Sports

Mon
05
Dec

Outdoors books make great Christmas gifts

By Glynn Harris

As I sit at my computer writing this week’s column, it’s chilly; it’s nasty; it’s raining outside. Once I get my column done, I’ll likely kick back in my recliner, pour a cup of coffee and chill out with a good book, preferably outdoors themed.

With Christmas approaching, I’m pleased to share a few books that your hunter-angler spouse or brother or friend would love to find under the Christmas tree this year.

Mon
28
Nov

LDWF urge boat safety by hunters

With the fall and winter outdoor season underway in Louisiana, the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Enforcement Division is reminding hunters about boating safety during the colder months of the year.

Hunting season for many people in Louisiana means utilizing boats to get to remote hunting areas often times during low visibility and in cold weather.

Mon
21
Nov

Jena Giants great season comes to an end at Northwest with loss 43-7

By Austin Whatley
 
The Giants traveled to Opelousas this past Friday to take on the Northwest Raiders in the 2nd round of the Class 3A state playoffs. There were a lot of similarities between the two programs as both programs were in the playoffs for the 4th straight season. Also, both teams were looking to make the quarterfinal round of the playoffs for the second time in school history. The Giants were looking to pick up their second road playoff win in school history after they blew out Booker T. Washington 56-14 at home in round 1 of the playoffs. The captains for the Giants were Parker Fink, Craig Walker, David Wilson, and Jaray Jenkins.
 
Mon
21
Nov

Members of the Jena Giants Football

Earlier this month, several members of the Jena Giants Football Team paid a visit to the LADD Center in Jena to present LADD members with signed footballs - JHS Giants (left to right) Troy Dangerfield (40), Craig Walker (30), Thomas Bigner (70), Jaray Jenkins (11), Devin DeLaSalle (99), Aaron Boyette (55), Jacob Chandler (76), Shaun Todd (8), Parker Fink (12), Hunter Nolan (77) and Lamar Farris (7).
 
Tue
15
Nov

LaSalle Tiger Quarterback Senior Waddie Skinner

LaSalle Tiger Quarterback Senior Waddie Skinner (2) throws a pass while blocked by several fellow Tigers including Seniors J.G. Rankin (62), Colby McGuffee (66) and T’Keil Anding (32) during the LaSalle vs Elton first round playoff game in Elton on Friday. The game was a nail-biter that saw both teams scoring back and forth until Elton came away with a 38 to 34 victory, ending the Tigers’ playoff run.

 

Tue
15
Nov

Giants blowout Booker T. 56-14 to advance; take on Northwest this Friday in 2nd round

By Austin Whatley
 
 
The Jena Giants played their first round playoff game this past Friday as the Booker T. Washington Lions came to town. The Giants were looking to pick up their 4th playoff win in school history. The Giants came into the playoffs as the #9 seed and district 3-3A runner-up. The Lions came in as the #24 seed with a 4-6 record out of district 1-3A in Shreveport. The captains for the Giants were Parker Fink, Craig Walker, David Wilson, and Jaray Jenkins. Booker T. won the toss and elected to defer to the second half.

 

 

Tue
15
Nov

Tigers fall to Elton Indians Friday in a close one, 38-34

By Greg Jones
 
 
The LaSalle Tigers traveled to Elton in south Louisiana last Friday night to take on the Elton Indians in the first round of the LHSAA Class 1A football playoffs. That trip would be the last for the Tigers this year, but it wasn’t until 40 seconds left in the game that Elton knew they would be playing in the next round. If you were not in Elton on this Friday night then you missed a great high school football game. The Tigers were underdogs from the moment the playoff pairings came out. Most socalled football guru’s had the Tigers losing this game by 45 points. I’ve personally never seen a more focused team of Tigers. That 45-point underdog role set this team on fire.

 

 

Mon
07
Nov

LaSalle Tigers win homecoming matchup 55-28 over Northwood

By Greg Jones
 
The stands were filled to capacity this past Friday night as the LaSalle Tigers were hosting the Northwood Gators for Homecoming 2016. This game was back and forth in the first quarter until the Tigers put up 30 points in the first 12 minutes to put this thing away.
 
 
Mon
07
Nov

Seniors shine on senior night as Giants defeat Bolton, 55-7

By Austin Whatley
 
The Jena Giants honored the seniors this past Friday night as the Bolton Bears came to town. The seniors on the football team that were honored were Parker Fink, Craig Walker, David Wilson, Darian Jones, Jonathon Brown, Quint Dejean, and Chris Taylor. The Giants would look at this game as a tune up game for the playoffs. The Bolton Bears who have only won one game in the last two years came in under new head coach Mark Teague. Coach Teague has done an excellent job this season but the Bears are a very young team who are looking to build up their program.
 
 
Mon
31
Oct

Giants win thriller at Peabody, 37-29; play Bolton this Friday on senior night

By Austin Whatley

With the start of the Louisiana High School football state playoffs only two weeks away every game becomes important. With every win your team can improve their playoff positioning to help their chances of making a run for a state championship. Things would be no different this past Friday night as the Jena Giants traveled to Alexandria to take on the Peabody Warhorses.   

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