Sports

February 7, 2020 Update - Atention! Attention! Last and final late signup for Joaquin Youth Sports Baseball/Softball is 3-4 pm on Sunday, February 9th at Word of Faith Church. This will be the last signup.


February 4, 2020 - Joaquin Youth Sports Baseball and Softball signups start today, February 4th and Thursday, February 6th from 6-8 pm at Word of Faith Church in Joaquin.

February 5, 2020 - Tenaha High School will begin their baseball season on March 3, 2020 at home with a game against Shelbyville at 4pm. To see the full season schedule, click here

February 5, 2020 - Tenaha Boys Soccer game in New Summerfield this Saturday, February 8th has been cancelled.

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Joaquin High School Rams Gymnasium, Wednesday, February 5, 2020 –

Senior Student Athlete Jesus Bravo signed a college letter of intent to play football for the Northwestern State University Demons at Natchitoches Louisiana. He plans to study and attain a degree while majoring in accounting. Bravo plans to help the Demons team as a place-kicker.

Last season the NSU Demons went 3-9 and were 3-6 in Southland Conference play.

Bravo says he enjoyed friendship and bonds formed at the campus while visiting the there.

He said his favorite memory at Joaquin High School was: “A 37-yard game-winning field goal I kicked against the Carlisle Indians in a playoff game.” (in 2017). He said, “I will miss the bonds I’ve had here at Joaquin.”

Wednesday, Center High School Library –

Center’s Keelan Williams, a senior at Center High School, will be headed to Ouachita Baptist University to study as a Science Major/ Optometrist. She plans to play tennis for the school. OBU is an NCAA Division II University. The OBU Tigers are located in Arkadelphia, Arkansas.

Coach Leon Dykes said, “Keelan has been a 4-year tennis player for the Roughriders, she has been a 3-time regional qualifier for us. She led our team to the State Team Semifinals this season. Keelan has also been a co-MVP. I look forward to seeing her compete at the next level.”

Fellow Center Roughrider Alexis Lopez signed an intent-letter to play as a placekicker/punter at Navarro College of Corsicana Texas. Alex will major in Criminal Justice while playing for the Bulldogs.

Alexis stated, “I really enjoyed the visit at the campus and the time with the coaches went well. This school really interested me,”

Roughrider Zacc Smith plans to attend college at Friends University in Wichita, Kansas and play for the Falcons. Zacc will be looked at to play slot-receiver and he will study to acquire an accountant’s degree. He is currently playing basketball for the ‘Riders and is a 4-sport star at CHS.

Timpson Bears Gymnasium on Friday, January 31, 2020 –

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The Timpson Lady Bears varsity basketball team defended their District 22 2A lead by defeating the visiting Tenaha Lady Tigers by a 52-31 score on Friday. The Lady Bears lead the conference with a 10-1 mark with three district games remaining in the season.

Timpson never trailed and led 18-10 at the end of the first quarter. The Lady Tigers still trailed by seven points at halftime with Timpson holding a 24-17 lead.

Timpson milked most of the third period clock down with a 4-corners rotating stall which allowed them to outpace the Lady Tigers 5-2, and extend their lead to 29-19 going into the final period.

Timpson outscored Tenaha 12-5 in the fourth period to take the win.

The Lady Bears were led by Laiton Braddock and Brylee Behrens who each had eleven points. The Lady Tigers were led by Kamari Gray with 8 points.

The Tigers Boys varsity was able to beat the Bears by a 61-40 score. Timpson held a 9-8 advantage at the end of the first stanza. Tenaha outscored Timpson 15-5 points in the second period and the Tigers took a 25-16 advantage into the locker room at the halftime intermission.

By the end of the third period the Tigers were able to gain a 52-33 advantage on the way to the win.

This ended a 3-game winning streak for Timpson who has a 4-5 district standing with five games remaining. The Bears will next travel to San Augustine on Tuesday, February 4, 2020 where district games will tipoff with Junior Varsity at 4:30 p.m. at Wolves Gymnasium.

The Tigers are at 7-1 and atop the district along with Shelbyville who also has just a single loss. Tenaha will host the Martinsville Pirates at the THS Special Events Center next Tuesday, February 4. JV starts at 4:30 p.m.

January 31, 2020 - The Joaquin Rams baseball season starts with the Rams traveling to Waskom on February 25, 2020 for a 6:30pm game time. To see the full baseball season schedule, click here.

January 31, 2020 - The Center Recreation Department is proud to announce that the 2020 Spring Soccer, Softball, and Baseball signups will begin soon.

The ages eligible to sign up for Spring Sports are:

  • Baseball and Soccer - ages 3-14
  • Softball - ages 5-14 

Sign up dates:

  • Friday, January 31 in the Center Middle School Cafeteria from 5-7pm
  • Tuesday, February 4 in the Center Middle School Cafeteria from 5-7pm
  • Friday, February 7 in the Center Middle School Cafeteria from 5-7pm

After February 7th, there will be a $15 late fee added to the registration.

For more information contact Jason Mitchell, City of Center Recreational Director at 936-590-7196.

Parents are encouraged to come by the Recreation office at 645 Malone Drive to sign up also. Office hours are Monday through Friday from  7am until 4pm. If one of the signup dates doesn’t work for you, please come by the office before February 8th to sign up.

January 31, 2020 - The Shelbyville Dragon Baseball season will swing into action on February 8, 2020 with a scrimmage game against Bullard in Bullard at 1pm for the varsity team. To see the full baseball season schedule, click here.

January 31, 2020 - Shelbyville Lady Dragons are preparing for the 2020 Softball season which begins in February. The Lady Dragons will host Cushing for a scrimmage game on February 13th at 5pm. To see the full schedule for the 2020 Season, click here.

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 at Center Roughriders Gymnasium –

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The Center Roughriders and Lady Roughriders each competed in District 9 Class 4A varsity basketball contest with Jasper, on Tuesday, at Center High School.

The Lady Roughriders used solid defense to hold the Jasper Lady Bulldogs to just six points during the first quarter and Center took a 11-6 advantage into the second period. Center also outscored Jasper in the second stanza and they took a 10-point advantage into the halftime intermission while leading 23-13.

The third period saw Jasper bounce back to within six points and Center went into the fourth quarter leading 32-26. The Lady ‘Riders outpaced the Lady ‘Dogs 16-14 in the final frame to take a 48-40 conference win.

Center was led by Beyonce Bell with 13 points, Jasper was led by Shabralyn Watson with 20 points.

The win gives Center a 3-2 conference mark with three District 9 4A games remaining. The Lady ‘Riders are currently in third place trailing Jasper, 4-1, after handing them their first loss. Carthage is in second with a 3-1 mark.

The boy’s varsity matchup was close early and had many lead changes until Jasper pulled away midway in the second quarter. Jasper led 32-26 at halftime, 49-38 at the end of the third period, and they eventually won this contest by a 60-54 final score.

Center was led by Makel Johnson with 21 points. Teammates, Jamarrion Evans scored 13 and Jumarcus McCollister had 12, Jasper was led by Jermario Thomas Jr. with 12 points.

The Roughriders are in third place with a 1-2 mark. Carthage leads the District with a 3-0 conference record.

The ‘Riders and Lady ‘Riders will travel to Huntington next Friday, January 31, 2020. Subvarsity action begins at 4:30 p.m. with varsity game to follow.

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