Sports

November 17, 2021 - Tenaha Junior High girls and boys basketball teams will play in Shelbyville against the Dragons on Thursday, November 18th. Girls game starts at 5:30pm and boys game to follow.

November 15, 2021 - The Center Tennis Association is hosting a round-robin doubles tennis tournament November 27, 2021.

The event will be held at the Coach Leon Dykes Center ISD Tennis Complex from 10am - 4pm

All tennis players from 9th grade up, adults, alumni, community players, current players, and ex-players.

The order of play will be to play one set followed by two or three more sets with new partners and the drawing will be based on play level. 

Level A: Tournament Experience
Level B: Some tournament experience
Level C: Been a while, but played in the past
Level D: Know how to keep score and serve, but not much experience

1st, 2nd and 3rd place prizes will be given to the players who win the most total games.

Cost is $20 plus one can of balls, deadline to enter is November 19. There's no entry fee for Center High School Roughrider Tennis players, and the only requirement is for each player to bring a can of balls.

Let Sharon Nelson know if you want to play, 936-590-8025.

Henderson Lions Stadium on Friday, November 12, 2021 –

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The Joaquin Rams varsity football team was eliminated from the Texas UIL Football Playoff when they suffered a 50-25 elimination loss to the Beckville Bearcats. The game was a bi-district playoff between the two teams and was played at Henderson Lions Stadium, a neutral site.

The Bearcats received the opening kickoff and drove 54 yards in 8 plays to score first. Bearcat quarterback Ryan Harris found tight end Tyler Bryan for a 14-yard touchdown reception with 7:45 left in the opening period. Jayden Mojica added an extra point kick and Beckville gained an early lead.

Joaquin wasted no time answering as Malik Stotts scored just 17 seconds later on a 77-yard touchdown run with 7:28 left in the opening frame. An extra point conversion attempt was denied and Joaquin trailed the ‘Cats 7-6.

The Bearcats mounted another scoring drive that took only 7 plays and concluded with a 24-yard Jkoby Williams touchdown reception. Another Mojica extra point gave BHS a 14-6 advantage with 3:43 left in the opening frame.

The Rams pulled to within two points of the Bearcats when Andre Brown scored on a 1-yard touchdown run which capped off an 8-play drive with 7:41 left in the second period. Joaquin trailed Beckville 14-12.

Beckville fumbled on their next possession but Joaquin was intercepted just 7 plays later when Karter Jones stepped in front of a Rams pass and returned the football 52 yards to Joaquin’s 31-yard line. A personal foul penalty gave the Bearcats even better position at the JHS 16.

Just two plays into the Bearcats next drive Williams pushed four Joaquin defenders into the endzone on a punishing run for a 14-yard score. A Ryan Harris keeper run for the 2-point conversion gave BHS a 22-12 lead with 1:45 left to play in the first half.

Beckville held Joaquin and was able to get more points when Williams scored again on a 55-yard touchdown reception at the end of the first half. The extra point attempt was thwarted and the Bearcats took a 28-12 advantage into the lockerroom at the midway break.

BHS extended their lead to 36-12 with a Harris keeper for a touchdown and a Matt Barr 2-point conversion with 3:12 left in the third quarter. They regained possession moments later after covering a mishandled lateral. With 1:26 left in the third period Harris extended Beckville’s lead to 42-12 on another quarterback keeper run. Barr added his second 2-point conversion and BHS led 44-12.

Things only got worse for the Rams as just moments later Barr picked up a Rams fumble and raced 35 yards for another score which gave Beckville a 50-12 advantage with 1:11 remaining in the third quarter.

Draven Lee scored on a 2-yard touchdown run for the Rams and Zakary Binning added an extra point kick with 2:42 left in the game to cut the BHS lead to 50-19.

The Rams pulled to within 50-25 after regaining possession on a fumble. Dallon Jordan scored a touchdown for the Rams with a 32-yard touchdown run with just 51 seconds remaining in the contest.

The Rams season ended with them boasting a 5-5 overall record. They were 2-2 in District 10 2A-1 conference action. The Bearcats will move on to the Area round of the playoffs and will face Hearne High School next week. Hearne beat Norman 38-0.

November 11, 2021 - Shelby County Football Scores of 1st round of Playoffs

Friday, November 12
Joaquin 25 - Beckville 50, Final Score

Thursday, November 11
Shelbyville 53 - Carlisle 43, Final Score
Tenaha 62 - Burkeville 14, Final Score
Timpson 62 - Frankston 0, Final Score

November 12, 2021 - The Shelbyville Dragons will play the Holland Hornets at Athens High School on Friday, November 19 with a 7pm game time. Dragons are the home team. Admission is $5. District, coaches, and senior citizen passes will be accepted. Go Dragons!

To view the 2021 UIL Texas Football State Championships Conference 2A D1 playoff bracket, click here.

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Carthage Bulldog Stadium on Thursday November 11, 2021 –

In a fast-paced high scoring game, the Shelbyville Dragons varsity football team outlasted the Carlisle Indians and won by a 53-43 score. The game was a UIL Bi-District Playoff played at Carthage Bulldogs Stadium, a neutral site for both teams.

The Dragons gained the lead first when Talarrian Lister scored on a 67-yard touchdown run with 11:05 left in the first quarter. Ty Merriman added an extra point kick and Shelbyville took a 7-0 advantage.

Carlisle wasted no time answering the score as Brody Eaves scored on a 16-yard run. Eaves added an extra point kick to tie the game at 7-7 with 9:56 minutes left in the first quarter.

Twenty-two seconds later Zay Cartwright regained the lead for the Dragons with an explosive 70-yard touchdown run with 9:34 left in the opening period. The extra point attempt sailed wide and SHS held a 13-7 advantage.

On the first play of the second quarter Carlisle retook the lead when Eaves scored his second touchdown of the day on a 1-yard run. Aaron Gallegos kicked an extra point to give Carlisle a narrow 14-13 advantage with 11:55 left in the second period.

On the Indians next possession Dragon Franydric Buckley intercepted an Indians pass and gave Shelbyville the ball on their own 33-yard line. Lister took a first down carry 68 yards for a Dragons score and gave SHS a 21-14 advantage with 3:43 left in the second stanza. One minute later Adabran Davis intercepted a pass and gave Shelbyville good field position at their 40-yard line. The Dragons were able to drive the ball, and with 1:03 left in the first half, Jakory Standley hit Tre McGee for a 34-yard touchdown reception which gave SHS a 27-14 lead at halftime.

Eaves hit Bobby Garza for a Carlisle score with less than nine minutes left in the third period to cut the Dragon’s lead to 27-21.

Cartwright scored his second touchdown on a 50-yard run with 8:22 left in the third quarter to give the Dragons a 33-21 lead. McGee later caught his second touchdown from Standley and gave SHS a 39-21 advantage with 5:54 left in the third frame.

Gallegos scored for Carlisle with 1:06 left in the third quarter and Shelbyville held a 39-28 advantage going into the final period of play.

With 6:30 left in the game, Adabran Davis intercepted a Carlisle pass and raced 33 yards for a Dragons score. Shelbyville led 46-28.

Zeshaun Reed caught a pass from Eaves and scored a touchdown for the Indians with 4:59 remaining. This cut the SHS lead to 46-35.

Cartwright added another touchdown run to his resume with 4:44 left in the game and the Dragons led 53-35.

The final minute saw Carlisle score on a blocked punt and add a 2-point conversion but the Dragons were able to kneel-off the remaining time on the clock and take the 53-43 win.

The win gives Shelbyville a 7-4 overall record. They will move on to face the Holland Hornets at Athens High School on Friday, November 19 at 7 p.m. Holland (8-3) defeated Leon by a 40-7 score. This will be the Area round of Class 2A Division 1 playoffs.

Four of Shelby County’s Five varsity football teams are headed to the Bi-district level of the UIL Playoffs.

The Center Roughriders were narrowly eliminated from the playoffs with a 48-45 loss to the Rusk Eagles. Center ended their season with a 1-9 overall record and a fifth place 1-4 District 10 4A-2 mark.

The Joaquin Rams finished their regular season with a 5-4 overall record and a 2-2 District 10 2A-1 mark. This put Joaquin, Shelbyville, and Garrison in a three-way tie behind first place Timpson. The tie breaker sends JHS into the playoffs as the fourth-place representative. They will face Beckville, the first-place representative of District 9. The Beckville Bearcats are 9-0 overall and they went 6-0 in district action. The game will be held at Henderson Lions Stadium on Friday November 12, 2021, starting at 7:30 pm.

The Shelbyville Dragons are the third seed for District 10 2A-1. They finished regular season play with a 6-4 overall record and a 2-2 District 10 mark. The Dragons will play the Price-Carlisle Indians, on Thursday November 11 at 7pm, at Carthage High School. The Indians are the second-place representative of District 9 and they boast a 5-4 overall record and they went 5-1 in conference action.

The Tenaha Tigers are the champions of District 11 2A2. They ended the season with a 6-0 conference mark and an 8-2 overall mark. The Tigers will play against the Burkeville Mustangs on Thursday, November 11 at Jasper with a 7 p.m. start time. The Mustangs are the fourth-place representative of District 12. They have a 5-5 overall record and a 2-3 conference mark.

The Timpson Bears finished with an 8-0 overall record and a 6-0 District 11 2A record. Timpson took the conference title and now will face the Frankston Indians at the Jacksonville Tomato Bowl on Thursday, November 11 at 7 p.m. Frankston is the fourth-place representative of District 9. They finished with a 5-5 overall mark and a 3-3 conference mark.

November 8, 2021 - The Tenaha Tigers football team will play against the Burkeville Mustangs on Thursday, November 11th at Jasper with a 7pm start time.

November 8, 2021 - Shelbyville's Junior High Basketball games scheduled for November 11 has been cancelled with Timpson.

The girls Basketball game has been rescheduled for today, November 8 at Timpson starting at 4pm, starting with 7th grade girls and then 8th grade.

Timpson John H. Eakin Stadium on Friday, November 5, 2021 –

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The Timpson Bears varsity football team blew a close game wide open when they outscored the Shelbyville Dragons 35-0 in the final 15:45 minutes of the contest.

The Bears opened the game with a 5-play 50-yard drive which saw sophomore quarterback Terry Bussey hit senior Malachi Blanton for a 23-yard touchdown reception. Logan Depaepe kicked the extra point and THS led 7-0 with 10:54 minutes left in the first quarter.

Timpson went up 14-0 after Bussey intercepted a Dragons pass attempt and the Bears were able to drive 54 yards in nine plays. The Bear’s drive was capped when Braden Courtney ran into the endzone from 3 yards out. Dapaepe added his second of eight extra-point kicks this night, to give THS a 14-0 lead with 4:20 still left in the opening period.

Shelbyville used a 16-play drive which covered 83 yards to gain their first score. Senior quarterback Jakory Standley scored on a 1-yard keeper run to cut the Bears lead to 14-6 with 3:40 left in the second frame.

Hunter Tipton stripped a Dragon ball carrier to give the Bears possession on the Dragons first offensive drive of the second half. With 7:37 left in the third stanza Bussey scored again on a 26-yard touchdown run to give THS a 21-6 advantage.

Shelbyville kept fighting and cut the Bear’s advantage to 21-14 when junior runningback Zay Cartwright put together a couple of explosive runs which covered 60 yards including a 3-yard touchdown with 4:10 remaining in the third period. Blanton hit senior Kevin Jones for a 2-point conversion which would prove to be the Dragons final score for the day.

The remainder of the game saw the Bears outpace the Dragons 35-0 and take the 56-14 District 10 2A-1 win and the conference title. THS finished the season with an 8-0 overall record and a 4-0 conference mark. As champions the Bears will face the Frankston Indians (5-5, 3-3). The Indians are the fourth-place representative of District 9 2A-1. The game will be on Thursday November 11, 2021 at 7 p.m. at Jacksonville’s Tomato Bowl.

Shelbyville is 6-4 overall and 2-2 in District 10 action. The Dragons finished in a three-way tie for second place in the district. They will face Carlisle on Thursday, November 11 at 7 p.m. in Carthage Bulldogs Stadium. Carlisle is the second seed for District 9 they have a 5-4 overall record and were 5-1 in conference action.

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