Central Pollok High School on Thursday, May 6, 2021 –
The Shelbyville Dragon’s Varsity Baseball Team won the first game of a Texas UIL Bi-District Elimination best-of-three game series with the Colmesneil Bulldogs. Shelbyville in 14-10-1 and they are the third-place team from District 23 Class 2A. Colmesneil is 8-6-1 and they are the second-place representative of District 24 2A.
The Dragons scored five runs in the bottom of the first inning with double from Grady Clay and Dylan Robbins doing much of the damage.
Dragon Trey Smith struck out the first two Bulldog batters to help Shelbyville set down the Bulldogs in 1-2-3 fashion in the bottom of the first frame. Smith would eventually pitch the whole five inning of the contest and he struck out 11 batters on the day.
The end of the third inning saw SHS lead 11-0. After three complete frames the Dragons led 16-1.
Shelbyville finished the day with a 18-1 win. They allowed only two hits and two free bases. They committed a single error in the field.
The Dragons were able capitalize on two Bulldogs errors. They accumulated 17 hits for the day and walked 9 times. Bulldog’s pitching teamed up for only four strikeouts for the day.
Game 2, and Game 3 if necessary, will begin at 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 8, again at Central’s Pollok High School Ballpark.
May 4, 2021 - The Joaquin Rams Softball team will play against Colmesneil in the Area Round of Playoffs in Jasper, Texas on May 7th and May 8th. It's a best of three series.
Game 1: Friday, May 7 at 4pm (Joaquin is Away)
Game 2: Saturday, May 8 at 12pm (Joaquin is Home)
Game 3: Saturday, May 8 (TBD) could be 4 or 6 pm
Ticket prices are $5 for Adults and $3 for Students.
Steven McCann, Womens AD
Stephen F. Austin’s Lumberjack Field Ballpark on Monday, May 3, 2021 –
The Joaquin Rams varsity baseball team fell to the Woden Eagles on Monday during a District 23 2A play-in game to determine the conference’s fourth place representative for the UIL playoffs.
The Rams gained an early 2-0 lead when D. Holt singled to centerfield in the bottom of the first inning and Malik Stotts followed next with a single to rightfield. They were later driven in by hits by Bennett Anglin and Drew Fuller.
Woden scored to cut the JHS lead to 2-1 in the top of the third inning but Joaquin got a lead-off base hit by Holt in the bottom of the third frame and he later tagged and scored on a teammate’s sacrifice fly to give Joaquin a 3-1 run advantage.
Joaquin’s final hit of the day came in the bottom of the fourth inning when Jairo Blanco singled to rightfield with one out. The Ram’s final base runner was also Blanco who was hit by a pitch in the last inning to lead-off the frame.
Woden scored four runs in the top of the sixth inning during a rally which gave them a 6-3 lead which held up for the remainder of the contest.
Woden’s Gage Griffin struggled early on the mound for the Eagles but gained velocity and accuracy as the contest progressed. He struck out fourteen Joaquin batters in a complete game performance.
Joaquin’s Bennett Anglin and Maddox Hutchins teamed up for seven strikeouts for the day.
Joaquin finishes their 2021 season with a 16-11 overall mark and a 9-8 district standing.
Joaquin's girls softball team is still very much alive after defeating Douglass High 21-3 and 14-0 at Nacogdoches High School during UIL Bi-District elimination play. They will next face Colmesneil.
May 3, 2021 - The Joaquin versus Woden Baseball game for tonight, May 3rd has been moved to SFA’s Baseball Field at 7pm.
May 3, 2021 - The 2021 Athletic Banquet presented by Roughrider Athletics is 6pm Monday, May 10, 2021 at the Windham Civic Center. Tickets will be sold at the door for $10 each. Children ages 5 and under are free. Free admission for High School Athletes. The event is catered by the Shelby County Cookers and Endless Possibilities. BBQ Chicken, sides, rolls, and dessert. For question, call the athletic office at 936-598-6173 at ext. 2231
Joaquin Rams Football Stadium on April 30, 2021 –
Joaquin High School’s Rams Stadium is undergoing an overhaul. Joaquin now becomes the first facility in the state of Texas to install the revolutionary T°Cool® evaporative cooling technology to their new synthetic turf field. During warm weather months (especially in Texas), synthetic turf surface temperatures can get dangerously hot, consistently exceeding 150°, making fields uncomfortable and often unplayable. T°Cool® treated infill is a proven solution that reduces surface temperatures by 30-50 degrees, keeping student-athletes cooler and safer.
The Rams football team is surely looking forward to using the new surface. The team finished the 2020 season with an 8-2 record and they posted a 4-1 finish in District 10 2A-1. They were a Bi-District contender as the second place representative for their conference.
Center Roughriders Horseshoe Ballpark on Tuesday, April 27, 2021 –
The Center Roughrider fell to the visiting Carthage Bulldogs in a District 17 4A conference game on Tuesday. The Bulldogs used seven hits 12 walks and three Center errors to gain the advantage needed to end the contest in the bottom of the fifth inning due to the league’s 10-run mercy rule as they led 13-0 at game’s end.
Center’s Colton Crawford was able to reach base with an infield single in the bottom of the second inning and teammate Collin Jones led off the third inning with a walk, but a good defensive day, and seven strikeouts by Bulldog’s pitcher Brooks Brewster kept the Roughriders in check for most of the evening.
Center will finish their 2021 season on Friday, April 30 when they travel to Carthage for their final game of the season. First pitch will be at 7 p.m. at Bulldogs Ballpark.
April 27, 2021 - The Texas 2A Region III Track Meet was hosted by Palestine High School this past weekend, and Joaquin's Victoria Byrd was the Region III Champion in three events (Long Jump, 100m, 200m) qualifying her for the state meet.
She set the bar high in long jump with a mark of 18' 3", which is her best mark of the season. She also set PRs in the regional prelims in the 100m with a time of (12.28) and in the 200m with a time of (25.3). She has established herself as one of the fastest in 2A in the state. She will compete at the State Track Meet on May 7th at Mike Myers Stadium in Austin, Texas.
We are PROUD of her, and wish her the best at the state competition.
Mindy Bragg, JHS Track Coach
April 27, 2021 - The Joaquin Lady Rams will compete in the 2021 Playoff's Bi-District Round on Friday and Saturday at Nacogdoches High School against Douglass.
Game 1 starts at 6pm on Friday, April 30th. Game 2 is Saturday, May 1st at 1pm and game 3 will follow game 2 if needed.
Admission Prices are Adult $5, Student $3.
Steven McCann, JISD Womens Athletic Director
Joaquin Rams Ballpark on Monday, April 26, 2021 –
The Joaquin Lady Rams finished their season with a perfect 14-0 District 23 2A record. On Monday they completed their season with a 7-2 home win over the Beckville Lady Bearcats.
This game was Joaquin’s Senior Recognition Event and they recognized their senior softball athletes before the first pitch.
The Lady Rams set down the Beckville offense in 1-2-3 style in the top of the first inning. Lady Ram Ebbie McCann gave JHS their first lead of the contest when she lifted a pitch over the leftfield fence for a lead-off homer which gave her team a 1-0 advantage. JJ Bass later extended Joaquin’s lead to 2-0 after doubling and stealing her way around the remainder of the base paths.
Joaquin had another big inning with a rally during the bottom of the third inning which saw them turn two hits and three walks into four runs by Addi Harvey, Bass, Kennedy Stanley and Chloee Mason. JHS held a 6-0 lead going into the fourth inning.
Allison Baker led off the fifth inning for Beckville with a double off the leftfield fence. She scored on a fielder’s choice.
Beckville scored another run in the top of the sixth inning to cut the JHS lead to 6-2. Joaquin scored the final run of the contest when Madison Baker led off the inning with a walk and scored on a teammate’s ground out.
The win improved Joaquin’s season record to 22-1 and gave them a 14-0 district final record. They will soon learn who they will face as a #1 seed for District 23 in the bi-district playoffs. Joaquin senior pitcher Chloee Mason earned the win and struck out 11 BHS batters during the contest.
Beckville enters the playoff as the second seed for the district and they completed regular season play with a 14-8 record and a 12-2 conference mark.