Sports

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.
 
 

 

Mon
04
Apr

Jena Lady Giants win two more district games; Giants stay undefeated in district

By Austin Whatley
 
The Jena Lady Giants came into this past week looking to pick up a couple more district wins and improve their power ranking so that they will get a favorable playoff seed. On Monday the Lady Giants had to travel to Alexandria to make up a game with Peabody that was started but postponed because of rain in the 1st inning.
 
 

 

Mon
28
Mar

The Jena Giants basketball season of 1965-66

By a former Writer and Player
 
The Giants opened the much anticipated 1965-66 season with a 71-47 win over Harrisonburg in Jena. The Giants had a 13-20 record the year before under new coach Billy Wayne Fowler with Bobby Day serving as his assistant coach. Several players returned from the previous season led by play maker 5-9 senior Dwain Roark, 6-2 senior Doug Lee, 6-4 junior Max Cary, 6-2 Paul Zoller, a sophomore, and 6-1 leaper Kay Windham, a junior. The Giants came out dressed (including coaches, players, and managers) with gold blazers, black ties with Jena written on them and black pants.  
 
Mon
28
Mar

All-District basketball honors…

The four high school basketball teams in LaSalle Parish placed a total of eleven players on the All-District list for the 2015-16 season. Jena High School had seven players chosen for various All-District honors, while four players from LaSalle High School made All-District.   
 

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