Drew Brees passed his first test as a QB in the Canyon
Seeing Drew Brees up on that podium Sunday night and holding his infant son in his arms with tears in his eyes, just minutes after guiding his team to a Super Bowl victory, teleported me like a flash back to September 6, 1995.
That’s the date when Brees started his first high school game as a Westlake Chaparral. I was there. Full Story
Hearne’s Randle elected to NFL Hall of Fame
Undersized and undrafted, defender was never undaunted
John Randle has literally gone from the outhouse to the penthouse.
Growing up in Mumford, where his family had no indoor plumbing, Randle reached the nadir of professional football Saturday by being elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Full Story
Ducks dash T iger hopes
Poor rebounding, free throw shooting haunt Rockdale
In this, the 30th game of the season, it would seem that fundamental basketball (i.e. blocking out, passing, shooting free throws) would be an afterthought.
Rockdale had trouble carrying out the simplest of hardwood tasks Tuesday night and it probably cost them a long overdue spot in the state playoff bracket. Full Story
NATIONAL SIGNING DAY
Witnessing Greg Chelf signing with Mary Hardin- Baylor are (front, l to r) father Jack Chelf and mother Lee Anne Chelf. Full Story
More all-state honors for Tiger stars David, Clark
The post season honors continue to pile up for Rockdale’s Logan David and LeRaven Clark.
David was named second-team on the Texas Sports Writers
all-state squad, while Clark was an honorable mention selection. Full Story
AWAY AT COLLEGE
ROCKDALE Nic Hammett—Rice (football & baseball) Gary Randall—Texas A&M (football) Austin January—Abilene Christian (football) Kortlin White—Mary Hardin-Baylor (football) Krysten Brooks—Texas-Arlington (track) Billy Gonzalez—Temple College (baseball) Chance Betchan—Faulkner, Alabama (baseball) Full Story
Dawgs dump on Eagle win streak
Schneider’s buzzer-beater sinks Milano
THORNDALE—It was rough and loud at Bulldog Gym on Tuesday night in the battle for the top spot in District 27A, but that didn’t bother Thorndale’s Matt Schneider.
The Bulldog junior hit a threepoint shot from the top of the arc as the final buzzer sounded, to knock of the No. 18 Milano Eagles 52-49. Full Story
Thorndale shuts down loop play with perfection
Lady Dogs await playoff opponents with 17-game win streak in tow
THOR NDA LE—The No. 13 Thorndale Lady Dogs have claimed their fifth straight district title with a perfect 10-0 mark after wins over 27A foes Milano and Granger and now await the postseason.
The victories extends Thorndale’s winning streak to 17 with a 24-4 overall record. Full Story
Lady Tigers end season on a high note with win
Senior Frei erupts for season high 14 to pave the way
DISTRICT 24-3A GIRLS Team District Overall Madisonville 11-1 27-5 Bryan Rudder 10-2 26-6 Navasota 9-3 32-4 Cameron 6-6 12-17 Caldwell 4-8 7-21 Rockdale 2-10 6-23 Taylor 0-12 4-24 Tuesday’s results: Rockdale 39, Taylor 30; Madisonville 56, Navasota 35; Cameron 45, Caldwell 42 (2OT). Full Story
2010 SPRING SPORTS SCHEDULE
POWERLIFTING HEAD COACH: Earl Gandy Jan 16 Thrall Jan 23 Giddings Feb 13 District Meet (Caldwell) Feb 27 Navasota Mar 6 Girls Regional (Elgin) Mar 13 Boys Regional (LaVega) BASEBALL HEAD COACH: Jarad Richards Feb 13 Alumni Games 11, 1:15, 3 Feb 22 @Liberty Hill 5/7 Feb 25-27 Rockdale Tournament TBA Mar 2 Salado 4:30/7 Mar 4-6 Fairfield To Full Story
WELCOME BACK—Dozens of former Rockdale basketball players were in attendance at the open house held at the new Tiger Gymnasium Tuesday night. Full Story
BOYS Taylor 69, Rockdale 67 (OT) TAYLOR (13-18, 4-7)—Jackson 31, Sanford 9, Gonzales 9, Caldwell 7, Kerley 6, Lucio 5, Douglas 2. Totals FG 21-49 FT 21-33 3PT 6-18—69 ROCKDALE (16-14, 4-6)—McQuitter 8-11-27, Loewe 9-1-23, Gadison 3-0-6, Sanders 1-2-5, Lewis 1-0-2, Wright 1-0-2, Peters 0-2-2. Full Story
2nd annual baseball
alumni game Saturday
The 2nd Annual Alumni Tournament will be held this Saturday February 13th.
The homerun derby will be at 10:00 am. Participants will get 10 cuts for $10. Just show up and get in line if you wish to participate. Full Story
Milano lifters bring home medals
WHITNEY—The Milano boys and girls powerlifting teams competed in Whitney, with three athletes coming home with medals.
Christin Catalina and Mary Evans were both fourth place medalists in their respective weight classes while Chelsey Burgess was a fifth place medalist in her class. Full Story
Gerthe invited to NASCAR diversity affairs awards
New Breed R acing’s A lesi Gerthe was invited to celebrate a day of diversity with NASCAR and the Women In The Winner’s Circle Foundation at the 3rd Annual NASCAR Diversity Affairs Awards Event and the 8th Annual Women in the Winner’s Circle Awards Event on February 10, 2010 at the Daytona 500 Experience in Daytona Beach, Florida. Full Story
WHERE THEY PLAY
TIGER BASKETBALL Friday—Cameron, F-JV-V, 5:15-6:15- 7:30 Tuesday—at Madisonville, F-JV-V, 5:15-6:15-7:30 LADY TIGER SOFTBALL Tuesday—at Robinson, JV-V, 5-7 Thursday & Satuday—Gatesville Tournament Friday—Granger, JV-V, 5-7 POWERLIFTING Saturday—District Meet at Caldwell MILANO BASKETBALL Friday—Th Full Story
Monday signup deadline for MHS alumni game
Monday, Feb. 11 is the last day for all you former Milano Eagle baseball players to register for the Milano Athletic Booster Club Alumni Baseball Game. The game is set for Saturday, Feb. 20 at the school’s baseball field. The tailgate party of hamburgers and hotdogs and check in will start at 11 a.m. There will also be concessions and other activities throughout the day. Full Story