March 1, 2023 - The Roughriders will play Houston Washington on March 3, 2023 at 8pm in the Region 3 AAAA Basketball Tournament at Bryan High School.

Please see the information below regarding the tournament schedule, parking, ticket sales, and rules. Go Riders!

Region 3 AAAA Basketball Tournament is at Bryan High School in the Viking Gym, 3450 Campus Dr., Bryan, TX 77802 on March 3rd and 4th, 2023.

  • Game 1 is Friday at 6pm with Silsbee (Home Team) versus Furr (Visiting Team).
  • Game 2 is Friday at 8pm with Center (Home Team) versus Washington (Visiting Team).
  • Game 3 is Saturday at 1pm. The Home Team will be Top of Bracket and Visiting Team will be Bottom of Bracket.

Fan Parking Friday and Saturday

Parking will be available in multiple parking lots around the gymnasium. Bryan High School will have a home soccer game on Friday in addition to the tournament and parking lots are shared between the gymnasium and stadium. There will be plenty of parking available but please let your fans know that they may have to walk from a nearby parking lot to the gym. Please also warn your fans that Wal-Mart will tow if fans park in their lot for the game. 

Absolutely No Passes Will be Accepted For the Regional Tournament

Tickets will go on sale Wednesday online at and will be available for cash purchase at the gate. The ticket booth is located in front of the gymnasium. Ticket windows will open at 5pm on Friday and at 12 noon on Saturday.

Ticket prices are $10 for adults and $5 for students if purchased online in advance. All tickets will be $10 starting one hour before the first game both Friday and Saturday.

No Signs, Posters, Fatheads, etc.

Signs, posters, Fatheads, etc. will not be permitted within the gymnasium. These items can obstruct the view of other fans and therefore are not allowed. Coaches, please make this known to your fans.

Livingston High School on Tuesday, February 28, 2023 –

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The Center Roughriders won a hard-fought Texas UIL Region III Quarterfinal Basketball win over the Little Cypress Mauriceville Bears, by a 53-46 score on Tuesday. Center jumped out to an early 4-0 point lead and they led 6-4 midway through the first stanza. At the end of the first quarter CHS held a 10-7 advantage. The Bears fought back to tie the ‘Riders at 19-19 midway through the second frame but Center held a 27-24 lead at halftime. The Roughriders led by as much as 11 points during the third quarter but LCMHS fought back to cut Center’s lead to seven points by the end of the third period.

Near the end of the game the Bears were forced to foul to stop the clock. Each, MarMar Evans, Tim Johnson, Kedrin Hinson, and Cash Cross, were called on to sink clutch free throws for the ‘Riders to save the win during the later stages of the narrow 53-46 win.

Cash Cross was the only Center player in double figures this game. He scored 27 points. The Bears were led by Alan Winn with 13 points.

Center, 29-4, will move on to face the Houston Washington High School Eagles (26-7) at Bryan High School on Friday, March 3, 2023 at 8 p.m. Washington is the winner of District 21-4A and Center is the top seed in District 17. The Eagles won their quarterfinal over Yates High by a 96-84 score. Center is currently on an 8 game winning streak and Washington is now on a 18 game winning streak.

February 28, 2023 – The Shelby County Family Life Center in partnership with the Shelby County C.A.V.E. (Caring About Vision and Expansion) will offer a Spring 2023 Basketball League specially designed for young children. Children will learn fundamental basketball skills such as learning how to dribble, shoot, pass, and other basketball skills and drills in a well-supervised and fun environment. The league will provide structure and knowledge and promote a lifestyle of recreational sports to youth at an early age.

This league is for boys and girls grades 1 to 5 (as of September 1, 2022). The five-game season will run from April 8 to May 6 at the Shelby County Family Life Center Gym located at 1426 ½ Shelbyville Street, Center, TX. Practice will be once a week and games will be conducted only on Saturdays at the Shelby Family Life Center. Fee includes cost for uniform.

Registration is March 15, 2023 (5pm-6pm) and March 18, 2023 (9am-11am) and the cost is $75 fee per player.

Late Signups are March 25, 2023 (9am-11am) and the cost is $90 late registration fee per player.

For more information, please contact Feleshia Thompson (936) 590-1834 or April Calhoun (936) 591-1434.

The Shelby Family Life Center and The Shelby County C.A.V.E. provides quality, affordable enrichment programs for all ages and interests. Please stay tuned for other exciting programs with us.

Central Heights High School on Monday, February 27, 2023 –

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The Timpson Bears varsity basketball team took a 76-51 Texas UIL Quarterfinal Playoff win over the Tenaha Tigers. The win gave the Bears a 20-3 season mark and will advance them to the Semifinals where they will face the winner of Tuesday’s game between Grapeland and LaPoynor High Schools.

The Bears gained a 8-4 advantage midway through the first period and built it to a 21-13 lead by the end of the first quarter. Timpson led 33-25 at the midway break and 60-38 by the end of the third stanza.

The Bears were led by Terry Bussey with 25 points. Bears Vosky Howard, Jackson Campbell and Amare Bruton each had ten points apiece. Tenaha was led by Charles Hervey with 16 points and Kamarion Ross scored 10 points.

February 22, 2023 - The Shelbyville Boys Basketball team will play Friday, February 24 at 6pm at Henderson High School versus Hawkins. The Dragons are Visitors. Admission is $5 for Adults and $3 for Students. Senior Citizen, District, and Coaches passes will be accepted.

Go Dragons!

Rusk Eagles Gymnasium on Tuesday February 21, 2023 –

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The Center Roughriders defeated the Madisonville Mustangs in a UIL Class 4A Basketball Bi-District Playoff, on Tuesday, by a narrow 63-62 final score. The game was played at Rusk Eagles High School, a neutral site. The Roughriders came in as the first place seed of District 17 and they now boast a 27-4 overall record. The Mustangs were the fourth-place representative of District 18 and finished the season with a 25-11 mark.

The game was close and hard-fought throughout. Center held a narrow 11-9 point lead midway through the first period. The game was tied at 17-17 at the end of the first period. Center gained a 25-21 advantage midway through the second frame and they led 37-31 at the midway break. Center outpaced the Mustangs 14-5 points in the third stanza to gain the biggest lead of the game. The Roughriders led 51-36 going into the final period of play. Madisonville was able to outscore CHS 26-12 in the final quarter but their comeback came up just short.

The Roughriders were led by Mar Mar Evans with 22 points, ‘Rider Cash Cross scored 14 and Bobo Gipson added 11 points to the Center tally sheet. Madisonville was led by Anqwan Morning and Cyrus Byrd who each scored 14 points apiece.

Center will next face the Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns on Friday, February 24, 2023 at 6 p.m. at Woodville Eagles Gymnasium. This will be the area round of the playoffs.

February 21, 2023 - The Center Riders will play in the first round of Bi-District Basketball playoffs on Tuesday, February 21st at 6 in Rusk at Eagle Gymnasium against Madisonville. Doors open at 5:30pm with tickets $5/adults and $3/students.

Hallsville Bobcats Gymnasium on Monday, February 20, 2023 –

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The Tenaha Lady Tigers won a Texas UIL Region III Quarterfinal win over the McLeod Longhorns on Monday by a 63-18 score. Tenaha is now 33-2. McLeod finished their season at 22-12.

The Lady Tigers went on a 13-0 run by the end of the first quarter. They outpaced McLeod 22-4 in the second period and took a 35-4 lead into the locker room at the midway break. By the end of the third stanza Tenaha held a 52-8 point advantage. The Lady Tigers were able to outscore the Lady Longhorns 11-10 in the final frame to earn the 63-18 final score win.

Kayanna Cox led THS with 27 points and teammate Tiyanna Dagley chipped in 14 points. McLeod was led by Chassie Gryder with 10 points.

The Lady Tigers will play Martin's Mill in the Region III semifinals at a 6 p.m. on Friday February 24 at Athens High School. Should they win they will next play in the Region III finals at noon in Athens on Saturday.

Joaquin Rams Gymnasium on Tuesday, February 14, 2023 –

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The Tenaha Tigers and Joaquin Rams both finished their regular varsity basketball seasons at Joaquin Rams Gymnasium on Tuesday.

The Tigers never trailed, early on they built a 10-0 point lead and they led 15-8 midway through the first period. The Rams battled back to pull to within three points and THS led 26-23 at the end of the first quarter. The Tigers went on a 30-10 point run in the second frame and they took a 56-33 lead into the locker room at the midway break. Tenaha outpaced Joaquin 25-13 points in the third period on their way to the 97-61 win.

Tenaha was led by JT Steadman with 40 points, Ja’Tyrian Moore had 19, Kajavion Ross 14 and Charles Hervey had 10 points. Joaquin was led by Bennett Anglin with 17 points, Malik Stotts 15, Jeriko Newman 11, and Dylan Cloudy who added an amazing drive to the basket for 2 points in the waning moments of the game.

The Tigers are now 15-16 wins this season and they finished 6-6 in District 23 2A play. They will begin the Bi-District Playoffs and represent the conference as the fourth seed with a game with the Corrigan Camden Bulldogs at Wells High School on Tuesday, February 21, 2023 at 6:30 p.m. Corrigan-Camden is 25-3 this season and finished District 24 2A play with a perfect 12-0 mark.

Tenaha Special Events Center on Monday, February 13, 2023 –

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The Timpson Lady Bears varsity basketball team took a 75-57 Bi-District win over the West Sabine Tigers and they will now advance to the UIL Area Round of the playoffs.

The Lady Bears hit four consecutive 3-point shots to open the contest with a 12-0 point lead. The Lady Bears led 16-6 at the midway point of the first period and they led 22-12 at the end of the first quarter. By halftime Timpson had a 50-27 advantage. The end of the third stanza saw THS leading 65-32, well on their way to gaining the 75-57 points win.

Timpson was led by D’Chelle Garner with 24 points. Natalie Johnson scored 19 and Cele Kruse added 10 points to the Lady Bears scoresheet. West Sabine was led by Isis Diaz with 23 and Makeh Wilson with 13 points.

Timpson has a 27-9 overall record and came into the playoffs as the second seed of District 23 2A. West Sabine came in as the third seed of District 24 2A.