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Tue
28
Apr

Jena Giants win District 3-3A baseball championship in Buckeye on Saturday

The Jena Giants played four games this past week with three of them being key district games. This past Monday the Giants defeated Avoyelles 12-0 in 5 innings behind a strong pitching performance from Demetrius Howard. Howard pitched a no hitter for the Giants to pick up the win.
 
Tue
28
Apr

Jena Lady Giants season comes to an end in 1st round of playoffs

The Jena Lady Giants earned a spot in the Class 3A state playoffs as the #14 seed. The Lady Giants played their first round game this past week at home against #19 Pine Prairie.
 
Tue
21
Apr

Four Jena Giants visited the New Orleans Saints

Four Jena Giants visited the New Orleans Saints practice facility in Metairie on Sunday, April 12, 2015. The four Jena football players selected were Jonovan Simmons (2), Lamar Farris (7), JaRay Jenkins (11) and Marquis Buckner (56), shown here with Saints defensive coach Rob Ryan.
 
Tue
21
Apr

Giants improve to 7-0 in District; Lady Giants kick off state playoffs

The Jena Giant baseball team played two more games this past week. The Giants played district foe Marksville and non-district rival LaSalle. The Giants were looking to improve to 7-0 in district place and remain all alone in first place as the Marksville Tigers came to town.
 
Tue
21
Apr

Two dozen members of LaSalle Shooting Sports going to state

Two dozen 4-H Shooting Sports members from LaSalle Parish qualified for state competition, which will be held this weekend, April 23-26. Kim Evans, 4-H Agent, congratulated all those qualifying for the district competition and wish the “best of luck” to the 24 going on to state.
 
Mon
13
Apr

Jena Lady Giants win District Championship; Giants stay undefeated in District Play at 6-0

The Jena Lady Giants wrapped up their district schedule this past week. The Lady Giants were looking to earn a share of the district title. The Lady Giants had three district games on the schedule this past week.
 
Mon
13
Apr

LaSalle Tigers fall in two district games

The LaSalle Tigers hosted two district 3-1A games this week and both outcomes were unfavorable for the hosting Tigers. St. Mary’s of Natchitoches came into town with a 4-0 district record and a number 11 ranking in the state. The LaSalle Tigers never could get on track during this game
 
Tue
07
Apr

LaSalle Lady Tigers go 2-1 in district play during week

By Greg Jones
Just as the boys did, the Lady Tigers had a gauntlet of games during the Easter break from school. The Lady Tigers started off the week with a doubleheader at Northwood- Lena in Boyce, Louisiana. The Lady Tigers dropped the first game of the double header 9-4, but came back in the second game on the night to smack the Lady Gators by a score of 10-2. The young Lady Tigers are pushing every team to the final out. This team has no quit in them and couldn’t celebrate the last win very long as on Tuesday they would travel to Monroe, Louisiana, to take on the St. Fredrick’s Lady Warriors.

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Tue
07
Apr

LaSalle Tigers win two more games in District 3-1A play

By Greg Jones
This week was considered by most a break from school, but the LaSalle Tiger baseball team had very little time off. The week consisted of two district contest and two non-district makeup contest. The first game had the Tigers on the road to Boyce, Louisiana, taking on the Northwood Gators. The Gators have not played well up to this point of the season and the Tigers were looking for another district 3-1A victory.

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Mon
30
Mar

Lady Giants get big win at Buckeye 11-3; Giants pick up 2 district wins

Jena Lady Giant Head Coach Felicia Hailey and the Lady Giants huddle during the recent Jena vs Vidalia home game. Jena hit the road to take on Vidalia on Thursday, April 2.
By Austin Whatley
 
The Jena Lady Giants had a busy week this past week. The Lady Giants played 4 games during the week including a big district matchup on the road at Buckeye. The Lady Giants are forced to find dates to make-up games that were postponed by the weather so the Lady Giants played LaSalle and Rayville this past week in make-up games.
 

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