Sports

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  
 
Tue
15
Apr

JJHS Giant baseball team ends season by winning 1st place at State Tournament

The Jena Junior High baseball team ended their season this past weekend in the state tournament in Alexandria. The Giants beat Quitman 5-2 and North Webster 13-3 to earn the berth into the championship game. 7th Grader Jeffery Phillips picked up the win against Quitman while 8th grader Lamar Farris picked up the win against North Webster. 7th grader Shaun Todd picked up the save in both games. 
 
Tue
08
Apr

Jena Lady Giants pick up 2 more district wins

The Jena Lady Giants played two more district games at home this past week. On Monday the Lady Giants played the Caldwell Lady Spartans at home. The Lady Giants had already beaten the Lady Spartans on the road and were looking to sweep season matchups against Caldwell. The Lady Giants jumped out to a 7-1 lead in the 4th inning and never looked back. Jena ended up winning the game by a score of 7-4. 
 

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