Sports

Mon
20
Jun

JHS Basketball Camp a success!

Over 80 local youth participated in the Jena High Basketball Camp held on June 6-10 at Guy Campbell Memorial Gymnasium in Jena. Attendees (grades first to eighth) learned the fundamentals of basketball: dribbling, passing, rebounding, shooting, footwork and defense. Awards in each age group were also given out for All-Star Game MVP and champions of the knock out, free throw and hotshot competitions during an award ceremony the morning of June 10. In the evening of June 10, participants played in five All-Star games in front of family and friends.
 
Mon
13
Jun

The 2016 Jena Times five and six-year-old Dixie t-ball team

The 2016 Jena Times five and six-year-old Dixie t-ball team, not only won first place in their division, but these girls went undefeated for the 2016 Dixie Girls Softball season. Team members include, front row, from left: Aubree Cockerham, Charley Price, Hayden Tolliver, Belia McPherson, Brittany Smith, and Josie Robison; middle row, from left, Lilly Paul, Bailey Durham, Abbi Swarts, Hunni Poole, and Ashunia Johnson; back row, from left, Coaches Jimmy Greer, Macy Greer, Deanna Poole, and Lisa Cockerham.
 
Mon
13
Jun

Hatcher to host 7-on-7 Championship Tourney

Jena native and recently retired NFL defensive tackle Jason Hatcher is set to return for a visit to his hometown to host the third annual Jason Hatcher 7-on-7 Championship Tournament on Saturday, June 18. In the past, Hatcher has held several football camps in Jena for young men in the area including his inaugural 7-on-7 tournament - the first of its kind held in Jena – in 2014. The tournament is hosted at Jena High by JHS Athletic Director and Head Football Coach Jay Roark and features area high school football teams, including Jena High and LaSalle High. The tournament is sponsored and led by Hatcher. 
 
Tue
31
May

High Track Athletes

Jena High Track Athletes Kerrigan Small, Senior Joe Knight and Gracie LaCroix recently competed in the javelin throw at the LHSAA Outdoor Track and Field State Championships at Louisiana State University’s Bernie Moore Track Stadium in Baton Rogue. 
 

 

Mon
23
May

LHS track teams win host of medals

LaSalle Lady Tigers won silver and bronze medals during the recent 2016 District 3-1A Track Meet at Northwestern State University in Natchitoches: (left to right) Keeley Parham, Rachelle Turner, Kierra Smith and Maja Edlund.
 

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Mon
23
May

Athletic Banquets

Mon
16
May

Summer Tennis Program

A youth summer tennis program will be held for six weeks from Monday, June 6 to Friday, July 22 at the tennis courts at Jena Town Park. The program will feature instruction, games and play. The program classes will be held on Mondays through Thursday.   

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Mon
16
May

Jena High Basketball Camp

The Jena High Basketball Camp is set for Monday through Friday, June 6 to 10 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jena High Guy Campbell Memorial Gymnasium (243 East High School Drive) in Jena. The camp is for boys and girls (grades first to eighth). The cost is $50 per attendee. Join the Fun during Summer Break! Attendees will learn the fundamentals of basketball: dribbling, passing, rebounding, shooting, foot work and defense. Campers will participate daily in 35-minute sessions on each fundamental in order to ensure a structured program. Awards in each age group will be awarded for  Best Sportsmanship, Most Improved, Most Outstanding, Free Throw Champion and Hot Shot Champion.

Mon
09
May

Applications accepted for 2016 Lions Camp

The summer of 2016 marks the beginning of the 59th year of operation of the Louisiana Lions Camp, 52 of those years in Leesville, LA. On July 9, 1961 the first camping session opened the camp which is located six miles North of Leesville on 170 acres of piney woodlands. To date over 23,650 children have attended camp. Over 5,000 Lions throughout the state of Louisiana are actively working to see that the youth with Diabetes, pulmonary disorders, and mental and physical challenges are able to experience a life impacting week at their summer place.  

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Mon
09
May

Can’t be too careful with tree stands

By Glynn Harris

Turkey season has ended and it’s time to go fishing, or time to find other activities to do in the outdoors. One of the things many outdoorsmen do this time of year is to give their deer stands the onceover before the weather gets too hot and the wasps take over. This is a great idea but after reading a post on Face Book recently, it’s also an activity that can get you seriously hurt. 

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