August 22, 2017 - The Center Lady Roughrider volleyball team schedule started at the beginning of August. Their next competition for 9th, Jr Varsity, and Varsity is Tuesday, August 22, 2017 in Center against Gladewater at 4:30pm. If you can't make it in time for today's game, they will play in Center against Timpson on Tuesday, August 29th starting at 5pm.

For a composite 2017 Volleyball schedule, click here.

August 22, 2017  The Center High School tennis team has already begun their Fall 2017 season and are scheduled to compete Saturday, August 26, 2017 in Jacksonville. Varsity will play at 8am against the host team Jacksonville and again at 1pm against Nacogdoches. For the full Fall Schedule, click here.

Editor's note: Quick links to sports schedules are listed at the top of the sports page.

August 21, 2017 - The Center Recreation Department is proud to announce that registration for the 2017 Fall Football and Soccer seasons will begin soon.

Where? The Center Middle School Cafeteria

Who? Boys and Girls ages 4-14

Tuesday, August 22 starting at 5:00 pm
Saturday August 26 starting at 10:00 am

Cost: Soccer - $65; Flag Football - $75; and Tackle Football - $100

Each participant must present a Copy of their Birth Certificate. A Medical Form must be signed by their parent or guardian at Sign-Ups. We are also looking for a few good volunteers to Coach and/or Referee.

See you there!

For more information contact Jason Mitchell, City of Center Recreation Director at 936/590-7196.

August 16, 2017 - Attention all "Lil Riders": Girls and boys that are entering Kindergarten through sixth grade are invited to attend the third annual "Lil Rider Punt, Pass, and Kick" camp. The event will be held at 5pm Thursday, August 17th at Roughrider Stadium in Center, Texas.

The varsity football team and coaching staff will work with the kids in throwing, kicking, catching, agility drills, and more. There is no cost to participate, so bring your "Lil Rider" and join the fun! The event is sponsored by the Center Athletic Boosters.

About Center Athletic Boosters

Center Athletic Boosters' Mission Statement: "Building Character One Play at a Time". Our goal is to support student athletes as they compete both on and off the field so they may win in the classroom, on the field, and in everyday life.

This was a photo taken with some of the teams sponsors.

July 31, 2017 - The Center 6U All-Stars T-ball team has had a great run this season. They were 13-0 in post season. The team took three championships within these 13 games. They won the Diana prep-tournament, the Bullard prep-tournament and the South regional tournament. Coaches Joey and Shea Williams set a goal two years ago to win the South Regional Tournament in 2017. As they welcomed coaches Grant and Heather McDonald and a team of twelve 5 and 6 year old boys' full determination and heart, this year that goal became a reality.

The team went in full force and took the title of South Regional Champions undefeated. As a result of the win at the South Regional Tournament there will be a sign placed at the T-ball field in the honor of these players and coaches.

The team then advanced to the State Tournament in Longview taking 2nd place in the State of Texas. This 2nd place title was taken from between 64 and 70 teams starting out. The team then advanced to the World Series that was held in Ruston, LA.

The World Series tournament consisted of teams from 4 states including Mississippi, Louisiana, Arkansas and Texas. During the World Series tournament the team played 2 days of pool play that determined which teams would advance to the championship game. The team was 3-2 in those two days of pool play with their losses totaling only 3 runs. The team did not advance to the championship game but did place 5th out of around 300 teams.

South Regional Champions
Coaches: Joey Williams, Shea Williams, Grant McDonald, Heather McDonald
Players: Joseph Mitchell, Jaylan Henderson, Collin Chandler, Jakobe Evans, Kason Radney, Cooper Crawford, Shade McDonald, Christyce Barnes, Braylon Williams, Easton Jones, Cullen Henson, Canon Dixon

As the team went on their journey to these tournaments it took the support of the community. The team had many sponsors who helped them along the way. These tournaments can get very expensive from uniforms, hotel stays, tournament fees and keeping the boys fed and well hydrated while away from home. The team had an amazing support system from the community.

The sponsors for the 2017 Center 6U T-ball All-Stars team were: Gibsons, Morrison Insurance, Midstream, State Farm Insurance, Shelby County Sheriff’s Office, 4C Electrical, Ken Muckelroy, Tammy Steptoe Realty, Center Auto Repair, Sammy Arnold, Advanced Ecology, East Texas Poultry Supply, Automotive Collison, Hardy’s Machine Shop, 96 Equipment, Napa Auto Parts, Mike Johnson, McAdams Propane, Center Noon Lions Club, Center Rotary Club, Renea & Shirel Sanders, DSS Security Systems, James & Sharon Crelia, Long branch Energy, Center Health & Harmony, Borders Poultry Supply, Sniders Paint & Body, R&D Distributors, Dazzle Me Pink & Blue, Ace Hardware, High Roller Wells, Dance Furniture, Monco Motors, Matthew Real-estate, Randy McLeroy, Town & County Realty, Hagler Painting, Steve & Selina Windham, Windham Dental, Steel Building Supply, Center Tire and Extreme Air Rentals.

The team represented the sponsors well as they traveled. The team would like to thank each of the sponsors for without their help they would not be where they are today. Thank you from the Center 6U T-ball team, coaches and parents.

State Tournament 2nd Place

These 12 boys did a great job this season representing the Center baseball league, the City of Center and the great State of Texas. The team put a lot of sweat and heart into the field to prepare for these accomplishments. There were a lot of strengths and weaknesses learned by the team to push forward to a brighter future. The boys will advance this spring season to coach pitch, with most of them playing coach pitch during fall ball.

World Series Tournament 5th Place

July 30, 2017 - Are You Ready??? Can you believe it, summer is almost over!! It's time to get ready for this year's winning volleyball season. 

7th and 8th grades CMS Volleyball Camp is set for July 31st (Monday) through Aug 3rd (Thur) in the CMS Gym. Seventh graders are from 8am to 10am and eight graders are from  10:30am to 12:30pm. The cost is $15 which will go toward girls athletic game day shirt. Let's do big things this year!!!

Submitted by CMS Coach Donna Shannon

July 27, 2107 - The Wings of East Texas find themselves sitting in position to make a strong run deep into the tournament.

After taking down the State Champions from Oklahoma, Nebraska, and Virginia, the WildWings position themselves as a contender.

With three days to go the team looks to stay hot and continue to represent east texas well.

July 26, 2017 - Center Middle School football equipment will be issued from the MS field house on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, August 8th, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm for 7th grade
  • Thursday, August 10th, 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm for 8th grade

If your student athlete can not be present on the grade assigned date, he may come for equipment on the other date listed.

July 26, 2017 - The Center HS Volleyball, Football, and Cross Country practice schedules are listed below.


Lady Rider Volleyball Practice Schedule:

  • Tuesday, August 1st - 8am to 11am and 1pm to 3:30pm - All Teams
  • Wednesday, August 2nd - 8am to 11am and 1pm to 3:30pm - All Teams
  • Thursday, August 3rd - 8am to 11am and 1pm to 3:30pm - 9th Grade
  • Thursday, August 3rd - 10am to 12noon and 2pm to 4pm - 10th to 12th Grades


  • Friday, August 4th at Elysian Fields - All Teams
  • Saturday, August 5th at Central Heights - All Teams


Practice Begins Monday, August 7th. ALL practices will be finished by noon each day.

  • Incoming 10th to 12th grades - Players report at 6am
  • Incoming 9th grade - Players report at 9:15am

Cross Country

  • Boys report to stadium fieldhouse beginning Tuesday, August 1st at 6am
  • Girls report to high school cafeteria beginning Monday, August 7th at 6:15am

July 24, 2017 - The Center All Star 6U Tee Ball Team finished out their Tee Ball season being undefeated in the 2017 regular season as they were 13-0 going into the state championship series. The team won three tournaments and took the South Regional Championship, ranking them #1 in the south. 

The team took State Runner Up in the State Championship ranking them # 2 in the State of Texas. 

Today the team has finished their final Tee Ball Game having played it in the World Series with three wins, and two losses, ranking them 5th in the World Series! The team will now move up to Coach Pitch next season.

What a great achievement for this group of 12 made up of five and six year olds. They all have represented not only our City of Center, but our great State of Texas very well. A job well done indeed! 

Congratulations to each one of you and your Coaches! 

The team will now take three weeks off and then start a new path playing Fall Ball Coach Pitch. A new season is upon us.....

The journey continues......!