Center Lions Club Ballpark on Monday, June 28, 2021 –

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The second of three Dixie Baseball League Playoff Series tournaments which are held in Center is in progress after elimination games were in progress throughout this weekend. Local and area teams have been competing since Friday with play continuing through today.

Among the teams are teams from Center/Shelby County, Shelbyville, Hudson, Livingston, Dayton, Splendora, Rusk, Panola, West Rusk, Fairfield, Bullard, Marshall, Kilgore, Chapel Hill, EMC, and Tarkington.

June 22, 2021 - The first Annual Ram Youth Football Camp will be held Thursday, July 29th and Friday, July 30th from 6pm until 8pm each evening at the Joaquin HS Football Field. Kids entering 1st grade through 8th grade are invited! The cost is free and campers will also receive a free camp t-shirt!

Family Members are welcome to stay and watch. Our Athletic Booster Club will be offering dinner plates for $10 and will also have the concession stand open for drinks.

  • Thursday Night – Hamburger Plates
  • Friday Night – Fish Plates

Mail Camp Flyer and Liability Form to: Joaquin ISD Attn: Youth Football Camp 11109 Hwy 84 East Joaquin, TX 75954 or return form to JHS Administration Office or any JHS Football Coach. For questions contact Wade Lawson (936-269-3128 Ext. 438) Office or (936-645-7135) Cell or email

Center Middle School Gymnasium on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 –

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Shelby County has no shortage of summer activities this year. Among the things available to kids in the area was Center’s Roughrider Basketball Camp for fifth graders.

Roughrider staff was seen coaching the participants in fundamental skills including, ball handling, passing, dribbling and teamwork. The Center School District appears to have a bright future as a lot of hard work has been seen in this week’s girl’s camp and last week’s junior high school boy’s camp.

Center Lions Ballpark on Saturday, June 12, 2021 –

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Saturday morning saw the Center and Rusk coach-pitch baseball teams kick off the second day of tournament baseball play. Rusk was able to build a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning. They extended their lead to 13-0 in the second frame and eventually took a 20-1 win after the league’s mercy run rule came into effect at the end of the third inning.

More tournament state elimination play continues on this weekend at Center’s ballpark.

Friday, June 11, 2021 at Center Lions Club Ballpark –

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Yesterday saw Center’s Dixie League begin their tournament playoff season with the year’s first Coach-pitch game being played between Rusk and Hudson.

Rusk gained a 4-0 run advantage in the first inning and led 9-0 by the second inning. They eventually took a 16-1 win in a 3-inning game which was shortened due to mercy-rule.

Saturday will see local and other teams from Texas compete in more Coach-pitch and T-ball action throughout the 3-day tournament.

June 8, 2021 - The softball clinic scheduled for today, June 8th has been cancelled due to weather.

May 27, 2021 (Flyer) - As the 2021 school year comes to an end, Joaquin Lady Rams would like to invite you to participate in some wonderful opportunities this summer to improve your basketball and softball skills.

Both skills clinics are for girls entering 3rd through 7th grade and includes a $30 Registration Fee.

The Summer Basketball Skills N' Drills is on Mondays and Wednesdays starting June 7th for 8 days total (June 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30) from 10:30am until 12 noon in the JHS Gym. Registration will be on June 7th at the JHS gym at 10:00am. For more information, contact Mindy Bragg at 936-591-1093.

The Summer Softball Skills Clinic is on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting June 8th for 8 days (June 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, and July 1) from 1pm to 3pm at the JHS softball field. Registration will be on June 1st at the JHS softball field 12 noon to 1pm. For more information, contact Steven McCann at 936-269-3128 ext.428.

In basketball the focus will be on fundamentals and skill development each session. The coaching staff will teach campers the game while focusing on ball handling, shooting form, footwork, 1 vs. 1 moves, moving without the basketball, rebounding and defense. Each participant will need to wear appropriate shoes and attire for basketball. 

At the softball clinic all participants will learn fundamentals of softball through hitting, throwing, and fielding. Staff will lead the sessions and each participant will need to bring a glove, and bat.

Join us this summer and take your game to the next level!

Joaquin Girls Coaching Staff

June 8, 2021 - Today is the day! Volleyball camp for 3rd-5th grade will be in the morning from 9:00-11:00. 6th-8th grade will be from 1:00-3:00. This will be Tuesday-Thursday this week. Extra forms will be available in the morning and payment can also be turned in when you arrive. $30 total for 3 days and an opportunity to work on volleyball skills. The camp will be held at the middle school gym. We hope to see you there!


May 20, 2021 - The Joaquin Lady Rams softball team advanced all the way to game 3 of the Regional Playoffs and 10 of their players received special recognition in All-District Selections.

Ebbie McCann was named District MVP.

JJ Bass was Offensive Player of the Year.

Chloe Mason is Pitcher of the Year.

Juli King is Newcomer of the Year.

First team selections was Kennedy Stanley, Chrislyn Pena, Kalie Brooks, and Madison Baker.

Second team selections was Kaylea Neal and Addi Harvey.

Steven McCann, Womens AD

TISD Cafetorium on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 –

Tenaha High School recently had their 2020-2021 Tigers Athletic Awards Banquet. Festivities were kicked off by Athletic Director Jeremy Jenkins. Jenkins also handed out the award for boy’s varsity football which competed in the state quarterfinals this season.

Coach Lauri Sisk gave the awards for the cross-country running events and girls soccer. Jose Leos boys soccer. Coach Garry Davison handed out the awards for girls basketball. Brandy Jenkins -cheerleading, Greg Jenkins boys basketball, Christina Goodson girls track.

Tenaha had many successes and accolades and warm stories of the student’s achievements and experiences were reflected upon during the night’s celebration.


Bullard, Brook Hill Academy Ballpark, Friday, May 14, 2021 –

The Shelbyville Dragons Varsity Baseball Team headed back to Brook Hill Academy High School for a pivotal Game 3 game with the Centerville Tigers on Saturday. This game was the area round of the Texas UIL Varsity Baseball Playoffs.

The Dragons ended a 9-game winning streak for the Tigers by defeating them in Game 1 by a 12-6 score.

Centerville bounced back to take Game 2 with a 4-2 win later on Friday.

Shelbyville then fell to Centerville by a 22-6 score in Game 3 on Saturday. The Dragons season is now completed. Shelbyville ended at 17-11-1.