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.

April 26, 2018 - Center HS (winner District 16) vs. Gladewater HS (4th place District 15)

Game 1: Thursday, May 3 @ 7:00 pm
Game 2: Saturday, May 5 @ 1:00 pm
Game 3: 30 minutes after Game 2, if needed

The playoff series will be held at Tatum Sports Complex,  600 Crystal Farm Rd., Tatum, TX 75691

April 25, 2018 - The Joaquin Lady Rams will play against Latexo in the Playoffs starting April 27. All Games will be played at Jacksonville High School with the following schedule:

Game 1 - 5:00 pm, Friday, April 27
Game 2 - 11:00 am, Saturday, April 28
Game 3 - Will follow game 2 if necessary

April 24, 2018 - Joaquin tennis player Katelyn Jackson placed 2nd in girls singles at the Region III 2AA Tennis Tournament in Corsicana held April 17th and 18th. Katelyn advances to the state tennis tournament to be held May 17th and 18th at the Mitchell Tennis Center and Omar Smith Instructional Tennis Courts at Texas A&M University.

Jackson is coached by Tennis Coach, Mark Lawrence.

April 23, 2018 - Joaquin's Boys and Girls track team competed in the Area Meet in San Augustine on Thursday, April 19th.​​ Several advanced to the Regional Meet, which will be held in Palestine on April 27-28.

Joaquin Boy's Sprint Relay was the AREA Champion. The team consist of Connor Bragg, Keith Johnson, Hunter Gates, and Gunner Neilson. 

The Girl's 4x400m relay advanced to the Regional Meet. The team consist of Riley Sherrod, Day'za Lane, Ana Rodriguez, Chrislyn Pena, Ebbie McCann, and Secoya Barnes.

Individual Qualifiers:

  • Keith Johnson was the AREA Champion in the 110 Hurdles, and he also advanced in the 300m Hurdles and the Triple Jump.
  • Day'za Lane advanced in the Long Jump, 400m, and 200m.
  • Hunter Gates was the AREA Champion in the 200m and he also advanced in the 100m.
  • Connor Bragg was the AREA Champion in the Long Jump and the 100m. He also advanced in the High Jump and 400m.

Baseball News

April 23, 2018 - Due to potential severe weather on Saturday, April 21st, the Nacogdoches vs. Riders baseball game was canceled. No make-up date to be played. The Riders are 11-0 in district with one game left in the regular season.

Center Roughriders Take 4-1 Victory Over Carthage

Center took home a 4-1 victory and the series sweep over Carthage on Friday night at The Horseshoe. Carthage opened up scoring in the first inning, when Gunner Capps doubled on a 0-1 count, scoring one run. The Riders pulled away for good with four runs in the fourth inning. Alejandro Flores singled on a 3-2 count, scoring one run and Logan Mitchell homered on a 2-1 count, scoring three runs. Jaxon Covington got the win for Center. He lasted five innings, allowing three hits and zero runs while striking out nine and walking one. Austin Glaze took the loss for Carthage. He lasted three and two-thirds innings, allowing three hits and four runs while striking out five. Tyler Fountain started the game for the Roughriders. He surrendered one run on one hit over two innings, striking out three. Flores, Mitchell, Covington, Dalton Alexander, and Clay Snider each collected one hit to lead the Riders. Dylan Leach led Carthage with two hits in three at bats.

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Girls Track

Regional Qualifiers
Long Jump: Malashia Cartwright (1st place and Area Champion)
400 Relay: Mekayla Cartwright, Patience Cherry, Anijah Harper, Malashia Cartwright (3rd place team)
800 Relay: Patience Cherry, Anijah Harper, Jakayla Weathered, Malashia Cartwright (3rd place team)

Other finishers
100m Dash: Mekayla Cartwright (7th place)
800m Dash: Allison Jones (6th place)
1600m Run: Jessica Alvarado (8th place)
1600 Relay: Patience Cherry, Anijah Harper, Malashia Cartwright, Millie Medina, Jennifer Huichapa (7th place team)
Shot Put: Alexandria Patton (6th place) and MaKenzie Mireles (8th place)

Boys Track

The Center boys finished 9th out of 11 teams at the area track meet. Places are as follows:

Regional Qualifiers
3200m Run: Jacob Garcia (1st Place), Jonathan Bustos (4th place)
1600m Run: Jacob Garcia (1st place)

Other finishers
400m Relay: Jamichael Weathered, Ja'Kedric Watts, Ja'Kadric Watts, Marques Hall (7th place team)
1600m Relay: Ja'Kadric Watts, Alexis Lopez, Ja'Terious Evans, Jermaine Preston (7th place team)

The 4A Region 2 Track Meet will be next Friday and Saturday on the campus of Texas A&M Commerce.

Friday, April 20, 2018. Center’s Horseshoe Ballpark –

The Center Roughriders Varsity Baseball Team defeated the Carthage Bulldogs, for the third time this season, to remain undefeated in District 16 4A. The ‘Riders enjoyed the win, during their Senior Night game, and they are now 18-5-1. The team stands at 11-0 in conference action. They have clinched the district title as all other teams have at least three loses. Coach Kelly Spann and his staff will be preparing the team to go into the postseason as the #1 seed from District 16 where they will face a #4 seed from neighboring District 15.

Carthage jumped out to an early 1-0 lead after Callahan Baldree walked and was later able to score on a Noah Anderson double to right field. The one run Bulldog lead held up until the bottom of the fourth inning.

Center scored all four of their runs in a rally in the fourth frame.  Center tied the game at 1-1 when Alejandro Flores singled to right-centerfield and drove in Tyler Fountain who had reached base on a fielder’s choice. Flores and Christian Lee, who reached base on a walk, where later driven home when Logan Mitchell hit a towering homer over the leftfield wall. This gave Center a 4-1 lead which held up for the remainder of the contest.

Defensively Tyler Fountain and Jaxon Covington teamed up for 11 strike outs on the night for the Roughriders, while they only allowed four Bulldogs to hit safely. They only gave up three walks to Carthage.

Center had four hits, walked four times and they were struck out seven times.

The ‘Riders will head to Rusk High School on Friday, April 27, 2018 for a 7 p.m. game with the Eagles. Rusk is 5-5 in district play and 10-9 overall. They beat Henderson 6-4 on Friday night.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018. Joaquin Rams Ballpark –

The Joaquin Rams Varsity Baseball Team dropped a conference game to district leading Woden High School by a 14-1 score. The game was called in the bottom of the fifth inning due to District 23 2A’s 10-run-rule.

The Woden Eagles wasted no time jumping out in from of the Rams as they went ahead 8-0 in the top of the first inning. Two hit batters and an infield error helped the Eagles load the bases early on. Khristen Goree doubled and helped give WHS a 3-0 lead. An infield error gave the Eagles a 5-0 advantage. The final three runs of the first inning came off of a 3-run homer by Ethan Jacobs.

Joaquin was set down in 1-2-3 order in the bottom of both the first and second innings. The third inning saw Woden load the bases after opening the frame with a hit batter and two free bases on walks. Drew Shifflet earned three runs batted in with a triple. Two errors and a Reid Taylor base hit saw the Eagles extend their lead to 14-0 by the end of the third inning.

Hunter Gates scored in the bottom of the third frame after reaching base on a single to centerfield. He soon stole second base. Tray Wilkerson gave Joaquin two base runners when he walked later. Brock Hughes drove Gates home with a hard hit grounder misplayed by the Eagles’ shortstop.

Woden is in the lead of District 23 with a 12-0 record. Shelbyville is currently in second position with a 10-1 mark. Gary holds third place with a 10-2 conference standing. Joaquin is 5-6 and very much a front runner for the fourth, and final, playoff spot with two games left. Should they win against either Mount Enterprise or Tenaha in their last two games they will clinch the final playoff spot.

They will host the visiting Mount Enterprise Wildcats on Friday, April 20 at 6 p.m. The Wildcats are 4-8.

Timpson (3-7), Tenaha (2-9), and Mount Enterprise (0-12) are not in contention for post season play.