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Local Sports Round up 2/27/14;; Lady Riders' Softball Tourney Starts Today

Center Lady Roughriders are hosting the Lady Rider Softball Tournament today thru Saturday with 16 varsity and JV teams participating. Competition is a pool format, with games at the High School Field, as well as the new City Softball Complex.


Today's games on the Center High School Field include: 8 a.m.-Nacogdoches-Cushing; 9:45-Joaquin vs. West Rusk; 11:30-Beckville-Hemphill; 1:15-Nacogdoches-West Rusk; 3 p.m.-Joaquin-Cushing; 4:45-Center-Beckville; 6:30-Center-Hemphill.


On Field 1 today: 9:45-Mt Enterprise-Beckville JV; 1:15-Shelbyville-Joaquin JV; 3 p.m.-Beckville JV-Apple Springs; 4:45-Cushing vs. Mt Enterprise; and Center JV vs. Shelbyville at 6:30.


Field 2 today: 12:30-Cushing JV vs. Joaquin JV; 2 p.m.-Kennard vs. Shelbyville JV; 4 p.m.-Kennard vs. Center JV; and 5:30; Apple Springs vs. Shelbyville JV.


In other softball action today through Saturday, the Timpson Lady Bears are in the Longview Tourney; and the Garrison Lady Bulldogs are taking part in the A&M Consolidated Tournament in College Station.


The Tenaha Tigers and San Augustine Wolves are preparing for their Region 3 Class 1A, Div. I semifinal basketball games Friday in Tyler. #6 Tenaha will play #2 Grapeland at 3, with #8 San Augustine taking on #10 LaPoynor at 5. The winners will meet in the region final at 3:30 Saturday, with the winner advancing to the state tournament in Austin.


Tenaha is advancing to its 10th Regional Tournament in the last 13 years. By the way, Tenaha ISD will have an early release at 11:45 Friday, so fans can make the trek to Tyler.

At the Class 2A region tournament in Nacogdoches Friday, the 5 o'clock semifinal has Kountze playing Jarrell, followed by Tatum and Marlin at 7. The regional final will be at noon Saturday, and winner earns a berth into the state tournament.


Today through Saturday, the girls' state basketball tournament semi-final and final's are being played at the Erwin Center in Austin. Starting today, it’s the 1A, Div. I semis features Plains vs. Santo and Weimar against Kerens; then 3A semis have Argle taking on Geronimo Navarro and Waco LaVega playing Abilene Wylie. Tonight, the 4A semis have Canyon vs. Georgetown and Northside Brennan playing McKinney North.


The 2A, 5A, and 1A, Div. II semis are being played Friday, with the state finals Saturday at the Erwin Center in Austin.


Baseball on tap today, the Center Roughriders are in the Kilgore Oil Belt Classic through Saturday; the Joaquin Rams are taking part in the Douglass Tournament; the Timpson Bears are in the Waskom Tournament; and the Garrison Bulldogs are playing in the Elysian Fields tournament through Saturday.


High school track and field meets start today. The Center Roughriders and Lady Riders are in Crockett; with Timpson Bears and Lady Bears going to Colmesneil. The Tenaha Tigers and Lady Tigers are scheduled to be in Elysian Fields; and the Garrison Bulldogs and Lady Bulldogs are taking part in the Alto Relays.


The Center Roughrider JV Tennis Team will be in the Nacogdoches Tournament today.


Soccer: today, Tenaha Lady Tigers at John Tyler

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