September 17, 2018 - Shelbyville Varsity Football game against First Baptist Academy on September 21, 2018 has a moved up game time change to 7pm at All-Saints in Tyler, TX.

Friday, September 14, 2018, Shelbyville Dragons’ Football Stadium –

(Photo Album) The Shelbyville Dragons’ Varsity Football team fought hard to stay in the game last Friday.  The Dragons saw a game where they trailed only 3-0 at the end of the first quarter, balloon into a lopsided 31-0 loss by game’s end.

Joaquin recovered a Shelbyville fumble during the Dragons’ first drive. The Rams then drove the football downfield enough to give junior Rams kicker Jesus Bravo a 25-yard field goal attempt. He sailed his kick through the uprights to give Joaquin a 3-0 advantage with 4:18 left in the first stanza.

Joaquins’ next score came on a 1-yard scoring touchdown run by junior fullback Ian Shahan with 8:58 left in the first half. Bravo added an extra point kick to give JHS a 10-0 advantage.

Shelbyvilles’ next drive went 3-and-out but LD Coleman made good on a 48-yard punt which pinned Joaquin back at the Rams 15-yard line.

Connor Bragg took the handoff on the first play of the Ram’s possession and weaved 85 yards for a Joaquin score with 7:10 left in the second period. Both teams had another possession during the first half but were unable to score. The two teams headed to the lockeroom for the midway intermission with Joaquin leading Shelbyville by a 16-0 score.

Another score by Shahan, with 6:40 left in the third quarter, gave JHS a 23-0 lead, after Bravo kicked the extra point through.

The final touchdown of the night was made when Connor Bragg raced into the endzone from 47 yards to score with 7:25 left in the game. Trenton Ramsey tacked on a 2-point conversion run for the final points of the contest.

The Rams did not just control the scoreboard. They led the Dragons in rushing by carrying the football 25 times for 362 yards, as opposed to Shelbyville’s 27 carries for 39 yards. Joaquin completed 3 of 5 passes for 64 yards. Joaquin led in first downs gained 12-2. The Rams were penalized 6 times for 55 yards. Shelbyville had 5 miscues which costed them 30 yards.

Next Friday, September 21, 2018, the Rams will host the Corrigan-Camden Bulldogs for Joaquin’s Homecoming. Kickoff is 7:30 p.m. at Rams Stadium. Both teams have an identical 3-0 record.

Shelbyville will travel to Tyler All-Saints Episcopal Academy for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff on Friday, September 21, 2018.

September 14, 2018 - Below is the East Texas Invitational itinerary for Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the New Summerfield Athletic Complex. Departure time from Center High School is 5:45am.

Tentative Schedule:
8:00 - Varsity Boys 5000 meters
8:45 - Varsity Girls 3200 meters
9:15 - JV Boys 5000 meters
10:30 - MS boys 3200 meters
11:15 - MS girls 3200 meters
*schedule is subject to change

Head Coach:
Asst. Coach:

New Summerfield Athletic Complex is located at 13307 HWY 110 South, New Summerfield, TX 75780.

September 11, 2018 - The Shelbyville Jr High game vs Joaquin will be in Shelbyville on Thursday, September 13 at 5:00 pm.

September 11, 2018 - The sports schedule for this week through September 15th.

Tuesday, September 11th
9/JV/V - Center hosts Nacogdoches, 4:30pm
JV/V - Shelbyville hosts Carlisle, 4:30pm
JVG/JV/V - Timpson hosts San Augustine, 4:30pm

Friday, September 14th
Var - Shelbyville at San Augustine, 4:30pm
Var - Timpson at Garrison, 4:30pm

Saturday, September 15th
7th/8th - Timpson at Gary JH Tournament in Gary

Thursday, September 13th
Var - Center vs Wills Point (TBA), 3:45

Saturday, September 15th
Var - Center vs Bullard in Tyler, 10am

Thursday, September 13th
7th - Center at Gladewater, 4:30/5:30
8th - Center at Gladewater, 6:45/7:45
9th - Center hosts Gladewater, 5pm
JV - Center hosts Gladewater, 7pm
7th/8th - Shelbyville hosts Joaquin, 5pm

Friday, September 14th
Center at Gladewater, 7:30pm
Joaquin at Shelbyville, 7:30pm
Tenaha at TK Gorman, 7:30pm
Timpson at Big Sandy, 7:30pm

Cross Country
Wednesday, September 12th
Joaquin at Broaddus Invitational at Broaddus HS, 1pm
Tenaha at Broaddus Invitational at Broaddus HS, 1pm

Saturday, September 15th
HS - Center at East Texas Invitational at New Sumemrfield

September 10,  2018 - In March 2018, hundreds of boys started a normal baseball season with Dixie Youth Baseball. Home runs, base hits, strikeouts, lots of sweat and maybe even a few tears. For 12 local boys, this season was especially spectacular.

They started the season on separate teams and played against each other. When the regular season ended, they came together to form the Center 12U All Stars. After a couple of weeks of practice, they competed here in Center at the District Level. They went undefeated in a Round Robin district tournament. From there, they went on to compete at the state level in Athens, Texas. Through some extremely long innings and lightning delays, they came out on top with only one loss in the State Tournament. This championship qualified this team of Center boys for the Dixie Youth Majors World Series in Lumberton, North Carolina to compete with 10 other states. This team had about two weeks to raise funds to help cover the expenses that would incur.

That’s where the magic happened! Our community rose up and rallied behind these boys and gave in so many ways! In the way of road blocks, concession stands, raffle tickets, donations and most importantly, love and prayers, blessings were poured out on these awesome kids! 

Thank you seems so small! Nonetheless, thank you Shelby County! We are so appreciative and we had so much fun playing baseball and representing Texas! 

Thank you to our sponsors! OMNI Energy Services, Common Disposal, Center Tire, Paul Parker, Texas State Bank, Wilco Logging, Wiggins Farms, Center Noon Lions Club, and Tammy Steptoe Realty.

Thank you to all who bought raffle tickets and gave in any way! Big or small, you helped us get there and we pray God blesses your generosity! 

Team members are Dallas Whiteside, Connor Henson, Lance Wilburn, Debraylon Moore, Jaxon Parker, Trent Jefferson, Danny Gonzalez, Bryson Dowling, Zayne Hennigan, Kayden Dixon, Tayton Binfet, and Colby Lout.

Coaches are Shane Whiteside, Steven Hennigan, and Wendy Wilburn.

September 10, 2018 - The Joaquin Cross Country team will travel to Broaddus to compete in the Broaddus Invitational on Wednesday, September 12th at 1pm. To see the 2018 Joaquin Cross Country Schedule, click here.

September 10, 2018 - The Tenaha Cross Country Team will be traveling to Broaddus High School on Wednesday, September 12th at 1pm for the Broaddus Invitational.

To see the 2018 Tenaha Cross Country Schedule, click here.


Shelbyville High School, September 7, 2018 –

(Photo Album) The Sabine Cardinals Varsity Football team picked up their first win of the year by beating the hometown Shelbyville Dragons by a 38 -20 score.

The Cardinals won the coin toss and started their first possession at their own 32-yardline. They began the game running the ball well. Cardinal quarterback Landon McKinney went to the air and completed a 19-yard pass to Clayton Simmons. Now on the Shelbyville 41 yard line, the Cardinals fumbled the ball. Shelbyville’s Sawyer Hendricks made them pay when he picked the ball out of the air and ran 52 yards for the touchdown. A successful two-point conversion put the Dragons up 8-0 with 9:34 left in the first quarter.

The next possession saw the Cardinals turn the ball over on downs at the Shelbyville 5-yard line after moving the ball well on a 12-play drive which covered 66 yards.

The Dragon offense finally made it on the field with 4 minutes left in the quarter. The football was snapped over the head of a running back while Shelbyville was using the Wildcat formation. A Dragons runningback picked up the football in the end zone and was able to throw it away. However, an intentional grounding call was made in the end zone. This resulted in a 2-point safety ruling for Sabine, who then trailed 8-2 with four and a half minutes left in the first quarter.

Shelbyville returned the ball to Sabine with a free- kick. Then McKinney completed two passes, to Clayton Simmons and AJ Gresham to move the ball to the Dragon 24. McKinney, Renfro, and B.J. Stidham took turns carrying the football, with McKinney going the final 4 yards to give Sabine High their first lead, at 9-8, at the end of the first quarter.

The second quarter saw both teams move between the 20’s and lots of penalty flags. Sabine’s Fernando Jaimes kicked a 44-yard field goal with 1:25 left in the second quarter and the Cardinals went into the halftime intermission with a 12-8 lead.

The Dragons took the second half kickoff and scored on a 6-play 73-yard drive which was capped with a 5-yard LD Coleman touchdown run. A missed extra point attempt left the Dragons with a narrow 2-point lead, at 14-12, with 10 minutes remaining in the third stanza.

Sabine made 33-yard score on a reception with 8:19 left in the third frame. Their 2-point conversion attempt failed and they led 18-14. The Cardinal defense held the Dragons to a three-and-out on their next drive. The Cardinals scored again when Brannigan Willige carried the football for the final 11 yards needed for the score, and a 25-14 edge.

A short kickoff by the Cards found them recovering a loose football near midfield with 2:40 left in the third quarter.

Early in the fourth, Willige got his second touchdown, a 4-yard touchdown carry. This gave Sabine a 32-14 lead with less than 10 minutes left in the game. The Dragons still had some life in them and they scored a 10-yard pass play, from Jaylon Brinson to Perez, which cut Sabine’s lead to 32-20 with 7:37 left in the contest.

With four minutes left, McKinney made the game’s final score on a 9-yard run iced the game. Sabine’s Hunter Austin snuffed out the Dragons with an interception in the end zone on the contest’s last drive.

The Dragons had three turnovers, an interception and two fumbles. Sabine had a fumble. Shelbyville rushed 22 times for 185 yards and completed 2 of 7 passing attempts for 35 yards. They made 7 first downs. Sabine rushed for 237 yards on 45 rushes and completed 14 of 20 passing attempts for 174 yards. They gained 15 first downs.

The Dragons will host cross-county rival Joaquin High School next Friday, September 14, 2018, at Dragons’ Stadium, at 7:30 p.m.

 The Cardinals (1-1) host Harleton next Friday night, this is Sabine’s homecoming.

September 4, 2018 - The sports schedule for this week through September 8th.

Tuesday, September 4th
9/JV/V - Center at Garrison, 4:30pm
JV/V - Shelbyville at Overton, 4:30pm
JVG/JV/V - Timpson at Colmesneil, 4:30pm

Thursday, September 6th
7th/8th - Timpson hosts Carlisle , 4:30pm

Friday, September 7th
Var - Shelbyville at Beckville, 4:30pm
Var - Timpson at Carlisle, 4:30pm

Tuesday, September 4th
Var - Center hosts Spring Hill, 4pm

Thursday, September 6th
Freshman - Center hosts Jefferson, 5pm
JV - Center hosts Jefferson, 7pm
JV - Shelbyville at Sabine, 5pm
JV - Tenaha vs Sabine (Cancelled)

Friday, September 7th
Center at Jefferson, 7:30pm
Joaquin hosts Ore City, 7:30pm
Shelbyville hosts Sabine, 7:30pm
Tenaha at Lovelady, 7:30pm
Timpson at Alto, 7:30pm

Cross Country
Saturday, September 8th
MS/HS - Center at Tyler Lee Invitational