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KIM COMMITTS—Thorndale All-District pitcher Kim Leschber (center) signed a letter of intent to play softball at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, a program that is in its second season and went 19-32 a season ago. Left to right—Thorndale softball coach Lance Betak, Thorndale Superintendent Casey Callahan, Trinity Valley head softball coach Ashley Johnson, Thorndale Girls Athletic Director Bradley Dickerson, and team travel coach Mike Castillo. KIM COMMITTS—Thorndale All-District pitcher Kim Leschber (center) signed a letter of intent to play softball at Trinity Valley Community College in Athens, a program that is in its second season and went 19-32 a season ago. Left to right—Thorndale softball coach Lance Betak, Thorndale Superintendent Casey Callahan, Trinity Valley head softball coach Ashley Johnson, Thorndale Girls Athletic Director Bradley Dickerson, and team travel coach Mike Castillo. Former Lady Tiger Walton earns nationals

CYPRESS—Former Rockdale Lady Tiger Kiera Walton finished in first place in the high jump by leaping 5-foot-5 at the Texas A & M Invitational and placed second in the Carl Lewis Invitational at the University of Houston.

Walton, who attends Cypress Springs High School outside of Houston, will compete on the national stage in New York at the National Scholastic Indoors Nationals meet in March and is ranked in the top 20 in the nation in the high jump.

Wa lton is cur rent ly being recruited by Notre Dame, University of California at Berkley, University of South Dakota, Sam Houston, University of Houston, UTSA, Trinity, and Louisiana- Lafayette.

First annual alumni golf tournament set

The Rockdale Country Club Mens Golf Association is sponsoring the first annual Tiger Golf Team Alumni Tournament.

The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 30 at the Rockdale Country Club.

There will be a team draw party on Friday, July 29 at 7 p.m.

The format is a four-person scramble and the cost is $60 per person and includes cart, green fees and lunch.

Entry deadline is July 22.

It is open to anyone who played on the RHS golf team, which dates back to 1965.

For more information, contact Allan Jones (512) 760-8617, Russell Caffey (512) 760-0320, Eddie Boyd (512) 760-7551, Jeff King (512) 430-0087.

Irwin passes 1,000 career points at HPU

BROWNWOOD— Brandon Irwin led all scorers with 32 points and seven rebounds in Howard Payne’s 83- 82 loss to Schreiner, but for Irwin, his point total pushed him over the 1,000-point career point on a free-throw with seconds remaining.

The Thorndale junior guard was also named the American South Conference player of the week Monday.

Irwin averaged 30.5 points and 3.5 rebounds over two conference games, including a 68-65 victory over West Division leader Mary Hardin-Baylor that snapped a seven-game losing streak.

Irwin, who takes the division’s top weekly award for the second time this season, has poured in more than 30 points in three straight games and averages 19 points a game on the season.

On the week, he added three assists, two steals and shot 59.4 percent from the floor.

Irwin led Thorndale to backto back state championships in 2007-08 and was the 2008 Class A player of the year.

3rd annual alumni baseball game Feb. 19

The 3rd Annual Baseball Alumni Scrimmage will be held on Saturday Feb. 19 starting at 11 a.m.

The cost is $10 and any person interested in playing in this scr immage needs to contact Denise Betchan at (512) 430- 6150 at the athletic office.

You can also hand deliver your entry fee to Betchan at the athletic office. Please sign up before Feb. 1.

“We will also be honoring and recognizing the 1962 American Legion State Qualifying team on this day as well,” Betchan said.

Milano booster club hosting alumni games

MILANO—The second annual Milano alumni baseball/softball game will be held Saturday, March 5.

Registration deadline is Feb. 21 and entry fee is $20 per player/ per event.

Besides the tournaments, a home run derby and horseshoe and washer tournaments are scheduled.

For more information, contact Darla Willingham, Karen Gray, Becky Ferrera or Fawn Simpson.


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