November 28, 2023 - (Photo Album) - The Center Tennis Association hosted a tennis tournament on November 25, 2023, at the Coach Leon Dykes Center ISD Tennis Complex.

40 participants showed up to play tennis and pickle ball during the event. Coach Leon Dykes welcomed everyone and thanked Sabine State Bank, and Steve Waters, for sponsoring the chicken lunch that was made available to those attending. 

All proceeds from the tournament and the chicken plates went to the Center Tennis Association.

Dykes said there is another summer program planned for the coming year.

Tennis, and pickle ball, registration began around 10am and play went on until 3:40pm 

At the completion of the final round Jelen Postell and Logan Galindo received 1st place; Nathan Cox and Lance Holloway received 2nd place; and 3rd place was a two-way tie between Ian Williams and Johnny Delaney with Emily Howard and Alec Dykes. Williams and Delaney lost the racket spin.

Pictured are (from left): Jelen Postell and Logan Galindo.
Photo courtesy Sharon K. Nelson.

Pictured are (from left): Nathan Cox and Lance Holloway
Photo courtesy Sharon K. Nelson.

Pictured are (from left): Emily Howard and Alec Dykes
Photo Courtesy Sharon K. Nelson.

November 27, 2023 - The Center Roughrider's 9th and Junior Varsity Basketball tournament scheduled for December 1st and 2nd has been cancelled due to lack of participants. 

Athen’s Bruce Field on Friday, November 24, 2023 –

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The Timpson Bears have moved on in the 2023 Texas UIL Football Playoffs after defeating the Honey Grove Warriors by a 68-7 score. Honey Grove did not score until the final seconds of the contest.

With 8:46 minutes left in the first period Timpson quarterback Terry Bussey hit receiver Colton Carroll who scored the first touchdown from 35 yards out. Tyler Lane kicked the extra point which gave THS an early 7-0 advantage. Four minutes later Bussey intercepted a Warriors pass and returned it for another score which gave Timpson a 14-0 lead with 4:50 left in the first period. Moments later Bear Devin Tutt recovered a Warrior’s fumble and the Bears wasted no time scoring. Bussey hit junior runningback JJ Garner for a 17-yard touchdown reception. Another lane extra point gave THS a 21-0 advantage with 4:03 still left in the first stanza. Garner recovered a HGHS fumble on the next possession and Bussey scored on a 5-yard touchdown run which gave Timpson a 27-0 lead at the 3:48 mark of the first quarter.

The second quarter saw Bussey and Garner each score twice and balloon Timpson’s lead to 54-0 by the halftime intermission. Timpson scored with 10:08 left in the third quarter when Bussey hit Garner for a 14-yard touchdown and Lane kicked an extra point to boost the THS lead to 61-0. Timpson’s final score came when Garner bolted free on a 79-yard scoring run with 3:35 left in the third period and another extra point kick gave Timpson a 68-0 lead.

The Warriors scored in the waning seconds of the final period Rhylan Morris hit Dre Patt for a touchdown reception with just 4 seconds remaining in the contest and Gio Jaramillo added the extra point kick. The Warriors season ended with them holding a 10-5-1 season record.

The Bears are 13-0 and they will face the Garrison Bulldogs in a rematch, at 7 p.m. on Friday, December 1, 2023 at SFA's Homer Bryce Stadium in the State Quarterfinals at 7 p.m. Timpson will be the home team. The Bulldogs were the Bears District 11 2A-1 opponents and they hold a 12-1 season record. The two teams played on November 3 in a game which decided this year’s District 11 champion and the playoff seeding. The Bears took a 35-26 home win. The GHS Bulldogs defeated the Cooper Bulldogs 47-20 to reach the playoff with Timpson.

October 12, 2023 - Center Tennis Association met and has planned a tournament for Saturday, November 25, 10am - 4pm at the Center High School tennis courts. 

Bring your $20 entry fee and a can of balls. 

There will be two pickleball courts, also. A $10 grilled chicken sandwich lunch will be available during the tournament. Open to freshman in high school and up, no fee for high school kids. 

Contact Coach Leon Dykes at 591-2601 or Sharon Nelson at 590-8025 to sign up.

November 24, 2023 - Playoffs Week 3 of Shelby County Varsity Football

Friday, November 24, 2023
Tenaha 14 - Lovelady 50, Final Score
Timpson 68 - Honey Grove 7, Final Score

Final Basketball Signups

November 22, 2023 - The Center Recreation Department is proud to announce that the 2024 Basketball signups will begin soon.

Where? The Community House (425 San Augustine Street)
When? Thursday, November 30th from 5pm to 7pm

Parents are encouraged to come by City Hall at 617 Tenaha Street to sign up also. Office hours are Monday – Friday 8:30-4:30pm. If one of the signup dates doesn’t work for you, please come by City Hall before December 1st to sign up.

For more information contact Jason Mitchell, City of Center Recreational Director at 936-590-7196. Cash, Check or Card Accepted

Cost is $60 per child Basketball (Ages 4-12)

Parents: Please bring a copy of the birth certificate to signups

Registro Final

Inscripciones de Basketball

El Departamento de Recreación de Center se enorgullece en anunciar que la inscripción para la temporada de otoño 2024 DE BASKETBALL está por comenzar pronto.   
¿Donde? Community House (425 San Augustine Street)
¿Cuando? Jueves, 30 de Noviembre

En cada fecha de 5pm a 7pm

Los padres pueden presentarse ala City Hall en 617 Tenaha Street para entregar sus inscripciones. Las horas de oficina son de Lunes-Viernes de 8:30 am – 4:30pm.  Si alguna de las fechas de regristo no funciona para usted favor de pasar ala oficina antes del 1 de Diciembre.

Para más información favor de comunicarse con Jason Mitchell, Director del Departamento de Recreación para la Ciudad de Center, al número 936-590-7196. Aceptamos tarjeta de credito or dinero en efectivo. 

El costo es de $60 cada niño(a) Basketball (Edades 4-12)

Parents: Please bring a copy of the birth certificate to signups

Only two of Shelby County's five varsity football teams have remained alive during Texas State UIL Football Playoffs elimination tournament action:

The Tenaha Tigers won their Texas UIL Class 2A-2 Area Football Playoff elimination game over the Dawson Bulldogs by coming from behind to take a late 22-14 point win. The Tigers are now 10-2 this season and they will face off with the Lovelady Lions at Henderson Lions Stadium on Friday, November 24, 2023 at 2 p.m. Lovelady is 12-0 and they beat Hico last week 42-7.

The Timpson Bears won their Class 2A-1 Area Football Playoff elimination game over the Wolfe City Wolves by a 58-20 score. They will face the Honey Grove Warriors who are 10-1-1 after beating the Centerville Tigers last week by a 40-36 score. The Bears face the Warriors Friday, November 24 at 1 p.m., at Athens’ Bruce Field.

November 17, 2023 - Playoffs Week 2 of Shelby County Varsity Football

Friday, November 17, 2023
Shelbyville 28 - Cooper 69, Final Score
Timpson 58 - Wolfe City 20, Final Score
Thursday, November 16, 2023
Tenaha 22 - Dawson 14, Final Score

Athens Bruce Field on Thursday, November 16, 2023 –

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The Tenaha Tigers trailed during the middle stages of Thursday’s Texas UIL Football Area Playoff with the Dawson Bulldogs. Tenaha gained the first lead of the game after Dawson fumbled early and then committed a pass interference penalty giving the Tigers the football in their own redzone. Junior Tigers quarterback Brikelian Keeney scored on a keeper run for a 15-yard touchdown which gave the Tigers a 6-0 lead with 9:08 minutes left in the first quarter.

In the second period Bulldogs sophomore quarterback Brant Boatright hit senior Colby Springer for a 20-yard touchdown reception. An extra point kick by junior kicker Benji Covington gave the Bulldogs a narrow 7-6 point lead with 10:59 left in the second frame. Covington scored again with a 30-yard run with 5:05 left before halftime and Dawson took a 14-6 lead which held up till halftime.

Tenaha scored on the opening drive of the second half when senior receiver Kamarion Ross took a handoff for a 2-yard scoring run with 9:12 left in the third stanza.  A 2-point conversion try failed and THS trailed by a 14-12 score.

Senior Tigers kicker Christian Rodriguez gave THS a narrow 15-14 lead when he booted a 25-yard field goal with 8:05 left in the final period.

Dawson soon after turned the ball over on downs and Tenaha took over possession with 6:20 remaining in the contest. Tenaha quarterback Kenney wasted no time and he scored on a 38-yard zig-zagging keeper run with 6:13 left to play. Rodriguez added another extra point kick and the defense was able to hold on for the remainder of the game. Tenaha took the win with a 22-14 final score advantage.

The Tigers are now 10-2 this season and they will face the 12-0 Lovelady Lions in the regional semifinal round of the playoffs at Henderson Lions Stadium on Friday, November 24, 2023 at 2 p.m.

November 17, 2023 - Tonight's Timpson Bears Area Round Game vs the Wolfe City Wolves will be available on live stream at the NFHS network. Larry Pierce will be on the call.

Tonight's Shelbyville Dragons Area Round Game vs the Cooper Bulldogs will also be available on live stream at the NFHS Network. Chris Watlington and Stephen Shires will be on the call.

The Shelbyville game will also be available for free to listeners at KQBB 100.5 with Don Wall on the call.

For both games, pregame begins at 6:45 featuring an interview with both coaches and cheerleader squads. The halftime show features both bands and scores from around the area. Finally, the postgame will feature an interview with the winning coach and player of the game.

The National Federation of High Schools (NFHS) Network is a pay-per-view channel which features high school sports from around the state and country.

If you haven't purchased a subscription, here's how to watch: Log on to Purchased a subscription. Then simply select the game you want to watch: