Sports

Mon
25
Apr

Jena Lady Giants defeat North Webster and advance to Sulphur

By Austin Whatley
 
The Jena Lady Giants took on the North Webster Lady Knights in the second round of the class 3A playoffs this past week. The Lady Giants came into the game as the #3 seed while North Webster came in as the #14 seed. The Jena Lady Giant seniors came into the game wanting to pick up a win so they could go back to Sulphur for the 3rd time in their careers. The Lady Giants earned their way into this game by defeating #30 Booker T. Washington of Shreveport 15-0 in 3 innings. The Lady Knights earned their way into the game by defeating #19 Albany 6-5.    
 
Mon
25
Apr

Lady Tigers headed to Fast Pitch 56 after winning two playoff games at home

By Greg Jones
 
The LaSalle Lady Tigers have blasted their way to Sulphur, Louisiana for this weekend. The Lady Tigers have combined for 9 homeruns in the first two rounds of the LHSAA State playoffs to earn their spot in the Final 8 teams in class 1A softball. These girls scored 30 runs in the first two games and only allowed 13 runs on defense. The first round game against Westminster Christian ended after 5 innings with a score of 13-2.    
 
Mon
25
Apr

Jena Giants set school single season win record at 23 wins

By Austin Whatley
 
The Jena Giants finished up their regular season this past week with their final three games. The Giants came into the week with 20 wins and a chance to set the school single season win record. The record was 22 wins which was set by the 2004 Jena Giants baseball team. The Giants were also looking to earn a share of the district championship with two district games left while also trying to lock up a home playoff game. On Monday the Giants traveled to Avoyelles to take on the Mustangs in another district contest. The Giants easily defeated the Mustangs 13-0 in 5 innings.  
 
Mon
25
Apr

Tigers split in final two regular season games; enter playoffs with game Monday

By Greg Jones
 
The LaSalle Tigers have finished up the regular season and went into playoff mode on Monday of this week when they traveled to Grand Lake, near Lake Charles, for the first round of playoff games. (The result of that game was not known as of press time on Monday). The Tigers finished this regular season with a home win over Montgomery and a home loss to St. Mary’s this past weekend. The Tigers came out against Montgomery and put 4 runs on the board early, but struggled defensively to keep Montgomery off the board.    
 
Mon
18
Apr

Jena Lady Giants win first round Class 3A playoff game

By Austin Whatley
 
The Jena Lady Giants came into this week sitting pretty in the class 3A rankings after a successful weekend at the Mangham tournament. The Lady Giants had all but assured themselves of a #3 seed in the class 3A state playoffs. But the Lady Giants would have one final tune up before starting the playoffs. The Lady Giants would have to take on the #2 ranked class 2A Menard Lady Eagles at home. Win or lose the Lady Giants ranking would stay at #3 because of playing the difficult opponent.
 
Mon
18
Apr

Lady Dawgs fall to G’town 4-3 in extra inning contest

A tight district game was decided in the eighth inning as Lady Dawgs fell to Georgetown 4-3 in an extra inning on Thursday. Tiffany Weeks worked out of 18 tough spots for Lady Dawgs. She pitched 7 1/3 innings and allowed three earned runs on three hits. Weeks faced her toughest moment in the eighth inning.  
 
Tue
12
Apr

LaSalle Lady Tigers clinch District 3-1A Championship

By Greg Jones
 
The LaSalle Lady Tigers finished the regular season with a 17-5 overall record and a district record of 9-1, clinching the District 3-1A championship. These Lady Tigers are sitting in the state rankings at #3. Things are really coming together for Coach Derek White and the Lady Tigers. During district 3-1A play the Lady Tigers outscored their opponents 110-37. There was a streak of 6 games where the Lady Tigers run ruled every team that stepped on the field with them. This offensive power showed up during district play.
 
Tue
12
Apr

LaSalle Tigers sit in first place in District 3-1A play

By Greg Jones
 
The LaSalle Tigers were supposed to be a rebuilding team this year after graduating 10 seniors last year, but don’t tell this team things like that. The Tigers have sprinted out to a 10-5 overall record and 5-0 in district 3-1A play. They have been carried this season by the pitching of Ross Campbell, senior, and Eli Stringer, sophomore. These guys have done the job on the mound this season thus far. Cullen Wise, sophomore, has also filled in to pitch some crucial innings.
 
Tue
12
Apr

Lady Giants pick up 3 big wins at Mangham tourney; Giants winning streak is now at 12

By Austin Whatley
 
The Jena Lady Giants wrapped up district play this past week when they traveled to Avoyelles to take on the Lady Mustangs. The Lady Giants were looking to win a share of the district championship. With the win the Lady Giants would be tied with Buckeye and Winnfield for first place in district play. Both teams would have trouble scoring as the score would be 0-0 going into the top of the third. The Lady Giants would take the lead in the top of the third 1-0 and would not look back as they would score 6 runs in 4th and 5th inning to go on to win the game 13-1.
 
Mon
04
Apr

LEAD plans two sessions during June

Rising eighth, ninth and tenth grade students in Louisiana are invited to attend an interactive leadership camp set for June. The Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) camp will be held June 5-11 or June 12-18 at the Louisiana School for Math, Science, and the Arts.
 
 

 

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