Sports

Tue
13
Oct

Jena blows out Vidalia 49-14; sets up big district matchup at Marksville

By Austin Whatley
 
The Jena Giants traveled to Vidalia to take on the Vikings in another district 3-3A contest this past Friday night. It would also be Vidalia’s homecoming night so there was a packed house on both sides of the stadium. The Giants came into the game as 1 of only 4 teams that remained unbeaten in Class 3A. The Giants were trying to improve to 6-0 for the first time since the 2006 season. The Vikings came in with a 2-3 record and 1-1 district record.
 
Tue
06
Oct

Jena Giants shutout Winnfield 21-0 to improve to 5-0 for first time since 2006

By Austin Whatley
 
The Jena Giants played the Winnfield Tigers this past Friday for the first time since the 2008 season. In the past this was one of the top high school football rivalries in the central Louisiana area. The two teams would be able to renew the rivalry because Winnfield would be moved into the same district as the Giants.

 

Tue
06
Oct

LaSalle Tigers win big over Lakeview Gators 46-22 in home game Friday

By Greg Jones
 
On the first Fall like night of the football season the LaSalle Tigers exploded for 46 points against the Lakeview Gators in front of a packed house. This was the first time in a month that the Tigers didn’t have to travel for a game. The Tigers treated the full stands to 435 yards of offense and a defense that wouldn’t allow a first down until the second quarter.

 

Mon
28
Sep

JHS Alumni Association induct three honorees at annual banquet

The annual Jena High School Alumni Association’s 2015 Homecoming Banquet and Hall of Fame induction ceremony was held on Thursday, September 24, 2015 in the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Jena. The 2015 Hall of Fame Inductee was Ralph C. McCrory. Also inducted were Distinguished Graduate Bridget Webster Wade, PHD and Outstanding Educator Mary Kendrick Nicholson.
 
 
Mon
28
Sep

Jena Giants win district opener 38-10; renews rivalry with Winnfield this week

By Austin Whatley
 
The Buckeye Panthers have had the Jena Giants number the last three years as the Panthers have won all three district matchups. This year the Panthers came to Guy Campbell Memorial Stadium for homecoming to take on the Giants. The Giants came into the game unbeaten with a 3-0 record and were looking to improve to 4-0 for the first time since the 2006 season. The Panthers were looking to pick up their first win as their young team has started off the year 0-3. This would be the district opener for both teams who were looking to get off to a good start in district with a win.
 
 
Mon
21
Sep

The Jena Giants

The Jena Giants ready for an offensive play against the Block Bears in Jonesville on Friday. The Giants came away with a 50 to 14 runaway victory over the Bears.

 

Mon
21
Sep

Louisiana Thunder undefeated champions in Fall Frenzy event

Louisiana Thunder Fastpitch kicked off their Fall Season competing in the USSSA Fall Frenzy held at ULM on August 29, 2015. In a 6 game format, the Thunder girls played very strong throughout the day and won all their games. The first game at 8am was against Eagle Express (OCS) from Monroe. Pitcher, Taylor Snow, shut down the Eagles from the very beginning by striking out their first four batters. Rachel Franklin made a great catch in right field to save the no-hitter for pitchers Taylor Snow and Olivia Johnson. Offensively, Louisiana Thunder was very fast with Anna Clark and Sidni Laird scoring two runs as a result of stolen bases. Thunder finished the game with a 2-0 win.

 

Mon
14
Sep

Tigers survive the Spartans and the weather with 29-26 victory on Friday

By Greg Jones
 
The weather on Friday was low 80’s and sunshine. It was perfect weather for September high school football until kickoff, that is. About 10 minutes before kickoff these ominous black clouds covered the stadium, the wind started howling, and the stands were packed with Tiger fans. The rain fell straight down for the entire first half of football. The stats and the score reflected how tough Mother Nature was on this particular game.
 

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Mon
14
Sep

Giants improve to 2-0 with blowout win over Delhi Charter 33-0 Friday

By Austin Whatley
 
The Jena Giants played their home opener this past Friday against the Gators of Delhi Charter. Both teams came into the game with a 1-0 record and were looking to stay unbeaten. These teams have played each other the previous two years with Delhi Charter having the upper hand in the previous two matchups. 
 

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Tue
08
Sep

Jena Giants come back to pick up giant win over Tioga, 32-28

By Austin Whatley
 
The Jena Giants traveled to Tioga this past Friday to take on the Tioga Indians in the opening week of Louisiana high school football. Despite not playing each other in the regular season the last two years, both teams are familiar with each other, as they have scrimmaged each other before the season the last two years. Also Tioga’s head coach Kevin Cook was the head coach at Buckeye two years ago as the Giants faced Cook’s Buckeye squads in district. Both teams came into the game with some good momentum after they both won their Jamborees. The Giants beat LaSalle in their jamboree and Tioga defeated Montgomery in their jamboree.
 

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