Sports

Tue
09
Oct

LaSalle fills open date with 35-12 victory over Tioga JV

By Greg Jones

The LaSalle Tigers welcomed Tioga JV to Tiger stadium on Thursday night of last week, as the Tigers were looking for someone to help fill an open date that was made when University Academy of Alexandria dropped its football program when school started this year.

We are thankful that the Tioga Indians were game to bring the JV team over to play. The Tioga Indians were celebrating homecoming all week, but the coaching staff decided it would be able to come over for a Thursday night contest.

Although, this game doesn’t count in power points or district ranking, it was good to get it in to just keep the boys going through the paces. The Tigers came out strong in the first quarter as they drove the ball down the field and capped off the first drive with a 20-yard Zack Dickey run. Hunter Daignault added the extra point and would end up being 5/5 on PATs for the game.

 

 

Tue
09
Oct

Sandlot Sports Network live stream LHS and LJHS games

LaSalle High and LaSalle Junior High have a new voice on the radio and Internet through the Sandlot Sports Network and its founders – Greg Jones and Bo Prather.

SSN is the brainchild of Jones who, with the help of Prather, officially started the network this year to live stream LHS and LJHS games and other events. SSN began after Jones and Prather saw the need for live sports coverage and extended coverage of LHS and LJHS sports and other events.

 

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Tue
02
Oct

Jena Giants’ win streak comes to an end at ASH

By Austin Whatley

The Giants came into this past week on a 17 game regular season winning streak. Their last loss in the regular season came at home in week 7 of the 2016 season against the Marksville Tigers.

This week the Giants would have a big test for that winning streak as they would travel to Alexandria to take on the ASH Trojans who came into the game with a 4-0 record. The Giants defeated the Trojans last season in Jena.

 

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Tue
02
Oct

LaSalle Tigers notch first victory 50-21 over St. Mary’s since 2010

By Greg Jones

The LaSalle Tigers had towait five weeks for that first victory,but the wait ended with avery sweet victory over rival St.Mary’s of Natchitoches.

The Tigers would open thegate of scoring by a groundand pound offense that rackedup 388 yards and 50 points tobeat St Mary’s for the first timesince 2010. This game was wonsquarely on the shoulders ofthe entire LHS Tiger team.

 

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Tue
25
Sep

Giants defeat Grant; set up big matchup with ASH

By Austin Whatley

The Giants traveled to Grant this past week looking to improve to 4-0 on the season. The Giants would struggle with sickness during the week as a number of starters would miss a few days of practice and a couple would miss the game.

The Giants were not looking ahead to the next week even though everyone else in Cenla was as the Giants were trying to setup a game between two unbeaten teams at ASH in week 5. But to get to that point the Giants would have to take care of business against Grant.

The captains for the Giants were seniors Zyrek Norl, Shaun Todd, Casey Spicer, and Aaron Boyette.

The Giants would win the toss and would elect to receive the opening kickoff. That would be a good decision as senior captain Zyrek Norl would return the opening kickoff 75 yards for the touchdown and give the Giants a 7-0 lead.

 

 

Tue
25
Sep

AgMagic set for state fair

The LSU AgCenter will present AgMagic beginning Oct. 25 at the State Fair of Louisiana in Shreveport, showcasing the impact agriculture has on daily life through handson activities to delight both youth and adult visitors.

Eight interactive exhibits will explore plant and animal production, feature agricultural product development and marketing, and allow visitors to experience agriculture from farm to table while learning more about nutrition, health and safety.

“AgMagic is an important event for this area, offering an enriching educational experience for students to learn about agriculture while increasing the outreach of the Ag- Center by supporting a significant community effort at the state fair,” said Patrick Colyer, AgCenter Northwest Region director.

 

 

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Tue
18
Sep

Giants blow out Block 46-0 to improve to 3-0

By Austin Whatley

The Block Bears came to town this past Thursday to take on the Jena Giants and left Jena with a crushing 46-0 defeat.

The two teams are on the opposite ends of the spectrum in high school football with the Bears coming into the game 0-2 on the season and looking to find anything to give their team some momentum.

The Bears have had some rough years since Head Coach Bennie Vault left to take head job at Peabody. This year though, Coach Vault returns to the Block sideline looking to get the program back on track.

 

 

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Tue
18
Sep

LaSalle falls in home opener to Sicily Island

By Greg Jones

The LaSalle Tigers offensive struggles continue as they just couldn’t get out of the gate last Friday night against Sicily Island during LaSalle’s first home game of the season, losing to the visiting Tigers 12-6.

The ground and pound game that LaSalle is known for has been stalled for some unknown reason this year and it happened again against Sicily Island. The Tigers were able to move the ball up and down the field but just couldn’t get in the end zone - either by penalty or Sicily Island able to just line up and disrupt the play.

The Tiger defense was stingy all night, holding Sicily Island to minimal gains on each play, but two busted plays were Sicily Island’s saving grace. They were able to score on 49 and 43 yard plays respectively.

 

 

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Tue
11
Sep

Giants pick up big 41-0 win over Rayville

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Giants came into week 2 of the LHSAA football season sky high after blowing out the Winnfield Tigers in week one. The Giants would welcome the Rayville Hornets to town and would look to start the season 2-0 for the second straight season.

Rayville has always been an athletic team that relies on their team speed and this year would be no different. The Giants would try to use their speed and strength to counter the speed of the Hornets.

The captains for the Giants would be Shaun Todd, Zyrek Norl, Aaron Boyette, and Casey Spicer.

 

 

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Tue
11
Sep

LaSalle blanked by Caldwell 42-0

By Greg Jones

The weather was not friendly on this night as the Tigers faced an uphill battle all night at Caldwell Parish High school on Friday night.

The Tigers could not get the offense going on the rain soaked field and that left the Spartans in the driver’s seat all night. Caldwell would take advantage of mishandled snaps on special teams and use a short field to take an early lead.

The Tigers would only have one turnover on the night, but blocked punts and punt returns out of nowhere would doom the Tigers. Caldwell would score 22 points in the first quarter and only have 20 yards of total offense.

 

 

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