Center Roughriders Gymnasium on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 –

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The Center Roughriders varsity basketball team took a 44-36 home win over the Chapel Hill Bulldogs on Tuesday. The win was Center’s District 17 4A opener and gives them a 10-3 overall season mark.

Center held a narrow 4-3 lead midway through the first period but fell behind 12-7 points to the Bulldogs by the end of the first quarter. The ‘Riders outscored the ‘Dogs 12-6 in the second period and Center led 19-18 at the midway break.

Chapel Hill fought their way back and tied the game at 29-29 by the end of the third stanza. A hard-fighting Roughrider defense proved to be the difference as they capitalized on seven Bulldogs turnovers while Center outpaced CHHS by a 15-7 point margin during the final frame to take the 44-36 win.

The Roughriders were led by Mar Mar Evans with 14 points. The Bulldogs saw Lee Preston produce with a game high 17 points.

Center will travel to Franklin High School on December 27, 2022 for a tournament game next Tuesday.

Center Roughriders Gymnasium on Tuesday, December 20, 2022 –

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The Center Lady Roughriders varsity basketball team fell to the Lady Bulldogs from Chapel Hill High School by a 60-43 score on Tuesday. The game was Center’s second District 17 4A contest and they have an 0-2 mark now. Their overall record stands at 1-8 this season.

The game was close, and low-scoring early, as the two teams were knotted at 4-4 points at the midway point of the first period. The Lady Bulldogs went on a run moments later and they led 19-6 by the end of the opening stanza.

Chapel Hill outpaced Center 17 points to 11 in the second quarter and they took a 36-15 lead into the halftime intermission.

CHHS was able to gain ground during the third quarter by outscoring Center 17-14 and they took a 53-29 advantage into the fourth quarter of play.

Center outscored CHHS by a 14-7point differential in the final period but the Lady Bulldogs ultimately came away with the 60-43 win. The Lady Bulldogs are 11-5 overall and 2-0 in District 17 conference action. Center was led by Lanaijha Johnson with 16 points and Kylie Hubbard with 11. The Lady Bulldogs were led by Kya Cook with 17.

Center will travel to Union Grove High School on Friday, December 30, 2022 to begin tournament play at 3 p.m.

Shelbyville Dragons Gymnasium on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 –

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The Joaquin Lady Rams varsity basketball team got a District 23 2A opening win over the Shelbyville Lady Dragons by a 23-12 score. The win gave Joaquin an 8-7 overall win-loss mark. Shelbyville has a 5-9 season mark and they are 0-1 in the conference.

Scoring got off to a slow start as Joaquin held a 3-1 lead over Shelbyville midway through the first period. The Lady Rams went up 6-3 at the end of the opening quarter.

Joaquin outpaced Shelbyville 6-4 points during the second stanza and they took a 12-7 lead into the lockerroom at the midway intermission.

The Lady Rams led 20-10 by the end of the third frame and narrowly outscored SHS 3-2 points in the final period to take the 23-12 win.

Joaquin will host the 16-2 Tenaha Lady Tigers at Rams Gymnasium on Friday, December 16 at 6:30 p.m. Tenaha defeated the visiting Beckville Bearcats by a 94-27 score during their District 23 opener on Wednesday.

Shelbyville will travel to Gary Bobcats Gymnasium to face the (6-7) Lady Bobcats on Friday, December 16 at 5 p.m. This game will be Gary’s first district contest.

Tenaha Special Events Center on Wednesday, December 14, 2022 –

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The Tenaha Lady Tigers varsity basketball team opened District 23 2A play with a convincing 94-27 home win over the Beckville Lady Bearcats. The Lady Tigers season mark stands at 16-2.

Tenaha jumped out early and led 28-4 by the conclusion of the first quarter. They built a lopsided 57-14 advantage by the halftime intermission.

Leading the offensive for the lady Tigers was junior Kayanna Cox with 43 points on the night. Teammates in double figures for THS were junior Tiyanna Dagley with 16 points and senior McKaden Reynolds with 11 points. Senior Amber Harris led Beckville with 9 points on the day.

The Lady Tigers will travel to Joaquin on Friday, December 16, 2022 for a 6:30 p.m. tipoff at Rams Gymnasium. The Lady Rams defeated Shelbyville at Dragons Gymnasium by a 23-12 score for their first district win. Joaquin is 8-7 overall this season.

December 14, 2022 - Self Defense America congratulates the following students for achieving their new rank in TaeKwonDo.

From left to right, back row: Rudy Daugherty (Blue Belt), Maddox Gima (Yellow Belt), Jack Wagner (Red Belt), Andrew Petry (Brown Belt), Liam Jarvis (Brown Belt). From left, front row: Royer Venegas (Yellow Belt), Skylar Wolf (Yellow Belt), Alexis Collins (Orange Belt), Ace Barton (Blue Belt). In the splits: Abigail Collins (Orange Belt)

We are very proud of our students and strive to be a partner in their continued success.

Self Defense America congratulates the following students in achieving their new belt ranks.

From left to right, back row: Joey Barton (Blue Belt), Baylin Phelps (Purple Belt), Liam Peterson (Green Belt), Ansh Ghimire (Purple Belt), Grayson Cope (Yellow Belt). From left, front row: Eric Aboytes (Blue Belt), Korbyn Sanford (Brown Belt), Dylan Castillo (Blue Belt), Lizzie Horbuckle (Yellow Belt), Bella HornBuckle (Yellow Belt)

We are very proud of our students and strive to be a partner in their continued success!

December 14, 2022 - Center's AD and Chapel Hill's AD have confirmed that we will begin basketball games at 12 noon on Tuesday, December 20, 2022. Officials will be assigned for all the games. They will be played in this order: 9th boys, JVG, JVB, VG, VB. All games will be played in the CHS gym.

December 14, 2022 - The Center HS Tennis 2023 Spring season will begin on Friday, January 27 with a Jacksonville Tournament. The full Spring schedule is a follows:

Friday, 1/27 (Varsity) - Jacksonville Tournament
Tuesday, 1/31 (JV) - Lufkin Tournament
Friday, 2/3 (Varsity) - Kilgore Tournament
Tuesday, 2/7 (JV) - Kilgore Tournament
Friday, 2/10 (Varsity) - Tyler Legacy Tournament
Friday, 2/17 (JV / V) - Center HS Tournament
2/20-25 (JV / V) - Open Week (Winter Break)
Tuesday, 2/28 (JV) - Hudson Tournament
Thursday, 3/2 (Varsity) - Longview Tournament
Tuesday, 3/7 (JV) - Jacksonville Tournament
Friday, 3/10 (V) - Hudson Tournament
Tuesday, 3/14 (JV) - Center Tournament
Friday, 3/17 (Varsity) - Wills Point Tournament
Tuesday, 3/21 (JV) - Nacogdoches Tournament
Friday, 3/24 (Varsity) - Center Tournament
3/30-31 (Varsity) - UIL District at Longview HS
4/3 (JV) - UIL District at Center HS
4/11-12 (Varsity) - UIL Regionals at Bryan HS
4/25-26 (Varsity) - UIL STATE at TBA

Coach Leon Dykes
Assistant Lori Manchack
Principal Otis Amy 
Athletic Director Ricky Meeks 
Superintendent Brian Morris 

December 13, 2022 - Shelbyville ISD announces the boys basketball game, tonight, December 13  versus Logansport in Logansport has been cancelled.

December 13, 2022 - Center ISD advises all boys basketball games versus Nacogdoches tonight, December 13 have been cancelled due to weather.

Cypress Berry Center Stadium on Thursday, December 8, 2022 -

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The Timpson Bears 2022 Varsity Football season fell just one game short of the state championship game when they lost by a 24-21 score to the Refugio Bobcats (14-1), on Thursday, during the Texas Class 2A Division 1 State Football Semifinals. Timpson's record finished at 14-1 this season. The Bears and coach Kerry Therwhanger's staff have a combined 40-3 record and a school record three state football semifinal appearances for the past three seasons.

Neither team scored during a hard-fought defensive first quarter of play. On the first play from scrimmage of the second period Bear's junior quarterback Terry Bussey ran on a sweep around the right side 85-yards for a touchdown with 11:48 remaining. Tyler Lane added an extra point conversion kick and Timpson led 7-0. Moments later Amare Bruton recovered a onside kick near midfield to give THS possession of the football once more. Bussey hit Bruton for a 49-yard reception which went for a touchdown and gave the Bears a 14-0 advantage after another Lane kick with 10:49 minutes left in the first half.

Refugio answered when senior quarterback Caleb Hesseltine hit junior wideout Ernest Campbell for a 13-yard touchdown reception. Bobcat Jordan King added an extra point kick to cut Timpson's lead to 14-7 with 7:16 left in the second stanza. Hesseltine hit Campbell for another score with just 1:24 left before the midway break and the game was tied 14-14 at the intermission.

Bussey scored a 75-yard touchdown to start the second half and helped give the Bears a 21-14 advantage with 11 :46 left in the third quarter. Each team held the other in check for the remainder of the third period.

The fourth quarter saw Refugio tie the game at 21-21 on a 3-yard Jordan King run with 7:43 left in the game. A 24-yard field goal by Alex Placencia in the final seconds proved to be the difference as Refugio took the 24-21 win and they move on to the finals. The Bobcats will face the 15-0 Hawley Bearcats at ATT Stadium in Arlington, Texas on Thursday, December 12, at 11 a.m. for the 2022 Texas State Division 1 Class 2A Football Championship.