Once a basketball icon, Buna football on the rise
Upset playoff win over Malakoff was first since 1983
Back in the mid-20th century, the name Buna was synonymous with winning basketball.
Under legendary coach Cotton Robinson, Buna dominated basketball in the mid-50s to the mid- 60s, winning seven state championships from 1955 to 1963. Full Story
Second half stranglehold
Revitalized Big Blue crushes Comanche
BELTON—Jeff Miller’s message to his team at halftime was direct and to the point.
“I don’t know if you’ve noticed it yet or not, but they aren’t afraid of us.”
‘Nuff said. Full Story
Wing-T, Slot-T? I’ll just call it ‘Monotony-T’
While recently bemoaning my growing hatred of the slot-T, wing-T or any other T, Jeff Miller shared with me that his son Gunner—who will be the starting quarterback for the Tigers next season— informed his father/coach that if he had some kind of crazy notion of switching over to one of the Ts—he’s transferring. Full Story
ROCKDALE VS. BUNA
What: No. 6 Rockdale Tigers (10-1) vs. Buna Cougars (10-1). Class 3A, Division I, Region III Area playoff. Where: Klein Memorial (8,500 capacity, Artificial Field Turf). When: Friday, 7:30 p.m. Favorite: Buna by 1. Last week: Rockdale 48, Comanche 24; Buna 34, No. 8 Malakoff 24. Series: First meeting. Enrollment: Rockdale 447; Buna 412. Full Story
Lady Tigers: young but seasoned
Mitchell, Robertson lead talented group
With two straight post season appearances under their belts, the Rockdale Lady Tigers are aiming a little higher this season, possibly extending their stay in the playoffs to more than one game.
The Lady Tigers lost five seniors off last year’s squad (16-11), but return two of the best players in the area in Dae Dae Robertson and Velma Mitchell. Full Story
Dawgs determined to stay a while in playoffs
Ben Bolt up first Thursday in area round
THORNDALE—Almost 25 years ago, Ben Bolt pulled off one of the greatest upsets in Texas high school history.
The Badgers tied Thorndale. That’s right, tied.
Thorndale and Ben Bolt battled to a 22-22 tie that evening, but as was the rule at the time, the winner was determined by penetrations and that would be Ben Bolt, 4-3. Full Story
Louise puts an end to Milano’s post season
Steady scoring allows Hornets to move on
FLATONIA—The fight was there, unfortunately, the scoring was not.
The Milano Eagles could not overcome a sluggish offensive performance in a 25-6 loss to Louise in the Class 2A Division II, Region IV bi-district playoffs. Full Story
AWAY AT COLLEGE
ROCKDALELe’Raven Clark—Texas Tech(football)Daniel Brooks— Oklahoma(football)Josh Pelzel—Baylor (football)Austin Caffey—Texas State(baseball)Joe Sanders—Midwestern (football) LaDontice Coates—Midwestern (football)Tyler Wright—Tarleton St. (football) Full Story
All those years ago, still the biggest upset ever
Eds note: This is a reprint of Reporter Editor Mike Brown’s column from December 9, 2010. EDITOR’S CORNER
This weekend marks the 20th anniversary of the biggest high school football upset I ever witnessed in the 32 years I covered sports.
It was a strange game then and its strangeness has only grown in memory over the last 20 years.
It was so bizarre that, appropriately, the game ended in a 22-22 tie. Full Story
Lady Eagles just short of state tournament
No. 4 Lindsay fights off Milano in regional finals
WEATHERFORD—They were one step away from the big dance, but their ticket didn’t get punched.
The No. 10 Milano Lady Eagles fell just short of the Class 2A Region II championship and a trip to the state tournament. Full Story
All-District 16-2AMVP: Myka Morehead,Milano, Sr.Offensive MVP: ChelseaSeggern, Thrall, Jr.Defensive MVP: ShelbiSchneider, Thorndale, Sr.Newcomer: Bailey Martinez,Holland, Fr.First TeamCashlyne Blake , Milano, Soph.; Camille Messer, Milano, Soph.; NaomiGraham, Milano, Soph.; Full Story
Tigers take hoop opener over LaGrange
Baylor signee Wendell Mitchell pulled the trigger on 38 points to lead Rockdale past LaGrange 68-59 Monday night in the season opener. Thorndale grabs season opener over Fayetteville Full Story
LINEMAN OF THE WEEK
Senior tackle Michael Boyd graded out highest among the offensive linemen against Comanche. Full Story
Cold ‘diaper dash’ nets $5,000
Allen, Juarez win overall titles for Place of Hope run
About 70 runners and volunteers braved chilly temperatures and strong winds to help raise $5,000 for Place of Hope early Saturday.
Steve Allen of Huntsville and Diana Juarez of Rockdale captured top overall male and female titles.
Allen clocked in at 22:00.7, while Juarez’s time was 26:16.5. Full Story