Tenaha ISD Tiger Den, Wednesday, May 22, 2019 –

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Tenaha High School hosted a college letter of intent signing ceremony for senior students Christasha Suell and Amaya Giles on Wednesday. A crowd totaling about 75 people consisting of family, press, faculty and classmates were in attendance as the girls signed their intention letters to play for Barclay Christian College in Kansas.

In the Midwest Christian College Conference, the Barclay Lady Bears face NCCAA opponents: Arlington Baptist, Dallas Christian College, Manhattan Christian College, and Randall University.

 Tenaha Athletic Director Craig Jenkins opened the ceremony and complemented the students on their efforts and achievements.

Tenaha Head Basketball Coach Gary Davison said, “These girls have done everything asked of them and worked hard to earn these honors. They were a big reason we were able to reach the regional quarterfinals this season.”

May 20, 2019 - Bradley Springs Cemetery homecoming is set for Saturday, May 25, 2019. In case of rain, the meeting will be at First Methodist Church, Tenaha.

For those who wish to make a donation, send to:

Bradley Springs Cemetery Fund
Citizens State Bank
P. O Box 380
Tenaha, Texas 75974

Directions: The cemetery is on the left of highway 59, 4.2 miles from red light in Tenaha going toward Timpson.

Friday, May 17, 2019, Rusk Eagle Baseball Stadium -

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The Cushing Bearkats ended the Shelbyville Dragon’s 21-game varsity baseball win streak by taking a 3-2 win in Game 2 with a 2-out rally in the final inning. Shelbyville had taken a 15-1 win in Game 1 and bounced back to take the series with a 7-4 win in Game 3. This advanced the Dragons to the Region III Semifinal round of the UIL baseball playoffs. Saturday’s Game 2 loss was Shelbyville’s first since a narrow 3-2 loss to Alto High School, on March 2, 2019, before district play began.

In Game 2 Cushing gained a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the second inning when Gabe LeBlanc scored after reaching base on a walk and later scoring on a sacrifice fly by Thane Turner.

Shelbyville took a 2-1 lead in the top of the fifth inning when Grady Clay earned a free base after being walked and scored on a sacrifice fly by Trevor Wilbur deep to rightfield, and Kolby Parker scored later on an infield error,  after reaching base as a hit-batter earlier. This score held up until the Bearkats were down to their last out in the bottom of the seventh, and final, inning. Cushing rallied when Deuce Garrett and Asa Dawson walked with two outs and were driven in to home with a game-winning hit by Bucky Guadarrama.

In Game 3 Kolby Parker gained a lead-off walk for Shelbyville and gave the Dragons a 1-0 lead when Sam Jones doubled to centerfield.

Cushing used scores from Asa Dawson and Alex Aparicio to take a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the first inning.

Shelbyville regained the lead at 4-2 with scores from Ty Merriman and Grady Clay during a rally in the top of the second inning.

Kaleb Campbell reached on a lead-off walk in the top of the third inning and extended Shelbyville’s lead to 5-2 when he alertly ran home on a Bearkats error.

Thomas Wallace reached base on a walk in the bottom of the fourth inning and helped the Bearkats cut the Dragon’s lead to 5-3 after scoring on fielder’s choice by the SHS infield.

Jordan Boykins legged out an infield hit in the top of the fifth inning and later gave Shelbyville a 6-3 advantage when he scored on a Kolby Parker base hit.

Thaddius Turner scored on a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the sixth inning and pulled Cushing to within two runs of Shelbyville at 6-4.

Grady Clay scored the final run of the contest when he reached on an infield hit and later gave Shelbyville a 7-4 lead by rushing home to the plate on a teammates ground-out.

The Dragons now stand at 23-5 and will move on to the UIL State Baseball Region III Semifinal Round Playoffs versus the Simms Bowie Pirates. The Dragons and Pirates will face off at East Texas Baptist University Tigers Ballpark at 5 p.m.on Thursday, May 23, 2019 for Game1. Game 2 will follow thirty minutes after, Game 3, if necessary, will be at noon on Saturday at the same location.  

May 14, 2019 - Three Joaquin athletes brought home medals from the state track and field meet over the weekend at the Mike A Myers Stadium in Austin.

Hunter GatesFinishing his senior season in style, Hunter Gates grabs silver in the 200m with a personal record time of 21.94. Gates also ran on the 4x100 and 4x200m with team mates Connor Bragg, Boogie Lane, and Gunner Nelson. The 4x100m relay placed 4th barely missing the podium, and they finished 5th in the 4x200m.

Connor Bragg

For the second year in a row, Junior, Connor Bragg brought home the gold in the long jump making him the back to back 2A state champ. He jumped his personal best of 22’9.75” in his final attempt to seal his fate. He hopes to return next year to go for the colossal feat of a 3 time champion in this event.

Victoria Byrd

As a freshman, Victoria Byrd claimed the silver medal in the 100m with a time of 12.44. She also placed 4th in the Long Jump. We should be seeing her compete at the state meet for the next 3 years.

Rusk Eagles Ballpark Complex, Friday, May 10, 2019 -

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The Shelbyville Dragons Varsity Baseball Team has advanced through the Area Round of the UIL Baseball Playoffs by defeating the Alto Yellow Jackets, in both Game 1 and Game 2, by a 2-1 score.

The Dragons improved their season record to 21-4 after winning District 23 Class 2A with an unblemished 16-0 mark. Alto’s season ends with them posting a 13-11 overall mark. The ‘Jackets were the second place representative of District 22 2A with a 7-5 district mark.

Game 1 saw Shelbyville’s Kolby Parker struck out 12 Alto batters as he threw a complete game, giving up only three hits and nine walks. Alto’s Foster Hall threw six innings striking out five Dragons and walking one. Yellow Jacket Todd Duplichain struck out one batter and walked one in a last inning relief pitching role.

Trevor Wilburn scored Game One’s first run when he reached home on a bases’ loaded walk in the top of the first inning. Alto tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning but Shelbyville scored the game’s final run when Kaleb Campbell scored on a fielder’s choice in the top of the sixth frame.

Game 2 was a no-hitter for Shelbyville starter Zack Clark who pitched the whole game, striking out seven AHS batters and only giving up 5 walks. Alto only had six baserunners and scored their sole run on an error by the Dragon’s infield.

Kolby Parker scored the Dragon’s first run when he walked to start off the bottom of the first inning and scored later on a Yellow Jacket error. Grady Clay gave SHS a 2-0 lead after reaching base on a 2-out infield hit in the bottom of the fourth inning, he then came home on an error by a Alto infielder on a hot grounder hit by Kolby Parker.

Shelbyville will face Cushing in the State Quarterfinals round next. The time and date will be made available later.

May 10, 2019 - Shelbyville Dragons won their first and second game against Alto May 10, 2019 in the Baseball Area Playoffs being held in Rusk. Both games ended with a score of 2-1 and the Dragons Area Champions! The Dragons advance to the Regional Quarterfinals to play against either Gary or Cushing who play tomorrow.


May 6, 2019 - Shelbyville Dragon Baseball Area Playoffs May 10-11, 2019, Shelbyville vs. Alto in Rusk for a 3 Game Series.

  • Game 1 is Friday at 5:00
  • Game 2 is 30 minutes after game 1
  • Game 3 is Saturday at 11:00 if necessary.

Shelbyville will be in the 3rd Base dugout.

Tickets are $4 and $2.

May 2, 2019 - (Update): Due to bad weather, Thursday's Round 1 Roughrider Playoff Game v Rusk was rescheduled.  Weather permitting, the game will be today at 6:00. The Roughrider Broadcast Team will carry the game on Facebook Live at the Roughrider Radio Broadcast Team Facebook Page. The Ray Jones Chevrolet Pre-game is scheduled for 5:40 with the Ford Focus on player Juan Gonzalez. First pitch, 6:00. Stay tuned through the Farmers State Bank Postgame Show live from the field.

Game Two and possibly three is scheduled for tomorrow. The Broadcast Team will carry those as well with pre-game starting twenty minutes before first pitch.

It's Round 1 presented by Sabine State Bank on Facebook Live Friday and Saturday!

The Roughriders' First Round Playoff Series scheduled for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be broadcast via Facebook Live. It's "The Playoffs, presented by Sabine State Bank."

The first round is scheduled in Rusk for Thursday night. The Ray Jones Pre-Game begins at 6:40 featuring insights from Coach Davis and our Ford Focus on senior Juan Gonzalez. The first pitch is 7:00. Stay connected through the Farmers State Bank post-game show featuring live interviews with coaches and players.

It's Center v Rusk in Round 1 Thursday night on the Roughrider Radio Broadcast Team Facebook Page!

Shelbyville High School, Wednesday April 26, 2019 -

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Last Wednesday Shelbyville High School was the site for the Fourth Annual Shelbyville Special Olympics competition. Participants from sponsors including Center, Tenaha, Shelbyville, Diboll, San Augustine, Lufkin, the BHS Wildcats, Nacogdoches County, Timpson, Joaquin, and Temple Intermediate competed in track and field competitions.

Around 300-400 kids competed with several hundred supporters on hand to cheer them on.

Updated April 29, 2019 - The Play Off Baseball game against Broaddus has been move to Wednesday, May 1, at 6:00 P.M. here in Shelbyville.

The change was made due to the chance for inclement weather.

April 25, 2019 - The Shelbyville Dragons will play Broaddus in the 1st round of the playoffs on Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3.

Game 1: Thursday at 6:00 pm in Shelbyville
Game 2: Friday at 5:00 pm in Broaddus
Game 3: 30 minutes after if necessary

There will be no gate.