Sports

Wed
22
Apr

Banners of seniors displayed in Jena

Banners of seniors displayed in Jena

Jena Mayor LaDawn Edwards knows how special the senior year of high school is. As a 1980 graduate of Jena High School her heart was broken last week when she learned the senior class of 2020 would not be able to return to school this year.

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Wed
22
Apr

High school baseball/softball seniors honored

High school baseball/softball seniors honored
High school baseball/softball seniors honored
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The two parish high school’s baseball and softball teams had their seasons abruptly ended back on March 16 due to the coronavirus pandemic that closed all public schools and activities.

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Wed
15
Apr

High school spring sports are canceled

The Louisiana High School Athletic Association (LHSAA) announced last Thursday they have decided to cancel all high school spring sports, including all championships, because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

LHSAA Executive Director Eddie Bonine said in a press release last week the decision was hard to make but the association had to abide by Governor John Bel Edwards executive order regarding the extension of the Stay at Home order and keeping schools closed until April 30.

 

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Wed
15
Apr

LHS All-State All-Academic

LHS All-State All-Academic

LaSalle High Senior Basketball players Kade Hillestad and Kinsey Long were recipients of the Louisiana State High School Athletic Association All-State All-Academic 4.0 Composite Basketball Team Honorees.

Both Hillestad and Long have a 4.0 GPA and played every sport all four years of high school. Only a few dozen other players in the state received this honor as well.

The athletes were scheduled to be honored at the 2020 March Madness Basketball State Championship games on March 14 at Burton Coliseum in Lake Charles, but the event was canceled due to the response to COVID-19.

 

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Wed
08
Apr

Treasures found when turkey hunting

Treasures found when turkey hunting
Treasures found when turkey hunting

We’re sitting here on the cusp of one of my favorite times of year. Its spring; dogwoods and azaleas are blooming, everything is turning green, except for the yellow dust that falls like a heavy mist from my pine trees. I’ve already had to break out the lawn mower so, yes, it is spring.

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Wed
08
Apr

Turkey season is now open

Turkey season is now open

Turkey hunting season began last Saturday, April 4, in Louisiana and the Louisiana Department of Wildlife and Fisheries (LDWF) wants to remind hunters to use social distancing practices due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Wed
01
Apr

Regional 4-H shooting sports competition

Regional 4-H shooting sports competition

What is one sport where it does not matter if you are not the fastest, the strongest, a boy or girl and no one “sits on the bench?”

Shooting sports is one of the most popular programs in Louisiana 4-H Youth Development. With a spot at the state competition on the line, more than a thousand youth registered for nearly 1,400 events in the Northern Regional 4-H Shooting Sports competition held March 3-8, 2020 in Grand Cane and Shreveport.

After earning herself a national championship title in smallbore rifle last year, Erin Wilkinson of Jena High 4-H, set her sights on the national air rifle competition at the regional competition. For her first year in air rifle, Erin placed 1st overall at the regional competition. Wilkinson’s highlights of the competition include first place in silhouette, second place in NRA 3P, and third place in standing competition to qualify her for the 4-H State Match.

 

 

Wed
01
Apr

Basketball All-District

Basketball All-District

Nine LaSalle Parish high school basketball players were recently selected to their All-District teams for eleven positions and one parish coach was selected as Coach of the Year.

Jena High School Basketball Head Coach Ikey Ray was chosen as the District 3-3A Coach of the Year after leading his Giants to a District Championship and deep into the playoffs.

The Giants also placed six players on the team, including the District 3-3A Most Valuable Player.

Devante Jack was selected as the District’s MVP and was also placed on the district’s First Team.

 

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Wed
25
Mar

LaSalle Lady Tiger

LaSalle Lady Tiger

LaSalle Lady Tiger Aezlyn Guin (34) catches a throw from fellow Lady Tiger Kylee Hillestad (4) for an out on first base during the recent LaSalle vs Harrisonburg away game.

 

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Wed
25
Mar

CLIP applications are being accepted

Applications are being accepted for the Central Louisiana Instructional Partnership, a paid teacher residency program that develops middle school math and science teachers for high-needs schools in Central Louisiana. The deadline to apply for the CLIP cohort slated to begin in summer 2020 is March 30.

Applicants selected for the CLIP residency program will complete a 15-month accelerated graduate program of study culminating in a Master of Arts in Teaching degree from Northwestern State University and a professional teaching certification.

CLIP residents receive full tuition and an additional $36,000 stipend during their residency. Residents agree to teach in a Central Louisiana school for at least three years after they graduate.

 

 

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