Area netters bow out in regional tournaments

Milano tennis players Trevor Gage, Jaxson Robinson, Coach Virginia Beard, Wynton Thomason, and Jordan Hughes who competed at the regional tennis tournament. Milano tennis players Trevor Gage, Jaxson Robinson, Coach Virginia Beard, Wynton Thomason, and Jordan Hughes who competed at the regional tennis tournament. COLLEGE STATION—The Milano and Thorndale tennis seasons have come to an end.

For Milano, Trevor Gage won his first round against Chireno’s Joseph Blount 7-6, 3-6, 6-2, then lost quarterfinal round against defending state champion Matt Banner of Mason 6-0, 6-0 who went on to win the Regional Tournament once again.

“Trevor a sophomore, did an outstanding job this year representing Milano in his first year on varsity,” said Milano tennis coach Virginia Beard

In boys doubles, Jaxson Robinson and Wynton Thomason won their first round match against Knippa’s Garza/ James 6-0, 6-0, then went on to defeat Hernandez/Zuniga of Ben Bolt in quarterfinals 6-4, 6-2.

Loewe Loewe They fell in semifinal match to defending state champions of Hill/Kothman of Menard 6-0, 6-1, who also went on to win the tournament.

Thomason and Robinson lost the third place match 7-6, 6-4, to Ballesteros/James of Knippa, to take fourth place in the regional tournament.

This was Robinson and Thomason’s second trip to the regional tournament. Last year they were defeated in the first round to Woodsboro’s boys doubles who took third in the tournament.


The Thorndale Tennis season has come to an end as well as Isaac Leyendecker lost his first round match to a strong opponent, Kenny Cloud from Latexo, 7-6 (7-4 tie breaker), 6-2.

The Bulldog boys’ doubles team of John Glenn and Kyler Kovar won their first round defeating DeMoss/Gilbert from High Island 6-2,6-3.

Allen Allen The second round saw them stumble to the second place winners of Martin/Vargas from Mason, score was 7-5, 6-2. Loewe is state free throw shooting champ

Rockdale senior Lance Loewe led Class 3A in free throw shooting for 2010.

Loewe, who recently signed with East Texas Baptist, shot 81.2 percent ( 7 8 - o f - 9 6 ) from the line for the Tigers this past season.

Loewe was a 73 percent (215- of-295) free throw shooter over his career.

3rd annual booster club tournament May 8

The 3rd annual Rockdale Athletic Booster Club golf tournament/ crawfish boil will be held Saturday, May 8 at the Rockdale Country Club.

Entry fee is $75 per person and includes one meal ticket. Additional meal tickets can be purchased for $20.

Prize money will be awarded to the top three finishers in this A,B,C,D format.

A lunch of sausage wraps will be served at 11 a.m., followed by a shotgun start at Noon followed by the crawfish boil at 6 p.m.

For more information, contact Jeff Miller at 430-6150.

Milano seniors holding golf tournament Sat.

The Milano High School senior class is holding a golf tournament on Saturday May 1, at the Cameron Country Club.

All proceeds from the tournament will go to the Project Graduation activities held following graduation ceremonies on May 28.

The tournament is a 4-man scramble that will begin at 9 a.m. The cost is $40 per person.

There will be prizes awarded for 1st-3rd place teams and a closest to the pin and longest drive prize.

Rental carts will be available at an additional cost.

Early registration can be made by calling 512-429-0546. Late registration will be from 8-8:45 on Saturday May 1.

For more information or any questions call 512-429-0546. Allen leads Texas State to lacrosse final four

WESTLAKE—Blake Allen and his Texas State teammates upset the University of Texas 12-10 in the Lone Star Alliance regional finals Sunday to earn a trip to the final four in Denver.

It was the firstever victory by the No. 22 Bobcats (12-3) over the No. 19 Longhorns (11-5) in lacrosse.

Texas State had defeated Texas A&M and SMU to reach the finals.

The Men’s Collegiate Lacrosse Association (MCLA) tournament will be held May 11-15. No. 1 ranked Michigan is the two-time defending champion.

A senior who had one goal Sunday, Allen is a four-year starting midfielder for the Bobcats.

Allen is the son of Rockdale graduates Waylon (RHS ‘77) and Valerie Allen (RHS ‘78) and the grandson of Ernest and Vernell Schneider of Rockdale.

18th annual McFalls Memorial Saturday

The 18th annual Mike McFalls Memorial scholarship golf scramble will be held Saturday, May 1 at the Rockdale Country Club.

Check in is at 8:45 a.m. with a 9:15 shotgun start.

Prizes include a 2010 Buick for first hole-in-one. There will also be prizes awarded for any other par- 3 hole-in-one and also closest to the hole and accurate drive.

Entry fee is $70 per person, which includes green fees, two mulligans, after tournament luncheon and awards presentation.

The tournament is limited to 18 teams and a maximum of 72 players. There will be a “Fun Night” on Friday, starting at 6:30 p.m.

For more information, contact Homer Mowdy at (512) 4465480.

Physicals to be offered at junior high May 7

Physicals will be offered to Rockdale athletes on Friday, May 7, in the Jr. High Gym from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. for $15.

Students should sign up with their coach by Friday, April 30 if they want to get a physical. Checks should be made payable to Dr. Jennifer Choate.

Students should bring their glasses/contacts for the eye exam. A nd girls should not wear dresses or skirts on the day of the physical (May 7).

All UIL Forms including the Medical History must be completed and signed at the bottom

of the page.

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