March 25, 2015 - The Henderson County Whizbang was held at Rose City Flying Clays on Saturday, March 21. Shelby County 4H Shooters had twelve kids that participated in the shoot.
Juniors: Collin Lloyd and Seth Shamblin
Intermediates: Aidan Arwine, Colton Gutermuth, Corey Denney, Cutter Milford, Jacob Cox, Lance Holloway and Logan Holloway
Senior I: Konner Windham and Nic Lambert
Senior II: Wade Baty
In the Junior division Seth Shamblin won 1st in Skeet, Trap, Whizbang and Sporting clays. He was also high point overall (HOA) and won a belt buckle.
In the Intermediate division Logan Holloway won 1st in Skeet, 3rd in Trap and 2nd in Whizbang. He was also the HOA winner and won a belt buckle.
In Senior I Nic Lambert placed 4th in skeet and 2nd in sporting clays. Konner Windham placed 3rd in sporting clays.
March 24, 2015 - Bear Baseball – The Timpson High School baseball team won their first district game against Shelbyville on Monday, March 16th with a score of 5-4. Last night the team won against Mt. Enterprise 15-10. Attached is a picture of the team. Left to right: Coach Billy Bryant, Hunter Smith, Cutter Smith, Hayden Smith, James Marshall, Jaden Johnson, Chandler Burgay, Keaton Bush, Brandon Torres, Kaeson Gentry, Brandon Addison, Chris Piro, Chase Clepper, Blake Johnson, Coach Chad Lawrence. The team has a 6-0 record and 3-0 in district.
Lady Bear Softball – The Lady Bears played hard last night against Gary but fell a bit short with a score of 6-4.
March 24, 2015 - The Shelbyville High School Lady Dragons Powerlifting program made history by producing the school’s first gold medal state champions, Harlie Hagler and Katie Casey, at the Texas High School Women’s Powerlifting Association State Meet held in Corpus Christi on Saturday March 21. Savannah Talbert also won a fourth place medal at the state meet. The seven member team Shelbyville High School Lady Dragons Powerlifting team consisting of Freshman Katie Casey, Sophomores Hannah Hall and Kennedy Parker, Junior Cleosha Jeter, and Seniors Harlie Hagler, Savannah Talbert, and Tristan Wilburn, had all seven girls finish in the top 10 of their respective weight classes at the state meet. The Lady Dragons finished third as a team in the state, trailing only Champion Hawley High School and Runner-up Seagraves High School.
Savannah finished her senior year with her best total of the season of 715 pounds in the 123 pound division. She had her best squat and deadlift of the season at 285 pounds and 305 pounds respectively. She also set a regional record of 300 pounds in deadlift. Savannah also earned her way on to the Academic All State 2nd Team.
Katie also saved her best day for the state meet, posting her best total of 955, best squat of 415 and best deadlift of 385 pounds. She was in 2nd place 60 pounds behind the leader going into her last lift. The stage was set for a come from behind win and Katie needed to deadlift 25 more pounds than her previous best of 360 in order to take gold. She rose to the occasion and pulled 385 pounds from the floor giving her the win.
Harlie was the silver medalist last year at the state meet and added 110 pounds to last years state total for a 910 pound gold medal performance. Her 400 pound squat was good enough for her to earn the ‘’Outstanding Squat’’ award for the heavy weight platform. Harlie had her best bench of the season at 185 pounds leading her to a 35 pound victory. Harlie added an Academic All State 1st Team selection to her Championship day.
March 24, 2015 - The Little Dribbler's season began in February and has culminated with two of their six teams qualifying for the National Tournament in Nacona on April 8th-11th. Coach Greg Jenkins, Coach Garry Davison, and Mr. Tyner began a Little Dribbler's chapter in Tenaha as a way to get younger athletes involved in basketball. Mrs. Carrie Jenkins and her husband were involved in Little Dribblers in Cayuga and brought their knowledge of the league here. "We are very proud of our kids and community for their efforts and achievements," Coach Jenkins said. " It took hard work from the Tenaha staff and volunteers to work the clocks, referee games, coach the teams, and give up their weekend for Little Dribblers to happen."
Girls and boys in grades 1 through 8 participated in the local league, and grades 3-8 were able to compete at the Regional Tournament last weekend in Central Heights. Out of the six teams that traveled to the three-day tournament, two advanced to Nationals. The Senior Boys team beat a very talented Central Heights, Grapeland and finally Lovelady to win the championship Saturday morning. The Tenaha Senior Boys team members are 8th graders: Jaurmez Brock, Nictavian Calloway, Ja'Qualin Franks, Ke'Myson Gray, Trenton Hass, Jaquavion Lloyd, and TyCorreus Villegas. The 7th graders are Jatorian Calloway, Hayden Jenkins, Zacc Smith, and Cooper Ward. Their coach is Marcus Bowman.
The Junior Boys team beat Lovelady in their first game, lost to Grapeland on Saturday morning, and battled back to beat a talented Central Heights team to win the runner-up trophy and a spot at Nationals. The Junior team consists of: 4th graders Luke Ward and Takavion Wilson; 3rd graders Ja'Tyrian Moore, Jordan Reese, Gauge Jordan, Kamarion Ross, Tra Scourton, and Dawson Williams; 2nd graders Brikelian Kenney and Ja'Torian Moore. Their coach is Jay Moore. Both squads will be competing against 13 other teams across the state of Texas. Jenkins added, "While we are very proud of the kids that made the national tournament, we are just as proud of the participation we had for all kids 1st through 8th grade. We look forward to building this thing into an even better experience for the kids and community as we move forward over the next few years."
In order to help with lodging and food costs during the tournament, the parents are having a bake sale in front of the Tiger Stop this Saturday, March 28th. The parents and kids would love for the community to come out and buy some cookies and cake to support their teams.
March 24, 2015 - On Saturday, March 21st, Jared Wiggins, Senior at CHS, and Brett Clark, Junior at CHS competed in the Southeast Texas High School Fishing Association tournament in Orange, Texas.
Twelve teams were paired with Bassmaster Pro Anglers, and despite rainy conditions, Jared and Brett weighed in a three fish limit of 8lbs. 11oz. earning them 2nd place overall.
For a televised interview with the boys, follow the link below:
March 23, 2015 - Shelbyville Junior Jeron "J.J." Boykins, was selected as an All-Region performer for Class 2A, Region III by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. J.J., the unanimous 22-2A Most Valuable Player, avergaged 18.0 points per game and led the Dragons to their first district title in 26 years.
Jeron was awarded Newcomer of the Year his freshman year and 1st Team All District his sophomore year.
During the summer he plays for the Amateur (AAU) for the Shelby County Hoop Squad and Houston Goldwire Elite. J.J. plans to pursue basketball in college.
Coach Jerod Roland
March 23, 2015 - The Shelby County Bass Anglers held the second event of the 2015 season last weekend at Cassells-Boykin Park on Lake Sam Rayburn. The lake was still rising from all of the recent rains and the bass were moving more shallow as the muddy water warmed up for spawning. This wet weather didn’t deter the 38 teams of anglers from putting on the rain gear and striking out in search of the winning stringers of bass.
Bobby Joe Cartwright and Michael “Lil Man” Gardner prevailed over Mother Nature and the rest of the anglers bringing in the heaviest limit of bass weighing 26.72lbs. The team reported catching their fish in shallow, stained water on chatterbaits. The second place big bass of the event, an 8.16lb lunker, anchored their winning sack. David Horton and Alan Horne captured the second place spot with 19.62lbs including the overall big bass tipping the scales at 8.22lbs. These fish were reported caught by flipping craw worms into the flooded buck brush. The third place team of John Olive and Jason Wells also reported flipping flooded buck brush with their third place limit of bass weighing 16.13lbs. Rounding out the money spots was the fourth place team of Purdell Sigler and Vernon Jackson with a hefty limit of Big Sam bass coming in to the scales at 15.92lbs. The team combo pot was won by Team “Big Deal” Jacob Permenter and Cody Barton paired with Bobby Addison and Clarence Sanderson for a nice combined pay day.
The next event is planned for April 25th-26th out of Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend. Feel free to contact any member for information about the club, or visit our website at www.shelbycountybassanglers.com for more details.
March 17, 2015 - The Center High School Boys Powerlifting team had six lifters attend the Regional Meet in Rusk, Texas. As a team of only 6 lifters, the Riders came in a four way tie for 7th overall out of 28 teams and had one lifter qualify for State.
Devincent Hoyt, 242 lbs weight class, placed 2nd with a total of 1,500 lbs. and qualified for the State Powerlifting meet. The State Powerlifting Meet will be in Abilene, TX. on March 28th.
Hairo Salazar placed 6th in the 114 lbs weight class with a total lift of 640 lbs.
In the 123 lbs weight class, Brendan Stanley placed 8th and lifted a total of 665 lbs.
Jacarlos Hall medaled with 3rd place in the 148 lbs weight class with a grand total of 1,120 lbs.
Witt Dockens competed in the 181 lbs weight class, placing 5th and coming in with 1,175 lbs.
Denzel Moore placed 9th in the 275lb. weight class with a total lift of 1280lbs.
March 17, 2015 - The Wildwings 8U Select Baseball team participated in a tournament in Beaumont TX this weekend and brought home 1st place honors. The Wildwings are ranked #1 in the nation in the 8u division
Standing L to R: Dylan Parker, Connor Hogan, T.J. Belin, Logan Horton, Jackson Campbell. Kneeling L to R: Tanner Brooks, Kade Blankenship, Tanor Doggett, Carson Bush, Tate Bass, Dylan Crawford. Coaches: Mick Doggett, Travis Belin, Josh Horton, and Isaac Anderson
March 11, 2015 - Tenaha’s D’Andre Thomas signs national letter of intent to play football at Kilgore Junior College. Family and friends were on hand to celebrate D’andre’s athletic and educational committment. D’Andre will receive a full scholarship to attend Kilgore Junior College.
As a Tenaha Tiger D’Andre Thomas played an essential role in leading the Tigers to the Regional Playoffs. He completed his high school career with 1,427 total receiving yards, 87 catches and a total of 20 touchdowns. D’Andre was awarded the 2014-2015 1st team All-District Offense player, 1st Team Defensive player and All-State Honorable Mention in football.
Football was not the only sport D’Andre excelled at. He also played a key role in leading the Tenaha Tiger Varsity basketball team to this year’s Regional Quarter Final Tournament where the Tigers earned runner up. D’Andre was named 1st Team All-District basketball. During the 2014 track season D’Andre, member of the 4 X 2 relay team, advanced to Regional Finals.
D’Andre plans to advance to a Division I college to play football and major in Kinesiology.