Rogers trying to right ship
Eagles out to prove 2015 mark was temporary
A quick look at the history of Rogers football will show that last season’s 1-9 record was a mirage.
No one is more aware of that than new coach Kent Walker.
Walker is the younger brother of Jeff Walker, who guided the Eagles to 58 wins from 2008-13. Full Story
Weather cancels West Texas TV appearance
For those of us that were desperately searching in vain for the West Texas A&MUT Permian Basin game Saturday night, there’s a good reason it could not be found.
For those of you who made it through the Texas California game, which ended at 1:30 in the morning, congratulations. Despite rumors to the contrary, it was not delayed by weather—just bad calls. Full Story
Grass still green for Gibbs
No one has coached in Rockdale longer than Bart Gibbs
In the tenuous profession that is coaching,
Bart Gibbs is an anomaly. Coaches rarely purchase houses, much less put down any substantial roots.
One 0-10 season can send you rifling through the want ads.
As the school bell chimed for the 2016 school year, Gibbs commenced his 20th year coaching and teaching in the Rockdale school district. Full Story
Lady Tigers sweep out Cameron for first win
Blue spikers blast 25 kills in dominant victory
The Rockdale Tigers rang up their first league victory by sweeping rival Cameron 25-14, 25-22, 25-14 on the road Tuesday night.
The Lady Tigers improved to 15-17 on the season and 1-3 in District 10-3A.
Cameron slips to 0-13 and 0-4. Full Story
Hamilton rallies twice to stave off Bulldogs
Dawgs jump out early in another close loss
THORNDALE—In a brutal 1-9 season in 2015, The Thorndale Bulldogs lost four games by a total of 10 points.
The Bulldogs were on the wrong end of another close loss Friday night as Hamilton rallied twice to edge Thorndale 28-21 at Bulldog Stadium.
Thorndale slips to 1-3 and hosts No. 2 and two-time defending Class 2A state champion Bremond at 7:30 Friday. Full Story
Second quarter blitz lifts Iola past Eagles
Milano still breaking in new offense
MILANO—The Milano Eagles couldn’t hold on to an early lead in a 34-6 loss to Iola Friday night at Pruitt Field.
The 0-4 Eagles will try to get in the win column this week when they host Bryan St. Joseph. Full Story
Seventh grade Tigers pounce on West, 32-6
The junior varsity will travel to Rogers for a 6 p.m. kick, while the freshman team travels to Hendrickson for a 4:30 meeting. The 7th and 8th grade teams will host Rogers with the first game starting at 5 p.m.
Seventh grade Full Story
Lady Eagles remain perfect in league play
Playing without Messer, Milano still unbeaten
With their skywalking kill machine on the sidelines, the Milano Lady Eagles still maintained their perfect record in league play with a pair of wins.
The Lady Eagles (24- 6, 5-0) swept both Bartlett and Granger, while Camille Messer went down with a sprained ankle injury in the first game against Bartlett Friday. Full Story
Lions Club 26th annual golf tournament Oct. 8
The 26th annual Rockdale Noon Lions Club scholarship golf tournament will tee off Saturday Oct 8. at the Rockdale Country Club.
Tee time in 8:30 a.m.
A silent auction of donated items will be available through the end of tourney, with winning bidders announced at meal after tourney. Full Story
11th annual 5K at the Kay runs Sept. 24
The 11th annual 5K At The Kay is set for Sept. 24, registration is at 7:30 a.m. with the Kid’s Kay at 8 a.m. and walkers/runners at 8:30 a.m.
A pancake breakfast will be held at the Kay after the race with cartoons shown inside the theater. Full Story
Rockdale PTO will sell spirit ribbons Friday
The Rockdale PTO will sell spirit ribbons on all campuses Friday, Sept. 23 from 7:30 to 8 a.m.
Cost is $1 and will support Gold Out for Childhood Cancer. All proceeds go to RISD schools. Full Story
Cowboy Karl stepping back in the TV ring
Ryan “Cowboy’ Karl will be stepping back into the ring.
The Milano native will box again on Sept 27 in Santa Fe, N.M. and the bout will be televised on Fox Sports 1 at 7 p.m. from the Buffalo Thunder Casino and Resort. Full Story
City wide pep rally set for Wed., Sept. 28.
There will be a city wide peprally next Wednesday at the Fair Park pavilion at 7 p.m. to celebrate homecoming.
The Tigers will host Academy at 7:30 p.m. Friday. Full Story
Full Moon Friday
Top right, The Eagles bust out onto the field, ready to play. Middle row (left to right), Noah Hanel gets the eye from a curly-headed friend. Ronnie Messer returns the ball after having his helmet peeled of during a play. Rah-Rahs Kamri Yakesch (bottom left), Hannah Bakken and Ardena Gray (top) build team spirit up during halftime of Friday’s game. Full Story
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