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Timpson Lady Bears Ballpark on Saturday, May 7, 2022 –

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The Timpson Lady Bears have been eliminated in the Texas UIL Softball Tournament after two losses to the West Sabine Lady Tigers.

On Friday Timpson lost 6-3 to WSHS in Game 1 at West Sabine High School. On Saturday, Timpson fell 7-3 ending the best-of- three game series and sending the Lady Tigers through to the regional quarterfinal round of the tournament.

Game 2 saw the Lady Bears trail 1-0 after Faith Hardy scored in the top of the second inning. West Sabine later added 5 more unanswered runs in a rally during the top of the fourth frame to boost their advantage to 6-0.

THS got on the scoreboard when McKenley Wynn doubled to leftfield in the bottom of the fifth inning and later scored on a throwing error. The Lady Bears added runs by Shy Bussey and Amiyah Soto during the bottom of the seventh inning contest but the Lady Tigers made the plays needed to end the game with THS trailing 7-3.

The Lady Bears season is concluded with them holding a 19-9 mark. They are Area finalist and they were the last remaining girls varsity softball playoff team from Shelby County.

Alexis Grigsby and Bethany Bridges teamed up to pitch Saturday’s game. They struck out three batters and walked six.

Cora Sepulvado pitched for the Lady Tigers and struck out nine batters and walked two.

West Sabine Tigers Ballpark on Friday, May 6, 2022 –

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The Joaquin Rams varsity baseball team won a bi-district baseball playoff at West Sabine High School to begin this year’s Texas UIL Baseball Playoffs. The game was Game 1 of a best-of- three game series in the bi-district round between the representatives of District 23 2A and District 24 2A.

Neither team scored during the first two innings. Joaquin got on the board in the top of the third inning when Bennett Anglin and TJ Hawkins began the frame with base hits. Teammate Derek Holt later drove the two in with a triple to centerfield. Caleb Brooks later scored Holt with a single to leftfield which gave JHS a 3-0 run advantage.

West Sabine rallied in the bottom of the third inning to tie the game 3-3. Joaquin went up 6-3 with a rally during the top of the fourth frame but the Tigers came back with three runs of their own in the bottom of the fourth and retied the contest at 6-6.

The game was once again tied 7-7 at the end of the seventh inning and headed to extra innings. Joaquin eventually rallied to score four unanswered runs in the top of the ninth inning, and then later held WSHS scoreless to earn the 11-7 run win.

Caleb Brook pitched six innings for the Rams and struck out seven batters. Bennett Anglin struck out three Tigers in three innings.

On Saturday, May 7 at Joaquin’s Rams Ballpark, the Rams took a 5-3 win in Game 2. They will now advance to the Area round of the playoffs. Details will be made early this week. 

May 2, 2022 - Congratulations to the Shelbyville High School Lady Dragon Track who are the Regional Champions and are State bound!

Kiana Bennett was the first on the medal stand finishing 3rd in long jump on day 1 of the meet.

On day 2, Kiana Bennett was back up on the medal stand qualifying for the State Track Meet in the triple jump. Emily Pharris won the gold in the 800 and also the mile events, earning her trip to Austin in the State Track Meet. Kiana Bennett then placed 2nd in the 200 meter run and qualified in that event as well. The 4x200 meter relay team: Kylie Snell, Liela Klein, Carsey Lovell and Kiana Bennet won the gold and will be competing at the State Track Meet.

Going into the last event the girls were down by five points. The 4x400 meter relay team: Liela Klein, Antyiah Giles, Kiana Bennett and Emily Pharris won the event and with that win put Shelbyville in 1st place. The Shelbyville Lady Dragons are your 2A Region 3 Track and Field Champions.

The girls team that competed at Regionals was: Kylie Snell, Alaina Haley, Antyiah Giles, Carsey Lovell, Nakya Swindle, Baylee Whiteside, McKenzie Gillaspie, Jamarria Wright, Emily Pharris, Jessica Perez, Kiana Bennett, Liela Klein, and Manager Makayja Horton.

State Track meet will be May 12-13, 2022 in Austin, Texas. Good luck at State! Go Dragons!

Coach Kathy Marshall

Nacogdoches Dragons Ballpark on Thursday, April 28, 2022 –

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The Timpson Lady Bears came from behind with two outs in the final inning of Thursday’s Region 3 UIL Bi-district softball playoff game and defeated Alto High School by a 9-8 score. Timpson never led the Lady Yellowjackets until the final out of the contest. The game was Game 1 of a best-of-three game series.

Alto took a 2-0 run advantage during the bottom of the first inning and was able to extend their lead to 4-0 in the bottom of the second. Halle Duplichain led off the bottom of the third inning by hitting a lead-off homer over the leftfield wall which gave Alto a 5-0 advantage. Alto added another run to lead 6-0 by the end of the third frame.

Timpson gained momentum when Shy’Kurria Bussey walked with one out in the bottom of the third inning. Next McKenley Wynn was hit by a pitch to give THS another base runner. Base hits by Amiyah Soto and McKenna Wynn drove Bussey and McKenley Wynn in for scores and cut Alto’s lead to 6-2.

Timpson tied the game at 6-6 during a rally during the bottom of the fifth inning which saw McKenley Wynn, Soto, McKenna Wynn and Alexis Grigsby score during the inning.

Shanna Berryhill and Ashley Black scored during the sixth inning to give AHS an 8-6 advantage.

Timpson was able to make a comeback for the win in the seventh and final inning when McKenna Wynn and Alexis Grigsby walked with one out and Emma Ramsey drove them in with a double into the Lady Yellowjackets outfield. Ramsey was later driven in when Haley Eaves singled, with two outs, to bring in the winning run to the plate.

Alexis Grigsby pitched the entire game for Timpson allowing ten hits, striking out ten batters and walking two. Arabella Heredia pitched the full  game for Alto and gave up 9 hits and walked four batters.

Game 2 of the series saw Alto and Timpson meet again at Nacogdoches High School on Saturday, April 30, 2022. Timpson defeated Alto 13-1 and they will next face the West Sabine Lady Tigers in the Area round of the playoffs.

Pictured (from left): Lance Holloway, Sarah Scull, Ian Williams, Emilee Elliott, and Levi Rodriguez.

Members of the CHS Varsity Tennis Team competed in the UIL State Tennis Tournament in San Antonio, which was held April 26th and 27th.  

We didn't bring home any medals, but we had a great year!

Carthage Bulldogs Ballpark on Wednesday, April 27, 2022 –

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The Center Roughriders varsity baseball team fell to the Carthage Bulldogs by a 10-0 score at Bulldogs Ballpark. Carthage used an 11-2 hit advantage during the game to improve their District 14 4A record to 7-2 with one game remaining. Center stands at 2-7 in the conference.

Carthage was able to go up 3-0 in the bottom of the first inning with no outs but Center was able to retire the Bulldogs to limit the damage. Center was unable to score in the second inning but held Carthage to just an infield single.

A huge rally in the bottom of the third inning gave the Bulldogs the ten-run advantage needed to later enforce the mercy rule, ending the game.

Logan Horton and Jake Morris teamed up pitching in the loss for the 'Riders and struck out two Bulldogs batters. Javarian Roquemore pitched for Carthage and struck out 11.

Center and Carthage will face off again at Center’s Horseshoe Ballpark on Friday, April 29, 2022 for their final conference game. This contest will be the Roughrider’s Senior Night. First pitch is slated for 7 p.m.

April 27, 2022 - The Joaquin Lady Rams vs Groveton Indians Bi-District playoff series information:

  • Game 1 - Wednesday, April 27th at 7:00 p.m. at Lufkin High School.
  • Game 2 - Thursday, April 28th at- 8:00 p.m. at Lufkin High School.
  • Game 3 - If needed, Saturday, April 30th at 7:00 p.m. at Rusk High School

Admission: Adults - $5.00, Students - $3.00 
Passes accepted - District and THSCA

April 26, 2022 - Due to field conditions at Carthage's baseball field caused by yesterday's rain, the baseball game that was scheduled to be played today, April 26th in Carthage will be played on Wednesday, April 27, 2022, at 7pm and will be Varsity only.

April 25, 2022 - Today's Joaquin Lady Ram softball game vs. Timpson has been rescheduled for Tuesday, April 26 at 7:00 p.m. and will be played at Shelbyville High School.

 

Joaquin Rams Ballpark on Friday, April 22, 2022 –

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The Joaquin Rams varsity baseball team took a 30-0 District 23 2A win over the visiting Mount Enterprise Wildcats on Friday. The win improved the Ram’s conference mark to 8-5 and the Rams now stand at 13-13-1 overall for the season.

Joaquin held a 30-2 hitting advantage at the conclusion of the game which was shortened to 4 ½ innings and called due to mercy-rule.

The Rams rallied for eight runs in the bottom of the first inning, five runs in the second frame, eleven runs in the third and six in the bottom of the fourth.

Caleb Brooks, Maddox Hutchins, Landen Whitton, Tanor Doggett and Jayden Cater teamed up to pitch during the win. They collectively struck out ten Wildcats batters.

The Rams will next travel to Mount Enterprise’s Wildcats Ballpark on Tuesday, April 26, 2022 for a 6 p.m. game to finish the regular season.

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