Tigers in regional for first time since ‘95
JEWETT—As a guard oriented team, Rockdale’s matchup with lengthy Frankston Tuesday evening represented a real challenge, the first for the Tigers in a long while.
After adjusting to the bigger Indians in the second half, Rockdale pulled away from Frank- ston 62-48 in the Lion’s Den in regional quarterfinal action. Full Story
No. 1 Sunnyvale on track for historic season
SUNNYVALE—Sunnyvale, the No. 1 team in the 3A state poll, will take on No. 19 Rockdle in a clash of heavyweights at 3 p.m. Thursday in the UIL state tournament semifinals. Full Story
Lady Tigers make return trip to state—43 years later
LUFKIN—All along, because they were beating teams so badly, people wondered just how good the Rockdale Lady Tigers were.
Just for the record, they’re good enough to go to state.
Fighting through the Region III tournament, the Lady Tigers—the lowest ranked team in the Class 3A portion at No. 19— earned a spot in the UIL State Tournament. Full Story
Dawgs back in regional
Marks first return since 2008 title
BURNET—Hello old friend.
For the first time since 2008, the Thorndale Bulldogs will make an appearance in the Class 2A, Region IV Tournament after holding off Harper 57-55 Tuesday night.
The last time Thorndale was in this territory, was during the drive for their second straight state championship. Full Story
McQuitter connects the circle of success
When Liz Galloway McQuitter got the job as head basketball coach at Rockdale after Janet Havelka retired in 2008, the first thing she did was implement a little dribblers program.
Not surprisingly, that seminal group included current stars Velma Mitchell and Dae Dae Robertson et al. Full Story
AREA SOFTBALL PREVIEW
THORNDALE LADY DOGS Coach—Lance Betak (7th season) 2014 record—13-16 District record—6-4, 3rd Playoffs—Lost to state champion Weimar in area after first playoff win in four years in bi-district. Returning starters—4 Key losses—Shelby Anders, Skyler Sumner (both 1st team AD). Full Story
BOYS Rockdale 62, Frankston 48
ROCKDALE (28-5)—Mitchell 19, Ford 18, Loth 15, Lara 9, Miles 1.
FRANKSTON (25-7)—Hokit 22, Rogers 11, Bruton 10, Bean 8. Frankston 10 10 12 16—48 Rockdale 11 13 23 15—62
Rockdale 100, White
Oak 67 Full Story
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