Another one crossed off my ‘bucket list’
Last week I got to experience my first high school all-star football game. That was all due in part to Milano’s Matthew Jentsch being selected to play for the South team (which won the gridiron match up 36-23).
It was a fun game to watch, but what was really exciting for me is that I got to cross another thing off my “Bucket List.” Full Story
Football, spiker practices start Monday
Equipment issued at 7 a.m. Monday
With just a month left until kickoff, teams across the state will get pre-season workouts going on Monday as equipment is issued and practice starts up for gridders across the state.
Equipment will be issued at the field house at 7 a.m. Monday, Aug. 2. That will also be the first day of practice with the Tigers working out from 8 a.m. until noon. Full Story
Tennis is tops at this year’s Rockdale Open
Cooke-Avrett win second straight Open doubles crown
There were old and new faces taking home trophies over the weekend in
the 31st annual Rockdale
Open played on courts at Veterans Park and Rockdale Junior High. The Texas heat did rear its ugly head, causing the delay of one of the Open finals.
Familiar Open favorites, the Avrett family from Conroe, and Wallingford contingent from Franklin took home trophies. Full Story
THIRD AT STATE
THIRD AT STATE Milano’s Junction Girls finished third at the State TTAS Midget Division Tournament held last week in Mineola. Full Story
Long time Lady Dogs assistant Strelsky named head coach
Assistant coach Lisa Strelsky will now get a chance to be in charge as she has been named the head volleyball coach at Thorndale ISD, according to girls athletic director Bradley Dickerson.
“We figured she would be the best fit r ight now at this late juncture,” Dickerson said. Full Story
Karl wins two contests in Austin, preparing for Olympic qualifier
Eighteen-year-old Milano boxer Ryan Karl, member of the Cowboy Boxing Club, has had a busy summer.
On July 10, Karl defeated De Anthony Bonner of Garland’s Texas Select Boxing Team in the 141-lb men’s open division of the Anne Wolfe Promotions Pan-Am Show in Austin. Full Story
Reserve seat football
ticket pickup next week
Advance reserve seat Rockdale Tiger football tickets for previous season ticket holders will be sold at the RISD Athletic Office (in weight room by football field) from 9 a.m. to noon Aug. 3-5 and Aug. 10-12. Full Story