Sports

2019 Sports Schedules

Longview, Saturday, July 14, 2019 –

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The Center AAA Dixie League Boy’s Baseball team has earned themselves a state championship by ending last weekend’s tournament with one-run wins over the hometown Longview team. Center won both games (14-13, 11-10) of a best-of-three game series to determine the tourney’s champion.

Head Coach Robby Dubea said, “We hit the ball extremely well. Our team has played together since T-ball. These are great kids and a close-knit group with awesome chemistry. We play August 3, 2019 in Ruston, La. Our first game will be at 5:45 p.m. We appreciate everyone’s support and look forward to making more memories.“

The Texas AAA Champions will be looking to bring the interstate championship back to Center by winning the tournament that lasts from August 3-8. The team will soon be announcing fundraisers which will help them with team expenses.

Center Lions Ballpark, Saturday, July 6, 2019 -

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Dozens of Dixie League baseball teams from Texas are competing in Center this weekend during state playoff elimination action at Center’s Lions Club Ballpark. Teams include: Center, Panola County, EMC, Onalaska, Kilgore, Willis, Bullard, Liberty, Central, Fairfield, Trinity, Overton, Tri-Cities, Anahuac, Livingston, Splendora, Huntington, Cleveland, and Bullard.

Two teams from Center played late on Saturday. Center faced Panola in the 2019 Ozone South Regional State Tournament but fell 10-1. Center’s 2019 AAA South team faced Kilgore in the Region I State Tournament. They trailed until the final out but tied things up and won after exploding in a seventh inning rally which gave them a 19-8 win.

Action continues in Center on Sunday until the winners of the three tournaments are determined.

Center Lions Ballpark, Sunday, June 30, 2019 –

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Center is now in the third day of baseball tournament games being held by the Dixie League Organization. Although conditions have been wet, Center Dixie League is hosting the state elimination games for T-Ball and Coach-Pitch Division I and Division II teams. Teams included in the tournament action are Center, Shelbyville, Tatum, Henderson, Arp, Nacogdoches, Henderson, EMC, Kilgore, Tarkington, Twin County, Cleveland, Hudson, Dayton, Livingston, Cold Springs, Malakoff, Fairfield, Anahuac, Central, West Rusk, Shepard and Chapel Hill. Tournament activities started on Friday and will continue on till Monday July 1, 2019.

The field of teams have been narrowing as teams get eliminated. The intensity is increasing as the stakes are getting bigger and teams work towards the trophy rounds of competition.

Center Lion’s Ballpark Complex, Saturday, June 29, 2019 –

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Center is full swing with families who are here for baseball tournaments being held by the Dixie League Organization. Center Dixie League is hosting the state elimination games for T-Ball and Coach-Pitch Division I and Division II teams. Teams included in the tournament action are Center, Shelbyville, Tatum, Henderson, Arp, Nacogdoches, Henderson, EMC, Kilgore, Tarkington, Twin County, Cleveland, Hudson, Dayton, Livingston, Cold Springs, Malakoff, Fairfield, Anahuac, Central, West Rusk, Shepard and Chapel Hill. Tournament activities started on Friday and will continue on till Monday July 1, 2019.

Tenaha High School, Tuesday, June 18, 2019 –

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On Tuesday local teams were spotted participating in summer league basketball games at Tenaha’s Special Events Center. Early action saw Shelbyville led Nacogdoches 32-31 midway through an early game but fall 56-52.

Timpson got behind 8-0 to Woden early in the next game but fought back to tie things up in the second half. Woden eventually won the contest 49-44.

Representatives from Shelbyville, Tenaha, Joaquin, Timpson, Carthage, Mount Enterprise, Gary, Nacogdoches, Henderson, and Beckville are participating in the league this summer which convenes on Tuesday and Thursday.

Tenaha High School, Thursday, June 13, 2019 –

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Tenaha High School’s Special Events Center was the site which launched summer league play for several local varsity and junior varsity teams. Representatives from Tenaha, Joaquin, Timpson, Carthage, Mount Enterprise, Gary, Nacogdoches and Beckville sharpened their skills while competing in offseason basketball games.

Early action saw local schools Joaquin and Gary face off with Gary winning by a lopsided 56-17 margin. Tenaha and Carthage next faced off in a closer game where Tenaha trailed 27-29 at halftime but they bounced back for a 59-50 win by game’s end.

June 6, 2019 Denver - Abi DePriest, from Tenaha and an 8th grade student at Carthage Jr. High school has earned a position on the Texas National Junior High rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Huron, South Dakota, June 23rd through June 29th to compete at the 15th annual National Junior High Finals Rodeo (NJHFR) in the Pole Bending competition.

Featuring roughly 1,000 contestants from 44 states, five Canadian provinces, Australia and Mexico, the NJHFR is the world's largest junior high rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $80,000 in prizes, NJHFR contestants will also be vying for more than $200,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named a National Junior High Finals Rodeo World Champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 — based on their combined times/scores in the first two rounds — to advance to Saturday evening's final round. World champions will then be determined based on their three-round combined times/scores. New this year is a $50,000 added money, optional jackpot, available to everyone at finals who cares to enter.

Again, this year, the Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as a part of the Cinch High School Rodeo Tour telecast series on RFD-TV. Live broadcasts of all NJHFR performances will air on: www.RidePass.com. Performance times are 7 p.m. on June 23rd and 9 a.m. and 7 p.m. each day thereafter.

Along with great rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world, NJHFR contestants have the opportunity to enjoy shooting sports, volleyball, contestant dances, family-oriented activities, church services sponsored by the Fellowship of Christian Cowboys, and shopping at the NJHFR tradeshow, as well as visiting area attractions as Huron hosts the NJHFR this year. To follow your local favorites at the NJHFR, visit www.NHSRA.com daily for complete results. For ticket information and reservations, visit www.sdstatefair.com.

Center Middle School Gymnasium, Wednesday, June 5, 2019 –

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Center’s Middle School Gymnasium was the site for a 3-day basketball camp. Numerous first through 8th graders participated and were coached on fundamentals, competitiveness, teamwork and coachability.

During Wednesday’s final day of the camp the campers received their coveted Roughrider Camp T-shirt.

Some of the drills taught at the camp included Agility, ball handling, passing and layups. They also competed in games and each day had standout campers named.

June 3, 2019 - (Album) - Shelby County youth participated in the 28th Annual Preston Football Camp on June 1, 2019 where they practiced in a variety of exercises and football training methods.

Dwight Preston and his team of coaches spent the day instructing these area players on football strategies and fundamentals.

An extra highlight this year for the players was being timed in the 40-yard dash on the Roughrider track.

June 3, 2019 - Saturday, June 15th will mark the 27th year of the Darren Wilson Golf Classic that raises scholarship money for Shelby County seniors.

Darren lost his life in a tragic accident while trying to help someone. It only seemed fitting that we would honor his memory by helping others and thus the start of the Darren Wilson Scholarship Fund.

He was a member of the local Ducks Unlimited committee and in 1993 friends and members of the local DU committee started the golf tournament that bears his name.

The format of the "fun" tournament at the Center Country CLub is a 6-person team scramble. Entry fee is $100 per player with registration starting at 11am. Lunch at 11:30 by the Shelby County Cookers and tee off around 12:30pm. You can contact Joe Pro at 936-598-5513 if you would like to be on a team or just show up and we'll find you a group to play with.

There will be a silent auction of donated items, but we can always make a place for another if you would like to give an item for this. Hole sponsors are available for $200 as well.

If you would like to donate, you can contact Stephen Gamble at 936-275-5222 and leave a message or send to Darren Wilson Scholarship Fund, PO Box 1091, Center, TX. 75935.

Thank you from the friends of Shelby County Ducks Unlimited.

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