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Mon
17
Apr

Giants pick up tenrun win over Vidalia

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Giants had an important week this past week as they played three tough road games. Two of the three games would be key district games as the Giants would travel to take on Vidalia and Buckeye.

The Giants were scheduled to take on Buckeye on Tuesday but the game was rained out and the Giants rescheduled it for Saturday. The Giants would come into the week as one of only two undefeated teams left in district 3-3A with the other team being Buckeye.

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Mon
17
Apr

Jena Lady Giants start 3-A playoffs as #6 seed

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Lady Giants found out what seed they earned this past week as the LHSAA announced the softball playoff brackets on last Thursday.

Before the Lady Giants could find out who they would play in the first round they would have to travel to Winnsboro to take on the Franklin Parish Lady Patriots in their last game of the regular season.

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Mon
10
Apr

Lady Giants pick up some big wins to improve power ranking

By Austin Whatley

The Lady Giants played some important games this past week. With only two weeks of the regular season left the Lady Giants were looking to improve their power ranking by playing some top teams in their non-district schedule.

On Thursday the Lady Giants played a top 5 team from class 3A in Pine Prairie, a team that defeated the Lady Giants earlier in the season. This time the Lady Giants would get revenge as they would beat Pine Prairie 4-3.

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Mon
10
Apr

Giants improve to 6-0 in district play with 2 comeback wins over Winnfield

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Giants played two more district games this past week. The Giants came into the week with a 4-0 district record and were looking to stay unbeaten in district play with two wins against the Winnfield Tigers.

The Giants were also looking to move into the top 16 of the class 3A power rankings to give themselves a chance at a home playoff game in the first round of the playoffs.

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Mon
10
Apr

LaSalle Tigers beat #1 Logansport on road 8-7

By Greg Jones

The LaSalle Tigers have gone to Logansport and taken care of business. Logansport was ranked #1 in the state and the Tigers were coming in at #4. They traveled the 3 hours to get there and took out Logansport with a final score of 8-7.

This win would bring the Tigers to the #2 ranking the following week. The guys were hitting the ball and playing great defense during this run. Now as baseball goes, you never know what you are going to get once the game gets started. The next district 3-1A game was against rival St. Mary’s..

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Mon
10
Apr

Lady Tigers are District 3-1A Champions

By Greg Jones

The LaSalle Lady Tigers have completed district 3-1A play with a perfect 10-0 record. The district play wrapped up last week with a 6-1 victory over rival St. Mary’s and a 15-0 beat down over Northwood-Lena.

The great play continued throughout the last couple of weekend tournaments, as the Lady Tigers were 5-1 in the Vidalia and Mangham tournaments. The victories were over Ouachita Christian, Caldwell, St. Fred’s, Neville, South Terrebonne and the only loss coming to Franklin Parish.

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Mon
03
Apr

Lady Giants end district schedule with 2 big wins

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Lady Giants had a big week this past week. The Lady Giants played 5 games all against good competition and they completed their district schedule.

On Monday the Lady Giants played a home game against University Academy a 1A team out of Alexandria. University is ineligible for the playoffs this year because this is their first year in the LHSAA but they are ranked as one of the top teams in class 1A because of the teams they have beat this year.

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Mon
03
Apr

Jena Giants improve to 4-0 in district play

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Giants played three more games this past week. On Monday the Giants played one of the top teams in the state in Ouachita Christian.

The game started out as pitchers’ duel as both teams were scoreless in the first two innings. In the top of the 3rd inning Ouachita Christian took a 2-0 lead. In the bottom of the 3rd inning the Giants took a 3-2 lead after a 2 run homerun to left field from Lamar Farris.

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Mon
27
Mar

Lady Tigers remain unbeaten in district

By Greg Jones

The LaSalle Lady Tiger softball team did what it needed to do this past week in two district 3-1A games to remain unbeaten. The Lady Tigers moved to 14-5 overall and 6-0 in district play.

The Lady Tigers have landed in the number 1 spot in 1A in power points at this date. It actually only took 10 innings to play both games as they were called due the mercy rule.

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Mon
27
Mar

Tigers open District 3-1A play; now 2-0

By Greg Jones

The LaSalle Tigers opened district 3-1A play this past week with wins over Northwood- Lena and Block respectively. The Tigers pounded out 27 runs and only gave up 3 runs in both games.

This is the type of play the Tigers will need as they continue district play this week against Montgomery and Logansport. The Montgomery game will be a double header and the Logansport game will be at home.

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