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Local Sports Round Up 04/27/15; Riders regain lead in 19-4A Baseball race with win over Carthage

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The Center Roughriders win the season series against Carthage with a 6-2 win Friday night. The two state-ranked programs had split the previous two meetings. The win gives Center (9-2) a half-game lead in 19-4A headed into the final week of play. Carthage (8-2) plays Rusk Tuesday, while the Riders have a bye before ending the regular season at home against Rusk Friday for Senior Night. If both Center and Carthage win out they would share a co-district championship, with the Riders holding the tie-breaker and would be the No. 1 seed from 19-4A. Following Friday night’s district finale, the Riders have a scheduled playoff warm-up game at Van Saturday.


In Dist. 23-2A’s The Timpson Bears keep their playoff hopes alive with a 16-6 win over Martinsville Friday. The win improves Timpson to 9-4, as the Bears are in a two-way tie with Gary for second place, after Gary loses to Beckville, 11-1 Saturday. Beckville is 13-0 and has the district championship. The Joaquin Rams meanwhile are 7-5 battling for post-season. Joaquin’s game with Shelbyville scheduled on Friday was postponed until today.  The Shelbyville Dragons (6-6) get a 14-2 win over the Tenaha Tigers (3-10) Thursday.


The complexion of Dist. 24-2A changed when Colmesneil defeated previously undefeated West Sabine, 9-8 Friday. The loss drops West Sabine to 13-1, a half-game back of Broaddus, who’s 14-1. Colmesneil is now 12-3. All three state-ranked teams are headed to the playoffs. The San Augustine Wolves drop to 4-11 on the season when Zavalla gets a 19-9 win Friday.


The state’s top-ranked 3A team, Central Heights takes a 14-1 win over the Garrison Bulldogs Saturday. The win improves Central Heights to 13-0 in Dist. 22-3A, while Garrison is 9-4, remaining in second place.


Dist. 19-4A Standings

Center 9-2

Carthage 8-2
Tatum 4-6

Rusk 3-7
Henderson 2-9



The Joaquin Lady Rams will play Slocum in a Class 2A Region III Bi-District series best two-out-of three this 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 today 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 in the first-round of the playoffs.



Center Athletic Banquet:

Center High School Athletics presents “Banquet of Champions”, Thursday, May 7 at 7 p.m. at the Windham Civic Center Conference Hall. The meal is catered by Pete Lowe’s Catering, and the event sill feature a slideshow and awards. Tickets are $7 adults, $5 students, five and under are free, and $3 for kids 6-12. All athletic students are admitted free. Tickets are available in the athletic office until May 1. No tickets sold at the door. For more information, call the athletic office at 598-6173, ext. 2231.


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.


Take a Kid Fishing:

The 37th annual Center Broadcasting-Shelby County Bass Anglers’ Take a Kid Fishing Bream Tournament will be held on Toledo Bend at Huxley Bay Marina on Saturday, May 9. We invite all children ages 3 to 15 years old to register for the free tournament. Entry forms can be picked up at the Center Broadcasting studios at 307 San Augustine Street in Center, Huxley Bay Marina, Scarber’s Grocery & Trail’s End & RV in Huxley, First Bank and Trust East Texas in San Augustine, or Hometown Tackle in Center.   Participants must be preregistered no later than May 1st.  Trophies will be awarded to each group and prizes will be available for each participant.  Fishing begins at 6am, and all participants must be in the weigh-in line no later than 12:30pm. You can go to the Center Broadcasting Company website, to download an entry form. For more information, contact the stations.

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