April 10, 2018 (Order form) - Order forms for the "Roughrider Tennis District Champions" shirt are due on Wednesday, April 11. Shirts are $15/each. Please leave your order form at the front office of any Center ISD campus, or give your order form to Coach Leon Dykes. Make Checks payable to Center Athletics.

April 9, 2018 - Due to state testing, the JV Riders Baseball home game vs Rusk will start at 5:30 p.m. tomorrow, April 10th. The Varsity game will follow at 7:30pm.

April 9, 2018 - The Center JV and Varsity boy's track teams competed at the Mickey Mayne Relays in Daingerfield on Thursday, April 5. The point totals from the meet are below:

JV Division:
1st Place (Champions) - Center (230 Points)
2nd Place - Tatum (187 Points)
3rd Place - Daingerfield (77 Points)
4th Place - Pittsburg (62 Points)
5th Place - Jefferson (40 Points)
6th Place - Ore City (15 Points)

Varsity Division
1st Place (Champions) - Tatum (184 Points)
2nd Place - Pittsburg (124 Points)
3rd Place - Jefferson (120 Points)
4th Place - Center (110 Points)
5th Place - Ore City (41 Points)
6th Place - Daingerfield (39 Points)

The team will be competing in the 16-4A District Meet at Tatum next Wednesday and Thursday.

Astin Greer, M.Ed.
Safeties/Head Boys Track Coach

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April 7, 2018 - Center Tennis dominates District 16 winning the overall boys and girls District Championship. The first and second place finishers in the varsity divisions will advance to the UIL Region Championship in Longview, April 19-20.

Varsity Boys Singles:
1st place - A. Morris (Henderson)
2nd place - Joel Martinez (Center)
3rd place - Sam McSwain (Center)

Varsity Girls Singles:
1st place - Keelan Williams (Center)
2nd place - Megan Dunn (Center)
3rd place -A. Mahaffey (Carthage)

Varsity Boys Doubles:
1st place - K. Watlington / M. Rojas-Solis (Center)
2nd place - A. Dykes / V. Whitley (Center)
3rd place - Cooley / Patel (Henderson)

Varsity Girls Doubles:
1st place - M. Russell / K. Nehring (Center)
2nd place - Rains / Kendall (Henderson)
3rd place - M. Dykes / C. Scull (Center)

Varsity Mixed Doubles:
1st place - E. Locke / A. Morales (Center)
2nd place - Penner / Barton (Carthage)
3rd place - J. Watlington / M. Fausett (Center)

JV Boys Singles:
1st place - Collin Jones (Center)
2nd place - Axel Luna (Center)
3rd place - Keaton Smith (Center)

JV Girls Singles:
1st place - Cecily Gibson (Center)
2nd place - Ella Shires (Center)
3rd place - Autumn Hughes (Center)

JV Girls Doubles:
1st place - C. Basham / T. Burch (Center)
2nd place - S. Shires / M. Porter (Center)
3rd place - Tilton / Monreal (Carthage)

JV Mixed Doubles:
1st place - A. Pineda / L. Hooks (Center)
2nd place - A. White / C. Lee (Center

Team Totals
Boys: Center 36; Henderson 22; Carthage 8
Girls: Center 42; Henderson 10; Carthage 18

The Roughrider tennis athletes are lead by Coach Leon Dykes and Coach Beth Nichols. Go Riders!!!!

Tenahas’ Cole DePriest Ballpark, Friday, April 6, 2018 –

The Tenaha Tigers Varsity Baseball Team has struggled this season after getting a late start due to going to the State Regional Finals/ Quarterfinals in basketball. Their team couldn't start the baseball season until basketball ended for them on March 2, 2018. Friday was no different as they fell to the District 23 2A leaders, the Woden Eagles by a 12-1 score. The game was possibly headed to an early end due to the league's 10-run mercy rule but was called, in the top of the fifth inning, due to inclement weather.

Tenaha fell behind by one run in the top of the first inning but tied things up 1-1 with a run in the bottom half of the first frame. Woden gained a 2-1 lead with a score by Ethan Jacobs in the top half of the second inning. Woden extended their lead to 4-1 with two runs in the top of the fourth stanza.

In the top of the fifth inning, Tiger pitcher Trenton Soto began to show some wear and was asked to leave the game after allowing Woden to load the bases with a hit batter and two single.  Senior CJ Horn came into the game in relief but struggled as well. The Eagles were able to score eight runs on four hits, which included an Eagles’ grand slam. Woden also had three free bases in the fifth inning before the weather cancellation was enforced.

Woden is now 9-0 in district play and on a 9-0 winning streak. They are 12-3 overall this season.

Tenaha is 2-8 overall and in district play. They are currently on a single game losing streak. The Tigers will next face the Martinsville Pirates at home on Tuesday, April 10, 2018. The game is at Tenahas’ Cole DePriest Ballpark with the first pitch slated for 4:30 p.m.

April 6, 2018 - Timpson ISD Bear Update

Baseball Game – Varsity Baseball vs. Shelbyville – There @ 4:30 p.m.

Softball Game – TLB  Softball vs. Joaquin – Here @ 4:30 p.m. – Senior Game

April 4, 2018 - Avengers Baseball are hosting a Fish Fry Fundraiser at Raymond Motors Company on April 6th starting at 10:30am until plates are sold out.

A $7 donation includes fried fish, fries, bowl of beans, dessert and a drink. (Best fried fish you've ever had, homemade beans, and homemade dessert.) Plates will be available to pickup or if you order 10 or more plates they can be delivered.

The Avengers Baseball team is an elite team out of Center that is made up of thirteen 6 and 7 year old boys, who have a love for the game. The team is raising money to help pay travel, team expenses, and purchase team equipment.

Your donation is greatly appreciated. Thank you for your support. Contact Tasha Jones 936-591-1810 or Shea Williams at 936-591-4281.

April 4, 2018 - The Dragons will play today, April 4 at 4:30 pm -JV and 6pm Varsity at Woden.

April 4, 2018 - Can you imagine catching a 12.38 pounder and not winning Big Bass?

Cassells Boykin Park, March 31, 2018: Well that’s what happened to David Moreau and Larry Cranford when Stacy Sprigs and Clint Wade weighed in a 13.18-pound Lonestar Lunker! Even with mammoth bass it wasn’t enough to hold off John Scott’s and Jody Norsworth’s winning weigh of 23.39 Lbs.

River Lee and Hunter Muncrief finished 2nd with 22.72 Lbs. and David Moreau and Lawrence Cranford finished 3rd. Greg McDonald and Mick Doggett finished 4th with 19.97 lbs. Stacy Sprigs and Clint Wade finished 5th with 19.69 lbs. Rounding out the pay window in 6th was Bobby Addison and Clarence Sanderson with 17.84 lbs.

The Shelby County Bass Anglers and Burgay Family would like to thank everyone who donated or came out and helped in anyway. This tournament would not be the success it is without the tournament committee and its Sponsors!

Platinum Sponsors - Pinnergy

Bronze Sponsors - Carthage Service Center, Parker’s Package Center, Raymond Motor Company, Excel Ford, Natchitoches Tire Service, Excel Aircraft,General Shelters, M&M Sales and Service, Texan Credit, Spartan Structures, San Augustine Motor Company, Coastal Chemical, Smith Sawmill, Carlson Marine/ Stephen Johnson, Pine Island Chemical

Gold Sponsors - Nix Forest, Aurora Concepts, Timpson Tamco, Wiggins Farm, Center Auto Repair, Justin Morton Plumbing

Silver Sponsors - High Roller Wells, Dicky Newberry, Outlaw Outdoors, Timpson Quick Stop, B&B General Contractors, Rockin O Farms

Donors - Casa Morales, Affinity Hospice, Shelbyville Grocery, H&W Marine and Powersport, Hometown Tackle Marine, Wright Chrysler Dodge Jeep, Clark Moore Guide Service, Hale Tackle, Kent Graham, Fleet Pride, Wings Whitetail, Cody Barton Donor, Marine Propeller Repair

Donors - Baker Tanks, Preferred Pumps, Covington Lumber, Jason Wells, Gateway of Carthage, Mike and Sharon Cartwright, 4C Electric, The Catch, Pete’s Pro Auto Care, Burning Stump Lodge, Guide David Morris, Jackson Hill Marine, Carlson Marine

Plans are already being made for next year’s event. Thanks again to the 48 teams who participated.

Carthage Bulldogs Ballpark, Monday, April 2, 2018 –

(Photos from last week's win versus Henderson)

The Center Roughriders Varsity Baseball Team took a 2-game lead, in District 16 4A conference action, with a 3-1 road win over the Carthage Bulldogs. Center leads the district with a 7-0 league mark. Carthage is in sole possession of second place with a 5-2 standing.

Carthage led early when Jackson Blissett drove in a run with a base hit during the bottom of the third inning.

Center wouldn’t score until the top of the sixth inning when Alejandro Flores helped the Roughriders cause by driving in two runs with a hit. Teammate, Tyler Fountain drove in the other run with a hit in the sixth inning as well.

Tyler Fountain got the win for Center. He pitched five innings and allowed three hits while striking out one batter. Dalton Alexander threw two innings in relief and earned the save.

Jackson Blissett took the loss for the Bulldogs, allowing six hits, while striking out nine 'Riders.

Center is on a seven game winning streak and hasn’t lost since a narrow 1-run loss to Hallsville on March 10, 2018. The ‘Riders’ overall record now stands at 13-5-1. Center is coached by Kelly Spann. They will next face the Woden Eagles at Centers’ Horseshoe Ballpark, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2018. This game is a non-district matchup.