Sports

Wed
21
Sep

Jena Giants blast Block Bears of Jonesville 54-0

By Austin Whatley 

The Jena Giants played the Block Bears this past Thursday as the game was moved back a day due to weather threats on Friday. The Giants came into the game with a record of 1-1 while the Bears came in with a record of 0-2. The Giants received the opening kickoff and marched down the field in 4 plays before Trelon Jones scored a 5-yard touchdown run to put the Giants on the board first 6-0.

 

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Wed
21
Sep

LaSalle Tigers fall at home Friday night to Delhi Bears

By Greg Jones 
 
The Delhi Bears were in town last Friday night to take on the LaSalle Tigers for week 3 of the LHSAA football season. The Tigers were chomping at the bit to get back on the field and compete. The Tigers fell in week 2 to the Caldwell Spartans and they were hungry for a win. Delhi was here looking for the first win of this season, but LaSalle was preparing to shut that down.
 
Mon
12
Sep

LaSalle Tigers fall to Caldwell Spartans in Olla Friday night

By Greg Jones
 
The Tigers were stoked all day waiting for the Spartans to get to town. The Spartans arrive and the game is started. Caldwell received the opening kickoff and the Tiger defense went to work. After three plays on offense the Tiger defense forces a punt. Just the start the Tigers were looking for on this first home game of the season. The Tigers came out on offense, but couldn’t get anything going themselves. The Tigers were forced to punt.
 
 
Mon
12
Sep

Jena Giants pick up big win at Delhi Charter 33-12 last Friday

By Austin Whatley
 
This past Friday the Jena Giants made the trip to Delhi, Louisiana to take on the Delhi Charter Gators of Class 1A. The Giants were coming off a heartbreaking overtime loss to the Tioga Indians. The Gators were coming in after a big 37-15 win over Caldwell. The young Jena Giants team was facing adversity for the first time in a while after losing a regular season game for the first time in 12 regular season matchups. It would be interesting to see how the team would respond. Last season the Giants overpowered Delhi Charter 33-0 in Jena.
 
 
Tue
06
Sep

Upward Soccer in LaSalle celebrates 10th Anniversary

This year marks the 10th anniversary of LaSalle Parish Upward Soccer, a program that is responsible for introducing the sport to a generation of parish children along with the gospel message of Jesus Christ. “We began in 2006 with 135 children, most of whom knew very little about soccer, much less ever played the sport,” East Jena Baptist Church member and ministry director Monty Smith said. 
 
 
Tue
06
Sep

EJBC Upward Soccer Director

EJBC Upward Soccer Director Monty Smith, left, and fellow referee James Farris prepare to start another game during action last year. Smith said the goal of Upward Soccer continues to be about introducing youth to Jesus while enjoying the sport of soccer.
 
 

 

Tue
06
Sep

Tigers Win! Tigers Win!

By Greg Jones
 
The LaSalle Tigers went to Bastrop, Louisiana, Friday night to take on the Beekman Charter Tigers for the opening game of the 2016 season. I know the title of this article may seem like I was surprised the Tigers pulled out the win, but up until the final horn this game was in question.
 
 

 

Tue
30
Aug

Jena wins annual LaSalle Jamboree 27-0 last Friday

By Austin Whatley 
 
The annual LaSalle Parish Jamboree was held this past Friday as the Jena Giants traveled north to Olla to take on the LaSalle Tigers. Both of these teams had successful seasons last year as they both picked up playoff wins before seeing their season come to an end in the 2nd round of the playoffs. Last season the Giants defeated the Tigers at home. This year the Tigers would come in looking to get some revenge for last season’s loss. The captains for the Giants were Craig Walker, Parker Fink, Jaray Jenkins, and Aaron Boyette. The captains for LaSalle were Waddie Skinner, T’Keil Anding, JG Rankin, and Blade Beaubouef.

 

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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