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Mon
22
May

LaSalle Tiger Cullen Wise introduces himself to the crowd as fellow Tiger Avery Reed receives a medallion from Joe Rachal with LEDD

LaSalle Tiger Cullen Wise introduces himself to the crowd as fellow Tiger Avery Reed receives a medallion from Joe Rachal with LEDD (LaSalle Economic Development District) in the Dixie Center Courtyard during the “Sweep the Diamond Celebration” on Friday evening in Olla. The celebration was held in honor of the LaSalle High baseball and softball teams winning state titles and included a parade, banquet, door prizes, a DJ and a presentation of commemorative medallions and t-shirts.

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Mon
15
May

LaSalle Lady Tigers win 2017 Class 1A State Championship

By Greg Jones

The LaSalle Lady Tigers showed up at the 2017 Fastpitch 96 Tournament with one thing on their minds: leaving with a State Championship. That goal came to pass with a resounding BOOM on Saturday night as the Lady Tigers fought South Cameron, Oak Grove, and even Mother Nature to bring home the title.

The unbelievable trip began Wednesday at noon, as the Lady Tigers boarded the bus for Sulphur. The students and faculty were lining the sidewalk cheering on the girls as they departed the school. There was a scheduled practice time later that afternoon in Sulphur and the girls did not want to miss a chance to practice on the fields where the battle would take place.

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Mon
15
May

Holy Cow! What a Win!

By Greg Jones

For the second time in as many weeks LaSalle High School athletics took over Sulphur, Louisiana, along with crowds of supporters poised to bring home the crown jewel for High School sports.

The LaSalle Tigers baseball team left the school Wednesday around noon headed to McMurray Park for their scheduled practice time. The Tigers would be preparing to take on Oberlin High School in the LHSAA 1A Semi-Final baseball action. LaSalle would not play around long in this game.

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Mon
08
May

LaSalle Tigers head to Semi-finals in Sulphur

The #4 LaSalle Tigers are making history, reaching the semi-finals in the state baseball playoffs for the second time in the history of the school.

The Tigers will be in Sulphur on Thursday to meet #9 Oberlin in the semi-final matchup, after defeating #13 East Iberville 11-0 in the regionals, and #5 Delta Charter 12-2 in the quarterfinals.

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Mon
01
May

Jena Giants’ great season ends in 2nd round of “State Playoffs”

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Giants played their first round playoff game this past week. The Giants earned the #13 seed and would play #20 Kaplan in Jena for their first round game.

The Giants would not waste any time jumping out to a lead as they would score 7 runs in the 1st inning and then 6 runs in the 2nd inning to take a 13-0 lead into the 3rd inning. The Giants would add one run in the 4th inning. That would be all the Giants would need as two Jena pitchers would combine for a 5 inning no-hitter.

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Mon
01
May

Jena Lady Giants’ great season comes to an end in semi-finals of State Playoffs

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Lady Giants made a trip to Sulphur for the 4th time in 5 years this past weekend. In their previous three trips to Sulphur the Lady Giants won a game in Sulphur in two of the three years with their best performance coming in the 2014 season in which they finished as the state runner ups.

The Lady Giants made it to Sulphur in the first year of head coach Sarah Roark despite having one of the toughest schedules in the state. The Lady Giants earned the trip to Sulphur by defeating Jewell Sumner 2-1 in the 2nd round of the playoffs. In the quarterfinal round the Lady Giants would play #3 Caldwell Parish. The Lady Giants defeated Caldwell 14-10 earlier in the year.

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Mon
01
May

State Champions

Lady Tigers Claim 1A State Title

The LaSalle High School Lady Tigers won the coveted State Championship for Class 1A on Saturday at the 2017 Allstate Sugar Bowl/LHSAA Softball State Tournament at Frasch Park in Sulphur. LaSalle beat D’Arbonne Woods Charter 15 to 0 on Thursday, South Cameron 16 to 0 on Saturday morning and Oak Grove 6 to 2 on Saturday evening in the final game for the title.

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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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