Par for the course
Lady Tigers return to state with new attitude
There’s an old adage that goes, “Familiarity breeds contempt.” When it comes to playing in the state tournament, the Rockdale girls golf team begs to differ. The Lady Tigers return to Grey Rock on Wednesday to take on the field at the UIL Class 3A State Tournament. Full Story
Clark ready for anything as NFL draft looms large
Rockdale star could go between first and fourth rounds
Le’Raven Clark is a man of few words, for sure, but there’s a couple of things he is quite vocal about.
He is ready for all this draft hoopla to be over and he doesn’t care what team he goes too.
Quite frankly, he’d rather be fishing. Full Story
Little League memories come flooding back
The former cheerleader and I make a weekly pilgrimage to Austin to watch the six-year-old grandson Reese play coachpitch baseball.
Now if you’ve ever witnessed a game at this level, you know that most of the kids don’t have a clue as to why they are out there. Full Story
Blanchard, King back in state tournament
Duo battles rain, tough opponents for return trip
COLLEGE STATION— Not even rain could dampen the determination of Rockdale’s mixed doubles duo.
Blake King and Erin Blanchard cruised through the Class 3A, Region III tournament with hardly a scratch in earning another shot at state.
The Class 3A UIL state tournament is scheduled for May 16-17 at the Mitchell Tennis Center on the campus of Texas A&M. Full Story
Thrall enters playoffs as first; Milano second, Dawgs third
Teams break up logjam at the top of district standings
When all the dust cleared, Thrall emerged as the team that will enter the playoffs as the top dog.
Thrall, Milano and Thorndale tied for first place in District 27-2A and were forced to engage in a three-team mini-tournament at Rockdale’s Softball Complex to determine playoff seedings (see graph at right). Full Story
Dawgs dig up second straight district crown
Will play Schulenburg in first round of playoffs
The Thorndale Bulldogs secured their second consecutive district crown by racking up two wins to end the regular season.
The Bulldogs will now face Schulenburg in the first round of the playoffs with details still to be worked out.
The Shorthorns (10-11, 7-5) were fourth in District 28-2A behind Weimar. Full Story
Tigers send six to regional meet
Relay teams aiming to return to state
McGREGOR—One step closer.
The Tigers will send six athletes to the Class 3A Region III track meet in Waco at Clyde Hart Stadium on the campus of Baylor University, April 29 and 30. Full Story
Tigers drop a pair to end season
Young squad grew up fast in learning season
Rockdale closed out the season with a pair of losses to Lexington and Rogers.
The Tigers end up at 9-13-1 overall and 2-10 in District 20-3A.
Troy (22-5, 10-2) captured the district title by a game over Cameron (14- 11, 9-3).
Cameron missed out on a share of the crown after losing to Franklin, 12-1, Tuesday night. Full Story
AGGIE ANNUAL—Gerald Morton (right) accepts first prize for his team from chairman Robin Galbreath as winners of the 4th annual Aggie Mom golf tournament held Saturday at the Rockdale Country Club. Morton’s teammates included Joe Wayne Cleveland, Homer Mowdy and John Magee. There was a three-way tie for first (all shot 60) and was decided by a scorecard playoff. Full Story
Former player Monroe hired as full-time coach
After a year of student coaching and teaching, David Monroe has been hired as a full time coach.
Monroe, a 2011 graduate of RHS, was approved by the school board last week.
The 6-foot-1, 200-pound Monroe started at right guard for the Tigers, but played four different line positions during the year alongside Le’Raven Clark. Full Story
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