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Local Sports Round up 11/11/14; Girls tip-off basketball season today, Dragons drop in AP poll after setback, Panola just misses national tourney

The girls' high school basketball season will tip-off today. The Shelbyville Lady Dragons will open up at Burkeville at 5:30 p.m.; the Timpson Lady Bears head to All-Saints in Tyler for a 6 p.m. start; the Joaquin Rams get underway at home with a 5 p.m. tip-off tomorrow against the San Augustine Lady Wolves; and the Tenaha Lady Tigers will be at the Garrison Lady Bulldogs in a 5:30 p.m. start Tuesday.


The final AP Texas High School Football Poll for the season was released Monday, and the Tenaha Tigers have fallen a spot to No. 16 in the Class 2A rankings. The Shelbyville Dragons were No. 11 last week, but after losing to West Sabine, they’ve fallen off the radar. West Sabine is No. 17, and Alto is No. 7 in the same poll.


The first round of the state high school football playoffs begin this week, and we have several local teams involved.


San Augustine (5-5) takes on Harleton (8-2) at 7:30 p.m. Thursday at Carthage Bulldog Stadium. The winner gets Centerville in area.


Shelbyville (8-1) will play Ore City (8-2) at 7:30 p.m. Friday in New London. The winner will play Alto in the second round next week.


Center Broadcasting will air both the San Augustine and Shelbyville playoff games this week. We’ll have the San Augustine-Harleton game on 92.5 KXXE Thursday night; and the Shelbyville-Ore City game on Q-100 KQBB Friday night as Don Wall will be calling the action for both. You can also hear the games via our website at or download the free Tune-in Radio app for your I-phone or Android device.


Timpson (4-5) vs. Evadale (7-3) 7:30 p.m. Friday in Hemphill. The winner has Chilton in the area round.


The Tenaha Tigers have a first-round. They’ll play the Cumby-Hubbard winner.


The (4-5) Garrison Bulldogs will meet (8-1) Franklin at 7 p.m. Thursday in Palestine. The winner will play the Maypearl/Jarrell winner next.


The Logansport Tigers will host East Iberville Friday.


Other area teams in the state football playoffs:


Carthage (5-5) vs. Little Cypress-Mauriceville (5-5) Saturday 7:00pm Martin Stadium, Lufkin


Henderson (8-2) vs. Silsbee (4-6) Friday 7:00pm Martin Stadium, Lufkin


Jasper (7-3) vs. Kilgore (4-6) Thursday 7:00pm Martin Stadium, Lufkin


Nacogdoches (7-3) vs. Marshall (6-4) Friday 7:30pm Pine Tree Pirate Stadium, Longview


Longview (8-2) vs. Lufkin (6-4) Friday 7:30pm Rose Stadium, Tyler


Center Roughrider Stadium will be the site of a Class 3A, Div. II first-round playoff game Friday as Kirbyville plays Elkhart at 7:30 p.m.


The Panola College Volleyball team fell one win short of earning a bid to the NJCAA National Tournament as they finished third in the Region XIV Conference tournament in Baytown. The Fillies fell to Tyler Junior College in four sets Sunday afternoon. Blinn College claimed the conference title, with TJC also qualifying for the national tournament.


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