Sports

Mon
11
Jan

Jena Lady Giants pick up another district win; Giants to start district

By Austin Whatley
 
The Jena Lady Giants continued district play this past week as they traveled to Winnfield to take on the Winnfield Lady Tigers. Both teams are expected to compete for a district championship so this was a big game for both teams. Winnfield started the game with some good defense in a full court press defense. The Lady Giants struggled with this as they trailed 10-1 at the end of the 1st quarter. The Lady Giants were able to figure out the press in the 2nd quarter as they outscored Winnfield 20-14 in the quarter.
 
 
Mon
11
Jan

Meet the Jena Giant Juniors…

Mon
04
Jan

LaSalle Tiger basketball team off to an 8 to 3 start in season

By Greg Jones
 
Coach Todd Long is entering his 17th year as the head coach of the LaSalle Tiger Basketball team and things couldn’t be coming together better. The Tigers are off to a 8-3 start and of the 3 losses, 2 were at the buzzer and the other we were just outplayed. So, with that being said the Tigers are roaring out of the gate and coming together at the right time.   

 

Mon
04
Jan

LaSalle Lady Tigers basketball team has compiled 7-7 record

By Greg Jones
 
The Lady Tigers this year have compiled a 7-7 record thus far. A year ago this team was decimated with injuries and only 6 players could take the floor on any given night. Those six players fought in every contest until the final buzzer. The team consisted of one senior and five underclassmen. Those underclassmen were able to get some valuable varsity experience last year and brought it to the gym this season.  

 

Mon
04
Jan

Jena Giants, Lady Giants basketball teams compete in their annual holiday tournament

By Austin Whatley
 
The Jena Giants and Lady Giants Basketball teams participated in their annual Holiday tournament during the Christmas Holidays. Both teams have participated in a number of tournaments to prepare themselves for district play. Both teams begin this season with very young but talented teams. The Lady Giants have one senior on the roster in Harley Lisenby. The rest of the team consists of 8 sophomores and 1 freshman. 

 

Mon
28
Dec

Jena Giant football stories

By Billy Fowler

Some interesting Jena High School football events have happened through the years. I thought you might like to know some of them. Back in 1935, JHS dropped football and did not pick it up again until 1948. There are a couple of stories back in 1936 you might find amusing, especially since it is duck hunting season.

 

Mon
28
Dec

JHS Senior named to all-academic team

Jacob Peters, a senior at Jena High School, was recently recognized by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association as a member of the 2015 All-State Composite All-Academic Team for football. The team was selected from student- athletes in all nine (9) of the classifications/divisions participating in football, and Jacob was one of ten (10) young men selected to the team from Class 3A. On Saturday, December 12, 2015, Jacob was presented a plaque recognizing his selection to the team at halftime of the Class 3A state championship game at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans.  

 

Mon
21
Dec

Error in all time Giant football record!

by By Billy Fowler
 
As I stated in one of my articles, there was room for errors and if anyone caught one, to please let me know. Someone placed a message in my mailbox with a possible error and after double checking, I found the messager’s information to be true.
 

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Mon
21
Dec

Principals of Jena High since 1869

by By Billy Fowler
 
It disturbs me that our Jena High School students graduate and do not know the history of our old beloved school. Little do they know the history of our old school goes back to 1843 and many of the things we grew up believing to be true is not true. It is a long story. However, all JHS grads needs to know that the Rev. Talbert A. Routon is the one person who got our school started back in 1869. Rev. Routon came to the Hemps Creek area in 1839 from Georgia and quickly became the leading citizen. It was the Rev. Routon who started the Old Salem Church in 1843 and later in 1869, a school.
 
Mon
14
Dec

A potpourri of Jena Giant football

By Billy Fowler
 
Being a graduate of Northwestern State University, this word potpourri is very special because it is the name of our yearbook. Let me define potpourri for all you Louisiana Tech folks out there who do not know what the word means. It is defined as a mixture of dried sweet smelling flower petals used to perfume a place. Now, just how does this relate to Giant football! Simple! This 2015 version of our Giant football team clearly gave all of us a very sweet smell that we all enjoyed. Hopefully this sweet smell will carry over into many more years of sweetness. The Lord knows we have had our share of that other smell which is not so sweet. 
 

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