Sports

Wed
07
Mar

Lady Giants pick up three big wins at Grant tourney

By Austin Whatley

The Lady Giants started their softball season a couple of weeks ago. The Lady Giants come into the season with some high hopes after their great season last year that saw them go all the way to the semifinal round of the Class 3A state playoffs.

Jena Head Coach Sarah Roark returns a core group of senior leaders in KayeLea Dearmon, Kat Wilson, Cat Bailey, and Tiondria Brown who will look to get back to the playoffs this season.

The Lady Giants have already got off to a good start as they have picked some big wins over Sterlington, Winnfield, Buckeye, and Natchitoches Central. The Lady Giants had a good weekend this past weekend as they picked up three wins at the Grant Tournament. The Lady Giants record is currently 4-2 on the season. 

 

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Mon
26
Feb

Giants season comes to an end in 1st round of playoffs

By Austin Whatley

The Jena Giants participated in the Louisiana state playoffs this past week. The Giants earned the 14 seed after finishing the regular season with a 16-13 record.

The Giants’ opponent would be the #19 Donaldsonville Tigers. The Giants would earn a home playoff game by being in the top 16 of the rankings. Last season the Giants earned the #7 seed but were upset at home by #26 Port Allen.

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Mon
26
Feb

Tigers fall in playoff game

By Greg Jones

The LaSalle High School Tiger basketball team had to travel for the opening round of the LHSAA basketball playoffs.

The Tigers traveled to Delhi to take on the #2 Class 1A team in the first round of state playoffs on Tuesday night of last week.

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Mon
19
Feb

Lady Tigers fall in first round of State Playoffs

By Greg Jones

 

The LaSalle Lady Tigers made the long trip to White Castle High School for the LHSAA 1A Playoffs in Girls Basketball. The girls were prepped and ready for the daunting task of trying to take down a high seed team on the road. They received the news last Monday around noon that they would be the 19th seed in the playoff tournament and would be traveling around the Baton Rouge area to take on White Castle High School.

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Mon
19
Feb

LaSalle’s

LaSalle’s AnnaBeth Pitman (45) blocks a pass by a White Castle player to get the steal during the playoff game last week near Baton Rouge

 

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Tue
13
Feb

Giants blow out Marksville to move into a tie for second place in district

By Austin Whatley

The Giants came into this week looking to pick up two big district wins at home to keep them in the top 16 of the power rankings. The top 16 teams that go into the playoffs earn a home game for the 1st round of the playoffs.

On Tuesday the Giants would welcome the Marksville Tigers to town. Marksville defeated the Giants in a close game earlier in the season and came in at 2nd place and one game ahead of the Giants in the district standings.

 

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Tue
13
Feb

“7-11 Connection” signs football scholarships

It was a historic day last Wednesday at Jena High School as one of the most exciting duos in Giant history signed full football scholarships to continue playing at the next level.

Seniors Lamar Farris and Jaray Jenkins once again shared the spotlight as they signed letters of intent to play football at Trinity Valley Community College near Dallas, TX, and Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, respectfully.

 

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Mon
05
Feb

LaSalle’s MariJane Skinner

LaSalle’s MariJane Skinner (33) reaches and strips a ball from a Northwood player during the district game Tuesday night, January 30. The Lady Tigers lost the game 63-47 and will play their final regular season game Thursday night, February 8, at Block.

 

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Mon
05
Feb

The Jena High Baseball

The Jena High Baseball coaching staff and team raised nearly $7,000 through their first annual First Pitch Banquet and Fundraiser held on January 27 at Jena First Baptist Church’s fellowship hall. All proceeds received from the dinner, silent auction, raffle items and donations go toward funding for the JHS Baseball program.

Mon
29
Jan

LaSalle Lady Tiger

LaSalle Lady Tiger MariJane Skinner (30) shoots from underneath the basket during the LaSalle vs St Mary home game last week. The game resulted in a 63 to 33 loss for the Lady Tigers. LaSalle goes up against Logansport at home in Olla on Tuesday (February 6).

 

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