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Tenaha’s High School Administration Building. February 7, 2018 –

Tenaha senior wideout, and defensive back, Trai Gardner has signed a letter of intention to play for the Cardinals at Trinity Valley Community College next season. Gardner was a four-year starter and he was the top scorer, with 3 touchdowns, at the Class 2A State Championship game played at the Dallas Cowboy’s AT&T Stadium last December.

Coaches, faculty, family, media, and Trai’s teammates were present for the signing on National College Signing Day. Trai is a 6’ 0”, 188 lbs. wideout who can make a difference on the field.

Trai will start with basic academics during his freshman year of college. He would like to figure out his major at a later date. His coach has plans to use him this year at the slot-receiver position on offense.

Trai said, “I will miss Tenaha, the people, team, and coaches. There’s nothing like Tenaha.”

Trai received All-State accolades this season as a wideout. He was a 4-year starter during high school.

His Uncle Chavis McCallister played at Trinity Valley College before transferring to Tarleton State in 1999-2000.

A lot of hard work goes into being successful at the college level and Trai has always been willing to chip in at chores like being the high school’s water boy while he was in junior high school.

Gardner is currently leading the Tiger’s basketball team who is tied with Shelbyville High aboard the District 22 2A leaderboard with two games left in the season.

Gardner had 56 receptions for the Tigers for 1204 yards and 18 touchdowns. He rushed 16 times for 255 yards and 4 scores.

February 7, 2018. Tenaha Administration Building -

On Wednesday, Senior Tenaha Tigers quarterback C.J. Horn signed a letter of intent to play Division III NCAA college football for the Howard Payne University Yellow Jackets, a Baptist College in Brownwood, Texas. Horn, helped guide his team to the state Division II Class 2A Championship game last December. He passed for 2940 yards and 40 touchdowns. He also rushed for 701 yards and 15 touchdowns. He only threw three interceptions this season.

Horn’s father is Head Tenaha Football Coach Craig Horn. A full cast of his family, his friends, media, faculty, and teammates were on hand for the occasion.

Horn received numerous accolades including All-State, the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A All-State recognition, as well as the Built Ford Tough Award. He was a 4-year starter during high school, one year at Hubbard High School, and three years at Tenaha.

Horn plans to major in Kinesiology while at the University. He said, “I will be looked at for multiple positions but mostly quarterback. Brownwood is a nice town and the people are down to earth.”

He went for a visit on January 28, 2018 and spoke with yellow Jackets Head Coach Braxton Harris, Offensive Coordinator Coby Gipson, as well as some of his new teammates.

Currently Horn and his basketball team are in a shared lead with Shelbyville High School in District 22 2-A conference action with two games remaining.

February 7, 2018 - Joaquin Lady Rams vs Chireno Lady Owls game is set for Friday, February 9th at 6:30 pm at Shelbyville High School. Winner will play San Augustine HS on Saturday, February 10th at 4:00 pm in Shelbyville for the District 22AA 4th place spot.

Submitted by Steven McCann, Girls Athletic Director

February 5, 2018 - Jacksonville Tennis Tournament Results:

Center HS finished 2nd overall with 13 teams participating.
Highlights include:

  • Girls A singles:  Keelan Williams - 2nd place
  • Girls B singles:  Caroline Scull - 1st place
  • Girls B doubles:  Mallory Fausett / Taylor Burch - 3rd place (not pictured)
  • Boys A singles:  Mauricio Rojas - Solis - 3rd place
  • Boys B doubles:  Joel Martinez / Vaughn Whitley - 2nd place
  • Mixed A doubles:  Alec Dykes / Mackenzie Dykes - 2nd place
  • Mixed B doubles:  Axel Luna / Caitlyn Basham - 4th place

Go Riders!!!  
Upcoming:  Kilgore Tournament 2/13

Shelbyville Dragons Gymnasium, January 30, 2018 –

The Shelbyville Dragons Varsity Basketball Team defeated the visiting Timpson Bears, by a 71-24 score on Tuesday. The Dragons outscored Timpson 35-0 at one point which saw the Dragon’s lead balloon from 29-16 with 4 minutes left in the second period, to 64-16 with 1:53 left in the third stanza. Bear Addison Brandon hit a 3-pointer which broke the Dragons scoring run and gave Timpson their only score of the third period. The Bears went in to the fourth period trailing 19-64.

Scoring was minimal in the final quarter and saw Shelbyville only outpace Timpson 7-5.

The Dragons are ranked #4 in the state, for 2A schools, in the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches poll. They are now 24-3 overall and have a 9-0 District 22 2A conference mark. They were led by Jordan Boykins with 16 points, Jakovian Buckley 13, Reece Stroud 9, Ryan Bailey 9, H’Leighen McClelland 7, Kyle Tindol 7, Cole Ferguson 5, and Kurtrick Allen had five points.

The Bears are 2-7 and were led by Dustin Pledger with 9, Gannon Braddock 5, Jordan Osby 3, Brandon Addison 3, Cody Hodge 2, and Jaden Johnson scored two points.

Shelbyville heads to Tenaha on Friday, February 2, 2018 for a 7 p.m. tipoff with the Tigers, in the Tenaha Special Events Center. Tenaha is in second place with just one conference loss.

The Bears will head to Woden (6-3) for a 7 p.m. game with the Eagles, on Friday February 2, 2018.

Shelbyville Dragons Gymnasium, January 30, 2018 –

The Timpson Lady Bears Varsity Basketball Team boosted their District 22 Class 2A record to 7-3 with a 52-21 conference win over the Shelbyville Lady Dragons, on Tuesday.

Eleven points in the first quarter by Lady Bear Jasmine Rogers helped Timpson take a 16-5 lead by the end of the opening period. Timpson out-paced Shelbyville 14-2 in the second stanza and to a 30-7 advantage in to the locker room at halftime.

Two 3-point bombs by Sara Duke helped the Lady Bears outscore the Lady Dragons 13-5 in the third frame and take a 43-12 lead in to the final period of play.

Shelbyville got a 3-pointer, from each Kenzie Murry and Jasmine Osby, which helped the Lady Dragons keep pace with the Lady Bears in the final period. Each team scored nine points in the fourth stanza and Timpson took the 52-21 district win.

Timpson was led by Jasmine Rogers with 17 points. Teammate Jaycee Campbell scored 9, Sara Duke 8, McKenzie Burgay 6, Lairea Braddock 5, Keria Deckard 5, and Claire Johnson scored two points.

Shelbyville was led by Kouja Gates with 7, Kenzie Murry 6, Jasmine Osby 3, TyKevia Blount 2, JaKaitlon Bolton 2, and Faith Ridgeway scored one point.

Timpson, Coached by Joshua Jourden, has clinched one of the four district playoff spots. The Lady Bears have a 22-7 overall record and are ranked number 23 among 2A schools.

Timpson will host the Woden Lady Eagles on Friday, February 2, 2018 at 6 p.m.

According to MaxPreps, Shelbyville is slated for a bye on Friday.

January 26, 2018 - Shelbyville Girls and Boys Senior Night will be January 30 before the varsity boys game against Timpson. JV boys will play at 5pm; varsity girls at 6pm; and varsity boys at 7:30pm. Senior parents need to be at the gym at 7pm.

Center High School. January 24, 2018 –

On Wednesday morning, Center High School held a college letter of intent signing, for senior Taylor Nichols. Nichols has been an excellent student at Center throughout her high school years. She has been a 4-year starter in multiple varsity sports including: basketball, softball, and volleyball. She will be playing softball at Bossier Parish Community College.

Taylor’s parents Freeman and Kathy Nichols were on hand for the event. Others attending the signing were media, coaches and many of her peers, who were able to be at the early morning event at Centers’ High School Library.

She will be majoring in Criminal Justice at the two-year school which is about an hour’s drive northeast of Center, in Bossier City Louisiana.

Taylor is currently very busy playing guard for the Center Roughriders basketball team. After basketball, she will jump into a softball season where she is a leader at both hitting and playing shortstop.

BPCC was established in 1967 by the Louisiana State Legislature as a two-year institution of higher learning. In 2004 they moved to a new $55 million complex on U.S. Highway 80.

January 22, 2018 - Shelbyville Basketball games for January 23, 2017

  • Varsity Girls in Shelbyville at 5pm
  • JV Boys in San Augustine at 6pm
  • Varsity Boys in San Augustine at 7:30pm

January 22, 2018 - Joaquin Youth Sports will have a meeting Tuesday, January 23rd at 6pm at Word of Faith Church in Joaquin to elect officers and discuss the upcoming year. Everyone is encouraged to attend.

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