Right on Track
Who—51 area athletesWhat—AAU Junior OlympicGamesWhere—Drake StadiumDes Moines, IowaWhen—July 22-August 2Events—Track & Field,Baton Twirling, Bowling,Cheerleading, Cricket, Gymnastics, Hockey, Inline Hockey, Field Hockey, JumpRope, Karate, Taekwondo, Full Story
New spike coaches familiar to schools
Rockdale, Thorndale look to alumni for leadership
With volleyball positions open at Rockdale and Thorndale, both schools looked to the past to secure the future.
Rockdale has hired former assistant Jennifer Keen as its new spike coach, while Thorndale also dipped into the alumni pool and grabbed former star Angel Bigan to lead the Lady Dog program. Full Story
Is it time for school coaches to take over summer league?
The 17th 7-on-7 state tournament just recently wrapped up and as it gains in popularity and expansion, there are some who are worried that football will become like basketball and turn into an AAU-type proposition.
Because of this, high school administrators are weighing whether its time for school coaches to take over in the summertime. Full Story
Area players named to TSWA All-State team
Caffey, Gibbs, Schaefer, Hinstroza make writer’s team
Rockdale’s Austin Caffey and Clayton Gibbs along with Thorndale’s Riley Schaefer and Eric Hinistroza were named to the Texas Sportwriters Association All-State team.
Schaefer—who was a candidate for player of the year—was nominated at two positions, pitcher and shortstop. Full Story
Rockdale football players need to report August 4
Lady Tiger volleyball sets up same day
Football equipment for Rockdale Tiger players will be issued at the field house on Monday, Aug. 4, beginning at 7 a.m. sharp.
That will be followed by the first day of practice which is set to begin at 8 a.m. and continue until 11:30 a.m.
Beginning the next day, Tuesday, Aug. 5, practice will be held from 7 to noon and 12:30 until 2 p.m. Full Story
BLAST OFF—The Rockdale Blasters 12U team placed second at State Softball tournament last week in Copperas Cove. Full Story