Sports

Tue
13
May

Local athlete gains two state awards

Jena High Senior Basketball and Softball player Caroline Bailey has recently been named to two 2014 LHSAA Academic Composite Teams for her outstanding achievement as a student athlete in softball and basketball and
maintaining a six-semester 4.0 GPA. Bailey was recently honored with her softball award during the State Tournament in Sulphur. 
 
Tue
13
May

Thirteen Jena High students

Thirteen Jena High students recently participated in the Louisiana High School Power Lifting Association State Competition in West Monroe: front row (left to right) Brady Dearmon, Damin Dozier, Aaron Curry, Jesse Hailey, Jordan Mitchell and Shelby Jones and back row (l to r) Janna Farmer, Makayla King, Ali LaCroix, Celica Gonzalez, Bryttanye Erwin, Brandy Exline and Emily Bordelon
Tue
06
May

Lady Giants are 2014 Class 3A State Runner-Up!

The Jena Lady Giants goal this season was to improve on their great season last year. Last season the Lady Giants lost eventually to state champion Brusly 2-1 in the semi-final round of the class 3A state playoffs.The Lady Giants were right on schedule for this goal as they arrived at Frasch Park in Sulphur for the Fast Pitch 56.
 
Tue
06
May

Jena Giants season ends in first round of Class 3A playoffs

For the 4th straight season the Jena Giants earned a spot in the Class 3A state playoffs. The Giants ended the season with a 13-13-1 overall record and a 5-5 district record to finish 4th in District 3-3A. The Giants earned the #29 seed and would take on #4 University Lab out of Baton Rouge  
 
Tue
29
Apr

La Salle Tiger Kasey Stewart

slides safely back to first base after his steal attempt during the recent LaSalle vs Harrisonburg home game. The game resulted in a 15 to 0 win for the Tigers
 
Tue
29
Apr

Lady Giants headed back to Sulphur

The Jena Lady Giants finished the regular season with a record of 18-6 and earned the 11 seed in the class 3A state playoffs. The Lady Giants goal all season has been to make it back to the Fast Pitch 56, which is held in Sulphur, Louisiana. The Fast Pitch 56 is where the quarterfinals, semifinals, and finals are held for each classification’s state playoffs 
 
Tue
22
Apr

Jena Lady Giant Senior Darian Thacker (30) runs home

Jena Lady Giant Senior Darian Thacker (30) runs home after a fellow Lady Giant gets a hit during the recent JHS vs Buckeye away game. The game resulted in a battle that ended with a 2 to 1 loss for the Lady Giants. The Lady Giants came away from district play with second place.

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Tue
22
Apr

Jena Giant Marquis Buckner (28) readies

Jena Giant Marquis Buckner (28) readies to catch a throw from fellow Giant Parker Fink at the mound during the recent Jena vs Vidalia home game. The Jena Giants take on Caldwell at home tomorrow (April 24).

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Tue
15
Apr

17 LaSalle 4-Hers qualified for state match

Several of the LaSalle 4-H shotgun shooters met at the home of Joe and Joyce Henderson for practice on a recent Saturday. Shown from left are: Colin White, Brock Chaudoin, Cale Willis, Joseph Cole, Zachary Davis, Instructor Joe Henderson, Casey Spicer, and Andrew Ewing. All of the shooters participated in the regional competition and qualified for the state match to be held April 24-27. Also qualifying for the state match were Trace Bradford, Tyler Gray, and Hunter McEntyre
 
Tue
15
Apr

Lady Giants 2nd in District; headed to the State Playoffs

The Jena Lady Giants finished up their district schedule this past week. The Lady Giants traveled to Buckeye to take on the Lady Panthers and try to win a share of the district championship. The Lady Giants came in with one loss in district play while Buckeye was undefeated in district play  
 

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