Decade of Change

BEST OF THE DECADE

Ken Esten Cooke’s iconic picture captured one of the pioneers of girls pole vaulting, Rockdale’s Leslie Starnes, during one of her four trips to the state meet. Ken Esten Cooke’s iconic picture captured one of the pioneers of girls pole vaulting, Rockdale’s Leslie Starnes, during one of her four trips to the state meet. Here is a list of some of the best of Rockdale athletics for the past decade: Event: The formation of the Rockdale Sports Hall of Honor by Athletic Director Jeff Miller. Team: 2005 Softball 27-5 team was one game away from state tournament Coach: Jessica Poole, softball. 69-18 record (35-1 in district), 3 district championships, 32 straight league wins Football player: Stryker Sulak All-state, All-Big 12, 6th round draft pick of Oakland Raiders. Basketball players: Lance Loewe and Will McQuitter Both have scored over 1,000 points Girls basketball: Jessica Gaines 2-time first-team all-state, scholarship to Stephen F. Austin. Baseball player: Nic Hammett All-state, school record 94 RBI. Girls track: Leslie Starnes 4 trips to state meet, 3 silver medals, TCU scholarship. Boys track: Michael Menley Silver medal in discus. Scholarship to Tulane. Softball player: Kaitlynne Schnerr 1st team All-State, school record 100 RBI, .492 average, Temple College Scholarship. Volleyball player: Kaitlynne Schnerr District MVP hitter. 3-time first team all-district. Boys tennis: Jeff Easterwood. 4 trips to state, three medals. Girls tennis: Ginger Owen State trip. Boys powerlifting: Andre Johnson State meet, Still holds many school records. Girls powerlifting: Trish Schneider. Two trips to state. Cross Country: Rozalyn Dixon Trip to state.
Tee Richardson Tee Richardson
Leslie Starnes Leslie Starnes
Trish Schneider (L) and Caitlyn Luetge Trish Schneider (L) and Caitlyn Luetge
Brandy Morgan Brandy Morgan
Bobby Joe Tindle Bobby Joe Tindle
Clockwise from the top: Stryker Sulak, Jessica Gaines, Katrina DeLeon, Jeff Easterwood, Michael Menley. Photography for this week’s sports section is by Ken Esten Cooke, Mike Brown, Cliff Dungan, Teresa Ging and Bill Martin. Clockwise from the top: Stryker Sulak, Jessica Gaines, Katrina DeLeon, Jeff Easterwood, Michael Menley. Photography for this week’s sports section is by Ken Esten Cooke, Mike Brown, Cliff Dungan, Teresa Ging and Bill Martin.




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