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November 30, 2021 - (Album, Album2 Photos by Jennifer Dykes) - The Center Tennis Association Thanksgiving Doubles Tennis Tournament was held Saturday, November 27, 2021, and 60 individuals were signed up to play in this inaugural event at the Coach Leon Dykes Center ISD Tennis Complex.

At the opening of the tournament, Center High School Tennis Coach Leon Dykes welcomed everyone and he explained the event wasn't only to help support the school program, but also as outreach to youth who may otherwise not have the opportunity to ever pick up a tennis racket.

"We've got a lot of things that we're trying to accomplish and this is day one, so this is awesome, thank you so much," said Dykes.

He then thanked Sharon K. Nelson and the remainder of the Center Tennis Association Board for their work in helping to get the tournament planned and for future events.

Coach Dykes remarked he has had some struggles lately which the community has helped him get through quickly.

"As many of you may know or may not know, I've had a lot of situations going on and I just want to thank you all so much for your thoughts and prayers," said Coach Dykes. "If it wasn't for this community I wouldn't be here so quickly back, I believe that, I truly do."

Rain was a constant threat to the tournament; however, it held off enough for everyone at the event to play and have an enjoyable time.

There's no charge to sign up as a member of the CTA. For more information you can text 936-591-1900 or email to

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November 30, 2021 - Tenaha Tigers 2021-2022 Boys/Girls Soccer teams will start their season on December 14th, 2021 against Westwood at Tenaha. To see the full schedule click here.


Stephen F Austin University’s Homer Bryce Stadium on Friday, November 26, 2021 –

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The Timpson Bears varsity football team won 42-21 over the Beckville Bearcats in a Texas UIL Region III Semifinal Elimination game on Friday. The Bears remain unbeaten with a 11-0 record. Timpson came in as the winner of District 10 2A-1 and Beckville (11-1) was the unbeaten representative of District 11 2A-1.

Beckville drove 76 yards on a 14-play scoring drive which saw senior quarterback Ryan Harris cap the drive with a 1-yard keeper run for a touchdown. Junior kicker Jayden Mojica kicked the extra point and BHS took a 7-0 lead with 3:23 left in the first quarter.

The Bears answered just four plays later for a 47-yard quarterback keeper for a touchdown by sophomore Terry Bussey with 2:10 still left in the opening stanza. Senior Logan Depaepe added an extra point kick to tie the game at 7-7. Depaepe eventually went a perfect 6 for 6 on extra point conversion kicks for the night.

Depaepe recovered a Bearcat’s fumble with just 26 seconds left in the opening frame and THS took over at the Bearcats 31-yard line. With 11:23 left in the second quarter, senior runningback Braden Courtney scored on a 12-yard touchdown run which gave Timpson their first lead at 14-7.

The Bears went up 21-7 when Bussey scored on a 12-yard keeper touchdown run with 3:33 left in the first half.

Beckville answered back with a score by senior Tyler Bryan with just 5 seconds remaining before halftime. The teams went into the midway intermission with Timpson ahead 21-14.

Harris scored his second touchdown with 9:25 left in the third period to tie the game 21-21. This would prove to be BHS’s final score of the contest.

Timpson was able to gain their next lead at 28-21 when Courtney scored on a 2-yard run with 6:41 left in the third frame. The Bears extended their lead to 35-21 with a 24-yard keeper for a touch by Bussey with 3:35 still left in the third quarter. Senior Bears receiver Hunter Tipton scored the game’s final touchdown with a 26-yard reception with 3:17 left in the final period. Moments later, Vosky Howard intercepted a Bearcat's pass and Timpson took the 42-21 elimination win.

The Bears will next face the Centerville Tigers (12-1) in a Region III Final/ State Quarterfinal elimination game at Jacksonville's Tomato Bowl on Friday, December 3, 2021 at 7 p.m. Centerville defeated Holland 28-0. According to Maxpreps, Centerville is ranked #9 and Timpson is #2 in Class 2A-1 Football.

November 22, 2021 - The Timpson Bears will play in round 3 of football playoffs at SFA University against Beckville on Friday, November 26 at 7pm. The bears are visitors and tickets are $8 each.

The Timpson Bears are the sole Shelby County varsity football team left as Texas UIL football competition heads to the Regional Semifinal week of elimination play.

The Bears defeated Thorndale last Friday and won by a 74-13 score. Timpson now 10-0 will next face the Beckville Bearcats who are 12-0 this season. BHS beat Hearne by a 50-31 score.

The two teams have three mutual opponents this season:

 The Joaquin Rams who Timpson beat 47-0 and Beckville defeated 50-39.

The Carlisle Indians who Timpson beat 55-20 and Carlisle beat 50-27.

The Frankston Indians who the Bears beat 61-0 and the Bearcats defeated 71-8.

Timpson and Beckville will head to Stephen F Austins' Homer Bryce Stadium on Friday, November 26, 2021 to see who will be the team who suffers their first loss this season. Kickoff will be at 7 p.m. The Bears will be in white uniforms and be the visitors.

Trinity High School on Friday, November 19, 2021 -

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The Tenaha Tigers season ended on Friday with a 17-10 overtime loss to the Chilton Pirates. The Tigers led through most of regulation play until Chilton tied the game with just six seconds to go in the game. The Pirates took their first lead in overtime, and then clinched a 17-10 win over No. 7 Tenaha to seize a huge Class 2A Division II area-round win.

The Tigers scored early after Jeremy Patton returned the opening kickoff 71 yards to the Chilton 8-yard line. Tenaha went up 3-0 when Manuel Loredo nailed a 25-yard field goal four plays later with 9:58 minutes remaining in the first quarter.

Both Tenaha and Chilton struggled moving the football in the first half and the two teams went into the locker rooms at halftime with THS holding the 3-0 lead.

Patton scored on a 2-yard touchdown run with 2:13 left in the third period. The score capped a 64-yard drive which started with a 38-yard reception by Ja’tyrian Moore from Tristan Claiborne. Loredo tacked on an extra point kick to give THS a 10-0 lead which held up until 8:32 left in the game. Daylon Ford scored the Pirates first touchdown on a 25-yard keeper run. Cesar Sanchez added and extra point to cut Tenaha’s lead to 10-7.

Chilton moved into scoring position late in the fourth quarter. Cesar Sanchez nailed a clutch 21-yard field goal with six seconds left to go and the score was tied at 10-10.

Chilton recovered an onside kick after that score but the play clock expired when their quarterback was sacked on the final play of regulation. This sent the game in to overtime to break the tie.

The Pirates got the ball first in the extra period, and on 3rd-and-goal Luis Fernandez plowed in the endzone for a 4-yard touchdown run and the first Pirate lead of the game. Sanchez’s ensuing extra point kick made the score 17-10 in Chilton’s favor for their first lead.

Tenaha had a chance to answer but disaster struck on the Tiger’s second play of overtime, the Pirates intercepted the ball in the end zone to clinch the win and end Tenaha’s season.

The Pirates (10-1) advance to face their old district rivals the Bremond Tigers(6-6) in the third round, as both District 10-2A II teams have managed to meet up again in the postseason.

November 19, 2021 - Shelby County Football Scores of 2nd round of Playoffs

Friday, November 19
Shelbyville 16 - Holland 27, Final Score
Tenaha 10 - Chilton 17, Final Score
Timpson 74 - Thorndale 13, Final Score

November 19, 2021 - The Center Recreation Department is proud to announce that the 2022 Basketball signups will begin soon.

Where? The Community House (425 San Augustine Street)
When? Tuesday, November 16th or Friday, November 19th
All Dates from 5:00 to 7:00pm

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 November 20th to sign up. After November 19th, 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

Cash, Check or Card Accepted

Cost is $60 per child Basketball (Ages 4-12)


Inscripciones de BASKETBALL

El Departamento de Recreación de Center se enorgullece en anunciar que la inscripción para la temporada de otoño 2022 DE BASKETBALL está por comenzar pronto.

¿Donde? Community House (425 San Augustine Street)
¿Cuando? Martes, 16 de Noviembre: Viernes, 19 de Noviembre
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 20 de Noviembre. Despues del 19 de Noviembre 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.

El costo es de $60.00 cada niño(a) Basketball (Edades 4-12)


Three of Shelby County’s five varsity football teams have avoided elimination and they will head to the Area Round of the UIL Football Playoffs.

The Shelbyville Dragons (7-4) defeated the Carlisle Indians by a 53-43 score last week. They will head to Athens High School on Friday, November 19, 2021 for an area round elimination playoff with the Holland Hornets (8-3) at 7p.m. the Dragons are the home team. Admission is $5. District, coaches, and senior citizen passes will be accepted. Dragons Fans are invited to help send-off their football team by lining the roadway in downtown Shelbyville from the gym to the bank at 1:30 p.m. on Friday, November 19th.

The Tenaha Tigers (9-2) beat the Burkeville Mustangs by a 62-14 score last week. They will travel to Trinity High School on Friday, November 19 for a 7 p.m. kickoff with the Chilton Pirates (10-1).

The Timpson Bears (9-0) defeated the Frankston Indians 62-0 last week. They will face the (8-3) Thorndale Bulldogs, at Fairfield High School, at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 19.

November 18, 2021 - The Joaquin Junior High basketball team will travel to Shelbyville to play the Dragons on November 29 with a 5:30pm game time. To view the 2021-22 season schedule, click here.