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Wed
03
Apr

LaSalle Tigers drop to 7-1 in District 3-1A standings

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The LaSalle Tigers would take a couple on the chin this last week and one of those losses would be in district play. The Tigers still sit in the #9 position in the state power points and 9-7 overall. This would put them one game behind St Mary’s in district standings, but with two games with St. Mary’s coming up this week that could all change soon. Recap of Last Week

Wed
27
Mar

Lady Giants blow out Peabody to pick up another district win

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The Jena Lady Giants came into this past week with some momentum as they started district play with two wins. It would be a big week for the Lady Giants who are currently in the #16-20 range of the power rankings. The Lady Giants would love to get into the top 16 as that would mean they would get a home playoff game in the 1st round of the playoffs.

On Tuesday the Lady Giants played the Peabody Warhorses at home. The Lady Giants would not waste any time putting away the Lady Warhorses as they scored 19 first inning runs and beat Peabody 25-0 in three innings.

Brooklyn Burlew led the Lady Giants with 3 RBIs. Alyssa Howard picked up the win as she pitched two scoreless no hit innings while striking out two.

 

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Wed
27
Mar

Jena Giants cited for success

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What Jena High School Head Coach Jay Roark has done with the football program has been nothing short of spectacular. Since he has been hired in 2012, every year, the Giants have just gotten better and better. They have improved as a program so much that they are one of the top programs in the Cenla area. Since he has been there, you can see the development as the Giants finished 5-5 in 2012, 5-6 in 2013, and 6-5 in 2014 to dramatically improving over the last four seasons at 11-1 in 2015, 9-3 in 2016, 10-1 in 2017, and 9-2 in 2018. It also helps that the program has had some of its best talent to go through in nearly a decade. Players like TE Parker Fink (Northwestern State), WR JaRay Jenkins (LSU), QB Lamar Farris (Trinity Valley Community College), etc. have all signed at the college level during that time.

Wed
20
Mar

LaSalle Tigers baseball now 4-0 in district play

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The LaSalle Tigers have roared out to a 4-0 start in District 3-1A competition. The format for this year’s contests are that teams will play each school in the same week.

For instance, LaSalle vs. Montgomery on Tuesday, then on Thursday of the same week, Montgomery vs. LaSalle. This format was voted on by the coaches at the first district meeting of the school year.

LaSalle has beat Montgomery twice and Northwood-Lena twice thus far in district play. LaSalle Tigers are currently 6-5 overall and sitting at #11 in Power Points. This week’s contest will be against Logansport on Tuesday and Thursday. These will be great games, as Logansport sits at 3-1 in district play.

 

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Wed
20
Mar

LaSalle Lady Tigers sitting in #1 position

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The LaSalle Lady Tigers are currently sitting in the #1 spot in power points in 1A. This is largely behind the power of this year’s offense and the pitching of Junior, Taylor Snow.

Here’s a recap of this season thus far:

• 2/24 Against Franklin Parish at the Polar Bear Classic, Anna Beth Pitman and Taylor Snow each homered in the game, leading to a 13-6 victory over 4A Franklin Parish

• 3/1 Against 5A powerhouse Ouachita Parish, LHS dropped the contest, 5-2. But the Lady Tigers had some great things happen. Lexi Snoddy hit a home run and Taylor Snow struck out 7 in this game.

• 3/2 Lady Tigers traveled to Grant High School to take on Delta Charter. Carli Estis had a great game at the plate, driving in 6 runs with 2 home runs. The Lady Tigers defeated Delta Charter 18-0 in a 5 inning contest.

 

Wed
13
Mar

Giants start season on a roll; district action to begin soon

The Jena Giants baseball team has started their 2019 season on a roll as they have won 9 of their first 10 games.

The Giants were even impressive in their only loss of the season as they lost a one run game to the #1 team in Class 3A, the Sterlington Panthers.

They have had a knack for winning close games in extra innings as four of their wins have come in extra innings. The Giants have also picked up some wins against some very good teams like Eunice, Buckeye, Pineville, and ASH.

 

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Wed
13
Mar

Jena Lady Giants start district play this week

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The Jena Lady Giants softball team started the district part of their schedule this week as they played at Bolton on Tuesday and Thursday they will travel to Marksville to take on the Lady Tigers as District 3-3A continues.

The Lady Giants have played a tough schedule and have gotten off to a slow start to the season. They are currently 3-5 on the season with some good wins against Buckeye and Winnfield.

The five losses have come to some very good teams and have been close losses. The Lady Giants lost a couple of one run games to Sterlington and Pineville. Also, all of the Lady Giants losses have come to teams that were in the playoffs last season.

 

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Wed
06
Mar

Lady Giants look to reload, make another playoff run

Last season the Lady Giants’ season came to an end in the semifinal round of the class 3A state playoffs. The Lady Giants have made it a yearly routine to make a run in the playoffs.

Last season the Lady Giants came in as the #11 seed and upset #6 Albany and #3 Sterlington before losing to #2 Pine Prairie 2-0 in the semifinals.

The Lady Giants have lost some great senior classes over the years and instead of having to rebuild they always reload and have another great season.

This season the Lady Giants will look to do the same as they will look to fill in the gaps left over from the senior starters from last season.

 

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Wed
06
Mar

Jena Giants looking to defend 3-3A district title

Last season saw the Jena Giants win the district 3-3A title and win their first round playoff game before seeing their season come to an end in the second round of the state playoffs.

With the Giants returning most of their starters from last year’s team, the Giants look to be the favorites to defend their district title this season. The Giants have a tough schedule this year as they look to prepare themselves for the playoffs.

The Giants have gotten off to a good start as they have started with 4 wins with two of them over 4A schools. The Giants defeated Buckeye 8-5 and defeated Grant 5-2.

 

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Wed
27
Feb

Tips to “Keep the Beat” going shared by BC/BS

February is American Heart Month, and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is promoting awareness of heart disease and how Louisianians can delay or prevent it.

“Heart disease is the leading cause of death for men and women in the United States,” said Dr. Vindell Washington, Blue Cross executive vice president and chief medical officer.

“While people 65 and older tend to be at a higher risk, heart health is something to be mindful of at any age.”

With rising rates of obesity and high blood pressure nationwide, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is reporting increasing cases of heart disease among younger people.

 

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