Sports

March 9, 2022 - The Joaquin softball game vs. Martinsville scheduled for today (03/09) has been rescheduled for tomorrow, March 10, 2022 at 5:30 p.m. in Joaquin.

March 8, 2022 - The Joaquin softball game vs. Martinsville scheduled for today (03/08) has been rescheduled for tomorrow (03/09) at 4:00 p.m. in Joaquin. 

Joaquin baseball games have been cancelled for today (03/08) and have been tentatively rescheduled for tomorrow (3/9) at 4:30 (JV) and 6:30 (V). 

March 8, 2022 - Tenaha Tigers congratulates the following athletes for making the 2021-2022 Basketball 23-2A All-District Selections

Offensive Player of the Year - Ja'Tyrian Moore (Sophomore)
Defensive Player of the Year - Jeremy Evans (Senior)

1st Team
Trindon Claiborne (Senior)
Brikelian Kenney (Freshman)

2nd Team
Jordan Ross (Sophomore)

Honorable Mention
Ja'Torion Moore (Freshman)
Kamarion Ross (Sophomore)

Academic All-District
Jordan Ross (Sophomore)

March 7, 2022 - Congratulations to the Lady Rams and Rams on 23-2A All-District Basketball Selections!!

1st Team All-District
Jayden Bass
Malik Stotts

2nd Team All-District
Juli King
Ke'Maria Wilson
Bennett Anglin

Honorable Mention
Madison Baker
Kaylea Neal
Kaleb Oswalt
Cole Bragg

Academic All-District
Madison Baker
Shelby Freeman
Cole Bragg
Bennett Anglin
Kate Fuller
Ke”Maria Wilson

Athens High School on March 4, 2022 -

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The Timpson Bears varsity basketball team were eliminated from the Texas Class 2A UIL State Basketball Playoffs after an 70-69 point elimination loss to the LaPoynor Flyers. Timpson was ranked the number 4 team in Texas and LaPoynor came into the playoffs as the number 10 seed.

The regional semifinal game came down to the final buzzer in the late stages. The Bears held a 69-64 advantage with 40 seconds left in the contest but a 3-pointer and a tip-in by the Flyer’s Kase Johnston tied the game at 69-69 with 16 seconds remaining.

The Bears kept fighting but lost possession on an end-line infraction which gave the Flyers the ball with 3.8 seconds left in the contest. Flyer Dijuan Whitehead later sank a free-throw which proved to be the difference in the contest.

The Bears were able to quickly move the ball downcourt and attempted to hit a game winner at the buzzer but the attempt missed.

The Bears season ends with a 25-5 win-loss record. Timpson’s Terry Bussey led the Bears with 26 points, Braden Courtney scored 15, Hunter Tipton 11, LT Washington 6, JJ Garner 4, Donovan Crocket and Jackson Campbell each had three and Vosky Howard scored one.

Head Coach Alex Cloudy's staff and the team had their work cut out for them as they started basketball preparations in mid December due to advancing to the State Semifinal round of the football playoffs. Hard work by the Bears and plenty of talent placed them in a position to be in this playoff which literally could have swung either way.

LaPoynor was led by Kase Johnston with 21 and Dijuan Whitehead with 18.

The Flyers are 32-6 and they advance to play Beckville in the regional final at Athens on Saturday, March 5, 2022 at 1 p.m. The winner will next play at the San Antonio Alamodome in the Texas UIL Basketball State Semifinals next Friday.

March 3, 2022 - After a long and successful basketball season, Center High School had two athletes receive top honors, Christopher Evans and Makel Johnson, as well as Coach Hiram Harrison who was named Coach of the Year.

Nine athletes were named in all from Center on the 2021-2022 District 17-4A Boy's Basketball All District team or received honorable mention. Five of the nine athletes also received Academic All-District recognition.

Congratulations to all selected!

MVP: Christopher Evans (Center, Junior)
Offensive MVP: Dreyon Barrett (Palestine, Senior)
Defensive MVP: Makel Johnson (Center, Senior)
District Newcomer: Elijah Cook (Palestine, Senior)
Coach of the Year: Hiram Harrison (Center)

1st Team:
Da'Nijholan Gipson (Center, Junior)
Kedrin Hinson (Center, Junior)
Emonte Cross (Center, Sophomore)
Taj'Shawn Wilson (Palestine, Junior)
Carlton Wiggins (Palestine, Junior)
Montrel Hatten (Carthage, Junior)
Anthony Riggans (Carthage, Senior)
Jemario Thomas (Jasper, Senior)
Zi'keice Simmons (Jasper, Junior)
Owen McCown (Rusk, Senior)
Aiden McCown (Rusk, Junior)
Kanaan Holder (Hudson, Senior)
Tysen Weeks (Hudson, Junior)

2nd Team:
Carson Bush (Center, Freshman)
Jamarine Moore (Center, Senior)
De'myzjean Martin (Palestine, Senior)
Freddy Lynch (Carthage, Senior)
Kameron Adams (Jasper, Junior)
Isaac Estrada (Hudson, Senior)
Ty'Anthony Smith (Jasper, Sophomore)
Kadadriane Bell (Carthage, Junior)
J'Corey Jackson (Palestine, Senior)
Jordan Walker (Palestine, Sophomore)

Honorable Mention:
Gerlle Abrams (Palestine, Sophomore)
Will McDaniel (Carthage, Junior)
Deionte Marry (Carthage, Junior)
Vincent Cabada (Carthage, Junior)
Heston Kelly (Rusk, Senior)
Breece Cathcart (Hudson, Junior)
Cameron Holcomb (Hudson, Sophomore)
Jerell Haffort (Jasper, Senior)
Jacquise Bell (Jasper, Senior)
Dean Lester (Center, Senior)
Wyatt Stone (Center, Senior)

Academic All-District:
Heston Kelly (Rusk Senior)
Aiden McCown (Rusk, Junior)
Owen McCown (Rusk, Senior)
Jarrett Henry (Palestine, Senior)
Kanaan Holder (Hudson, Senior)
Isaac Estrada (Hudson, Senior)
Tysen Weeks (Hudson, Junior)
Matthew Raney (Hudson, Junior)
Easton Smith (Hudson, Sophomore)
Cameron Holcomb (Hudson, Sophomore)
Carson Bush (Center, Freshman)
Christopher Evans (Center, Junior)
Kedrin Hinson (Center, Junior)
Dean Lester (Center, Senior)
Wyatt Stone (Center, Senior)
Freddy Lynch (Carthage, Senior)
Anthony Riggans (Carthage, Senior)
Braeden Wade (Carthage, Senior)
Montrel Hatten (Carthage, Junior)
Vincent Cabada (Carthage, Junior)
Kadadriane Bell (Carthage, Junior)
Will McDaniel (Carthage, Junior)
Jemario Thomas (Jasper, Senior)
Drevean Limbrick (Jasper, Senior)
Ty'Anthony Smith (Jasper, Sophomore)
Tylon Garrett (Jasper, Sophomore)

March 2, 2022 - Center Varsity travelled back to Tyler on February 18 to participate in the Bob Faulkner Invitational.

Results are as follows:

Boys A singles: Ian Williams - 3rd place
Boys B singles: Ryker Tomlin - 14th place
Boys A doubles: Levi Rodriguez / Lance Holloway - 1st place !!!
Boys B doubles: Ryan Jones / Erick Rojas - 6th place
Girls A doubles: Emilee Elliott / Sarah Scull - 1st place !!!
Girls B doubles: Reese Cockrell / Sayre Hall - 1st place !!!
Girls A singles: Brooke Gaddy - 1st in consolation
Girls B singles: Anna Hagler - 2nd place
Mixed B doubles: Ethan McElroy / Arista Lee - 1st in consolation
Mixed B doubles: Connor McCauley / Jalen Postell - 4th place

The team had a good showing which was highlighted by multiple medalist and 1st place finishers.

Upcoming for Varsity is the Longview Lobo invite with 24 schools on Thursday, March 3rd and it will be loaded with competition.

The Center Junior Varsity traveled to Whitehouse yesterday, March 1 and the results are as follows:

Boys A singles: Octavio Hernandez - quarterfinalist
Boys B singles: Wade Collard - quarterfinalist
Girls B singles: Gracie Boys - 1st place !!!
Boys A doubles: Ryan Arndt / Charlie Corbell - 1st in consolation
Boys B doubles: Logan Galindo / Nate Solis - consolation finalist
Girls A doubles: Autum Andrusick / Kaylee Olivas - double eliminated
Girls B doubles: Kate Ford / Kaitlyn Hewitt - 4th place
Mixed A doubles: John Ford / Chloe Rachal - 2nd place
Mixed B doubles: Luke Fausett / Amanda Lopez - 1st in consolation

Another good showing with multiple medalists.

The JV will travel again on Tuesday, March 8 to Spring Hill.


Halle Bonner advances to State Meet.

March 2, 2022 - The Joaquin Lady Rams Powerlifting Team had seven girls qualify for the Regional Meet: Emma Barton, Lauren Neal, Halle Bonner, Kyleigh Avery, Shelbi Miller, Emma Raybon, and Riley Mullins (not pictured).

These girls competed at Rice High School in the Region 3 -1A/2A Division. We are extremely excited and proud of the hard work these ladies put in this season. Every lifter set a personal best at the meet.

Congratulations ladies on a job well done. Halle Bonner finished 2nd in her division and will represent Joaquin at the State Powerlifting Meet in Corpus Christi on March 16th. Good luck Halle!


From left: Emma Barton, Lauren Neal, Halle Bonner, and Emma Raybon


From left: Kyleigh Avery and Shelbi Miller

Athens High School on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 -

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The Center Roughriders varsity basketball team fell to Waco Connally High School, by a 71-57 final score, during their Texas UIL Region III Quarterfinal elimination game. The game was close early and the Connally Cadets only led by a single point at 11-10 at the end of the first quarter.

The lead swapped hands four times during the second stanza but the Cadets were able to scratch their way to a 29-25 lead by the halftime break. Connally gained a ten point advantage with three minutes left in the third period but the Roughriders came back late to cut the Cadets lead to just 6 points at 43-37 when the buzzer sent the game into the final period.

Connally outscored Center 28-20 points during the fourth period to take the 71-57 win.

Center ends their 2022 season with a 23-10 season mark. They came in as the District 174A first place representative. The 'Riders were led by Jamarion Evans with 21 points. Emonte Cross scored 14 and Kedrin Hinson scored ten.

The Cadets came in as the first place seed for District 18 with a 31-3 mark. They were led by Jelani McDonald with 22 points. Connally now advances to the Region III Semifinals where they will face Silsbee High School.

March 1, 2022 - The Bi-District Champion Roughriders will play Connally Cadets at Athens High School on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 at 6 p.m. Tickets are $6 adults and $4 students. Passes accepted are THSCA, TABC, UIL District passes, and Senior Citizen passes.

Live Stream of the game - The Roughrider Sports Team is proud to present a live stream of round three of the basketball playoffs: the Center Roughriders vs the Waco-Connolly Cadets. Tip-off is 6:00 so the Farmers State Bank Pregame show will begin at 5:45 featuring insights from Coach Munoz. Also, the Abundant Love Ministries Halftime Show features a visit with Center Soccer Coach Gerardo Martinez.

Find the live stream at the following link twitch.tv (roughridersports).

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