February 6, 2015 - The Lady Dragons placed First at the Diboll powerlifting meet on Feb. 5, 2015

6th place - Devenne Smith
5th place - Kianna Watts
4th place - Paige Polley and Tristin Wilburn
3rd place - Madison Taylor and Kamaryn Smith
2nd place - Breanna Jackson and Lindsey Holbrook
1st place - Caitlyn Campbell, Hannah Hall, Savannah Talbert, Kennedy Parker, Harlie Hagler, Katie Casey

Best Lifter Award went to Savannah Talbert
Coach Gary Alford

February 3, 2015 - Josh Burns signed with UT Tyler at the Center High School Library on Friday, January 30, 2015 with a large number of family and friends in attendance.

Burns was seated at a table with Roughrider coaches as he signed with UT Tyler to play baseball with the UT Tyler Patriots.

Burns spoke and extended his appreciation to all who attended, "I'd just like to thank everyone for coming, it means a lot to me. All of y'all made a big impact in my life. I'm just glad you're here to support this moment with me. I'd like to thank my whole family for coming here and being with me at this moment and everyone else."

February 3, 2015 - The Center Roughrider Boys Varsity Soccer team played in the New Summerfield tournament on Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, January 29th-31st. Breezing through the first day of competition, the Riders advanced to the championship game against Tatum. The Riders claimed the victory and First Place 9-1 over the Eagles.

February 2, 2015 - The Center Lady Rider Soccer team competed in the the New Summerfield tournament last weekend. They played well and fought hard, earning them the 3rd place title.

January 30, 2015 - The Shelbyville High School boys powerlifting team competed in the Huntington on Thursday, January 29, 2015 This is how they placed at the competition.

1st place 242 class - Kal Metcalf - Best Lifter on the Heavy platform
2nd place 198 class - Octavian Burrell
2nd place 114 class - Christian Schilder
3rd place 148 class - Corey Bearden
4th place 220 class - SyDarius Evans
5th place 242 class - Kawon McCowin

Coach Michael B. Taylor

January 30, 2015 - The girls powerlifting team competed in and won the team title at the Huntington powerlifting meet on Thursday, January 29.

Earning second place medals were Breanna Jackson and Kennedy Parker.
First place medals went to Kaitlin Campbell, Cleosha Jeter, Hannah Hall, Kamaryn Smith, Katie Casey, and Harlie Hagler.

Harlie Hagler also won the Best Lifter Award for the girls. The Dragon Lifters compete next Thursday in Diboll.

Marcus Cartwright (left) and Tommy Land (right) received the 2014 Anglers of the Year Awards during the Shelby County Bass Anglers banquet.January 20, 2015 - (Photo Album) The SCBA held their banquet at the John D. Windham Civic Center on January 15, 2015 with great attendance for the event by many fishing enthusiasts. Jason Wells, SCBA President, was master of ceremonies for the event, welcoming special guests, making recognitions and presenting honors to those who performed exceptionally during the 2014 season.

The following are the award winners from the banquet:

  • Ryan Pinkston, 2014 Biggest Bass of the Year award with 7.61. This is the third year he has won this award. Pinkston also won the Largest Stringer of the Year with 24.72 lbs. and these accomplishments were achieved at the same tournament.
  • TJ and James Goodwyn were the recipients of the award 2014 Most Total Weight for the Year which was comprised of 113.35 lbs. over eight events.
  • Gary McDonald and Clay Warren were presented with the Horizon Award. This award is given to those who put forth extra effort, commitment and went the extra mile to do better and to do well.
  • Marcus Cartwright and Tommy Land were the recipients of the 2014 Anglers of the Year Awards.
  • Scooter Clark and Brett Clark were presented with the 2014 Norris Askew Classic Championship Award total collective weight from two days of fishing of 27.03 lbs.
  • David Koonce was presented with the Presidents Award for service, dedication and leadership.

Wells remarked on several of the accomplishments the club had this past year and some accompishments mentioned include the completion of the club tournament trailer and selling all advertisement space on the trailer. A new addition to the organization is the formation of the Shelby County Bass Anglers High School Fishing Club. Wells recognized Lynn and Diane Stanford for taking on the project as advisors for the club. In March the youngest winner of a SCBA Tournament was 7 year old Tanor Doggett.

Gary McDonald (left) and Clay Warren (right) were the Horizon Award recipients at the SCBA banquet held on Thursday, January 15, 2015.In 2014 the SCBA became affiliated with the Texas Association of Bass Clubs. A team representing SCBA competed on Toledo Bend at the end of September and took fourth place at the tournament. The team included David Koonce; Brandon Wells; Josh "Moon Pie" Sowell; Glenn Earl Sowell; Will Lloyd; Collin Lloyd; Gary McDonald; and Cody Barton.

Wells named off the winners of the 2014 tournaments including their winning weight. February tournament winners: Bobby Addison and Clarence "Bubby" Sanderson with 19.87 lbs.; March tournament winners: Mic and Tanor Doggett with 23.46 lbs.; April tournament: James and TJ Goodwyn with 22.19 lbs.; May tournament: Ryan Pinkston with 18.59; June tournament: Jason Wells and John Olive with 21.05 lbs.; July tournament: Ryan Pinkston with 24.72 lbs.; August tournament: Phil and Jonathan Hennigan with 21.35 lbs. September tournament: David Koonce and Brandon Wells with 12.48 lbs.

Lynn Stanford was able to share with those attending the banquet, some about the opportunities available for the high school fishing club, "These kids have such great opportunity winning scholarship money and that/s what it's all about. It's about going out there, creating an environment for these kids where they can enjoy it and hopefully win some money for school."

Scooter Clark (pictured above) and Brett Clark were presented with the 2014 Norris Askew Classic Championship Award at the SCBA banquet.According to Stanford, in June there will be a tournament held through the Southeast Texas High School Bass Organization and there is the opportunity to win $75,000 worth in scholarship money during that tournament, "Right now we have 14 high school kids, we have seven boat captains and these boat captains are all volunteers. They're paying the way for these kids to go fishing."

Stanford invited students from all of the schools across the county including Shelbyville, Joaquin, Timpson, Center, and Tenaha to participate in the club, "Get them to contact us, get them to come to this because we're trying to create a great big program for these kids in Shelby County."

The club holds five tournaments a year with one championship tournament and this year B.A.S.S. has gotten involved in the program.

Following the invocation at the beginning of the meeting led by David Koonce, Wells introduced the 2015-2016 Board of Directors: Jason Wells, President; Larry Matthews, Vice President; David Koonce, Treasurer; David Permenter, Secretary; Levi Willoughby, Tournament Director; Ricky Sims and Cody Barton, Assistant Tournament Directors; Will Lloyd, Director; Greg McDonald, Director; James Crelia, Director; Chris Cartwright, Director; Sammy Arnold, Fundraising Chairperson; and Bruce Koonce, Honorary Board Member.

Several door prizes were given away during the banquest and the winners are as follows:

    Glenn Earl Sowell - .22 Ruger rifle
    David "JJ" Cartwright - Two rods and reels
    Collin Lloyd - Rod and reel
    Selvin Cartwright - Roadside kit
    Venita Blue - Satchel

The first plaques the club ever gave were presented for the club members to see as they were just recently recovered. The first date receorded on the plaques is 1992 and Gary Mize of Tenaha was the first to ever win a club tournament.

Fore more information about the Shelby County Bass Anglers go to

Although not present, TJ Goodwyn and James Goodwyn were the recipients of the 2014 Most Total Weight for the Year award.     David Koonce (left) was presented with the President's Award by Jason Wells (right). The honor was in recognition of Koonce's service, dedication and leadership Lynn Stanford (pictured) informed SCBA members about the SCBA High School Club and the many scholarship opportunities available to high school students.

January 20, 2015 - The Center High School Varsity Boys Soccer team competed in the Palestine Invitational Soccer Tournament on January 15th-17th.

With an eventful set of games, the boys were able to take 2nd place. Coach Roque Palomino said, “Lead by captains Lorenzo Angel and Gilberto Vega, the boys had 3 wins and 1 loss in group stage coming to play in the tournament final against home team Palestine. It was a tough loss but the boys know even the greatest teams have to learn to fall and get back up.”

The Boys Team has started off very strong this season and are very proud to have the current successes built up to help them prepare for District which begins in two weeks.

The boys will face Crockett on Tuesday at Roughrider Stadium and New Summerfield on Thursday in Roughrider Stadium.
Keep an eye on Freshman, Marcos Lopez in the Midfield. He is currently #1 on the leaderboard for top scorer in Division 4A.

January 20, 2015 - The Dragons competed in the Diboll Powerlifting Meet on January 15, 2015, the medalists for the Dragons are:

    1st Place-Kal Metcalf - 242 Class
    1st Place-Octavian Burrell - 198 Class
    2nd Place-Andrew Lindsey - SHW Class
    3rd Place- Christian Schilder - 114 Class
    3rd Place-Wesley Berry - 132 Class
    3rd Place- Corey Bearden - 148 Class
    4th Place- Jacob Jackson - 165 Class

Powerlifting Coach: Michael B. Taylor

January 16, 2015 - The Center High School Powerlifting team competed in their first meet at the Diboll Invitational on Thursday, January 15, 2015. The team did a fantastic job and set the bar high for the remainder of the season.

In the girls division, Center placed as follows:

 97 lbs Weight Class: 2nd Place-Maura Fentress
 114 lbs Weight Class: 1st Place-Megan Lovett; 3rd Place-Kendal Ray; 4th Place-Sparkle Lilly
 123 lbs Weight Class: 1st Place-Brianna Suell; 3rd Place-Keyunda Williams
 132 lbs Weight Class: 1st Place-Breaunna Hightower; 2nd Place-LaJada Hicks
 148 lbs Weight Class: 2nd Place-Rylee Hudspeth
 165 lbs Weight Class: 2nd Place-Dee Mendoza
 220+lbs Weight Class: 2nd Place-Rachel Andrews

In the boys division:

 114 lbs Weight Class: 2nd Place-Hairo Salazar
 132 lbs Weight Class: 1st Place-Daniel Rodriguez
 148 lbs Weight Class: 1st Place-JaCarlos Hall; 2nd Place-Joe King
 165 lbs Weight Class: 2nd Place-Romario Brown; 3rd Place-Jaden Yanez
 181 lbs Weight Class: 3rd Place-Witt Dockens
 198 lbs Weight Class: 3rd Place- Adrian Johnson
 242 lbs Weight Class: 3rd Place-Devincent Hoyt
 275 lbs Weight Class: 3rd Place-Denzel Moore; 4th Place-Pedro Mendoza