Sports

March 23, 2015 - Shelbyville Junior Jeron "J.J." Boykins, was selected as an All-Region performer for Class 2A, Region III by the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches. J.J., the unanimous 22-2A Most Valuable Player, avergaged 18.0 points per game and led the Dragons to their first district title in 26 years.

Jeron was awarded Newcomer of the Year his freshman year and 1st Team All District his sophomore year.

During the summer he plays for the Amateur (AAU) for the Shelby County Hoop Squad and Houston Goldwire Elite. J.J. plans to pursue basketball in college.

Coach Jerod Roland

March 23, 2015 - The Shelby County Bass Anglers held the second event of the 2015 season last weekend at Cassells-Boykin Park on Lake Sam Rayburn. The lake was still rising from all of the recent rains and the bass were moving more shallow as the muddy water warmed up for spawning. This wet weather didn’t deter the 38 teams of anglers from putting on the rain gear and striking out in search of the winning stringers of bass.

Bobby Joe Cartwright and Michael “Lil Man” Gardner prevailed over Mother Nature and the rest of the anglers bringing in the heaviest limit of bass weighing 26.72lbs. The team reported catching their fish in shallow, stained water on chatterbaits. The second place big bass of the event, an 8.16lb lunker, anchored their winning sack. David Horton and Alan Horne captured the second place spot with 19.62lbs including the overall big bass tipping the scales at 8.22lbs. These fish were reported caught by flipping craw worms into the flooded buck brush. The third place team of John Olive and Jason Wells also reported flipping flooded buck brush with their third place limit of bass weighing 16.13lbs. Rounding out the money spots was the fourth place team of Purdell Sigler and Vernon Jackson with a hefty limit of Big Sam bass coming in to the scales at 15.92lbs. The team combo pot was won by Team “Big Deal” Jacob Permenter and Cody Barton paired with Bobby Addison and Clarence Sanderson for a nice combined pay day.

The next event is planned for April 25th-26th out of Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend. Feel free to contact any member for information about the club, or visit our website at www.shelbycountybassanglers.com for more details.

Devincent Hoyt, Senior State QualifierMarch 17, 2015 - The Center High School Boys Powerlifting team had six lifters attend the Regional Meet in Rusk, Texas. As a team of only 6 lifters, the Riders came in a four way tie for 7th overall out of 28 teams and had one lifter qualify for State.

Devincent Hoyt, 242 lbs weight class, placed 2nd with a total of 1,500 lbs. and qualified for the State Powerlifting meet. The State Powerlifting Meet will be in Abilene, TX. on March 28th.

Hairo Salazar placed 6th in the 114 lbs weight class with a total lift of 640 lbs.

In the 123 lbs weight class, Brendan Stanley placed 8th and lifted a total of 665 lbs.

Jacarlos Hall medaled with 3rd place in the 148 lbs weight class with a grand total of 1,120 lbs.

Witt Dockens competed in the 181 lbs weight class, placing 5th and coming in with 1,175 lbs.

Denzel Moore placed 9th in the 275lb. weight class with a total lift of 1280lbs.

March 17, 2015 - The Wildwings 8U Select Baseball team participated in a tournament in Beaumont TX this weekend and brought home 1st place honors. The Wildwings are ranked #1 in the nation in the 8u division


Standing L to R: Dylan Parker, Connor Hogan, T.J. Belin, Logan Horton, Jackson Campbell. Kneeling L to R: Tanner Brooks, Kade Blankenship, Tanor Doggett, Carson Bush, Tate Bass, Dylan Crawford. Coaches: Mick Doggett, Travis Belin, Josh Horton, and Isaac Anderson

D’Andre Thomas (center) along with his parents Janella Thomas, left front row, and Willie Garner, right front row; sisters Destiny Garner, center row left, D’Chelle Garner, center row right, and sister D’Lashia Garner, back row, along with cousin, Aubrey McClure.March 11, 2015 - Tenaha’s D’Andre Thomas signs national letter of intent to play football at Kilgore Junior College. Family and friends were on hand to celebrate D’andre’s athletic and educational committment. D’Andre will receive a full scholarship to attend Kilgore Junior College.

As a Tenaha Tiger D’Andre Thomas played an essential role in leading the Tigers to the Regional Playoffs. He completed his high school career with 1,427 total receiving yards, 87 catches and a total of 20 touchdowns. D’Andre was awarded the 2014-2015 1st team All-District Offense player, 1st Team Defensive player and All-State Honorable Mention in football.

Football was not the only sport D’Andre excelled at. He also played a key role in leading the Tenaha Tiger Varsity basketball team to this year’s Regional Quarter Final Tournament where the Tigers earned runner up. D’Andre was named 1st Team All-District basketball. During the 2014 track season D’Andre, member of the 4 X 2 relay team, advanced to Regional Finals.

D’Andre plans to advance to a Division I college to play football and major in Kinesiology.

March 12, 2015 - Timpson Baseball Tournament - The Timpson Bears started the baseball season by hosting a baseball tournament on March 6th and 7th. The Bears went 3-0 as they defeated Chester, Apple Springs, and Neches. Members of the team include James Marshall, Keaton Bush, Brandon Torres, Chris Piro, Chandler Burgay, Cutter Smith, Hayden Smith, Hunter Smith, Chase Clepper, Kaeson Gentry, Blake Johnson, Jaden Johnson, and Brandon Addison. Congratulations to the Bear Baseball Team!

TMS Girls’ Track Team Places Second
According to Timpson ISD Athletic Director James Conway, the Timpson Middle School girls’ track team placed second in the Beckville track meet Wednesday March 10. Coach Conway was very proud of the girls’ performance in the meet!

Girls’ Results for Beckville Track Meet (2nd place)
2400 M RUN - Ashton Harris (1st place), Emily Garcia (2nd place)
4X100 M RELAY - (1st place team) Sanaa Curtis, Ke Ke Perkins, Ashton Harris, Sadie Ramsey
800 M RUN - Sadie Ramsey (2nd place)
100 M DASH - Sanaa Curtis (1st place), Dae Dae Grace (3rd place)
4X200 M RELAY - (2nd place team) Emily Garcia, Sanaa Curtis, Tahlia Wallace, Ke Ke Perkins
400 M DASH - Brittany Hutto (3rd place)
300 M HURDLES - Brittany Hutto (3rd place)
200 M DASH - Sanaa Curtis (1st place), Dae Dae Grace (3rd place)
4X400 M RELAY - (2nd place team) Tahlia Wallace, Ke Ke Perkins, Ashton Harris, Sadie Ramsey

TMS Boys’ Track Team Places First
According Timpson ISD Athletic Director James Conway, the Timpson Middle School boys’ track team won the Beckville track meet Wednesday, March 11. Coach Conway said he is very proud of the team’s performance.

Boys’ Results for Beckville Track Meet (1st place)
4X100 M RELAY - (1st place team) Nictaeo Scourton, Bobby Williams, Jordan Osby, Kendall Davis
800 M RUN - Tydric Wilson (1st place), Reid Peace (4th place), Bryce Cheshire (6th place)
110 M HURDLES - DeCamerin Berry (1st place), Trey Box (4th place)
100 M DASH - Kendall Davis (1st place), Hunter Sample (4th place), Sheldon Earl (6th place)
4X200 M RELAY - (1st place team) Tydric Wilson, Bobby Williams, Jordan Osby, Kendall Davis
400 M DASH - Jordan Osby (1st place), Hunter Sample (3rd place), Chris Lewis (4th place)
300 M HURDLES - DeCamerin Berry (1st place), Trey Box (5th place)
200 M DASH - Bobby Williams (1st place), Cade Hopson (2nd place), Sheldon Earl (3rd place)
1200 M RUN - Tydric Wilson (2nd place), Reid Peace (5th place), Trey Box (6th place)
4X400 M RELAY - (2nd place team) DeCamerin Berry, Hunter Sample, Cade Hopson, Chris Lewis

March 10, 2015 - The Boys Basketball All District for District 22-2A selection has been announced and are as follows:

MVP - JJ Boykins - Jr - Shelbyville
OVP - Colton Goeke - Jr - Tenaha
DVP - Marcus Edwards - Jr - Shelbyville
Newcomer of the Year (CO) - Trae Gardner - Tenaha, Jeremy Bokins - Shelbyville
Coach of the Year - Jerod Roland - Shelbyville

1st Team
Levi Enloe - Sr - Martinsville, Noah Berney - Sr - Martinsville, Tyler Davison - Sr - Tenaha, D'Andre Thomas - Sr - Tenaha, Ta'Vion Barnes - Soph - Shelbyville, Shakur Johnson - Sr - Timpson

2nd Team
Justin Hooper - Soph - Joaquin, Gavin Pierce - Sr - Timpson, Qay Mallard - Sr - Shelbyville, CJ Waston - Sr - Shelbyville, Garret Hope - Jr - Beckville, Jake Tondreau - Sr - Beckville

Honorable Mention
Loguen Wesnen - Beckville, Braden Wise - Beckville, Trey Lindsey - Beckville, Cobe Caraway - Tenaha, Jacovian Fountain - Shelbyville, Dee Osby - Shelbyville, Tray Robertson - Marinsville, Cy Compton - Martinsville, Erich Driver - Martinsville, Tristan Hairgrove - Joaquin, Peyton Martinez - Joaquin, Devonta Thompson - Timpson, Terance Garret - Timpson

March 9, 2015 - The Shelbyville High School Boys Powerlifters place at Regional Meet held in Elkhart, TX. Kal Metcalf won 1st place, Octavian Burrell took 2nd place, and Corey Bearden placed 4th. Kal Metcalf and Octavian Burrell qualified for the State Meet that will be held in Abilene, TX. Congratulations Dragons! The team is coached by Coach Michael Bill Taylor.


From left: Corey Bearden, Kal Metcalf, and Octavian Burrell

March 9, 2015 - The Shelbyville Girls powerlifting team finished 2nd overall at the Regional Meet held in White Oak. State qualifiers are Cleosha Jeter, Hannah Hall, Savannah Talbert, Tristin Wilburn, Kennedey Parker, Harlie Hagler and Katie Casey.

SCJBA members include (from left) Holly Hughes, Molly Sanford, Morgan Ray, Brett Clark, and Brenden Stanley. Back row (from left) James Marshall, Chandler Burgay, Jacob Stanford, Daniel Stanford, and Jared Wiggins. Not pictured are Coleman Davis, Pablo Roldan, Jesse Spuiell, Chase Clepper and Advisors Lynn and Diana Stanford.

March 5, 2015 - The Shelby County Junior Bass Anglers (SCJBA) Club held a meeting on Monday, March 2, 2015 at the Pizzeria in Center, and several of the members received recognition and winnings for their recent tournament participation. Over half of them finished in the money at the Southeast Texas High School Fishing Association (SETX) tournament.

Brett Clark (left) and Jared Wiggins (middle) are seen with Lynn Stanford (right) club advisor.Lynn and Diana Stanford, advisors to the students, hosted the meeting and Lynn introduced the club participants and money winners. He also explained team members Clark and Wiggins are going to represent the SCJBA Club with an elite pro at the B.A.S.S tournament on March 21, 2015. They will get to go out and fish in a private lake outside of Orange. At the end of the day they will get to walk across the B.A.S.S. stage to weigh-in before the pros. The anglers accomplished this by being in the top 10 in total standings out of 376 other teams.

The next scheduled meeting of the SCJBA will be on March 17, 2015 t the First Baptist Church of Center at 6pm. It was also mentioned during the meeting the annual Sand Bass Tournament held on Logansport will be on March 14th and the Shelby County Bass Anglers will be handling the weigh-in.

Chandler Burgay (left) and James Marshall (right) received $127.50 each for 15th place with 5 fish at 12.49 lbs.Brett Clark (left) and Jared Wiggins (right) each received $150 for 14th place with 4 fish weighing in at 13.06 lbs.Brenden Stanley (pictured) and Coleman Davis (not pictured) each received $175 for 12th place with 5 fish weighing in at 14.00 lbs.Holly Hughes (right) and Molly Sanford (left) received $75 each for 27th place with 5 fish and a weight of 10.69 lbs.

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