May 25, 2017 - Rams, Roughriders, and Dragons will be represented as the nations elite 10u baseball players gather in Disney World.

From left: Ram Tanor Doggett, Roughrider Logan Horton, Roughrider Carson Crawford and Dragon Dylan Parker

Shelby county will be represented well in the Demarini Elite 32 World Series event located in Orlando, Florida Disney World. The event invites the top 32 teams in the United States to compete for the title of National Champion. These four players have committed their time and efforts since 4 years of age to achieve this dream.

Their love for the game and motivation to succeed is the driving force behind their efforts. The future is bright for Shelby County Baseball and their parents would like to thank the community for the support they have each received.

May 22, 2017 - Center's own Grant Belrose, owner of 936 CrossFit, traveled to San Antonio over the weekend to compete in the 2017 South Regional (Latin America, South West US, South Central US) CrossFit Games in San Antonio, Texas as part of the Reebok CrossFit Games.

After competing in the CrossFit Open (Area level) in February, Grant was invited to compete in the regional along with 47 more athletes from the southern United States and Latin America. The Open is the first stage of the CrossFit Games which includes hundreds of thousands of athletes competing in the worldwide, online competition.

Grant not only displayed strength and skill but also mental fortitude completing 6 workouts in 3 days.

His standings were:

Event 1 - 42nd place (For time, wearing a 20-lb weight vest: 1,200-m run; Then, 12 rounds of: 4 strict handstand push-ups, 8 chest-to-bar pull-ups, 12 squats)
Event 2 - 13th place (21-15-9 reps for time of: 80-lb Dumbbell snatches and Ring dips)

Event 3 - 19th place (For time: 100-ft (80-lb) dumbbell overhead walking lunge; 100 double-unders; 50 (30-lb) wall-ball shots; 15-ft. rope climb, 10 ascents; 50 wall-ball shots; 100 double-unders; 100-ft. dumbbell overhead walking lunge)
Event 4 - 36th place (For time: 60-ft. handstand walk; 10 toes-to-bars; 10 (150-lb) double kettlebell deadlifts; 60-ft. handstand walk; 12 toes-to-bars; 12 double kettlebell deadlifts; 60-ft. handstand walk; 14 toes-to-bars; 14 double kettlebell deadlifts; 60-ft. handstand walk; 16 toes-to-bars; 16 double kettlebell deadlifts)

Event 5 - 12th place (21-15-9 reps (80-lb. dumbbell) for time of: Muscle-ups and Single-arm overhead squats)
Event 6 - 12th place (For time: 30 / 25 cal. bike; 20 burpee (30-in) box jump-overs; 10 (150-lb) sandbag cleans)

Finishing out his final points standing in 19th place overall.

When asked what his goals for next season are he replied "next year, top 10". 

Congratulations Grant Belrose on an outstanding showing and we look forward to seeing you accomplish your next season goals.

Saturday, May 20, 2017. Shreveport Convention Center –

Nicholas Samford, of Tenaha, won the Novice Classic Physique Division of the International Federation of Body Builder’s (IFBB) Competition held at the Shreveport Convention Center last Saturday.

Samford has been weight lifting for two and a half years and decided 20 weeks ago, as a New Year’s resolution to compete in the National Qualifier event which is sponsored by the Shreveport-Bossier Sports Commission, Louisiana Governor’s Games, Caddo Parrish and IFBB Federation League.

The competition had around 110 total competitors competing in men’s and women’s competitions ranging from men’s and women’s: body building, physic, and women’s bikini categories. Most categories had divisions ranging from professional to amateur.

Samford stated, “I’m very pleased to have some success at my first event. This is hard work and to win this event was so exciting.” Samford plans to possibly compete again in August at the Sherman Classic in Galveston.

Samford is trained by longtime IFBB competitor, and coach, Bobby Smith from Center. He is also the son of Ronny and Rhonda Samford of Tenaha. He graduated from Tenaha High School in 2007 and currently works at the Eastman Chemical Plant in Longview.

May 15, 2017 - Joaquin Lady Rams will play Cross Roads in the Regional Semi-finals Playoff Game at Letourneau University on Friday, May 19th at 6pm.

May 10, 2017 - Watch the UIL Track & Field Championships! Thursday, Friday, & Saturday on the NFHS Network

May 2, 2017 - The Tenaha Tiger Boys will be competing Saturday, May 13 in the 2017 Track and Field State Meet at Mike A. Myers Stadium University of Texas at Austin in the 800m Relay race.

The 800m Relay team members who qualified for State with a seed time of 1:30.62 are Onterio Thompson, Altus Horn, Jachristopher Gardner, Jaquavion Lloyd, and Kale Page. (State Qualifiers)

Event Schedule
Saturday, May 13, 2017: 2A Girls/Boys followed by 3A Girls/Boys
Exception: Hurdles Girls then Boys*

12:00 pm - 400m Relay
12:20 pm - 800m Run
12:45 pm - 100m Girls Hurdles*
12:55 pm - 110m Boys Hurdles*
1:05 pm - 100m Dash
1:25 pm - 800m Relay
1:45 pm - 400m Dash
2:05 pm - 300m Girls Hurdles*
2:15 pm - 300m Boys Hurdles*
2:25 pm - 200m Dash
2:45 pm - 1600m Run
3:15 pm - 1600m Relay

You can watch the meet live at NFHS Network. Note: you have to pay for this if you want to watch. You can also follow live on Just click on Live Results.

Track & Field State Meet Spectator Information


Gates will open an hour before the first event each day. Ticket sales are cash or check only.  Please make checks payable to the University of Texas. ATMs are avaialble on site and outside of Gate 4 of Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Ticket Prices
All Meet Ticket (Sessions 1-5) $30.00
Sessions 4 & 5 (Saturday) $20.00
Individual Sessions - Adult $12.00
Individual Sessions - Student (ages 2+) $7.00
Coaches/Officials Ticket - All Meet (w/identification) $20.00

There will be no re-entry for single session ticket holders.

Spectator Parking

University of Texas Parking & Transportation Services administrates all parking rules and fees. Neither UT Athletics nor the UIL office has control over University parking procedures. If you have any questions about University of Texas parking procedures, please go to or email questions to A number of parking garages are within walking distance of Mike A. Myers Stadium.

Discounted Event Parking Manor Garage Only (Click & Park)

UT Parking Map - Please Reference for Specific Lot Locations

Stadium Rules

All bags carried by contestants or spectators must be checked before entering Myers Stadium.  Gates 3 and 4 will be designated for bag check of participating schools.  Personal coolers are not allowed.  Exception:  Participant coolers accompanied by an athletic trainer (one per team) from the school may contain water and/or sport drinks only.  For your safety and the safety of others, the following items are NOT allowed into the stadium:

· Umbrellas
· Strollers
· Alcohol
· Food
· Beverage Container
· Large Bags
· Backpacks
· Equipment Cases
· Banners
· Flag Poles
· Tripods

Awards Stand and Media Tent

Field Events and Running Event competitors will receive awards immediately following their event. The top three finishers will be escorted to the awards stand and media tent after the event is completed. Delays in your arrival will detract from the awards ceremony. A medal order form for the purchase of extra medals is included in the school packet.

May 3, 2017 - Joaquin ISD participated in the Special Olympics Track and Field Day on April 27, 2017 at Shelbyville ISD. Our athlete achievements are as follows:

  • Josh Hutto (7th grade) won Gold in the 50 meter and 100 meter races. Josh also won the Silver in the Javelin throw.
  • Matthew Storm (6th grade) won Silver in the 50 meter race and Silver in the Softball throw.
  • Carlie Smith won Gold in the 10m girls assisted walk.
  • J Q Smith won Silver in the 10m boys assisted walk.
  • Allison Smithhart won Silver in the girls wheelchair race and Silver in the tennis ball throw.
  • Katie Eddins won Gold in the girls 5m assisted walk and Bronze in the tennis ball throw.
  • Gracelyn Welshans won Bronze in the girls 25m race and Silver in the tennis ball throw.

We are proud of our athletes and their accomplishments!

May 1, 2017 - Joaquin Lady Rams vs. West Sabine Lady Tigers are competing in a best of three Series starting with game one on Friday, May 5th, 6:00 pm at West Sabine High School. Game two is Saturday, May 6th, 2:00 pm at Joaquin High School. Game three, if necessary, will be held thirty minutes following the end of game two. There is no charge for admission.

Friday, April 28, 2017, Nacogdoches Dragons Ballpark -  

The Joaquin Lady Rams varsity softball team limited the Latexo Lady Tigers to a single base hit, on Friday, when they took a 7-0, Game 1, bi-district win. The Lady Rams only allowed three total base runners during the contest, two runners reached due to errors in the first and seventh innings. Lady Rams’ pitcher, Lexi Hutchins struck out six batters during the one-hit playoff win.

The Lady Rams hit safely eight times during the contest and walked four times.

Lilly Welch reached base first for Joaquin when she raced to second base after an error by Latexos’ shortstop in the bottom of the first inning. She later scored on a Lexi Hutchins sacrifice fly to right field.

Lanie Stanley doubled in the third inning and Hutchins later scored her with a triple over Latexos’ rightfielder’s head. Darby Hughes scored Hutchins later in the inning when she hit safely to right field to give JHS a 3-0 advantage.

Hits by Ali Harper, Stanley, Hutchins, and Hughes helped the Lady Rams extend their lead, by four more runs, during the bottom of the sixth frame.

Lady Rams Head Coach, and Girl's Athletic Director, Stephen McCann said, “We were pleased with our team’s performance today but feel we can play better. The girls were slightly rusty today because we haven’t played a game for one and a half weeks. Lexi Hutchins pitched well today. We feel she’ll be fine and still has a lot to give. Over all we are pleased to get the win today.”

Updated: Joaquin and Latexo faced off for Game 2 on Saturday. The Lady Rams took an early 3-0 lead and extended it to 6-0 by the second inning, and 7-0 going into the fourth frame. Latexo scored two runs in the final inng but JHS held on for a 8-2 win which clinched the bi-district playoff series.

The Lady Rams will advance to the UIL Area round of the playoffs and will next play Game 1 at West Sabine on Friday, May 5, at 6 p.m.

From left: (back row) Assistant Coach Alex Cloudy, Logan Stoddard, Richard Hughes, Wyatt Reneau, Giovanny Garcia, Sean Slowikowski, Jakelen Tutt, Makedric Collins, Head Coach Tracy Bolton (front Row) Jeleel Blount, Christian Jernigan, Austin Colle, Justin Garcia, Keandric Collins, Zaccheus Caraway, and Gray Hancock.

April 28, 2017 - The Garrison High School boys varsity track team has had a great success this year under Head Coach Tracy Bolton and Assistant Coach Alex Cloudy. Almost all of the varsity boys team has qualified for Regionals. They will be competing Friday and Saturday, April 28th and 29th at the Region III 3A Track Meet at Clyde Hart Track and Field Stadium at Baylor University in Waco, Texas.

April 27, 2017 - Joaquin Bi-District Baseball Playoffs, Joaquin vs Chireno, is set for Friday, May 5th at Nacogdoches High School. Game one starts at 5pm. Game two starts 30 minutes later. Game three, if necessary, is set for Saturday, May 6th at 11am. Gate prices are Adults $5, Children $3, and will accept All Passes.