Sports

Tue
19
May

Louisiana Thunder runners-up at Monroe tournament May 2-3

The Louisiana Thunder Fastpitch Softball team is ready to rock into their summer ball season. After numerous tournaments getting rained out this spring, Louisiana Thunder competed in the Elite Bayou Brawl held at ULM May 2-3.
 
Tue
19
May

Four parish softball, baseball teams place 36 on All-District

A total of 36 players from the softball and baseball teams from Jena High School and LaSalle High School were named to the 2015 All-District teams in their respective districts. All four teams qualified for the state playoffs this year, with the Jena Giants baseball team winning their first state playoff game in eleven years.
 
Mon
11
May

Jena Giants great season comes to an end in 2nd round of playoffs

This past week the Jena Giants did something that hasn’t been done in 12 years. The Giants were preparing for a 2nd round playoff game. The #15 seed Jena Giants made it to the 2nd round after defeating #18 Berwick at home in the first round. With the win the Giants earned the right to play #2 John Curtis in the 2nd round on the road. John Curtis made it to the state championship game last year where they were defeated by Evangel.
 
Mon
11
May

LaSalle High Track team at district meet

LaSalle High track members Hannah Couvillion (far left) and Ali Long (far right) participate in the 100m Dash during the recent District Track Meet hosted by St Marys at Natchitoches Central High School in Natchitoches. At District competition, the LHS Track Team came away with 23 first through fourth place awards, including fourth place overall. The team also sent 27 students to compete in the Regional Track Meet at Lakeside Junior-Senior High School in Sibley hosted by Haynesville and Cedar Creek.
 
Tue
05
May

LaSalle Tigers fall in first round of state 1A playoffs

By Greg Jones
 
The LaSalle Tigers baseball team had to travel to New Roads to take on Catholic-PC in the bi-district round of the LHSAA State playoffs last Thursday. The game started with both teams battling back and forth like a heavy-weight-
boxing match. The Tigers were the first to score on a Morgan Barbo single that scored Kyle Barnhill from second base.
 
Tue
05
May

Jena Giants beat Berwick 9-6; first playoff win in eleven years

By Bob Boudreaux
 
The Jena Giants scored 5 runs in the bottom of the 4th inning, which included a 3 run double by Senior Charlie Smith, to take a 9-6 win over Berwick at home last Thursday evening. The Giants advance to the 2nd round of the boys Triple-A baseball state playoff.
 
Tue
28
Apr

District 3-3A Champions…

The Jena Giants baseball team captured the 3-3A District Championship in a showdown game in Buckeye last Saturday. The team finished the season 18-5 and 9-1 in district to win the first district championship since 2004
 
Tue
28
Apr

Jena Giants win District 3-3A baseball championship in Buckeye on Saturday

The Jena Giants played four games this past week with three of them being key district games. This past Monday the Giants defeated Avoyelles 12-0 in 5 innings behind a strong pitching performance from Demetrius Howard. Howard pitched a no hitter for the Giants to pick up the win.
 
Tue
28
Apr

Jena Lady Giants season comes to an end in 1st round of playoffs

The Jena Lady Giants earned a spot in the Class 3A state playoffs as the #14 seed. The Lady Giants played their first round game this past week at home against #19 Pine Prairie.
 
Tue
21
Apr

Four Jena Giants visited the New Orleans Saints

Four Jena Giants visited the New Orleans Saints practice facility in Metairie on Sunday, April 12, 2015. The four Jena football players selected were Jonovan Simmons (2), Lamar Farris (7), JaRay Jenkins (11) and Marquis Buckner (56), shown here with Saints defensive coach Rob Ryan.
 

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