February 26, 2015 - The Center Roughrider Varsity Boys Basketball team claimed the Bi-District Championship on Tuesday, February 24th against the Jasper Bulldogs.

Led by Sophomore, Octavious Evans who scored 25 points for the night, the Riders confidently marched to victory. With a tied score at the end of the first period, the Riders quickly made adjustments and went into halftime with a defining lead over the Bulldogs, 44-25.

The second half was a clear and decisive on behalf of the Riders.
They outscored Jasper in the third 20-5 and in the fourth 24-20, closing the game at 88-50, Riders.

The Roughriders will advance to the next round of play on Friday, February 27th against Mexia. The game will be in Jacksonville ISD gymnasium (formerly Lon Morris College gym) and tip off will be at 7 PM.

February 20, 2015 - Shelbyville Boys Powerlifting team competed in the Center Powerlifting meet on Thursday, February 19, 2015. Shelbyville finished 3rd over at the meet with Kal Metcalf taking Best Lifter on the Heavy Platform with a combined weight of 1565 lbs.

Shelbyville is having a good year in powerlifting with 4 lifters in the top 10 in their weight class in the region. The team is coached by Coach Michael Taylor.

Wt. Class Place * Athlete BWT Squat Bench Press Dead Lift Total
114 3 Schilder, Christian 104.4 215 110 255 580
148 2 Bearden, Corey 147.8 400 230 420 1050
148 4 Berry, Wesley 134 300 135 285 720
148 5 Roland, Trenton 138 260 135 275 670
181 4 Jackson, Jacob 172.8 370 250 400 1020
181 6 Amburn, David 172.8 340 170 350 860
181 BO Whitton, Justin 178.4 350 175 0 0
198 1 Burrell, Octavian 192.8 550 315 475 1340
198 4 Jefferson, Logan 188 370 210 380 960
220 5 Evens, SyDarius 205.4 300 160 280 740
242 1 Metcalf, Kal 241.8 660 370 535 1565
242 BO McCowin, Kawon 227.4 370 0 0 0
SHW 4 Lindsey, Andrew 312 385 250 390 1025

February 20, 2015 - The Lady Dragon's Powerlifting Team finished in First Place as a team at the Center Powerlifting Meet on February 19, 2015.

Order of finishing
1st place: Kaitlin Campbell, Cleosha Jeter, Hannah Hall, Savannah Talbert, Kamaryn Smith, Harlie Hagler, and Katie Casey.
2nd place: Tristin Wilburn, Kennedy Parker and Breanna Jackson.
3rd place: Madison Taylor.
4th place: Paige Polley and Lindsey Holbrook.
5th place: Kiana Watts.

Harlie Hagler earned ''Best Lifter'' Award on the heavy weight platform.

Congratulations! The team is coached by Coach Gary Alford.

February 20, 2015 - Shelbyville HS Varisity boys basketball team won their district championship for the first time since 1989.
The Dragons were 16-5 overall and finished with a 9-1 district record. The team is coached by Coach Jerod Roland and Asst. Coach Joe Boykins.

February 19, 2015 - Shelbyville Junior Varsity Boys finish the season as District Champs with a Prefect District Record of 8-0. Team members include Ryan Bailey, Malik Cartwright, Terrell Cartwright, Marquise Edwards, Kam Howard, Elijah Johnson, Trenton Roland, Reece Stroud, Javis Thompson, Tyler Trimble, Ben Swearingen, Mac Wheeler, and Nick Williams. Team is coached by Joe Boykins and Jerod Roland.


February 16, 2015 - Joaquin ISD Powerlifting team participated in the February 5th Kirbyville Power Lifting Meet and took 1st place in 5 different weight classes. In the men's weight classes Case Chambliss, Nate Belrose, and Zach Bell each took 1st place in their weight class. In the women's weight classes Jaz Atkins and Desere Cooper both took 1st place in their class.

Below are the stats for the Joaquin lifters:

Left to right: Tristan Carroll, Case Chambliss, Hunter Holt, Zach Bell (Not pictured in group Nate Belrose)

Athlete Wt. Class Place BWT Squat Bench Press Dead Lift Total
Chambliss, Case 148 1 147 440 260 450 1150
Yates, Kase 148 6 145 265 160 305 730
Belrose, Nate 181 1 176 440 205 415 1060
Carroll, Tristan 198 4 197 335 185 300 820
Holt, Hunter 198 5 194 315 185 310 810
Bell, Zach 275 1 265 425 240 425 1090

Left to right: Loren Johnson, Desere Cooper, Jaz Atkins, Shelby Swaim

Athlete Wt. Class Place BWT Squat Bench Press Dead Lift Total
Johnson, Loren 165 5 158 190 90 240 520
Atkins, Jaz 181 1 172 275 130 265 670
Cooper, Desere 220+ 1 245 285 155 335 775
Swaim, Shelby 220+ 2 285 200 155 300 655

Jason Wells and John Olive cull out the winning stringer weighing 25.43lbs.

February 13, 2015 - The Shelby County Bass Anglers began the 2015 tournament season last weekend on Toledo Bend out of Holly Park Marina. 43 teams showed up in hopes of capturing the largest 5 fish limit of bass and bragging rights. The warming trends had the fish feeding and the weights showed proof of it!

Jason Wells and John Olive had a textbook day of fishing and were able to cull out the winning stringer weighing 25.43lbs. The second place overall bass of 7.45lbs anchored their winning sack. The duo will also receive first place plaques sponsored by Campbell Portable Buildings.

Shane Murphy and Chance Moton wrapped up the second place check with a big sack of Toledo bass weighing 20.73lbs. Shane also caught the overall big bass of the event with a lunker tipping the scales at 9.49lbs! Third place was seized by the father/son team of Vic and Cole Cooper. Their pay window sack weighed 18.26lbs.

The fourth and final place was captured by another father and son team of Carl and Josh Jernigan with 17.30lbs of quality Toledo Bend bass. This month’s combo pot was won by Shane Murphy/Chance Moton teamed with Levi Willoughby/Kevin Oswalt with a combined team weight of 25.52lbs.

The next event for the SCBA is the annual Sand Bass tournament at Logansport on March 14th, followed by the monthly pre tournament meeting on March 17th at the First Baptist Church Fellowship Hall. The March tournament will be held at Cassells Boykin Park on Lake Sam Rayburn the weekend of March 21-22. For more details, check out our website at

Shane Murphy

Cole Cooper

February 13, 2015 - The Center High School Boys and Girls Powerlifting teams traveled to the Huntington Invitational and continued on their journey to success with the boys team placing first overall and the girls placing 3rd overall. Individual results were as follows:

Boys Powerlifting
Hairo Salazar, 114 weight class, 635 total, 1st place
Brenden Stanley, 123 weight class, 580 total, 2nd place
Joe King, 132 weight class, 1010 total, 1st place
Daniel Rodriguez, 132 weight class, 840 total, 2nd place
JaCarlos Hall, 148 weight class, 1080 total, 1st place
Jaden Yanez, 165 weight class, 900 total, 4th place
Witt Dockens, 181 weight class, 1065 total, 2nd place
Adrian Johnson, 198 weight class, 1050 total, 5th place
Devincent Hoyt, 242 weight class, 1375 total, 2nd place
Denzel Moore, 275 weight class, 1200 total, 4th place
Pedro Mendoza, 275 weight class, 1065 total, 5th place

Outstanding Lifter, Light Platform was Joe King

Girls Powerlifting
Megan Lovett, 114 weight class, 390 total, 2nd place
Kendal Ray, 114 weight class, 360 total, 5th place
Breanna Suell, 123 weight class, 470 total, 1st place
Sparkle Lilly, 123 weight class, 460 total, 2nd place
Keyunda Williams, 123 weight class, 450 total, 3rd place
Bre Hightower, 132 weight class, 530 total, 4th place
LaJada Hicks, 132 weight class, 410 total, 6th place
Rylee Hudspeth, 148 weight class, 685 total, 2nd place
Rachel Andrews, 220+ weight class, 765 total, 1st place

February 12, 2015 - The 7th grade team members are standing left to right: Marcus Horton, Quay Hendrix, kneeling, Colt Leach, Jakevion Buckley, Jordan Boykins, Bryson Sluga, Kolby Parker, Bryar Waggstaff; Jaylon Brinson (not pictured). The team is coached by Joe Boykins

Congratulations to the Shelbyville 7th grade Basketball team for being the district champions with a record of 8 - 0. We are very proud of you

February 12, 2015 - On Saturday, February 7th, the Shelby County Junior Bass Anglers fished their second SETX High School Fishing Association tournament. 376 teams fished the tournament. The top 10 teams are secured a spot with an Elite Pro fisherman in a B.A.S.S. tournament that will be held on March 28th.

Center High School Senior Jared Wiggins and Junior, Brett Clark, placed 7th overall which qualifies them to compete in the B.A.S.S. tournament with a professional fisherman. Also competing for CHS were Freshmen, Brenden Stanley and Colman Davis who placed 12th. All these teams won scholarship money.

(From left) Brett Clark, Darren Wiggns and Jared Wiggins(From Left) Colman Davis, Jeff Davis and Brenden Stanley