Sports

Wed
24
Apr

LaSalle High Bass Club wins Regional Tourney

The LaSalle High Bass Club came away with several awards at the 2019 ALBC District 3 Regional Bass Club Tournament including a championship and second place for overall biggest bass. The teams fished their lake of choice with a weigh-in at Lake Buhlow in Alexandria.

The club’s Gold Team were named District 3 Regional Champions at the tournament after they bested 22 other six-man teams to come out on top. Gold team members include Wyatt Johnson, Kade Hillestad, Ian Williams, Parker Aycock, Hunter Sims and Ryan Foy.

 

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Wed
24
Apr

Giants win back to back District Championships

The Jena Giants came into this past week not only looking to improve their power ranking for the playoffs but also looking to win their second consecutive district championship. Last season the Giants came into the final week of the season with the district lead and only needing to beat the Caldwell Spartans to clinch the district championship.

The Giants beat Caldwell at home to win the district championship. This season the Giants would be in the same situation as they would go into the final week only needing to beat the Spartans once to clinch the district championship.

 

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Wed
17
Apr

Bad weather gets best of baseball schedule

The LaSalle Tigers were only able to get in 4 innings of baseball this past week as terrible weather set in and cancelled games. The Tigers were able to host the Jena Giants, but in the fourth inning with the Giants leading 4-3 the bottom fell out and the game was suspended.

The guys will look to bounce back this week as they will continue district 3-1A play as they host Block for a double header in this week in Olla. That will wrap up the district play for the Tigers and the Playoffs are just around the corner.

 

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Wed
17
Apr

LaSalle Lady Tigers defeat Lady Giants

The LaSalle Lady Tigers took it to the Jena Lady Giants in a tune up game before the playoffs were to start. Taylor Snow was in the circle for the Lady Tigers and allowed 4 runs on 6 hits, striking out 5 on the night.

The Lady Tigers’ bats were hot as they homered 3 times in this game as Carli Estis, Taylor Snow, and AnnaBeth Pitman all had home runs. The Lady Tigers collected 9 hits on the game with Sidni Laird and AnnaBeth Pitman having multiple hits.

The Lady Tigers had a bye in the first round of the state playoffs and will look to move on to the Quarterfinals as they will host Northwood-Lena in the second round.

 

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Wed
10
Apr

Giants stay undefeated in district with two wins

The Jena Giants played three more games this past week. The Giants came into the week as the only undefeated team in district play and a two game lead in the district standings over Caldwell.

On Monday the Giants played a non-district game against Glenmora. The Giants scratched together enough hits to pick up a 5-2 win. Shaun Todd and Jaidikus Johnson both had 2 hits each as Johnson also had an RBI.

Barrett Keene also had a double and 2 RBIs. Keene also picked up the win for the Giants as he pitched 6 innings giving up 2 runs on 3 hits with 4 strike outs.

 

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Wed
10
Apr

Lady Giants start playoffs this week

The Lady Giants played four more games this past week. The Lady Giants came into the week trying to improve their power ranking as much as they can as they will finish up their regular season on Tuesday of this week and find out who they will be playing in the playoffs on Wednesday.

This past Monday the Lady Giants traveled to take on the Grant Lady Cougars. The Lady Giants would have a chance in the final inning with the bases loaded and down by two runs but couldn’t convert as they lost 5-3.

Nana Wilson had 3 hits in the game while Alyssa Howard and Kennedy Norris had 2 hits each.

 

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Wed
03
Apr

LaSalle Lady Tigers finish week at 4-0 in district 3-1A

The LaSalle Lady Tigers finished this week 3-1 and none of these games were district contest. The Lady Tigers are 16-5 overall and 4-0 in District 3-1A play. They also hold down the number 1 position in 1A powerpoints. The Lady Tigers are starting to get some respect around the Cenla area as they are ranked #4 in the Cenla top 10. This ranking is of all classes around the Cenla area.

Recap of last week

Wed
03
Apr

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

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

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

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.

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