Sports

Center Roughrider’s Field on Friday, March 12, 2021 –

Last Friday saw the Center Lady Roughriders Varsity Softball team fall to the Central Heights Lady Blue Devils by a 6-4 score.

The Lady Blue Devils jumped out to a 2-0 advantage in the top of the third inning when Trinity Bailey blasted a 2-run homer over the leftfield wall. In the fourth inning Central Heights extended their lead to 4-0 with a rally fueled by four hits.

Center got on the board in the bottom of the fourth frame when Rylee Youngblood led off with a single to leftfield and was later driven in by an Aryah Turner single.

Center got scores from Shakadria Hubbard, Taylor Horton and Carson Crouch during a rally in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie the game at 4-4.

Bailey singled to give CHHS a runner in the top of the seventh inning and Brittany McLaughlin hit a 2-run homer over the centerfield wall which gave the Blue Devils a 6-4 advantage. Bailey was able to strike out all three batters she faced in the bottom half of the inning to close out the game.

Center’s record now stands at 5-11-1 they have one more pre-district game on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 when they host the Hemphill Lady Hornets with JV beginning at 5:30 p.m. and Varsity play starts at 7 p.m.

Shelbyville High School on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 –

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The Timpson Lady Bears varsity softball team won a District 22 2A conference game over the Shelbyville Lady Dragons by a 11-1 score. A 3-run home run over the leftfield fence by Bear’s senior first baseman Johna Kruse in the second inning, during a rally, gave THS an early 5-1 advantage.

The game’s score remained the same until Timpson exploded for six more runs in the sixth inning which enforced the ten-run-mercy-rule and ended the contest, after Shelbyville was unable to score, in the bottom of the inning.

Shelbyville will next travel to Garrison on Friday, March 12, 2021 for another varsity conference game at 5:30 p.m. with the Lady Bulldogs.

Timpson will host the Joaquin Lady Rams varsity at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at THS.


Boy's State Meet Qualifiers (from left) Eli Taylor, Coach Michael Taylor, and Ty Merriman

March 8, 2021 - Kiouja Gates, Eli Taylor and Ty Merriman qualified for the State UIL Powerlifting meet. Taylor and Merriman will compete at the boy's State meet on March 25-26, 2021 in Abilene, TX. Gates will compete at the girl's State meet on March 17-18, 2021 in Corpus Christi, TX. We are Dragon proud! Good Luck at State. The powerlifting teams are coached by Michael Taylor and Joey Williams.


February 26, 2021 - The Dragons Powerlifting teams lead by Coach Michael Taylor had six boys and two girls advance to the Regional Powerlifting meet.


From left to right (Standing) Eli Taylor, Grady Clay, Dawson Windham, Dawson Jackson, (Kneeling) Carlos Garret, and Ty Merriman

Boys Powerlifting Regional Qualifiers are Carlos Garret, Trey Cartwright, Grady Clay, Eli Taylor, Dawson Windham, and Ty Merriman. They will compete at the Regional Powerlifting Meet, March 4-5 at Malakoff High School.


From left to right: Laika Sanders and Kioija Gates

Girls Powerlifting Regional Qualifiers are Kioija Gates and Laika Sanders and they will compete at the Regional Girls Powerlifting meet to be held March 5-6, 2021 at Rice High School.

Congratulations and Good Luck at Regionals!

March 8, 2021 - Center ISD athletic schedule for the week of March 8th through 13th.

Monday

  • JH Track in Center
  • Golf at Tempest (Gladewater)

Tuesday

  • Softball v Huntington (Center)
  • Soccer at Sabine (Sabine)

Thursday

  • Varsity Baseball at Rusk Tournament (Rusk)
  • JV Baseball at Hudson Tournament (Hudson)
  • Boys Soccer versus Henderson (Center)
  • Boys Regional Powerlifting (Henderson)

Friday

  • Softball versus Central Heights (Center)
  • Boys Soccer versus Kilgore (Center)
  • Varsity Baseball at Rusk Tournament (Rusk)
  • JV Baseball at Hudson Tournament (Hudson)

Saturday

  • Girls Soccer at Kilgore (Kilgore) (originally scheduled on Friday 3/12)
  • Varsity Baseball at Rusk Tournament (Rusk)
  • JV Baseball at Hudson Tournament (Hudson)

March 8, 2021 - The Boys Basketball All District Teams have been announced. Here are the members of the Roughriders Varsity Boys Team that received acknowledgement: 

Offensive MVP: Christopher (MarMar) Evans #2 - Sophomore

1st Team
Makel Johnson #3 - Junior
Jermaine Preston #12 - Senior

2nd Team:
Jake Liker #5 - Senior
Kedrin Hinson #22 - Sophomore

Honorable Mention:
Marques Hall #10 - Senior
Jake Morris #13 - Sophomore
Emonte Cross #4 - Freshman
Dean Lester #20 - Junior

Academic All-District:
Jake Liker #5 - Senior
Marques Hall #10 - Senior
Dreyven Emerson #15 - Senior
Dean Lester #20 - Junior
Wyatt Stone #24 - Junior
Jake Morris #13 - Sophomore

Co-Coach of the Year: Hiram Harrison 
                 
Click here to view a complete list of the All District Team

February 26, 2021 - Shelbyville ISD had five football players make the list and receive athletic recognition for the 2020-2021 football season. Four made the Padilla Poll Coaches All State Team and one received honorable mention on the Texas Sports Writers Association 2020 Team. Congratulations to the following athletes for recognition of your hard work and dedication!

Padilla Poll Coaches 2020 All-State Team, 2A, D-I (click here to view full list)

  • La'trevion Cartwright (Jr), 2nd Team Offense, Offensive Lineman
  • Grady Clay (Sr), 1st Team Defense, Defensive Lineman
  • Jarod Perez (Sr), 1st Team Defense, Defensive Back
  • Windham Dawson (Sr), 2nd Team Defense, Defensive Lineman

2020-21 Texas Sports Writers Association Class 2A All-State HS Football Team (click here to view full list)

  • Eli Taylor (Jr), Honorable Mention Offensive Guard

Pictures are in order of mention above.

March 5, 2021 - District 23-2A All-District Boys Basketball selections are below.

District MVP: #3 Ryan Ecker (Sr.), Gary HS / #11 Landon Woodfin (Sr.), Gary HS
Offensive MVP: #10 Terry Bussey (Fr.), Timpson HS
Defensive MVP: #12 LD Coleman (Sr.), Shelbyville HS / #10 JJ Patton (Jr.), Tenaha HS
Newcomer of the Year: #1 Donovan Crockett (Jr.), Timpson HS
Freshman of the Year: #5 Pooh Moore (Fr.), Tenaha HS
Coach of the Year: Jimmy Wallace, Gary HS

1st Team All-District
Dakota Beckham (Sr.), Gary HS
Lane O'Neal (Sr.), Gary HS
Darin Livingston (Soph.), Gary HS
Drew Fuller (Sr.), Joaquin HS
Colton Snider (Sr.), Martinsville HS
Braden Hand (Jr.), Shelbyville HS
Trindon Claiborne (Jr.), Tenaha HS
Tre Keggler (Sr.), Tenaha HS
Alex Tyner (Soph.), Tenaha HS
LT Washington (Soph.), Timpson HS

2nd Team All-District
Cole Bragg (Soph.), Joaquin HS
JJ Mendez (Soph.), Martinsville HS
Larry Clifton (Jr.), San Augustine HS
Zyaire Tanner (Jr.), Shelbyville HS
Franydric Buckley (Fr.), Shelbyville HS
Michael Carrillo (Jr.), Shelbyville HS
Nick Bennett (Sr.), Timpson HS
Hunter Tipton (Jr.), Timpson HS
Dajuan Tutt (Sr.), Timpson HS
Mickey Gardner (Sr.), Tenaha HS

Joaquin Rams Field on Wednesday, March 3, 2021 –

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The Joaquin Rams varsity baseball team took a pair of varsity regular season games over the Mount Enterprise Wildcats on Wednesday. The Rams won the first game 19-3 and the second by a 18-2 margin.

The Wildcats scored their only run of Game 1 in the first inning. The Rams bounced back in the bottom of the first with 6 hits and an error which gained them a 7-1 lead. By the end of the second inning JHS was up 12-1. Joaquin added 7 more runs to their tally in the bottom of the third frame and they held MEHS to just two runs in the top of the fourth to earn the win by mercy rule.

The Rams are now 2-1 this season and are next scheduled to participate in the Gary Baseball Tournament being held on March 4-6.

March 3, 2021 - The Joaquin baseball game scheduled to be played today, March 3rd in Gary has been moved to be played at Joaquin with a start time of 5pm.

The start time for this game has been moved up to 5pm. Additionally, it will be a double header as opposed to a single game. Go Rams!

March 3, 2021 - Tenaha Baseball Games Changes are as follows:

  • March 3rd, Baseball vs Shelbyville moved to Saturday, March 6th
  • March 5th, Baseball vs Shelbyville moved to Saturday, March 6th also.

The Saturday, March 6th Double Header games start at 1:00 pm

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