Center High School, May 3, 2018 –

The Roughriders have now moved on to the Area Round of the UIL Baseball Playoffs after they beat Gladewater 15-2 in Game 2 on Saturday, May 5, 2018.

The Center Roughriders opened up their post-season baseball playoffs with a 4-1 Game 1 win over the Gladewater Bears on Thursday. The game was scheduled to be played at neutral Tatum High School but was moved to Centers’ Horseshoe Ballpark due to inclement weather. Game two of the best-of-three game series is now scheduled to be played at Gladewater High School, on Saturday, May 5, 2018 at 1 p.m. If needed, Game 3 will follow immediately after Game 2.

Senior Roughrider pitcher Jaxon Covington pitched the entire day for Center and recorded ten strikeouts while only allowing four total baserunners. He struck out all three Bears batters he faced in the top of the second and fifth innings.

Center enjoyed a 7-3 hitting advantage and the ‘Riders held a 4-1 advantage in gaining free bases.

The Roughriders, Head Coached by Kelly Spann, are now 20-5 for the season. One more win in the series will give them the bi-district title between District 16 4A and District 15.

Center gained a 2-0 advantage in the bottom of the second inning when Logan Mitchell singled with one out. Jaden Hicks doubled to the leftfield wall to give Center runners at second and third bases. Christian Lee next walked and loaded the base path. Dalton Alexander grounded out but a throwing error allowed Mitchell and Hicks to score.

Hicks drove in fellow ‘Rider Zack Smith, with an RBI single to leftfield in the bottom of the fourth inning. This gave CHS a 3-0 lead until Gladewater scored on a hit, and a walk in the top of the sixth inning.

In the bottom of the sixth inning, Hicks scored the ‘Riders final run after getting on base with a walk, moving two bases to third on a throwing error, and advancing home on a Christian Lee sacrifice fly deep into centerfield. This gave CHS a 4-1 advantage which held up till game’s end.

Jacksonville High School, Friday, April 27, 2018 –

(The Lady Rams softball season has come to an end after West Sabine defeated Joaquin 8-1 in Game 2, and 6-1 in Game 3. The Lady Tigers won the best-of-three game series, 2 games to 1, and will move on to the Regional Quarterfinal Round of the UIL Softball Playoffs.)

The Joaquin Lady Rams Varsity Softball Team opened up post-season play with a 3-2 win over the Latexo Lady Tigers. The game played out at Jacksonville High School’s Sports Complex. Joaquin is the first place representative of District 22 Class 2A. Latexo is the fourth place representative of District 21. The series is a best two-of-three game series with Game 2 being played at 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at Jacksonville High School. Game 3, if necessary will follow Game 2 at the same location. The winner of the series will face the winner of the District 23/24 playoff being played this weekend between West Sabine and Groveton High Schools.

Latexo jumped out quickly in Game 1 opening up the contest with three consecutive hits to open up the game. By the time the top half of the first frame was completed, the Lady Tigers had hit safely four times, and they took a 2-0 run lead before Chloee Mason was able to account for all three outs in the inning with strike outs. By game’s end she had struck out 16 Lady Tigers during the win.

Joaquin bounced back and tied the game at 2-2 when Abbie McCann led off the bottom half of the first inning. Kennedy Stanley got on later by walking later in the inning. The two base runners where later driven in by Chloee Mason with a two runs-batted-in double to left field.

The game remained tied at 2 runs apiece until Kennedy Stanley singled to left field, in the bottom of the fifth inning, and she was later driven home by a Chloee Mason single up the middle of the field. This gave the Lady Rams a 3-2 lead which held up for the remainder of the game.

Mason got the win pitching for Joaquin. She allowed three walks, struck out 16 batters and gave up eight hits. The Lady Rams committed three errors.

Gracie Zalesky took the loss for Latexo. She struck out 10 batters, walked one, and gave up one free base.

The Lady Rams’ season record now stands at 17-6. Latexo is 9-14.

May 4, 2018 - The Joaquin HS Softball playoff game scheduled to be played today (May 4th) at Nacogdoches High School has been moved to Jasper High School at 5:00 pm. 

May 4, 2018 - The Joaquin Track Team of 4 boys won the Region 3 2A Track Meet! 

The 4x100m relay team of Connor Bragg, Keith Johnson, Hunter Gates, and Gunner Nelson took 1st place advancing them to the state meet. 

Keith Johnson placed 1st in the 110 hurdles advancing to State, and he also placed 4th in the 300m hurdles.

Hunter Gates placed 2nd in the 200m advancing to State and also placed 5th in the 100m.

Connor Bragg placed 1st in the Long Jump, and 2nd in the 400m advancing him to state and placed 4th in the 100m.

They will compete in Austin, Texas at the UIL State Track meet on Saturday, May 12th.

May 3, 2018 - Shelbyville High School Senior, Keanna (Keke) Osby competed in the Conference 2A Region 3 Track Meet on April 27-28, 2018 in Palestine, TX. She is the Regional Champion in the 400M and the 800M! She has qualified for state four straight years, winning 2 Gold medals and 3 Silver medals. She will compete May 11-12, 2018 in the State Track Meet in Austin, TX. We are Dragon Proud!

May 1, 2018 - Shelbyville Dragons play against Chireno at Chireno High School in a baseball playoff game on May 3 at 6pm. Game 2 will be in Shelbyville on May 4 at 4pm; game 3 will be played thirty minutes after game 2 if necessary.

April 26, 2018 - Center HS (winner District 16) vs. Gladewater HS (4th place District 15)

Game 1: Thursday, May 3 @ 7:00 pm
Game 2: Saturday, May 5 @ 1:00 pm
Game 3: 30 minutes after Game 2, if needed

The playoff series will be held at Tatum Sports Complex,  600 Crystal Farm Rd., Tatum, TX 75691

April 25, 2018 - The Joaquin Lady Rams will play against Latexo in the Playoffs starting April 27. All Games will be played at Jacksonville High School with the following schedule:

Game 1 - 5:00 pm, Friday, April 27
Game 2 - 11:00 am, Saturday, April 28
Game 3 - Will follow game 2 if necessary

April 24, 2018 - Joaquin tennis player Katelyn Jackson placed 2nd in girls singles at the Region III 2AA Tennis Tournament in Corsicana held April 17th and 18th. Katelyn advances to the state tennis tournament to be held May 17th and 18th at the Mitchell Tennis Center and Omar Smith Instructional Tennis Courts at Texas A&M University.

Jackson is coached by Tennis Coach, Mark Lawrence.

April 23, 2018 - Joaquin's Boys and Girls track team competed in the Area Meet in San Augustine on Thursday, April 19th.​​ Several advanced to the Regional Meet, which will be held in Palestine on April 27-28.

Joaquin Boy's Sprint Relay was the AREA Champion. The team consist of Connor Bragg, Keith Johnson, Hunter Gates, and Gunner Neilson. 

The Girl's 4x400m relay advanced to the Regional Meet. The team consist of Riley Sherrod, Day'za Lane, Ana Rodriguez, Chrislyn Pena, Ebbie McCann, and Secoya Barnes.

Individual Qualifiers:

  • Keith Johnson was the AREA Champion in the 110 Hurdles, and he also advanced in the 300m Hurdles and the Triple Jump.
  • Day'za Lane advanced in the Long Jump, 400m, and 200m.
  • Hunter Gates was the AREA Champion in the 200m and he also advanced in the 100m.
  • Connor Bragg was the AREA Champion in the Long Jump and the 100m. He also advanced in the High Jump and 400m.