Sports

Zavalla High School Eagle’s Gymnasium, Friday, February 22, 2019 - 

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The Tenaha Tigers jumped out to a 28-11 lead by the end of the first quarter of Friday’s Area Basketball Playoff with the Evadale Rebels. Tenaha got a game-high 40 points from senior guard JaQualin Franks in the effort, the Tigers never trailed during the contest. Teammate Erik Smith scored 21 points to help in the win. Rebel Jacob Splawn had a team-high 25 points for Evadale.

By halftime Tenaha built their lead to 45-23 using an aggressive defensive press to force 9 Evadale turnovers. Tiger’s head coach Greg Jenkins kept fresh personnel in the game which helped THS wear down the Rebels and build their lead to 61-36 by the conclusion of the third stanza.

Tenaha outscored Evadale 28-20 in the final frame to build the game’s final score to 89-56. Tenaha came into the contest as the third place representative of District 22 2A. Evadale was the first place team for District 24. The Tigers will now face the second seed of District 22, Woden High School, Woden beat Broaddus 52-48 on Friday. Tenaha and Woden split a pair of games during district play with the Tigers winning the most recent matchup by a 52-48 score on February 12. The rematch will take place at Panola College in Carthage on Tuesday, February 26, 2019. Tipoff is at 7 p.m.

February 22, 2019 - The Timpson Lady Bears have made history for Timpson ISD and will play in the regional tournament in Bryan Friday night, February 22nd at 8:00pm. Their opponent is Marlin. Good Luck Lady Bears!

February 21, 2019 - The Colmesneil Baseball Tourney and Cushing Softball Tourney have both been cancelled.

February 21, 2019 - The Dragons will play Friday, February 22 at Woodville High School against Hull-Daisetta. Game time is 7:00 pm and the Dragons will be the visitors.

Central Heights High School, Tuesday, February 19, 2019 -

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The Shelbyville Boys varsity basketball team avoided elimination by defeating the Gary Bobcats in a Bi-District UIL Playoff elimination game by an 85-46 score. The game was played at Central Heights High School which was a neutral site.

The Dragons jumped out to an early 5-0 lead and never trailed during the contest. Junior Dragons’ point guard Jay Buckley had a game-high 31 points in the win. He had 15 points at halftime and 29 by the conclusion of the third period.

Shelbyville took a 22-6 lead by the end of the first quarter and led 45-20 at halftime. The Dragons went on a 15-0 run at the start of the third stanza and led 56-21 with six minutes remaining in the third quarter.

Jordan Boykins scored 19 points for the Dragons, Kolby Parker 12 points on 4, 3-pointers for the Dragons. Teammate Cole Ferguson added 8, LD Coleman 7, Jakevian Calhoun 4, H’Leighton McCleland 2, and Kurtric Allen also scored two points.

Cole McDaniel led the Gary Bobcats with ten points and was the only GHS player in double figures.
The Dragons, coached by David Schmidt, are now 33-3 for the season and will move to the Area Round of the UIL Playoffs. The time, opponent, and site of the next playoff game will be posted on Thursday.

February 19, 2019 - Joaquin Youth Sports are having Baseball/Softball signups on February 19th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Late signup is February 21st from 6:00pm to 7:00 pm. There will be a $10 late fee on the 21st.

February 14, 2019 - The Basketball Playoff Preview Tournament is this weekend! Games begin Friday at 1pm (see schedule below). There will be Famous Fried Fish baskets and Shrimp baskets sold through the concession stand for $7 and drink for $2 beginning at 5pm. Tickets will be $5.

TABC Passes accepted. No district passes accepted.

Basketball Playoff Preview Tournament Schedule
(Home team listed second)

Friday, February 15th
1pm - Big Sandy vs Pine Tree
2:30pm - Malakoff vs Diboll
4:00pm - Atlanta vs Coldsprings
5:30pm - Shelbyville vs East Chambers
7:00pm - Grapeland vs John Tyler
8:30pm - Carthage vs Tenaha

Saturday, February 16th 
12:00pm - Linden-Kildare vs Martinsville
1:30pm - Dekalb vs Lovelady
3:00pm - Redwater vs Broaddus

February 14, 2019 - The Dragons play February 19 at 7:30pm versus Gary at Central Heights. District and Coaches Passes will be accepted.

Nacogdoches High School Gymnasium, Tuesday, February 12, 2019 -

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The Center Lady Roughriders Varsity Basketball Team fell to the Rusk Lady Eagles by a 35-30 score. The game was a Bi-District playoff played at Nacogdoches High School's Dragons Gymnasium, a neutral site, to determine the winner between District 19 and 20 Class 4A schools.

Four points during the first period, by Lady ‘Riders postman JaKayla Parks, helped Center take a 10-7 lead by the end of the first quarter. Parks had twelve points by halftime which helped CHS carry a 20-19 advantage into the locker room at the midway break. She led the Roughriders by scoring a game-high 19 points for the day.

Kenyada Kincade hit two 3-point shots which helped Rusk overtake Center and led 29-24 going into the fourth quarter. Center and Rusk each scored six points during the fourth period which proved to be a frantic defensive battle.

Junior point guard RaNaiya Kennedy led the Lady Eagles with 14 points.

Center’s season ends with the team posting a 19-14 record. They were 4-4 in District 20 4A action.

February 12, 2019 - All Set!!! The Lady Tigers are set for the Area Round of the Playoffs. Tenaha will take on Broaddus in Cushing on Thursday, February 14 at 7pm. The Lady Tigers will be the Home Team. Let's get there and help give our gals an Area Win on Valentine's Day!!

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