Baseball from the weekend:
The Center Roughriders had a bye in district, but played Kilgore Saturday night and defeated the Bulldogs, 9-2. The Riders are 3-5 in Dist. 20-3A, and will resume district play tomorrow night at home against Huntington. In the other district games Friday, it was Carthage over Central, 11-1, Jasper defeats Hudson, 6-3; and Diboll beat Huntington, 6-2. Carthage is 7-1, with a half-game lead on Hudson heading into play this week. Jasper is in third at 5-4, with Diboll at 4-4. The Riders are a game back in fifth.
In Dist. 21-1A, The Joaquin Rams defeat the Shelbyville Dragons, 7-5, as Nate Belrose gets a two-run homer. The Rams improve to 9-4, to remain in third place and holding onto a postseason berth. The Timpson Bears come away with a 4-3 win over the Tenaha Tigers, improving Timpson to 7-6, while Tenaha drops to 2-10; and Cushing takes a 10-2 win over Mount Enterprise, as Cushing is 10-2, in second place behind front-runner undefeated Douglass. Shelbyville is 4-7.
Tuesday’s games, Shelbyville at Timpson, and Tenaha at Chireno, and Cushing plays Douglass. Joaquin has a bye
In Dist. 23-1A, second-place state-ranked West Sabine upends San Augustine, 18-0; and the Broaddus Bulldogs remain in third place with a 10-4 win over Zavalla. Broaddus is 7-2, a game back of West Sabine. Colmesneil remains undefeated on top of the standings at 9-0. Broaddus goes to San Augustine tomorrow night. The Wolves are 3-7.
In Dist. 19-2A, Garrison’s 8-2 in second-place, they had a bye Friday, and will be home against Palestine Westwood Tuesday. District leading Central Heights, who’s 8-1, took a 13-3 win over Woden.
The Center Lady Riders had a bye Friday, and will play their final home game Tuesday night against Huntington. It’s also Senior Night.
In District 21-1A, the Timpson Bears are alone in third place, and have pretty much clinched the final playoff spot in the district with an11-9 win over the Joaquin Lady Rams. Timpson improves to 7-4, while Joaquin is 6-5. Timpson will finish out district Tuesday at Chireno, while Joaquin has No. 1 state-ranked Beckville at home. The Shelbyville Lady Dragons are also headed to the playoffs, after a 15-1 win over Gary. Shelbyville is in second place with an 8-3 mark, and will wrap up district at home tomorrow against Martinsville.
Gary goes to second-place Shelbyville; and in a battle for third place, it's Timpson at Joaquin.
In Dist. 19-2A, the district-leading Garrison Lady Bulldogs were idle Friday. Garrison is 10-0, and has its final home game Tuesday night with Palestine Westwood.
Tenaha High School Junior, Ricky Corpus participated in the Region 5 High School Rodeo in Nacogdoches April 5th and 6th. After advancing in team roping, he won the Region 5 championship, advancing to the State High School Rodeo June 6-14 in Abilene. Ricky won a team roping NRS saddle as a heeler with his partner, Joe Collin, a header, from Lufkin High School.
The Dist. 20-3A Track and Field Meet was held last week in Carthage, as the hosts defended both the boys’ and girls’ team championships. The Carthage boys won the meet with 159 points, with Hudson coming in second with 144. Meanwhile, the Carthage girls rolled up 234 points, with Hudson placing second with 147. The Center Roughriders placed fourth as a team with 89 points, with the Lady Riders sixth with 66 points. Center will be sending the Boys’ 4x100 Relay, 4x200 Relay, 300 Meter Hurdles, 100 Meter Dash, triple jump and shot put; and girls’ 4x100 Relay, 400 Meter Dash, and 100 Meter Dash to the area meet on Wednesday in Carthage after top 5 finishes. The top four finishers in each event at area qualify for next week’s regional meet in Humble.
Several members of the Center Roughrider Tennis Team are competing at the regional tennis meet today and Tuesday in Bryan, hoping to earn a trip to the state tourney. Among those participating are Alec Lucas & Adam Reeves and Kamden Lucas and Jesus Ruiz in boys’ doubles; Jayton Cassell and Jasmine Crawley and Elizabeth Chadwick and Iliana Rojas in girls’ doubles; and Dillon Reynolds in boys’ singles, and Whitlee Reed in girls’ singles, and in mixed doubles, Chris Dunn and Sheriden Cassell.