Joaquin Rams Gymnasium, Friday, December 18, 2020 - 

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The Shelbyville Lady Dragons gained a 15-5 lead by the end of the first quarter of Friday's District 23 2A Varsity basketball game with the Joaquin Lady Rams. By halftime the Lady Dragons led 31-12. Joaquin got two 3-pointers from guard JJ Bass and outpaced Shelbyville 17-10 points during the third period to cut the SHS lead to 41-29 going into the final quarter of play.

Shelbyville picked up the pace in the final stanza and took a 59-45 win at the end of the day. This win moved Shelbyville's season mark to 7-2 and their conference record is now 1-1. They got 24 points from Kiouja Gates, 19 from Kiana Bennett and 11 from Brooke Elliott. They will host the Martinsville Lady Pirates on Saturday, January 2, 2020 at 7 p.m. at Dragons Gymnasium.

Joaquin's conference mark stands at 0-1. JJ Bass led the Lady Rams with 17 points and Kalie Brooks was also in double digits with an 11 point outing. Joaquin will next host Brookeland High School on Tuesday, December 22, 2020 at noon in Joaquin Rams Gymansium.

December 18, 2020 - Today, December 18th, Joaquin Varsity Boys will host Broaddus at 4pm and the Lady Rams will host Shelbyville at 5:30pm. Come out and support our kids! Tickets will be sold at the gate.

Saturday, December 19th, Varsity boys will travel to Brook Hill. Game start time is set for 11:45am. Tickets will be sold at the gate, and we are limited to 40 fans.

On Monday, December 21st, the Lady Rams will host Jacksonville. The JV girls will start at 11am with the Varsity Girls following.

The Varsity Boys game that had been scheduled for December 21st has been canceled and games scheduled for December 22nd have also been canceled.

December 18, 2020 - Center High School Athletics Holiday Game Schedule

  • December 18, 2020
    o  (Away game) Riders vs Chapel Hill starts at 5pm. Tickets will be sold at the door.
    o  (Away game) Lady Riders vs Timpson starts at 2pm. Varsity only. Tickets will be sold at the door.
  • December 19, 2020 - (Away game) Lady Riders vs Whitehouse starts at 1pm. Varsity only. Use the following link to purchase tickets;
  • December 21, 2020 - (Away game) Riders vs Marshall starts at 10am. Tickets will be sold at the door.
  • December 28, 2020 - (Away game) Lady Riders vs Hemphill starts at 1pm. Tickets will be sold at the door.
  • December 29, 2020 - (Away game) Riders vs Silsby starts at 12pm. Tickets will be sold at the door.
  • December 30, 2020 - (Home game) Riders vs West Orange Stark starts at 1pm. Use the following link to purchase tickets; Ticket sales start on December 29 at 8am.
  • December 31, 2020 - (Away game) Lady Riders vs Hallsville starts at 1pm. Tickets will be sold at the door.
  • January 2, 2021
    o  (Away game) Riders vs Jacksonville starts at 12pm. Use the following link to purchase tickets;
    o  (Home game) Lady Riders Soccer vs New Summerfield starts at 5pm. Free of charge
  • January 4, 2021 - (Home game) Riders vs Lufkin starts at 4:30pm. Use the following link to purchase tickets; Ticket sales start on January 3, 2021 at 8am.

Center Roughriders Gymnasium, Monday, December 14, 2020 -

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After trailing by as much as 15 points during Monday’s pre-conference varsity basketball game the Roughriders made a come-back effort late in the third period. Marquez Hall sank a free throw with 50 seconds remaining and Trecavian Hoyt hit a 3-pointer near the buzzer which sent the game into the fourth quarter with Kilgore still leading but only by eight points with a 39-31 score.

The fourth quarter saw the ‘Riders pull to as close as one single point of Kilgore’s Bulldogs but when the dust settled the Bulldogs had never gave up the lead and they ultimately came away with the 51-43 win.

The Roughriders will travel to Tyler Chapel Hill on Friday, December 18, 2020, for a 7:30 p.m. tipoff at Bulldogs Gymnasium.

December 12, 2020 - Tigers’ afternoon game today with Tarkington is cancelled due to Tarkington monitoring close contacts and exposure to COVID-19.

Randall Reed Stadium New Caney on Thursday, December 10, 2020 -

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The Timpson Bears best-ever varsity football season came to an end in the Class 2A Division I state semifinals on Thursday night at Randall Reed Stadium in New Caney. The Bears came into the game as the #4 seed and they lost to the #1 Shiner Comanches by a 49-7 margin.

Timpson finishes the year 14-1. This was the best ever season for the Bears football program.

The Bears could not get a stop during Shiner’s opening drive as the Comanches moved the ball 67 yards on their opening drive which resulted in a 15-yard touchdown run by Doug Brooks. The Comanches led 7-0 with 6:42 remaining in the first quarter.

The Bears turned the ball over on downs after taking over at the 50-yard line when Braden Courtney returned the kickoff to midfield. The Comanches made the Bears pay as they scored again with 2:16 left in the opening stanza on a 26-yard touchdown scamper by Dakota Watts.

The second quarter saw SHS build their lead to 35-0 and by the 5:08 mark of the third period the Comanches had built their advantage to 42-0.

Late in the third frame the Bears were able to drive the ball. After an earlier touchdown run by Braden Courtney was called back, LT Washington was able to hit Shaheed Cross for a 20-yard touchdown reception. This cut the SHS lead to 42-7 very near the end of the third quarter.

The final score of the contest came when Dalton Brooks scored on a 30-yard run to give Shiner the final 49-7 advantage.

Coach Kerry Therwhanger stated after the game “It’s been a great ride with a great group of kids and coaches. I tip my hat to Shiner they played better tonight. I was proud our kids never gave up. They showed character to come out and battle.”

Shiner will go on to play Post High School next Thursday, December 17th for the 2A DI state championship at Arlington’s AT&T Stadium. The Antelopes are 15-0 and they are looking for their fifth state football championship win in school history.

December 9, 2020 - Center High School Athletic News

THSCA Academic All-State - Texas High School Coaches Association (THSCA) announced today the Football Academic All-State Teams selections.

  • Center HS Aidan Hagler - 1st Team
  • Center HS Jake Liker - 2nd Team
  • Center HS Garren Dubea - Honorable Mention
  • Center HS Jase Bird - Honorable Mention

To see the complete list, click here.

CHS GIRLS Basketball Game Changes

  • The home lady riders basketball game scheduled on Friday, December 11 has been scheduled as an away game in Cushing. Only varsity team will be traveling and the game will start at 6pm.   
  • Lady Riders vs Douglas on December 15 has been cancelled.
  • Lady Riders vs Timpson on December 18 is an away game at 5pm.

CHS BOYS Basketball

  • Riders vs Pineywoods on December 11th - Pineywoods will not be allowing fans to enter the games, they will live-stream the games. The link to be able to watch the game live-streamed are as follows; then click on extracurricular, then click on athletics, and on that page, it'll show the link to click at game time (15 minutes before the game begins)
  • Riders vs Kilgore on December 12th - Kilgore will be selling tickets at the door.

December 6, 2020 - Timpson Bears will face off against Shiner in the State Championship Semifinals game on Thursday, December 10th at 7pm in Randall Reed Stadium, New Caney ISD.

Timpson visitor general admission tickets go on sale Monday, December 7 at 12:01am. Link to ticket page - and once on page, click the [View Events by School] box and select 'Randall Reed Stadium.' The playoff games will be listed and you will see the 'Shiner vs. Timpson High School Playoff Game.'

On the ticket page, select Randall Reed Stadium to quickly see Timpson's Get Tickets button.

No refund policy. No re-entry. All fans are required to wear a mask throughout the duration of the event and social distance responsibly.

Randall Reed Stadium is located at 21360 Valley Ranch Pkwy, New Caney, Texas 77357 which is just over a 2 hours drive from Timpson.

December 8, 2020 - Tenaha ISD is proud to announce the 2020 All-District Football Team. In 2A-2 Region III District 11 play against Lovelady, West Sabine, Cushing, Colmesneil, Mt. Enterprise, and Overton, the Tenaha Tigers finished the season 6-0.

District MVP - JJ Patton (Tenaha)
Offensive MVP - Shaun Easterling (Lovelady)
Defensive MVP - Colten Anderson (West Sabine)
Newcomer of the Year Offense - Ja'Tyrian Moore (Tenaha)
Newcomer of the Year Defense - Ja'Qlyn Brown (Overton)
Special Teams MVP - Manuel Loredo (Tenaha)
Utility Player of the Year - Mickey Gardner (Tenaha)
Lineman of the Year - Carter Murray (Lovelady)
Coach of the Year - Jeremy Jenkins (Tenaha) / Josh Moore (Cushing)

1st Team All District Offense
Quarterback - Trindon Claiborne (Tenaha)
Offensive Lineman - Cameron Head (Tenaha)
Offensive Lineman - Pacey Rhoades (Tenaha)
Offensive Lineman - Dylan Calloway (Tenaha)
Offensive Lineman - Anthony Salas - (Tenaha)
Wide Receiver - Tray Tutt (Tenaha)
Running Back - Markee Rasberry (Tenaha)

1st Team All-District Defense
Defensive End - Cameron Head (Tenaha)
Defensive End - Dylan Calloway (Tenaha)
Inside Linebacker - Tre Keggler (Tenaha)
Outside Linebacker - Octavian Giles (Tenaha)
Defensive Back - Tray Tutt (Tenaha)
Defensive Back - Alex Tyner (Tenaha)
Defensive Back - Jordan Marshall (Tenaha)

2nd Team All-District Offense
Offensive Lineman - Jacob Martinez (Tenaha)
Tight End - Octavian Giles (Tenaha)
Running Back - Johnnie Robinson (Tenaha)
Running Back - Tre Keggler (Tenaha)

2nd Team All-District Defense
Defensive Tackle - Pacey Rhoades (Tenaha)
Defensive Tackle - Jacob Martinez (Tenaha)
Defensive End - Andrew Tyner (Tenaha)

Honorable Mention
Markevion Rasberry (Tenaha)
Jordan Reese (Tenaha)
Andrew Tyner (Tenaha)

Game location correction: All 7th grade games will be at the intermediate school gym. All 8th grade games will be at the middle school gym.

December 7, 2020 - Middle School Basketball Patrons, please note the following requirements for Middle School basketball home games:

  • All guests will be required to wear a face covering while at the event. You will not be allowed to enter without a face covering.

Executive Order GA-29​, regarding face coverings, applies to all UIL activities effective July 3, 2020. This includes the 2020-2021 school year. As the public health situation changes, and/or if subsequent Executive Orders are issued by Governor Greg Abbott, these guidelines may be further modified.

Exceptions to the wearing of face coverings or face shields include:

  • Any person with a medical condition or disability that prevents wearing a face covering;
  • While a person is consuming food or drink;
  • When a congregating group of persons maintains at least 6 feet of social distancing; or
  • Any other reason or circumstance indicated under ​Executive Order GA-29.
  • Social distancing will be required in the bleachers. Yellow tape is used to mark non-seating areas. Please only sit in allowable areas.
  • Individuals who are confirmed to have, suspected of having, are experiencing symptoms of, or have been in close contact with an individual who has been confirmed to have COVID-19 should not enter the facility.
  • We will follow all UIL guidelines for game attendance including the 50% capacity requirement. Therefore only family members of players will be allowed to attend. Students without a guardian will not be allowed to enter so that we have enough room for parents and family members.

(Updated) MS basketball games will be played in split gyms to allow for social distancing at games, The 7B and 7A games will be played at the intermediate gym while the 8B and 8A games will be played at the middle school gym. Games will start at 5:00 with the 2nd games beginning immediately after the 7th grade games.

Thank you,

Jake Henson,
Principal Center Middle School