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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.
 
Tue
08
Sep

LaSalle Tigers open 2015 football season with big win over Beekman

By Greg Jones
 
The LaSalle Tigers welcomed Beekman Charter School from Bastrop into Tiger Stadium last Friday night as they opened the 2015 football season. Beekman Charter is competing for the first time this year in varsity sports. They have competed for the last two years on the junior varsity level. Beekman Charter took the opening kickoff and didn’t keep the ball long as the Tiger defense forced a punt. LaSalle only had the ball for 4 plays before Jeffrey Bell broke a 34-yard run for a touchdown. Ross Campbell’s extra point attempt was no good.
 
Mon
31
Aug

High school football season is officially here; Tigers ready

By Greg Jones

The Tigers of LaSalle High School officially opened the 2015 football season with the LaSalle Parish Jamboree. This Jamboree consists of the two LaSalle parish Junior High Schools and the two High Schools. This Jamboree usually packs the house  with friends and kinfolk from across the parish talking smack about which team is going to have a better year. The weather for this contest was excellent and the stands were full of cheering fans. All four teams are to be commended on their sportsmanship throughout this jamboree. These four teams  played two halves of football and no unsportsmanlike penalties were called on any of the teams.

Mon
31
Aug

Jena Giants shutout Tigers 22-0 in LaSalle Jamboree

By Austin Whatley

The LaSalle Tigers traveled to Jena this past Friday to take on the Jena Giants in the annual LaSalle Parish Jamboree. This rivalry is always a great way to start the high school football season as both teams fans pack the stadium and make a great atmosphere. This year would be no different as the stadium was packed with one of the largest crowds to ever attend this rivalry. Both  teams participated in scrimmages in the previous week but this would be the first official game action for each team. There are high expectations for both teams as they wanted to get the year started off right.

Mon
24
Aug

Jena High Giants excited to start new season with new look district

By Austin Whatley After a long offseason of practicing and working in the weight room the Jena Giants are excited to finally get on the field and show that all of their hard work has paid off.Last season the Giants made  the playoffs for the second season in a row after a 6-4 regular season. The Giants season came to an end in the first round of the playoffs on he road at Mansfield. The Giants come into this season with the goal of not only making the playoffs but winning games in the playoffs. The Giants return a umber of starters from last year’s team with a big group of seniors. The biggest question mark coming into the season is who can replace record reaking running back Charlie Smith who was lost to  graduation. 

Mon
24
Aug

LaSalle High Tiger football is ready to open a new season

By Greg Jones The days are long and hot, so you know high school football season must be upon us. The Tiger’s this year are ooking to rebuild after having graduation  take 16 players from last year’s team. Those 16 players are now on to bigger and better futures, but one thing remains, how will the Tigers look this year. This year’s team will fill those opening with returning linemen such as Ross Campbell, senior, and John Garrett, sophomore.   

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Mon
24
Aug

Harris receives Van Pelt Award

Glynn Harris, long-time outdoor writer/broadcaster from Ruston received the prestigious Arthur Van Pelt Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual conference of the Louisiana Outdoor Writer’s Association (LOWA) held recently in MorganCity. The award, named after Arthur Van Pelt who began his journalistic career as an outdoor writer for The Chicago Tribune. In 1913, after moving to New Orleans, he began writing a column for the Item and, later, The Times Democrat in 1914 thru 1916. This paper was the predecessor of The Times Picayune. He left the New Orleans paper for a position as secretary of the Houma Louisiana Chamber of Commerce for a very short time, but journalism was in his blood. He was eventually appointed   orts editor o

Mon
17
Aug

The 2015 Jena High School Cheerleaders and Mascot

The 2015 Jena High School Cheerleaders and Mascot recently participated in the UCA Cheer Camp at LSU in Baton Rouge. Some of the awards and honors the squad received are Superior in Home Routine, 1st Place in Camp Cheer, 2nd Place in Camp Sideline, the Banana Spirit Award, the UCA Tradition Award, Superior Team Trophy, 5 Superior Team Ribbons, and the Spirit Stick. The squad also received an invitation to perform at the Florida Citrus Bowl this winter. Members of the 2015 squad include: front row, from left, Co-Captain Kelsey Bradford, Captain Emily Bordelon, Co-Captain Paige Mulvihill; second row, from left: Hailee Bento, LeAndra Brown, Destinee Mannon, Chloe Delhoste, Jordyn Gresham, Bailey Turnage; third row, from left, “Big G” Cassidy Joiner, Emily Drewett, Jenna Franklin, Anna Hailey, Are’onna Cooper, Zyqurya Wilson, Katy Drewett, Krysta Harville.

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