Rusk Eagles Ballpark Complex, Friday, May 10, 2019 -
The Shelbyville Dragons Varsity Baseball Team has advanced through the Area Round of the UIL Baseball Playoffs by defeating the Alto Yellow Jackets, in both Game 1 and Game 2, by a 2-1 score.
The Dragons improved their season record to 21-4 after winning District 23 Class 2A with an unblemished 16-0 mark. Alto’s season ends with them posting a 13-11 overall mark. The ‘Jackets were the second place representative of District 22 2A with a 7-5 district mark.
Game 1 saw Shelbyville’s Kolby Parker struck out 12 Alto batters as he threw a complete game, giving up only three hits and nine walks. Alto’s Foster Hall threw six innings striking out five Dragons and walking one. Yellow Jacket Todd Duplichain struck out one batter and walked one in a last inning relief pitching role.
Trevor Wilburn scored Game One’s first run when he reached home on a bases’ loaded walk in the top of the first inning. Alto tied the game at 1-1 in the bottom of the fifth inning but Shelbyville scored the game’s final run when Kaleb Campbell scored on a fielder’s choice in the top of the sixth frame.
Game 2 was a no-hitter for Shelbyville starter Zack Clark who pitched the whole game, striking out seven AHS batters and only giving up 5 walks. Alto only had six baserunners and scored their sole run on an error by the Dragon’s infield.
Kolby Parker scored the Dragon’s first run when he walked to start off the bottom of the first inning and scored later on a Yellow Jacket error. Grady Clay gave SHS a 2-0 lead after reaching base on a 2-out infield hit in the bottom of the fourth inning, he then came home on an error by a Alto infielder on a hot grounder hit by Kolby Parker.
Shelbyville will face Cushing in the State Quarterfinals round next. The time and date will be made available later.
May 10, 2019 - Shelbyville Dragons won their first and second game against Alto May 10, 2019 in the Baseball Area Playoffs being held in Rusk. Both games ended with a score of 2-1 and the Dragons Area Champions! The Dragons advance to the Regional Quarterfinals to play against either Gary or Cushing who play tomorrow.
May 6, 2019 - Shelbyville Dragon Baseball Area Playoffs May 10-11, 2019, Shelbyville vs. Alto in Rusk for a 3 Game Series.
- Game 1 is Friday at 5:00
- Game 2 is 30 minutes after game 1
- Game 3 is Saturday at 11:00 if necessary.
Shelbyville will be in the 3rd Base dugout.
Tickets are $4 and $2.
May 2, 2019 - (Update): Due to bad weather, Thursday's Round 1 Roughrider Playoff Game v Rusk was rescheduled. Weather permitting, the game will be today at 6:00. The Roughrider Broadcast Team will carry the game on Facebook Live at the Roughrider Radio Broadcast Team Facebook Page. The Ray Jones Chevrolet Pre-game is scheduled for 5:40 with the Ford Focus on player Juan Gonzalez. First pitch, 6:00. Stay tuned through the Farmers State Bank Postgame Show live from the field.
Game Two and possibly three is scheduled for tomorrow. The Broadcast Team will carry those as well with pre-game starting twenty minutes before first pitch.
It's Round 1 presented by Sabine State Bank on Facebook Live Friday and Saturday!
The Roughriders' First Round Playoff Series scheduled for Thursday, Friday, and Saturday will be broadcast via Facebook Live. It's "The Playoffs, presented by Sabine State Bank."
The first round is scheduled in Rusk for Thursday night. The Ray Jones Pre-Game begins at 6:40 featuring insights from Coach Davis and our Ford Focus on senior Juan Gonzalez. The first pitch is 7:00. Stay connected through the Farmers State Bank post-game show featuring live interviews with coaches and players.
It's Center v Rusk in Round 1 Thursday night on the Roughrider Radio Broadcast Team Facebook Page!
Shelbyville High School, Wednesday April 26, 2019 -
Last Wednesday Shelbyville High School was the site for the Fourth Annual Shelbyville Special Olympics competition. Participants from sponsors including Center, Tenaha, Shelbyville, Diboll, San Augustine, Lufkin, the BHS Wildcats, Nacogdoches County, Timpson, Joaquin, and Temple Intermediate competed in track and field competitions.
Around 300-400 kids competed with several hundred supporters on hand to cheer them on.
Updated April 29, 2019 - The Play Off Baseball game against Broaddus has been move to Wednesday, May 1, at 6:00 P.M. here in Shelbyville.
The change was made due to the chance for inclement weather.
April 25, 2019 - The Shelbyville Dragons will play Broaddus in the 1st round of the playoffs on Thursday, May 2 and Friday, May 3.
Game 1: Thursday at 6:00 pm in Shelbyville
Game 2: Friday at 5:00 pm in Broaddus
Game 3: 30 minutes after if necessary
There will be no gate.
Nacogdoches High School Softball Complex, Friday, April 26, 2019 -
The Joaquin Lady Rams Varsity Softball Team fell to the Grapeland Sandiettes by an 8-6 score on Friday. The game was a bi-district Class 2A playoff between District 21 and District 22 schools. Joaquin’s season ended with them posting an 18-10 overall season and a 12-4 District 22 mark.
Grapeland now stands at 16-8 and they will move on to face the Woden Eagles next week.
Grapeland rallied in the top of the first inning and led 3-0 until Joaquin scored a run of their own in the bottom of the second inning, when Kalie Brooks led off by drawing a walk and she then scored on a hit by Ebbie McCann. Grapeland added two more runs to their tally in the top of the third inning and led 5-1. The Lady Sandiettes scored another run in the top of the fourth inning when Haylee Reed led off the inning with a double and was driven in by a double off the leftfield wall by teammate Kiera DeCluette. Kalie Brooks fired a strike to third base from the outfield to minimize the damage for Joaquin and this helped shorten the Grapeland at-bat.
Brooks started out the bottom of the fourth inning with a lead-off single to leftfield . Joaquin then scored three runs with a 2-out rally which cut Grapeland’s lead to 6-4.
Joaquin’s JJ Bass started another 2-out rally for Joaquin in the bottom of the sixth frame with a single up the middle to centerfield. Chloe Mason scored Bass with a single and then she herself ended up at third base after a Grapeland throwing error. Molly Mason scored Chloe Mason with a double to leftfield later in the inning. This cut the Grapeland lead to 7-6 but they later scored what would prove to be the final run in the top of the seventh inning.
Grapeland pitcher Cadie Currie struck out seven Joaquin batters, and walked four during the contest. She gave up 11 hits.
Joaquin’s Chloe Mason struck out three and walked three. She gave up 11 hits.
April 26, 2019 - The Lady Dragons will play Saturday, April 27 at 7:00 pm in Palestine HS versus Groveton.
April 26, 2019 - Alec Dykes attended the regional golf tournament yesterday, April 26th. He tied for 22nd out of 83 total golfers. He did not qualify for the state tournament but competed well on a tough course. Alec shot an 88 in the first round while playing through tough rainy conditions, Alec’s improved by 3 strokes on his second round shooting an 85. Alec played hard and represented his school and district very well.
April 25, 2019 - Center High School athletic Updates for Baseball, Track, and Tennis are below.
Center versus Rusk Bi-District Playoffs are Thursday, May 2nd at Rusk HS 7pm and Friday, May 3rd at center HS 7pm. Saturday game, if needed, will be at Rusk HS at 2pm. Ticket prices are $5 Adults, $3 students and $2 seniors. All passes will be taken.
The following girls qualified for the Region III 4A meet at Sam Houston State University on Friday and Saturday:
4X100 and the 4X200 relays were area Runner-up. 4x100 Relay team members are Americus Sparks, Ja'Kayla Parks, Shakaidria Hubbard, Patience Cherry, and Malaishia Cartwright. 4x200 Relay team members are Malaishia Cartwright, Patience Cherry, Shakaidria Hubbard, Ja'Kayla Parks, and Americus Sparks.
4X400 meter relay team is Area Champion. 4x400 Relay team members are Allison Steuver, Mahalia Ratcliff, Cathy Whisenant, Patience Cherry, Ja'Kayla Parks, and Americus Sparks.
Alex Patton also qualified for the Regional Meet in shotput. Malashia Cartwright will participate in 200 meters.
Jesus Gonzalez and Jakerrion Watson will participate at the Region III 4A meet at Sam Houston State University on Friday and Saturday as well. Jesus will compete in the 2-mile and 3200. Jakerrion Watson will compete in the long jump.
Out of the 12 Riders who advanced to the Regional tournament, 6 returned with medals and 3 advanced to the State Meet.
Boys Singles: Senior Juan Gonzalez - 2nd place (State Qualifier)
Boys Doubles: Seniors Keaton Watlington and Mauricio Rojas-Solis - 2nd place (State Qualifiers)
Girls Singles: Junior Keelan Williams - 3rd place
Mixed Doubles: Juniors Alec Dykes and Caroline Scull - 3rd place
Girls Doubles: Seniors Katie Nehring and Maddie Russell - Region Quarterfinal
Girls Singles: Freshman Sarah Scull - Region round of 16
Boys Doubles: Sophomores JackCallen Watlington and Collin Jones - Region Quarterfinal
Boys Singles: Freshman Ian Williams - Region Quarterfinal