana; Kimerly Kimmel, 21, for delivery of marijuana;Virtron Jamarc Mitchell, 24, of Nacogdoches, for delivery of marijuana and evading arrest; Jimmy Raymond Philips, 23, of Nacogdoches, for delivery of marijuana; Austin Rubin Whitehead, 20, of Nacogdoches, for delivery of marijuana and possession of marijuana.

A helping hand While pursuing a suspect, UPD gets help from an unexpected source — Lumberjack baseball player Brett Rogers

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Brett Rogers, junior from Wichita Falls, and pitcher for the Lumberjack Baseball team, helped subdue a suspect who was evading arrest on Wednesday afternoon. Police chased the suspect on foot from Starr to the front of the Student Center where Rogers intervened and helped police apprehend the suspect. UPD confirmed that the individual was part of the drug raid.

SFA professor stars in new TV series

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Dr. James Kroll, professor of forest wildlife and director of the Institute for White-tailed Deer Management and Research at SFA, is the target of a new television show focusing on the history of deer and how they are managed and hunted. “Winchester Ammunition Dr. Deer” will premiere at 9 a.m. March 30 on the Sportsman Channel and will air at 9 a.m. Wednesdays, at 11:30 p.m. Thursdays and at 4:30 p.m. Sundays. According to Kroll, no other show is wholly devoted to the hunting, natural history and management of the various deer species, some of which are virtually unknown to the hunting public. Feature segments will include everything from helicopter-aided antler studies to a look at the biggest deer ever and from the extinct stag-moose to unique insights into axis deer. “People want to hear about the unusual things about whitetails,” Kroll said. “Plus, we’ll show them behind the hunt or what really happened that day. How did we get in that tree? Why did we choose that spot?” Segments will include“WeirdWhitetails,” featuring mysteries like antler palmation, antlered does, the “cactus buck” and the five-legged buck, and“Your Own Deer Factory,” a 13-week study of three properties to analyze what makes them successful – or perhaps unsuccessful. Hosts will conduct a browse survey, define thermal cover, discuss which goes to shoot and why, see factors

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affecting fawn survival, and learn about the relationship between wild hogs and whitetails. These segments will take advantage of Kroll’s extensive research and unique scientific studies. “We want to provide real-world insights that bust myths and popular misconceptions for our viewers,” Kroll said. “We offer compelling, fact-based information they can apply to their own herd and managed lands.” While the show’s primary focus will be on whitetails, unique content on other deer from North America will be offered, and other species will be studied to show how they relate in the wild to whitetails. Gordon Whittington, editor-in-chief of North American Whitetail magazine, is a co-writer for the show. Kroll is one of the world’s foremost experts on deer management and has been an influential voice in the new era of quality deer management. He is a regular contributor to the North American Whitetail magazine and TV show and has written many books based on his research studies. “Sportsman Channel is gathering significant names in our industry to successfully find a home with us,” said Gavin Harvey, Sportsman Channel CEO. “We are building our whitetail programming to be the ultimate destination for whitetail hunters – year-round. The addition of Winchester and Dr. Kroll just solidifies our position as the leader in outdoor TV.” pinelog@thepinelog.com

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Dresses for Dreams to offer discount formal wear from donations

Pen and Pigment opens tomorrow Project features collaboration of art, creative writing students

Thomas Motyka/The Pine Log SFA students and Nacogdoches community have been donating prom, cocktail, bridesmaids and other dresses to Dresses for Dreams since Feb. 10. Over 50 dresses have been collected and will be sold March 25 through 26 on the 3rd floor of BPSC for $40 or less. Proceeds go to Nacogdoches Bible Solid Foundations. Shown, John Fontenot and Monica Hambrick man a donation table near Surfin’ Steve.

A collaborative project between SFA student poets and artists will culminate in the opening of the Third Annual Pen & Pigment Show at 6 p.m. Friday, March 25, in Griffith Gallery, located in Griffith Fine Arts Building, Room 208. For the project, advanced poetry students each wrote a poem that was inspired by a partner-student’s digital print, and the typography students each created a digital print that was inspired by a partner-student’s poem. The 28 poems and art pieces will be hung side-by-side for the exhibition, and the opening will include a poetry reading. SFA faculty members ChristineMcDermott,assistant professor of English, and Peter Andrew, professor of art, said the project enabled their respective students to see how similar the two groups are. “The students realize that thedifferentdisciplines(artand

writing) actually share a commonunderstandingandvocabulary, that they are engaged in the same process, but use different mediums to achieve their goals,” said Andrew. “Although they worked without contacting each other, it was thrilling to see how often the poet got the message the artist intended to convey and vice versa,” McDermott said. “Human concerns often transcend media.” The exhibition, which is a joint presentation of the SFA College of Fine Arts, School of Art and the Creative Writing ProgramwithintheDepartment of English, will run through Wednesday, April 20. It is sponsored in part by Nacogdoches Junior Forum and the SFA Friends of the Visual Arts. Regular hours for Griffith Gallery are 12:30 to 5 p.m., Tuesday through Friday. Admission is free. For more information, please call (936) 468-1131.

School of Theatre to present downstage Greek Week includes rounds of kickball ‘Contribution’ by Ted Shine April 1, 2 The SFA School of Theatre will present a student-directed production of Ted Shine’s “Contribution” at 7:30 p.m. Friday, April 1, and at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Saturday, April 2. All performances will be in the Downstage Theatre located on the first floor of the Griffith Fine Arts Building. In Shine’s one-act play, a black grandmother sends her nervous grandson off to join a civil rights sit-in. At first, the elderly woman appears to stay aloof from such demonstrations, explained Round Rock senior Waldron Archer, the plays director. “But the play’s hilarious and arresting climax reveals that the grandmother has her own method of helping in the struggle for her people’s rights.”

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On 3-10-2011 an officer was dispatched to Lumberjack Village in reference to a fire alarm inside a residence. Upon arrival the officer located a subject in possession of marijuana, drug paraphernalia, and alcohol. On 3-10-2011 an officer was dispatched to the lobby of UPD in reference to theft. Upon arrival the officer made contact with the complainant, who advised on 3-10-2011 his unattended cell phone was stolen in the Ferguson Building. On 3-10-2011 an officer was dispatched to the lobby of UPD in reference to theft. Upon arrival the officer made contact with the complainant, who advised on 3-3-2011 his unattended textbook was stolen in the cafeteria at the Baker Patillo Student Center. On 3-21-2011 an officer was dispatched to Lumberjack Village in reference to theft. Upon arrival the officer made contact with the complainant, who advised between 3-202011 and 3-21-2011 her unattended clothing was stolen from the laundry room at Lumberjack Village. On 3-22-2011 an officer was dispatched to Hall 16 in reference assault. Upon arrival the officer made contact with the complainant, who advised on 3-22-2011 he was touched in offensive manner by a known person at Hall 16. On 3-22-2011 an officer was dispatched to the old Early Childhood Building in reference to graffiti. Upon arrival the officer discovered graffiti on the south side of the old Early Childhood Building. There are no suspects. On 03-22-2011 the University Police Department made 18 arrests after a lengthy investigation into the possession and distribution of illegal narcotics on the university campus. The investigation is still ongoing and there are still active arrest warrants to be served. At present time, there are 23 suspects.

Community invited to attend, be part of sexual assault symposium His mother, ex-wife and daughter are all victims of separate sexual assaults, and now SFA’s cinematography graduate student Thomas Church is using his craft to create a documentary he hopes eventually will be able to help victims of such crimes. The full-length documentary, “Talk About It,” which is Church’s Master of Fine Arts’ thesis project, is scheduled for completion and distribution in November. As part of the documentary, Church will be filming the symposium on sexual assault he is presenting at 7:30 p.m. Friday, March 25, at The Cole Art Center @ The Old Opera House in downtown Nacogdoches. Church’s daughter, Lora Church, will serve as the emcee. The evening will begin with the 12-min-

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Japan’s megaquake a template for our West Coast By Roger Bilham

Special to The Washington Post

As the world’s attention remains fixed on Japan’s crippled nuclear reactors, scientists are beginning to understand the details of the megaquake that brought so much ruin to Japan, saying it’s probably the largest temblor to hit the nation in 1,000 years. Seismologists have known for some time that over periods of millennia such megaquakes occur. They pack the punch of three or more major earthquakes into a single tumultuous rupture, allowing several segments of long straight tectonic plate boundaries to catch-up with a handful of inefficient adjustments that arose in the past several hundred years. The rarity of these events makes them difficult to study, much less forecast, but we’ve now had three in less than a decade: the 2004 Sumatra earthquake released twice as much energy as the recent one in Japan, and last year’s Chilean earthquake produced half as much. Clearly the time has come for scientists to take up the challenge of working harder to try forecasting these extreme geological events. The March 11 earthquake ruptured a 300by-100 square mile area of the Pacific plate

where it plunges into the Earth’s mantle under Honshu, north of Tokyo. In the past few hundred years, earthquakes in the same region, though damaging, were smaller, even if sometimes spawning monster tsunami with heights near the epicenters exceeding 90 feet (27 meters). Scientists expected more modest events, yet what happened was stunningly different -- segments of the plate boundary that had slipped more or less regularly, teamed up with those that had been hung-up for centuries, in places driven by more than 50 feet of pent-up Pacific displacements. The earthquake has caused major changes to the Pacific coastline north of Tokyo. Thanks to several hundred global positioning units that operated every 5 seconds during the earthquake, we know that in less than 3 minutes the island of Honshu expanded westward by up to 12 feet, adding acreage equivalent to 150 soccer fields. Like a stretched-out rubber band that’s been cut, the coastal city of Sendai near the epicenter moved first 15 feet toward the United States and then in the next 50 seconds snapped back 3 feet to where it now remains. Once the aftershocks are over, the slow, inexorable compression of northern Japan will renew, leading to more earthquakes.

Yet it is the vertical motion of the Japanese coastline that has caused the most serious of the nation’s post-earthquake disasters, and was least anticipated by seismologists. The whole of Honshu has sunk a little -- Tokyo itself by more than 4 inches and increasing northward. Starting some 50 miles north of Tokyo and extending to near the northern tip of the island of Honshu, the coastline sank not because of slumping or compaction of coastal sediments, but due to the elastic rebound toward the epicenter. These same elastic stresses 10 miles to 100 miles offshore warped a broad 10-foot to 15foot bulge in the sea floor that generated the disastrous tsunami. Thirty minutes later the tsunami surged onshore as a wall of water up to 45 feet high. Simultaneously, a mirror image of the tsunami raced eastward at 500 mph, splashing sequentially the shores of Hawaii, and coastal communities from Alaska to Patagonia, ultimately raising global sea level globally by 1/100 of an inch. The nightmare scenario now unfolding in Japan could get worse. Seismologists have documented numerous times when an earthquake in one place has stressed a neighboring area, triggering another major tremor. Have U.S. seismologists been too conservative in their estimate for future earth-

quakes in North America? This seems unlikely. The past 2,000 years of temblors on the San Andreas Fault reveal none that have attained an intensity of magnitude 8. The 1812 New Madrid earthquakes near Memphis, Tenn., once thought to be that strong, was downgraded to less than 7.5. Yet this month’s megaquake is almost a template for the magnitude 9.0 earthquake scientists expect to rock the OregonWashington coastline. There the Juan de Fuca plate dives beneath the North American plate in 9.0 earthquakes that occur every 300 years to 600 years from northern California to the Canadian border, rupturing the plate boundary. Seismologists think that a 9.0 earthquake will simultaneously shake Vancouver, Seattle and Portland. Since the last one occurred 300 years ago, the next could strike immediately, or possibly not for 200 years. Could unexpected secondary effects accompany such an earthquake? Almost certainly, and all eyes are now on Japan to learn what impossible scenarios might now be considered plausible. Roger Bilham is a seismologist at the University of Colorado.

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A year later: the state of Obama healthcare reform Kay Bailey Hutchison Senator • State of Texas www.hutchison.senate. gov

One year ago this month, against the tide of public opinion and to the further detriment of our economy, the president signed into law the estimated 2.6 trillion dollar health care reform bill. Now, one year later, the reality of its effects on our economy and our health care system are staggering. The mounting consequences of the Obama health reform law make it increasingly clear that we must repeal and replace this damaging law. As the administration forges ahead with implementation, there has been chaos and resistance at every turn. From the American people to small businesses to state governments, they have all balked at this law’s costly new provisions. For the American people, the health reform law has already translated to higher health care costs, higher taxes, and more unsustainable government spending. Unfortunately, none of these developments are surprising, considering that this 2,000 page long bill contains over $500 billion in new taxes, cuts

nearly $500 billion out of the Medicare program to fund a new government entitlement program, and puts the federal government between patients and their doctors. With unemployment hovering near 9 percent and gas and food prices on the rise, American families are seeing their paychecks continue to shrink, as they struggle to pay for rising health care premiums driven by the law’s new regulations. If families don’t buy “government approved” health insurance for themselves and their family, they will be charged a fine. For small businesses, the Obama health care reform law means unprecedented premium increases in order to provide coverage to their employees or tax increases if they do not offer employees “government approved” health insurance. For state governments across the country grappling with massive budget shortfalls, the health reform law adds $118 billion in new unfunded mandates during the first 10 years of the law being enacted. It should be no surprise that the majority of states believe this law is an unconstitutional overreach of the federal government. Twenty-eight states have sued the federal government, challenging the law’s constitutionality. Two federal judges have struck down all or parts of the law, and the Supreme Court is expected to issue its ruling later next year. Even the administration has given us further reason to believe that this law is bad

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public policy, when they recently conceded to select companies and unions by issuing nearly 1,000 waivers providing exemptions from some of the costly new mandates created by this law. They even gave the entire state of Maine a waiver from parts of the law! Sadly these effects on families, small business owners, and cash-strapped state governments are only a snap shot of what health reform one year later really looks like in America. Although efforts in Congress to repeal the health care reform bill were narrowly defeated earlier this year, the fight is far from over. The fact remains: the Obama health law is fundamentally flawed and we must repeal it and replace it with the real commonsense reforms we need. We must continue to work to dismantle the health care law one provision at a time, if necessary. One of our most pressing priorities in the coming months must be to protect individuals from the law’s mandates and employers from expensive new regulations that are stifling job creation. I have introduced legislation to repeal the limitations on health saving accounts and flexible spending accounts to restore patients’ access to choose health care plans that suit their individual and family needs. Many families rely on their health savings accounts or flexible spending accounts to purchase over-the-counter medicine to help lower the cost of managing their health care. But a provision in the health care law now

requires patients to go to the doctor to get a prescription for their over-the-counter medications first. This is yet another federal obstacle for working families to overcome. While I continue to pursue all available avenues in Congress to repeal this law, the two federal judges who have ruled this law to be unconstitutional also give us good reason to be hopeful that one avenue for repeal could be accomplished through the Supreme Court. In the meantime, why should tens of billions of taxpayer dollars be spent to implement a measure that could be ruled unconstitutional? As state governments wait in limbo for the Supreme Court to make its final ruling, an estimated 23.6 billion in taxpayer dollars could be wasted if the law is declared unconstitutional. My Save Our States Act would halt further implementation of this law so that we don’t spend any more taxpayer dollars implementing a bill that ultimately could be struck down by the highest court in the land. One year later, it is increasingly clear that we need to enact commonsense solutions to reform health care in a way that does not add to our $14 trillion deficit, but rather brings down the rising costs of health care to ease the burden on American families and small businesses. Kay Bailey Hutchison is the senior U.S. Senator from Texas.

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The ‘Bloomin’ Good Volkswagen Show’ in Nacogdoches By Andreya Stephenson FEATURES EDITOR

This weekend in downtown Nacogdoches the East Texas VEE-DUB Chapter of the Vintage VW Club of America is sponsoring the Bloomin’ Good Volkswagen Show. The Vintage VW Club of America is an organization for owners of Volkswagens, mostly for owners of Volkswagens with air-cooled engines. It has been around since 1976. The East Texas VEE-DUB Chapter meets twice a month at Barnhill’s Steak and Buffet Restaurant in Nacogdoches. It was founded in 2003. The dues are $10 a month. It is for all Volkswagen owners and enthusiasts. They host and travel to lots of events and shows. The Bloomin’ Good Volkswagen Show is being held from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday in the Festival Plaza, which is located downtown in the park behind City Hall. Volkswagens will be parked and lined up for the community to admire. Many will be wildly painted or restored from an older time. According to Samantha Mora the media and community relations coordinator with the Nacogdoches Convention & Visitors Bureau, there will be hundreds of cars to see. “VWs of all shapes and sizes will be represented, including the vintage restored cars from the ‘50s; the ‘VW Thing,’ Germany’s answer to the Jeep; VW buses, the ultimate hippie vans of the ‘60s and ‘70s; as well as the new VW Beetles,” said Mora. These Volkswagens are coming to Nacogdoches from all over. According to Mora, some are even coming from as far as Oregon to participate in the show. The show is free to the public. However, donations are welcome. “All proceeds will go to the Nacogdoches County Relay for Life, an annual fundraiser benefiting the American Cancer Society,” said Mora. More than just the donations will go to the Relay for Life. “Organizers are also soliciting sponsorships for the show at a cost of $30 per sponsor, which will also go towards Relay for Life,” Mora said. Relay for Life raises money for the American Cancer Society, which works in communities to teach cancer awareness, prevention, and treatment options. This show is a great weekend entertainment option for students. Mora encourages students to get out to enjoy the Volkswagens and the spring weather. “The VW car show is something that many students probably have never seen before and gives them a chance to be out and discover the community in which they now live,” Mora said. Mora also added that the show is just fascinating for anyone to see. It is interesting to see how Volkswagens have changed over the years. The Bloomin’ Good Volkswagen Show is an chance for

Nacogdoches to showcase not only the vintage vehicles, but also the Azalea Trail. “TheVW cans and Beetles are the ultimate‘flower power’ automobiles and what is more fitting than to host the show during our ‘flower power’ - the AzaleaTrail with all of our spectacular azaleas,” said Mora. Volkswagen owners will even be driving down the twenty-five miles of designated routes of the Azalea Trail at the end of the event. Mora said that the public can also enjoy other Nacogdoches events on Saturday, like the Art of Floral Design, Color and Textures from the Garden exhibit at the Cole Art Center at the

Old Opera House. This show is open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. “The event showcases floral arrangements that highlight the horticultural talents of local gardeners, designers and plant enthusiasts and includes a design presentation by Leisha Bridwell, associate professor of interior design at SFA,” said Mora. The community and students can also always go tour the Ruby M. Mize Azalea Garden, which is the largest azalea garden in Texas. This is a real treat for students and Nacogdoches residents. Both of these are free and open to the public. Even if you do not explore the azalea gardens this weekend. Make sure to check them out some time this spring.

COURTESY PHOTO Children present at last year’s Bloomin’ Good Volkswagen Show enjoy painting a Volkswagen bug that was set up for anyone decorate. A variety of Volkswagen vans line the backside of the Festival Plaza, the park behind City Hall, where the event is held each year. The show is free to the public, but donations are accepted for the Nacogdoches County Relay for Life.

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Track laps Sam Houston in season opener Saturday Wolfe breaks seven-year-old record By Mandy Bowling

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The SFA men’s and women’s track and field team opened their outdoor season not only with a win, but with a Battle of the Piney Woods victory as well. SFA sent the Bearkats home, defeating Sam Houston State in an SFASHSU dual meet. The Lumberjacks dominated with a 103-83 victory, while the Ladyjacks won 108-76. Burleson senior and javelin thrower Adam Wolfe shone for SFA as he recorded the biggest highlight of the meet for the Jacks. Wolfe came to SFA in the fall of 2007 looking to play baseball but left his cleats in the dirt and walked on the track with a javelin in

his hand. Wolfe recorded a throw of 216-4.00 to win the men’s javelin throw. Not only did he win the event, he broke the seven-year-old school record by more than five feet. “I had broken the record twice when practicing, but you never know what can happen at a meet, where it really counts,” Wolfe said. “So when I found out I broke it in the actual meet, I was very excited.” The previous record was set by Wade Whittington. Whittington was a senior at SFA when Wolfe came onto the team as a freshman. “He really helped me out when I came onto the team,” Wolfe said. “He is a good friend of mine, and it was great to be able to call

him and tell him what happened.” According to Wolfe, the two athletes still remain good friends. Wolfe was not the only Lumberjack who had good results. Several other Jacks and Ladyjacks added individual titles for SFA. The dual meet between the two rivals was a good way to open the season for the Lumberjacks and Ladyjacks. This was the first year for the meet to take place, and according to Wolfe, it was a great way for the team to start off the season; especially when it resulted in a victory. The SFA men and women return to action Friday when they travel to Houston, Texas to compete in the Rice Bayou Classic.

Ladyjack Tennis tops Trojans, improves overall record to 12-1

HARDY MEREDITH/SFA PUBLIC AFFAIRS Junior Jon Arthur recorded a toss of 58-6.00 to win the shot put event at the SFA Track outdoor season opener against Sam Houston State University.

The SFA Ladyjack Tennis team dominated Arkansas-Little Rock, 6-1, Saturday afternoon at the Schlief Tennis Complex in Nacogdoches. The Ladyjacks improved their record to 12-1 overall. The Ladyjacks won the doubles point when junior Alina Shazhko and sophomore Paola Montuenga posted a 8-1 win at No. 1, and senior Meagan Ocanas and sophomore Alice Pacaut sealed the doubles action with their dominate 8-1 win at No. 3 The Ladyjacks took their 1-0 lead into singles looking for more wins. Pacaut won the first singles match for SFA with a overwhelming 6-0, 6-2 performance

at the No. 5 spot. Pacaut’s doubles partner, Ocanas finished with a solid 6-1, 6-1 win at six singles to give SFA 3-0 lead. Freshman Ksenia Berestetska defeated freshman Viktoriya Pluyta at No. 3 singles, and at No.1 singles Shazko pulled out a close first set 6-4 and won her second set 6-1 to add another point for the Ladyjacks. Montuenga sealed the win for the Ladyjacks when she came back from a first set loss to win 3-6, 6-2,6-1. The Ladyjacks return to conference play next Saturday when they travel to Huntsville, Texas to take on Sam Houston State. The match is set to begin at 1 p.m. pinelog@thepinelog.com

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The Pine Log Issue 3/24/11