Sports

Tue
19
Sep

LaSalle Tigers fall in first road game of this season

By Greg Jones

The LaSalle Tigers’ struggles continued on the road last Friday night as they traveled to Sicily Island for the first road game of the young season.

The Tigers fell to Sicily Island, 52-22, as the offense just couldn’t keep pace with Sicily Island’s scoring pace.

Sicily Island used a ferocious ground attack to score plenty of times. The Tigers were in position to make tackles in the backfield, but missed opportunities was the name of the game for the night.

 

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Tue
19
Sep

Giants blow out Block, 47-0 to improve to 3-0 for season

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Giants returned home this week to Guy Campbell Memorial Stadium to take on the Block Bears. The Giants came into the game looking to stay unbeaten and improve to 3-0 on the season. The Bears came in looking for their first win of the season.

The Jena-Block game has been a rivalry game for years now but the last couple of matchups have seen the Giants dominate Bears in the rivalry. The captains for the Giants were Lamar Farris, Chico Savage, Hunter Nolan, and Aaron Boyette. The Giants won the toss and elected to receive the football.

 

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Mon
11
Sep

Jena Giants rise up to win at Rayville 33-22 last Friday

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Giants came into this season with one of their most talented teams in school history. With all the talent on the team the Giants made their schedule a little tougher to test themselves and to get ready for the playoffs. The first test of the young season would be at Rayville.

The Rayville Hornets come into this season with a talented team themselves as they have 17 seniors on their team and return most of their starters from last season in which they went to the quarterfinals of the class 2A state playoffs. With all of the talent on the field this was sure to be a good game.

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Mon
11
Sep

LaSalle Tigers fall to Caldwell Spartans at home last Friday

By Greg Jones

The LaSalle Tigers hosted the Caldwell Spartans on a rare Thursday night game at LaSalle Stadium in Olla in week two action of the high school football season.

Caldwell came into this matchup trying to prove that they will be able to compete in the new district they moved into this season. It didn’t take long for the fans in Olla to know that Caldwell was there to take care of business.

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Tue
05
Sep

LaSalle Tigers open 2017 season with 7 to 6 victory over Beekman

By Greg Jones

The LaSalle Tigers welcomed the Beekman Tigers to LaSalle Tiger Stadium last Friday night to open the 2017 regular season. After several days of rain from Hurricane Harvey the field was flooded and sloppy.

The LaSalle Tigers took the field and it didn’t take long to know this was going to be a slow moving game because of the field condition.

 

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Tue
05
Sep

Jena Giants blow out Winnfield 46-13 to open the 2017 season

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Giants come into this season with some high expectations and they have not disappointed the last couple of weeks with a win in the LaSalle Jamboree and a win at the Franklin Parish scrimmage.

The Giants would get a test from an old rival to start the regular season as they would have to travel to Winnfield in their first regular season game. The rivalry between these two teams is one of the oldest rivalries in the Cenla area. Winnfield has dominated this rivalry for years but the Giants have been the dominant team the last couple of seasons.

 

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Mon
28
Aug

Giants win LaSalle Jamboree 42-21

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Giants played the LaSalle Tigers in the annual LaSalle Parish Jamboree this past Friday. Both teams were excited to get on the field and start the 2017 season.

The Giants came into the game looking to start off the season on a positive note. LaSalle won the coin flip and elected to receive the ball. The Giants defense set the tone early as they forced the Tigers into a 3 and out.

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Mon
28
Aug

New sport – JHS has Cross Country Team2017

The Jena Giant Athletics has a new sport on campus this year – the JHS Cross Country Team.

Twenty JHS students are active members of the team and are currently training for two upcoming track meets in Pineville on September 20 and October 14 and state competition on November 15 in Natchitoches. Cross country running is both an individual and a team sport which involves running a race on open-air courses over natural terrain such as dirt or grass, a natural terrain version of long-distance track and road running.

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Mon
21
Aug

Giants and Tigers open season Friday

The LaSalle High School Tigers and Jena High School Giants will open the 2017 football season this Friday night at the LaSalle Jamboree to be played at Giant Stadium in Jena.

A game between the LaSalle Junior High and Jena Junior High teams will begin at 7 p.m., with the varsity games to follow.

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Mon
21
Aug

LaSalle Tigers are ready for action

By Greg Jones

The LaSalle Tigers have spent the majority of the summer and preseason in the weight room trying to get ready for this upcoming season. These guys have worked hard knowing what needs to happen to replace the departed seniors from last year.

The hardest hit positions are offensive line and running back. There will be only two returning varsity players to this year’s offensive line and they are seniors, Eli Stringer and Landon Phillips.

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