April 28, 2015 - The Shelby County Bass Anglers (SCBA) held the 3rd event of the 2015 season last weekend out of Huxley Bay Marina on Toledo Bend Lake. 42 teams of anglers showed up to test their skills against these largemouth bass that were primarily in the post spawn state.
Despite fishing solo, Ryan Pinkston managed to coax the largest limit of Toledo bass weighing 20.77lbs. The second overall big bass of 6.21lbs anchored his first place finish, which was sponsored by Construction Safety Product out of Nacogdoches.
The father/son team of Vic and Cole Cooper wrapped up the second place position with 19.02lbs. The duo reported catching numerous fish during the day. Cole is a student at Shelbyville High School.
Third place team of Andrea and Chris Cartwright reeled in a solid limit of bass tipping the scales at 18.98lbs. Rounding out the fourth place spot was another father/son team of Glen Earl and Moon Pie Sowell, who also had the overall big bass of the event weighing 6.32lbs. Their limit came in at 18.31lbs. The team combo pot was claimed by third place team of Andre/Chris Cartwright paired up with Greg McDonald and Brad Jones with a combined weight of 34.25lbs.
Overall, this seemed to be the best tournament in several years as far as limits of bass were concerned. The average weights per boat were up and overall number of fish brought into the scales was the most in several seasons. The fisheries are thriving and the SCBA is blessed to have these watersheds to take advantage of.
The Take a Kid Fishing tournament is scheduled for May 9th at Huxley Bay so be sure and get your children signed up for that event that has many great sponsors backing it. The next pre-tournament meeting for the SCBA is May 19th, with the May tournament to be held at Cassells-Boykin park on Lake Sam Rayburn. For more details about the club, please visit our website at www.shelbycountybassanglers.com
April 27, 2015 - The Willdwings of Center, Texas traveled to Lafayette, Louisiana last week to take on a 18 team field. The Wildwinds finished with a perfect record and only allowed a total of 9 run during the whole tournment and took gold ring honors.
The Wildwings 8U team carries an overall record of 21-2 on the season, ranking them as the #1 AA team in Texas.
The Wildwings will be back in action this weekend in Shreveport, Louisiana.
Special thanks to our sponsors who make this possible:
Easton, Hoyt, Motor Homes of Texas, Maxflow Chemicals, K3 Logistics, High Roller Wells, Tara Farms, and O.V. Services
April 27, 2015 - The Center High School Track team traveled to Carthage High School on Wednesday, April 22nd for the Area Track Meet. Zara Sloan, a Junior, competed in the two mile and clocked a time only two seconds off of her personal best. She came up just short of a regional bid but did a great job.
To get to Regional, you must place in the top four teams and all three boys relays did just that and even clocked some of their best times all year. The boys 4x100 relay is made up of Sophomores, Joe King and Octavious Evans and Juniors, Sayoddrick Barnes and Dacorey McGee. The 4x200 relay consists of Sophomores, Joe King, Octavious Evans, and Adrian Johnson, and Junior Sayoddrick Barnes. The Boys Mile Relay qualifiers are Sophomores, Octavious Evans and Kyle Parks, and Juniors, Arnol Escobedo and Sayoddrick Barnes.
Arnol Escobedo also competed individually in the boys 800 meter run. Clocking his best time all year he came in an extremely close second and is headed to Regional next week.
The Regional Meet will be on May 1st and 2nd at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville.
April 24, 2015 - Water temp is in the 70's, the Crappie are deeper in the grass and the big Bream are starting to show up to spawn at Lake Murval. Catfish are there also, and you can catch them on earthworm and a slip bobber. Lake level has fluctuated but it has not affect the fishing much. Jigs with crappie nibblets are king but minnows on slip bobbers work well also....happy fishing.
April 20, 2015 - Pre K News - (Pictures are taken by Penny Ramsey) This week, Timpson Elementary School Pre-K has been talking about different animals that fly. We have talked about how and why they fly, what is needed to fly and the difference in airplanes and birds. On Wednesday, Pre-K made bird nests out of twigs, grass, leaves and yarn. We talked about that birds leave in nest and lay eggs in nest. We also talked about that birds eat worms.
Books Needed - Timpson Elementary School staff is requesting that if you have children's book that are appropriate for students in elementary school that you would like to donate, please bring them by the elementary office. We have a wonderful library where students can regularly check out books but we would like to increase the number of books students have access to in all of our classrooms. Reading is an essential skill for academic success and provides much enjoyment for students. We appreciate your help in getting as many books possible into the hands of our students. These books will also provide students with summer reading opportunities.
Timpson High School Area Track Meet Results - Timpson High School track team participated in the area track meet in Cushing Wednesday. Qualifying for the regional meet are the top four finishers in each event. Congratulations to the regional qualifiers and the entire track team for representing Timpson so well.
4x100 Relay - (4th place team) Alexus Wallace, Justus Osby, Cedesha Curtis, Jasmine Rogers
100M Dash - Jasmine Rogers (3rd place)
4x200 Relay - (4th place team) Alexus Wallace, Justus Osby, Jasmine Rogers, Cedesha Curtis
200M Dash - Cedesha Curtis (4th place)
1600M Run - Cheyanne Porter (4th place)
Shot Put - Kaylie Bush (2nd place)
Discus - Patience Brannan (4th place)
Long Jump - Justus Osby (4th place)
4x100 Relay - (1st place team) Terence Garrett, Devonta Thompson, Shakur Johnson, Eric Gossett
100M Dash - Eric Gossett (1st place), Terence Garrett (5th place)
110M Hurdles - James Marshall (2nd place)
4x200M Relay - (1st place team) Hayden Smith, Devonta Thompson, Shakur Johnson, Eric Gossett
400M Dash - Hayden Smith (1st place), Jayden Johnson (3rd place)
300M Hurdles - James Marshall (2nd place)
200M Dash - DeVonta Thompson (1st place), Terence Garrett (5th place)
4x400 Relay - (2nd place team) James Marshall, Hayden Smith, Shakur Johnson, Jayden Johnson
Shot Put - Alberto Cuero (1st place), Bryan Torres (2nd place)
Discus - Chandler Burgay (1st place), Alberto Cuero (5th place)
Long Jump - Shakur Johnson (2nd place), Chris Piro (6th place)
Triple Jump - Shakur Johnson (2nd place)
April 22, 2015 - Shelbyville varsity baseball claims 5th district win by defeating MT Enterprise 12-1 in 5 innings.
Dragons are now 5-6 in district play with 3 games left and need to run the table and also get some help to reach postseason.
Coach Turner has done an outstanding job this year keeping his team competitive in every game thus far. The dragons currently do not have a senior on the squad and the future looks very bright.
April 22, 2015 - The boys doubles team of Adam Reeves / Alec Lucas and girls doubles team of Julie Garcia / Malory Nehring finished 2nd at the UIL Region 3 tournament yesterday and earned a spot in the State Tournament. Both teams had an outstanding tournament making the finals before losing to the eventual region champions in a nail biter. The boys doubles score was 7-5, 5-7, 6-7 and the girls score was 4-6, 1-6. Center was well represented at this years tournament with 14 region qualifiers and now 4 state qualifiers.
Many opposing coaches and fans went out of their way to compliment our players , parents, and coaches about our players high level of sportsmanship, character and determination on the court. Words cannot describe the amount of pride and honor it is to work with this incredible group, and hear those kind words about our players and this team.
Center also had their other boys and girls doubles reach the region semifinals and finish 4th in the region. They are all seniors as follows: Chris Dunn / Kamden Lucas and Faith Lengl / Rylee Hudspeth.
In mixed doubles the teams of Dustin Bennett / Sheridan Cassell (senior) and Allison Langford / Tony Garcia lost in 3 sets on the first day to teams that went on to make the semifinals.
Both teams were just a few points a way from being region semifinalists as well.
In singles, Zack Fausett (sophomore) faced a tough first round opponent but gained alot of experience in his first region tournament. Whitlee Reed (sophomore) won her first round reaching the region quarterfinals before losing to a state qualifier who finished 2nd in the tournament.
Both Zack and Whitlee as well as Tony, Allison, Julie, Malory and Dustin will be returning and the future looks bright!!
To all of our Seniors of 2015, Thank You. The success you have had on the court is only the beginning of the success you are going to have off the court.
The STATE tournament will be held at Texas A&M on May 12-13.
April 20, 2015 - Center High School Soccer team All-District selections have been announced.
Newcomer of the Year - Raul Lara
Receiving First Team All District - Marcos Lopez, Isidro Lopez, Lorenzo Angel, Juan Ramirez
Second Team All-District
Raul Lara, Aung Thein, Arnol Escobedo.
April 20, 2015 - The Center Lady Rider Soccer team had its best season yet and had the All-District selections to show for it. Recipients were as follows:
1st team - Mari Cruz Gonzalez and Dulce Gonzalez
2nd Team - Damaris Mendoza and Diana Solis
Honorable Mention - Erika Figueroa, Bethany Guerrero and Lorena Gonzalez
Academic All District - Carla Almaguer, Erika Figueroa, Elisabet Guerrero, Lorena Gonzalez, MariCruz Gonzalez, Mayra Hernandez, Dulce Gonzalez, Gabriela Landin, Jacqueline Alejaldre, Jacqueline Alvarado, and Mari Carmen Garcia
April 20, 2015 - Two Center Roughrider Soccer players were selected to the All-State Tournament Team: Aung Thein and Julian Jimenez.