Sports

Mon
22
Aug

LaSalle Tigers working hard preparing for football season

By Greg Jones

The LaSalle Tigers are looking to improve on last year’s second round loss to East Beauregard as they work hard preparing for the 2016 football season. The upper classmen have set the tone early for the rest to follow. The returning varsity lettermen - Johnny Rankin, Eli Stringer, and Landon Phillips - will return to the offensive line this year while Waddie Skinner, T’Keil Anding, and Blade Beaubouef return to the backfield.  

Mon
22
Aug

Jena Giants come into season looking to defend district title

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Giants come into this season with a different mindset than years past. In the past the Giants have been the underdog. The Giants normally come into a season with not very high expectations. That all changed last season when the Giants had their first undefeated regular season in school history. The Giants also won a playoff game last season which was only the third playoff win in school history.   

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Mon
15
Aug

LC brings Jesus and basketball to Jena

For Louisiana College Head Men’s Basketball Coach Reni Mason, basketball is nothing more than a platform to build the kingdom of God. He and his assistant coach, along with two LC players, brought that platform to Jena last week as they conducted a free basketball clinic at First Baptist Church for aspiring players from kindergarten through 12th grade.   

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Mon
15
Aug

JHS Benefit Golf Tournament successful

The Jena High football coaches and athletes were pleased with the turnout for the first annual Jena High Football Benefit Golf Tournament on June 24 at the LaSalle Golf and Country Club. The tournament drew twenty-seven teams and forty-five sponsors.     

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Mon
08
Aug

Terius Barnwell

Terius Barnwell, grandson of Jena native Brigge Ward Savoir, participated in the track and field events at the 50th annual AAU Junior Olympic Games held in Houston, TX, July 31- Aug. 6. Terius ran in the 800m last Wednesday, placing 31st out of 93 runners. On Friday, he participated in the 4x100m relay events. Terius finished his track season on Friday by running the 1st leg of the 4x100 relay, helping his Greater Houston Track team-B members earn their best meet time of 1:04, becoming ranked at #24 in the nation. Terius is a first year runner/ member of the Greater Houston Track Club and during the past season, earned both Gold and Silver medals. He is the great grandson of Jena resident Howard “Brother” Ward and the late Ella Bell “Red” Ward. Brigge attended middle school, junior high and graduated from Jena High School in 1980. 
 

 

Mon
01
Aug

The first place team for the Jena Dixie Softball

The first place team for the Jena Dixie Softball Ponytails was Woodmen Life: front row (left to right) Elizabeth Borne, Julie Borne, Grace Picou and Jaiden Lamb and back row (l to r) Coach Savannah McGuffee, Coach Brandy Brunson, Alli Brunson, Abby Reaves, Faith Edwards, Woodmen Life Lodge President Martiel Jones, Haley Gilmore, Demi Toler, Woodmen Life Representative Penny McGuffee and Coach Mark Andrews.  

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Mon
01
Aug

Jena Dixie Softball Ponytail All Stars

Jena Dixie Softball Ponytail All Stars recently placed fifth in state and second in district as well as brought home the sportsmanship trophy from the state tournament in Delhi. The team included (left to right) Bailey Wright, Lexi Sharp, Faith Edwards, Cassidy Cockerham, Tori Shirley, Haley Gilmore, Alli Brunson, Demi Toler, Rebecca Masters, Taylor Hay, Jaiden Lamb and Elizabeth Borne. Coaches were Brandy Brunson, Mark Andrews and Savannah McGuffee. 

Mon
25
Jul

The Jena Dixie Boys

The Jena Dixie Boys, 13-14-year-old All Star team represented Jena very well during the past few weeks. They claimed the District 4 Championship after going undefeated in the district tournament in Pineville, July 5-8, which qualified them for the state tournament, which was played in Bossier City, July 15-19. The tournament was comprised of 15 teams from all over the state. Jena finished in 6th place out of the 15 teams. The team is proud that they had another successful summer league program.

Mon
25
Jul

The Northwest LaSalle Debs

The Northwest LaSalle Debs had a great season and went on to compete in the state tournament during the weekend of July 16th. The girls played hard and came home with 4th place in the state. Team members are shown: front row, left to right: Lauren Harlan, Kelsey Bratton, Britney Borden, Carmen Funches, Kinley Hosea and Kristen Boyett; back row, left to right: Coach Mickey Lofton, Zoey Ainsworth, Amanda Hyman, Coach PePe Juarez, Carli Prudhomme, Rachelle Turner, Jamica Bell, Serena Juarez and Coach Whitney Prudhomme.  

Tue
19
Jul

Members of the Jena Junior High School Archery Team

Members of the Jena Junior High School Archery Team, along with their coaches, wishes to thank everyone that came out and ran or volunteered for the Archery Glo Race held on July 9th. Winners for of each division are shown, from left to right: Men’s, 3rd place - Denny Pittman; 2nd place - Michael Doughty; 1st place - Jacob Chicola; Women’s, 1st place - Kathy McMahon; Youth, 3rd place - Mason Pittman; 2nd place - Rhett Fannin, 1st place - Kandyce Elliott. 
 
 

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