Friday Night Lite
Tigers lacking in varsity experience
Rockdale coach Jeff Miller succinctly crystallized his team’s current level of experience.
“A bunch of our guys got to play a lot last year,” he summized. “It was just on Thursday nights, not Friday.” Full Story
Spikers host own tourney
Lady Tigers 7th annual tournament this weekend
The Rockdale Lady Tigers fell to Georgetown Gateway 25-22, 25-16, 21-25, 25-21 Tuesday night at Tiger Gymnasium.
The Lady Tigers slip to 5-11 on the season.
They are coming off the highly competitive Bastrop Tournament where they went 2-6. Full Story
High school football brings us back to basics
While the NFL squabbles over how many millions the league and their players can rake in and how it gets split up and college football is, well—come to think of it—kind of doing the same thing, this week, football returns in its purest form.
The high school season kicks off Friday (for some, Thursday) and more specifically, Texas high school football. Full Story
Dawgs eager to rev up new offensive look
Burton becoming accustomed to playof fs
After decades of playoff futility, Burton has started to figure out this post-season thing and in the Panthers’ eight playoff appearances, five have come in the past five years.
The Panthers are coming off one of the best seasons in school history after posting an 8-4 mark as an area finalist.
They captured backto back district titles in 2012-2013. Full Story
Eagles ready for rough road with Chilton at home
Milano looking to avoid another 0-4 start to season
Milano was able to dig itself out of a 0-4 start to the season hole in 2014, so beginning the 2015 ledger, the Eagles hope they won’t have to pull out the shovels again.
Milano was able to earn a playoff spot last season and are aiming for a third straight slot this season. Full Story
Texas dove season opens Tuesday in central zones
Hunters will have more opportunities later
AUSTIN—Dove hunters will have more opportunity later in the season with dates and bag limits finalized by the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this last week.
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has approved the 2015-16 Texas dove season, including a 70-day season and 15-bird daily bag statewide, and a 16-day early teal and Canada goose season. Full Story
Lady Eagles reel off three straight in four-day span
Lady Dogs fall to Hyde Park on the road
The Milano Lady Eaglesreeled off three straight victories over a four-day span to improve to 9-2 on the season.
In a Tuesday night double header, the Lady Eagles recovered to knock off Iola 23-25, 25-21, 25-21, 17-25, 15-10 and swept out Brazos Christian 25-14, 25-19, 25-14. Full Story
Thorndale’s Chase Kiesling looks for some running room as the Milano defnse pursues in the two teams final scrimmage Thursday night in Thorndale. Full Story
AWAY AT COLLEGE
ROCKDALELe’Raven Clark—Texas Tech(football)Daniel Brooks—Oklahoma(football, track)Josh Pelzel—Baylor (football) Wendell Mitchell—Baylor(basketball)Velma Mitchell—Louisiana Monroe (basketball)Tyler Wright—Tarleton St.(football)Ethan Brinkley—West TexasA&M (football) Full Story
Cowboy Karl back in the ring Sunday
Local light welterweight Ryan “Cowboy” Karl will step back in the ring Sept. 6 at the American Bank Center in Corpus Christi on the Premier Boxing Champions card on CBS.
Karl (8-0 ) will be battling Enrique Alvarez (6-0) of San Juan. Full Story
WHERE THEY PLAY
TIGER FOOTBALLFriday–at Smithville 7:30p.m., at Burger Field. Season OpenerLADY TIGER VOLLEYBALLThursday & Saturday—Rockdale TournamentTuesday—Granger, JV-V,5-6:30CROSS COUNTRYSaturday—at Apache Pass,8 a.m.MILANO FOOTBALLThursday—Chilton 7:30p.m. Season OpenerMILANO VOLLEYBALL Full Story
Cake auction results
• Joey Montelongo (pina colada cake)—John Weed
• A.J. Rutledge (carrot cake)—US Directional Drilling.
• Chase Pickett (chocolatecake)— Milano L/S Exchange.
Will Payne (pear pie)—Dennis Payne
• Josh Springer (chocolate sheet)—Jeff Springer Full Story
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