December 14, 2022 - Self Defense America congratulates the following students for achieving their new rank in TaeKwonDo.

From left to right, back row: Rudy Daugherty (Blue Belt), Maddox Gima (Yellow Belt), Jack Wagner (Red Belt), Andrew Petry (Brown Belt), Liam Jarvis (Brown Belt). From left, front row: Royer Venegas (Yellow Belt), Skylar Wolf (Yellow Belt), Alexis Collins (Orange Belt), Ace Barton (Blue Belt). In the splits: Abigail Collins (Orange Belt)

We are very proud of our students and strive to be a partner in their continued success.

Self Defense America congratulates the following students in achieving their new belt ranks.

From left to right, back row: Joey Barton (Blue Belt), Baylin Phelps (Purple Belt), Liam Peterson (Green Belt), Ansh Ghimire (Purple Belt), Grayson Cope (Yellow Belt). From left, front row: Eric Aboytes (Blue Belt), Korbyn Sanford (Brown Belt), Dylan Castillo (Blue Belt), Lizzie Horbuckle (Yellow Belt), Bella HornBuckle (Yellow Belt)

We are very proud of our students and strive to be a partner in their continued success!

December 14, 2022 - Center's AD and Chapel Hill's AD have confirmed that we will begin basketball games at 12 noon on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. Officials will be assigned for all the games. They will be played in this order: 9th boys, JVG, JVB, VG, VB. All games will be played in the CHS gym.

December 14, 2022 - The Center HS Tennis 2023 Spring season will begin on Friday, January 27 with a Jacksonville Tournament. The full Spring schedule is a follows:

Friday, 1/27 (Varsity) - Jacksonville Tournament
Tuesday, 1/31 (JV) - Lufkin Tournament
Friday, 2/3 (Varsity) - Kilgore Tournament
Tuesday, 2/7 (JV) - Kilgore Tournament
Friday, 2/10 (Varsity) - Tyler Legacy Tournament
Friday, 2/17 (JV / V) - Center HS Tournament
2/20-25 (JV / V) - Open Week (Winter Break)
Tuesday, 2/28 (JV) - Hudson Tournament
Thursday, 3/2 (Varsity) - Longview Tournament
Tuesday, 3/7 (JV) - Jacksonville Tournament
Friday, 3/10 (V) - Hudson Tournament
Tuesday, 3/14 (JV) - Center Tournament
Friday, 3/17 (Varsity) - Wills Point Tournament
Tuesday, 3/21 (JV) - Nacogdoches Tournament
Friday, 3/24 (Varsity) - Center Tournament
3/30-31 (Varsity) - UIL District at Longview HS
4/3 (JV) - UIL District at Center HS
4/11-12 (Varsity) - UIL Regionals at Bryan HS
4/25-26 (Varsity) - UIL STATE at TBA

Coach Leon Dykes
Assistant Lori Manchack
Principal Otis Amy 
Athletic Director Ricky Meeks 
Superintendent Brian Morris 

December 13, 2022 - Shelbyville ISD announces the boys basketball game, tonight, December 13  versus Logansport in Logansport has been cancelled.

December 13, 2022 - Center ISD advises all boys basketball games versus Nacogdoches tonight, December 13 have been cancelled due to weather.

Cypress Berry Center Stadium on Thursday, December 8, 2022 -

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The Timpson Bears 2022 Varsity Football season fell just one game short of the state championship game when they lost by a 24-21 score to the Refugio Bobcats (14-1), on Thursday, during the Texas Class 2A Division 1 State Football Semifinals. Timpson's record finished at 14-1 this season. The Bears and coach Kerry Therwhanger's staff have a combined 40-3 record and a school record three state football semifinal appearances for the past three seasons.

Neither team scored during a hard-fought defensive first quarter of play. On the first play from scrimmage of the second period Bear's junior quarterback Terry Bussey ran on a sweep around the right side 85-yards for a touchdown with 11:48 remaining. Tyler Lane added an extra point conversion kick and Timpson led 7-0. Moments later Amare Bruton recovered a onside kick near midfield to give THS possession of the football once more. Bussey hit Bruton for a 49-yard reception which went for a touchdown and gave the Bears a 14-0 advantage after another Lane kick with 10:49 minutes left in the first half.

Refugio answered when senior quarterback Caleb Hesseltine hit junior wideout Ernest Campbell for a 13-yard touchdown reception. Bobcat Jordan King added an extra point kick to cut Timpson's lead to 14-7 with 7:16 left in the second stanza. Hesseltine hit Campbell for another score with just 1:24 left before the midway break and the game was tied 14-14 at the intermission.

Bussey scored a 75-yard touchdown to start the second half and helped give the Bears a 21-14 advantage with 11 :46 left in the third quarter. Each team held the other in check for the remainder of the third period.

The fourth quarter saw Refugio tie the game at 21-21 on a 3-yard Jordan King run with 7:43 left in the game. A 24-yard field goal by Alex Placencia in the final seconds proved to be the difference as Refugio took the 24-21 win and they move on to the finals. The Bobcats will face the 15-0 Hawley Bearcats at ATT Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Thursday, December 12, at 11 a.m. for the 2022 Texas State Division 1 Class 2A Football Championship.

December 5, 2022 - Shelbyville Dragons will have three basketball games on Tuesday, December 6 at home starting at 5pm. The Varsity Girls will play first at 5pm against Colmesneil, then Jr. Varsity Boys will follow at 6:15pm against San Augustine, and finally Varsity Boys will play at 7:30pm versus San Augustine.

  • VG at 5pm vs Colmesneil
  • JVB at 6:15pm vs San Augustine JV
  • VB at 7:30pm vs San Augustine V

Coach Augustus Moore, III
Head Boys Basketball

December 5, 2022 - Shelbyville High School senior, Kara Jones, was selected Volleyball 1st Team All-District, outside hitter, and will play on the East Team in the "936 Volleyball All-Star Game" on December 10, 2022.

The "936 Volleyball All-Star Game" presented by Ground Chevrolet starts at 7pm on December 10, 2022 at Lufkin High School. A committee of five area coaches selected 24 players with 2 alternates to represent most of the 936 area code volleyball teams. Thirteen schools ranging from 1A-5A are represented in the All-Star teams - East Team and West Team. Four All-Star coaches were selected based upon their post season finishes.

Doors open at 6:30pm, game starts at 7pm with introductions of all the players and coaches. To view the full roster of both teams, click here.

Lindale Eagles Stadium on Friday December 2, 2022 –

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The Timpson Bears varsity football team took a convincing 34-13 Texas State UIL Quarterfinals win over the Cooper Bulldogs on Friday at Lindale Eagles Stadium.

The Bears trailed early after Cooper started strong with a 14-play 76-yard scoring drive which concluded with a 4-yard touchdown run by Canon Ingram. An extra point kick by Sean Patel gave the Bulldogs a 7-0 advantage at the 6:13 minute mark of the first quarter of play.

The second period saw the Bears drive 72-yards to score on an offensive drive capped with a Terry Bussey 13-yard touchdown which cut the Bulldogs lead to 7-6 after a failed extra point kick attempt, with 9:39 left in the second frame. Bulldog Markell Smith gave CHS good field position when he returned the ensuing kickoff into Bear’s territory at the 45-yardline. Cooper began to drive the football but Timpson reclaimed the pigskin when Ja’Cayden Adams and Jacorian Grace sacked the ‘Dogs quarterback forcing them to turnover the ball on downs with 8 minutes left in the first half.

Bussey hit Bears receiver Colton Carroll on Timpson’s next drive to set themselves up with first-and-goal at the 3-yardline with 8 minutes left in the second stanza. Bussey scored a touchdown moments later with a lot of help from the Bears linemen getting a huge push. Tyler Lane added an extra point kick and THS took a 13-7 lead with 5:37 left. This score held up throughout the remainder of the second period.

The only score of the third quarter came when Bussey broke free around the end for a 29-yard touchdown run with 10:20 remaining. Lane added another extra point kick to give the Bears a 20-7 lead.

The Bears narrowly missed a 27-yard field goal with 5 minutes left in the third stanza but it sailed just wide of the right goalpost.

The fourth frame saw Cooper gain their final score when Patel scored on a 4-yard run to cut Timpson’s lead to 20-13 with 9:35 left in the contest.

Bussey helped give THS breathing room when he hit Vosky Howard for a 27-yard scoring strike with 6:59 remaining to give the Bears a 27-13 lead. Bussey later scored the game’s final touchdown with a 1-yard keeper run for a touchdown which gave THS the final 34-13 lead after another Lane extra point kick with 2:56 remaining.

Timpson, now 14-0, will move on to face the Refugio Bobcats (13-1) in the State Semifinal round at Cypress Berry Center Stadium on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 6 p.m. The Stadium is at 8877 Barker Cypress Road, Cypress Texas 77433. The Bobcats advanced with a thrilling 27-21 win over the Shiner Comanches.

December 2, 2022 - Shelby County Varsity Football is down to the Timpson Bears in week 4 of playoffs - Texas UIL State Class 2A Division I Quarterfinals.

Friday, December 2
Timpson 34 - Cooper 13, Final Score