Carter, Flores continue Tiger tradition
SMITHVILLE—Rockdale’s mixed doubles team of Dylan Carter and Ginny Flores is heading for regional competition at Bryan High School Friday and Saturday.
Carter and Flores finished second in their bracket of the District23AAAmeet,held April 6-7 in Smithville. Full Story
OVER THE HILL
Brooks-Austin legacy gets new chapter
There are certain names that just go together, Batman and Robin, Dallas and Cowboy, Brooks and Austin.
Yes, Rockdale’s first family of track, the Brookses, just seem to kick it up a notch when they put a spike to a running surface in Texas’s capitol city, whether it was old Memorial Stadium or the newer Mike Myers Track Facility. Full Story
Boys defend district track title in a runaway
GIDDINGS—Before the Rockdale track team stepped off the yellow dog bus they had taken to the district track meet, coach Jim Kerbow had a simple message for them.
“I told them we are not going to come in second,” he recalled. “We’re going to come in first.” Full Story
Lady Tigers can clinch post-season slot Friday
Win over Giddings would seal deal
Friday could be the night the Rockdale Lady Tigers have been looking for the entire season.
RHS split games with Smithville and23AAApowerLa Grange during the week and can clinch a post-season slot with a win over Giddings at home Friday.
Rockdale enters the game tied with Giddings for second place in the loop. Both have 5-3 records. Full Story
Rotary lists golf scramble winners
Forty-four players competed in the Rockdale Rotary Club’s annual Mike McFalls Memorial Scholarship Scramble golf tournament Saturday at Rockdale Country Club, the event benefitting the club’s scholarship fund.
First-place team, at 16-under par, was composed of Mark Jackson, Bob Wilson, Rob Wilson, Gregory Shultz and David Hafner. Full Story
Area district tennis
For the second straight year, the Milano boys tennis team captured the district team title last week in Somerville, tennis coach Virginia Beard said. Full Story
WHERE THEY PLAY
Friday— Giddings, JV-V,
4:30- 6:30 Tuesday—at Caldwell, JV-V, 4:30- 6:30
LADY TIGER SOFTBALL
Thursday—at Thrall, JV only,
6 p.m. Friday— Giddings, Varsity only, 6 p.m.
Tuesday—at Caldwell, JV-V,
Friday (April 22)—Regional qualifiers meet, TBD Full Story
Tigers fall twice in loop
Rockdale dropped a pair of District 23AAA baseball games during the past week, a squeaker to Smithville and a more substantial loss to La Grange.
The Tigers enter play this week with a 2-5 district mark, 6-17 overall.
Smithville 4, Rockdale 3 Full Story
T’dale, Milano playoff hopes dwindling
Hopes for a run in the Class 2A softball playoffs all but came to an end on Tuesday night for the Thorndale Lady Dogs (12- 12, 7-5) as they lost a must have game 8-5 to Academy.
The Lady Dogs were sitting tied for third place in 27AA with the Lady Bees and Cameron going into Tuesday’s game after Thorndale defeated Cameron on Friday 6-3. Full Story
GOLF TEAM PHOTOS
BOYS GOLF–Rockdale Tiger golf team will compete at the Class 3A Region III tournament on April 20-21 at Panorama Village in Conroe. Full Story
Eagles, Bulldogs continue league play
The Milano Eagles baseball team (9-3, 5-1) bounced back on Tuesday night with a 10- 5 road victory at Holland. The Eagles suffered their first 27A loss on Friday by the same score to Thrall. The Holland game began the second half of league play for Milano.
The teams had things tied up at 3-3 after three innings before the Eagle bats got hot. Full Story