March 4, 2015 - The Center High School Varsity Tennis team has been extremely busy getting ready for District in a few weeks. Two weeks ago, they participated in Kilgore and finished 4th overall out of 16 teams.

Coach Dykes explains, "The teams were comprised of mostly 4A and 5A schools.” Participants in each bracket earned points for their team toward the overall standings.

Results for Center were as follows:

  • Girls Singles B - Megan Dunn (2nd Place)
  • Girls Singles A - Whitlee Reed (5th Place)
  • Boys Doubles A - Adam Reeves/Alec Lucas (3rd Place), Chris Dunn/Kamden Lucas (Won Consolation Bracket)
  • Girls Doubles A - Malory Nehring/Julie Garcia (Won Consolation Bracket)
  • Girls Doubles B - Faith Lengl/Rylee Hudspeth (4th Place)
  • Boys Singles A - Zack Fausett (13th Place)
  • Boys Singles B - Nate Morris (11th Place)
  • Mixed Doubles A - Sheridan Cassell/Dustin Bennett (7th Place)
  • Mixed Doubles B - Allison Langford/Tony Garcia (3rd Place)

Last week, the team continued their march to District in the Nacogdoches tournament. In another tough set of matches, the Riders fared well as follows:

  • Boys doubles: Adam Reeves / Alec Lucas - 1st place, Zack Fausett / Nate Morris - 4th place
  • Girls doubles: Faith Lengl / Rylee Hudspeth - 2nd place, Malory Nehring / Julie Garcia - 1st in consolation (1st round loss bracket)
  • Mixed doubles: Tony Garcia / Allison Langford - 2nd place, Sheridan Cassell / Dustin Bennett - 3rd place
  • Girls singles: Whitlee Reed - quarterfinalist, Emma Locke - quarterfinalist
  • Boys singles: Kamden Lucas - quarterfinalist, Joel Martinez - did not place

The Riders will play tough competition again going into Spring Break on Friday, March 6th in Corsicana.

March 4, 2015 - The Center High School JV Tennis Team traveled to Jacksonville on Tuesday, March 3rd. With crazy weather conditions and roll drying courts for three hours, the Riders finally began matches and faired very well.

Other teams in the tournament include Henderson, Nacogdoches, Lufkin, Palestine, Jacksonville, John Tyler, Whitehouse, and Van.

Coach Dykes says, “The JV kids had an outstanding showing and represented Center very well.”

The results are as follows:

  • Boys singles: Abram Morales - 1st place
  • Girls singles: Lexi Parker - 1st place, Emma Locke - 2nd place, Jacee Hooks - 3rd place
  • Girls doubles: Mackenzie Dykes / Hailey Haddox - 1th place, Taylor Amburn / Rylee Morris - 3rd place
  • Mixed doubles: Kobe Whisenant / Kandace Lee - 3rd place
  • Boys doubles: Tyler Ferguson / Joel Martinez - consolation finalists

From left: Coach Bryan Clay and Rachel AndrewsMarch 24, 2015 - On Friday and Saturday, March 20th and 21st, Center High School Senior Powerlifters, Rachel Andrews and Rylee Hudspeth traveled to Corpus Christie for the State Powerlifting Meet.

According to Coach Bryan Clay, "Rylee competed in the single most competitive weight class." Despite a few set backs, she still finished in the top 20 lifters in the state.

Her teammate, Rachel Andrews, took 5th place overall with lifts of 395 in squat, 155 in bench, and 340 in deadlift. Both of her maximum lifts in squat and deadlift were personal bests.

Coach Clay described Rachel's experience as "her best day ever." Not only did she come home with a 5th place medal, but she also was awarded a $1000 scholarship.

Congratulations to the Lady Rider Lifters on an amazing season!

March 4, 2015 - The Tenaha Tigers will face the LaPoyner Flyers Friday, March 6, at 7:30pm at Leon High School in Jewett, Texas. Tenaha ISD will release school at 2pm on Friday to allow time to travel. A Tiger Fan Bus will be traveling to the game. Tickets for fan bus are $12.00 (includes admission to game) on a first come first serve basis. The Fan Bus will be departing from the Tiger Gym Parking lot at 3pm with a planned stop in Buffalo along the way for meal/restroom. The fan bus will be returning immediately after the game.

If Tigers win they will play Saturday at 2pm. A fan bus will be provided. Tickets for fan bus Saturday will be $12.00 (includes admission to game) on a first come first serve basis. The bus will depart from the Tiger Gym parking lot at 9:30 am and a scheduled stop in Buffalo for meal/restroom. The bus will return to Tenaha immediately after the game.

Fan Bus: All students/children must be accompanied by an adult. Students grades 9-12 may ride fan bus without an adult. All tickets prices are $12.00 which includes admission. Ticket prices do not include food or beverage.

Tickets are available for purchase from 11am today until Friday at noon. Tickets may be purchased at Tenaha high school. Tickets may be purchased Saturday at the high school prior to 9:30am departure.

March 4, 2015 - Eight members on the Center High School Boys Powerlifting team have qualified for the Regional Powerlifting Meet in Rusk. They will weigh in on Wednesday, March 4th and lift on Thursday, March 5th.

Qualifying lifters are: Witt Dockens, Jacarlos Hall, Devincent Hoyt, Joe King, Denzel Moore, Daniel Rodriguez, Hairo Salazar, and Brendan Stanley.

March 3, 2015 - The District 22-2A All District girls basketball team members are:

Most Valuable Player (MVP) - Brooke McClure (Soph, Tenaha), Arlicia Roland (Fr, Tenaha)
Offensive Player Of Year - Ke'Anya Davis (Jr, Tenaha)
Defense Player Of Year - Daisy Sequeda (Sr, Martinsville)
Newcomer Of Year - Day'za Lane (Fr, Joaquin)
Coach of Year - Garry Davison (Tenaha)

1st Team All-District
Annabeth Vaughn (Sr, Joaquin), Ali Baty (Sr, Shelbyville), LaPorsha Perry (Jr, Tenaha), Bailey Rabalais (Soph, Shelbyville), Karlee Burnaman (Jr, Martinsville), Brooke Scarborough (Jr, Martinsville),
Ashton Griffin (Jr, Tenaha)

2nd Team All-District
Jabria Jenkins (Jr, Shelbyville), Bianca Davison (Fr, Tenaha), Savannah McGee (Soph, Martinsville), Adaisia Cartwright (Sr, Shelbyville), Kimber Wesner (Jr, Beckville), Hanna Bonner (Soph, Joaquin), Erika Davis (Fr, Joaquin)

Honorable Mention All-District
Calicia Roland (Fr, Tenaha), Jasmine Rogers (Fr, Timpson), Justus Osby (Sr, Timpson), Patience Brannan (Jr, Timpson), Jakyra Ross (Soph, Shelbyville), Catasia Walker (Sr, Shelbyville), Katelyn Martinez (Fr, Joaquin), Destiny Cooper (Jr, Joaquin), Summer Dennis (Sr, Beckville), Stacie Brevard (Sr, Beckville), Madi Mize (Jr, Beckville).

March 3, 2015 - Shelbyville HS Girls Basketball team had a very successful season. They were second place in District with a 6-4 record and had an overall record o 21-11. They won their Bi District game by defeating Overton. They went on to win the Area game by defeating Broaddus. The next round was Regional Quarter-Finals. They beat Cushing, advancing to Regional Tournament for the first time since 1992. The team is lead by Head Coach Stephany Carter and Asst. Coach Patrick Sluga.

March 3, 2015 - On Friday February 27th, The Shelbyville Basketball teams were sent off to their respective playoff games with a school wide pep rally held in their honor. The Girls were playing La Poynor in the regional semifinal game at Leon High School. The Boys were playing West Sabine in the area game at Joaquin High School.

March 3, 2015 - The 2014-15 District 19-4A All-District selections for girls basketball have been released. Center High School Lady Riders received multiple nominations and team selections as follows:

1st Team - Cheyenne Woodard (Sr)

2nd Team - Taylor Nichols (Fr), Tynequa McGee (Jr)

Honorable Mention - Katesia Evans (Sr), Riley Mitchell (Sr), LaJada Hicks (Fr), Kamisha Evans (Jr)

Academic All-District - Katesia Evans (Sr), LaJada Hicks (Fr), Makayla Hubbard (So), Tynequa McGee (Jr), Riley Mitchell (Sr), Taylor Nichols (Fr), Cheyenne Woodard (Sr)

March 2, 2015 - Logan HollowayShelby County was well represented with several 4-H members participating at the major livestock shows shooting sports events. These events had over 800 shooters competing. The San Antonio Livestock Expo (SALE) held the 3rd annual scholarship trap and sporting clays shoot February 18-21 at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio. Shelby County 4h shooters had four members participate in the event; Lance Holloway, Logan Holloway, Seth Shamblin and Konner Windham. The main event consisted of 100 shots of trap. SALE gave away 8 $10,000 scholarships for the winners of the trap event. Also, this year SALE held the first ever sporting clays event. The first round consisted of 100 sporting clays targets. The top five kids in each age division proceeded to the finals on Saturday. Logan Holloway hit 93/100 in the first round to proceed and won the finals event on Saturday. Logan won the Champion sporting clays shooter for age group 2. For his efforts he won a competition CZ over under 12 gauge shotgun. It was a fun and exciting few days in San Antonio for the Shelby County 4h shooters.

The Houston Livestock Show held its second annual Young Guns event February 27-March 1st. Shelby County shooters had six kids competing; Colton Gutermuth, Lance Holloway, Logan Holloway, Nic Lambert, Seth Shamblin and Konner Windham. The first round consisted of 100 sporting clays targets. The top ten scores in each age category advanced to the finals which consisted of another 100 targets. Konner Windham placed 7th. She won $250, a belt buckle, and trophy. This is the second year Konner has placed in this event. Please congratulate these 4 H members when you see them on all of their hard work and accomplishments. It’s not too late, now is a great time to get involved with 4H and the shooting sports project. Please give us a call at if you are interested in joining the fun. 936-598-7744

Konner Windham