Sports

Tue
03
Dec

Jena Giant named to 2013 LHSAA Academic Composite Football Team

Jena High Senior Football player Jesse Hailey was recently named to the 2013 Louisiana High School Athletic Association’ (LHSAA) Academic Composite Football Team for his outstanding achievement as a student athlete in maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Hailey is one of 76 high school football players across the state to be honored and only one of 14 students in Class 3A 
 
Mon
25
Nov

Tigers lose to Montgomery in playoffs

The LaSalle Tigers’ quest to become the first team in school history to reach the quarterfinals fell short last Friday night on a rain drenched field as Montgomery won 18-6 in the regional playoff game, claiming the quarterfinal spot. LaSalle took the opening kickoff at the Montgomery 48-yard line after a good return by T’Keil Smith. After a 12-yard completion to Logan Wilson on 4th and 8, the Tigers had to turn it over on downs to Montgomery at their own 39-yard line. 
 
Mon
25
Nov

Lady Giants beat Monterey; Giants open with new coach

The Jena Giants and Lady Giants played a home game this past Tuesday against the Monterey Wolves. The Lady Giants were looking to build onto their success from last season which included a playoff berth for the first time since the 2005-2006 season. Head Coach Kristi Small returns for her second year as head coach with Jena. The Lady Giants started off slow as Monterey led 20-10 mid way through the second quarter. At half time Jena trailed 20-16. In the third quarter the Lady Giants picked up the intensity on both ends of the court and outscored Monterey 1 6-12 in the quarter go into the fourth quarter tied at 32. 
 
Tue
19
Nov

Tigers advance to second round

LaSalle Tiger Seniors Ashton Humphries (63), Brandon Johnson (10) and Thomas Turner (79) serve as team captains before the start of the LaSalle vs. Grand Lake first round playoff game in Olla last week.
By Mark Richardson
 
The LaSalle Tigers entered the Class A State Playoffs on a two game losing streak but made sure that streak would end, as they scored 26 1st quarter points against the Grand Lake Hornets enroute to a 38-6 win last Friday night in Tiger Stadium. The Tigers opened the game at their own 47 yard line after a good return by Morgan Barbo. On first down, Logan Wilson ripped off a 16 yard run. On the next play, Cole Hendrix found Kenneth Smith for a 26 yard completion to the Hornet 10 yard line. On the third and final play of the drive, Logan Wilson burst up the middle for a 10 yard touchdown run. Tristan Gilliam kicked the extra point and 48 seconds into the game, LaSalle led 7-0.
 
Tue
19
Nov

Giants go out fighting

Jordan Mitchell (22) of the Jena Giants tackles a Jennings Bulldog during Jena’s first round playoff game in Jennings last week.
By Greg Jones
 
The Giants were coming off the biggest upset in 3A football last weekend and looking for another great game in Jennings, as they entered the first round of state playoffs in their class. Jena took the opening kickoff and kept it for 7 plays when Chevy Thornton found the end zone from 17 yards out, but the extra point was blocked and Jena led the Bulldogs 6-0.
 
Tue
12
Nov

Tigers mauled by the Bears Block 49, LaSalle 12

LaSalle Tiger Corey Garrett (12) sprints downfield after gaining the kick return during the LaSalle vs. Block home game last week.
By Mark Richardson
 
The LaSalle Tigers ran into a buzzsaw last Friday night as the Block Bears put up 42 first half points enroute to a 49-12 victory and a 3-1A District Championship. The Bears scored first in the contest with 5:50 left in the 1st quarter on a 73 yard 10 play drive that culminated with a 7 yard run by Austin Danzy. The run for the 2 point conversion failed and Block led 6-0.
 
Tue
12
Nov

Jena Giants played like Champions; upset mighty Caldwell Spartans 26-20

Jena Giant Senior Damon Dozier (79) sacks the Caldwell Spartan Quarterback during the Jena vs. Caldwell home game last week.
By Greg Jones
 
Fans in the Guy Campbell Memorial Football Stadium at Jena High School had only one time before in recent years witnessed a Jena win like the one last Friday night. Austin Whatley, Brant King and I were discussing after the game about the last win of this magnitude that happened in Jena. It was decided that the second round playoff victory in 2000 was it.
 
Tue
05
Nov

Tigers fall to 8-1

By Mark Richardson.
The LaSalle Tigers much anticipated game against the St. Mary Tigers didn’t end well for the Tiger faithful as they watched St. Mary celebrate a 42-28 win over LaSalle last Friday night in Tiger Stadium. LaSalle started the game in an explosive manner as they took the opening kickoff at their own 32 yard line. After a 5 yard penalty and incomplete pass, Cole Hendrix found Brandon Johnson for a 75 yard touchdown pass and a 6-0 lead. Hendrix threw to Morgan Barbo for the 2 point conversion and LaSalle was up early 8-0.
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Tue
05
Nov

Jena loses to Marksville 39-6

By Greg Jones.
The Giants started the game on offense with a new determination - to make sure the high powered offense of Marksville stayed on the sideline most of the night. The first drive opened up with 2 first downs, but stalled out after 10 plays deep in Marksville territory. Marksville wasted no time scoring and never looked back. Josh Batiste, JR quarterback, scored the second time he touched the ball from 67 yards out. Batiste also added a two-point run conversion to make the early score 8-0.
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Wed
30
Oct

Jena falls to Buckeye

By Greg Jones.
Jena looked as if the problems that plagued them during the Avoyelles game had been addressed as they took the field against the Buckeye Panthers last Friday night. Buckeye took the opening kickoff and could only manage 4 plays before Jena forced them to turn the ball over. This swarming defense was exactly what the Giants needed to start this contest. Jena couldn’t manage to get off the field on third or fourth down against Avoyelles, but tonight started out like gangbusters. Jena’s offense hit the field and only needed one play for Charlie Smith to cover 41 yards and a score to take an early lead over the Panthers.
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