Sports

Wed
28
Aug

LDWF warns public not to feed alligators

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The high waters around the state this spring and summer have resulted in more alligator sightings. The Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) Alligator Program warns the public not to feed them as doing so can create a potentially dangerous situation for you and others who utilize the water.

When alligators are fed by humans, they start associating people with an easy food source, bringing them in much closer proximity to people than they normally would. This can lead to increased opportunity for dangerous conflict between people and alligators. Simply put, they may see humans as source of food once they become accustomed to being fed, according LDWF experts.

 

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Wed
28
Aug

Giants play well at Many scrimmage; play in Bayou Jamboree this Thursday

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The Jena Giants football team come into this season in kind of a rebuilding/reloading year after losing 11 senior starters from last year’s team. They also lost the most winningest senior class in school history. But with the way that Jena head coach Jay Roark has built the program instead of looking to rebuild they just reload.

This offseason was one of the best for Giants as they had great attendance to summer workouts as the new batch of Giants look to make their mark on the program. The Giants return a couple of senior starters from last year’s team that should help in reloading as senior running back Trelon Jones, senior wide receiver Cameron Jackson, senior linebacker Daniel Moss, and senior linebacker Wesley Humphries return as three year starters.

 

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Wed
21
Aug

Another Giant signs to play college ball

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The list of Jena Giants who have signed to play at the collegiate level continues to grow. Last week, Jena High’s all-star, multisport standout, 2019 graduate Shaun Todd signed his name to play baseball at Texas College in Tyler, Texas.

Todd, who dominated in football, basketball, and baseball during his years at Jena High and could have played any of the three at the next level, ultimately chose baseball as his ticket to earn his college degree.

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Wed
14
Aug

LaSalle Tigers face tough schedule

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For LaSalle Tiger Head Football Coach Derek White, the key to a successful season in one of his toughest schedules ever is simple: No turnovers!

“We literally lost the first three games of last year due to turnovers,” White said in an exclusive interview last week. “That seemed to set the stage for our entire season as we gave the ball away more than we had it.”

The Tigers, which finished last year with an overall record of 5-6 and a District 3-1A record of 3-2, lost in the first round of the playoffs against Slaughter Community Charter.

 

 

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Wed
14
Aug

Giants working to keep tradition alive

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Eighth year Jena Giant Head Football Coach Jay Roark has overseen one of the most dramatic program turnarounds in recent years. Under his leadership, the Giant football team has gone from everybody wanting to schedule them for homecoming games (for an easy win), to today, when hardly anybody wants to schedule them at all.

“I am so thankful for the success this program has achieved, and I’m telling you it’s not just me, it’s everyone involved, but at the same time we find ourselves having to schedule tougher and tougher schools because others don’t want to play us,” he said during an exclusive interview last week.

 

 

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Wed
07
Aug

Kids key to success of local banquet

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Outdoors

It’s unfortunate but it’s a fact. The number of youngsters who eventually become hunters is in a slow fall. Why is that?

Greg Patterson with Ducks Unlimited put his finger on one of the main problems…”To recruit new hunters, it takes hunting families. I was introduced to it by my father; he was introduced to it by his father. When you have boys and girls without a hunter in the household, it’s tough to give them the experience.”

The U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service reports that the number of hunters age 16 and older declined 10% between 1996 and 2006.

 

 

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Wed
31
Jul

Loss of special friends trigger memories

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It has been a double whammy for me this week. First, my editor for over 40 years, Buddy Davis, passed away. So many words by Buddy plugging Lincoln Parish sports have been written along with glowing accolades offered by friends from around the country. What an honor it was for me to get to work with this special guy for all those years. As I mourned his passing, I received another jolt this weekend about an auto accident that claimed the life of 87 year old Milton May.

For almost as many years as I worked with Buddy Davis, Milton and I hunted together and he has been featured in some of those articles I sent to Buddy for his approval and inclusion in the paper.

 

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Wed
24
Jul

Olla team places 3rd in District…

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Wed
24
Jul

Two LHS Tigers sign to play college baseball

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Two LaSalle High School baseball players signed letters of intent last week to play baseball at the next level.

Recent graduates Blake May and Hunter Sims held an official signing ceremony Wednesday afternoon at LaSalle High where they signed their names to play baseball at Champion Christian College in Hot Springs, Arkansas.

 

 

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Wed
24
Jul

National Champion

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Erin Jane Wilkinson, a senior at Jena High School, represented Louisiana 4-H at the National Shooting Sports Competition held in Grand Island, Nebraska, June 23-28.

 

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