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Friday, January 18, 2019, Timpson Bears Gymnasium –

Both Timpson High School’s Varsity Boys and Girls teams took lopsided District 22 Class 2A basketball conference wins over visiting Joaquin on Friday. The Lady Bears beat Joaquin’s Lady Rams by a 54-17 score and the Bear’s beat the Rams by a 55-17 margin.

The Lady Bears gained a lead in the first three minutes of the game and never looked back. They led 20-4 at the end of the first quarter. The second period proved to be a defensive battle as Timpson only outscored Joaquin 6-2, and they extended their lead to 26-6 at the halftime intermission.

The Lady Bears once again outscored the Lady Rams in the third period, by a 19-8 advantage. The score was 45-14 when they headed to the fourth quarter. A 3-pointer by Lady Rams freshman Victoria Byrd proved to be the only points scored for Joaquin in the fourth period as Timpson built their lead to 54-17 by game’s end.

The win improved Timpson’s record to 24-4 overall. Their district mark is 8-1. They lead the conference. Joaquin is now at 9-16 for the season and they are in seventh place in conference standings with a 1-8 mark.

JaKaria Deckard and Harlie Ware each scored 12 points to lead the Lady Bears. Other Timpson players were McKenzie Burgay 7, Claire Johnson 6, Laiton Braddock 6, Brylee Behrens 5, Sara Duke 3, and Tycluna Earl three points.

Victoria Byrd led the Lady Rams with 9 points. Riley Sherrod scored 6, and Kaylea Neal scored two points for Joaquin.

The Timpson Bears Boys Varsity defeated the visiting Joaquin Rams by a 55-17 final score on Friday. The Bears wasted no time as they jumped out to a 15-2 lead by the end of the first period. By halftime Timpson had ballooned their lead over Joaquin to 26-7.

The Bears gained ground in the third stanza by outscoring the Rams 20-8. The fourth period was a defensive battle but Timpson scored 9 points and Joaquin scored 4, which ended the game at 55-17.

The Bears are now 1-3 in District 22 Class 2A play. Joaquin has fell to 0-4 in conference action.

The Lady Rams and Rams Varsity teams will host Tenaha High School next Tuesday January 22, 2019, at 6 p.m.

Timpson will travel to Martinsville on Tuesday, January 22, 2019 for a 6 p.m. tipoff with the Lady Pirates, varsity boy’s action will follow.

January 18, 2019 - Tenaha basketball JV boys will play Saturday, January 19th at the Joaquin Tourney. First game is at 9am and 2nd game is at 2pm. Girls do not play.

January 17, 2019 - The Shelbyville Dragons basketball varsity girls and varsity boys will play against Martinsville on Friday, January 18 at Martinsville with a 6:00pm game time. 

January 17, 2019 - Tenaha ISD announces a game location change for the 7/8th Grade basketball team versus Shelbyville. The game starts at 5pm in Shelbyville.


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Shelbyville Dragons Gymnasium, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 –

The Shelbyville Lady Dragons defended their home court Tuesday by defeating the San Augustine Lady Wolves by a 42-30 score. The Lady Dragons now stand at 6-2 in District 22 Class 2A play and they have a 16-5 overall season record.

TyKevia Blount scored on two fast breaks near the end of the first period to help give Shelbyville a narrow 9-7 lead but a putback shot by Lady Wolf Emily Wolf tied the game at 9-9 to end of the opening frame. Shelbyville was able to get eight points from Forward Brooke Elliot which helped the Lady Dragons gain a 23-15 lead by the halftime break.

The San Augustine defense stiffened during the third stanza and the Lady Wolves outpaced Shelbyville by scoring 7 points during the third frame and they only allowed the Lady Dragons 2 points. This made the game close going into the final period as Shelbyville’s lead was 25-23.

Shelbyville was able to get multiple scores from Elliot and Jasmine Osby to help outpace the Lady Wolves by a 17-7 margin in the fourth quarter. Brooke Elliot led the Lady Dragons with 13 points, teammate Jasmine Osby added nine,  TyKevia Blount 8, Jakaitlyn Bolton 5, Kiana Bennett 3, MicKenzie Murry 2, and Taniya Barnes also scored two points for the Lady Dragons.

Cidacia Clifton led the Lady Wolves with 12 points.

The Lady Dragons will host the Martinsville Lady Pirates on Friday, January 19, 2019 at 5 p.m.

Shelbyville Dragons Gymnasium, Tuesday, January 15, 2019 -

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The Shelbyville Dragons varsity basketball team beat the visiting San Augustine Wolves by a 77-47 score on Tuesday. The Dragons are now 5-0 in District 22 Class 2A play and they are boasting a 23-2 overall record for the season.

Nine first-quarter points by Jordan Boykins helped the Dragon gain a 16-12 advantage by the end of the first quarter. Five steals and five buckets by Dragons points guard Jay Buckley helped the Dragons gain a 34-24 lead by the halftime intermission.

Shelbyville exploded to outscore San Augustine 24-6 in the third period and the Dragons led 61-30 going into the final quarter.

Shelbyville Head Coach David Schmidt emptied the bench in the final stanza but San Augustine made up little ground and took the 77-47, 30-points win.

Jay Buckley had 28 points during the game and led all scorers from both teams. Cole Ferguson and fellow Dragon Jordan Boykins each had 14 points each. Jakevion Calhoun had nine points. Keyshawn McCollister scored four. Four Dragons had two points each, Kutrick Allen, H’Leighen McClelland, Caleb Campbell, and Kolby Parker.

High scorer for San Augustine were JD Holman with 12 points.

The Dragons are looking to return to the Class 2A Texas State Basketball Tournament after going 32-4 last season before falling to Stinnett West Texas in the semifinal round. Stinnett High School eventually defeated Thorndale in the title game for the Class 2A crown.

January 15, 2019 - Joaquin Basketball announces there will only be two home varsity games played today, January 15th with a start time of 5:00 pm.

Submitted by Steven McCann, Women's Athletic Director

Center Roughriders Gymnasium, Friday, January 11, 2019 -

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The Center Roughriders varsity basketball team saw a close District 20 Class 4A game slip away during a 51-42 loss to the visiting Carthage Bulldogs. This game served as both teams conference opener.

Seven points, in the first period, from junior guard Jayden Hicks helped the Roughriders keep pace in the early stages and the two teams ended the first quarter of play tied at 11-11. Hicks finished the game with a game-high 21 points for the night.

Carthage was able to outscore Center 9-7 in the second period and the Bulldogs took a narrow 20-18 advantage into the halftime intermission.

Carthage outscored Center once again in the third period but only by a single point 15-14. The two teams headed to the fourth quarter with Carthage leading 35-32.

Carthage got nine points during the fourth period from senior guard Stephen Darden which helped them extend their final lead to nine points. Kai Horton led the Bulldogs with 15 points for the night.

The Roughriders are coached by Hiram Harrison and are now 6-12 overall.  They are at 0-1 in conference action.  They will travel to Hudson High School on Tuesday, January 15, 2019 for a 7 p.m. tipoff with the Hornets. The Hornets had a bye for district play on Friday. Their record stands at 14-10 for the season.

January 11, 2019 - Over the ten year history of Tenaha Soccer the Lady Tigers had never beaten 4A Center. Ten years ago, the Lady Tigers made history as the first Class A soccer team in Texas High School history. And yesterday, history was made once again with the “Shelby County Girls’ Soccer Championship” win over the 4A Roughriders. 

With the soccer season barely underway, the girls’ soccer team has several wins in their column. They have defeated New Summerfield, 2-1, Gladewater 3-2, and Center 2-1 in penalty kicks. The Lady Tiger’s only loss was to 3A Waskom, 4-0. 

They will be playing Carthage Saturday morning, January 12th, in the Waskom Tournament and if they take the win they will play for the championship. Coach Lauri Sisk and Lady Tigers’ Soccer team is off to a great start for the 2019 soccer season.

January 10, 2019 - Shelbyville Basketball games scheduled January 11 (Friday) will begin at 5:00 pm. Games are Jr. Varsity Boys, Varsity Girls and Varsity Boys versus Tenaha.