May 12, 2018, Nacogdoches High School Sports Complex –

The Shelbyville Dragons Varsity Baseball team dropped a Game 1 Area Round Playoff to the Douglass Indians, on Friday, by a 7-3 score. The game was tied 2-2 at the end of seven innings and it took five extra innings to decide the outcome.

Douglass came into the contest as the first place representative of District 22 2A, they had a 22-4 season record. Shelbyville came in as the third place representative of District 23 2A, with a 15-4 season record.

The game was scoreless until Douglass took a 1-0 lead in the top of the third inning when Logan Lee hit a single up the middle. He was later driven in by teammate Jarred Holland’s single to right field. Holland hit another RBI single in the top of the fifth inning. This scored Chad Watson, who had reached base on an error, giving the Indians a 2-0 advantage.

Dragon Kolby Parker drove in Shelbyville’s first run with a run-batted-in single in the bottom of the fifth inning which cut the Indians lead to 2-1. The Dragons tied the game 2-2 in the bottom of the sixth inning. The game remained tied at 2-2 until Douglass exploded for five runs, six innings later, during a twelfth inning rally which gave them a 7-2 advantage.

Dragons’ shortstop Cole Ferguson led off the bottom of the twelfth inning with a towering solo homerun well over the leftfield wall. This cut Douglass’ lead to 7-3. The Dragons then loaded the base paths on an infield hit and two walks but the DHS defense was able to get the needed outs to end the game.

Shelbyville had six hits and walked three times. The Dragons defense committed five errors. Douglass hit safely 11 times, walked four and committed no errors.

Dragon Kolby Parker pitched eight innings, struck out nine and gave up seven hits.

Indian pitchers teamed up for 13 strikeouts and gave up six hits and four walks.

Game 2 will be at Nacogdoches High School today, Saturday May 12 at 3 p.m. If necessary, Game 3 will follow immediately afterward at the same location.

Megan Mince and Jon GunnMay 10, 2018 - On Saturday, April 28th Jon Gunn and his fiancé Megan Mince were fishing Lake Pinkston when Megan caught a lake record Bluegill measuring 11.25 inches and 1.50 lbs. The record was submitted into the Anglers Recognition Program at Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.

Not only does the catch hold the current lake record for Lake Pinkston but it beat both Toledo Bend and Sam Rayburn Bluegill records. The Toledo Bend Record was 10.63" long and 1.12 lbs and the record for Sam Rayburn was 10" long and 0.75 lbs. Megan said, "Pretty awesome to have beat both major lake records!"

The State record is 12.5" and 2.02 lbs.

May 7, 2018 - Shelbyville ISD hosted the 3rd Annual Shelbyville Dragons Special Olympics Track and Field Meet on April 25th. There were athletes from 11 school districts including Timpson, Chireno, Diboll, Brookeland, Broaddus, San Augustine, Lufkin, Joaquin, Center, Sabine County, and Shelbyville. Over 100 Special Olympians competed.

Photo albums from the event: Album1, Album2, Album3, Album4, Album5

Event results coming soon!

May 7, 2018 - The Center Roughrider Baseball team is in the 4A - Area Playoff and will play against Paris Wildcates at Longview High School on Friday, May 11th at 7pm and Saturday, May 12th at 2pm. A 3rd game to follow end of 2nd game 30 minutes later if necessary. Entry Cost of all is $5.00.

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.