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Local Sports Round up 02/20/15; Tenaha Lady Tigers advance to regional quarterfinals, Riders play Tatum in playoff seeding game tonight

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High School Basketball:


Girls’ Playoffs:


Class 2A Area:


The Tenaha Lady Tigers have advanced to the regional quarterfinals after a 43-35 area championship win over Colmesneil last night in Pineland. Tenaha will meet the Evadale-Carlisle winner in the third round.


Shelbyville Lady Dragons vs. Broaddus Lady Bulldogs, 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Hemphill ISD. Winner gets the Cushing-Big Sandy winner in the regional quarterfinals.


Class 3A Area:


Garrison Lady Bulldogs vs. Anahuac, 8 p.m. tonight in Woodville. Winner will play winner of Central Heights-Buna game in regional quarterfinals. It's a double-header in Woodville, as Woden vs. East Chambers, 6 p.m.


Central Heights Lady Blue Devils vs. Buna, 6 p.m., this evening, Livingston High School.


Class A Area:


Chireno vs. Abbott, 8 p.m. tonight, Leon-Jewett High School


Boys' Basketball:


The Center Roughriders take on the Tatum Eagles in a district seeding game at 6:30 p.m. tonight in Gary. Both teams are in the playoffs as co-champions. Center and Tatum split during the regular season. The winner will get Jasper in bi-district, while the #2 seed has Huntington.


The Shelbyville Dragons have a first-round bye and must wait the result of the West Sabine-Evadale bi-district game to see who they’ll play in area. The Dragons’ district championship is the first for a Shelbyville boys’ basketball team since 1989. Shelbyville is 16-5 on the season, and was 9-1 in district.


The Tenaha Tigers will take on Cushing in a Class 2A bi-district game at 6 p.m. Monday in Cushing. Tickets are $5/$3. The winner will meet Dist. 23-2A Champ San Augustine. Tenaha will play a warm-up game against Quinlan Boles in Arp 6:15 pm tonight.


The Timpson Bears will play Carlisle in a first-round playoff game at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Tatum ISD.  Ticket Prices: Adults $4 Students $3. The winner will take on Dallardsville Big Sandy in area.


Power Lifting:


Center hosted a power lifting invitational Thursday and the Riders win the boys’ division.




The Center Riders and Lady Riders have a bye today and will return to action at home against Hudson Feb. 24.


The Tenaha Lady Tiger Soccer team will go to Chapel Hill 4 p.m. today.




The Center Lady Riders began play in the Hudson Tourney yesterday and come up short, losing 10-0 to Grapeland.


The Timpson Lady Bears are also playing in the Hudson Tournament.


The Joaquin Lady Rams will start the season today in the Carthage Tournament.


The Garrison Lady Bulldogs are in the Longview Tournament thru Saturday.




The Center Roughrider Baseball teams take shutout wins during scrimmage action at Pollock Central yesterday. The Varsity Riders get a 5-0 decision in a combined no-hitter, while the JV wins 9-1. Weather permitting; the Riders will have their final scrimmage at home against Jasper at 4:30 p.m. this afternoon starting with JV.


The Center Roughrider Baseball program is sponsoring a benefit Hit-a-Thon at 11 a.m. Saturday at Roughrider Field. Players are hoping to raise at least $5,000 for the program to help off-set expenses. Players have been asking for donations and any help would be appreciated. The hit-a-thon’s format will have each Rider getting 10 pitches, with the total distance hit, multiplied what was pledged per foot the amount raised by the player. For more, contact Rider Head Coach David Sheppherd at Center High School.


The Joaquin Rams will be in the Stanley Jamboree Saturday.

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


College Hoops:

SFA Lady Jacks have taken over sole possession of first in the Southland Conference with a 71-60 win over Lamar University last night. The Lady Jacks and Lumberjacks are home to play Nicholls State in a double-header Saturday.


Semi-Pro Football:

There’s a semi-pro team that’s making Center their home field. The East Texas Oilers will kick-off their season at 3 p.m. Saturday at Roughrider Stadium. The full-contact team has a number of players from the area, and will play all their home games at Roughrider Stadium. The Oilers will play the Louisiana Lightning Saturday. Tickets are $8 adults, $5 for students with ID, and free for kids under 5-years.


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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