White needs our help to run this time

Right here in the heart of track season, one of Rockdale’s greatest performers has been stricken ill.

Garry White (RHS ‘77) has been diagnosed with colon cancer and it has spread to his liver.

Friends and family are planning a fund raiser to offset medical expenses on Saturday, May 1 in the Texas Star Plaza parking lot, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.

A donation of $5 will get you a sausage wrap, drink and brownie.

White’s sister Angela says her brother is home and resting now after taking chemotherapy treatment.

“He was hospitalized three weeks ago, she said. “ Since that time the doctor has reduced his chemotherapy and he is feeling much better.”

White was a key member of the 1976 state championship football team as well as the 1977 state track championship team.

White, along with Sammy Ray Branch, Don Miller and the late Don Wesley were the state champions in the sprint relay that year.

White White Their time of 42.9 is still the school record.

White played football at the University of Minnesota where he led the Big 10 in rushing and was drafted by the San Francisco 49ers.

White is part of the prolific White family, where his sisters Angela, Theresa and Wanda were all standouts during their athletic careers and continued to coach after college.

His late father M.C. was the long time president of the athletic booster club.

His son Kortlin, also a Tiger football and track standout, graduated in 2008 and plays football for Mary Hardin-Baylor.

Clark visits OU, OSU

Rockdale lineman LeRaven Clark travelled to Oklahoma over the weekend and visited Oklahoma and Oklahoma St.

Oklahoma St. had previously offered Clark a scholarship.

While Oklahoma did not offer him a scholarship, one may be forthcoming when Sooner coaches visit him in Rockdale on May 1.

“The facilities at Oklahoma St. are unbelievable,” said Rockdale Coach Jeff Miller, who accompanied Clark on the trip along with Tiger defensive coordinator Jim Kerbow. “LeRaven really liked OU.”

Also, Minnesota joined the long list of colleges that are eager to sign up the 6-foot-6, 247-pound blue chip.

That list includes: Texas Tech, TCU, Baylor, Houston and Missouri.

Most schools envision him as an offensive tackle, although he plays both ways.

Clark’s teammate Derek David visited Texas A&M with his grandmother and after being given a guided tour of the facilities, they watched the Aggies’ spring game.

A&M had already given him a verbal offer after just watching him on tape.

Baylor has also made an offer to the sophomore.

Correction

From the CRS department, last week (for whatever reason) I mistakenly referred to Andy Milano’s granddaughter Joyce Hurt as Judy Dyer. I wish I knew why.

My apologies to Joyce.

The 5ive

Here are the five greatest hoaxes of all-time:

1. SIDD FINCH.

2. Loch Ness monster photo in 1934.

3. Orson Welles’ War of the Worlds in 1938.

4. Alien autopsy film footage in 1995.

5. Elvis is still alive. Anywhere, anytime.


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