March 25, 2021 - On Thursday morning, March 25, 2021, Shelbyville High School's Brooke Elliott signed a college letter of intent to attend Cisco College on a basketball scholarship.

On hand for the event in the SISD board room were family, coaches, school officials, teammates and fellow students.

Brooke has been a standout for the Lady Dragons basketball team. Brooke has averaged a double-double the last two years in points and rebounds. She has been selected as an All-District player for the last three years and was Newcomer of the Year as a freshman. She plans to major in Education and has goals of eventually playing basketball at the highest level.

Brooke is the daughter of Robert and Dawn Elliott. Again, Congratulations to Ms. Brooke Elliott. Go Dragons!!! Go Wranglers!

Center Roughriders Ballpark on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 –

The Center Lady Roughriders struggled early offensively against the Carthage Lady Bulldogs and they eventually lost the District 17 4A varsity softball opener by a 10-3 score.

The contest saw Carthage’s Karsyn Isbell hit safely four times and the Lady ‘Dogs held a 17-5 hit advantage at game’s end.

Center’s offensive highlight was when Ryleigh Youngblood blasted a lead-off solo homer over the right-centerfield wall in the bottom of the fourth inning.

Kaiya Hubbard threw a complete game for Center and she  struck out three Bulldogs on the day.

The Lady ‘Riders rallied, in each the fifth and seventh innings, but left multiple base runners stranded.

Center will travel to Carthage on Friday, March 26, 2021 where JV action will begin at 4:30 p.m. and Varsity district softball action will follow at 6 p.m.

March 22, 2021 - Center ISD athletic schedule for the week.

Monday, March 22

  • Middle School Track at San Augustine

Tuesday, March 23

  • JV/V Softball vs Carthage (Center)
  • JV/V Baseball vs Central Heights (Central Heights) 
  • JV Tennis at Kilgore

Thursday, March 25

  • High School Track at Carthage

Friday, March 26

  • JV/V Softball vs Carthage (Carthage)
  • V Tennis Home Tournament
  • BI-District Playoff Game Boys Soccer vs Livingston at Hudson HS Soccer Field. Game time is 6pm. Ticket prices are adults-$5, students-$3. Passes accepted are UIL District, THSCA, TASCO.

Tenaha Cole DePriest Ballpark on Friday, March 19, 2021 –

The Tenaha Tiger varsity baseball team suffered their sixth straight loss on Friday at home. The team lost to the visiting Martinsville Pirates by a 20-0 score in a District 23 2A contest.

Alex Tyner pitched the first four innings for THS and held MHS to five runs on 4 hits, three errors and four walks. Overall, four Tigers pitchers allowed the Pirates 13 hits and 14 free bases. The Tigers committed six errors on the day.

The MHS Pirates gave up 3 hits and 2 walks to Tenaha.

The Tigers will next play the Mount Enterprise Wildcats at Tenaha on Tuesday, March 23, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Joaquin High School on March 16, 2021 –


The Joaquin Lady Rams varsity softball team defeated the visiting Garrison Lady Bulldogs by a 9-0 score on Tuesday. The win moved Joaquin’s record to 11-1 overall and they are 3-0 in District 22 2A play.

The Lady Rams gained a 1-0 advantage in the bottom of the first inning when Ebbie McCann reached base on a Garrison error. She advanced to third on a JJ Bass infield hit and then scored later on a passed ball behind the catcher.

Garrison struggled at the plate but gained their first base runner when Chloe Reneau led the top of the fourth inning off with a single to leftfield. GHS finished the day with 2 hits and a walk offensively.

The 1-run lead held up until a rally in the bottom of the fifth inning which saw JHS add 5 more runs on 3 hits, a walk and a GHS error. The highlight was a JJ Bass inside-the-park home run. Joaquin led 6-0.

Joaquin was able to add three scores by Juli King, McCann, and Bass to their tally in the bottom of the sixth inning to gain the 9-run win.

This game saw Shelbyville High School graduate Caleigh Sparks return to Shelby County as an assistant and first-base coach for the GHS Lady Bulldogs.

Joaquin will travel to Mount Enterprise on Friday, Marsh 19, 2021 for a 5:30 p.m. game with the Lady Wildcats.

March 15, 2021 - Center ISD athletic schedule for the week.


  • MS Track at San Augustine Meet (8th grade girls, 7th grade boys)


  • Girls Soccer vs Henderson (Center)
  • Boys Soccer vs Henderson (Henderson)
  • Softball vs Hemphill (Center)
  • Baseball vs Marshall (Marshall)


  • Golf at Pineywoods CC (Nacogdoches)


  • Golf at Pineywoods CC (Nacogdoches) ***Added
  • HS Track at Jasper Meet


  • Girls and Boys Soccer vs Waskom (Waskom)
  • Tennis at Van tournament


  • Softball vs Stanley (Stanley) at 7pm

March 16, 2021 - The Center Lady Riders home Softball game versus Stanley scheduled for Thursday, March 18, has been moved to Saturday, March 20 in Stanley. 7pm is the starting time.

Center Roughrider’s Field on Friday, March 12, 2021 –

Last Friday saw the Center Lady Roughriders Varsity Softball team fall to the Central Heights Lady Blue Devils by a 6-4 score.

The Lady Blue Devils jumped out to a 2-0 advantage in the top of the third inning when Trinity Bailey blasted a 2-run homer over the leftfield wall. In the fourth inning Central Heights extended their lead to 4-0 with a rally fueled by four hits.

Center got on the board in the bottom of the fourth frame when Rylee Youngblood led off with a single to leftfield and was later driven in by an Aryah Turner single.

Center got scores from Shakadria Hubbard, Taylor Horton and Carson Crouch during a rally in the bottom of the fifth inning to tie the game at 4-4.

Bailey singled to give CHHS a runner in the top of the seventh inning and Brittany McLaughlin hit a 2-run homer over the centerfield wall which gave the Blue Devils a 6-4 advantage. Bailey was able to strike out all three batters she faced in the bottom half of the inning to close out the game.

Center’s record now stands at 5-11-1 they have one more pre-district game on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 when they host the Hemphill Lady Hornets with JV beginning at 5:30 p.m. and Varsity play starts at 7 p.m.

Shelbyville High School on Tuesday, March 9, 2021 –

(Photo Album)

The Timpson Lady Bears varsity softball team won a District 22 2A conference game over the Shelbyville Lady Dragons by a 11-1 score. A 3-run home run over the leftfield fence by Bear’s senior first baseman Johna Kruse in the second inning, during a rally, gave THS an early 5-1 advantage.

The game’s score remained the same until Timpson exploded for six more runs in the sixth inning which enforced the ten-run-mercy-rule and ended the contest, after Shelbyville was unable to score, in the bottom of the inning.

Shelbyville will next travel to Garrison on Friday, March 12, 2021 for another varsity conference game at 5:30 p.m. with the Lady Bulldogs.

Timpson will host the Joaquin Lady Rams varsity at 5:30 p.m. on Friday at THS.

Boy's State Meet Qualifiers (from left) Eli Taylor, Coach Michael Taylor, and Ty Merriman

March 8, 2021 - Kiouja Gates, Eli Taylor and Ty Merriman qualified for the State UIL Powerlifting meet. Taylor and Merriman will compete at the boy's State meet on March 25-26, 2021 in Abilene, TX. Gates will compete at the girl's State meet on March 17-18, 2021 in Corpus Christi, TX. We are Dragon proud! Good Luck at State. The powerlifting teams are coached by Michael Taylor and Joey Williams.

February 26, 2021 - The Dragons Powerlifting teams lead by Coach Michael Taylor had six boys and two girls advance to the Regional Powerlifting meet.

From left to right (Standing) Eli Taylor, Grady Clay, Dawson Windham, Dawson Jackson, (Kneeling) Carlos Garret, and Ty Merriman

Boys Powerlifting Regional Qualifiers are Carlos Garret, Trey Cartwright, Grady Clay, Eli Taylor, Dawson Windham, and Ty Merriman. They will compete at the Regional Powerlifting Meet, March 4-5 at Malakoff High School.

From left to right: Laika Sanders and Kioija Gates

Girls Powerlifting Regional Qualifiers are Kioija Gates and Laika Sanders and they will compete at the Regional Girls Powerlifting meet to be held March 5-6, 2021 at Rice High School.

Congratulations and Good Luck at Regionals!