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Local Sports Round-Up 04/24/15; Riders vs. Carthage in rubber game match-up tonight; Joaquin Lady Rams' playoff series set

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Track & Field:


Cushing Area Meet


Several Shelbyville students qualified for the Region 3-2A Track Meet to be held in Palestine May 1-2. TaVion Barnes, Corey Bearden, Jeron Boykins, Mikel Carter, Malik Cartwright, Terrell Cartwright, Kal Metcalf, Dee Osby, Belinda Bohannon, Daisy Cartwright, Cleosha Jeter, Kyra Ross, Keonna Osby, Bailey Rabalais and Catasia Walker.




It'll be a battle of two state-ranked teams tonight as the Center Roughriders and Carthage Bulldogs are scheduled to play the rubber game of their district schedule in Carthage tonight, weather permitting. After splitting the two previous meetings, this one could mean a lot in playoff seeding. Both teams are headed to the playoffs, and Carthage (8-1) has a half-game lead on Center (8-2). The Riders are to play a non-district game at Huffman Saturday.


In Dist. 23-2A last night, the Joaquin Rams and Timpson Bears go an extra inning with the Rams taking an 8-7 win in the 8th when Nate Belrose scored on a passed ball. The win improves Joaquin to 7-5, while Timpson drops to 8-4 as both teams battle for a playoff spot. Today, the Rams host the Shelbyville Dragons (5-6) while the Bears are home against Martinsville. Also, in district play, Tenaha (3-8) goes to Mount Enterprise. Gary is in second at 9-3 and hosts 12-0 Beckville today.


In Dist. 24-2A, the top three are state-ranked with West Sabine at 13-0, Broaddus 14-1 and Colmesneil 11-3. The meeting on April 28 with Broaddus at West Sabine will likely be for the district championship. All three will represent the district in the playoffs.


Dist. 19-4A Standings

Carthage 8-1
Center 8-2 
Tatum 4-6

Rusk 3-6
Henderson 1-9


The Joaquin Lady Rams will play Slocum in a Class 2A Region III Bi-District series best two-out-of three next Thursday and Friday at Nacogdoches High School. First game is at 6 p.m. April 30, with the second game at 6 p.m., May 1. Third game, if necessary would follow game 2.

The Shelbyville Lady Dragons are in second in Dist. 22-2A and will finish district at Chireno Monday, April 27 at 5 p.m. Head coach Vance Vickers tells us it’s likely the Lady Dragons will likely play Dallardsville Big Sandy or Apple Springs. .


Car Show:

The City of San Augustine Main Street would like to invite you to enter the antique and muscle car show during the Heritage Festival on May 2. The chairs Billy Johnson and daughter Brittney Johnson are in charge of the event. It will take place Saturday May 2. Call to reserve your place, 936-201-9798 or 936-275-3172. Come out and enjoy the good food, farmers market, heritage demonstrations, information booths, arts and crafts vendors, shopping, educational presentations, storytelling, live entertainment and downtown walking tours.


Joaquin Athletic Boosters:

The Joaquin Athletic Booster Fundraiser $10,000 raffle will be held Monday, May 11 in conjunction with the high school athletic banquet. The tickets are $100 each for the drawing, with only 250 tickets sold. The drawing goes as follows: 1st ticket drawn-$5,000, 2nd-6th tickets-$1,000 each. A total of $10,000 will be given away. There will not be a meal included with the drawing. If you would like to attend the athletic banquet as well, tickets for the meal will be on sell at the high school office at a later date. Tickets can be purchased from any Joaquin Athletic Booster member or the administration office.


DU Greenwing event:

After having to postpone in March due to wet weather, the Shelby County Ducks’ Unlimited annual Green Wing event has been rescheduled for 10 a.m., Saturday, June 6. According to Clint Tanner the location has been changed to a familiar site, Weldon Boles’ property off Old City Lake Road. Tanner said DU used that location previously. There will be prizes for all kids, along with Texas Parks & Wildlife Game Wardens providing hunter safety, Mike Hudman with Black Water Retrievers with a dog demo and a free hot dog meal. All kids’ ages up to 17 are invited to attend. Mark your calendar for June 6, the Shelby County Ducks Unlimited Greenwing Event. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. The location is 245 CR 1006, Center. By the way, kids, bring your fishing pole. For more information call Clint Tanner at 936-332-4767 or Adam Reeves at 936-332-6420.

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