May 6, 2015 - LeTourneau University freshman Kristen Ladner of the women’s tennis team was named All-American Southwest Conference Player of 2015 after a standout first year with the YellowJackets. The Lufkin, Texas native was named to the conference-wide singles team due to her posting an 8-7 overall mark including an 8-3 mark at women’s singles to lead the YellowJackets. Her eight wins were the most among her LETU teammates and in the conference.

Ladner was also named to the All-ASC East Division First Team Women’s Singles and the All-ASC East Division Second Team Women’s Singles No. 1 doubles along with fellow freshman Rachel Morisseau. Ladner is only the second player in program history to earn first team all-ASC honors and the fourth player in school history to earn first team all-division recognition.

Kristen is a 2014 graduate of Hudson High School, where she was a District Champion, Regional Champion and State Qualifier. Kristen is the daughter of Rodney and Carla Ladner (Hudson’s Head Tennis Coach) of Lufkin. She is the granddaughter of Carl O. and Helen Birdwell of San Augustine & Joe and Carolyn Ladner also of San Augustine.

All-American Southwest Conference Player of 2015; All-ASC Eastern Division 1st Team Singles; All-ASC Eastern Division 2nd Team Doubles.

May 4, 2015 - The Center Roughriders Baseball team secured first place in district last Friday night after a victory over Rusk. The Riders will be in first round playoff action this weekend against Huntington. Game 1 will be on Friday, May 8th in Center at 7 PM. Game 2 will be played on Saturday, May 9th at 1 PM in Huntington. Game 3 will follow 30 minutes following game 2 if needed.

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May 4, 2015 - Whitlee Reed, a sophomore at Center High School, competed in the Region 5 High Shool Rodeo Finals in Marshall, Texas on Aprill 11th and 12th. She won Champion Barrel Racer and reserve Champion Pole Bender. Reed will compete in the THSRA State Finals on June 5th through June 13th in Abilene, Texas.

The THSRA in the largest High School Rodeo Association in the nation and they sponsor over 125 rodeos per year throughout ten regions across Texas. Approximately 650 student athletes and 800 horses will call Abilene home for the week!

May 4, 2015 - Timpson Boys Track Team Regional Champs - The Timpson High School boys and girls track team competed in events at the regional tournament in Palestine this past weekend with the boys track team winning the regional track meet. The top two places in each event will compete in the state meet in Austin May 15 and 16. Congratulations to all Timpson High School competitors and good luck at state!

Results from the regional track meet:

Varsity Boys

4x100 Relay - (1st place team) Terence Garrett, Devonta Thompson, Shakur Johnson, Eric Gossett
100M Dash - Eric Gossett (1st place)
4x200 Relay - (1st place team) Hayden Smith, Devonta Thompson, Shakur Johnson, Eric Gossett
Shot Put - Alberto Cuero (2nd place)
400M Dash - Hayden Smith (4th place)
200M Dash - DeVonta Thompson (4th place)
Discus - Chandler Burgay (3rd place)
Long Jump - Shakur Johnson (5th place)

May 4, 2015 - Annabeth Vaughn placed 2nd in the Region 3 Class 2A Track and Field Meet which advanced her to the State Meet.

Annabeth will be high jumping in the Class 2A State Track and Field Meet in Austin on May 15th. Girls high jump begins at 11:00 a.m.

May 4, 2015 - Timpson Hs Track Team qualified several athletes for the State Track Meet in Austin, Texas on May 15-16, 2015.

State qualifiers are as follows:

Shot Put - Alberto Cuero
4x100M Relay - Eric Gossett, Shakur Johnson, Terence Garrett, Devonta Thompson
100M Dash - Eric Gossett
4x200M Relay - Hayden Smith, Shakur Johnson, Eric Gossett, Devonta Thompson

May 4, 2015 - The following Shelbyville High School students will compete in the UIL State Track & Field Meet in Austin, TX on May 15-16, 2015

State Qualifiers
Mikel Carter - Pole Vault
Keonna Osby - 400m, 800m and 4x400 Relay
Belinda Bohannon - 4x200 Relay
Daisy Cartwright - 4x200 Relay and 4x400 Relay
Kyra Ross - 4x200 Relay and 4x400 Relay
Cleosha Jeter - Triple Jump, 4x200 Relay and 4x400 Relay
Bailey Rabalais - Discus

**Regional Champions at the Region III -AA Track Meet
Keonna Osby - 800m Run and 4x400 Relay
Daisy Cartwright - 4x400 Relay
Kyra Ross - 4x400 Relay
Cleosha Jeter - 4x400 Relay

**Regional & Shelbyville High School Record Set in the 4x400 Relay with a time of 4:02.36

May 1, 2015 - Torres Qualifies For State - Timpson High School’s Robert Torres qualified for state poetry competition placing 3rd at Regionals. He will be competing at the State UIL Academic Contest on May 26 - 27th in Austin, TX at the University of Texas campus. Principal Ronald Lindgren said he is very proud of Robert and the 17 other students who qualified and competed at the regional competition. Good luck to Robert at state!

April 30, 2015 - Several Shelbyville HS students qualified for the Region 3-2A Track Meet to be held in Palestine, TX on May 1-2, 2015.

Regional Qualifers are TaVion Barnes, Corey Bearden, Jeron Boykins, Mikel Carter, Malik Cartwright, Terrell Cartwright, Kal Metcalf, Dee Osby, Belinda Bohannon, Daisy Cartwright, Cleosha Jeter, Kyra Ross, Keonna Osby, Bailey Rabalais and Catasia Walker.

April 30, 2015 - Hello from Huxley Bay Marina. This is the fishing report from Marvin.

I've been out white/yellow bass fishing on the sand bars. And I have been catching some on lead slabs. As a bonus (depending on how you look at it) been getting a fair amount of Drum at the same time. It is always fun catching them.

The Crappie is still biting on little jigs and crappie nibblers. Been getting them in the shallows, about 5ft-9ft. Hear some people catching them on minnows so if you like using them they are still working.

Only things I have heard this week about the bass fishing is "it's slow". No good news from me there.

The cat fishing has been very good in the river channel on cut bait this week. Been seeing quite a few 7-10lbs pulled out of the water.

Good luck fishing from Huxley Bay Marina. Feel free to stop by with your fish and get your picture taken. We will post the pictures on the website @