Joaquin Rams Gymnasium, Thursday, December 27, 2018 –
This year marks the Tenth Annual edition Of Tenahas’ Holiday Hoops Basketball Tournament. It is recognized as the state’s premier small classification invitational basketball tournament. Seventy-five games over three days in five great venues will take place. The venues for this event are the Tenaha Special Events Center at and Tiger Gym, Panola’s Johnson Gymnasium, Carthage; Timpson High School Gym, and Joaquin High School Gym. Go to tenahaisd.com and click on the Holiday Hoops tab to find out game times and locations.
The Joaquin Rams boy’s varsity team kicked off local Shelby County action with a hard fought contest at Rams’ Gymnasium with the Sabine Cardinals. The game was close throughout the entire contest.
Eylan Goodwin gave Sabine an early 2-0 advantage with the first bucket of the game but Eleazar Huerta answered back with a 3-pointer for the Rams to give Joaquin a 3-2 lead with 6:10 left in the first quarter. A David Robinson 3-pointer regained a lead for the Cardinals at 5-3 but Lorenzo Lane answered with a Rams bucket which tied the game 5-5 with five minutes left in the opening period. Sabine outscored Joaquin 9 points to 2 in the remaining portion of the first period and the Cardinals took a 14-7 lead into the second quarter.
AJ Gresham hit a 2-point bucket early in the second stanza but Joaquin’s defense stiffened and held the Cards scoreless for the remainder of the first half. Huerta, Conner Bragg and Nick Matthews teamed up to scored eight points for the Rams and they cut the Cardinal’s lead to 16-15 by the halftime intermission.
The scoring floodgates opened up for both teams in the third frame and Sabine took a 36-33 by the end of the third quarter.
Four 3-point shots by the Cardinals during the fourth quarter proved to be enough to help them gain a four point advantage and to win by a 49-43 margin.
Two players from each team scored in double figures. Sabine’s Eylan Goodwin made 16 points, teammate David Robinson scored 13. Joaquin’s Eleazar Huerta led the Rams with 23 points, Nick Matthews added 13 points to the Rams’ tally.
December 21, 2018, Timpson High School Gymnasium –
The Tenaha Tigers Varsity boys and girls basketball programs traveled to neighboring Timpson High School for District 22 Class 2A showdowns with the Bears and Lady Bears.
The Lady Bears won their game over the Tigers by a narrow 33-32 margin to move their conference mark to 4-0. They stand at 17-1 overall. Tenaha has a 2-2 district mark and they are 2-4 overall.
The Tenaha varsity boy’s team defeated the Bears by a convincing 61-30 margin to move to 2-0 in conference action. This was Timpson’s first district loss and they stand at 1-1. They are 4-6 overall.
The girl’s varsity game started slow and the Lady Bears trailed Tenaha 6-3 at the end of the first quarter. Timpson outscored Tenaha 6-4 in the second period and trailed the Lady Tigers only 9-10 at the halftime intermission.
Tenaha grew their lead to 21-17 by the end of the third stanza after going on a 7-2 scoring run early in the third period.
Timpson outscored the Lady Tigers 15-9 in the final period to earn the win.
Laiton Braddock led the Lady Bears with 11 points teammate Brylee Behrens was also in double figures with 10.
In boy's varsity action Tenaha took a 7-0 lead early in the first period and never looked back. They led 19-4 at the end of the first period. At halftime the Tigers led the Bears 37-13. Tenaha outscored Timpson 18-8 in the third frame and took a 55-21 lead into the final period. The Bears defense stiffened and held Tenaha to six points in the final quarter and the Timpson offense was able to score nine points to cut the Tiger’s final lead to 61-30.
The Timpson Bears will participate in the Latexo Tournament on December 27, 2018. Tipoff is at 1:20 p.m.
The Tenaha boys, and Tenaha and Timpson girl’s varsity teams, will participate in the Tenaha Holiday Hoops Invitational Tournament on December 27-29. Info on game times is available on the Tenaha ISD website.
December 21, 2018 - Timpson ISD Bear Update
Basketball Game Time Change – Basketball games scheduled today vs. Tenaha will be at 1:30 p.m. in the Event Center. There will be 4 games.
Everyone have a very safe and blessed holiday!! School resumes on January 7, 2019.
December 20, 2018 - Joaquin 2018 District 11-2A All District Selections
Special Teams POY - Jesus Bravo (Jr)
Offensive New Comer of the year - Logan Harper
Utility POY - Ian Shahan (Jr.)
1st Team Offense
Running Back - Connor Bragg (Jr)
Tight End - Lorenzo Lane (Jr)
Center - Ryland Miller (Sr.)
Guard - Jesus Bravo (Jr.)
Tackle - PJ Salone
Punter - Tre Burns (Sr.)
1st Team Defense
Defensive End - Jesus Bravo (Jr.)
Inside Linebacker - Trenton Ramsey (Sr.)
Outside Linebacker - Lorenzo Lane (Jr.) and Joesph Tarver (Sr.)
Defensive Back - Hunter Gates (Sr.) and Connor Bragg (Jr.)
2nd Team Offense
Running Back - Hunter Gates (Sr.)
Fullback - Joesph Tarver (Sr.)
Tight End - Dawson McFadden (Jr.) and Cesar Arcibar
Guard - Dre Walters
2nd Team Defense
Defensive Tackle - Blake Cummings and Ian Shahan (Jr.)
Defensive End - Tre Burns (Sr.)
Defensive Back - Eleazar Huerta
Honorable Mention Offense
Quarterback - Trenton Ramsey (Sr.)
Running Back - Gunner Nelson
Fullback - Ian Shahan (Jr.)
Honorable Mention Defense
Inside Linebacker - Logan Harper
Defensive Tackle - Jackson Cater (Sr.)
December 19, 2018 - The Tenaha Lady Tigers’ soccer team opened their season Monday, December 17th with a 2-1 victory over New Summerfield.
Giselle Rico was the first to score, and the second goal was earned by Annette Castillo. Both goals were scored were assisted by Leslee Flores.
December 18, 2018 - Tenaha Junior Varsity Boys and Girls basketball games for Tuesday, December 18 are cancelled. Varsity Girls and Boys versus Joaquin will be played at home with a 6pm game time.
Friday, December 14, 2018, Center Roughriders Gymnasium –
For the second time this season, the Center Roughriders varsity basketball team fell to the Nacogdoches Dragons. The ‘Riders fell to the Dragons by a 66-36 score a week ago at Central Height’s Tournament and again on Friday at home by a 72-33 score. Center now stands at 4-6 for the season and they are preparing for District 20 Class 4A competition which starts on January 11, 2019 when the Roughriders host Carthage High School.
Friday saw Center fall behind 9-0 before ‘Rider sophomore guard Jermaine Preston broke the scoring drought with a layup which got Center on the scoreboard. The Dragons went on another scoring run and led 20-4 with just two minutes remaining in the first quarter. Preston scored four more points late in the opening frame to help minimize the growing Nacogdoches lead but NHS still took a 24-8 lead into the second period of play.
Five combined three pointers by Dragon guards Damarco Dudley and Deonte Jackson helped Nacogdoches balloon their lead to 44-16 by the halftime intermission.
Center got seven points early in the third quarter from guards Zacc Smith and Jayden Hicks but Nacogdoches was led by 31 points at the end of the third stanza. NHS took a 56-25 lead into the fourth quarter.
The Dragons went on a 6-0 scoring run to begin the fourth quarter but senior ‘Riders guard Devon Robinson hit a bucket with six minutes remaining to cut the Dragon lead to 62-27. Hicks hit a bucket seconds later Nacogdoches ultimately outscored Center by a 16-8 margin in the final period to take the 72-33 win.
Senior Roughrider postman Chris Jackson led Center with 10 points. Jayden Hicks scored 8, Jermaine Preston and Devon Robinson each had six, and Zacc Smith scored 5 points.
Deonte Jackson led the Dragons with 16 points for the night.
Center will next face the Palestine Wildcats in a non-conference game at Center High School on Tuesday, December 18, 2018. Ninth grade and junior varsity games will begin at 4:30 p.m. with varsity to follow.
December 13, 2018 - The Joaquin Rams 2019 Softball season begins in January with a varsity home game against Westwood. To see the full softball schedule which includes Junior Varsity and Varsity, click here.
December 13, 2018 - The Joaquin Rams 2019 Baseball season begins in February with a varsity away game against Elysian Fields. To see the full baseball schedule which includes Junior Varsity and Varsity, click here.
December 11, 2018 - There will only be a Joaquin HS varsity girls basketball game tonight, December 11 versus Timpson. Game time is scheduled for 5pm at Joaquin. There will not be a JV game today.
Submitted by Steven McCann, Women's Athletic Director