July 12, 2021 - Abi DePriest, from Tenaha and a 11th grade student at Carthage High School has earned a position on the Texas National High School rodeo team and will be traveling with fellow teammates to Lincoln, Nebraska to compete at the 73rd Annual National High School Finals Rodeo (NHSFR) in the Light Rifle Target Shooting competition.

Featuring more than 1,650 contestants from 44 states, five Canadian Provinces, Australia, Mexico and New Zealand, the NHSFR is the world's largest rodeo. In addition to competing for more than $150,000 in prizes and over $200,000 in added money, NHSFR contestants will also be competing for more than $375,000 in college scholarships and the chance to be named an NHSFR World Champion. To earn this title, contestants must finish in the top 20 — based on their combined times/scores in the first two rounds — to advance to Saturday evening's final round. World champions will then be determined based on their three-round combined times/scores.

Again, this year, the Saturday championship performance will be televised nationally as a part of the Cinch High School Rodeo Tour telecast series on RFD-TV. LIVE broadcasts of each NHSFR performance will air online at Performance times begin at 7pm on July 18th and competition continues daily at 9am and 7pm through July 24th. Make sure to catch the action!

Along with great rodeo competition and the chance to meet new friends from around the world, NHSFR contestants have the opportunity to enjoy shooting sports, volleyball, contestant dances, family-oriented activities, church services sponsored by Golden Spur Ministries, and shopping at the NHSFR tradeshow.

To follow your local favorites at the NHSFR, visit daily for complete results. For ticket information, visit

Center Lion’s Club Ballpark on Monday, July 12, 2021 –

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Center is currently hosting and participating in their final Dixie state tournament of the 2021 season. Play will continue throughout the rest of today for Texas boy’s teams ages from 9-11 years old.

Yesterday the Center boys 11U team was narrowly eliminated when they fell to the Hallsville team in the semifinal round by a 9-8 run final score. Center fought back late after trailing 6-1 in the third inning.

Yesterday afternoon the 9U Center team moved on to play today (Monday) at 10 a.m. after defeating Livingston by a 13-3 score. Livingston led 2-1 in the bottom of the first inning but Center took a 3-2 lead in the third frame and steadily added to this lead throughout the contest.

Center Lions Club Ballpark on Monday, June 28, 2021 –

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The second of three Dixie Baseball League Playoff Series tournaments which are held in Center is in progress after elimination games were in progress throughout this weekend. Local and area teams have been competing since Friday with play continuing through today.

Among the teams are teams from Center/Shelby County, Shelbyville, Hudson, Livingston, Dayton, Splendora, Rusk, Panola, West Rusk, Fairfield, Bullard, Marshall, Kilgore, Chapel Hill, EMC, and Tarkington.

June 22, 2021 - The first Annual Ram Youth Football Camp will be held Thursday, July 29th and Friday, July 30th from 6pm until 8pm each evening at the Joaquin HS Football Field. Kids entering 1st grade through 8th grade are invited! The cost is free and campers will also receive a free camp t-shirt!

Family Members are welcome to stay and watch. Our Athletic Booster Club will be offering dinner plates for $10 and will also have the concession stand open for drinks.

  • Thursday Night – Hamburger Plates
  • Friday Night – Fish Plates

Mail Camp Flyer and Liability Form to: Joaquin ISD Attn: Youth Football Camp 11109 Hwy 84 East Joaquin, TX 75954 or return form to JHS Administration Office or any JHS Football Coach. For questions contact Wade Lawson (936-269-3128 Ext. 438) Office or (936-645-7135) Cell or email

Center Middle School Gymnasium on Wednesday, June 16, 2021 –

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Shelby County has no shortage of summer activities this year. Among the things available to kids in the area was Center’s Roughrider Basketball Camp for fifth graders.

Roughrider staff was seen coaching the participants in fundamental skills including, ball handling, passing, dribbling and teamwork. The Center School District appears to have a bright future as a lot of hard work has been seen in this week’s girl’s camp and last week’s junior high school boy’s camp.

Center Lions Ballpark on Saturday, June 12, 2021 –

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Saturday morning saw the Center and Rusk coach-pitch baseball teams kick off the second day of tournament baseball play. Rusk was able to build a 4-0 lead in the top of the first inning. They extended their lead to 13-0 in the second frame and eventually took a 20-1 win after the league’s mercy run rule came into effect at the end of the third inning.

More tournament state elimination play continues on this weekend at Center’s ballpark.

Friday, June 11, 2021 at Center Lions Club Ballpark –

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Yesterday saw Center’s Dixie League begin their tournament playoff season with the year’s first Coach-pitch game being played between Rusk and Hudson.

Rusk gained a 4-0 run advantage in the first inning and led 9-0 by the second inning. They eventually took a 16-1 win in a 3-inning game which was shortened due to mercy-rule.

Saturday will see local and other teams from Texas compete in more Coach-pitch and T-ball action throughout the 3-day tournament.

June 8, 2021 - The softball clinic scheduled for today, June 8th has been cancelled due to weather.

May 27, 2021 (Flyer) - As the 2021 school year comes to an end, Joaquin Lady Rams would like to invite you to participate in some wonderful opportunities this summer to improve your basketball and softball skills.

Both skills clinics are for girls entering 3rd through 7th grade and includes a $30 Registration Fee.

The Summer Basketball Skills N' Drills is on Mondays and Wednesdays starting June 7th for 8 days total (June 7, 9, 14, 16, 21, 23, 28, 30) from 10:30am until 12 noon in the JHS Gym. Registration will be on June 7th at the JHS gym at 10:00am. For more information, contact Mindy Bragg at 936-591-1093.

The Summer Softball Skills Clinic is on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting June 8th for 8 days (June 8, 10, 15, 17, 22, 24, 29, and July 1) from 1pm to 3pm at the JHS softball field. Registration will be on June 1st at the JHS softball field 12 noon to 1pm. For more information, contact Steven McCann at 936-269-3128 ext.428.

In basketball the focus will be on fundamentals and skill development each session. The coaching staff will teach campers the game while focusing on ball handling, shooting form, footwork, 1 vs. 1 moves, moving without the basketball, rebounding and defense. Each participant will need to wear appropriate shoes and attire for basketball. 

At the softball clinic all participants will learn fundamentals of softball through hitting, throwing, and fielding. Staff will lead the sessions and each participant will need to bring a glove, and bat.

Join us this summer and take your game to the next level!

Joaquin Girls Coaching Staff

June 8, 2021 - Today is the day! Volleyball camp for 3rd-5th grade will be in the morning from 9:00-11:00. 6th-8th grade will be from 1:00-3:00. This will be Tuesday-Thursday this week. Extra forms will be available in the morning and payment can also be turned in when you arrive. $30 total for 3 days and an opportunity to work on volleyball skills. The camp will be held at the middle school gym. We hope to see you there!


May 20, 2021 - The Joaquin Lady Rams softball team advanced all the way to game 3 of the Regional Playoffs and 10 of their players received special recognition in All-District Selections.

Ebbie McCann was named District MVP.

JJ Bass was Offensive Player of the Year.

Chloe Mason is Pitcher of the Year.

Juli King is Newcomer of the Year.

First team selections was Kennedy Stanley, Chrislyn Pena, Kalie Brooks, and Madison Baker.

Second team selections was Kaylea Neal and Addi Harvey.

Steven McCann, Womens AD