Sports

Wed
28
Nov

Thirteen Tigers named to All-District teams

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Thirteen LaSalle High School Tigers were recently named to the District 3-1A All-District teams. Even though the Tigers suffered season ending injuries to some of its players, and others were forced to miss some games because of injuries, the Tigers still finished the season ranked at Number 17 in the state. Their district finish and record qualified them for the state playoffs again this year. Tigers named to the All-District teams include:

 

 

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Wed
21
Nov

LC Lady Wildcat Girls Basketball Camp at TCA

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Five Louisiana College Lady Wildcat Basketball players, along with Coach Matt Lebato and Assistant Coach Jasmine Anderson, taught the Temple Christian Academy Lady Eagles about the importance of teamwork and perseverance during the recent LC Lady Wildcat Girls Basketball Camp at TCA in Jena. Those shown are: front row (left to right) Heidi Crawford, Alexis Lege, Lily LaCroix, Kaylee Daniel, Avery Finley and Kourtney McGhee; middle row (l to r) Grace Wheeler, Ayva Ford, Adassah Kimbrough, Noel Kimbrough, Brinkley Comeaux, Jada Hallmark, Hallie Crawford, Braylie Poole and Kaylee Kemp and back row (l to r) Jayla Landrum, Gracie LaCroix, Adrianna Hedgemon, LC Coach Matt Lebato, Kaitlyn Walker, Jewellia Champlin, Kaidie Poole, Assistant Coach Jasmine Anderson and TCA Coach Codie LaCroix.

 

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Wed
21
Nov

Jena Giants great season comes to an end in 2nd round of playoffs

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The Jena Giants played in the 2nd round of the playoffs this past Friday night. The #12 Giants were on the road in Farmerville, Louisiana getting ready to take on the #5 Union Parish Farmers. Both teams came into the game with 9-2 records after blowing out their 1st round opponents.

The Giants were trying to pull off the upset and make it to the quarterfinal round for the 1st time in 18 seasons. It would be a tall task for the Giants as Union Parish is one of the premiere programs in the North Louisiana area.

 

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Wed
14
Nov

Giants blow out South Beauregard 49-0 to advance to second round of playoffs

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By Austin Whatley

The Jena Giants had a home playoff game last week as for the 4th year in a row the Giants earned a home game in the 1st round of the Class 3A state playoffs. The Giants finished the regular season as district champs and their 8 wins earned them the #12 seed in the playoffs.

The Giants opponent would come from the southwest part of the state as they would take on the #21 South Beauregard Golden Knights. South Beauregard would come in with a 5-5 record but during the week many of the predictions were that the Golden Knights would pull off the upset.

South Beauregard is a very similar team to the Westlake team that came to Jena a year ago and upset the Giants in the 1st round of the playoffs. The Jena Giants senior class remembered how it felt to be upset like that and they vowed to make it sure it didn’t happen again.

 

 

Wed
14
Nov

JHS football team aids in cleanup

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For the past four years of high school, senior Shaun Todd has watched as large crowds of football supporters fill the stands each Friday night in support of the Giants - whether at home or on the road.

He has witnessed how those crowds have helped the team in crucial situations and close games to help secure a victory. Todd has also seen how the community supports the Giants off the field, from part-time jobs at local businesses, to helping them with funds to get needed equipment.

 

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Wed
07
Nov

Teacher’s pay in state below southern average

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By Sheridan Wall & Charlotte Bellotte LSU Manship School News Service

Danielle Couturier, an elementary teacher in suburban New Orleans, gets to school at 7 a.m. and often works on lesson plans until 10 p.m. But the 15-hour days are not enough to make ends meet. She also teaches summer school for extra pay.
Couturier, who has a master’s degree and 16 years of experience, makes $46,000 a year. After the first of her three children was born, she had to waitress on the weekends to earn more money.
“We put our blood sweat and tears and our whole hearts into this,” she said. “I don’t feel valued. I never have. But, I’m okay with that because that’s not why I do it.”

 

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Wed
07
Nov

Giants win third district title in four years with win over Bolton

By Austin Whatley

The Giants had their annual homecoming game this past Friday. The Bolton Bears would be the opponent for the Giants as they were trying to win their 3rd district title in 4 years. The Giants would also be trying to secure a top 16 ranking in the playoffs so they could have a home playoff game for the 4th straight year. Bolton would come in much improved over the last couple of seasons as Coach Mark Teague has done a great job of trying to rebuild the program. The Bears came in with a 3-6 record which was the most wins they have had in 4 years.

 

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Wed
07
Nov

JHS Hall of Fame inductees honored

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A capacity crowd was on hand last Thursday night for the annual Jena High School Alumni Association’s banquet at which three former JHS graduates and one TGP graduate were inducted into the JHS Hall of Fame.
The banquet was held at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Jena with W. B. “Bo” McCartney serving as Master of Ceremonies. After a brief welcome, Boy Scout Troop 14 presented the colors and led in saying the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag, and Ron Carr led in singing the Alma Mater.
Before the meal, JHS graduate Rev. Johnnie Phillips, pastor of United Baptist Church, gave the invocation and blessed the food. At the close of the program, Rev. Truman Stagg, pastor of Nolley Memorial Methodist Church, gave the benediction.

 

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Tue
30
Oct

Giants defense holds on to win 21-20 at Caldwell

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By Austin Whatley

This past week the Giants traveled to Columbia to take on the Caldwell Spartans in what has become a pretty good rivalry game for the Giants the past few seasons. Last season saw a matchup of undefeated teams that was watched by the biggest crowd to ever watch a game at Guy Campbell Memorial Stadium.

Last year’s game was for the district championship and it ended with Shaun Todd catching a 30 yard touchdown pass from Lamar Farris in the final minute of the game to give the Giants a 29-26 win.

The Giants came into the game last Friday winners of 5 of the last 6 matchups between the two teams and on a 4 game winning streak in the series. This year would be no different as Caldwell would come into the game with a 7-1 and 3-0 district record while the Giants came in with a 6-2 and a 2-1 district record.

 

 

 

Tue
30
Oct

Win two tickets to Saints/Eagles game

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The Jena High School Alumni Association is raffling off two tickets to the New Orleans Saints and Philadelphia Eagles game on November 18th at the Superdome in New Orleans. The game begins at noon.

The winner will receive two executive skybox suite tickets, as well as a $150.00 Visa gift card. Drawing for the winner will be held during the annual JHS Alumni Association banquet, planned for tomorrow night, November 1, 2018, at the Family Life Center of First Baptist Church in Jena.

 

 

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