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KIERA THE COUGAR— Former Lady Tiger Kiera Walton (center) signed a letter of intent to run track for the Houston Cougars. Walton attended RHS as a freshman and won high point honors at the Rockdale Relays before transferring to Cypress Springs outside of Houston. Walton just returned from a national meet in New York City where she competed in the high jump where she is one of the top performers in the nation. She is flanked by her uncle, former Tiger great and Hall of Honor inductee Odis Mack and wife Felicia. KIERA THE COUGAR— Former Lady Tiger Kiera Walton (center) signed a letter of intent to run track for the Houston Cougars. Walton attended RHS as a freshman and won high point honors at the Rockdale Relays before transferring to Cypress Springs outside of Houston. Walton just returned from a national meet in New York City where she competed in the high jump where she is one of the top performers in the nation. She is flanked by her uncle, former Tiger great and Hall of Honor inductee Odis Mack and wife Felicia. Monday deadline Milano alumni game

The deadline for the rescheduled Milano alumni softball/ baseball games sponsored by the Milano Athletic Booster Club is Monday, March 21, spokesperson Karen Gray announced.

The fund-raiser will cost $20 per person per event to register and include a T-shirt. The event will include the softball/baseball tournaments, horse pitching, washer throwing and of course, a home run derby.


King King Check in starts at 9 a.m and the first game will begin at 10. Contact Gray at 979-777-3960 or karen@cunninghamrealestat e.com for more information or to get a registration form.

Masons hosting 4-D barrell race March 26

Rockdale Masonic Lodge will host a 4-D barrell race starting at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26 at Rockdale Fair Park, spokesperson James Powell announced.

Entry fee is $30 for the event with $500 in additional prizes. Admission to watch is free. Contact Powell for more information, 512-446-6440 (ext. 7017).

Milano Lodge sets annual golf tourney

MILANO–Milano Lodge #605 AF&AM will host its 11th annual four-man scramble tourney on Saturday, April 16 at the Cameron Country Club with tee time set for 9 a.m.


Ware Ware The tournament will benefit the group’s scholarship fund. Entry is $40 per person and prizes will be awarded to first through third places. Mulligans are available for $5 each, limit four.

Prizes will also be awarded for longest drive and closest to the pin. Lunch and drinks will be provided. Hole sponsorships are still available.

Contact Jessie Love, 512-455- 7915 or Aaron Alford, 512-446- 5450 for more information.

Thorndale booster club hosting golf tournament

Thorndale Athletic Boosters are hosting a golf tournament on March 26 at the Golf Club at Star Ranch in Round Rock.

It is $75 per player or $300 per team. Barbecue lunch provided to all players.

Contact Kevin Kiesling at 512- 709-3717.

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.


Jordan Jordan 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.

Cowboy Church to host team roping Sunday

Milam County Cowboy Church is sponsoring a team roping Sunday, March 20 at Rockdale Fair Park. Church services start at 9 a.m. in the arena with guest speakers NFR qualifier David Key and world champion Allen Bach. Ropers must be present at church services to be able to win prizes in the Pro-Am roping, including money.


Irwin Irwin Books open as soon as church is over and close at 10:45 a.m. The Pro-Am team roping will start at 11 a.m. Prizes and money will be awarded for first through third places.

Open roping will follow, as well as a No. 13 slide and a No. 9. Buckles to average winners. Concessions on the grounds, negative Coggins required.

For more information, contact Richard Schneider, 512- 760- 8689, Jody Reat, 979-200-1984, Clay Schneider, 512-760-0830.

Frosh King named MVP of District 26A in hoops

MUMFORD—Aubrie King was named the most valuable player MVP District 26A. as a freshman.

The 6-fo0t-4 King averaged 24.3 points, 12.4 rebounds and 5.3 assists in leading the Mustangs to a 27-7 record.

Mumford tied a state record with 371 threes this year (125 by King), which is second in the national record book.

In the first game of the year, the Mustangs 26 treys against Round Top- Carmine set a new state record, previously held by Milano who hit 25, who was coached by King’s father Alvie.

Golf tournament raising funds for Rising Star

Rising Star Baptist Church has scheduled its 2nd annual Golf Classic at Blackhawk Golf Course, in Pflugerville, on Saturday, March 26, at 1 p.m.

A free barbecue meal for participants will start at 11:30 a.m. Prizes will include trophies for the winning team and individual trophies, eight free rounds of golf, and more.

Entry fee is $65.

Persons wishing to participate in the tournament or to be tournament sponsors are asked to contact either of the following persons for details:

• Royal Johnson, 512- 576- 4483.

• Kenny Dennis, 512- 968- 2271.

• Jo Ann Bradford, 446-3242.

• Visit the website @ http://risingstarbaptistchurch.com/

All proceeds from the tournament will go to Rising Star’s building fund.

Bulldogs earn alldistrict hoop honors

THORNDALE—Paxton Jordan was named the defensive player of the year and Josh Ware was voted sixth man of the year as District 12-2A basketball superlatives were announced.

Along with Jordan and Ware’s honors, leading scorer Isaac Leyendecker was chosen on the first team.

Job Mason and Dillan Irwin were named to the second team, while Tanner Thomas and Matt Schneider were honorable mention.

Landon Falke was all- academic.

Irwin named first-team all-American Southwest

BROWNWOOD— Brandon Irwin of Thorndale was named first-team all-American Southwest Conference for the second consecutive year.

Brandon fini shed second in the ASC in scoring at 19.2 points per game and also led the ASC in 3-point f ield goa ls at 42.7 percent.

T he 6 - fo ot- 3 junior was twice named ASC Player of the Week and named once to the D3hoops.com team of the week.

Brandon passed 1,000 points in his career midway through the season.


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