Sports

Center High School, July 31, 2018 –

On Tuesday, Center Roughriders postman Reggie Daniels II signed a college letter of intent to play basketball with the Paris Junior College Dragons. Daniels plans to study criminal justice this coming fall.

Last season, as a senior, Daniels scored 13 points per game, had 447 points, and led the ‘Riders with 324 total rebounds, a 10 rebound per game average. The Roughriders took the District 16 4A Class II title and were 32-3 on the season. They finished the season with a loss to Carter High School in the Regional Semifinals which ended an 8 game winning streak for Center. Center also had a 17 game winning streak at the mid-point of last season.

Paris Junior College was founded in 1924. They have three campuses in Texas, Paris, Sulphur Springs, and Greenville. All three schools combined total around 5000 students.

The 2004-05 Paris Junior College Basketball team won the Division I NJCAA Championship. PJC has had many conference titles in various men’s and women’s sports over the years.

Daniels had his family present, as well as CHS Coaches Hiram Harrison, Alex Munoz, Athletic Director Barry Bowman, media, and Principal Matthew Gregory were also in attendance.

July 24, 2018 - A Cross Country parent meeting will be held on Friday, July 27th at 6:00 PM. The meeting will take place in the Center High School cafeteria. All Cross Country information will be covered including coaches' expectations, weekly schedule and competition schedule.

Please contact douglas.boone@centerisd.org with any questions or concerns.

Center Lion’s Ballpark, Saturday, July 21, 2018 –

World Series Dixie League Baseball action, on Saturday, saw two nine-year-old-and-under games begin the day with Pool B play. Ruston La. and Willis Tx. played the first game and they were followed by Center and Columbia Mississippi.

The first game saw things slip away from Willis as Ruston gained a lopsided 17-5 lead by the conclusion of the second inning and the contest was called due to the time clock being expired.

The next game was much closer and saw Columbias’ Clint McCain score the game’s only run in the bottom of the second inning, after starting off the inning with a lead-off single and scoring on a passed ball.

Center pitchers Wulf and Searcy pitched well to keep the game close but neither team’s defense  allowed the other team to score for the rest of the game. Columbia took the 1-0 run win.

Center is hosting the tournament for the first time and there are 26 teams participating. Pool play will continue through Sunday July 22, 2018.

Precautions are being taken because of the extreme temperatures which have already reached in excess of 104 degrees.


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July 18, 2018 - Baseball teams will converge in Center, Texas for the Invitational World Series games for T-Ball, 6U Coach Pitch, 7U Coach Pitch, 9U, and 11U to be played July 21st and July 22nd. The game schedule for each is listed below.

Rule 1 - Head to Head Record between tied teams
Rule 2 - Least Runs Allowed between tied teams
Rule 3 - Least Runs Allowed for Tournament
Rule 4 - Most men left on base for the tournament
Rule 5 - Coin Flip

Linkshttp://centertxworldseries.com and https://centertexas.org


T-Ball Teams (Bracket)

Gilmer, TX, Splendora, TX, Atlanta, TX, Hudson, TX, Alexandria, LA, Pineville, LA, Ruston, LA, Center, TX, South Sabine, LA, Ville Platte, LA, Texarkana West, AR, and Texarkana East, AR

POOL A
Saturday, July 21 (Visitor listed first)
Game 1 - Pineville, LA vs Gilmer, TX on Rotary Club field at 8:00am
Game 2 - Ville Platte, LA vs Texarkana East, AR on Rotary Club field at 9:15am
Game 3 - Splendora, TX vs Alexandria, LA on Rotary Club field at 10:30am
Game 4 - Pineville, LA vs Ville Platte, LA on Rotary Club field at 11:45am
Game 5 - Texarkana East, AR vs Splendora, TX on Rotary Club field at 1:00pm
Game 6 - Alexandria, LA vs Gilmer, TX on Rotary Club field at 2:15pm
Game 7 - Pineville, LA vs Texarkana East, AR on Rotary Club field at 3:30pm
Game 8 - Splendora, TX vs Gilmer, TX on Rotary Club field at 4:45pm
Game 9 - Ville Platte, LA vs Alexandria, LA on Rotary Club field at 6:00pm

Sunday, July 22 (Visitor listed first)
Game 10 - Gilmer, TX vs Ville Platte, LA on Commissioner PCT 1 field at 9:00am
Game 11 - Texarkana East, AR vs Alexandria, LA on Commissioner PCT 1 field at 10:15am
Game 12 - Splendora, TX vs Pineville, LA on Commissioner PCT 1 field at 11:30am
Game 13 - Gilmer, TX vs Texarkana East, AR on Commissioner PCT 1 field at 12:45pm
Game 14 - Ville Platte, LA vs Splendora, TX on Commissioner PCT 1 field at 2:00pm
Game 15 - Alexandria, LA vs Pineville, LA on Commissioner PCT 1 field at 3:15pm

POOL B
Saturday, July 21 (Visitor listed first)
Game 1 - Ruston, LA vs Hudson, TX on Commissioner PCT 1 field at 8:00am
Game 2 - South Sabine, LA vs Center, TX on Commissioner PCT 1 field at 9:15am
Game 3 - Atlanta, TX vs Texarkana West, AR on Commissioner PCT 1 field at 10:30am
Game 4 - Ruston, LA vs South Sabine, LA on Commissioner PCT 1 field at 11:45am
Game 5 - Center, TX vs Atlanta, TX on Commissioner PCT 1 field at 1:00pm
Game 6 - Texarkana West, AR vs Hudson, TX on Commissioner PCT 1 field at 2:15pm
Game 7 - Ruston, LA vs Center, TX on Commissioner PCT 1 field at 3:30pm
Game 8 - Atlanta, TX vs Hudson, TX on Commissioner PCT 1 field at 4:45pm
Game 9 - South Sabine, LA vs Texarkana West, AR on Commissioner PCT 1 field at 6:00pm

Sunday, July 22 (Visitor listed first)
Game 10 - Hudson, TX vs South Sabine, LA on Rotary Club field at 9:00am
Game 11 - Center, TX vs Texarkana West, AR on Rotary Club field at 10:15am
Game 12 - Atlanta, TX vs Ruston, LA on Rotary Club field at 11:30am
Game 13 - Hudson, TX vs Center, TX on Rotary Club field at 12:45am
Game 14 - South Sabine, LA vs Atlanta, TX on Rotary Club field at 2:00am
Game 15 - Texarkana West, AR vs Ruston, LA on Rotary Club field at 3:15am


6U Coach Pitch Teams (Bracket)

Laurel Jones County, MS; Searcy, AR; Grant Parish, LA; Vernon Parish, LA; and Sumrall, MS

Saturday, July 21 (Visitor listed first)
Game 1 - Sumrall, MS vs Searcy, AR on Farmers State Bank field at 9:00am
Game 2 - Grant Parish, LA vs Vernon Parish, LA on Farmers State Bank field at 10:15am
Game 3 - Laurel Jones County, MS vs Sumrall, MS on Farmers State Bank field at 11:30am
Game 4 - Searcy, AR vs Grant Parish, LA on Farmers State Bank field at 12:45pm
Game 5 - Vernon Parish, LA vs Laurel Jones County, MS on Farmers State Bank field at 2:00pm

Sunday, July 22 (Visitor listed first)
Game 6 - Grant Parish, LA vs Laurel Jones County, MS on Farmers State Bank field at 9:00am
Game 7 - Searcy, AR vs Vernon Parish, LA on Farmers State Bank field at 10:15am
Game 8 - Sumrall, MS vs Grant Parish, LA on Farmers State Bank field at 11:30am
Game 9 - Laurel Jones County, MS vs Searcy, AR on Farmers State Bank field at 12:45pm
Game 10 - Vernon Parish, LA vs Sumrall, MS on Farmers State Bank field at 2:00pm


7U Coach Pitch Teams (Bracket)

Searcy, AR; Malakoff, TX; Livingston, TX; Columbia, MS; Center, TX; Gonzales, LA; Texarkana, AR; Pike County, MS; Shreveport, LA; Sabine Parish, LA; and Ruston, LA

POOL A
Saturday, July 21 (Visitor listed first)
Game 1 - Columbia, MS vs Texarkana, AR on Ultra Shade Plus field at 8:00am
Game 2 - Ruston, LA vs Livingston, TX on Ultra Shade Plus field at 10:30am
Game 3 - Gonzales, LA vs Sabine Parish, LA on Ultra Shade Plus field at 1:00pm
Game 4 - Columbia, MS vs Ruston, LA on Ultra Shade Plus field at 3:30pm
Game 5 - Livingston, TX vs Gonzales, LA on Farmers State Bank field at 3:30pm
Game 6 - Sabine Parish, LA vs Texarkana, AR on Farmers State Bank field at 4:45pm
Game 7 - Columbia, MS vs Livingston, TX on Farmers State Bank field at 6:00pm
Game 8 - Gonzales, LA vs Texarkana, AR on Farmers State Bank field at 7:15pm
Game 9 - Ruston, LA vs Sabine Parish, LA on Ultra Shade Plus field at 7:15pm

Sunday, July 22 (Visitor listed first)
Game 10 - Texarkana, AR vs Ruston, LA on Ultra Shade Plus field at 8:00am
Game 11 - Livingston, TX vs Sabine Parish, LA on Ultra Shade Plus field at 10:30am
Game 12 - Gonzales, LA vs Columbia, MS on Ultra Shade Plus field at 1:00pm
Game 13 - Texarkana, AR vs Livingston, TX on Ultra Shade Plus field at 3:30pm
Game 14 - Ruston, LA vs Gonzales, LA on Farmers State Bank field at 3:30pm
Game 15 - Sabine Parish, LA vs Columbia, MS on Farmers State Bank field at 4:45pm

POOL B
Saturday, July 21 (Visitor listed first)
Game 1 - Pike County, MS vs Shreveport, LA on Ultra Shade Plus field at 9:15am
Game 2 - Searcy, AR vs Malakoff, TX on Ultra Shade Plus field at 11:45am
Game 3 - Center, TX vs Pike County, MS on Ultra Shade Plus field at 2:15pm
Game 4 - Shreveport, LA vs Searcy, AR on Ultra Shade Plus field at 4:45pm
Game 5 - Malakoff, TX vs Center, TX on Ultra Shade Plus field at 6:00pm

Sunday, July 22 (Visitor listed first)
Game 6 - Searcy, AR vs Center, TX on Ultra Shade Plus field at 9:15
Game 7 - Shreveport, LA vs Malakoff, TX on Ultra Shade Plus field at 11:45
Game 8 - Pike County, MS vs Searcy, AR on Ultra Shade Plus field at 2:15
Game 9 - Center, TX vs Shreveport, LA on Ultra Shade Plus field at 4:45
Game 10 - Malakoff, TX vs Pike County, MS on Ultra Shade Plus field at 6:00


9U Teams (Bracket)

Columbia, MS; Laurel Jones County, MS; Center, TX; Pineville, LA; Bossier City, LA; Bullard, TX; Willis, TX; Gonzales, LA; Ruston, LA; and Texarkana, AR

POOL A
Saturday, July 21 (Visitor listed first)
Game 1 - Laurel Jones County, MS vs Bossier City, LA on Center Motor field at 8:00am
Game 2 - Gonzales, LA vs Texarkana, AR on Center Motor field at 9:45am
Game 3 - Bullard, TX vs Laurel Jones County, MS on Center Motor field at 11:30am
Game 4 - Bossier City, LA vs Gonzales, LA on Center Motor field at 1:15pm
Game 5 - Texarkana, AR vs Bullard, TX on Center Motor field at 4:45pm

Sunday, July 22 (Visitor listed first)
Game 6 - Gonzales, LA vs Bullard, TX on Center Motor field at 8:00am
Game 7 - Bossier City, LA vs Texarkana, AR on Center Motor field at 9:45am
Game 8 - Laurel Jones County, MS vs Gonzales, LA on Center Motor field at 11:30am
Game 9 - Bullard, TX vs Bossier City, LA on Center Motor field at 1:15pm
Game 10 - Texarkana, AR vs Laurel Jones County, MS on Center Motor field at 4:45pm

POOL B
Saturday, July 21 (Visitor listed first)
Game 1 - Columbia, MS vs Pineville, LA on T/R's Steaks & More field at 8:00am
Game 2 - Ruston, LA vs Willis, TX on T/R's Steaks & More field at 9:45am
Game 3 - Center, TX vs Columbia, MS on T/R's Steaks & More field at 11:30am
Game 4 - Pineville, LA vs Ruston, LA on Center Motor field at 3:00pm
Game 5 - Willis, TX vs Center, TX on Center Motor field at 6:30pm

Sunday, July 22 (Visitor listed first)
Game 6 - Ruston, LA vs Center, TX on T/R's Steaks & More field at 8:00am
Game 7 - Pineville, LA vs Willis, TX on T/R's Steaks & More field at 9:45am
Game 8 - Columbia, MS vs Ruston, LA on T/R's Steaks & More field at 11:30am
Game 9 - Center, TX vs Pineville, LA on Center Motor field at 3:00pm
Game 10 - Willis, TX vs Columbia, MS on Center Motor field at 6:30pm


11U Teams (Bracket)

Ruston, LA; Center, TX; Columbia, MS; Laurel Jones County, MS; Monroe, LA; EORD, LA; Winnsboro, LA; Bullard, TX; Longview, TX; and Texarkana, AR

POOL A
Saturday, July 21 (Visitor listed first)
Game 1 - Columbia, MS vs Center, TX on OMNI field at 8:00am
Game 2 - EORD, LA vs Monroe, LA on OMNI field at 11:30am
Game 3 - Bullard, TX vs Columbia, MS on T/R's Steaks & More field at 1:15pm
Game 4 - Center, TX vs EORD, LA on T/R's Steaks & More field at 3:00pm
Game 5 - Monroe, LA vs Bullard, TX on T/R's Steaks & More field at 4:45pm

Sunday, July 22 (Visitor listed first)
Game 6 - EORD, LA vs Bullard, TX on OMNI field at 8:00am
Game 7 - Center, TX vs Monroe, LA on OMNI field at 11:30am
Game 8 - Columbia, MS vs EORD, LA on T/R's Steaks & More field at 1:15pm
Game 9 - Bullard, TX vs Center, TX on T/R's Steaks & More field at 3:00pm
Game 10 - Monroe, LA vs Columbia, MS on T/R's Steaks & More field at 4:45pm

POOL B
Saturday, July 21 (Visitor listed first)
Game 1 - Laurel Jones County, MS vs Ruston, LA on OMNI field at 9:45am
Game 2 - Winnsboro, LA vs Longview, TX on OMNI field at 1:15pm
Game 3 - Texarkana, AR vs Laurel Jones County, MS on OMNI field at 3:00pm
Game 4 - Ruston, LA vs Winnsboro, LA on OMNI field at 4:45pm
Game 5 - Longview, TX vs Texarkana, AR on OMNI field at 6:30pm

Sunday, July 22 (Visitor listed first)
Game 6 - Winnsboro, LA vs Texarkana, AR on OMNI field at 9:45am
Game 7 - Ruston, LA vs Longview, TX on OMNI field at 1:15pm
Game 8 - Laurel Jones County, MS vs Winnsboro, LA on OMNI field at 3:00pm
Game 9 - Texarkana, AR vs Ruston, LA on OMNI field at 4:45pm
Game 10 - Longview, TX vs Laurel Jones County, MS on OMNI field at 6:30pm


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Passes for the ball park are $25.

Friday - July 20
1:00 - Team Check-in at Windham Civic Center

  • Welcome Bags
  • Meet Host Families

3:00 - Team Games at Center Park
6:00 - Team Meal
7:30 - Opening Ceremonies at Roughrider Stadium
9:00 - Fireworks Show following Opening Ceremonies

Saturday - July 21
8:00 - Games begin at Center Park and Girls Softball Complex
7:00 - Team Bonding: Pizza and Movie Night at Windham Civic Center

Sunday - July 22
8:00 - Games begin at Center Park and Girls Softball Complex
3:00 - Team Bonding: Fun Day at Portacool Park
7:00 - Team Meal: Hamburgers, Hotdogs, Chips & Drinks at Portacool Park

Monday - July 23
8:00 - Games begin at Center Park and Girls Softball Complex

LINKS: http://centertxworldseries.com and https://centertexas.org

July 17, 2018 - The Center 12 and Under All Star team has qualified for the Dixie World Series in Lumberton North Carolina. To qualify the boys competed in the district tournament held in Center Tx .The team finished the tournament with a perfect 4-0 record defeating all teams in the tournament. The team then traveled to Athens, Texas where they won the State Dixie Tournament. By placing 1st in the state tournament this qualifies the team to represent Texas at the Dixie World Series.

To help offset travel expenses the team will participate in a road block on the Center square Friday, July 20th and Saturday, July 21st. Please support these young men as they travel to represent not only our hometown of Center but also the state of Texas in North Carolina.

 

July 10, 2018 - On Monday, July 2, 2018 the 6U T-Ball Shelbyville Dragons completed the Dixie Youth Regional Tournament with an undefeated streak; placing first place out of eight District Champions.

The 11 boys including Levi Greer, Saylor Scarborough, Cooper Raymond, Price Stutts, Cannon Warr, Easton Golden, Bradlee Ivey, Jaxon Merritt, Rhett Jones, Dallas Parker and Gace McDonald along with their Coaches, Justin Merritt, Charlie Raymond, Andrew Golden and Greg McDonald will battle it out on the field for the State Championship Title beginning Friday, July 13, in Longview, Texas.

The tournament will consist of the Shelbyville Dragons South Regional Champions vs. New Dianna North Regional Champions playing the best two out of three for the State Title.

The Dragons would like to thank all of their family and community supporters for encouraging and assisting them this far. They would also like to extend an invitation to all, Please come out to Lear Park in Longview, Texas (Game 1) Friday 6pm, (Game 2) Saturday 9am to cheer them on in their efforts to win it all.

July 9, 2018 - The Shelby County Bass Anglers July pre-tournament meeting will be held Tuesday, July 10th at 7pm. The location of the meeting will be at the Center First Baptist Church fellowship hall. This month’s tournament is scheduled for Huxley Bay on July 14th and 15th.

Center Lion’s Club Ballpark, Saturday, July 7, 2018 –

Twenty-one teams from Texas have arrived in Center to take part in three Dixie League State Baseball Tournaments being played at Center Lion’s Club Ballpark. Two Divisions, the Ozone Division II South Regional State Tournament and the Ozone Div. I Tournament, will be decided by Saturday. The Dixie State Junior Tournament, playing a ‘Round-Robin Format’, will be decided on Wednesday, June 11, 2018.

Saturday’s action started early and saw Eustace take an 11-0 decision over Central in Ozone Division II play.

In Dixie Junior 13 years old and under action, Hudson took an early 3-0 lead. Huntington cut the Hudson Hornet lead to 3-2 by the end of the top half of the third inning. Hudson’s Kaden Brasher doubled and later scored to help extend Hudson’s lead to 4-2 in the bottom of the third inning.

A big fourth inning, which included a two run homer by Isaac Wallis, saw the Hudson team extend their lead to 9-2. Huntington fought back with four runs in the top of the fifth inning. This cut the Hornet’s lead to three runs at 6-9.

Hudson scored two unearned runs in the bottom of the fifth inning and took an 11-6 lead. The five-point lead held up due to some explosive pitching by closing pitcher Isaac Wallis who set down the Huntington Red Devil batting order in 1-2-3 fashion during the final inning.

No local teams are left in this weekend’s tournament but Center Dixie President Jason Mitchell, along with Vice-President Robby Dubea and a dozen volunteers, have their hands full hosting 21 teams from Livingston, Eustace, Huntington, Corsicana, Henderson, Palestine, LaPorte, Bullard, Hudson, West Rusk, Central, Trie-Cities, Anuhac, Chapel Hill, Malakoff, Brownsville, and Onalaska. Some of these towns have multiple teams in different divisions.

Center Lions Ballpark, Center Texas, Saturday, June 23, 2018 –

Saturday saw Dixie League District Tournament action heat up with early day games between Pineland and Huntington, as well as Tyler County and Center.

In the day’s first game Huntington wasted no time when they got a double from Adyn Self which scored two teammates. Self himself scored later and Huntington took a 3-0 lead by the end of the first frame.

Pineland pulled to within 1-3 of Huntington when Andrew Lane hit a double off the leftfield wall which scored Briley Rogers.

Huntington scored two more runs in the top of the fifth inning and took a 5-1 lead which held up for the remainder of the six inning contest.

Center played Tyler County in the second game of the day. Center allowed no runs in the top of the first inning. They got runs from Lance Wilburn, Colby Parker, Dallas Whiteside, Daniel Gonzales, Zayne Hennigan and Kaden Dixon to take a 6-0 lead by the end of the first inning.

Gonzales drove in Trent Jefferson, Wilburn and himself with a three run homer over the centerfield wall in the bottom of the second inning. This gave Center a 9-1 lead.

A three run double by Connor Henson with the bases loaded gave Center a 12-1 lead, in the bottom of the fourth inning. This ended the game due to the league’s mercy rule.

Center hit safely seven times and gained six free bases. Tyler County had two hits and four walks. Jayton Binfet and Connor Henson shared the pitching duties for Center and teamed up for four strikeouts.

District Tournament play will continue at Center through Monday June 25, 2018.

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