The Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks are picked to finish in the middle of the pack in the Southland Conference in two preseason media polls that were released Tuesday at the league’s media football kickoff meetings in Lake Charles. SFA placed in a tie for sixth in a poll of league coaches and sixth in another poll of the conference’s sports information directors. SFA went 3-9 last season, and added new head coach Clint Conque during the off-season. Defending league champion Southeastern Louisiana was predicted to place first and Mc-Neese State was picked second in each poll. They were followed by Sam Houston in each poll.
The Texas State 4H shooting sports games were held in San Antonio July 14-19th. Shelby County 4H Shooters had ten participants in the games; Jaxon Brittain, Lance Holloway, Seth Shamblin, Corey Denney, Logan Holloway, Nic Lambert, Wade Baty, Konner Windham, Jacob Locke and Jared Richards. These shooters represented Shelby County very well on the biggest stage of the year. There were over one thousand shooters from across the state participating.
Jr. Division- Archery
Jaxon Brittain 4th place Field and 4th place 3D
Jr. Division Shotgun
Modified Trap- Seth Shamblin 6th place
International Skeet- Seth Shamblin 4th place International HOA- Seth Shamblin 3rd American Skeet- Seth Shamblin 3rd Junior Whizbang- Seth Shamblin 6th Jr. Sporting Clays- Lance Holloway 3rd, Seth Shamblin 5th
Jr. American Trap team (Seth Shamblin/Lance Holloway) 3rd
Modified Trap- Logan Holloway 1st
American Trap- Logan Holloway 2nd
2 man team skeet- Logan Holloway/Nic Lambert 3rd place
2 man team trap- Logan Holloway/Nic Lambert 3rd place
Sporting Clays- Konner Windham 2nd place American Skeet- Wade Baty 1st place "C" Class
Whizbang- Jacob Locke 3rd place "D" class
The Shelby County Youth Football League will not meet tonight as scheduled. The meeting has been rescheduled for 6 p.m., Friday, Aug. 1 at The Pizzeria in Center. A representative from each team is asked to be present.
The Center Dixie Boys 14U undefeated state champs are headed to the World Series on Aug. 2 in Bossier City. Members and their families are taking donations towards travel expenses for the tournament. If you're interested in making a donation, make checks payable to Center Youth Baseball, P.O. Box 991, Center. Corporate sponsors will receive banner recognition with their names on the League Banner. After a rain-out last Friday, the boys will be out around the Center Square accepting donations tomorrow from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., and from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m.