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Local Sports Round up 02/16/15; Shelbyville Lady Dragons take second seed, playoffs begin tonight, Riders bounce Tatum to gain share of district lead, Dragons take championship

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High School Basketball:


The Dist. 22-2A girls’ state playoff seeding was finalized Friday night as the Shelbyville Lady Dragons will enter post-season as the #2 seed after a 46-38 win over the Martinsville Lady Pirates in a district tie-breaker in Tenaha. Martinsville will go in as the #3 seed.


Girls’ Playoffs this week:


Class 2A Bi-Dist.

District Champion Tenaha Lady Tigers have a first-round bye, will play San Augustine-Colmesneil winner (6 p.m. tonight, Angelina College).

Shelbyville vs. Overton, 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, Cushing. Winner plays Broaddus (Dist. 23-2A champion) in area.

Martinsville vs. Carlisle, 6:30 p.m., tonight in Gary. Winner to play Evadale (24-2A champ) in area.


Class 3A Bi-Dist.

Garrison (4th 22-3A) vs. Crockett (21-3A champ), 8 p.m. tonight, Angelina College. Winner plays Van Vleck-Anahuac winner.

Central Heights (22-3A champ) vs. Onalaska (4th, 21-3A), 6 p.m., tonight, Wells High School. Winner gets Buna-East Bernard winner.


The Tenaha ISD Special Events Center will host a girls’ Class 4A bi-district playoff game at 7 p.m. Tuesday with Henderson vs. Huntington.

The Center Roughriders are officially playoff bound and have moved into a tie for first-place in Dist. 19-4A after a convincing 76-46 win at Tatum Friday night. The Riders were up 20-5 at the end of the opening quarter and never looked back, leading 39-21 at half. Center and Tatum are 6-1 heading into the final district game. Center will close out at home with Henderson tomorrow night (Senior Night), while Tatum goes to Rusk (1-6). Carthage (4-4) secured third with a 65-62 win over Henderson (1-6). The fourth and final playoff spot is between Rusk and Henderson. Should Center-Tatum end in a tie, they would be co-champs, and there would be a play-off game for state playoff seeding.


The Shelbyville Dragons are Dist. 22-2A champions and improve to 8-1 with a 62-33 win over Beckville. The Tenaha Tigers beat the Timpson Bears, 84-51, as both are 6-3. Tenaha can take second in the district with a win at home against the Joaquin Rams Tuesday. The Martinsville Pirates beat Joaquin (1-8) Friday. Should Timpson and Martinsville (5-4) end tied, it makes no difference, as Timpson has clinched a playoff spot due to head-to-head wins over Martinsville. The Bears finish at Shelbyville tomorrow night, Martinsville goes to Beckville. The top-three teams advance to the playoffs. Shelbyville has a first-round bye. The second and third place teams play the representatives of Dist. 21-2A.


In the Dist. 23-2A boys’ race, it comes down to Tuesday night’s district finale meeting in San Augustine as The Wolves and West Sabine are both 8-1. SA beat Brookeland, 90-36 and West Sabine over Pineywoods, 76-54.  Broaddus beat Zavalla, as the Bulldogs (5-4) are a game ahead of Brookeland (4-5) headed into their meeting tomorrow night in Brookeland. A Broaddus win and they’re the third-place team.


Feb. 13 (Boys)

Dist. 19-4A

Center 76, Tatum 46
Carthage 65, Henderson 62

Dist. 22-2A

Shelbyville 62, Beckville 33
Martinsville @ Joaquin
Tenaha 84, Timpson 51


Dist. 23-2A

San Augustine 90, Brookeland 36
West Sabine 76, Pineywoods 54

Broaddus def Zavalla

Dist. 22-3A

Central Heights 89, Corrigan 41
Woden 61, Garrison 25
Newton 64, Central 48
Woodville 86, Hemphill 48


Feb 17

Dist. 19-4A
Henderson @ Center
Tatum @ Rusk


Dist. 22-2A

Feb 17
Martinsville @ Beckville
Joaquin @ Tenaha
Timpson @ Shelbyville


Dist. 23-2A

Broaddus @ Brookeland
Pineywoods @ Zavalla
West Sabine @ San Augustine


Dist. 22-3A

Central Heights @ Woden
Garrison @ Woodville
Central @ Hemphill
Woodville @ Garrison


Boys' Dist. Standings


x-Center 6-1

x-Tatum 6-1

x-Carthage 4-4

Henderson 1-6

Rusk 1-6



xy-Shelbyville 8-1

x-Tenaha 6-3

x-Timpson 6-3

Martinsville 5-4

Joaquin 1-8

Beckville 1-8



x-San Augustine 8-1

x-West Sabine 8-1

Brookeland 4-5

Broaddus 5-4
Pineywoods 2-7

Zavalla 0-8



xNewton 11-1

x-Woodville 10-2

x-Central Heights 9-3

x-Woden 7-4

Central 5-7

Corrigan 2-9

Garrison 1-9

Hemphill 1-10

x-Clinched Playoff Berth

y-District Champion


College Hoops:


The SFA Lumberjacks had their 19-game Southland Conference winning streak snapped at Texas A&M-Corpus Christi Saturday, losing 63-71. The Ladyjacks get their fifth-straight win, 74-62 over A&M-Corpus Christi. The Lumberjacks will be at Incarnate Word in San Antonio tonight.




The Center Roughriders and Lady Riders had their district home openers against Palestine Friday, with both coming up on the short-end. The Riders lose, 4-6 in overtime, while the Lady Riders lose, 1-5.


The Riders and Lady Riders go to Jasper Tuesday.




The season starts this week, as the Center Lady Riders go to the Shelbyville Lady Dragons Tuesday with JV at 4:30 p.m. The Lady Riders will be at the Hudson Tourney beginning Thursday.


The Garrison Lady Bulldogs open up at Huntington Wednesday at 5 p.m.


The Joaquin Lady Rams will start the season Thursday in the Carthage Tournament, while the Timpson Lady Bears will be in the Hudson Tournament Thursday to open the season.




The Joaquin Rams are home to scrimmage Hemphill at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday; and the Garrison Bulldogs have a scrimmage at home with Elysian Fields at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday.


The Center Riders will be at Central Pollock for scrimmage action Tuesday at 4:30 p.m., and will have their final scrimmage at Jasper this Friday starting with JV at 4:30 p.m. Rider Baseball will also be hosting the Center Hit-a-Thon Saturday starting at 11 a.m.


The Shelbyville Dragons are scheduled to scrimmage West Sabine at 5 p.m. Thursday in Shelbyville;

The high school regular season begins next Monday, Feb. 23.


Power Lifting:

Center High School will be hosting an invitational at Center High School Gym at 4:30 p.m. Thursday.



The San Augustine Lions Sporting Clay Shoot will be held this Saturday, Feb. 21 at Fairway Farm, located five miles east of San Augustine on Hwy. 21. All proceeds benefit Texas Lions’ Camp, local charities and scholarships. The shoot will consist of four or five person teams. Individuals are welcome and everyone will be placed on a team. There will be one flight beginning at 10 a.m., registration starts at 8 a.m. Fee is $100 per shooter. Food, drinks and prizes will be provided. A special brass plated lever-action Henry rifle donated by T-Roy Broussard from the “Swamp People” TV show will be auctioned and another Henry rifle will be awarded to the “top shooter”. Title sponsors are Contango Oil & Gas Company, XTO Entergy and CHI St. Luke’s Health. For more information contact Norrell Thomas at 936-275-6015 or Kenny Fowler at 936-275-6208. Entry forms are also available at Center Broadcasting at 307 San Augustine Street in Center.


The Logansport Chamber of Commerce will have their 8th annual Sand Bass Tournament Saturday, March 14. Entry fee is $150 per team, with an optional $50 per team for Big Bass. Fishing begins at 6 a.m., and boats must be landed on Toledo Bend or the Sabine River. Fishing on the bank is also allowed. First-place will pay $5,000. Prize money payouts are based on a minimum of 75 teams entered. A copy of the tournament rules and an entry form is available at Center Broadcasting, 307 San Augustine St. in Center.

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