January 1, 2016 - Center Roughriders Boys Basketball games on Jan 1st and Jan 2nd have been cancelled.

Riders will play Tuesday night at home vs Chapel Hill, starting with Freshmen at 5:00 pm.

December 31, 2015 - On the third and final day of Tenaha's Seventh Annual Holiday Hoops basketball tournament, on Wednesday, the Joaquin Rams boy's team defeated the Garrison Bulldogs in their final Consolation bracket game. This ended the JHS squad's competition for the tourney with a 2-2 standing.

The Tenaha Lady Tigers won their third place game over the Chireno Lady Owls by a 53-47 margin. Tenaha went into the final period with a narrow 34-32 lead. Scores early in the final period from Arlicia Roland and Keanya Davis gave the Lady Tigers a 38-34 cushion at the 5:51 mark. Just one minute later the Lady Owls tied the game with a 3-pointer by Brian Dubois.

The Lady Tigers went on a run aided by 3-point plays by Arlicia Roland and Brooke McClure. Tenaha also took full advantage of getting into the double-bonus for free throws in the late stages to maintain their lead.

The Tenaha Boy's Tiger team also claimed the third place honors with a 60-59 win over the LaPoynor Flyers. THS led 22-11 at the end of the first period but LaPoynor steadily chipped away at their lead throughout the game. LaPoynor gained the lead with 13 seconds remaining in the contest but Tenaha's Trai Gardner sank two clutch free throws with just .4 seconds left to clinch the 1-point win.

The tournament's Girl's Championship game saw Lapoynor win over Lipan. Lipan won the Boy's Championship over Carthage. Over seventy games were played during the tournament.

Tenaha Lady Tigers

December 31, 2015 - The Tenaha Lady Tigers Varsity Basketball team advanced to the semifinal round of Tenaha's Seventh Annual Holiday Hoops Basketball Tournament on Tuesday but it wasn't easy and took two overtimes to get the 65-60 win.

When Lady Tiger Brooke McClure hit a 3-point basket with 4.22 remaining in the game Tenaha had a 50-40 lead, however, Winnsboro's Kelsey Green had other plans.The Junior guard scored ten straight points to tie the game at 50-50 at the end of regulation.

The Lady Tigers and Lady Raiders fought hard for four minutes in the first overtime but the game was knotted at 59-59 and then went in to the double overtime.

Keanya Davis started the second overtime period with a 3-point play after being fouled on a breakaway layup and sinking a foul shot. LaPorsha Perry, Davis, and Bianca Davison all sank crucial free throws after the Lady Raiders had to foul when their own shots from the field missed their marks.

The Joaquin Lady Rams Varsity girl's basketball team fell to the Slocum Lady Mustangs in a close game which was decided by a bucket made by SHS in the last three seconds. The game ended with Joaquin trailing 45-43. The Lady Rams trailed by nine points at the end of the third period but they kept fighting and tied the game up at 40-40 when Katelyn Jackson sank two clutch free throws after Katelyn Martinez has stolen the ball at mid-court. Slocum went on another run but Lady Ram Daysa Lane hit a bucket that retied the contest at 43-43 with just 22 seconds remaining in the game.

Lady Mustang Taylor Clark hit a jump shot which clinched the win for Slocum with less than three seconds remaining and advanced SHS on to the Bracket A Consolation Championship on Wednesday.

December 30, 2015 - The Joaquin Rams Varsity basketball team dropped their second straight basketball game and are now 1-2 in Tenaha's Holiday Hoops tournament action. The 42-39 loss came to the Broaddus Bulldogs on Tuesday during Boy's Consolation Bracket B competition. The Rams continued on to face Garrison on Wednesday morning for another consolation round-robin style contest.

The Tenaha Tigers Varsity team suffered their first loss of the Holiday Hoops tournament when they fell to the Lipan Indians by a 77-54 margin Tuesday night at Tenaha's SEC. The Tigers found themselves trailing 12-18 at the end of the first period and 19-31 at the midway intermission. In the third quarter, Tenaha trailed by as much as 19 points but they rallied to pull to within 40-51 by the start of the fourth quarter.

Colton Goeke pulled THS to within nine points with a 3-pointer with 6:44 left in the game but Lipan's Tate Phillip's 14, fourth-quarter, points helped LHS out-score Tenaha on their way to the 23-point win. Tenaha moved on to the third place game against LaPoynor at Tenaha's SEC on Wednesday at 5:30 p.m.

December 29, 2015 - The Joaquin Varsity Boy's basketball team kicked off their 2015 Tenaha Holiday Hoops Basketball Tournament action with a 57-48 win over the Hughes Springs Mustangs on Monday at Ram's Gymnasium. The game was close until near the end of the fourth stanza. The Rams carried a 39-34 lead into the fourth period. Elazar Huerta hit an early jumper in the final period to boost the JHS lead to 41-34. A Tray Wilkerson 3-pointer, with three and a half minutes remaining in the game, gave Joaquin a 10-point lead at 49-39.

Two Hughes Springs 3-pointers pulled them to within six points of Joaquin with just 1:23 left to play. Joaquin's Justin Hooper and Peyton Martinez each hit clutch free-throws in the later moments of the game to seal the opening round win. Later in the day, Joaquin lost to Schulenburg and the Rams moved to the consolation bracket of the tourney where they face the Broaddus Bulldogs Tuesday, December 29 at 8:30 am.

The Tenaha Tiger Girl's Varsity basketball team found themselves with a comfortable 41-11 lead at halftime in their first round Holiday Hoops game against the Kountze Lady Lions at Tenaha's SEC on Monday. Tenaha used scores by seven different players in the third period to extend their lead to 58-18 going into the final frame.

A Keanya Davis 3-pointer with 5.5 minutes left in the game gave THS a 62-19 lead. Tenaha cruised the rest of the way while gaining a 67-26 win. The Lady Tigers will play Winnsboro at 8:30 am Tuesday at the THS SEC.

The Joaquin Lady Rams Varsity basketball team had no answer for the Martin's Mill lady Mustangs on Monday. Joaquin trailed 32-52 at the end of the third period and eventually fell to the Lady Mustangs by a 72-38 final score at Joaquin's Rams Gymnasium. The Lady Rams rebounded later in the day to beat the Sabine Lady Cardinals by a 48-42 score, at Tenaha's Tiger Gymnasium, to advance to their second consolation round game at 11:30 am at Joaquin's Ram Gym on Tuesday.

The Tenaha Tigers Varsity basketball team won a pair of Holiday Hoops games on Monday. The Tigers beat the Garrison Bulldogs 71-51 in opening round action, and won an explosive 96-89 second-round thriller over the Laneville Yellowjackets Monday night. The second win sent the Tigers to the semifinal round game at 4 pm on Tuesday at the Tenaha SEC. The Tigers and Yellowjackets were tied at 47 points at halftime. At the end of the third period THS had a narrow two point advantage. Colton Goeke and JaQualin Franks teamed up for key scores late in the game which helped THS extend their lead and capture the win.

December 16, 2015 - The Center Lady Riders traveled to Elysian Field Tuesday, December 15th coming away with a JV win but a varsity loss.

Center JV Lady Riders defeated Elysian Fields JV with a final score of 26-15. Center's points scored were by Harper 8, Cartwright 6, Fullbright 4, Watts 3, Johnson 2, Nash 2, and Williams 1.

Center Varsity Lady Riders scored 20 which was no match for Elysian Fields 60. Center's points scored were by Hightower 8, Nichols 6, Lilly 2, Hicks 2, Evans 1, Hubbard 1.

The next games are scheduled for Friday, December 18th in Huntington with the 9/JV/V games starting at 5pm.

December 14, 2015 - Center participated in the Central Heights Tournament December 10-12. They won 3 of the 4 games they played and came home with a third place finish. Octavius Evans was also named to the All-Tournament team.


Center vs. West Sabine (win) 81-17
Center vs. White Oak (win) 60-49
Center vs. CHSM (loss) 52-58
Center vs. Laneville (win) 80-51

The next 9th, JV and Varsity games will be played at home against Hudson on Tuesday, 12/15 with the 9th grade game beginning at 5pm.

December 10, 2015 - Tenaha Lady Tigers defeated Overton 72-6. They will play at 9:00AM Friday, December 11th against Douglass or Broaddus in Gary's old gym.

December 9, 2015 - The District 6 - 4A, Div II - All District Football Team selections have been released and Center earned top recognition.

Coach of the Year went to Coach Barry Bowman whose first football season with the Roughriders ended with a 10-3 season and the Roughriders winning District 4A, Division 2, Region 2 - Bi-District Championship by defeating Rains 51 - 14 and the Area Championship when they defeated Fairfield 42-28.

District MVP was won by DeCorey McGee, Offensive MVP went to Kyle Parks, and Defensive MVP went to Sayoddrick Barnes.

A total of 12 Center football players made the All District selections. Below are the All District 6-4A Football nominations:

Coach of the Year - Barry Bowman, Center

District MVP - DeCorey McGee, Center

Offensive MVP - Kyle Parks, Center
Defensive MVP - Sayoddrick Barnes, Center and Keyuntea Kinney, Atlanta

Newcomer of the Year Offense - Nick Gavriel, Pleasant Grove
Newcomer of the Year Defense - LeMarcus Harmon, Tatum

Utility Player - Denarius Earl, Tatum; Marco Guitterez, Center; Vashon Williams, Pleasant Grove; Kolby Tulpa, Spring Hill; Chris Jones, Gladewater; and Kelton Young, Atlanta

Special Teams Player - Jesus Sandoval, Tatum; Vashon Williams, Pleasant Grove; Sayoddrick Barnes, Center; Scott Deal, Spring Hill; Johnny Gordon, Gladewater; and Conley Richardson, Atlanta

Quarterback (1st Team) - Jeremy Smith, Atlanta and Kyle Parks, Center
Quarterback (2nd Team) - Cameron Castleberry, Spring Hill

Offensive Line (1st Team) - Tanner Duke, Atlanta; Landon Simmons, Atlanta; Hunter Adams, Pleasant Grove; Nick Gavriel, Pleasant Grove; Dre Tennison, Gladewater; and Ezekial Espinoza, Gladewater

Offensive Line (2nd Team) - Christian Oliver, Atlanta; Collier Cordray, Pleasant Grove; Sedarion Patton, Center; Angel Rivera, Center; and Jantzen Lee, Spring Hill

Tight End (1st Team) - Jackson Pace, Pleasant Grove and Austin Garza, Gladewater
Tight End (2nd Team) - Shay Rodgers, Tatum and Braylon Roberts, Tatum

Defensive Line (1st Team) - Keyuntea Kinney, Atlanta; Landon Simmons, Atlanta; Lamarcus Goodwin, Center; Brent Hudspeth, Center; and Quanterius Turner, Gladewater

Defensive Line (2nd Team) - D'torian Smith, Tatum; Markavion Bryant, Atlanta; Landon Shelton, Pleasant Grove; Breylan Bradford, Spring Hill; and Isaiah Tiner, Gladewater

Outside Linebacker (1st Team) - Tristan Allen, Atlanta; Desmond Robinson, Atlanta; and Darnell McKnight, GladewaterAdrian Johnson, Center

Outside Linebacker (2nd Team) -and Xavier Benson, Pleasant Grove

Inside Linebacker (1st Team) - LeMarcus Harmon, Tatum; Tray Darty, Atlanta; Sayoddridck Barnes, Center; DaCorey McGee, Center; and Bryston Oliver, Gladewater

Inside Linebacker (2nd Team) - Ke'Traelan Harrison, Tatum; Mark Ashby, Pleasant Grove; and Garrett Self, Spring Hill

Defensive Back (1st Team) - Jeremy Smith, Atlanta; Vashon Williams, Pleasant Grove; Keyshawn Barnes, Center; JaTerious Evans, Center; and Isaiah Davis, Gladewater

Defensive Back (2nd Team) - Travian Ray, Tatum; Layton Henson, Atlanta; Keyunte Kelley, Pleasant Grove; Austin Hawley, Gladewater; and Scott Deal, Spring Hill

Running Back (1st Team) - Tyrell Phillips, Atlanta; Sayoddrick Barnes, Center; DaCorey McGee, Center; Darnell McKnight, Gladewater; and Marcello Jackson, Gladewater

Running Back (2nd Team) - Josh Ivy, Tatum; Keshawn Jones, Pleasant Grove; and Logan Wesley, Pleasant Grove

Receiver (1st Team) - Vashon Williams, Pleasant Grove; Octavious Evans, Center; JaTerious Evans, Center; Scott Deal, Spring Hill; and Cameron Callaway, Gladewater

Receiver (2nd Team) - Denarius Earl, Tatum; Jamaine Moore, Tatum; Carson Lambert, Atlanta; and Jacobi Hamilton, Atlanta

Punter (1st Team) - Blake Guthrie, Gladewater and Scott Deal, Spring Hill
Punter (2nd Team) - Dalton Hinton, Pleasant Grove

Kicker (1st Team) - Fernando Serrano, Gladewater
Kicker (2nd Team) - Dalton Hinnon, Pleasant Grove

Center Honorable Mention

Offense - Jacob Wheeler (C), Jason Aviles (LG), Daniel Stanford (RG), Joe Carraway (WR), and Marco Gutierrez (WR)

Defense - Tyrone Roland (DE) and Romario Brown (OSLB)

December 8, 2015 - Update: Only the Varsity Girls will compete against West Sabine, Tuesday, December 8th 2015 at 6:00 p.m.