Gandy’s exit leaves RHS in double jeopardy
While Rockdale is losing a top notch coach in Earl Gandy, his departure leaves the Tigers in double jeopardy as he takes his stepson Tyler Wright with him.
Wright was scheduled to become Rockdale’s starting quarterback next season. Not to mention Wright was a foursport letterman. Full Story
Rain ruins Rock recovery plans
After rocky first round, Tigers were catching up before stoppage
AUSTIN—It’s debatable whether or not they could have moved all the way to the top of the leader board, but Rockdale golfers weren’t going to let a 46-stroke deficit deter them from putting forth the effort.
The weather did it for them. Full Story
Clark spins a hit; Brooks stumbles
After leading most of the way, sophomore suffers heartbreaking end
AUSTIN—LeRaven Clark and Daniel Brooks had different reasons for going to the state track meet.
Now, they have different reasons for going back.
Clark earned a third place bronze medal in the discus at Mike Meyers Stadium Saturday on the University of Texas campus, while Brooks had a medal whisked away from his grasp in the 110-meter hurdles. Full Story
2010 RHS ATHLETIC BANQUET AWARD WINNERS
Here are the boys athletic banquet award winners: front (left to right)—Brandon Gibbs (Chuck Betchan, receiver, sportsman), Keith Rivers (Jay Bob Roe), Greg Chelf (Chuck Betchan, offensive back, Full Story
Daniel Brooks (center) got off to a blazing start in the 110-hurdles Saturday at the state meet. Full Story
Jubilee Days rodeo returns June 11-12 - Free Access
Jubilee Days, Rockdale’s annual summertime rodeo, is set for June 11-12 and promises topnotch rodeo action.
Events will include Sorting, Branding, Doctoring, Mugging and Milking. Buckles will be awarded to average winners, top horse and top hand. Full Story
Sanders, Elliott named first team all-district
Seniors Joe Sanders and Justin Elliott were named to the first team of the 24-3A all-district baseball team.
Sanders was a unanimous choice, while Elliott was the district utility player after pitching and playing in the outfield.
Tiger pitcher Greg Chelf was named to the second team.
Navasota’s Derrick Hadley was selected as the most valuable player. Full Story
Northeast Texas wants
Fischer for softball
Northeast Texas Community College, located in Mount Pleasant, has shown interest in having Rockdale’s Kesley Fischer play softball for them.
The Eagles were 23-27 last season and are a part of the NJCAA and play in Region 14, which includes Grayson, Ranger, Cisco and Angelina. Full Story
Despite ‘magical mystery tour’, Dawgs overcome
Three changes of venue, shortened series doesn’t deter Thorndale
HALLETTSVILLE—The Thorndale Bulldogs didn’t let all the peripheral goings on break their concentration after changing venues three times and trimming their scheduled three-game series with Shiner to a single game. Full Story
Heine, Fisher, Niemtschk top Thorndale athletes at banquet
THORNDALE—The Thorndale Athletic Booster Club held its annual banquet where awards in each sport were handed out.
Weston Fisher, Jordan Heine and Kara Niemtschk were named the outstanding athletes for 2009-10.
The following winners were also announced:
Outstanding Athlete Award Jordan Heine, Weston Fisher, Kara Niemtschk. Full Story
ALL-DISTRICT 26A SOFTBALL
MVP—Kendra Whittley, Sr., Granger. Offensive player—Kayla Cervenka, Sr., Granger. Defensive player—Brittany Scruggs, Soph., Thrall. Newcomer—Bailey Stolte, Fr., Thrall. 1st team Pitcher—Kim Leschber, Jr., Thorndale. Catcher—Hayley Sewalson, Soph., Thrall. Full Story
STATE TOURNAMENT SCRAPBOOK
At left, Lance Loewe found himself in trouble at No. 17 and had to hit from behind a tree and almost straight up a hill to salvage the hole. Above, Kirk Williams blasts out of the sandtrap on No. Full Story