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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.  
 
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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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Mon
28
Mar

Lady Giants pick up 3 district wins; Giants start district play with 2 wins

By Austin Whatley
 
The Jena Lady Giants came into this past week with a 7-4 overall record and 0-1 district record. The Lady Giants were coming off of a tough loss to the Winnfield Lady Tigers and were looking to get back on track with three big district games. The Lady Giants were scheduled to play Beau Chene on Monday but the game was cancelled. 
 

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Mon
21
Mar

No-hitter leads Bulldogs past Forest Varsity 10-0

Monday, March 14th, was a day Avery Smith will set aside for the scrapbook as he threw a no-hitter in the Harrisonburg Bulldogs Varsity’s 10-0 victory over Forest. No Forest batter was able to locate Avery Smith’s pitches during the game. Avery Smith threw a no-hitter, striking out eight batters, and walking none while recording his momentous feat. He got Paris to strike out for the final out of the game. 

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21
Mar

Lady Dawgs out last Block in highscoring affair 14-11

Fans were treated to a high-scoring affair Tuesday, March 15th as the Lady Dawgs outscored Block 14-11 in seven innings. The teams banged out 19 hits between them, as well as seven for extra bases. Claudia Franklin had three extra-base hits for Lady Dawgs. She tripled in the third inning and doubled in the second and fourth innings.    

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21
Mar

Jena Lady Giants softball starts District 3-3A action

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Lady Giants started district play this past week at home against the Winnfield Lady Tigers. The Lady Giants came into the game with a 7-3 record. The Lady Giants have picked up some big wins in their non-district schedule over North Desoto, Tioga, and Natchitoches Central.  

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Mon
14
Mar

Lady Dawgs hang on to defeat Calvin, 9-7

Calvin was never able to get over the hump and overcome its troubles against Lady Dawgs on Monday, March 7th, as Calvin fell 9-7 after falling behind by seven runs in the sixth inning. Calvin scored five runs in the seventh on a two-run double by Madison, a groundout by Simona, and two singles. Still, Calvin couldn’t draw even. Tiffany Weeks was hot from the plate for Lady Dawgs. Weeks went 3-4 and scored two runs. She singled in the first and fifth innings and doubled in the sixth inning.  

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Mon
14
Mar

HHS Bulldogs Varsity can’t capture shootout, lose 12-10

The Harrisonburg Bulldogs Varsity lost a battle of the bats on Saturday, March 5th at Monterey, falling short in a 12-10 ballgame against LaSalle. Jordan Walker got on base three times in the game for the Harrisonburg Bulldogs Varsity. He singled in the fifth  inning and doubled in the sixth inning. 

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Mon
07
Mar

LaSalle Rodeo team competes at Ruston

By Madison Ewing

The first rodeo of the second split was on February 26-28 at the North Louisiana Exhibition Center in Ruston. The LaSalle Junior High and High School Rodeo Team had many points go up on the board at this rodeo. Junior member, Jordan Sharp, had an 18.4 in Barrels and received a no time in Poles after her horse fell during the run. Hunter Estis and partner, Ryan Murphy, placed 4th in Team Roping with a 14.98.  

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Mon
07
Mar

Harrisonburg softball, baseball teams action

Four first-inning runs helped the Harrisonburg Bulldogs Varsity to a 9-6 win over Rayville on Monday, February 29th. The Harrisonburg Bulldogs Varsity scored in the first on a wild pitch, a passed ball, a groundout by Jordan Walker, and an error. Matt Coleman reached base three times in the game for the Harrisonburg Bulldogs Varsity. He tripled in the second inning.  

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