Schneider takes first at team roping classic

STEPHENVILLE— A local roper qualified to rope in the nation’s richest team roping today during the United States Team Roping Championships (USTRC) Cowboy Capital Classic being held in Stephenville, Texas through May 15.

Clay Schneider of Thorndale, was the winner in the #15 division defeating 170 other teams with partner Jarett Rogers of Stephenville, Texas.

The duo roped f ive steers in 32.81 seconds to win custom leather rope bags and split a $ 6,120 paycheck f rom the $20,230 total purse.

The win qualified both ropers for the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping to be held in October on Oklahoma City.

The Cowboy Capital Classic is one among more than 300 USTRC sanctioned and affiliated events to take place throughout the United States, including Hawaii, in 2011.

More than 2,600 teams from 21 states competed in the event in 2010 where in excess of $325,000 in cash was paid to more than 1,100 ropers.

Ropers are looking to take home a similar bounty in 2011, along w ith 10 Martin trophy saddles and 31 Gist Silversmiths trophy buckles, in addition to more than $ 160,000 in Flex Earnings to qualify them for the prized Regional and National Final Shoot Out position.

Sanctioned events, like the Cowboy Capital Classic, give team ropers an oppor tunit y toquality for the premier team roping events in the nation – the USTRC Regional Finals Series and the Cinch USTRC National Finals of Team Roping.

Offering an estimated combined total of $2 million in cash and pr izes, Reg iona l Fina ls events a re a stepping- stone leading to the USTRC Cinch National Finals of Team Roping in Oklahoma City, Okla., October 22-30.

An estimated purse of more than $ 4 million in cash and prizes will be on the table for the taking at the event expected to attract more than 7,000 teams.

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 w ill go to the RHS golf team.

There w ill 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.

Itisopentoanyonewho played on the RHS golf team, which dates back to 1965.

First annual alumni tennis tournament set

The first annual RHS alumni tennis tournament has been scheduled for June 11 and 12.

The cost is $15 per person and there will be two divisions, varsity for the advanced player and junior varsity for the casual player.

It will be held at the city and junior high tennis courts, with singles and doubles divisions in men, women and mixed.

The deadline to enter is June 3.

If you do not have a partner for doubles and would still like to play doubles, one will be randomly selected for you if someone is available.

For more information please contact Sarah Warner @ 512-430-6056 or Email

TISD summer sports camp dates announced

T HOR N DA L E– Dates have been announced for summer sports camps at Thorndale ISD.

Dates and camps are: Girls and boys tennis, June 6-9; volleyball, June 6-9; girls and boys basketball, June 13-16; baseball and softball, June 20-23.

Each camp cost $30.

For more information, call Thorndale High School at 512- 898-2321.

Thorndale FCA hosting end of school year event

THORNDALE—The Thorndale Fellowship of Christian Athletes will be hosting an end of the school year event , “Close out with Christ” (Matthew 5:14)—Music, Praise, Fellowship—on May 25 at 5:14 p.m. in the Thorndale High School parking lot.

Everyone is invited.

If you have any questions, contact Scott Frei at 512-898- 2321 or Robert Lindemann at 512-898-2538.

Tiger sports camps set for June 13-16 at RHS

If you are looking for something to keep you busy during the summer months, the Rockdale athletic department has plenty to keep you occupied.

Come join the Tiger staff for four days of fun, competition and learning from June 13-16.

Athletic Director Jeff Miller and his staff are eager to meet the future of the Rockdale athletic program.

“Our annual sports camps provide an important building block for the championship level teams we are creating here in Rockdale,” Miller said. “We are hoping to prepare the younger kids for the junior high athletic program and the older kids for the high school athletic program.

“ The camps are also a great way for the kids to get to know the coaches that will be in charge of their high school sports careers. We look forward to working with your children.”

Instruction in softball, basketball and volleyball for girls and baseball, basketball and football for boys will be offered for students from third grade to ninth grade.

Entry fee is $25 per sport or $65 for all three sports.

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