August 28, 2023 - Joaquin Football Games will be played at Beckville ISD this week.

JH/JV will play on Wednesday, August 30 at 5pm. Varsity will play Thursday, August 31 at 7:30pm.

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Friday saw the Center Roughriders varsity football team pull away from the visiting Tatum Eagles by outscoring them 80-63 in each team’s season opener.

This game boasted plenty of fireworks as the teams swapped the lead ten times during the night. Tatum took the early lead when Cole Watson scored on a 10-yard quarterback sneak with 7:27 minutes left in the first period. An extra point kick gave the Eagles a 7-0 point lead.

Kaden Dixon got Center on the board with a 51-yard touchdown run with 6:13 remaining in the opening period. The Roughriders added a 2-point conversion run and went up on the Eagles 8-7.

With 2:30 left in the first frame Watson hit Luke Sigler for a 36-yard touchdown strike which gave THS a 14-8 advantage. Center retook the lead when Emonte Cash Cross hit TJ Belin with a pass which resulted in a 50-yard touchdown and gave CHS a slim 15-14 lead after a Carlos Hernandez extra point kick with 1:28 left in the first stanza. Hernandez would eventually make good on 8 extra point kicks throughout the night.

Tatum retook the lead at 21-15 when Watson hit Sigler on another long strike early in the second quarter, to give THS good field position, and Brayden Mimbs scored on first and goal a minute later.

Cross hit Lance Wilburn for a 55-yard ‘Riders touchdown reception with 10:34 left before halftime to give Center a narrow 22-21 lead.

Mimbs found paydirt again with a 14-yard touchdown run with 7:42 left in the second frame Tatum led 27-22 after a blocked extra point attempt.

Cross scored on a 66-yard keeper with 6:01 remaining first half to give CHS a narrow 36-35 advantage. Then Dixon added a 4-yard touchdown run to his resume with 1:28 left till the halftime buzzer. This gave the Roughriders a 43-35 lead at the break.

The second half of the ball game saw plenty of scoring but no lead changes as Center held onto the lead for the remainder of the contest. Dixon scored for CHS with a 59-yard run which gave the ‘Riders a 51-35 lead with 11 minutes left in the third period. Cross added another score to his books and gave CHS a 59-41 lead with nine minutes to go in the third quarter. Cross later found Wilburn for a 64-yard score with 4:52 left in the quarter and Center led 66-41. Jakevin Robinson pulled down a reception for a touchdown which helped gave CHS a 73-49 lead at the 1:10 mark of the third frame. With just 28 seconds remaining in the third quarter Jermain Hunter returned a Tatum kickoff 90 yards for Center’s final touchdown and Center led 80-57.

The game’s final score was the only one of the fourth frame. Tatum gained a 10-yard touchdown run by Watson with 6:42 left in the contest which put the final score at 80 for Center and 63 for Tatum.

Center will travel to Spring Hill on Friday, September 1, 2023 for a 7:30 p.m. kickoff at Panthers Stadium. The Panthers took a tough road loss to the Sabine Cardinals by a 64-20 score.

August 25, 2023 - The Sabine Parish Tourist Commission, along with Desoto Parish Tourism Commission and Sabine River Authority are proud to announce that Toledo Bend Lake will be the first stop of the 2024 Major League Fishing Bass Pro Tour. The tournament is set to take place January 30, 2024 through February 4, 2024. MLF, one of the leading bass fishing organizations, describes the Bass Pro Shops Bass Pro Tour as ‘professional bass fishing’s most competitive circuit.’

Sabine Parish Tourist Commission Executive Director, Georgia Craven, says ‘We are excited to host the first tournament of MLF Bass Pro Tour season six. It is thrilling that Toledo Bend Lake continues to be considered a desired destination for top pro anglers and their fans.’

Toledo Bend Lake, situated on the border of Louisiana and Texas, is recognized for its breathtaking beauty and exceptional bass fishing. The expansive 186,000 acre lake offers a wide variety of accommodations, family friendly attractions, and local businesses eager to serve its visitors.

The MLF Bass Pro Tour tournament event will showcase the talents of some of bass fishing’s best professional anglers. The tournament will be accompanied by a range of events throughout the week, such as interactive clinics and educational opportunities for aspiring anglers of all ages.

There will be more information on the schedule of events coming soon. Stay up to date by visiting or by following Toledo Bend Lake Country on Facebook and Instagram.

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The #2 ranked Timpson Bears varsity football team hosted the #4 Beckville Bearcats in what many thought would be a close season opening game. The Bears were able to come away with a blowout 50-13 win to open regular season play.

Beckville opened up the game with a short-lived drive which was derailed by a sack at the 11- minute mark by Bears JJ Garner and Baylor Kimbro.

Timpson then drove 80 yards on a nine-play scoring drive which saw Vosky Howard rush the final 5 yards for the Bears first touchdown. Tyler Lane added the first of six successful extra-point kicks this night and THS led 7-0 with 6:41 left in the first quarter.

Beckville next scored on a 9-play drive that saw quarterback Calan Castle go into the endzone from 5-yards out to pull the Bearcats to within 7-6 with 1:42 left in the opening period. The BHS 2-point conversion attempt failed and Timpson held a 1-point advantage at the start of the second quarter.

Cameron Bennett recovered a Bearcats fumble at the THS 42-yard line, with 10:40 left in the second period, and Timpson went on a 4-play 58-yard scoring drive which was capped by Garner with a keeper run for a 2-yard touchdown with 8:59 left in the second quarter. Garner added a 2-point conversion run and the Bears held a 15-6 advantage.

The Bearcats were forced to punt the ball back to the Bears late in the first half. On second and goal at the 4-yard line, Garner added his third touchdown with just 19 seconds remaining before halftime. Lanes extra point kick gave Timpson a 22-6 lead at halftime.

 In the second half JJ Garner scored his fourth touchdown on a 41-yard keeper for a score to put the Bears up 29-6, after another Lane extra point kick with 7:47 left third quarter.

Garner scored his fifth touchdown from 60 yards out with 7:25 still left in the third period. Lane booted another extra point and THS led Beckville 36-6.

Garner hit Amare Bruton for a 35-yard touchdown reception with 4:48 still left in the third stanza and Timpson led 43-6 after a Lane extra point kick.

Later Bearcat Jorden Prince scored on a 44-yard touchdown run and Aiden Brantley added a Bearcats extra point with 10:45 left in the fourth period. This cut Timpson’s lead to 43-13.

Timpson got a 3-yard touchdown run from Chris Nickleberry with 5:07 left in the contest and another Lane extra point kick gave THS a 50-13 lead which held up for the remainder of the contest.

The Bears will play the Jefferson Bulldogs next Friday, September 1, 2023 at Jefferson’s Bulldog Stadium. Kickoff is slated for 7 p.m.

August 25, 2023 - Week 1 of Shelby County Varsity Football Scores.

Friday, August 25
Center 80 - Tatum 63, Final Score
Joaquin 6 - Arp 21 Final Score
Shelbyville 43 - Alto 12, Final Score
Tenaha 21 - West Sabine 20, Final Score

Thursday, August 24
Timpson 50 - Beckville 13, Final Score


All five Shelby County high school varsity football teams will kick off their 2023 seasons this week.

The Center Roughriders will host the Tatum Eagles on Friday, August 25, 2023 at 7:30 p.m. The Roughriders will be trying to improve on an 8-4 season from last year. They finished in second place last season with a 4-2 District 8 4A mark. They are coached by Ricky Meeks and staff.

The Joaquin Rams will travel to Arp High School to take on the Tigers on Friday, August 25 at 7:30 p.m. The Rams were 9-3 last season and posted a 5-1 District 11-2A-1 record and they were the conference second place representative. They are coached by Wade Lawson and his staff.

The Shelbyville Dragons will host the Alto Yellowjackets on Friday, August 25 at 7:30 p.m. they went 6-5 a year ago and they were the fourth-place representative for District 11-2A-1. They are coached by Jerrad Wallace and staff.

The Timpson Bears will host the Beckville Bearcats on Thursday, August 24 at 7:30 p.m. The Bears are ranked number 2 in the state while the Bearcats are close in the number 4 spot. The are ranked #1 & #2 respectively in Region III. Timpson took the District 11 2A-1 title last season and boasted a 14-1 record before falling in the state semifinals late by a field goal. They are coached by Kerry Therwhanger and his staff.

The Tenaha Tigers will travel to West Sabine to take on the Tigers at 7 p.m. at WSHS. Tenaha was 5-6 overall last season and 3-2 in District 11-2A-II. They are coached by Terry Ward and staff.

August 21, 2023 - Kickoff time for Shelbyville's game versus Alto on this Friday, August 25 has been moved to 7:30pm.

August 18, 2023 - Shelbyville's volleyball game versus Carlisle that was scheduled in Shelbyville tonight, August 18 has been cancelled.

Logansport, Louisiana on Thursday, August 17, 2023 –

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The Joaquin Rams varsity football team visited the Logansport Tigers for their final tune-up scrimmage of the season. The Rams will begin their regular season with a season opener at Arp High School’s Tigers Stadium on Friday, August 25, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Arp is seeded as the fifth-place projection for Class 3A II District 9 by Dave Campbell’s Football Magazine. Joaquin is seeded as the second-place projection for Class 2A I District 11. Timpson is the #1 seed for the district and for Region III.

August 15, 2023 - Below is the information for Football and Soccer Signups. Tonight, August 15, and Thursday are the only in person signup dates. City Hall is open everyday if you want to go by between 8:30-4:30. August 23 will be the last day to sign up.

Football and Soccer Signups

The Center Recreation Department is proud to announce that the

2023 Football and Fall Soccer signups will begin soon.

  • Where? The Community House (425 San Augustine Street)
  • When? Tuesday, August 15th or Thursday, August 17th

All Dates from 5pm to 7pm

Parents are encouraged to come by City Hall at 617 Tenaha Street to sign up also. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8-4:30pm. If one of the signup dates doesn’t work for you, please come by City Hall before August 23th to sign up. Signups will shut off after the 23rd. For more information contact Jason Mitchell, City of Center Recreational Director at 936-590-7196

Cash, Check or Card Accepted

  • Cost is $70 per child Soccer (Ages 3-14)
  • Cost is $80 per child Flag (Ages 5– 7)
  • Cost is $105 per child Tackle (Ages 8-12)

(Includes Jersey, Flags, Pad and Helmet, insurance, and all fees)

Parents: please bring a copy of the birth certificate to signups

Inscripciones de Soccer y Futbol Americano

El Departamento de Recreación de Center se enorgullece en anunciar que la inscripción para la temporada de otoño 2023 De Soccer y Ftbol Americano está por comenzar pronto.  

¿Donde? Community House (425 San Augustine Street)

¿Cuando? Martes, 15 de Agosto: Jueves, 17 de Agosto

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 am – 4:30 pm.  Si alguna de las fechas de regristo no funciona para usted favor de pasar ala oficina antes del 23 de Agosto. Las inscripciones se cerraran despues del 23 de Agosto. 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.

  • El costo es de $70.00 cada niño(a) Soccer (Edades 4-14)
  • El costo es de $80.00 cada niño(a) Bandera (Edades 5 – 7)
  • El costo es de $105.00 cada niño(a) Tackle (Edades 8-12)

(Incluye jersey, banderas, cojines y casco, seguranza y todos los gastos de inscripción)

Parents: please bring a copy of the birth certificate to signups