Rockdale has produced some great gophers... I mean golfers
“Carl, I want to you to
kill every gopher on the golf
“Correct me if I’m wrong
Sandy, but if I kill all the golfers,
they’re going to lock me
up and throw away the key...”
“Gophers you idiot, not golfers!”
Left for dead in the district standings, Lady Tigers did an about-face to salvage their season and make another playoff appearance
ing B and beaten ruised after an 11-1 run-rule loss to Cameron on March 30, Rockdale was staring at a 2-5 district ledger and a season that was on the precipice of slipping away. Lady Tiger coach Kristen Gunter took the opportunity to have a frank and honest discussion with her reeling team afterwards. Full Story
Carry for Garry
$11,ooo raised for White on Saturday
A fund-raiser for one of Rockdale High School’s most beloved athletes ever, now fighting cancer, raised about $11,000 on Saturday.
Garry White was a key member of the 1976 Tiger state championship football team and the 1977 state track champions.
He is a 1977 RHS graduate and has been diagnosed with colon and liver cancer. Full Story
Comanches cut Lady Dogs’ playoff appearance short
Shiner staves off Thorndale comeback attempt
BY MARIE BAKKEN
Reporter Staff Writer
GIDDINGS—It was one and done for the Thorndale Lady Dogs as they were ousted from the Class A state playoffs by Shiner Friday night in a close 3-2 bi-district decision.
The 24th -ranked Lady Comanches move on to face District 25A champion Mart in the area round. Full Story
Brooks, Clark headed for state track meet
Underclassmen earn a trip to showcase
HUMBLE—The Rockdale Tigers track team entered regionals with a full contingent of talented athletes.
Two survived the rigourous competition and now will carry the Tiger torch to the state track meet next week. Full Story
Thorndale, Milano fall short in regional track competition
A meet of inches for Knapek and Sanders
HUNTSVILLE —It came down to the tiniest of measurements for two local tracksters between them and the state track meet.
Thorndale’s Mirah Knapek and Milano’s Thomas Sanders both missed out on a trip to Austin by inches in their respective jumping events at the Class A Region IV track meet held at Bowers Stadium on the campus of Sam Houston State University. Full Story
Bulldogs busting at the seams
Waiting for first playoff opponent, Thorndale has scored 53 runs in three games
THORNDALE—To say the Thorndale Bulldogs are ready for the state playoffs to get underway would be a vast understatement.
In their past three outings, the bloodthirsty Bulldogs have scored 53 runs on their unwitting opponents and have reeled off nine straight wins
Thorndale (18-9) will face the winner of the Shiner-Burton contest next weekend. Full Story
Youth baseball throwing arm injuries are rising
Orthopaedic surgeons focus on new ways to protect young players’ arms
Throwing arm injuries are on the rise in Little League and other youth baseball programs.
After these injuries occur, many players are out for the season; others require surgery and must refrain from play for an even longer duration; still others sustain injuries so severe that they cause permanent damage and are unable to continue playing baseball. Full Story
Local team posts two
stroke win at McFalls
The team of Dwayne David, Cruz Reyes, Sandy Summers, David Caffey and Mack Kastner carved out a two-stroke win at the 18th annual Mike McFalls memorial golf scramble Saturday at the Rockdale Country Club. Full Story
WHERE THEY PLAY
LADY TIGER SOFTBALL Thursday-Friday—Huffman-Hargrave at Bryan High School, 6 p.m. (If needed, Saturday’s game will begin at 2 p,m. TRACK Friday-Saturday (May 14-15)—UIL State Track Meet in Austin GOLF Thursday-Friday (May 13-14)—UIL State Tournament at Roy Kizer THORNDALE BASEBALL TBA Full Story
AWAY AT COLLEGE
ROCKDALE Nic Hammett—Rice (football & baseball) Gary Randall—Texas A&M (football) Austin January—Abilene Christian (football) Sammie Meyer—Temple College (softball) Kortlin White—Mary Hardin-Baylor (football) Krysten Brooks—Texas-Arlington (track) Billy Gonzalez—Temple College (baseball) THORNDALE Full Story
TRACK Region III Track Meet at Turner
Stadium in Humble
BOYS 300-hurdles—3. Brooks, 40.19.
110-hurdles—2. Brooks, 14.41.
1,600—11. Rubio, 4:50.45; 13. Gerren, 4:52.58.
3,200—6. Rubio, 10:15.44.
Discus—2. Clark, 158-10.
Shot put—4. David, 50-08; 15. Clark, 46-0. Full Story
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.
Triple jump—Sonny Givens 48-5 in Austin in 1994. Full Story