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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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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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