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Local Sports Round up 04/30/15; Rider Baseball can take out-right championship with win Friday, Shelbyville & Joaquin girls enter state softball playoffs today

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Upset alert in Dist. 19-4A last night as Rusk shuts-out Carthage, 4-0, dropping the Bulldogs a full game back of the Center Roughriders, and opening the door to an outright district championship with a win over Rusk tomorrow night. Center is 9-2, while Carthage is 8-3 and will wrap up the regular season at Tatum Friday. Tatum and Rusk are tied at 4-7, with both going to post-season.


Rider Head Baseball Coach David Sheppard tells Center Broadcasting the team's non-district game scheduled against Crandall tonight will be played in Henderson, not Center, as had been originally scheduled. Coach Sheppard says first pitch will be at 6 or 7 p.m.


Friday's regular scheduled district finale against Rusk is still on for Roughrider Field. It's Senior Night.


Saturday, the Riders will play Carthage (non-district) at 2 p.m. in Gary, instead of making the drive to Van.


In Dist. 23-2A, it’s all in the hands of the Joaquin Rams as they’re a win away from clinching the third and final playoff spot should they win at home against the Tenaha Tigers tonight. The Rams are 8-5 after a 4-0 win over the Shelbyville Dragons (6-8) last night. Meanwhile, the Timpson Bears (9-5) see their playoff hopes growing thinner after a 16-2 loss at Beckville. Should the season end in a tie, Joaquin owns the tiebreaker over Timpson by virtue of winning both regular season games. Tenaha beat Mt. Enterprise, 5-1 last night. Gary has taken second place and will meet Colmesneil in a home-in-home bi-district best-of-three bi-district series starting May 7 at Gary. Beckville is district champ and has a first-round bye.


In Dist. 22-3A, No. 1 Central Heights ends its season 14-0 with a 6-2 win over Hemphill yesterday. The Garrison Bulldogs (9-4) are headed to the playoffs and will conclude the regular season at Corrigan Friday.


Dist. 19-4A Standings

Center 9-2

Carthage 8-3
Tatum 4-7

Rusk 4-7
Henderson 3-9


The state playoffs begin tonight for two local teams. There’s been a slight change in Shelbyville’s bi-district format game, one game only. Meanwhile, Joaquin will start a best-of-three series tonight.


Class 2A Region III Bi-District Playoffs 


Shelbyville Lady Dragons vs. Apple Springs @ Central ISD in Pollock

5 p.m. Thursday (One Game Only)


Winner will meet Cushing in the area round


Joaquin Lady Rams vs. Slocum @ Nacogdoches High School

Game 1: 6 p.m. Thursday

Game 2: 6 p.m. Friday

Game 3: If necessary, to follow Game 2


Winner will meet Groveton in the area round



Track & Field Regional Meets:


A good representation of local track athletes will be competing at regional meets this Friday & Saturday. The Class 4A Region III Meet will be at Sam Houston State University in Huntsville, while the Class 2A Region III Meet will be at Palestine High School. 


CMS Athletics Parent’s Meeting

There will be a parent meeting for all parents of incoming 6th, 7th & 8th grade students at Center ISD who are participating in athletics on May 11th & 14th.

Monday, May 11th will be for the middle school girls and *Thursday, May 14th*, will be for the middle school boys. These meetings will take place in the Center Middle School Auditorium at *5:30 pm* both evenings.


Center Athletic Banquet:

There’s been a rescheduling of the Center High School “Banquet of Champions”. The athletic banquet will now be held Tuesday, May 26 at 7 p.m. at the Windham Civic Center. The meal is catered by Pete Lowe’s Catering, and the event will 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.


Shooters to meet:

Shelby County Shooters Club will be meeting Thursday, April 30 for business/membership meeting. Start time is 7 p.m. at TR’s Restaurant on Hurst Street in Center. Club memberships expire May 1. Family dues remain $40. Renew today by calling 936-598-8062 or come by 300 Tenaha Street, Center.


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:

The Shelby County Ducks’ Unlimited annual Green Wing event will be held at 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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