March 26, 2018 - The Center Boys Soccer team will compete in Bi-District Playoff on Thursday, March 29th at 7pm. The Riders versus East Chambers game will be played at Lumberton High School with entry gate prices of aduts $5 and students $3.

March 26, 2018 - Witt Dockens finished in a 3-way tie for 1st place in his weight division at the State Meet this Saturday, March 24th at the 2018 Texas High School Powerlifting Association Meet. All three top lifters had a total of 1,550 lbs and were placed according to the lifters weight. Because Dockens weighed the most out of the three, he was dropped to 3rd place. His individual lifts were 615 lbs on squat, 405 lbs on bench press, and 530 lbs on dead lift 530. To see the complete meet results, click here.

From Left to right: Coach Montana Duncan, Witt Dockens, Coach Justin Richter

March 26, 2018 - Joaquin HS Senior, Zach Bell competed this past weekend in Abilene, TX at the Texas High School State Powerlifting Meet. He placed 4th in the Super Heavy Weight Division with a 1,690 lb total. His lifts included Squat 715, Bench 425, and Dead lift 550. Congratulations Zach!

Shelbyville High School, March 23, 2018 –

The Shelbyville Dragons won a District 23 Class 2A Varsity baseball game over the visiting Tenaha Tigers, on Friday, by a 10-0 score. The game was called in the fifth inning due to the conferences’ 10-run mercy rule. The Dragons season record now stands at 6 wins and 1 loss, their district mark is 4-0. Tenaha is 1-4 in District 23 play and 1-4 on the season as well.

The Tigers saw only senior CJ Horn reach base in the top of the first inning after he was hit by a pitch. Shelbyville scored four runs in the bottom of the first inning on three errors and three walks.

Tiger Erik Smith reached base after being hit by a pitch at the beginning of the second inning but Zach Clark was able to strike out the remaining three batters faced in the inning.

The Dragons raised their score to 8-0 in the bottom of the second inning by pushing four runs across the plate with three hits, two walks, and a Tigers error.

Austin Williford led off the top of the third inning by drawing a walk for Tenaha. The Tigers had runners on second and third bases after Cody Foshee reached on an infield hit and he and Williford advanced on an error. The Tigers had the bases loaded later after T. Giles was hit by a pitch. The Dragons avoided giving up a score by getting two more strikeouts and an excellent play on a groundout by Dragons’ shortstop Cole Ferguson to retire the side.

Tenaha only allowed one baserunner in the bottom of the third frame and went into the fourth inning still trailing 8-0.

The Dragons were able to strike out all three of the Tigers batters they faced in the fourth and fifth innings while adding a run in the bottom half of both inning to gain the ten-run-rule ‘Mercy-Rule’ win.

Fourteen of the fifteen outs recorded by the Dragons were by striking out the Tigers. The Tigers reached base on four walks and one hit.

Shelbyville reached base on seven hits, seven walks and four errors. Tiger CJ Horn struck out two SHS batters.

Shelbyville will travel to Martinsville High School for a 6 p.m. game on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at Pirates Field. The Tigers will host the Timpson Bears on Tuesday, March 27, 2018 at 4:30 p.m.

March 19, 2018 - Congratulations Desere Cooper who is a back-to-back State Powerlifting Champion. Desere competed in the 198 weight class in 2A State Power Lifting meet on Saturday, March 17th in Waco. She was able to total 1,010lbs at the State meet. She was able to squat 425 lbs, bench 180 lbs, and deadlift 405 lbs.

Desere has qualified for the State Meet in all 4 of her high school years and was able to bring home gold in her last 2 trips.

Congratulations Desere! We are so proud of you.

March 19, 2018 - The Shelbyville Lady Dragons had an outstanding showing at the Girls State Powerlifting Meet in Waco, TX on March 17, 2018 led by four-time State Champion Katie Casey.

Casey became a four-time State Champion after posting a new record for Squat of 500 pounds and the deadlift at 425 pounds. Her total of 1,105 pounds also set at new state record.

Madison Taylor won a 3rd place medal in the 165 pound weight class. She lifted a personal best in the bench and dead lift and finished with an 820 total.

Brittany Payne finished in 6th place narrowly missing out on a 5th place medal. Diana Valencia had an 8th place finish. Both Brittany and Diana competed in the 97 pound weight class and both lifted personal best in all 3 of their lifts. Freshmen, Jada Moore finished 9th.

Katie and Madison are seniors and their leadership will be missed.

The future is bright for the Lady Dragons Powerlifting with 3 state lifters returning to compete next year. Coach Taylor is so proud of the girls’ commitment and hard work this year. Dragon Pride!


March 12, 2018 - The start time for the Joaquin High School softball game scheduled for today (March 12th) vs. Timpson has been moved from noon to 2:00 pm.

San Antonio Alamodome, Saturday, March 10, 2018 –

On Friday the Shelbyville Dragons Varsity Basketball season ended with a 70-61 state semifinals loss to Stinnett West High School at San Antonio’s Alamodome.  Shelbyville’s season ended with them posting a 32-4 record. Stinnett-West (34-2) will now face the Thorndale Bulldogs (35-3) today, Saturday March 10, 2018, at 1:30 p.m. in the State Championship game, at the Alamodome.

Friday saw the Comanches jump out early and they led the Dragons 27-12 at the end of the first quarter. Shelbyville outscored Stinnett-West 15-12 in the second quarter to pull to trail 27-39 at halftime.

The Dragons cut the Comanches lead to just ten points by the end of the third stanza and they trailed 40-50 going into the final quarter of play.

The final period saw Shelbyville pull closer to the SWHS but the Comanches sank big shots, and free throws when needed. The Comanches scoring attack was led by Jalin Conyers with 28 points and Dalin Williams added 13. The Dragons were led by three players in double figures.  Jordan Boykins had 25, Jacovian Buckley 18, and Cole Ferguson added 10 points.

The Dragons were coached by Head Coach David Schmitt and Kyle Tindol, Assistant. Shelbyville’s Superintendent is Ray West and Mario Osby is the school’s principal. Shelbyville was co-champion of District 22 2A with an 11-1 conference mark at the end of the regular season.

February 10, 2018, Timpson ISD Softball Complex –

The Timpson Lady Bears Varsity Softball Team left no doubt who was the better team Friday when they defeated the visiting Mount Enterprise Wildcats by a 18-0 score, in a 2 1/2-inning, run-rule shortened game. The win was Timpson’s first District 22 2A district game and moved them to 3-0 overall for the season. This was only the second game played at their new ballpark.

Coach Jerrod Campbell said, “The girls played well today. We haven’t gotten a lot of practice due to wet weather and some of our girls being in the basketball playoffs just a couple of weeks ago. We are working hard to improve and I feel it showed today. We like our new field. Our old ballpark would have been very wet today.”

After Timpson retired the Lady Wildcat with the bases loaded in the first inning, they wasted no time jumping out to an early lead. Jasmine Rodgers scored Timpson’s first run early in the bottom of the first inning, after reaching base on a walk, and scoring when a teammate doubled. Timpson eventually got nine free bases off of walks from the Lady Wildcats and hit safely seven times in the inning. They went into the second inning with a 15-0 advantage.

Mount Enterprise had their lead off runner reach base. They did not catch a break as she was picked off and they would only see three runners come up to bat before they were retired before scoring.

The Lady Bears used three walks, a Wildcats error, and a hit to score three runs in the second inning and expand their lead to 18-0. The Timpson defense then set down the Lady Wildcats in 1-2-3 fashion. This enforced the leagues 15-run mercy rule and ended the game.

Timpson will play the Joaquin Lady Rams at Rams Ballpark, on Monday, March 12, 2018, at 12 p.m. The early start time is afforded because of spring break.

March 9, 2018 - Following an outstanding basketball season, the 2017-18 District 16-4A Boys All-District Awards results have been released. 

The District MVP is Jaterious Evans; Offensive Player of the Year is Kaleb Parks; Defensive Player of the Year is Reggie Daniels; and Coach of the Year is Center High School's Hiram Harrison.

All award recipients are listed below:

2017-2018 District 16-4A Boys Basketball
District MVP: Jaterious Evans – Center (Sr)
Offensive Player of the Year: Kaleb Parks – Center (Sr), Drake Smith – Tatum (Sr)
Defensive Player of the Year: Reggie Daniels II – Center (Sr)
Newcomer of the Year: Kai Horton – Carthage (Fr)
Coach of the Year: Hiram Harrison – Center

1st Team All District 
Athlete – School (Class)
Jayden Hicks – Center (Soph)
Kameron Elmer – Center (Sr)
OB Jones – Tatum (Jr)
JaKobe Mitchell – Tatum (Jr)
CJ Vandre – Tatum (Sr)
Darrian McDuff – Rusk (Sr)
Joseph Francis – Rusk (Jr)
Anthony Hunter – Rusk (Sr)
DeWaylon Ingram – Carthage (Sr)
Tyrek Blanton – Henderson (Sr)
Caleb Medford – Henderson (Soph)

2nd Team All District
Athlete – School (Class)
Jamar’h Johnson – Center (Sr)
Jeremiah Hightower – Center (Sr)
Jamaurie Wilson – Tatum (Sr)
Colby Peters – Rusk (Sr)
Dee Bowens – Carthage (Sr)
De’Aundrey Bowman – Carthage (Soph)
Mekhi Colbert – Carthage (Sr)
Quinton Owens – Carthage (Soph)
Treylun Blanton – Henderson (Sr)

Honorable Mention
Athlete – School (Class)
Jakivian Calhoun – Center (Jr)
Jimmie Jakubowski – Tatum (Sr)
Jacob Davis – Tatum (Sr)
Koby Henry – Rusk (Sr)
Antone Tilley – Rusk (Sr)
Montrell Smith – Carthage (Fr)
Keaontay Ingram – Carthage (Sr)
Andrew Lowrie – Henderson (Jr)

Academic All District
Athlete – School (Class)
Kameron Elmer – Center (Sr)
Raman Randhawa – Center (Jr)
Jamar’h Johnson – Center (Sr)
Chris Jackson – Center (Jr)
Alex Hooper – Center (Jr)
Jacob Davis – Tatum (Sr)
James Jakubowski – Tatum (Sr)
Obadiah Jones – Tatum (Jr)
Jakobe Mitchell – Tatum (Jr)
Colton Vandre – Tatum (Sr)
Matt Ham – Carthage
Hunter Royce – Carthage
Ahmad Brown – Carthage (Sr)
Dee Bowens – Carthage (Sr)
Quinton Owens – Carthage (Soph)
Kai Horton – Carthage (Fr)
Callam Barber – Carthage