Timpson High School on Tuesday, January 4, 2022 –

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The Timpson Bears defeated the visiting Tenaha Tigers by an 84-54 score in Tuesday’s District 23 Class 2A conference varsity basketball game. The Bears are now 10-3 for the season and they have a 2-0 conference mark. The Tigers are 1-1 in district play and they are 7-4 overall.

Timpson trailed 7-8 midway through the first period but the Bears gained a 12-7 lead with three minutes left in the opening period and they never trailed again. By the midway break Timpson led 47-21.

At the end of the third stanza Timpson had built a 65-34 advantage on their way to the 84-54 point win.

Leading scorers for the Bears were Terry Bussey with 34 points, Jackson Campbell 21, Donovan Crockett 17 and Braden Courtney with 10. For Tenaha Jordan Ross scored 18, Charles Hervey 16 and Avanta Fredieu had 11 points.

Timpson will travel to Joaquin Rams Gymnasium on Friday, January 7, 2022 for district play with the Rams. JV girls and boys action begins at 4:30 p.m. and varsity action will follow.

Tenaha will host the San Augustine Wolves Friday, January 7. JV action starts at 4:30 p.m. with varsity following.

January 4, 2022 - The Joaquin Powerlifting team's first competition is in Garrison on Thursday, January 20th at 4pm. Boys and girls will be competing. The boys are coached by Coach Jon Jones and the girls are coached by Coach Rodney Prnka. To view the 2022 Joaquin Powerlifting schedule, click here.

January 3, 2022 - The Joaquin Lady Rams are gearing up for the 2022 Softball season. Both Varsity and Junior Varsity teams will play their first game away on February 5 against Elysian Fields at 11am. Click here to see the full updated schedule.

Tenaha Special Events Center on Wednesday, December 29, 2021 –

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Local teams competing at this year’s Tenaha Holiday Hoops basketball tournament have wrapped up their competition.

The Joaquin Rams was defeated Wednesday in a Boy’s Consolation Bracket B final by Kermit High School.

The Tenaha Tigers overcame county rival Shelbyville in a Boy’s Bracket A Consolation Final game on Wednesday.

The Timpson Bears Boy’s team fell to Little River Academy’s Bumble Bees by a narrow 67-65 score which gave the Bears a fourth-place finish.

The Tenaha Lady Tigers took a 44-37 win over the Lovelady Lady Lions to earn a third-place finish.

Shelbyville’s Lady Dragons team took a Consolation win over the Tatum Lady Eagles.

The Timpson Lady Bears took a fifth-place trophy after defeating Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill.

Both the girls and boys tournament championship games resulted in a Lipan High School win over Douglass to finish the tournament Wednesday night.

Tenaha SEC on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 –

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Tenahas’ Twelfth Holiday Hoops Basketball Tournament has moved to Day 2 competition. Among local teams still participating in the 3-day event was the Tenaha boys varsity team who played the Jefferson Bulldogs. The Tigers held a 48-44 advantage at the end of the third quarter and they held on for a 57-53 win.

The Timpson boys led the Beckville Bearcats 35-20 at halftime. The Bears led 49-35 going into the third frame. THS eventually took a 65-43 win.

The Timpson girls team was in a hard-fought defensive battle in the first half of their game with the Chireno Lady Owls. The Lady Bears and the Lady Owls were tied 13-13 at the midway intermission. Timpson outscored Chireno 28-18 during the second half and they took a 41-31 win.

December 28, 2021 - Tickets for the Center HS Roughrider boy's basketball away game against Pleasant Grove on Wednesday, December 29th will be sold online. Admission cost is $4 for adult and $2 for student. Nineth grade game starts at 1pm followed by JV (2:45pm) and then varsity (4:15pm).

Use following link to buy tickets: On the Pleasant Grove Hawks Athletics website, scroll down the page to "Hawk HS Boys Basketball" and you will see the Center game listed. Click the black "get tickets" button for the game.

Joaquin Rams Gymnasium on Monday, December 27, 2021 –

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Varsity basketball tournament competition is taking place today as Tenaha Holiday Hoops kicked off this morning at five area locations. Tenaha Special Events Center, Tenaha Tiger Gymnasium, Joaquin Rams Arena, Timpson Bears Gymnasium, and Panola College Arthur Johnson Gymnasium is hosting 18 Girl’s high School teams and 22 Boy’s teams.

Teams from Tenaha, Joaquin, Timpson, Shelbyville, Chireno, Sabine, New Diana, Lovelady, San Augustine, Lipan, Douglass, Kountze, Broaddus, Chapel Hill, Tatum, Centerville, Kermit, Dimebox, Avinger, Atlanta, Jefferson, Woden, White Oak, Waelder, Mineola, Academy and Rivercrest are competing.

Shelby County Today started coverage with an early boy’s game between the Jefferson Bulldogs versus the Joaquin Rams at Rams Gymnasium.

The game was close and the first quarter ended with the Rams leading the Bulldogs by a single point and a 9-8 points advantage going into the second stanza.

A 7-0 point scoring run by the ‘Dogs midway through the second quarter helped them gain a 29-19 lead at the buzzer which sent the teams into the locker rooms at the midway intermission.

Jefferson outscored Joaquin 17-14 during the third period and the Bulldogs took a 46-33 lead into the final quarter.

The Bulldogs were able to outpace the Rams 21-13 points in the final quarter and they took a 67-46 first-round win.

Joaquin will move on to face the loser of the Mount Pleasant Chapel Hill versus Beckville game being played at 11:30 a.m. on Monday morning. The Rams will tip off at Timpson on Tuesday, December 28, 2021 at 8:30 a.m.

Both the Shelbyville Lady Dragons and the Dragons Boy's Varsity teams have participated at the tournament on Monday as well. The Lady Dragons fell behind the Lovelady Lions 38-23 at halftime. Lovelady outscored Shelbyville 13-9 in the third period and they took a 51-32 advantage over SHS into the final quarter. The Lady Lions eventually beat the Lady Dragons 61-40.

The Shelbyville Dragons boys team trailed the Douglass Indians 22-14 at the end of the first quarter. SHS fell behind 34-21 at halftime. Douglass held a 45-32 at the end of the third stanza and they eventually defeated Shelbyville by a 68-44 final score.

The Tenaha Tigers boys team lost to the Little River Academy Bumble Bees in double overtime by a 86-79 score. Earlier in the day the Tigers had won their opening round game with the Sabine Cardinals by a 55-46 score.

The Timpson Bear boys team won a pair of games to open the tourney. They defeated the Atlanta Rabbits 73-57 and later Dime Box 80-60.

Timpson's girls beat New Diana early by a 54-21 score and later fell to the Douglass Lady Indians 70-46.


December 23, 2021 (Click here for boys/girls bracket - Holiday Day Hoops Tournament is set for December 27, 28, and 29 and this year marks the 12th Annual edition of what is widely recognized as the state’s premier small classification invitational basketball tournament.

Action includes thirty schools, seventy-two games over three days in five great venues and begins Monday morning, December 27th, at 8:30am. Venues for this event are the SEC at Tenaha High School; Tiger Gym, Tenaha; Panola College Arthur Johnson Gymnasium, Carthage; Timpson High School Gym, Timpson; and Joaquin High School Gym in Joaquin. Click on Holiday Hoops Bracket to find out game times and locations.

Don’t forget the star attraction every year also, The Tiger Café!!! Located at the Tenaha High School Cafetorium will be open daily for lunch and dinner. The lunch rush will begin at 11am and will close at 2:30pm. Lunch choices daily will be Cajun Fried Catfish, Hamburgers, and Chicken Strips including French Fries plus Iced Tea for only $8.00. The dinner run will begin at 4:30pm and end at 8:30pm. The menu will include all the traditional Holiday Hoop cuisine including your choice of Cajun Fried Catfish, Boiled Shrimp, Beef or Chicken Quesadillas with a choice of Baked Potato or French Fries, Cole Slaw or Salad, plus Iced Tea for $10.00 for dinner. Saturday night Fried Shrimp will be added to the dinner menu. Nightly specials are Monday night - Chicken Fried Steak, Tuesday night - BBQ Brisket and Sausage, and Wednesday night - Fried Shrimp. French Fries and Baked Potato only is $3. Extra Entree is $6 and extra fish is $2 a piece.

There will also be a full concession stand in the SEC, opens daily at 10am. So be sure to pass on the same ol’, same ol’ and enjoy the best restaurant dining in three counties right here in Tenaha over the weekend.

Joaquin Rams Gymnasium on Tuesday, December 21, 2021 –

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The Joaquin Rams boys varsity basketball team took a 50-38 regular season win over the West Rusk Raiders on Tuesday.

The Rams led 17-8 at the end of the first quarter after going on a 7-0 scoring run to end the opening frame. Joaquin and West Rusk each scored nine points apiece during the second period. JHS took a 26-17 point advantage into the lockerroom at the midway intermission.

Joaquin outpaced West Rusk 13 points to 9 during the third stanza. They led 39-27 headed into the fourth quarter.

Ram sophomore Gauge Jordan was leading scorer this game with 24 points.

Joaquin is now 4-11 this season. They will next play Jefferson High School at 8:30 a.m. at Joaquin during the Tenaha Holiday Hoops Tournament on Monday, December 27, 2021.

Coach Reed Westbrook stated after the game, “The team is working hard to prepare for district play which should be extremely competitive this season.”

Tenaha Special Events Center on Friday, December 17, 2021 –

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The Tenaha Lady Tigers Varsity Basketball team took a 62-48 District 23 2A win over the visiting Shelbyville Lady Dragons. Tenaha led 18-11 at the end of the first quarter.

THS outscored Shelbyville 18-14 in the second period and the Lady Tigers took a 36-25 advantage into the midway intermission.

The third quarter saw THS score 12 points and SHS tallied 10. The fourth stanza started with Tenaha leading 48-35.

The Lady Dragons fought hard in the final period but they were unable to make up ground as Tenaha outpaced them 14 points to 13. The Lady Tigers are 5-2 overall and they have a 2-0 conference mark. They will next travel to Martinsville on Monday, December 20 where JV and Varsity play will tipoff at 1 p.m.

The Lady Dragons are 4-3 overall they are 0-1 in District 23 action. They will host Wells High School on Monday, December 20, 2021. Time of tipoff has not been announced.