March 21, 2022 - Center High School hosted both Junior Varisty and Varsity level tournaments this past week winning overall 8 first place medals and 5 second place medals.

The Junior Varisty tournament hosted 8 schools on Tuesday, March 15 and the results are as follows:

Boys Singles:
John Ford - 1st place!!
Wade Collard - 4th place
Ayden Smith - won consolation

Girls Singles:
Hollie Herndon - 1st place!!

Girls Doubles:
Chloe Rachal / Kate Ford - 1st place!!
Kaylee Olivas / Kaitlyn Hewitt - 2nd place

Boys Doubles:
Ryan Arndt / Charlie Corbell - 2nd place
JuanPablo Figueroa / Evyn Husband - 6th place

Mixed Doubles:
Logan Galindo / Gracie Boyd - 1st place!!
Luke Fausett / Amanda Lopez - won consolation

The Varsity tournament hosted 8 schools on Friday, March 18 and the results are as follows:

Boys Singles:
Ian Williams - 1st place!!
Ryker Tomlin - won consolation

Boys Doubles:
Lance Holloway / Levi Rodriguez - 1st place!!
Ryan Jones / Erick Rojas - 2nd place
Hunter Cooper / Nate Solis - 4th place

Girls Doubles:
Reese Cockrell / Sayre Hall - 1st place!!
Emilee Elliott / Sarah Scull - 2nd place

Girls Singles:
Brooke Gaddy - 2nd place
Kelly Bridges - 3rd place
Anna Hagler - 5th place

Mixed Doubles:
Ethan McElroy / Arista Lee - 1st place!!
Connor McCauley / Jalen Postell - 3rd place

Overall, it was a great week for Center Tennis leading into the District tournament next week.


  • March 22nd - Junior Varsity Nacogdoches tournament (may be cancelled)
  • March 25th - Varsity Whitehouse tournament
  • March 31st and April 1st - District Tournament at Center

March 21, 2022 - Due to the threat of severe weather and unpredictable travel conditions for this evening, the CMS tennis match with Jacksonville has been cancelled for today. 

Timpson High School on Friday, March 18, 2022 –

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The Timpson Bears varsity baseball team improved their District 23 2A conference mark to 2-1 with a 10-0 win over the visiting Mount Enterprise Wildcats on Friday. The game was shortened to 4 ½ innings due to the league’s 10-run mercy rule. Bears pitcher Jordan Turner closed out the game to help secure win. THS only allowed four walks and no hits in the effort. Turner’s solo homerun over the leftfield fence in the bottom of the fourth frame gave the Bears the ten-run margin to end the contest early. The Bears pitching staff struck out 11 Wildcat batters during the game.

Timpson hit safely nine times and reached on walks twice. Scores by Jayden Windham, Braden Courtney, Xander Stephens and Colton Carroll gave the Bears a 4-0 lead in their first at bat. They were able to steadily build the lead throughout the day.

Timpson will next travel to Mount Enterprise on Tuesday, March 22, 2022 for another district game at Wildcats Ballpark at 6 p.m.

March 17, 2022 - Three Center ISD Lady Roughriders are off to compete in State competitions!

UIL Speech and Debate Team

The Cross Examination (CX) team of Nathali Abella Hernandez and Kaylee Cox will attend the state contest in Austin, Texas, on Thursday, March 17 and Friday, March 18 after placing second at district in February, with Nathali being named Top Speaker. 

Left to right: Nathalie Abella Hernandez and Kaylee Cox


Andrea Horton will compete in powerlifting at the state meet this weekend Friday, March 18 in 4A. At regionals meeting held March 4th at Mabank High School, Andrea lifted a total of 1,010 pounds. She benched 205 pounds, squatted 405 pounds, and set the regional record in deadlift with 400 pounds, 20 pounds shy of the state 4A record! To view results for Horton on the THSWPA website, click here.

Andrea Horton

Joaquin Rams Ballpark on Thursday, March 16, 2022 –

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The Joaquin Rams varsity baseball team defeated the visiting Woden Eagles 11-1 during a District 23 2A conference game on Thursday. The game was originally planned for Tuesday but was moved due to inclement weather.

Joaquin held Woden scoreless until the later stages of the contest which ended in the top of the fifth inning due to the league’s 10-run mercy rule.

With the game scoreless the Rams rallied to go ahead 5-0 in the bottom of the second inning. Woden scored their only run in the top of the fourth frame to pull to within 5-1.

A rally during the bottom of the fourth saw JHS bring 14 batters to the plate and six runners scored to give them the ten-point margin needed to end the game early.

Rams Bennett Anglin, Malik Stotts and Kaleb Brooks each hit safely twice to help in the win. Anglin pitched five innings and struck out five Eagles batters.

Joaquin had 7 hits and 11 free bases. Woden hit safely four times and walked 3 times.

Each Joaquin and Woden have a 1-1 conference mark. Garrison, Timpson and Shelbyville are tied and leading the district with a 2-0 mark currently.

The Rams will travel to Shelbyville on Friday, March 18, 2022 for another District 23 game at Dragons Ballpark. JV action is slated for 4:30 p.m. and Varsity play for 6:30 p.m.

March 15, 2022 - Self Defense America held a grappling seminar on Saturday. The seminar was held to prepare the students for a tournament to be held in Shreveport.

The kids spent 3 hours learning different grappling techniques and takedowns, such as mount and mount defense, rear naked choke and ankle picks, those in attendance were, Wyatt Foster, Jack Wagner, Benjamin Wagner, Gwen Wagner, Rudy Daugherty, Ryder Moody, Korbin Sanford and Tyler Belrose. Also in attendance demonstrating techniques were Miguel Da Cruz and Hunter Gibson. We are very proud of our students at Self Defense America and wish them success at the upcoming tournament.

The tournament will be held on June 11th with such events as sparring, grappling, chanbrara (padded Swords) and forms.

March 15, 2022 - Students at Self Defense America in Center TX come from surrounding communities. Students are required to learn a set of techiniques in striking, blocking, kicking, proper stances, Self Defense and Forms (Kata) . Each passed their exam and received their new techiques, Forms, Certification and new belt.

Lil Dragons are the ones in White and there are from Left to Right; Casen Belrose-Yellow, Korbin Samford-Green, Baylin Phelps-Yellow, Eric Abotes-Green, Dean Eddins-Yellow, Joey Barton-Yellow, Ansh Ghimire-Orange, Benjamin Wagner-Black, Asher Collins-Blue and Archer Green-Brown.  These belts once they have reached black stripe are equvelent to the orange in our Taekwondo program.

Students in the blue uniforms are Taekwondo mixed with some Combat Hapkido (for self defense). Back Row; Ethan Castillo-Black/Red, Kolton Bridges-Orange, Jack Wagner-Brown, Kendyl Kline-Yellow, Kelsey Bridges-Green, Andrew Petry-Purple and Ace Barton-Orange. Back Row Mason Sanchez-Green, Richy Ken-Brown, Easton Permenter-Orange, Korbin Bridges- Green, and Lexi Collins-Yellow.

Congratulations! You get what you're willing to put into anything you do.

On March 1, 2022 the JV tennis team travelled to Whitehouse and had a long day with 16 schools and only two sites. Top finishers include the following:

  • Girls singles: Gracie Boyd - 1st place
  • Mixed doubles: John Ford / Chloe Rachal - 2nd place
  • Mixed doubles: Luke Fausett / Amanda Lopez - consolation medalist
  • Boys doubles: Charlie Corbell / Ryan Arndt - consolation medalist

On March 3, 2022 the Varsity competed at the Longview Lobo invite. 24 schools with 4A thru 6A all in same brackets. Results are as follows:

  • Boys A singles: Ian Williams - 6th
  • Boys A singles: Erick Rojas - 12th
  • Boys A doubles: Levi Rodriguez / Ryan Jones - 13th
  • Boys B doubles: Hunter Cooper / Ryker Tomlin - 8th
  • Girls A singles: Brooke Gaddy - 7th
  • Girls B singles: Anna Hagler - 6th
  • Girls A doubles: Emilee Elliott / Sarah Scull - 6th
  • Girls A doubles: Sayre Hall / Reese Cockrell - 11th
  • Girls B doubles: Hollie Herndon / Gracie Burch - 6th

Highlight group of the tournament:

  • Mixed B doubles: Ethan McElroy / Arista Lee - 1st place !!!!!
  • Mixed B doubles: Connor McCauley / Jalen Postell - 3rd place !!

On March 9, 2022 the JV competed in the Spring Hill tournament. Top finishers include the following.

  • Girls A doubles: Gracie Boyd / Amanda Lopez - 2nd place!!
  • Girls B doubles: Kaylee Olivas / Kaitlyn Hewitt - 1st place!!!
  • Girls A singles: Hollie Herndon - 1st place !!!!
  • Mixed A doubles: Octavio Hernandez / Kate Ford - 4th place
  • Boys A doubles: John Ford / Charlie Corbell - 4th place

Varsity tennis hosted Bullard, Lufkin and Rusk to get round robin match play on March 10, 2022. All players would get a match up against each school and the results are as follows:

Boys singles:

  • Ian Williams - 3 wins and 0 losses
  • Ryker Tomlin - 1 and 2

Boys doubles: 

  • Levi Rodriguez / Lance Holloway - 3 wins and 0 losses
  • Ryan Jones / Erick Rojas - 2 and 1

Girls singles:

  • Brooke Gaddy - 2 wins and 1 loss
  • Kelly Bridges - 3 wins and 0 losses

Girls doubles:

  • Emily Elliott / Sarah Scull - 2 and 1
  • Reese Cockrell / Sayre Hall - 3 and 1 (extra match played)
  • Anna Hager / Gracie Burch - 1 and 2

Mixed doubles:

  • Ethan McElroy / Arista Lee - 2 and 1
  • Connor McCauley / Jalen Postell - 1 and 2
  • Ryan Arndt / Autum Andrusick - 2 and 1


  • Tuesday, March 15 - Center hosting JV Tournament
  • Friday, March 18 - Center hosting Varsity Tournament

Shelbyville High School on March 11. 2022 –

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The Shelbyville Lady Dragons gained a 7-2 run win over the visiting Garrison Lady Bulldogs on Friday, during District 22 2A play. The win moved the Lady Dragon’s conference mark to 1-1. They are 6-10-2 overall this season.

The Lady Bulldogs led 1-0 after Ashley Smelly reached base on a walk in the top of the first inning and later scored on a Lady Dragons error.

Shelbyville tied the game in the bottom of the first inning when Taylor Jones doubled to lead off the frame and was driven in by a Kate Lawson single. SHS took a 2-1 lead in the bottom of the second inning when Gracie Leach reached on a single to leftfield and later scored on a Garrison error.

Carsee Lovell, Neera Smith and Kara Jones each scored in the bottom of the third frame to extend Shelbyville’s lead to 5-1. Lawson reached base again on a single in the fourth inning and was later driven in by a Lovell double off the left-centerfield wall which gave SHS a 6-1 lead.

Lady Dragon Kara Jones led off the bottom of fifth with a double to the wall in leftfield and was later driven in for a score on a Emily Pharris single. This gave SHS a 7-1 advantage.

Garrison made the final score when Zoe Libby doubled and later scored on a fielder’s choice. Neither team scored during the seventh and final inning which saw the gave end with Shelbyville holding the 7-2 conference win.

The Lady Dragons have a bye for March 15 and they will next play on Friday, March 18, 2022 when the host the Beckville Lady Bearcats at 5:30 p.m. at Lady Dragons Ballpark.

Joaquin Lady Rams Ballpark on Thursday, March 10, 2022 -

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The Joaquin Lady Rams varsity softball team won their first District 22 2A game of the season, at home,  over the Martinsville Lady Pirates by a 15-0 score. JHS allowed a single hit in the first inning, a double by Whitehead in the top of the first frame but held MHS scoreless. Joaquin then scored ten runs in the bottom of the first frame using 4 hits, four walks and a Pirates error. This game was originally slated for Tuesday but was moved to Thursday due to major rainfall and wet field conditions.

Lady Ram Karoline Oswalt struck out the only three batters she faced in the second inning. Joaquin added five more runs to their tally with a rally in the bottom of the second inning using four hits, a walk, and an error to their advantage and extending their lead to 15-0.

The Lady Rams retired the Lady Pirates in the top of the third frame and this enforced the league's mercy-rule which ended the contest.

Joaquin will have little time to celebrate as they will host the Timpson Lady Bears at 5:30 p.m., today March 11 at Joaquin Ballpark for the teams second conference matchup.