Sports

Rams Ballpark on Friday, April 9, 2021 –

The Joaquin Rams varsity district baseball game with visiting Gary High School was suspended during the third inning due to frequent lightning strikes. The Bobcats jumped out to an early 2-0 lead when Dakota Beckham, Payton Chamness and Darin Livingston all reached with base hits in the first inning. Gary added their third run of the game when Mason Smith scored on a Landon Woodfin RBI single to left field.The Rams still trailed the Bobcats 3-0 as the game had moved into the bottom half of the third inning.

Officials called things when a lightning delay only got worse due to safety. Play then moved to Gary High School on Saturday, April 10 and the Bobcats were able to extend their lead and take the win with a 5-1 final score.

April 9, 2021 - Lady Dragon Softball game for today, April 9, has been cancelled.

April 9, 2021 - Center ISD Varsity Softball will start at 4:30pm April 9th due to weather conditions. No JV softball game.

April 9, 2021 - The Center Senior League Boys Basketball Fundraiser is Friday, April 9 from 4pm to 10pm and Saturday, April 10 from 10am until 8pm at Portacool Park. There will be food, music, and fun!

Plates are $8 and include BBQ sandwiches, chips, and water. Proceeds will go towards Center Senior League Basketball Team! For more information or to volunteer, contact Tracy at 936-488-0196.

April 8, 2021 - The Center Lady Riders competed March 31st at the Region III, 17AAAA District meet in Jasper and advanced 10 athletes in 13 different events.

All 1st through 4th place winners will move on to the Area meet on Wednesday, April 14 at Madisonville High School.

4 X 100 Meter Relay
1st place team - Tazaria Hill, JaKayla Parks, Americus Sparks, and Shakaidria Hubbard *Area Qualifier

100 Meters
1st place - Shakaidria Hubbard *Area Qualifier
4th place - Jadan Sanford *Area Qualifier

800 Meter Run
3rd place - Yuliania Garcia *Area Qualifier
4th place - Gabby Whisnant *Area Qualifier

4 X 200 Meter Relay
1st place team - Tazaria Hill, JaKayla Parks, Americus Sparks, and Mahalia Ratcliff *Area Qualifier

400 Meters
2nd place - Gabby Whisnant *Area Qualifier

300 M Hurdles
1st place - Mahalia Ratcliff *Area Qualifier

200 Meters
2nd place - Tazaria Hill *Area Qualifier

1600 Meters
3rd place - Yuliana Garcia *Area Qualifier

4 X 400 Meter Relay
1st place team - Americus Sparks, JaKayla Parks, Gabby Whisnant, and Mahalia Ratcliff *Area Qualifier

Shot Put
1st place - Aniyah Boykins *Area Qualifier
2nd place - Alexandria Patton *Area Qualifier

High Jump
3rd place - JaKayla Parks *Area Qualifier

Discus
1st place - Aniyah Boykins *Area Qualifier
6th place - Alexandria Patton

Long Jump
5th place - JaKayla Parks
6th place - Shakaidria Hubbard

Triple Jump
1st place - Shakaidria Hubbard *Area Qualifier


The Junior Varsity Lady Riders Track and Field team competed at the District Meet in Jasper on March 29th with the following results:

3200 Meter Run
Jasmine Arena Mateos

4 X 100 Meter Relay
1st place team - Jordan Samford, R’Leshalin Whaley, Ke’Ambria Mann, and Esmerai Hernandez

100 Meters
Jordan Samford

4 X 200 Meter Relay
1st place team - Jordan Samford, R’Leshalin Whaley, Ke’Ambria Mann, and Esmerai Hernandez

400 Meters
Nathalie Abella

300 Meter Hurdles
Nathalie Abella

1600 Meters
Jasmine Arena Mateos

Long Jump
2nd place - R’leshalin Whaley
3rd place - Jorden Samford

Triple Jump
3rd place - Jorden Samford

Joaquin Rams Ballpark on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 –

The Joaquin Lady Rams varsity softball team won their ninth consecutive game with a 6-2 win over the visiting Timpson Lady Bears. Joaquin now stands at 16-1 overall. Their District 23 2A mark is 9-0.

Joaquin took a 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning when Ebbie McCann drew a walk and was driven in by JJ Bass who singled. Joaquin loaded the bases in the inning but sound Timpson defense ended the inning with the bases loaded.

The Lady Rams rallied in the bottom of the second inning and scored three more runs to extend their lead to 4-0.

The top of the fourth inning saw Timpson rally for two runs when Erica Renick and Hannah Jones singled to the outfield. They were driven in when Harlie Ware ground-rule-doubled over the centerfield fence. This cut the JHS lead to 4-2.

Joaquin was able to add on two more scores during the remainder of the game but held on defensively with help from pitcher Chloe Mason. Mason struck out 8 batters, allowed six hits and walked one batter.

Erica Renick struck out 5 batters, walked five and allowed nine hits in seven innings.

The Lady Rams will travel to Garrison for another district game with the Lady Bulldogs on Friday, April 9, 2021 at 5:30 p.m.

The Lady Bears will travel to Mount Enterprise for conference action with the Lady Wildcats on Friday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m.

Tenaha Cole DePriest Field on Thursday, April 1, 2021 –

The visiting Joaquin Rams defeated the Tenaha Tigers by a 18-2 score during a District 23 2A Varsity Baseball game on Thursday. Joaquin exploded in the top of the fourth inning to stretch a then 6-2 lead into a lopsided 18-2 score. The inning saw JHS take advantage of six hits, an THS error, and six walks to score 12 runs. Ram pitcher Bennett Anglin did the rest as he struck out the Tigers 1-2-3 in the bottom of the fourth frame to help enforce the Texas UIL Mercy Rule and end the contest.

Joaquin is now 11-6 overall and stand at 4-4 in conference action. They will travel to Gary High on Tuesday, April 6, 2021 for a 6:30 p.m. district game with the Bobcats.

The Tigers are 2-8 and will host Garrison on Tuesday, April 6 at 4 p.m. Garrison is currently the only undefeated team in conference action (8-0). They are 11-4 overall.

Center Roughrider Ballpark on Tuesday, March 30, 2021 –

The Center Roughriders Varsity Baseball Team was unable to hit safely during their District 17-4A opener against the Rusk Eagles. The ‘Riders sole base runner came in the final inning when Garren Dubea drew a free base with two outs.

Rusk Eagles pitcher, and Vanderbilt University signee, JD Thompson recorded 20 strikeouts for the day and allowed only the one single walk. The game improved the Rusk conference record to 1-0 and they stand at 13-4 overall for the season.

Rusk hit safely eight times and walked safely 4 times during the contest. Their big inning was the top of the fourth when they rallied for four hits, a walk, and scored all four of their runs.

Center is now 4-11 overall and 0-1 in District 17 action. They will next travel to Rusk on Thursday, April 1, 2021 where JV will start at 4:30 p.m. and the ‘Riders will once again face the Eagles for varsity play at 7 p.m.

Shelbyville Dragons Stadium on Friday, March 26, 2021 –

The Timpson Bears Varsity Baseball Team boosted their District 23 2A record with a 11-5 conference win over the Shelbyville Dragons on Friday. The game was scoreless through two innings.

The top of the third saw Timpson rally when Hunter Tipton led off the inning by drawing a walk. He was later driven in for the first score of the game with hits from teammates Caden Solomon and Xander Stephens. Soloman and Stephens later scored as well to give THS a 3-0 lead.

Bear Dalton Beckham led off the top of the fourth inning with a single to centerfield and scored Timpson’s fourth. THS led 4-0.

The bottom of the fourth frame saw The Dragons tie the game with a 4-4 score when they rallied. They led off the inning with singles from Brayden Hand and Grady Clay. Two errors, a walk, and a single later by Shane Schilder allowed them to tie up the contest.

Braden Courtney led off the top of the fifth inning with a solo homer over the leftfield wall which gave Timpson a 5-4 lead.

The Bears extended their lead to 10-4 with a big inning in the top of the sixth inning.

Jimmy Jiminez led off the bottom of the sixth inning by getting on base after being hit by a pitch. He later scored on an infield hit by a teammate.

Stephen scored the game’s final run when he reached base on a throwing error and later scored on a hit by Courtney. The final score saw Timpson take the 11-5 win.

Bears pitchers Asher Molloy and Xander Stephens teamed up seven strikeouts while earning the win.

Shelbyville will travel to Martinsville on Tuesday March 30, 2021 for a 6 p.m. game at Pirates Ballpark.

March 26, 2021 - The Roughrider Sports Team is proud to announce it is carrying the Rider Soccer Playoffs!

Coverage begins tonight as the Roughriders take on the Livingston Lions in Hudson. Game begins at 6:00pm; pregame begins at 5:45pm.

In the pregame, we'll visit with Coach Martinez and have a special visit with senior Jesus Bustos. At halftime, the Gaddy's Medical Halftime Spotlight shines on Coach Holyfield of Lady Rider Soccer as she visits about the ladies' season. During the Farmers State Bank Postgame, we visit with the Center Motor Company Player of the Game.

It's all on Twitch.TV. Log on to Twitch and type roughridersports into the search bar. Or just click on this link: https://www.twitch.tv/search?term=roughridersports

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