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Up and coming linebacker gives Red Raiders a verbal committment
Maybe they should start calling it Rockdale on the Plains.
For the second time within a week, a Rockdale football player has chosen to play football at Texas Tech.
Following LeRaven Clark’s lead of verbally committing a week ago, Derek David has decided to fol- low his teammate to Lubbock. Full Story
Lady Tigers lose second softball coach this year
After barely two months on the job, Rockdale softball coach Walt Mangan has resigned.
Mangan’s wife, who is a nurse, couldn’t find employment in the area so they decided to move on and his resignation was accepted by the school board Monday night.
Mangan was hired to replace Kristen Gunter who was getting out of coaching for health reasons and moving to Hutto. Full Story
DOG POUNDERS—The Thorndale 10U Dawgs captured first place at the South Zone Mustang District Tournament played at NAO in Austin this past weekend. Full Story
How can overuse injuries in baseball be prevented?
Some tips to keep them in the game throughout their lives
Overuse injuries—especially those related to the UCL and shoulder—are preventable.
Some tips to keep you in the game throughout your life include:
• Warm up properly by stretching, running, and easy, gradual throwing.
• Rotate playing other positions besides pitcher.
• Concentrate on age-appropriate pitching. Full Story
Ware, Jordan named Class A All-State
Thorndale’s Josh Ware and Tyler Jordan were named to the Texas High School Association’s Class A All-State baseball team.
Ware, also a defensive standout as the Bulldogs’ centerfielder, was named to the second team after batting .352 on the season and was Thorndale’s biggest threat to steal as the leadoff hitter. Full Story
Rockdale Open set for July 21-25 at Veterans
The 31st edition of the Rockdale Tennis Open is scheduled for July 21-25 at the Veterans Memorial Park tennis courts.
The youth portion of the tour- nament will be held July 21-23 and features seven separate categories for players aged 10 thru 18, including singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Full Story
Sizemore misses out at Texas High rodeo finals
ABILENE—Thorndale High School junior Tandi Sizemore missed out on the shor t goround during the pole bending competition of the Texas High School Rodeo Association state finals held at the Taylor County Expo Center. Full Story
Former area baseball player drafted by Yanks
LAS VEGAS—Former Tayl resident Dustin Hobbs was drafted in the 21st round by the New York Yankees two weeks ago.
Hobbs’ grandmother—Lil Cotner— is from Taylor, and his g ra nd fat her—for mer Mi la m Count y Justice of the Peace Martin Hobbs—lives outside of Thorndale. Full Story