Sports

Tue
26
Aug

Jena Giants ready to start new season after making the playoffs last season

The Jena Giants come into this 2014 season with their heads held high after making  the playoffs last season for the first time in 8 years. The Giants season ended in the first round as they were defeated by Jennings 37- 14.
Head coach Jay Roark was very happy with the work from the players during the offseason. Coach Roark said that the team had the best attendance of summer workouts that they have had in years
 
Tue
26
Aug

LaSalle Tigers ready to begin new season; made playoffs in ‘13 ranked #9

The LaSalle High School Tigers are preparing for the upcoming LaSalle Football Jamboree this Friday Night by staying hydrated and extra conditioning sprints in hopes of enduring this brutal late August heat. Mother Nature spoiled us with mild July and early August temperatures, but her wrath is bearing down now.
 
Mon
25
Aug

Jena Sweetees honored with activities

Starting with a big parade at 6 p.m., and ending with a fireworks display at dark-thirty, the team members and coaches of the Jena Sweetees were honored in Jena on Saturday, August 9, 2014, after claiming the Runners-Up title at the Sweet Tees World Series played in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, July 27-30. It was hard to estimate the number of people who showed up to honor the team, because of the continuous flow in and out of the park. The parade started in downtown Jena and proceeded to the Jena Girls Softball complex in the Jena Town Park.
 
Mon
25
Aug

JHS Hall of Fame 2014 Inductees

The Board of Directors of The Jena High School Alumni Association has announced the names of three men to be inducted into the JHS Hall of Fame this year. Milton “Mike” Finley, Ph. D., Raymond F. Manchester and Judge J. Christopher Peters, along with posthumous inductee, Coach Geraldine “Jelly” Piggott, will be honored during an induction ceremony scheduled for Thursday, October 23, 2014, at the Alumni Association’s annual homecoming banquet.
 
Tue
12
Aug

Louisiana Thunder plays in the USFA World Series

The Louisiana Thunder softball team competed in the United States Fastpitch Association World Series in Panama City, Florida, July 6-12, 2014. Louisiana Thunder is a group of players ages 11-13 from Caldwell, LaSalle and  Grant parishes. This group of talented and dedicated female athletes has been together less than one calendar year, but has accomplished a great deal in a small amount of time 
 
Tue
12
Aug

Members of the Jena Sweetees were on hand

Members of the Jena Sweetees were on hand at the Jena Town Council meeting on Tuesday night of last week to witness Mayor Murphy McMillin sign a proclamation declaring Saturday, August 9, 2014, as Jena Sweetees Day in Jena. After signing the official document, Mayor McMillin presented each player and coach with an “I Love Jena” pin in honor of them winning the Runners-Up title at the Sweet Tees World Series played July 27-30 in Bay St. Louis, MS.
 
Tue
05
Aug

The Jena All-Stars Sweetees

The Jena All-Stars Sweetees won the Runners-Up title at the Sweet Tees World Series last week in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The 6-7-year-old girls defeated teams from Mississippi, Tennessee and Alabama to advance to the championship series with Tennessee
 
 

 

Tue
05
Aug

Cole Hendrix

Cole Hendrix, a 2014 graduate of LaSalle High School and a member of the Tigers baseball team during his high school career, recently signed with the University of Louisiana at Monroe to play baseball for the 2014-15 season under Head Coach  Bruce Peddie. During his years with LHS, Cole received numerous awards including All-District pitcher and All-District MVP honors.
 
 

 

Tue
05
Aug

Northwestern State University’s

Northwestern State University’s cheerleading squad won seven first place awards at the Universal Cheerleaders Association College Spirit Camp at Texas State University – San Marcos. The team won first place in cheer competition, sideline competition and game day competition. Northwestern State won the Most Collegiate Award for Division I Large Coed Teams, the overall Camp Champion Award and the Leadership Award
 
 

 

Tue
29
Jul

World Champion archer has local ties

A State Championship, World Championship, Guinness World record holder and Louisiana’s first world champion archery team member are not something accomplished every day, especially not in elementary school, but for ten-year-old Rebekah Edmonds it’s reality. And she’s only been an archer since last year
 

 

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