Sports

Tue
31
Dec

Outdoor columnist Glynn Harris

Outdoor columnist Glynn Harris enjoyed a successful goose hunt in southwest LA with fellow outdoor writer, John Flores. 
 
Mon
23
Dec

LaSalle Tigers get three All-State football honors

Three players from the La- Salle High School Tigers 2013 football team received honors as the Louisiana Sports Writers Association’s All-State honorees  were announced. Morgan Barbo was named as first team defensive back. Barbo recorded 50 tackles and six interceptions for the season for the Tigers.
 
Tue
17
Dec

Lady Giants lose; Giants overcome 13-point deficit to beat Bolton Bears

The Bolton Lady Bears came to Jena to take on the Jena Lady Giants in another home game for the Lady Giants. The Lady Giants came into the game with a record of 4-3 on the season. The starters for the Lady Giants were Harley Lisenby, Kelsey Bradford, Kiana Tolliver, Karli Fowler, and Qwaniqua  Howard. It was a close game throughout the first half. At halftime Bolton led 36-29
 
Tue
10
Dec

Lady Giants lose to St. Mary’s in OT; Giants pick up win against St. Mary’s

The Jena Lady Giants were looking to pick up another home win as the St. Mary’s Lady Tigers came to town. The starting lineup for the Lady Giants was Harley Lisenby, Karli Fowler, Kiana Tolliver, Kelsey Bradford, and
Qwaniqua Howard. It was close game throughout the game as the Lady Giants were able to keep a lead throughout the first half. 
 
Tue
03
Dec

Jena Giant named Athlete of the Week

Jena High Senior and Jena Giant Runningback Chevy Thornton was recently named the KALB Channel 5’s Athlete of the Week, an honor sponsored by Southern Heritage Bank and Beef O’Brady’s Restaurants. Thornton was interviewed and featured in a brief TV segment on November 14 due to his 20 carries, 130 yards and one touchdown in Jena’s 26 to 20 win over Caldwell on November 8 at Guy Campbell Memorial Stadium in Jena.
 
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.
 

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