Sports

Mon
29
Feb

The Jena High Powerlifting Boys Team

The Jena High Powerlifting Boys Team placed 2nd overall at the Pineville Invitational on February 14. The powerlifters who participated were (left to right) Ashton Clark, Elliott Haddad, Markell Bass, DJ Major – 2nd in the 132 lb weight class lifting 750 lbs total, Houston May – 3rd in the 123 lb weight class lifting 615 lbs total, Tyler Thomas – 2nd in the 198 lb weight class lifting 1,085 lbs total, Nathan Poole – 3rd in the 148 lb weight class lifting 825 lbs total, Shelby Jones – 1st in the 114 lb weight class lifting 730 lbs total, Jordan Mitchell – 3rd in the 181 lb weight class lifting 1,215 lbs total and Sam Lawson – 1st in the 148 lb weight class lifting 990 lbs total.  
 

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Mon
29
Feb

Jena Lady Giants great season comes to an end in 2nd round of state playoffs

By Austin Whatley
 
The Jena Lady Giants did something this past week that they haven’t done in a decade. The Lady Giants played a 2nd round playoff game for the first time since the 2006 season. The Lady Giants played the #12 South Beauregard Lady Knights at Guy Campbell Memorial Gymnasium. The Lady Knights came into the game with a record of 20-12 after defeating #21 St. James in the 1st round of the playoffs. The Lady Giants came in with a record of 17-13 after upsetting #5 St. Louis on the road in the 1st round of the playoffs. 

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Tue
23
Feb

Lady Tigers fall in first round of the playoffs

By Greg Jones
 
The Lady Tigers were the #32 ranked team in the LHSAA 1-A Playoffs this year. They were faced with the challenge of traveling to Arcadia to take on the #1 ranked Arcadia Lady Hornets in the first round. This challenge was accepted and the fight was on. On Thursday, February 18th, the Lady Tigers traveled to Arcadia and played a heck of a game. The final score may  not show how good the game really was, but the Lady Tigers never quit.
 
Tue
23
Feb

Lady Giants beat #5 St. Louis in playoffs; Giants finish up regular season last week

By Austin Whatley
 
The Jena Lady Giants made the playoffs for the 4th straight year under head coach Kristy Perkins. The Lady Giants made it in as the #28 seed and drew the #5 seed St. Louis Saints in the 1st round. The Lady Giants came into the game with an overall record of 16-13 and looking to pick up its first playoff win in a decade. The Saints came in with an overall record of 22-5 and were looking to advance to the second round. The game would end up being a defensive battle as both teams would struggle to score.
 
Mon
15
Feb

Lady Giants finish regular season with two district wins; Giants win at Bolton

By Austin Whatley
 
The Jena Lady Giants finished up their regular season with two road games this past week. On Monday the Lady Giants traveled to Marksville to take on the Lady Tigers in a big district contest. Marksville came into the game one game behind the Lady Giants in the district standings.  

 

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Mon
15
Feb

LaSalle Tiger basketball team closes out season

By Greg Jones

 
The LaSalle Tigers ended their 2015-2016 basketball season last Thursday night at home against the Northwood Gators. This game, like many district games, went down to the wire. The Gators were able to escape with a 10 point victory, but the game was closer than the score indicated. 
 

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Mon
15
Feb

Lady Tigers looking for the post-season

By Greg Jone

The LaSalle Lady Tigers were looking to cap off the season with a win versus the Lady Gators of Northwood. That was not to be the case as the Lady Gators played unbelievable basketball on this night. 

 

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Mon
08
Feb

LaSalle Tiger

LaSalle Tiger Blade Beaubouef (12) guards a Logansport Tiger during the LaSalle vs Logansport home game last week. The game resulted in a 76 to 30 loss for the Tigers. LaSalle hits the road to take on Block in Jonesville on Friday.  

 

 

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Mon
08
Feb

Lady Giants beat Avoyelles on senior night; Giants lose two district games

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Lady Giants played two more district games this past week. The Lady Giants traveled to take on Peabody on Tuesday and played Avoyelles at home on Friday. Both games would be important games for the Lady Giants as they are fighting for a playoff spot. The Lady Giants came into the week ranked #30 in the Class 3A power rankings. The Lady Giants would need to finish the regular season strong to improve their chances of making the playoffs.  

 

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Mon
01
Feb

Jena Lady Giants blowout Vidalia; Giants pick up big win over W’field

By Austin Whatley
 
The Jena Lady Giants came into this past week with a record of 12-11 overall and 6-2 in district play. The Lady Giants were looking to keep pace with the Winnfield Lady Tigers who were a perfect 8-0 in district play. The Lady Giants would have a chance to gain ground on the Lady Tigers as they would play at Vidalia on Tuesday and at home on Friday against Winnfield. On Tuesday the Lady Giants traveled to Vidalia to take on the Lady Vikings.  

 

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