Center High School Library, Monday, November 18, 2019 –

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Monday saw Center senior student athletes Jasmine Cooks and Kalei LaRock sign college letters of intent to attend North East Texas Community College of Mount Pleasant.

Center Roughriders Athletic Director Scott Ponder opened the ceremony activities with several dozen faculty, media, students and relatives in attendance.

Jasmine Cooks is starting pitcher for the Lady ‘Riders and plans to major in psycology and also minor in Criminal Justice. When asked where she plans to play next year she stated, “Pitching or anywhere that needs a position filled.” She said about the college, “We met the students and faculty while touring campus and it felt a lot like Center!”

Kalei LaRock plans to major in psycology as well. She plans to play first or third base but is a versatile player capable of being used wherever there’s a need. LaRock said, “Mount Pleasant and the college made us feel welcome and it feels like a second home.”

November 18, 2019 - Joaquin ISD will play Friday, November 22nd in the Area Round of the football playoffs against Alto in Lufkin at Abe Martin Stadium. Game time is at 7:30pm. Admission is adults $7 and students $5. Passes accepted at the game are THSCA and District 10 & 11 AA. The Rams are the Visitors.

November 18, 2019 - The Texas Parks and Wildlife Whizbang finals were held at the National Shooting Complex in San Antonio on October 26. To qualified for the finals a 4H shooter must participate in a minimum of six county shoots throughout the 2018-2019 4H calendar year.

In September, only the top five shooters in each age division are invited back to the finals. Shelby County 4H Shooter Eddie Turk made the whizbang finals in the junior division. This is Eddie’s first year shooting with 4H. It is quite an accomplishment to make the finals and be one of the top five shooters in the state of Texas.

Congratulations, Eddie! Thanks for representing Shelby County so well.

Friday, November 16, 2019. Henderson Lions Stadium -

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The Joaquin Rams varsity football team beat the Shelbyville Dragons by a 39-0 score to win a bi-district playoff game and move on to the area round of the UIL Football Playoffs next Friday.

The Rams are now 9-2 this season and came into postseason play as the runner-up representative of District 11 2A. Shelbyville finished the season at 7-4 and was third place representative of District 12.

The Rams took their first lead on a 39-yard touchdown completion to Maddox Hutchins with 5:56 minutes left in the first quarter. Jesus Bravo added his first of what would be three extra point kicks on the night. This gave Joaquin a 7-0 advantage. The Rams extended their lead to 14-0 when they recovered a Shelbyville fumble in the endzone with 5:36 still remaining in the opening stanza.

Two second quarter touchdowns scored by Lorenzo Lane and Gunner Nelson gave the Rams a 26-0 lead going into the locker room at the midway break.

Nelson scored his second touchdown of the evening with 9:53 left in the third period. This put JHS ahead 33-0.

The final score of the night came when Brandon Soto recovered and scored on a deflected field goal attempt at the end of the third quarter. This gave Joaquin a 39-0 lead.

Joaquin will face the 11-0 Alto Yellowjackets at Lufkin’s Abe Martin Stadium at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, November 22, 2019. This will be the Area round of playoffs.

November 15, 2019 - Scores from round 1 of the Football Playoffs.

Thursday, November 14
Timpson 12 - Groveton 47, Final Score

Friday, November 15
Center 42 - Hamshire-Fannett 50, Final Score
Joaquin 39 - Shelbyville 0, Final Score

November 15, 2019 - Tenaha's Basketball season has begun! Click here to see the updated full composite schedule which includes boys and girls junior high, junior varsity, and varsity games.

November 12, 2019 - The City of Center would like to announce Little Dribbler sign-ups. Sign-ups will be held at the Center Middle School Cafeteria on November 12, 14, and 15 from 5:00pm to 7:00pm.

All children ages 4-12 are eligible to play and the cost to play is $60 per child. Each child must present an original or notarized copy of their birth certificate. Anyone interested in coaching or volunteering, please notify a board member at sign-ups.

A late fee of $15 is charged on all sign-ups after Friday, November 15th.

For more information contact Jason Mitchell, City of Center Recreation Director at 936-590-7196.

November 13, 2019 - The Center Roughriders will play Hampshire Phanet in Woodville, Texas on Friday, November 15th at 7:30pm. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students.

Roughrider Stadium will be hosting New Diana versus Newton on Thursday, November 14th with a 7:30pm game time.

Roughrider Stadium will also host Elysian Fields versus Hemphill game at 6pm on Saturday, November 16th.

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 –

Four of Shelby County’s five varsity football teams will be headed to postseason playoffs this week.

The Center Roughriders are 6-4 and they're the second seeded team from District 9 4A. They will face the Hamshire-Fannett Longhorns 6-3 at Woodville High School on Friday, November 15, 2019 at 7:30 p.m.


The Joaquin Rams (8-2) will face the Shelbyville Dragons (7-3) at Henderson Lions Football Stadium on Friday, November 15, 2019. Shelbyville won a pre-district meeting between these teams by a single point. Joaquin is the second place representative of District 11 2A. Shelbyville is the third place representative of District 12. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.


The Timpson Bears (5-5) will face the Groveton Indians (8-2) on Thursday, November 14, 2019 at 7:30 p.m. at Rusk Eagles Stadium. Timpson is the third place representative of District 11 2A and Groveton is the second place seed from District 12.

November 12, 2019 - Below are highlights from Junior Varsity and Middle School football games played last week against Jasper.

Center Freshman Football Team vs Jasper

Offensive Standouts - Tucker Scarber, Mason Perry
Defensive Standouts - Eric Allen, Hagen Craig

Center Junior Varsity Football Team vs Jasper

Offensive Standouts - Timothy Davis, Jamarion Evans
Defensive Standouts - Brayden Britt, Chandler Jones

Center Middle School Football Team vs Jasper

7th Grade White Team
Offensive Standouts - Hunter Hooks, Brent Smith
Defensive Standouts - Hunter Hooks, Wesley Calhoun

7th Grade PurpleTeam
Offensive Standouts - Logan Horton, Timothy Johnson
Defensive Standouts - Travis Belin (Interception)

8th Grade Purple Team
Offensive Standouts - Lance Wilburn - 1 touchdown, Jayden Kaua'i-Kekaha, Chase Duckett, Jackson Parker
Defensive Standouts - David Trejo

8th Grade White Team - Center won 8-0.
Offensive Standouts - Christopher Morales - 1 touchdown, Or’Larriyian Moore
Defensive Standouts - Daviun Barnes, Christopher Morales, Jakeridyn Simon, A great effort from the entire team.