From left: (front row) Collin Jones, Jase Spencer, Preston Watson, Chandler Spencer, Brandt Butler, (middle row) Pitcher Jake Hanson, Kohl Standridge, Colton Snider, Kaden Koonce, Gabriel Rebollar (back row) Coaches Chris Koonce, Lance Standridge, Nick Spencer.

August 31, 2015 - On Saturday, August 30, 2015 Driven beat Performance Baseball 2 to 1 and East Texas Falcons, a Majors team, 9 to 2 for the 1st seed in the tournament.

On Sunday's play Driven got a first round bye. In the second round of play, Driven beat the East Texas Canes, a Majors team, 12 to 3 to advance to the championship game. In the championship game, Driven beat Performance Baseball 3 to 0 for the win!

Right photo: Shelby County players on the Driven team are (back Row) Jake Hanson, Colton Snider (front Row) Gabriel Rebollar, Collin Jones.

August 31, 2015 - The Center Roughriders varsity football team found themselves trailing the Waskom Wildcats 7-0 early in the first quarter of their season opener at home last Friday. By the start of the second quarter the Wildcats had taken a 13-0 lead. A halfback pass for a touchdown gave Waskom a 20-0 lead with 4 minutes remaining in the first half of play.

The Roughriders got on the board with a touchdown and two point conversion with four minutes left in the third period. A scoop and score fumble recovery scored by the 'Riders defense tightened the score to 20-16 and got CHS within reach of the Wildcats.
Although Center would score again in the later stages of the game, Waskom ultimately won the contest by a 34-22 margin after scoring twice more in the fourth stanza.

Center will try to rebound when they travel to Buna High School next Friday, September 4 for their second regular season game which will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

August 27, 2015 - Volleyball Schedule for the Week (Game location in parentheses)

Friday, August 28
Center Vs. San Augustine (San Augustine) 5pm (JV/V)
Shelbyville (Open)

Tuesday, September 1
Center Vs.Timpson (Timpson) 4:30pm (9/JV/V)
Timpson Vs. Center (Timpson) 4:30pm (9/JV/V)

August 26, 2015 - Football Schedule for the Week (Game location in parentheses)

Thursday, August 27
No Scheduled Junior High Games
JV / 9th
Start at 6pm
Center (9) Vs. Waskom (Waskom)
Center (JV) Vs. Waskom (Waskom)
Joaquin (Open)
Shelbyville Vs. Huntington (Shelbyville)
Tenaha (Open)
Timpson Vs. All Saints Episcopal (Timpson)

Friday, August 28
Varsity Start Time 7:30pm
Center Vs. Waskom (Center)
Joaquin Vs. Tenaha (Tenaha)
Shelbyville Vs. Linden-Kildare (Shelbyville)
Tenaha Vs. Joaquin (Tenaha)

Saturday, August 29
Varsity Start Time 7:00pm
Timpson Vs. All Saints Episcopal (Tyler)

August 24, 2015 - John Olive(left) and Jason Wells(right) show off 4 of their five bass winning stringer.

August 24, 2015 - The Shelby County Bass Anglers wrapped up a busy month of August down at Holly Park Marina on Toledo Bend. Due to high water temps and excessive heat, the club voted to conduct an early weigh in at 2pm to preserve the health of the bass for a quick release after weigh in.

33 teams of anglers showed up to brave the heat, and storms that blew across the lake on Saturday afternoon.

John Olive and Jason Wells did not have many bites during the day but were able to coax the right ones onto their lines with a winning sack of 21.93lbs. The team would like to thank Lews reels, TFO fishing rods, Huk outdoor apparel, and most importantly – their spouses for support and sponsorships!

Ryan Pinkston, who is no stranger to the pay window, came in with a close second place finish of 20.89lbs anchored by the overall big bass of the event weighing 6.46lbs.

The father/son team of James and Philip Crelia, owners of Hometown Marine, showed up with a third place limit of bass weighing 19.22lbs.

Rounding out the money slots was the team of David Koonce and Brandon Wells. Their nice sack of fish tipped the scales at 16.41lbs.

This month’s tournament sponsors were Center Glass who will present the winners with a nice plaque.

The season is winding down with one qualifying event to go before the Norris Askew Championship in October and the Anglers of the Year race is definitely heating up.

Please visit our website for more details about the club at

August 24, 2015 - Signups will be held at FBC Haslam on the following dates:

Tuesday, August 25th 5:00-6:30
Thursday, August 27th 5:00-6:30
Saturday, August 29th 11:00-1:00

Cost: Tackle $85, Flag $50, Cheer $80

Players and cheerleaders must be present at signups to be fitted for uniforms.

Players bring birth certificates to registration.

(Back Row) Tanner Brooks, Roland Ramirez, Connor Hogan, Dylan Parker, TJ Belin, Logan Horton (Front Row) Austin Dearbonne, Dylan Crawford, Tanor Doggett, Carson Bush, Kolt Larsen

August 24, 2015 - The State Champion WildWings team started their quest for 9 year old dominance on Saturday at a USSSA event in Marshall, Tx.

The Wings came away as undefeated gold ring champions after pitching two no hitters out of their six games.

The duo of Dylan parker (Shelbyville) and Dylan Crawford (Timpson) combined to allow no hits in the 15-0 victory over the Ore City Avengers.

Logan Horton (Center) and Tj Belin (Center) also did work as they allowed no hits in the shut out the strong Extreme team from Bullard.

The WildWings start the season with 6 wins no losses. They will be back in action next weekend in Pineville, La.

We thank our sponsors and parents for making this possible!

Members of the Shelby County Bass Anglers winning team with trophy and prizes

August 20, 2015 - Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend lake was the sight of last weekend's Battle of the Border presented by Wings and Whitetails of Carthage.

Ricky Sims and Jason Wells with the overall winning stringer of 22.97lbsPanola County anglers challenged the Shelby County anglers to the 1st annual fishing tournament with 100% paybacks of entry fees and prizes donated by Wings and Whitetails. Top ten teams from each county's weights were calculated to determine the winning overall county in the competition. Individual team prizes were also awarded.

The Shelby County group took this challenge seriously and tallied up an impressive 10 team weight of 149.50lbs of bass with each team weighing in a 5 fish limit and taking the bragging rights and trophy for the year!

Panola County made an impressive showing with a total 10 team weight of 99lbs. Next year's challenge date and location will be determined at a later date.

Top 5 overall winners as follows:
(1) Ricky Sims and Jason Wells - Shelby County
(2) Ryan Pinkston and Zac Clark - Shelby County
(3) Sammy Peace and JC Whitaker - Panola County
(4) David Koonce and Darren Wiggins - Shelby County
(5) David and Chris Cartwright - Shelby County

August 17, 2015 - The Shelby County Bass Anglers will hold their August meeting Tuesday, August 18th at starting at 6pm the residence of David and Angela Koonce on CR 1140 off of Hwy 7 west approximately one mile west of loop 500 in Center. In addition to the regular meeting, the SCBA would like invite the public to attend for a seminar presented by Lowrance Electronics. This will be a no cost seminar with up to date electronics on display along with a presentation by Lowrance employees.

This month’s SCBA event will be held at Holly Park Marina on lake Toledo Bend. For more details about the club, feel free to visit our website at

August 14, 2015 (More Photos) - The first "Lil' Rider Punt, Pass, and Kick" camp was a success Thursday evening with Roughrider football field overflowing with Riders of all ages.

Over 80 kindergarten to sixth grade athletes took to the field and with the help of the varsity football team, cheerleaders, and the Rider coaching staff, Lil' Riders practiced throwing, kicking, catching, agility drills, tackling, and more.

To end the hour of fun, the group of participants huddled around Center ISD's new Athletic Director, Head Coach Barry Bowman, for a few words. The Lil' Riders then enjoyed freeze pops and each took home a Rider back pack.

Lil' Rider t-shirts were on sale at the camp for $10. Contact a Center Athletic Booster member if you would like to buy a t-shirt. The camp was sponsored by the Center Athletic Boosters.