L AGO V ISTA—The Milano Lady Eagles power lifting season came to an end on Friday with five lifters falling just short of reaching the regional meet.
Elizabeth Bradshaw, Jessica Bradshaw, Madeline Jones, Brianna Roth and Morgan Yakesch all participated in a last chance power lifting meet at Lago Vista High School on Friday.
The girls’ totals just weren’t enough to push them into the next round of competition, according to Coach Sean Connor.
“The girls had a very successful year. Many new personal bests were set and I think they are all looking forward to improving next year,” Connor said.
A lifter must be in the top 12 in the region (which includes all classifications) or the top Class A lifter in their respective weight division to advance to the regional meet.
Elizabeth Bradshaw finished the year ranked as the second best Class A lifter in the 132- pound weight class and No. 27 in the region. She lifted 570 total pounds in Lago Vista.
Her sister Jessica Bradshaw was seventh in the 132 class for Class A and 46th in the region standings. She lifted 525 pounds at the Lago Vista meet.
Roth finished the year ranked as the fourth best in Class A’s 114- pound class and 18th in the region, while Jones was the fourth Class A girl in the 105- pound class and 22nd in the region. Roth had a total of 515 on Friday and Jones a 465 total.
Yakesch was the fifth best Class A lifter in the 148-pound class and 50th in the region. She lifted 570 total pounds at Lago Vista.
None of these ladies are seniors and will return next year, Connor said. A group of Milano boys will go to a last chance meet in Navasota this weekend, hoping to earn a spot at regionals.
RYBA holding signups on Feb. 27, need coaches
The Rockdale Youth baseball Association will be holding registration at Walmart on Sunday, Feb. 27 from 11: 30 a. m. to 2 p.m.
Registration forms are available at all the schools offices.
Registration forms are also located at the following businesses: Comfort A/C, Gattis Pizza, and Classic Bank.
Anyone interested in coaching Little League Baseball this year, there will be a meeting Thursday February 17, 2011 at 6:30 PM at the Rockdale General Store.
For more information please contact Tom Loth at (512) 760- 6151.
Oxentine joins Memphis soccer program
MEMPHIS, TN— Trinity High School defender/ midfield- er Brooke Oxentine has signed a letter of intent to play soccer at Memphis.
From Euless, Oxentine joins the four-time Conference USA Champions after earning defensive MVP honors the last two seasons at Trinity High.
The 5-foot-6 Oxentine led the Knights to the Texas State Cup Championship in 2008.
On the club level, Oxentine’s team The D’Feeters earned the USYS Region III Championship in 2008 and 2010.
The squad claimed the USYS ’92 ODP National Championship in 2009 and placed third in the USYS National Championship in 2010.
Oxentine is the daughter of Lisa DeGhetto Oxentine, a 1983 graduate of RHS.
Fido Fit meets every Tuesday at Veteran’s
A brand new program is coming to Milam County.
Fido Fit, A great program for those of you that enjoy walking or running with your dog.
“We will have seminars each week that include a dog food expert, dog trainer, a photographer, a No Kill Shelter representative and a Scentsy representative to name a few,” said organizer Fawn Simpson. “Has your dog become a couch potato? Time to grab the leash and join us for eight fun weeks of socializing and exercising.”
“Your dog will get a leash and you will get a shirt, but the biggest benefit is all the active fun you and your best friend will have,” Simpson said.
The group meets at Veterans Park every Tuesday at 9 a.m.
St. Paul Lutheran 4th at state basketball tourney
AUSTIN—The St. Paul Lions took fourth place at the LMST State Tournament.
The Lions were in the Boys Division II bracket where there were 22 teams.
St. Paul defeated San Angelo Trinity 34-23, Colleyville Crown Life 38-30, before falling to St. Paul Serbin 44-24.
In the third place game, the Lions were defeated by Walburg Zion 33-17.
St. Paul was the defending state champion.
First annual alumni golf tournament set in July
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 and all proceeds will go to the RHS golf team.
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.
Karl takes weight class at regional tournament
AUSTIN—Milano’s Ryan Karl won the Austin Regional Golden Glove Champion title in the 141- pound open division.
Karl defeated David Najara, 31, of Austin in the finals by KO, 2 min and 50 seconds into the first round.
Karl started very strong and started working on his plan to apply pressure from the very beginning. This is his second stoppage out of his last three bouts.
The Austin Regional champions advance to the Texas State Golden Gloves tournament March 2-5, to be held at the Will Rogers Coliseum in Fort Worth with the state champions going on to the national tournament in April in Indiana for an attempt at the Olympic Trials.