July 27, 2015 - The Center Lady Rider Volleyball program will begin practice the week of August 3rd. If you are an incoming 9th-12th grader and you plan to play volleyball, you must attend practices, scrimmages, and games. The first two weeks of events will be as follows:

Practice: 9th-12th grade: Monday, August 3rd-Wednesday, August 5th
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM (session 1)
1:00 PM to 3:00 PM (session 2)

Practice: 9th grade only: Thursday, August 6th
8:00 AM to 11:00 AM

Practice: 10th-12th grade only: Thursday, August 6th
9:30 AM to 12:30 AM

Friday, August 7th - All teams Scrimmage at Carthage--times to be announced

Saturday, August 8th - All teams Scrimmage at Nacogdoches--8 AM

Practice: Monday, August 10th
9th grade--8 AM to 10:30 AM
10th-12th grade--9 AM to 12 PM

Tuesday, August 11th
9th, JV, V Games at Winona-- 5 PM

Practice: Wednesday, August 12th
9th grade--8 AM to 10:30 AM
10th-12th grade--9 AM to 12 PM

Varsity Tournament: August 13th and 15th @ Woodville

Practice: Thursday, August 13th
9th and JV--8 AM to 11 AM

Friday, August 14th
9th, JV, V Games at home vs. Shelbyville-- 5 PM

July 23, 2015 - The Shelby County Bass Anglers sweated out the heat last weekend at Cassells-Boykin ramp on Sam Rayburn. This is the 6th tournament of the season and the points race for Anglers of the Year are heating up quickly, along with the outside temperatures reaching near 100 degrees.

The team of Chris and Andre Cartwright culled out a limit of bass winning the July event sponsored by 4C Electric. Their creel of fish tipped the scales at 18.57lbs and put them in the lead for the year end points title.

Second place was captured by the long time team partners of Bobby Addison and Clarence Sanderson. Their five fish limit weighed in at 15.99lbs.

David Koonce and Brandon Wells made another trip to the pay window and cashed in a third place finish with 15.86lbs, anchored by the second place overall big bass of the event.

The father/son team of Glen and Moon Pie Sowell managed to catch the overall big bass of 6.80lbs and finished in fourth with total weight of 15.60lbs.

The next event of the year is scheduled for August 22-23rd at Holly Park on Toledo Bend. Please visit our website at www.shelbycountybassanglers.com.

July 23, 2015 - The Center High School Roughrider Football program will begin practice on Monday, August 3rd. Athletes planning to participate in football incoming grades 10th, 11th, and 12th need to report each day at 6:15 AM the week of August 3rd-7th. Incoming 9th graders will report at 10 AM each day. All practices will end at 1 PM.

On Saturday, August 8th, practice will be for 10th, 11th, and 12th grade ONLY. Athletes should arrive at 7 AM. Practice will conclude at 10:30 AM.

Monday, August 10th through Wednesday, August 12th will follow the same practice format as the week prior. 10th, 11th, and 12th grade will report at 6:15 AM and 9th grade at 10 AM. Practice will end at 1 PM.

On Thursday, August 13th, the athletes will have their first afternoon practice and need to report at 4:00 PM.

July 21, 2015 - Center Middle School will be offering a 6th Grade Pre-Athletics Class for the the 2015-16 school year. There will be a section for 6th grade boys and 6th grade girls.

The participants in these classes will learn the same skills and do the same conditioning as the students in the regular athletic periods, but will not compete against other schools.

If your 6th grade student is interested in the pre-athletic class, please go to the front office at Center Middle School to sign up on Monday, July 27th through Thursday, July 30th from 7:30AM to 5:30PM.

July 21, 2015 - The 2015 Texas High School Coaches Association has released their pre-season poll highlight the best high school football teams in state.

There were several local high school teams from Class 2A Region III that made the state pre-season poll.

They are as follows:

Class 2A Division I
Shelbyville - 4th
San Augustine - 5th
Pineland West Sabine - 10th

Class 2A Division II
Tenaha - 4th
Timpson - 9th

Pictured left to right: (Lance Holloway, Colton Gutermuth, Logan Holloway, Konner Windham, and Seth Shamblin)

July 21, 2015 - The 2015 Texas State 4H Games were held July 15-18 at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio. There were over 1,250 shotgun and archery shooters that competed this year.

Jaxon Brittain competed in archery 3d, modified 600, field and wand competitions. Shelby County 4H shooters had five kids participate in the shotgun competition. They were Colton Gutermuth, Lance Holloway, Logan Holloway, Seth Shamblin and Konner Windham.

The shotgun competitions included International Skeet, Modified Trap, American Skeet, American Trap, Sporting Clays and Whiz-bang. It was a great week and it marked the sixth year that Shelby County has been participating in the State Games.

Senior One Ladies: Konner Windham - Whiz-bang (2nd place)

Intermediate Division:
Two man team - Trap (1st place) Logan & Lance Holloway
Two man team - Skeet (2nd place) Logan & Lance Holloway

We would like to say Congratulations on a job well done representing Shelby County.

July 21, 2015 - Left to right: Logan Holloway, Lance Holloway, Seth Shamblin, Colton GutermuthThe 15th annual Comal County Shotgun invitational was held at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio on July 11-12th. This competition is commonly called the state warmup tournament with over 350 participants. Shelby County 4h Shooters had four kids participate; Colton Gutermuth, Lance Holloway, Logan Holloway and Seth Shamblin.

Jr. Division - Seth Shamblin 3rd skeet

We would like to say Congratulations on a job well done representing Shelby County.

Barry Bowman (right), Center ISD Athletic Director and Head Coach, is seen speaking with Jason Mitchell (left) during the meet and greet event Thursday, July 16, 2015.July 16, 2015 (Album) - Center ISD coaches gathered at the Center High School Library to give parents the opportunity to meet with the new staff before the beginning of the new school year.

The informal event was held on the morning of Thursday, July 16, 2015 with new Athletic Director Barry Bowman and several members of his new coaching staff, with coaches from all over the district, as well as Superintendent James Hockenberry and other school staff.

Bowman gave a little history of his career for Shelby County Today. He was the head coach and athletic director at Daingerfield High School from 2008-2010; head coach and athletic director at Paris High School for a couple of years until his father became ill and he moved to Longview to care for him. During that time he has been the assistant head coach and assistance athletic director at Pine Tree High School for the past two years.

"The thing that I'm excited about is that from the time we got here as far as implementing some changes and things that we believe in, the kids have been really receptive. Our summer workouts, we've had great participation from boys and girls."

Working with 150 students, three days a week has kept the coaching staff busy during the summer. Bowman says he is blessed to have a group of youthful coaches that are full of energy and enthusiasm. He is really proud of the staff he has been able to put in place and he says they are "really good classroom teachers."

"It's not just about the athletic program it's everything, it's the academic part it's all of it. I think today is an indication that Center ISD and the community of Center is a winner, they won today with the people that we've been able to put in place. That's what I'm excited about. Whether we win two games or we win 12 games, at the end of the day it's about did we make a difference for kids."

(Pictured not in order): Coaches are Matt Williams, Brad Fitzgerald, and Matthew Mettauer. Team members are Danny Gonzales, Ryan Jones, Jordan McSwain, Kedrian Hinson, Connor Henson, Jesse Snider, Lance Wilburn, Ethan Lee, Asher Malloy, Garrett Mettauer, Wilbeth Cruz, and Cam Williams.

 Photo of two players, Garrett Mettauer and Jordan McSwain pointing at the score board 5-20 after the Splendora vs Center game.July 16, 2015 - The coaches, parents, and boys of the Center 9-10 years old All Star Team would like to show their aprreciation to the local businesses and people of our community for donating and sponsoring them on their trip to battle for state in Spendora, Texas. They came home in third place and also received the Best Sportsmanship Award. They fought hard and came home winners in everyone's eyes.

Thank you to the Center All Star Sponsors: MB II Management LLC ($500); W Stephen Shires; Joe Bill Mettauer Insurance; The Law Office of Jeff Adams, PLLC; Fairchild, Price, Haley & Smith, LLP; Mettauer Law Firm, PLLC ($500); Ace Hardware of East Texas ($500); McAdams Propane Company; Center Welding; Shelby Savings Bank; Mangum Funeral Home; Susan Snider & Vicky Hudson, Edward Jones; Casey Williams, Edward Jones; H5 Farms; and Shana Brittain, Southern Seasons.

Also, thank you to the City of Center, Brookshire Brothers, and Wal-Mart for allowing us to take up money in their locations.

July 16, 2015 - Tenaha ISD annouces the time for all students wishing to participate in any sport to get their physical. The sports physicals will take place on Monday, August 3rd, 2015 from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm.