Tigers share enthusiasm of youth
7 sophomores could find themselves in starting lineup
There is no truth to the rumor that because Rockdale is so young, that in the job listing to become the Rockdale baseball coach, one of the qualifications you had to have was babysitting experience.
Enter Jacob McMurtry— a mere kid himself at 26—who will inherit the babyfaced Tiger squad, whose lineup in 2016 at times included five freshmen and two sophomores. Full Story
Dawgs, Eagles take first step
Thorndale turns North Zulch into dry gulch
GIDDINGS—Ever the motivator, Thorndale Coach John Kovar lashed out at his players Tuesday night following a lackluster third quarter where they had been outscored 21-17.
He failed to mention that his squad was up by 37 points. Full Story
Milano in second round for first time in four years
COLLEGE STATION— The Milano Eagles are in the second round of the Class 2A boys basketball playoff for the first time in four seasons after defeating Iola 48-41 on Tuesday night at A&M Consolidated in College Station.
Milano (15-14) is the third place squad from 25-2A, while Iola (19- 11) was the second place team from 26-2A. Full Story
Reigning champions post up Lady Dogs
Weimar’s heighth too much for Thorndale
GIDDINGS—There are two intangibles that are uncoachable in basketball: speed and height.
Weimar possessed the later.
The defending Class 2A state champions put and end to the Lady Dogs’ season with a 55-32 victory in the Region IV area round Friday night at Buffalo Gymnasium.
Weimar (28-8) moves on to face Mason (29-7) in the regional quarterfinals. Full Story
Is “Free Bird” the best song ever written?
“And this bird you’ll never change.” Recently watched the excellent documentary “Gone With The Wind: The Remarkable Rise and Tragic Fall of Lynyrd Skynyrd.” Full Story
THORNDALE LADY DOGS
Coach—Lance Betak (9th season) 2016 record—21-8-1 (school record) District record—12-2 1st Playoffs—Lost to Weimar in bi-district. Returning starters—4 Key losses—Savannah Garcia, Jordan Schramm, Peyton O’Campo. Full Story
MILANO LADY EAGLES
Coach: Amanda Keen, 3rd season (41-15). 2016 record: 24-8 (school record) District record: 12-2, 1st Playoffs: Lost to Weimar in regional quarterfinals. Returning starters: 8 Key loss: Keely LaGrone. Full Story
STRAIGHT SHOOTER—Rockdale’s Kelly Foster (here with Texas Shooting Star coach Dave Schaller) pocketed two state championships for USA Shooting at Texas Shooting Stars Range in Dallas. Foster, 18, captured state in air pistol and 22-pistol and has qualified for the Junior Olympic Nationals held at the Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, Colo. on April 20-28. Full Story
FOOTBALL FRANKLIN—Rockdale’s David Franklin signs up to play football with the reigning Division III national champion Mary Hardin-Baylor Crusaders. Franklin was a two-year starter at quarterback and defensive back with the Tigers and first team all-district. Full Story
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