Tiger quartet runs away with state title
AUSTIN—Members of the Rockdale track team—all four of them— did everything but guarantee they would bring home a championship from the state track meet.
So when they had to wait over two hours for the final results, it was no surprise to them when the winner was finally announced. Full Story
Tiger mixed doubles duo net silver medal
Highest finish by Tiger tennis in 13 years
COLLEGE STATION— It was a hot and steamy afternoon and an early lead accordingly evaporated into the atmosphere.
The Rockdale mixed doubles team of Blake King and Erin Blanchard suffered a 6-4, 3-6, 4-6 loss in the finals of the 102nd UIL Class 3A tennis tournament Full Story
Eagles mine silver at state
Messer, Carroll grab up medals in hurdles, 100-meters
AUSTIN—A nearly six hour rain delay and a soggy track could not keep Milano athletes from polishing up some state hardware.
Camille Messer and Corey Carroll earned silver medals at the Class 2A UIL State Track Meet at Myers Stadium.
Messer placed second in the 100-meter hurdles to Cushing’s Samantha Jo Brashears. Full Story
Tigers finish worthy of a Nascar race
Whew! The 2015-16 sports season has officially come to a close after Blake King and Erin Blanchard grabbed up a silver medal in mixed doubles Tuesday.
To say the Tigers finished with a flurry is a vast understatement. Full Story
Blue Jays snookered by Dawgs in area round
Familiar foe Big Sandy awaits in quarterfinals
Two rounds deep in the state playoffs, Thorndale has made quick work of the opposition.
The Bulldogs drummed Snook out of the state playoffs 18-3, 8-2 in the Class 2A, Region IV area round.
Thorndale now battles Big Sandy (23-4-1) in the regional quarterfinals beginning Thursday at the Premier Baseball Academny in Tomball (see fact box). Full Story
Lady Eagles dream season closes out in quarterfinals
Milano established new marks for wins, playoff distance
BRENHAM—Despite the fact they were treading new ground, it was still to early to call it quits.
The Lady Eagles trend-setting season came to a close Saturday, falling to Weimar 14-1, 2-1 in the Class 2A, Region IV quarterfinals.
The No. 23 Lady Eagles finish up 24-8 and the 24 wins is a new school record. Full Story
Americo Vazquez, Kylie Buchanan and Bradley Betak were named the top athletes for the 2015-16 school year at the Thorndale Athletic Banquet. Vazquez and Betak are seniors, while Buchanan is a sophomore. Full Story
TRACK & FIELD RECORDS
Discus—Freddie Cates, 186-3 in Hearne in 1997.
Shot put—Dexter Wesley, 59-73/
4 in Austin (University of Texas) in 1988.
Long jump—Larry Jackson, 24-3 in Caldwell in 1988.
Pole vault—Paul Joseph, 14-6 in 1975, and Forrest Goss, 14-6 in Brenham in 1984.
Triple jump—Sonny Givens 48-5 in Austin in 1994. Full Story
Rockdale athletic physicals set for May 28
Athletic physicals for all Rockdale athletes will be administered Thursday, May 28, from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at RHS Gymnasium.
The cost is $10, payable to Rockdale ISD.
All incoming 7th, 9th, and 11th graders planning to participate in athletics are required to have a physical completed. Full Story
STATE CHAMPIONSHIP SCRAPBOOK
Clockwise from bottom left: Milano’s Tim Demerritt determinedly rounds the first curve in the 400-meters. Top left, in the shadow of the Capitol, Rockdale’s Dustin Strelsky uncorks a toss in the shot put in his final meet. Top right, Rockdale’s Blake King and Erin Blanchard get some tennis pointers from coach Dusty Loewe. Full Story
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