Center High School Library on February 1, 2023 –

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Three senior student athletes from Center High Schools signed college letter of intents to study and participate in football on scholarship. Kameryn Henry a guard for the Center Roughriders signed to play at Doane University in Crete Nebraska. The Tigers have hosted 1,180 All-Americans and won 198 conference championships and 3 national titles. Henry plans to study Kinesiology and be a coach someday. He stated that he enjoyed the closeness and the location of the school.

Da’Najahlon Gipson signed to play at North American University in Stafford, Texas. Mr. Gipson plans to study Kinesiology and work in the sports field in the future. He says he is looking forward to studying and playing receiver for the Stallions. He may be looking at contributing defensively for the football team and possibly, on the track program as well. The school’s mission statement is: North American University (NAU) is a private and non-profit institution offering bachelor’s and master’s degrees. The university is committed to teaching excellence and student centeredness. NAU strives to provide an environment promoting global cultural competency, personal growth and responsible citizenship.

Jamarion Evans will be studying Kinesiology at Lamar University for the Cardinals in Beaumont, Texas. Jamarion, known by some as Mar Mar, plays receiver for the Roughriders. He says his visit with the school gave him the best feeling and he was comfortable as it felt like “home.”

The three athletes signing letters were a big part of the turnaround the Center Roughriders achieved. The team and Coach Meek’s second year staff, was able to turn a 1-9 2021 season around to an 8-4 overall record and a 4-2 conference mark, trailing only the state champion Carthage Bulldogs (6-0) this season in District 8 4A.

Gary Bobcats Gymnasium on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 –

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Timpson’s Lady Bears and their Bears varsity basketball teams each took wins at Gary Bobcats Gymnasium on Tuesday. The Lady Bears came away with a 50-15 win and the Bears beat the Bobcats by a 69-41 score.

The Lady Bears led 4-1 midway through the first period and they led 16-1 at the end of the first quarter. At halftime they held a 34-5 lead. They held a 45-15 advantage at the conclusion of the third stanza and coasted on to the 50-15 final score win. Timpson was led by D’Chelle Garner with 14 points. The Lady Bears are now 25-8 for the season and 9-1 in District 23 2A. They have two conference games remaining in regular season play and they will host Shelbyville on Friday, February 3, 2023. Tipoff is at 6 p.m.

The Bears Never trailed the Bobcats on Friday. They led Gary 6-2 midway through the first period and led 20-8 at the end of the first quarter. THS held a 36-25 lead at the midway point and 60-25 at the conclusion of the third stanza. The Bears were led by Jackson Campbell with 21 points and JJ Garner with 12. The Bobcats were led by led by Thomas Flowers with 20 points. The 69-41 win puts Timpson at 15-3 for the season and 8-1 in District 23 2A. They will host the Shelbyville Dragons at Bears Gymnasium on February 3, 2023 and the two teams will tip off at 7:30 p.m.

Tenaha Special Events Center on Friday, January 27, 2023 –

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The Tenaha Lady Tigers varsity basketball team took an 89-26 District 23 2A win over the visiting Shelbyville Lady Dragons. The win gives THS a 28-2 overall record and a 10-0 conference mark. Shelbyville is at 10-15, 3-6.

The Lady Tigers held a 20-5 lead after the first period and a 47-14 advantage at the halftime intermission. By the end of the third stanza THS had built a 61-29 lead on their way to the 89-26 point win.

Tenaha was led by McKaelen Reynolds with 31 point, Tiyanna Dagley had 18 and Kayanna Cox scored 15 points. Shelbyville was led by Kara Jones with ten points.

The Lady Tigers will travel to Garrison on Friday, February 3, 2023 for a 6 p.m. tipoff at Bulldogs Gymnasium.

Shelbyville will host Garrison on Tuesday January 31, at 6 p.m.

Tenaha Special Events Center on Friday, January 27, 2023 –

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The Shelbyville Dragons varsity basketball team won a District 23 2A battle over Tenaha on Friday by a 71-66 score. The win moved the Dragons season mark to 17-7 and their conference record moves to 4-3 with five games left in the regular season. Tenaha now stands at 13-14 overall and 4-4 in the conference.

Tenaha held an early lead and they gained a 12-8 point advantage midway through the first period. The Tigers gained a 25-17 lead by the end of the first quarter. Shelbyville battled back in the second frame and they led 32-25 midway through the second stanza and scored an unanswered 15 points to open the quarter. SHS led 35-29 at the midway break.

The end of the third period saw Shelbyville leading by a 51-47 score. The Dragons were able to outscore THS 20-19 points in the final period to help take the 71-66 win.

The Dragons were led by Deovion Barnes with 22 points, Eli Ferguson added 17, Ja’Davian Mathis 12, and Weston Frick scored 11.

The Dragons will host the Garrison Bulldogs on Tuesday, January 31, 2023 at 7.pm.

The Tigers were led by Ja’Tyrion Moore with 16 points, JT Steadman had 12, and Kamarion Ross and Avanta Friedieu each scored 11.

Tenaha will travel to Garrison on Friday, February 3 for a 7 p.m. tipoff at Bulldogs Gymnasium.

January 26, 2023 - Texas Parks and Wildlife fishing reports are updated each week, usually by Thursday morning. The reports are compiled by an outside contractor who receives the information from bait shops, marinas and fishing guides. Only the local lakes are listed below. If you would like to see the fishing report for other Texas lakes, click the following link https://tpwd.texas.gov/fishboat/fish/action/reptmap.php?EcoRegion=PW.

Toledo Bend

GOOD. Water stained; 52 degrees; 3.29 feet below pool. The water level is 168.7 with no generators running. Water temperature at the Dam is 52 degrees. The back feeder creeks are clearing. The main lake is stained north and clear south. Bass are shallow searching out cleaner water to feed. Bass out to six feet of water are biting on bladed swim jigs, spinnerbaits, rattling flat sided crankbaits, and buzz baits. Top colors will be black, black/blue, red/orange, and white/chartreuse. The water warmed a little this week and ¼ or ¾ ounce rattletraps in chrome blue back, gold, black back, and Rayburn red are one of the top baits right now. Try casting in the drains and along the edge of grass or over the grass. Here is a cadence I use often: cast it out in a drain, rip it up, let it fall, rip it up, and let it fall. Once you get a hit there are more fish in the area. Another pattern for bass this week is to go up in a feeder creek that has a light current and cast a 3/8 to 1/2 ounce jig in black, blue and white with a gray back with a matching trailer up on a vertical wall with an eddy and let it fall to the bottom. The bite will be subtle, watch your line, if it moves or feels heavy, set the hook. Crappie are starting to migrate to the shallows and coves. Some are still out deep and have been caught off the edge of the river channel. The chicken coop area is still producing good numbers of crappie. The white bass are on the run up north in the ditches, drains, and feeder creeks. Catching some good numbers of white bass using a 2-3-inch small swimbait, small beetle spins, road runners in prime colors are red and white, yellow, white grubs, and of course, the Clouser minnow flies in all black, white with a red head and chartreuse/white. Remember, it is always better to play it safe by telling a loved one or friend the area you will be fishing, how many people are in your party and the expected return time. Good luck and keep casting forward! Report from Master Captain Steve “Scooby” Stubbe, Mudfish Adventures LLC, Orvis Endorsed Fly Fishing Guide, and Mudfish Custom Rod Shop.

Sam Rayburn

GOOD. Water stained; 50 degrees; 3.65 feet below pool. On warm days the bass action is on grass, and on dreary days fish are deep. Bass are good on rattletraps inside and outside of grass lines, and offshore near structure, deep points with crankbaits and Carolina rigs. Crappie have slowed with the cold water and continue n migrating into the spawning areas on brush piles. Catfish are in the creek and river channels and bend in 15-20 feet of water cut bait and minnows. White bass are running up the rivers biting jigs and minnows. Report by Lynn Atkinson, Reel Um N Guide Service.

Naconiche

GOOD. Water clear; 55 degrees. Bass are good in 6-10 feet of water casting around timber with a squarebill crankbait in chartreuse or gold has been the ticket. Cast into the same spot at least twice because the first throw gets their attention and the second the bite. A jig has been productive in the same timber areas. The Crappie population is good. Catfish are slow. Report by Eric Wolfe, NacoTack Fishing Services.

Nacogdoches

OOD. Water stained; 52-56 degrees; 2.87 feet below pool. Bait and fish are scattered throughout the lake. Largemouth bass are good on grass edges and around the creek channel. The next month is your best chance at catching a trophy fish. Sharelunker was caught this week, weighing in at a whopping 13.51 pounds. Crappie are fair, scattered in open water throughout the lake. On warm sunny days fish will suspend high in the water column. Report by Blake Oestreich, Brushbuster Guide Service.

Joaquin Rams Gymnasium on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 –

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The Garrison Bulldogs varsity basketball team jumped out to an early 9-0 point lead midway through the first quarter of Tuesday’s District 23 2A game with the Joaquin Rams. By the end of the first period Joaquin trailed with the Bulldogs ahead 11-4. Joaquin fought back in the second frame and outscored Garrison by a 14-9 margin but the Bulldogs still held a narrow 20-18 lead at the midway break.

Garrison built a 33-22 lead during the third frame by outpacing Joaquin 13-4 points by the end of the third quarter. Joaquin battled back to pull to within six points at 38-32 midway through the final frame but Garrison held on to take the 43-36 road win.

Garrison was led by Zac Carraway with 21 points. GHS is at 6-10 for the season and 1-5 in District 23.

 Joaquin was led by Bennett Anglin with 15 and Malik Stotts with 11 points. The Rams are 10-11 overall and with five District 23 2A games remaining their conference mark stands at 2-4. They will travel to Timpson on Friday, January 27, 2023 where sub-varsity action tips off at Bears Gymnasium at 4:30 p.m. and varsity action follows. Timpson is 6-1 in the conference.

Joaquin Rams Gymnasium on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 –

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In a low-scoring defensive battle, the Joaquin Lady Rams varsity basketball team took a 36-9 point win over the visiting Garrison Lady Bulldogs. Joaquin was able to gain a 6-0 advantage by the midway point of the first period and they led 10-0 at the conclusion of the first quarter. The Lady Rams had a comfortable 22-2 lead by the halftime buzzer.

Joaquin outpaced Garrison 10-5 in the third frame and led 32-7 at the end of the third stanza.

The Lady Rams were led scoring by Ka’Maria Wilson with 9 points. The win puts Joaquin’s overall record at 13-16 and their District 23 2A tally is at 5-5 with three conference games remaining. They will next travel to Timpson Bears Gymnasium on Friday, January 27, 2023 where junior varsity tips off at 4:30 p.m. and varsity play will follow.

The Lady Bulldogs fell to 0-14 overall and 0-9 in District 23 2A.

January 23, 2023 - Tenaha soccer game changes are as follows:

  • The girls versus Waskom have been cancelled for January 27 because of tournament play.
  • The boys game against Waskom has been rescheduled to Thursday, January 26 at 6pm at Raymond Jackson Stadium in Tenaha.

Tenaha ISD SEC on Friday, January 20, 2023 –

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The Tenaha Lady Tigers and the Tenaha Tigers varsity basketball teams each took District 23 2A conference wins over Joaquin High School on Friday. The Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Rams by a 79-27 score and the Tigers beat the Rams by a 69-45 point margin.

The Lady Tigers never trailed and opened up the game with a 9-0 run. THS led 16-2 at the midway point of the first period and they led 23-9 going into the second frame. By the halftime buzzer the Lady Tigers held a 45-16 advantage, and by the conclusion of the third stanza, they were up 68 points to 21.

The win gives the Lady Tigers a 26-2 overall record and an 8-0 district mark. They are currently in first place with four conference games left. The Lady Rams are currently 12-16 overall and 4-5 in the district, they are in fourth place, and could also make the playoffs.

Tenaha was led by Kayanna Cox with 19 points, Mckaelen Reynolds with 15, Kaedynce Cox and I’Tiyanna Dagley each scored 11 points apiece. Joaquin was led by Ka’Maria Wilson with 10 points.

In the boy’s game the Tigers jumped out early. They led 5-2 points midway through the first period and 16-6 at the buzzer which ended the first frame. At halftime THS led the Rams 45-16. THS led 68-21 at the end of the third quarter on their way to the 79-27 win.

Tenaha was led by Ja’Tyrian Moore with 23 points, JT Steadman 15, and Brikelian Kenney added 14 points to the Tigers tally. Joaquin was led by Malik Stotts with 12 points and Cole Bragg chipped in 11.

The Tigers are currently in fourth place in District 23 with a 12-13 overall record and a 3-3 conference mark. Joaquin is tied for sixth place with a 9-11 season standing and a 1-4 conference record. Timpson leads the district at 6-0 with six games remaining in conference action.

Tenaha will next play on Tuesday, January 24, 2023 at Gary Bobcats Gymnasium. JV action begins at 4:30 p.m. and varsity play will follow.

Joaquin will host the Garrison Bulldogs on Tuesday, January 24. JV tips off at 4:30 p.m. and varsity play will follow.

January 19, 2023 - Joaquin Youth Sports, Inc is a non-profit 501 (c) (3), organization consisting of a group of volunteers working together to provide a safe and fun environment for our youth to play Baseball, Football, Basketball and Cheerleading.  Click her to sign up. 

Our Main Goals: To teach and develop the youth in the Joaquin area, To provide a safe and clean environment and To provide a fun atmosphere for our youth to grow and flourish.

Registrations will run through February 3rd, 2023

Ages for each division with the exception of wee ball listed below:
Girls age as of January 1st, Boys age as of May 1st and Wee ball just requires the player to be the age of 3.

If you are planning to be a head coach, assistant coach, or volunteer, please sign up as well. 

2023 Baseball/Softball Signups Now: $90 1st Child, $85 2nd Child and $80 3rd Child.

Ages: WeeBall - 3&4, TBall - 5&6, 8U - 7&8, 10U - 9&10, 12U - 11&12, 14U - 13&14.

Registration Fee will cover: 
Insurance for all children, WeeBall & Boys - Jersey, Hat & Belt, Girls - Jersey, Belt & Socks

Every Player is required to provide their own Black Baseball/Softball Pants. 

For more information email: joaquinyouthsports@gmail.com

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