Nacogdoches Dragons Ballpark on Wednesday, May 12, 2022 –

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The Timpson Bears varsity baseball team fell to the Alto Yellowjackets during the Region III UIL Class 2A Area round of the Texas high School baseball playoffs. The 8-7 Yellowjackets elimination win happened at Dragons Field on the campus of Nacogdoches High School.

The Yellowjackets (21-8) now advance to the regional quarterfinals next week to face either Shelbyville or Centerville. Who are now competing in a best-of-three game series.

The Bear’s season has ended with their season mark at 15-9.

Alto took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Senior Logan Rogers led off with a triple off the leftfield wall and later scored on a fielder’s choice.

Alto took a 3-0 lead in the third frame.

 Timpson’s Colton Carroll and Asher Molloy scored two runs in the third to pull the Bears to within a single run of Alto. THS scored four runs in the fourth to take a 6-3 advantage. The ‘Jackets came back with four in the bottom of the fourth for a 7-6 lead. The Bears tied the game at 7-7 with a score by sophomore Terry Bussey in the fifth inning before Alto scored the game-winner in the bottom of the inning.

Timpson is in the midst of a very successful year after reaching the state semifinals in football, the regional tournament in basketball, area finals in baseball and next week they have athletes competing at the Texas UIL Track & Field Competition at the University of Texas in Austin.

May 11, 2022 - Self Defense America in Center TX hosted a couple of testing for new ranks in Taekwondo. Our students are from ShelbyCounty, San Augustine County and Desoto Parish.  They have to show their knowledge of  strikes, blocks, kicks, proper stance in which to accomplish theses techniques also they are tested in poomse (forms) to their current belt ranks. Self Defense skills are also demonstrated for this exam. Then we have the board breaking and for Black Belt canididates they have a brick they have to brake, you can see the videos on our Self Defense America face book page.

In the 1st picture are students that tested on 4/9/22 they were Rudy Daugherty earning his Green belt, Matthew Hataway earning his Orange belt, Liam Jarvis earning his Blue belt, and Sydney Scrimsher earning her Green belt. Also not in photo was Gwen Wagner Green belt.

In the 2nd picture are students that tested on 4/23/22 they were Ryan Moody earning his  Blue belt, Ryder Moody earning his 1st Dan Black Belt, Hunter Gibson
earning his 1st Dan Black Belt, and Jason Adams earning his Yellow belt.

In the 3rd picture is Hunter Gibson 1st Dan Black Belt is a 18 year old who has graduated High school and also received an Associates of Science from Panola college. He was Salutatorian in High school and President of Panola college Green jackets and also President of Sigma Alpha Phi. His hobbies are Taekwondo, Skating, Longboarding, Knitting and singing.

In the 4th photo is Ryder Moody, 1st Dan Black Belt is a 12 your old who keeps an A average at his school and his hobbies are Taekwondo, gaming, skateboarding and swimming. He enjoys spending time with family and friends.

We are very proud of all of these students!

The Center Lady Roughriders Varsity Track Team will soon have three athletes headed to the Texas 2022 UIL Track & Field State Meet which will be held May 12-14 at Mike A. Myers Stadium on The University of Texas at Austin campus.

Senior Mahalia Ratcliff will be making a back-to-back return appearance and looking to bring home a medal in the hurdles. She stated, “My goal is to run a 44 second flat time and to be on the podium!”

Senior Aniyah Boykins will be the first Lady Roughrider thrower at the meet since 1985. She will be competing in the shot put after missing the qualification throw distance for the discus by a single inch. She said, “My goal is to beat my personal record by throwing 40 feet.”

Junior Kaylee Cox will compete in the 100M sprint. She stated, “My goal is to run a 12 second time or close to 12. I just hope to do the best that I can for my first trip to state.”

The Roughrider track program is overseen by Head Girls and Boys Coach John Huffstetler. Head Girls Track Coach Jamal Kennedy said, “I expect our girls to get on the track and compete as hard as they can, just like they’ve done all year. They have put in a lot of hard work and are capable of winning.”

Assistant Coach Leann Lusk will accompany the team as well on this trip and is a vital part of the program.

May 9, 2022 - The Joaquin Rams Baseball team will play in the Area Round of Baseball playoffs starting Thursday, May 12 at Lufkin Hudson against Douglass. Series schedule:

Game 1: Thursday, May 12 at 7pm
Game 2: Friday, May 13 at 7pm
Game 3: If needed, Saturday, May 14 at noon.

May 9, 2022 - The Dragons will play Centerville in the Baseball Area Round Playoffs starting, Wednesday, May 11 at Lufkin High School with the below schedule.

Game 1: Wednesday, May 11 at 7:00pm
Game 2: Saturday, May 14 at 4:00pm
Game 3: if needed: 30 minutes after game 2

Entry is $3 for students and $5 for Adults. Coaches, District, Military and Senior Passes will be accepted.

The team is lead by Coach Zach Hubbard.

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!