October 27, 2021 - The Center Roughrider Volleyball team won in five sets in back and forth play against Jasper Bulldogs in an away district game on Friday, October 22. Center won the first set 20-25. Jasper came back in the second set 25-21 only to have Center win the third set 17-25. Center fell short in the fourth set 25-14 for a 2-2 tie. In the fifth and final set, Center pulled out a set win of 15-11 and an overall win.

Number (Position), Player Name - Stats
#1 (RS) Americus Sparks - 1 Dig
#2 (RS/DS) Kaylee Cox - 2 Digs
#3 (Libero) Gracie Whisenant - 1 Kill, 18 Digs
#4 (RS) Alli Stuever - 2 Kills, 3 Digs
#5 (S) Mickihiya Cartwright - 1 Ace, 2 Blocks, 12 Assists, 3 Digs
#6 (D) Madison Pieper - 8 Digs
#7 (DS/RS) Gabby Whisenant - 8 Digs
#9 (OH) May Johnson - 8 Kills, 2 Blocks, 1 Dig
#12 (S/OH/DS) Kaiya Hubbard - 1 Ace, 3 Kills, 4 Digs
#14 (MB) Breanna Windham - 3 Kills, 1 Block, 3 Digs
#16 (MB) Aniyah Boykins - 4 Kills, 2 Blocks, 1 Dig

On Tuesday, October 26, the Roughriders played against the Carthage Bulldogs losing in three sets: 13-25, 10-25, and 18-25

Number (Position), Player Name - Stats
#1 (RS) Americus Sparks - 1 Dig
#2 (RS/DS) Kaylee Cox - 2 Digs
#3 (Libero) Gracie Whisenant - 11 Digs
#4 (RS) Alli Stuever - 2 Digs
#5 (S) Mickihiya Cartwright - 1 Block, 12 Assists, 2 Digs
#6 (D) Madison Pieper - 2 Kills, 5 Digs
#7 (DS/RS) Gabby Whisenant - 2 Digs
#9 (OH) May Johnson - 2 Aces, 2 Kills, 1 Block, 3 Digs
#12 (S/OH/DS) Kaiya Hubbard - 8 Kills, 9 Digs
#14 (MB) Breanna Windham - 1 Kill, 1 Block, 2 Digs
#16 (MB) Aniyah Boykins - 2 Kills, 6 Blocks, 2 Digs

The Carthage game was the last District game with the Roughriders ending District 2-6 record and 10-22 overall record for the season. In 4A Region III District 17, the Roughriders finished in 4th place. The Riders will play against China Springs in the first round of playoffs, Bi-District, on Monday, November 1 at 6:30pm. Overall China Springs has a 32-9 record for the season.

October 17, 2021 - Tenaha Tigers Varsity football team will play against Overton in a home game at 7pm on Thursday, October 28, 2021. The game is also Senior Night.

Last week four of Shelby County’s five varsity football teams played. Timpson had a bye week.

The Center Roughriders hosted the Madisonville Mustangs and lost 52-40. The Roughriders are now 1-7 overall and 1-2 in District 10 4A-2 conference competition. They will host the Jasper Bulldogs this Friday, October 29, 2021 at Roughriders Stadium with kickoff at 7:30 p.m. CHS will have Senior Night Festivities this week. Jasper beat Shepherd 28-0 last week. SHS is 3-4 overall and 2-1 in district.

The Joaquin Rams narrowly beat the visiting Shelbyville Dragons in a District 10 2A-1 showdown, last Friday, by a 36-30 score. The win gives JHS a 5-2 overall standing. They are 2-0 in conference action. The Rams will face the Timpson Bears (7-0, 2-0) at Rams Stadium for Senior Night on Friday, October 29. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

Shelbyville will host the San Augustine Wolves at Dragons Stadium for Senior Night on Friday, October 29 at 7:30 p.m. The Dragons are at 5-3 overall and 1-1 in the conference. The Wolves are 1-8, 0-3.

The Tenaha Tigers are 5-0 in District 11 2A-2 play after defeating the Cushing Bearkats 49-6 for a road win last week. THS is 7-2 overall with one game remaining. They will host Overton on Thursday, October 28, 2021 in a home game, at 7 p.m., at Tigers Stadium. OHS is 0-8 overall and 0-4 in district competition.

Center Roughriders Stadium on Friday, October 22, 2021 –

(Photo Album)

Early Madisonville Mustang turnovers kept the Center Roughriders competitive during Friday’s District 10 4A-2 varsity football game. A 20-yard touchdown pass from Emonte Cross to Brayden Britt helped give Center an early 6-0 advantage. Carlos Hernandez added an extra point kick and CHS took a 7-0 lead with just 1:33 left in the first quarter.

The second quarter saw CHS take a 13-0 lead when Jamarion Evans scored on a 10-yard touchdown run at the start of the second stanza but the Mustangs got a break when Lorenzo Johnson took a blocked extra point kick attempt the distance for 2 points which cut the ‘Rider’s lead to 13-2.

With 8:35 left in the second period, Blessing Ngene scored on an 11-yard touchdown run which cut the Center lead to 13-10 after a sucessful 2-point conversion.

Madisonville gained their first lead at 17-13 when Ngene scored on another touchdown run from 14 yards out with 3:07 left in the second quarter.

Center took a 20-17 lead, with 19 seconds left in the first half, when Timothy Davis raced into the endzone from 2 yards out, and Hernandez added another extra point kick.

The second half saw Center pin the Mustangs deep in their own territory at the 2-yard line. MHS drove 98 yards for a score and took a 24-20 advantage. They would never trail again in this game as they outpaced Center 28-20 during the remainder of the contest.

The Roughriders now stand at 1-7 overall and they are at 1-2 in District 10 conference action with two games remaining. They will host the Jasper Bulldogs next Friday, October 29, 2021 at Roughriders Stadium. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

October 22, 2021 - Week 9 of Shelby County Football Scores

Friday, October 22
Center 40 - Madisonville 52, Final Score
Joaquin 36 - Shelbyville 30, Final Score
Tenaha 49 - Cushing 6, Final Score

October 22, 2021 - Jamarion Evans, Center ISD football player, is a candidate for SBLive’s Texas High School Athlete of the Week for Oct. 11-17!

His nomination states: Jamarion Evans, Center WR - Evans caught five passes for 131 yards and two TDs in Center’s 60-44 win over Shepherd on Friday.

Candidates are nominated by fans, readers and SBLive’s staff. To cast your vote, click here. You can vote more than once by just refreshing the page. Voting will conclude on Sunday, October 24th at 11:59 p.m and the winner will be announced Monday, October 25.

October 20, 2021 - The Dragons cinched their place in the 2A Region III District 20 playoffs for the first time in the schools volleyball history. The Lady Dragons are 6-2 in district and are currently vying to tie Timpson for 2nd place in the league. The teams overall record this season is 23-12.

Shelbyville Volleyball History:
2021 - District 6-2
2020 - District  1-9
2019 - District  0-12
2018 - District  3-9
2017 - District  0-12
2016 - District  0-12
2015 - District 0-10

On Tuesday, October 19th, the Lady Dragons volleyball team played San Augustine in their second match up against the Wolves and won in three sets. The set scores were 25-15, 26-24, and 25-23.

The Dragons will next travel to Timpson on Friday, October 22nd for a 4:30pm game time. Then their last game before playoffs will be against #1 ranked Beckville on Tuesday, October 26 at home. 

Shelbyville (3) and San Augustine (0) statistics:
Kate Lawson - 25 assists, 8 digs, 1 block
Kiana Bennet - 12 kills, 18 digs
Ma'Kayja Horton - 5 kills, 12 digs, 4 aces
Cadience Thompson - 3 kills, 5 digs, 3 aces, 2 blocks
Kara Jones - 3 kills, 4 digs, 3 blocks
Kelley Garcia - 2 kills, 1 ace, 1 block, 1 dig
Taylor Jones - 7 digs, 2 kills
Lawna Pounders - 1 ace, 1 kill
Abby Shofner - 2 digs

The Lady Dragons are lead by Head Coach Tamika Hubbard; assistant coaches, Ashley Bell and Ryan Mason; and Athletic Director Jerred Wallace.

October 20, 2021 - On Tuesday, October 5, the Lady Riders volleyball team won in three sets against Jasper. Center took all three sets bringing the match up to a quick end: 25-15, 25-19, and 29-20.

Number (Position), Player Name - Stats
#1 (RS) Americus Sparks - 1 Kill
#2 (RS/DS) Kaylee Cox - 1 Kill, 4 Digs
#3 (Libero) Gracie Whisenant - 17 Digs
#4 (RS) Alli Stuever - 1 Kill
#5 (S) Mickihiya Cartwright - 1 Ace, 2 Kills, 16 Assists, 2 Digs
#7 (DS/RS) Gabby Whisenant - 1 Ace, 5 Digs
#9 (OH) May Johnson - 8 Kills, 1 Block, 1 Dig
#12 (S/OH/DS) Kaiya Hubbard - 2 Kills, 5 Digs
#14 (MB) Breanna Windham - 4 Kills, 1 Block, 2 Assists, 1 Dig
#16 (MB) Aniyah Boykins - 4 Kills, 5 Digs

On Tuesday, October 19, the Lady Riders lost their match against the Rusk Lady Eagles in three sets. The set scores were 19-25, 22-25, and 15-25. 

Number (Position), Player Name - Stats
#1 (RS) Americus Sparks - 1 Dig
#2 (RS/DS) Kaylee Cox - 8 Digs
#3 (Libero) Gracie Whisenant - 24 Digs
#4 (RS) Alli Stuever - 1 Kill, 3 Digs
#5 (S) Mickihiya Cartwright - 1 Ace, 12 Assists, 6 Digs
#7 (DS/RS) Gabby Whisenant - 2 Kills, 16 Digs
#9 (OH) May Johnson - 2 Kills, 5 Blocks, 6 Digs
#12 (S/OH/DS) Kaiya Hubbard - 3 Kills, 13 Digs
#16 (MB) Aniyah Boykins - 4 Kills, 5 Digs

The Riders will return to Jasper on Friday, October 22nd with a 4:30pm game time.

Last week saw all four of the Shelby County varsity football teams who played win their games.

The Center Roughriders gained their first win of this season as they beat the Shepherd Pirates for a 60-44 road win. CHS now stands at 1-6 overall and their District 10 4A-2 mark is at 1-1. This week Center will host Madisonville on Friday, October 22, 2021 at 7:30 p.m. in Roughriders Stadium. The Mustangs are 3-4 overall and they too have a 1-1 District 10 mark. Last week they lost at home to Rusk by a 31-28 score.

The Joaquin Rams enjoyed a bye week last Friday. They are 4-2 this season overall and they have a 1-0 District 10 2A-1 record. This week they will host the Shelbyville Dragons who defeated the visiting Garrison Bulldogs by a 32-26 score. The Dragons are 5-2 this season and their District 10 mark stands at 1-0 also. Kickoff at Rams Stadium is at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, October 22, 2021.

The Tenaha Tigers raised their District 11 2A-2 record to 4-0 with a 31-0 conference win at home over the Mount Enterprise Wildcats last Friday. Tenaha is 6-2 overall. They will travel to Cushing for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Bearkats Stadium on Friday, October 22. Cushing is 4-1 overall and 2-1 in conference play. Last Friday they won at Overton by a 42-6 score.

Timpson will enjoy a bye this week after beating the San Augustine Wolves by a 61-5 score last Friday. The Bears are 6-0 this year and they stand at 2-0 in District 10 2A-1 action. They will travel to Joaquin in two weeks.

October 19, 2021 - (Album) - The Center Rider Tennis Team defeated Lake Belton 10-7 in the Regional Quarterfinal tournament October 18, 2021.

In addition, this was officially the first day back for Coach Leon Dykes since his recent extended time in the hospital.

The Riders will now be traveling Thursday, October 21, 2021, to compete in the Regional Semi-finals at Texas A&M Consolidated High School.

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