September 8, 2015

From left: T.J. Belin (Center) and Tanner "Funky" Brooks (Rusk)

The 9u Majors WildWings were lead to a Championship on Labor Day weekend by their strong pitching in Tyler, Texas.

Wings pitching held opponents to 12 total runs for the entire tournament. The staff is lead by right handed Ace Funky Brooks of Rusk, Tx. The teams pitching involves a group effort from all 11 players.

September 5, 2015 - Center MS girls' volleyball scheduled for Monday, September 7th against Jasper has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 10th due to the Labor Day holiday. All other games will be played as scheduled.

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September 4, 2015 - Thursday evening, September 3rd, Center (JV) Roughriders struggled against the Buna (JV) Cougars with the final score being 28-6.

To start the game, Buna won the toss and elected to receive the ball. The Cougars drove to the Center 10 yard line; however, the Riders defense held them and neither team got on the board during the first quarter.

The Riders began struggling to hold Buna in the 2nd quarter with Buna driving down the field 50 yards in seven plays to be the first on the board. They went for a two-point conversion and fell short of the end zone making the score Buna 6, Center 0.

Still in the 2nd quarter, Buna scored again shortly after intercepting a Rider pass on Center's 20 yard line. Once again, Buna went for 2-pts and this time it was good, giving them a 14 point lead. With 10 seconds left in the quarter, Buna scored ending the 1st half with the Riders down by 20 points.

Center received the 2nd half kick-off and was forced to punt on their first possession. Raul Lara punted to the Cougars 58 yards pinning Buna on their own 1 yard line. Both teams defense held the other and no points were earned during the 3rd quarter.

During the final quarter with 9:15 on the clock, Buna scored on a 1 yard run bringing the Cougars to 28 and Riders 0. Center continued to push to get on the board and with 7:01 left in the game scored with a 15-yard pass from Christian Lee to Caleb Parks. The Riders failed on the extra point attempt and the game ended with Buna winning 28 to 6.

Center 9th and JV play at home next Thursday against Garrison.

Game summary provided by Richard Mitchell

Football Schedule for the Week

Thursday, September 3
Buna at Center (9th) 5pm
Center (JV) at Huntington, 5pm
Woodville at Joaquin, *5:30pm
Garrison at Shelbyville, 6pm
Tenaha VS Brook Hill at Bullard, 5:30pm
Timpson (JV) at Harleton, 6pm

Friday, September 4
Varsity Start Time 7:30pm
Center at Buna
Joaquin at Woodville
Shelbyville at Garrison
Brook Hill at Tenaha
Harleton at Timpson

Volleyball Schedule

Thursday, September 3
Center (JV/V) at Winona Tournament
Timpson at Sabine Tournament

Friday, September 4
Leverets Chapel at Center (JV/V), 4:30pm
Timpson at Shelbyville (V), 4:30pm

Saturday, September 5
Center (9P/9W) at Woodville Tournament
Shelbyville (JV) at Central Heights Tournament

From left: (front row) Collin Jones, Jase Spencer, Preston Watson, Chandler Spencer, Brandt Butler, (middle row) Pitcher Jake Hanson, Kohl Standridge, Colton Snider, Kaden Koonce, Gabriel Rebollar (back row) Coaches Chris Koonce, Lance Standridge, Nick Spencer.

August 31, 2015 - On Saturday, August 30, 2015 Driven beat Performance Baseball 2 to 1 and East Texas Falcons, a Majors team, 9 to 2 for the 1st seed in the tournament.

On Sunday's play Driven got a first round bye. In the second round of play, Driven beat the East Texas Canes, a Majors team, 12 to 3 to advance to the championship game. In the championship game, Driven beat Performance Baseball 3 to 0 for the win!

Right photo: Shelby County players on the Driven team are (back Row) Jake Hanson, Colton Snider (front Row) Gabriel Rebollar, Collin Jones.

August 31, 2015 - The Center Roughriders varsity football team found themselves trailing the Waskom Wildcats 7-0 early in the first quarter of their season opener at home last Friday. By the start of the second quarter the Wildcats had taken a 13-0 lead. A halfback pass for a touchdown gave Waskom a 20-0 lead with 4 minutes remaining in the first half of play.

The Roughriders got on the board with a touchdown and two point conversion with four minutes left in the third period. A scoop and score fumble recovery scored by the 'Riders defense tightened the score to 20-16 and got CHS within reach of the Wildcats.
Although Center would score again in the later stages of the game, Waskom ultimately won the contest by a 34-22 margin after scoring twice more in the fourth stanza.

Center will try to rebound when they travel to Buna High School next Friday, September 4 for their second regular season game which will kick off at 7:30 p.m.

August 27, 2015 - Volleyball Schedule for the Week (Game location in parentheses)

Friday, August 28
Center Vs. San Augustine (San Augustine) 5pm (JV/V)
Shelbyville (Open)

Tuesday, September 1
Center Vs.Timpson (Timpson) 4:30pm (9/JV/V)
Timpson Vs. Center (Timpson) 4:30pm (9/JV/V)

August 26, 2015 - Football Schedule for the Week (Game location in parentheses)

Thursday, August 27
No Scheduled Junior High Games
JV / 9th
Start at 6pm
Center (9) Vs. Waskom (Waskom)
Center (JV) Vs. Waskom (Waskom)
Joaquin (Open)
Shelbyville Vs. Huntington (Shelbyville)
Tenaha (Open)
Timpson Vs. All Saints Episcopal (Timpson)

Friday, August 28
Varsity Start Time 7:30pm
Center Vs. Waskom (Center)
Joaquin Vs. Tenaha (Tenaha)
Shelbyville Vs. Linden-Kildare (Shelbyville)
Tenaha Vs. Joaquin (Tenaha)

Saturday, August 29
Varsity Start Time 7:00pm
Timpson Vs. All Saints Episcopal (Tyler)

August 24, 2015 - John Olive(left) and Jason Wells(right) show off 4 of their five bass winning stringer.

August 24, 2015 - The Shelby County Bass Anglers wrapped up a busy month of August down at Holly Park Marina on Toledo Bend. Due to high water temps and excessive heat, the club voted to conduct an early weigh in at 2pm to preserve the health of the bass for a quick release after weigh in.

33 teams of anglers showed up to brave the heat, and storms that blew across the lake on Saturday afternoon.

John Olive and Jason Wells did not have many bites during the day but were able to coax the right ones onto their lines with a winning sack of 21.93lbs. The team would like to thank Lews reels, TFO fishing rods, Huk outdoor apparel, and most importantly – their spouses for support and sponsorships!

Ryan Pinkston, who is no stranger to the pay window, came in with a close second place finish of 20.89lbs anchored by the overall big bass of the event weighing 6.46lbs.

The father/son team of James and Philip Crelia, owners of Hometown Marine, showed up with a third place limit of bass weighing 19.22lbs.

Rounding out the money slots was the team of David Koonce and Brandon Wells. Their nice sack of fish tipped the scales at 16.41lbs.

This month’s tournament sponsors were Center Glass who will present the winners with a nice plaque.

The season is winding down with one qualifying event to go before the Norris Askew Championship in October and the Anglers of the Year race is definitely heating up.

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