July 14, 2016 - Roughrider Football Camp will be held July 21st and 22nd from 8:00am to 10:00am. Camp is for incoming 7th and 8th graders. Cost will be $25/students and will be held at the Roughrider Stadium. The camp will give these young men a great jump on fundamentals, teamwork, and Roughrider Football for the upcoming season. Send registration to and make checks payable to: 

Roughrider Athletics
Attn: Barry Bowman
550 Roughrider Drive
Center, Texas 75935

Contact Coach Bowman for questions at 936-598-6173 ext.2206. T-Shirts will be given to each Participant. If you register after July 14th, please register at camp. 

July 14, 2016 - Rider "Saddle Up" Football Camp will be held from July 25th to 27th from 8:00am to 10:00am. Camp is designated specifically for incoming 2016 - 2017 Freshmen, cost is $30 per student and will be held at Roughrider Stadium. The camp will give these young men a great jump on fundamentals, teamwork, and Roughrider Football for the upcoming season, as well as, expectations of our Program. Send registration to and make checks payable to: Roughrider Athletics Attn: Barry Bowman 550 Roughrider Drive Center, Texas 75935 

Contact Coach Bowman for questions at 936-598-6173 ext.2206. You can pick up Registration forms at the Athletic Office, located at the high school campus or downloaded from the CISD website. 

July 14, 2016 - Two-a-Day practices for High School Football and Volleyball for incoming 9th - 12th graders start August 1st in the morning (exact time to be announced).

Center 12U All Stars 2016 (Picked from the best of Center Youth Baseball 2016 League teams) Coaches: Jason Mitchell, Joe Gutierrez and Jacob Mitchell. Team: Jase Bird, Collin Jones, Gabriel Robellar, Blaze Melancon, Caden Solomon, Levi Rodriguez, Jordan Turner, Colton Snider, Chandler Jones, Makel Johnson, Jake Hanson, Garren Dubea.

July 12, 2016 - This team has played a total of 28 games together and has a 28-0 record. They went undefeated in District play in Center, TX on June 26th.  

This past weekend they swept the State Tournament in Athens, TX beating Tyler Co in the Championship game 16-5 to become the 2016 Texas Majors State Champs.  

Center ended the State Tournament racking up a total of 64 runs scored and giving up only 16 runs, with 11 home-runs and 3 Grand Slams.  

They will be headed to Laurel, MS on August 6th to play in the Dixie Youth World Series representing the state of Texas.

July 8, 2016 - Album - Antonio Chavez and Madison Brown were the overall winners of the 5th Annual What-A-Melon 5K Run/Walk Saturday morning, July 9, 2016.

Chavez had a finishing time of 18:45 and Brown's time was 24:18. Wiggins Farms donated watermelons at the event to help keep participants cool and handed out slices after participants crossed the finish line.

Participants lined up on the Center square early in the morning to begin the race. Center Police Officers traveled with the runners at the beginning and end of the line of runners to provide safety as they traveled the route. Following the race awards were presented by 2016 National Watermelon Queen Carla Lynn Penney, of Vienna, Georgia.

Funds raised from the event will go to the Fannie Brown Booth Memorial Library.

(Update) Complete results are in and can be viewed here: What-A-Melon Crawl 5K Results

The run results according to age division is as follows:

Pictured are (from left): Madison Brown, 2016 National Watermelon Queen Carla Lynn Penney and Antonio Chavez.

Fun Run
1st place - Cori Lawson
2nd place - Logan Galindo
Madeline Cassell
Savannah Cassell
Cayden Askew

Male Open Winners
1st place - Antonio Chavez

Male No Age Provided
1st place - Joe West

Male 12 and Under
1st place - Lance Holloway
2nd place - Seth Shamblin

Male 13 to 19
1st place - Ruben Soto
2nd place - Corles Bstament

Male 20 to 29
1st place - Marcos Angel
2nd place - Moises Arcibar

Male 30 to 39
1st place - Jeremiah Soape
2nd place - Matthew Gregston
3rd place - Juan Monsivais
4th place - Scott James

Male 40 to 49
1st place - Steve Allen
2nd place - Keith Davis
3rd place - David Wheeler

Male 50 to 59
1st place - David Wheeler

Male 60 and Over
1st place - Chandra Atholi
2nd place - Carlos Gray

Female Open Winners
1st place - Madison Brown

Female No Age Provided
1st place - Dorothy West
2nd place - Sarah Fletcher
3rd place - Alice Pate

Female 12 and Under
1st place - Adreia Sanchez
2nd place - Riley Ross
3rd place - Hannah Ross

Female 20 to 29
1st place - Camille Stanfield
2nd place - Carolina Angel
3rd place - Promise Lunsford
4th place - Candice Turner
5th place - Destiny Russell
6th place - Ana Gutierrez
7th place - Ting Snider
8th place - Ashton Askew
9th place - Brittany Gilchrist

Female 30 to 39
1st place - Jenny Rhodes
2nd place - Courtney Sanchez
3rd place - Porfi Williford
4th place - Summer Jackson
5th place - April Broughs

Female 40 to 49
1st place - Sabrina Smith
2nd place - Yanci Hendricks
3rd place - Marisela Almanza
4th place - Benita Collard
5th place - Anjanette Dunn
6th place - Cindy Furlow

Female 50 to 59
1st place - Hermilla Mendoso
2nd place - Margo Griffith
3rd place - Karen Gray
4th place - Laree Bounds
5th place - Lori Davis
6th place - Shandra Russell
7th place - Kathy Baily
8th place - Karen Cunningham
9th place - Kay Ross

Female 60 and Over
1st place - Ann Bridges
2nd place - Nina Barnett

Sponsors for the event were Farmers State Bank, John Black and Associates, Baldwin Tree Service, Boles Feed and East Texas Poultry Supply. Shelby Savings Bank sponsored 25 of their employees to participate in the 5K.

July 5, 2016 - The Shelbyville Dragon T-Ball team won the Dixie Youth Baseball Division II South Regional Tournament (Bracket) in the Championship game against West Rusk with a final score of 26-21 in overtime in the 6th inning.

Shelbyville was undefeated during season and the tournament. In their final game against West Rusk the teams were tied 19-19 at the end of  the 5th inning forcing them to go into overtime for an intense contest. The dragons scored the max of 7 runs in the top of the 6th inning bringing them to 26 on the board with the West Rusk team being last at bat. West Rusk scored two runs before Shelbyville ended the game getting the third and final out and a final score of 26-21.

Shelbyville will travel to Longview July 15th and 16th in a North versus South Regional matchup against Hooks. Best two out of three wins!

Team members are: #10 Daylon Smith, #3 Shon Parker, #4 Tymarrion Mosby, #14 Gavin McDonald, #5 Chase Harbison, #6 Dallas Jones, #11 Jerrick Hargrove, # 2 Eddie Turk, #7 Shade McDonald, #9 Cace Stringer, #1 Jaxen Samford. Coaches are Greg McDonald, Grant McDonald, Joez Jones, Jeremy Smith, and Michael Stringer.

Victory cry photo

July 4, 2016 - The Dixie Youth Baseball South Regional Baseball Tournament Championship games are today, July 4, 2016. 

  • T-Ball Division I (Bracket) Championship game is between Bullard and Hudson at 5:30pm. T-Ball Division II (BracketChampionship game is between Shelbyville and West Rusk at 5pm. Congratulations to Tri-Cities for receiving the Sportsmanship award.
  • Machine Pitch Division I (Bracket) game is between Kilgore Red and Panola National at 4:30pm. Machine Pitch Division II (Bracket) game is between Overton and Tatum and starts at 3:00pm. Congratulations to Huntington for receiving the Sportsmanship award.
  • Coach Pitch Division I (Bracket) Championship game is between Nacogdoches American and Bullard National at 4:30pm. Coach Pitch Division II (Bracket) Championship game is between Fairfield and Onalaska at 3pm. Congratulations to Diboll for receiving the Sportsmanship award.

Let's play ball . . .

Photos submitted by Coach Roland
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July 4, 2016 - The 1st Annual Shelbyville Dragon Football Camp was a success and well attended with 40 plus 6th graders through 9th graders taking to Dragon Stadium for a jump start on the 2016-2017 football season.

Camp attendees reported to the Dragon Weight Room at 5:30pm with the goal of improving their skills during the four days of camp and each camper received a Shelbyville Football t-shirt.

June 30, 2016 - The City of Center invite the public to attend the opening ceremonies of the Texas Youth Regional Tournaments beginning at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 1 at the Center Youth Baseball Complex located on Roughrider Dr. Activities for the evening events include games, food and fireworks.

June 30, 2016 - Hiram Harrison, a Center ISD Basketball Coach, recently assisted the new head coach at SFA, Kyle Keller, with the Kyle Keller Basketball Camp.

Harrison is an SFA hall of fame athlete and during the basketball camp he was caught on video demonstrating those hall of fame athletic skills. The video posted by Adriene Hughes Stanaland has received over 2,000 views since it was posted yesterday, Wednesday, June 29th. Camp participants can be heard chanting 'ice cream shot' as Coach Harrison releases and sinks a half court shot. The shot appeared to be 'nothing but net!'

Kyle Keller Basketball Camps are held at HPE Complex Gym on the Stephen F. Austin University campus in Nacogdoches, Texas. For more information about the camps and clinics, visit online at