SPORTS SHORTSFirst year produces Milano’s first entrant
MHS senior Christin Catalina set a new personal best in the squat at 270 pounds and pulled a 250 pound dead lift attempt to finish sixth among all UIL class ications in the 132 pound weight class at the THSWPA Region II championship held Saturday in Elgin.
Catalina was the top Class A finisher in her weight class, advancing her to the state meet March 18-20 in Corpus Christi.
“Christin has worked very hard all year long and personifies the effort and desire that it takes to be successful,” MHS powerlifting Coach Sean Connor said. “It has been a pleasure and honor to coach Christin, and her positive attitude has helped make the powerlifting team a success.”
Rockdale senior Lance Loewe has been selected as one of the top basketball players in Texas and invited to participate in the 11th Texas Roundup A ll-Star game to be held on March 2oth in Maypearl.
The Texas Roundup, considered one of the state’s most prestigious events, selects the state’s top 24 boys and 24 girls from Class 1A, 2A and 3A schools.
Players selected are chosen from hundreds of nomina- tions statewide. Recruiters across the state participate as advisors in the Texas Roundup selection process.
The girls game is scheduled for 3:00 p.m., followed by the boys game at 5:00 p.m.
Admission to the games is $5. Maypearl is located on FM 66, approximately 10 miles west of Waxahachie and 15 miles north of Hillsboro.
Last Monday the Rockdale Boys Golf team traveled to Bastrop to compete in the Smithville Invitational and placed second.
Braden Byrd led the way with a 92, followed by Garr ett Korenek (93) Casey Burrough (94) and Grant Galbreath (99).
“These guys did a great job, playing on a long up and down hill course that they hadn’t played before,” said Rockdale Coach earl gandy. “I was very pleased with their efforts.”
The boys team traveled to Temple and Salado to compete at the Big Eagle Classic over the weekend in a field that had 16 teams the entire field had three teams that were not 4A or 5A.
The Tigers placed third in the tournament with the following results: Waylon Boyd 82-84—166 Lance Loewe 86-87—173 Kirk Williams 90-83—173 Patrick David 94-80—174 Tyler Wright 101-90—191 Team totals for the two days were 352-334—686.
Thursday the Lady Tigers golf team travled to compete at the Brenham Invitational, led by Melinda Perez (104), Kaley Dodd (106), Emily Gerlock (108) and Caroline Wilde (108).
Bulldog netters play at Leander, San Saba
The Thorndale tennis team participated in Team Tennis held in Leander hosted by San Saba on Friday.
Matt Schneider defeated K. Haverland (San Saba) 6-3, 7-5. Schneider def. J. Vega (San Saba) 6-2, 3-6, 6-4. Schneider def. B. Scruggs (Thrall) 6-0, 6-2.
John Glenn def. R. Cacco (San Saba) 6-1,2-6, 6-3. Glenn def. J.Gordy (Thrall) 6-0;6-1.
Sam Stockton def. Crab (Thrall) 6-1, 6-4. The boys doubles team of Glenn and Kovar def. Gordy and Scrugss (Thrall) 6-2, 6-0.
Stockton and Thomas def. Crab and Noack (Thrall) 6-1, 6-2.
On Saturday, both girls and boys played Brock in Team Tennis.
Petra Garcia def. Ducat 8-5, and Kristen Massar def. Lang 8-5.
Jaime Br y mer and Brandi Munoz participated in the Moody Golf Tournament.
Brymer shot a 115 and Munoz scored a 123.