State tourney journal: it’s a family affair
Just returned from the state capital while attending my favorite sporting event, the UIL state high school basketball tournament.
It was my 38th consecutive final four and one of the most memorable. Full Story
Tigers bust out unbeaten in early district action
Elliott, Schnerr shine in huge win over Rudder
Rockdale has this rebuilding thing down pretty cold.
In a season in which they were expected to str uggle as they replaced six productive seniors, the Tigers have pounced out of the district cage with a 3-0 mark after nipping Navasota 6-3 Tuesday night on the road.
Rockdale was coming off a 4-3 victory over Bryan Rudder and are now 8-5 on the season. Full Story
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Rockdale thinclads go heavy to grab second straight track meet title
CAMERON—Harkening back to a time when Rockdale dominated tracks all over Central Texas, the Tigers used its bountiful heft to capture the Cameron Relays, their second such title in two consecutive weeks.
A s in w inning its own Rockdale Relays last week, the Tigers used their muscle to pull away from the field, namely host Cameron. Full Story
Joe Sanders cranks up a serve at the Rockdale Invitational Tennis Tournament. Full Story
Lady Tigers ring up first district win with rally
Trailing 7-0, Fischer’s grand slam ignites comeback win
Finding themselves trailing 7-0 and already possessing a 0-2 mark in district play, the Rockdale Lady Tigers found themselves in a season changing situation, despite the fact that it is still early in the proceedings. Full Story
Thorndale, Milano off to rough starts in district
Both are bombed in first league games
The Milano Lady Eagles were run-ruled in their district opener Friday against Holland 13-3 in just five innings. The loss drops Milano to 2-8 on the season.
The team took a rest during spring break and will resume loop play on Tuesday, March 23 as the travel to face No. 20 Granger at 6 p.m. The Lady Eagles will host Bartlett at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 26. Full Story
Clockwise from bottom left is Rockdale’s Adreana Gonzales, Rockdale’s Annie Wilde, Milano’s Stonie Guthrie and Rockdale’s Mara McAdams in action at the Rockdale Invitational Fr Full Story
Area players named to TABC regional squads
Rockdale, Thorndale and Milano well represented
Rockdale’s Will McQuitter, Milano’s Sam Walker and Thorndale’s Margie Sue Llana were named to the Texas Association of Basketball Coaches all-regional teams.
McQuitter became Rockdale’s all-time leading scorer in 2010 with 1,677 points and led District 24-3A in scoring at 23 points a game. Full Story
Tiger golfers first and
second at Brenham
The Rockdale Boys Golf teams traveled to Brenham to compete and the junior varsity claimed first place, while the varsity nabbed second. Full Story
WHERE THEY PLAY
TIGER BASEBALL Friday—Caldwell, JV/V, 5/7 Tuesday—Thorndale, V, 6 p.m. Full Story
Golf tourney to raise funds for Rising Star construction
Rising Star Baptist Church has scheduled its annual Golf Classic at Blackhawk Golf Course, in Pflugerville, on Saturday, March 27, at 1 p.m.
A free barbecue meal for participants will start at 11:30 a.m. Prizes will include trophies for the winning team and individual trophies, eight free rounds of golf, and more. Full Story
RHS BOYS TRACK & FIELD RECORDS
Discus—Freddie Cates, 186-3 in Hearne in 1997.
Shot put—Dexter Wesley, 59-73/ 4 i n Austi n (Universit y o f Texas ) in 1988.
Long jump—Larry Jackson, 24-3 in Caldwell in 1988.
Pole vault—Paul Joseph, 14-6 in 1975, and Forrest Goss, 14-6 in Brenham in 1984. Full Story
GIRLS TRACK & FIELD RECORDS
Discus—Angela White, 133-10 in Brenham in 1980. Shot put—Angela White, 43-03/ 4 i n De l Vall e i n 1980.
Long jump—Brandy Williams, 18-13/ 4 i n Brenha m i n 1993. Triple jump—Crystal Anderson, 37-0 in Brenham in 2001. High jump—Priscilla Avila, 5-3, in Rockdale in 1993.
Pole vault—Leslie Starnes, 12-5 in Caldwell (District Meet) in 2006. Full Story
Rockdale 6, Navasota 3 Rockdale 100 310 1—6 7 1 Navasota 100 000 2—3 6 2
Sanders and Chelf, Gibbs (7); Savensky and Eppier, Hildreth (5). W-Chelf 4-1. L-Eppier (2-3). 2B-Newman (N). Records—Rockdale 8-5, 3-0; Navasota 9-5, 0-1.
Highlights: Debault 1-4 2RBI; Gibbs 1-3 2RBI. Full Story