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Obituaries

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Robert “T-Bob” Cassels, Jr., 78, of the Rosefield Community, passed from this life on Sunday, Sep

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Chuckey Marvin Foley, 57, of Orlando, Florida and a native of Jena, LA, passed away to be with th

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Shirley Beth Hatten, 77, of Jena, passed from this life on Friday, September 14, 2018, at the LaS

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Mary Parker Valentine Taylor, 94, of the Belah Community near Jena, passed from this life on Wedn

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

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Mon
24
Apr

Lady Giants and Lady Tigers headed to State Tournament

The softball teams from both high schools in the parish have punched their tickets to the “Big Party” in Sulphur and will be playing in the Allstate Sugar Bowl/ LHSAA Softball Tournament at Frasch Park this week.

The LaSalle Lady Tigers, ranked as the state’s No. 1 team in Class 1A defeated the Block Lady Bears in Olla last Thursday, 15-0, to earn a berth in the state tournament.

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Mon
24
Apr

Giants end season on 4-game winning streak to earn 1st round home playoff gamethe

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Giants had a busy week this past week as they played 4 games to finish up their regular season schedule. The Giants were looking to finish the season on a strong note to improve their playoff seed and go into the playoffs with some momentum.

On Tuesday the Giants played the Avoyelles Mustangs on senior night. The Giants honored their four seniors Parker Fink, Darian Jones, Craig Walker, and Casey Valentine. The game would turn into a pitcher’s duel as the Giants took a 2-1 lead into the bottom of the 5th inning.

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Mon
24
Apr

Lady Giants defeat Jewel Sumner 2-1 to punch their ticket to Sulphur

By Austin Whatley

The first round of the Class 3A state softball playoffs started on Monday as #27 Eunice traveled to take on #6 Jena. Amber Arvie would be in the circle for Eunice as she went up against Kat Wilson for Jena.

Jena would get on the board in the bottom of the first as Tamia and Tiondria Brown would score on a wild pitch to give the Lady Giants a 2-0 lead. The Lady Giants would extend their lead to 3-0 later on in the inning after an RBI double by Peyton Hebron.

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Mon
17
Apr

Two JHS seniors sign with LC

Two Jena High seniors Gracie LaCroix and Qwaniqua Howard signed last week to play in their respective sports for Louisiana College in Pineville.

Both LaCroix and Howard signed non-binding forms to compete in track and field as well as LaCroix signing to play basketball. The signing was celebrated by family and friends with refreshments at the JHS Home Ec Cottage.

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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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