Center ISD Library on Wednesday, February 2, 2022 - 

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Wednesday at Center High School saw senior student athlete MaKaiya Hubbard sign a letter of intent to play softball and study at Navarro College. The signing took place at Center's High School Library with Hubbard's family, faculty, fellow students, friends, and press witnessing the festivities.

CHS Athletic Director Ricky Meeks kicked off the ceremony and said "Reaching the next level shows the amount of hard work and sacrifices MaKaiya has given to help her teams and school."

Center Head Softball Coach Sara Rupp said "Every day she gives her best by working and playing hard. She always wants to get better."

Lady Roughriders Head Basketball Coach Corey Loverson stated " She is the total package academically and athleticly. She is our point guard and always works and plays very hard."

 Hubbard is a multisport athlete at Center playing basketball, softball and cheering, as well as other activities. She intends to pursue a degree in nursing at Navarro College while playing softball on scholrship for the Bulldogs. The school has campuses in Corsicana, Fairfield, Mexia, Midlothian and Waxahachie and is a NJCAA student organization.

January 28, 2022 - The Center Recreation Department is proud to announce that the 2022 Spring Soccer, Softball, and Baseball signups will begin soon.

Where? The Community House

Friday, January 28
Tuesday, February 1
Friday, February 4

All Dates from 5:00 to 7:00pm

Boys and girls ages (4-14) are encouraged to play!

Parents are encouraged to come by City Hall at 617 Tenaha Street to sign up also. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30pm. If one of the signup dates doesn’t work for you, please come by City Hall before February 11th to sign up. After February 11th, there will be a $15 late fee added to the registration. For more information contact Jason Mitchell, City of Center Recreational Director at 936-590-7196.

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Inscripciones de soccer, softball, y beisbol

El Departamento de Recreación de Center se enorgullece en anunciar que la inscripción para la temporada de primavera 2022 de soccer, softball y béisbol está por comenzar pronto.

¿Donde? The Community House

Viernes, 28 de enero
Martes, 1 de febrero
Viernes, 4 de febrero

En cada fecha de 5:00 a 7:00pm

Los padres pueden presentarse ala City Hall en 617 Tenaha Street para entregar sus inscripciones. Las horas de oficina son de Lunes-Viernes de 8:30 am – 4:30 pm. Si alguna de las fechas de regristo no funciona para usted favor de pasar ala oficina antes del 11 de Febrero. Despues del 11 de Febrero abra un recargo de 15$. Para más información favor de comunicarse con Jason Mitchell, Director del Departamento de Recreación para la Ciudad de Center, al número 936-590-7196

Aceptamos tarjeta de credito or dinero en efectivo.

February 2, 2022 - The Center Varsity tennis team travelled to Kilgore Tuesday, February 1 to compete in a 16 school tournament. The tournament had been rescheduled from Friday, February 4 due to the forecast, but the tournament was unable to be completed yesterday due to rain.

The teams were scattered over 4 sites and each site completed at least 2 rounds of the tournament, so the day was not a complete wash out.

  • Girls doubles A: Sarah Scull / Emilee Elliott were playing for 3rd.
  • Girls doubles B: Sayre Hall / Reese Cockrell were playing for 1st.
  • Boys doubles A: Levi Rodriguez / Lance Holloway completed two rounds (1 win and 1 loss) and 2 matches remaining.
  • Boys doubles B: Erick Rojas / Ryan Jones completed three rounds and were playing for 5th.
  • Boys singles A: Ian Williams had reached the semifinals (top 4).
  • Boys singles B: Ryker Tomlin had completed two rounds (1 win and 1 loss).
  • Girls singles A: Brooke Gaddy had reached the semifinals (top 4).
  • Girls singles B: Anna Hagler won her 1st round and was tied in her quarterfinal match.
  • Mixed doubles A: Ethan McElroy / Arista Lee were in the consolation bracket after a first round loss.
  • Mixed doubles B: Connor McCauley / Jalen Postell were in the consolation bracket.

Upcoming tournaments:
February 8 - JV travels to Kilgore tournament (16 schools entered).
February 11 - V travels to Tyler Legacy tournament (28 schools entered).

Go Riders!!!!

Center Roughriders Gymnasium on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 –

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The Center Roughriders hosted the Palestine Wildcats on Tuesday in District 17 4A Girls and Boys varsity basketball games.

The first quarter of the girl’s varsity game saw Palestine build a 14-5 lead. Center outpaced PHS 10 points to 9 in the second quarter but the Lady Wildcats still held an 23-15 lead at the midway intermission.

Each team scored nine points apiece during the third stanza and Palestine took a 32-24 lead into the final period. The Palestine offense exploded during the final eight minutes and outscored CHS 24-4 on the way to taking a 56-28 district win.

The top scorers for CHS were Mahalia Ratcliff and May Johnson who each had eight points apiece. Palestine was led by Jumija Clewis with 23 points.

The Lady Roughriders now stand at 6-15 overall this season and they are 3-5 in conference play.

The Center boy’s varsity team took a 65-55 win over the Palestine Wildcats. This win moved Centers record to 18-8 this year. They stand at 5-1 in District 17 4A competition.

The Roughriders led 14-11 at the end of the first quarter and they advanced their lead to 35-26 at the halftime intermission.

Palestine fought back and cut the CHS lead to just one point at 49-48 at the end of the third period. Center outscored PHS 16-7 during the final frame to eventually take the 65-55 win.

Center was led by Mar Mar Evans with 20 points. Teamates Makel Johnson and Cash Cross each had 16 points apiece. Palestine's Dreyon Barrett scored 35 points for the Wildcats.

Center will next travel to Carthage High School on Friday, February 4, 2022 and sub-varsity will begin at 4:30 p.m. and varsity girl’s and boy’s action will follow.

January 31, 2022 - Jacksonville hosted varsity tennis teams from 12 schools and Center finished in the top 4 in multiple events.

Boys A singles: Ian Williams - 4th place
Boys B singles: Ryker Tomlin - lost in quarterfinals

Boys A doubles: Lance Holloway / Levi Rodriguez - 4th place
Boys B doubles: Erick Rojas / Ryan Jones - 1st place

Girls A doubles: Sarah Scull / Emilee Elliott - 1st place
Girls B doubles: Sayre Hall / Reese Cockrell - 1st place

Girls A singles: Brooke Gaddy - won consolation
Girls B singles: Anna Hagler - 4th place

Mixed A doubles: Ethan McElroy / Arista Lee - won consolation
Mixed B doubles: Connor McCauley / Jalen Postell - 2nd place

Overall, in 7 out of 10 events Center finished in the top 4 and in 3 events Center had 1st place finishes.

The tournament was a good start to the spring season.

Next up, the Kilgore Varsity tournament is rescheduled based on the forecast to Tuesday, February 1st and the Junior Varsity Kilgore Tournament is Tuesday, February 8th.

Tenaha High School on January 28, 2022 –

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The Timpson Bears girls and boys varsity basketball teams each competed at Tenaha on Friday. The Lady Bears girls team fell to the Lady Tigers by a 44-35 score. The Bears boys beat the Tigers by a 75-72 score.

The Lady Tigers jumped out to an early lead and led 6-0 midway through the opening period. Tenaha led 10-4 at the conclusion of the first quarter. The second period was hard fought and Tenaha held a 23-16 lead at the halftime intermission.

The Lady Tigers built on their lead in the third period by outpacing the Lady Bears 12-5 points. Tenaha took a 35-21 advantage into the fourth quarter of play.

The Lady Bears were able to outscore the Lady Tigers 14-9 in the final frame but Tenaha held on for the 44-35 win.

Timpson was led by Emma Ramsey with ten points. Jasmine Dodd was leading scorer for Tenaha with 15.

This win improved the Lady Tigers record to 24-5 overall and they are now 10-0 in District 23 2A competition. The Lady Bears are now 17-5 overall and 8-2 in the conference.

The boys varsity contest saw Timpson hold a slim 8-7 lead midway through the opening frame. The Bears led 20-17 at the conclusion of the first period. Timpson outpaced Tenaha 19-13 points during the second stanza and the Bears carried a 39-30 advantage into the lockerroom at the midway break.

The third period saw Tenaha claw back and cut the Timpson lead to six points. The game went into the fourth quarter with the Bears holding a 54-48 advantage.

The final frame saw Tenaha outscore Timpson 24-21 but the Bears were able to hold on for the 75-72 win. This win gives Timpson an 18-3 overall record and an 8-0 District 23 2A mark. Tenaha is now 13-6 for the season and 8-2 in conference action.

Ja'tyrian Moore led the Tigers with 27 points. Terry Bussey led Timpson with 22.

Tenaha will travel to San Augustine on Tuesday, February 1, 2022 where junior varsity is slated to tip off at 4:30 p.m. and varsity girls and boys action will follow at Wolves Gymnasium.

Timpson will host the Joaquin Rams on Tuesday, February 1 at Bears Gym. Junior varsity is scheduled to begin at 4:30 p.m. with varsity action to follow.

Gary High School on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 –

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The Tenaha Lady Tigers and the Tigers each took District 23 2A varsity basketball wins over Gary High School on Tuesday at Bobcats Gymnasium. The Lady Tigers defeated the Lady Bobcats by a 62-31 score. The Tigers boys team defeated the Bobcats by a much narrower 43-40 score.

The first nine minutes of the girl’s game saw the Lady Tigers jump out to an impressive 14-0 lead. By the end of the first quarter THS led 22-5. Tenaha’s lead was 38-13 at the halftime buzzer. THS led by 37 points at the end of the third stanza as they held a 58-21 advantage.

Two Lady Tigers put up double figures scoring. Lucy Giles scored 20 and Jasmine Dodd added 10 points to the THS tally sheet. Gary was led by Carly Linebarger with 17 points.

The boy’s game was close throughout. The game was knotted at 10-10 midway through the opening frame. The second quarter started with the teams tied at 15-15 and ended with the teams tied at 27-27. THS led Gary by a slim 36-34 score at the end of the third period.

Jatyrian Moore led THS with 16 points. Dustin Baker led Gary with 16.

Tenaha is now 13-5 overall and they are 6-1 in conference play. Tenaha will host the Timpson Bears on Friday, January 29, 2022 at the THS Special Events Center. Junior Varsity tips off at 4:30 p.m. with Varsity action to follow.

January 25, 2022 - Watlington and Shires productions is proud to present a LIVE stream of tonight's basketball game between the Center Roughriders and Rusk Eagles. The broadcast begins with the ladies pre-game at 6:15pm. Stay with us through the lady Riders, Roughriders, and postgame. 

Find the stream at Then in the search bar, type "roughridersports."

Joaquin Rams Gymnasium on Friday, January 21, 2022 –

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The Shelbyville Lady Dragons and Dragons varsity basketball teams each took District 23 2A wins over Joaquin High School on Friday. In girl’s varsity play Shelbyville won by a 56-43 score. The Dragons boy’s team won by a narrow 60-57 score.

The Lady Rams held a 9-8 lead at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Dragons outscored Joaquin 16-9 during the second stanza and SHS took a 24-18 advantage into the midway break.

Shelbyville was able to distance themselves from Joaquin during the third frame by outpacing them 18-9 points and they led 42-27 going into the final period. Joaquin was able to outpace Shelbyville 16-14 points during the final frame but it was not enough as the Lady Dragons took the 56-43 conference win.

Shelbyville senior guard Kiana Bennett led all scorers with 34 points. Lady Ram sophomore guard Ke’maria Wilson led her team with 17 points.

The boys varsity game was hard fought and close. Joaquin led 18-14 at the end of the first period. Shelbyville trailed 28-25 at halftime. JHS held a 44-40 lead at the conclusion of the third quarter. Shelbyville was able to outscore JHS 20-13 points in the final period to take the 60-57 win.

Joaquin’s sophomore postman Bennett Anglin led all scorers with 18 points for the day.

On Tuesday, January 25, 2022 Joaquin will travel to Martinsville for conference games with the Pirates. Tipoff for JV will be at 4:30 p.m. with varsity girls and boys action to follow.

Shelbyville will have a bye/ open date for Tuesday.

January 21, 2022 - Watlington and Shires productions is pleased to provide a live stream of tonight's district basketball games for both the Roughriders and the Lady Riders. Tonight, Center visits the Hudson Hornet's. Tonight is their homecoming game.

Pregame for the ladies will begin at 6:15 featuring the coach talk with head coach Cory Leverson. Tip off will be around 630.

Between games, during the crossover show, we will visit with the player of the game and with both Coach Leverson and boys coach Hiram Harrison. During the halftime show of the boys game, we will visit with Mar Mar Evans, the Rider junior who recently scored his 1,000th point.

Finally, during the post game show we will meet the boys player of the game and wrap it up with Coach Harrison.

Find the stream at twitch.TV. Then into the search bar type roughridersports