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The Center High School Varsity Roughrider Basketball team ended their season as District Co-Champions and dominated the District 19-4A All-District Selections released this week.


MVP: Octavious Evans

Newcomer of the Year: Jaterious Evans

Coach of the Year: Hiram Harrison

First Team: Tyrone Roland, Sayoddrick Barnes, Kyle Parks

Second Team: CJ Garner, Lamarcus Goodwin

Academic All-District: Traven Bolton, Austin Craig, Octavious Evans, CJ Garner

Honorable Mention: Dacorey McGee, Quin Jackson, Traven Bolton


Baseball (Tuesday)


The #16 state-ranked Center Roughriders improved their district record to 2-0 with a 4-1 win over Henderson at Roughrider Field last night. Dalton Horton picked up the win as the southpaw struck out 13 batters, while allowing 2 hits and gave up three walks. At the plate, Taylor Tomlin had a double, single and scored a run; Josh Burns picked up a hit and scored a run; Jared Wiggins had a single and scored a run, Marco Gutierrez got a hit; and Horton helped his cause with a single, run batted in and scored a run. The Riders are 8-1-1 on the season, and are scheduled to be at district rival Carthage Friday night.


The Rider JV lost to Henderson, 5-7.


The Timpson Bears are now 2-0 after a 6-1 win over the Tenaha Tigers last night. Tenaha drops to 0-2. Timpson goes to Mt Enterprise Friday, while Tenaha travels to Beckville. By the way, all Tenaha games are on the road while work continues on Tenaha’s new baseball field complex.



The Joaquin Rams are off to a 2-0 start after a 21-1 win in 5 innings over the Martinsville Pirates. Joaquin is home against Gary Friday.


The Shelbyville Dragons are looking for their first district win as state-ranked Beckville takes an 11-2 decision. Shelbyville goes to Martinsville Friday.


Central Heights is 2-0 in district after a 13-0 win over Woodville.


Softball (Tuesday):


The Center Lady Riders lose to Jasper, 4-9 last night as they close-out non-district. The Lady Riders are to open district at Tatum Friday.


The Joaquin Lady Rams improve to 3-0 in district with a 21-2 win in three-innings against Douglass yesterday. Joaquin goes to Wells today for a 5 p.m. start in a make-up of last week’s cancellation. The Lady Rams host Alto Friday.


The Shelbyville Lady Dragons have picked up district win #3, a 12-3 decision over Martinsville last night. Shelbyville is idle Friday.


The Timpson Lady Bears take a 2-11 loss to Alto. Timpson girls are idle Friday.


The Garrison Lady Bulldogs lose to Central, 1-6. Garrison is scheduled to be home today against Hemphill.


Baseball State Rankings:


The Center Roughriders have moved up five spots in the latest Texas High School Class 4A state rankings out Tuesday. Center is at #16 this week with an 8-1-1 record. Meanwhile, Carthage has dropped to No. 22. Pleasant Grove remains No. 1 in 4A. In Class 3A, the Garrison Bulldogs are No. 25, while Central Heights drops a spot to #4. Douglass remains No. 1 in 2A, and Beckville is No. 12.


The girls' state power lifting meet is being held Thursday through Saturday in Corpus Christi. There’s a good representation of local lifters participating.


Center - Lady Riders Ryley Hudspeth & Rachel Andrews.


Shelbyville Girls – After placing second as a team at region the Lady Dragons have 7 at state. Qualifying for the state meet: Cleosha Jeter, Savannah Talbertt, Tristin Wilburn, Kennedy Parker, Harlie Hagler, Katie Kasey and Hannah Hall.


Joaquin Girls’- Lady Ram Desere Cooper.


The boys' state meet is next week in Abilene.


Shelbyville resident Summer Koltonski is racing Ironman Texas to raise money for the Cathy Fields’ Memorial Scholarship. Ironman Texas is May 16 in The Woodlands. This year Ironman Texas is the North American Championship. The Ironman consists of a 2.4 mile open water swim, a 112 mile bike ride, and 26.2 mile run. Ms. Koltonski completed the 140.6 mile race last year in 16 hours, 27 minutes, and 36 seconds. This year she’s training harder than ever to beat her time! Her goal is to raise $1,000! You can donate through her Go Fund Me Account or at Farmers State Bank. If you donate through the bank, you're asked to let the back know it is for Summer’s Ironman Race!


To donate to the Cathy Fields Memorial Scholarship Fund visit:


For more information about her training and racing visit her blog at:


College Hoops:


Thursday's SFA Lumberjacks Men's Basketball against Utah will be televised at 6:27 pm central time on TruTv. TruTv channels are: 149 on Dish 246 on DirecTV.


The Shelby County Ducks Unlimited Green Wing event that was scheduled for Saturday, March 21 has been cancelled and will be rescheduled for another day. Organizers say wet conditions and more rain expected led to the decision. We’ll have more information on when organizers plan to have that event.


The San Augustine County Ducks Unlimited Banquet to be held Saturday, March 21 at the San Augustine County Fair Grounds' Show Barn. Doors open at 5:30pm, dinner served at 6pm and Auction starts at 7:15pm. The event will feature a live auction, silent auction, raffles, and games! Tickets prices: 6 years and younger free, Greenwings - $20, Single ticket - $40, and Couple tickets - $60. For more information or to buy tickets, contact Tyler Jackson at 936-275-3414 or Will Mathews at 936-240-3010.

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