Tenaha ISD Administration Building, Wednesday, February 6, 2019 -

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On Wednesday Tenaha Independent School District hosted a college Letter of Intent signing where student-athlete Jay Lloyd signed with Trinity Valley Community College of Athens Texas. Superintendent Scott Tyner kicked off the ceremonies and spoke of fond memories he had while attending TVCC where he gained an associate’s degree before moving on to Oklahoma State University to further his education. Tyner stated, “Community College football at Trinity Valley Community College is highly competitive and it is an opportunity to develop skills to move on to bigger things.”

The signing took place at the Tenaha Tiger’s Den in the school’s Administration Building with a crowd of about 70 people made up of Faculty, friends, family and press attending.

Lloyd will be pursuing a business degree. He said, “I chose TVCC because when I went on a visit they made it feel like home. I also have a friend Trai Gardner there.”

Loyd will be looked at to help the TVCC Cardinals as a defensive back. The team went 4-5 last year overall and held a 3-4 conference mark.

February 5, 2019 - Shelbyville Basketball varsity teams play February 5th at Tenaha. Varsity girls game is at 6pm and varsity boys to follow.

February 4, 2019 - (Team Totals/Brackets) - CHS take 2nd Overall in team points to start the spring tennis season.  Jacksonville hosted 12 Varsity tennis teams and the highlights/results are as follows:

Brackets and team point totals can be viewed in the links above.

Individual results:
Girls finished in the top 4 in 6 different brackets they participated in. Highlighted by a 1st place finish in Mixed B Dbls (Emilee Elliott/Lance Holloway) and a 2nd place finish in Girls A Dbls (Katie Nehring/Maddie Russell) 

Boys finished in the top 4 in 5 different brackets highlighted by 3rd place in Mixed A (Alec Dykes/CarolineScull), 3rd in Boys B Dbls (Jack Watlington/Collin Jones), as well as 3rd in Boys B Singles (Ian Williams).

Riders back in action next Friday to compete in the 16 school event hosted by Kilgore.

Center Roughriders Gymnasium, Friday, February 1, 2019 –

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The Hudson Hornets came to Center High School on Friday to compete with the Roughriders in District 20 4-A varsity basketball competition. The Lady Roughriders defeated the Lady Hornets by a 58-39 margin. This improved Center’s overall record to 19-13 and their conference mark improves to 4-4.

The Lady ‘Riders held a narrow 10-8 point lead at the end of the first quarter. They outscored the Lady Hornets 17-10 in the second frame and took a 27-18 advantage into the midway break. Hudson was able to gain ground in the third period by outscoring Center 18-15. This cut Center’s lead to 42-36 going into the fourth stanza.

The Lady Roughrider’s defense stiffened in the final period as they outscored the Lady Hornets 16-3 on their way to taking the 58-39 win.

The Center Roughriders boys varsity team later fell to the Hudson by a 46-39 score. Center now stands at 7-16 for the year and are 1-5 in District 20 action.

Teravan Rhodes got the Hornets out to an early lead with four points in the first period which helped HHS get a 9-7 lead by the end of frame. The Hornets outscored the ‘Riders 12-5 in the second quarter and they took a 22-12 lead into the halftime intermission.

The Hornets led by as much as 15 points during the third stanza but Roughrider postman Chris Jackson scored four points just before the period ended. Center trailed Hudson 33-22 going into the final period.

Roughrider junior guard Jayden Hicks scored ten points in the final period to help close the gap but Hudson was able to hold on for the 46-39 win.

Jayden Hicks led the ‘Riders with 18 points, teammate Zacc Smith scored 9, and Chris Jackson 8. Cade Courtney led the Hornets with 16 points.

The Roughriders will host the Jasper Bulldogs on Friday, February 8, 2019. Girls varsity will tipoff at 6:30 p.m. with boys action to follow.

The Lady Roughriders will travel to Nacogdoches High School for a Bi-District playoff game with the Rusk Lady Eagles on Tuesday, April 12, 2019 at 6:30 p.m.

February 1, 2019 - The JHS Senior Night ceremony for basketball will be moved to Tuesday, February 12th immediately following the JV Boys Game.

Wade Lawson, Men's Athletic Director

February 1, 2019 - The Riders' district games in Center tonight will be broadcast by the Roughrider Radio Team on KQBB 100.5 fm. The broadcast starts at a slightly earlier time: 6:45 pm. The second half of the Varsity Girls will be covered from 6:45 until the end of the game. The girls are fighting hard for a playoff spot with all of their games--wins and losses alike-seemingly coming down to the last few shots! 

After the girls game, special guests senior Raman Randhawa and Coach Peters will join us for the Courtside Pre-game Show, while cheerleader Esther Mergerson is the special guest during the Abundant Love Ministries Halftime Show. The Varsity Boys need a win tonight to keep pace in the district race.

January 31, 2019 - The Center Recreation Department is proud to announce that the 2019 Spring Soccer, Softball, and Baseball signups will begin soon.

Where? The Center Middle School Cafeteria

Friday, February 1
Tuesday, February 5
Friday, February 8

All Dates from 5:00 to 7:00pm

Each child must present a Copy of their Birth Certificate. A Medical Form must be signed by their parent or guardian at Sign-Ups. Anyone interested in Coaching or Volunteering, please notify a Board Member at Sign-Ups.

For more information contact Jason Mitchell, City of Center Recreational Director at 936-590-7196


El Departamento de Recreación de Center se enorgullece en anunciar que la inscripción para la temporada de primavera 2019 de soccer, softball y béisbol está por comenzar pronto. 

¿Donde? Cafetería de la escuela secundaria de Center

Viernes, 1 de febrero
Martes, 5 de febrero
Viernes, 8 de febrero

En cada fecha de 5:00 a 7:00pm

Para más información favor de comunicarse con Jason Mitchell, Director del Departamento de Recreación para la Ciudad de Center, al número 936-590-7196.

Joaquin Rams Gymnasium, Tuesday, January 19, 2019 –

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Both the Shelbyville Dragons, and the Lady Dragons, varsity basketball teams won District 22 Class 2A games at Joaquin High School on Tuesday. The Lady Dragons defeated the Lady Rams by a 44-27 score. The Dragons never trailed during boys action and took a 79-49 win to end the night’s action.

Girls varsity action started out close in the early going but Shelbyville got back-to-back 3-point shots from Alicia Gaitlin and Jakaitlon Bolton to help boost their advantage to 9-4. The Lady Dragons led 9-6 at the end of the first period and never trailed again during the contest. Shelbyville went on a 6-0 scoring run to start the second quarter and they led Joaquin 20-9 at halftime.

The Lady Dragons were able to extend their lead to 33-20 by the conclusion of the third period. They then outscored the Lady Rams 11-7 in the final period to extend their lead to 44-27 by the end of the contest.

Brooke Elliott led the Lady Dragons with 11 points, other Lady Dragons scoring were, Alicia Gaitlin 10, Jakaitlon Bolton 9, Jasmine Osby 7, Kiana Bennett 3, and Taniya Barnes 2.

Joaquin was led by Victoria Byrd 11, Riley Sherrod 8, Secoya Barnes 4, Kaylea Neal 2, and Lauren Garrett 2.

In varsity boys action Shelbyville got out on top 12-0 by the five minute mark of the first period. Lorenzo Lane ended the Dragons scoring run by sinking the Ram’s first bucket and a free-throw with 4:20 left in the opening period which cut the SHS lead to 12-3. The Dragons held a 23-9 lead at the end of the first quarter. Shelbyville outpaced Joaquin 24-11 during the second stanza and led 47-20 at the midway intermission.

Joaquin gained ground in the third period and outpaced Shelbyville with 22-18 points. This cut the Dragon’s lead to 23 points with the score at 65-42, Shelbyville’s advantage, going into the final frame.

The Dragons offense reignited during the fourth quarter and the Dragons outscored the Rams 14-7 during the final period to balloon their lead to 30 points at 79-49 for the final tally.

Jordan Boykins and Jay Buckley each had 19 points to lead the Dragons offense. Other Dragons in double figures were Jakevian Calhoun 12, Cole Ferguson 11, and Kolby Parker with 10.

The Dragons are now 28-2 for the season and are 10-0 in conference competition. The Dragon and Lady Dragons will host the Timpson Bears at Shelbyville Dragons Gymnasium on Friday, February 1, 2019, at 7 p.m. Sub-varsity play will begin at 4:30 p.m.

Joaquin was led by Lorenzo Lane with a game-high 22 points. Teammate Eleazar Huerta was also in double-figures with 13 points.

The Joaquin varsity teams will travel to Garrison High School next Friday, February 1, 2019, for a 7 p.m. conference matchup with the Bulldogs.

Center High School’s Roughriders Gymnasium, January 25, 2019 –

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Both the Center Roughriders Girls and Boys Varsity Basketball Teams hosted Huntington High School on Friday for District 20 Class 4A competition. The Lady Roughriders fell in a close hard fought battle by a 36-34 score. The Roughriders beat the Red Devils by a 44-36 margin.

Huntington was able to take a 17-11 advantage by the end of the first quarter but the Center Lady ‘Riders defense stiffened and only they only gave up 19 points for the remainder of the contest. Center outscored HHS 5-4 in the second quarter and the two teams headed to the midway intermission with the Lady Roughriders trailing the Lady Red Devils 21-16.

The Lady ‘Riders outpaced Huntington 9-2 in the third stanza and they led Huntington by a narrow 25-24 score. Huntington was able to rally and they outscored Center 10-9 in the final period to take the 36-34 win.

JaKayla Parks led Center scoring 13 points, Jakayla Weathered had 8, Kalei LaRock 6, Malaisha Cartwright 5, and Jasmine Cooks scored two points for the Lady Roughriders.

Jenna Flournoy led the Lady Red Devils with 20 points for the night.

Center is now 20-10 overall for the season and they have a 1-4 conference standing.

Center’s girls and boys varsity teams will travel to Carthage on Tuesday, January 29, 2019 for conference games with the Bulldogs. Sub varsity games will start at 4:30 p.m.

The Roughriders boy’s varsity team moved their mark season to 8-14 and their conference mark to 1-3 with a 44-36 win over Huntington. The ‘Riders trailed the Red Devils 12-9 at the end of the first period. At the halftime break Center had outscored Huntington 14-3 during the second frame and they took a 23-15 lead into the intermission. Five points during the third period by junior Roughriders guard Zacc Smith helped Center outpace Huntington 7-6 and they took a 30-21 lead into the final period of play.

Huntington kept pace with Center in the final quarter of play but they made up little ground in the 44-36 loss.

Jayden Hicks led Center with 17 points and teammate Zacc Smith had 10.

Joaquin Rams Gymnasium, Tuesday, January 22, 2019 –

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The Tenaha Tigers and Lady Tigers varsity basketball teams each took District 22 2A wins at neighboring Joaquin High School on Tuesday. The Lady Tigers first overcame a second half comeback and defeated the Lady Rams by a 47-35 score. The night’s finale saw the Tigers defeat the Rams by a lopsided 94-56 margin despite the Rams going on a 10-0 run near the start of the third quarter.

The Lady Tigers started varsity play by outpacing the Lady Rams 6-0 during the first period. In early second quarter action, Lady Tiger’s junior guard Kia Suell hit a 3-pointer which put Tenaha up 9-0. Joaquin’s freshman guard JJ Bass answered moments later with a 3-pointer which ended the Lady Rams scoring drought with 6:30 minutes left in the second quarter.

Later in the second frame, Lady Tiger junior forward Mya Giles hit two -3 pointers and a field goal to give THS a 19-3 advantage with just over two minutes left in the half. Joaquin Rams junior guard Riley Sherrod scored the last five points of the second period to pull her team closer but Tenaha eventually took a 19-8 lead into the midgame intermission.

Tenaha took a 15-point lead at 31-16 after Giles hit a 3-pointer with less than a minute left in the third stanza but Sherrod was able to hit two buckets for JHS before the buzzer ended the third period. Tenaha took a 31-20 lead into the final quarter.

The fourth period saw Joaquin’s Sherrod and Kennedy Stanley team up for a couple of scores each to give the Lady Rams a 7-0 run to start the period. This cut Tenaha’s lead to four points with a 31-27 score. This however proved to be as close as the game would get.

Tenaha eventually took the 47-35 win and moved their season record to 9-7. Their conference mark is now at 5-3. The Joaquin Lady Rams now are at 9-16 for this season and their league mark sits at 1-9.

Mya Giles led Tenaha with 17 points. Teammate Jasmine Dodd added 10 points to Tenaha’s tally.

Riley Sherrod led Joaquin with 16 points. Kennedy Stanley scored six points for the Lady Rams.

Eleazar Huerta hit a 3-pointer in the first minute of Tuesday’s boys varsity action which gave Joaquin what would prove to be their only lead of the game.  Tenaha’s senior wing Ja’Qualin Franks exploded for 29 first half points, and eventually put up a game-high 35 points to help THS outdistance the hometown Rams. Junior Tigers guard Hayden Jenkins helped the THS tally himself with 22 points for the day.

Tenaha took a 23-13 lead into the start of the second frame and they led 49-29 at halftime.

Joaquin went on a 10-run near the start of the third frame and cut a 20-point Tiger lead to 49-36 but the Tigers  went on a 21-point run which didn’t end till there was just 6:40 left in the final quarter. Tenaha outscored Joaquin 22-19 in the fourth quarter to take the 94-56 win.

Eleazar Huerta led the Rams offensive with 26 points. Teammate Lorenza Lane chipped in 13 points for JHS.

The Tenaha Tigers and Lady Tigers will host the Timpson Bears on Friday, January 25, 2019. JV action will begin at 4:30 p.m. with varsity action to follow.

Joaquin will travel to San Augustine on Friday, January 25, 2019 for conference action beginning at 4:30 p.m. for JV.