Biffy Cook, 63, who died June 21, was an intregal part of Rockdale’s very first state basketball tournament team in 1966.
The 6-foot-2 junior was a starter on the most unlikely state tournament team, which featured just one senior and had two sophomores in the starting lineup.
Cook’s greatest effort came in the Tigers’ 62-54 win over Livingston in the regional semifinals. He led the team with 16 points and 11 rebounds.
When Rockdale reached the state tournament, Cook was one of five Tigers that were fighting off the flu, leaving them shorthanded and with a loss to defending state champion Fort Worth Lake Worth which went on to defend its title.
“They were excellent kids and good workers,” Vincent said in an interview in 2006. “They really did a good job. I was so proud of them.”
Rockdale Junior High football and volleyball players can begin picking up their equipment on Friday, Aug. 12 with practices to begin on Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Football equipment will be issued on Friday, Aug. 12 from 8 to 9:30 a.m. for eighth graders, while the seventh graders can receive their equipment from 10 to 11:30 p.m.
Junior high players may purchase their own football cleats, but they must be black.
Practices begin Tuesday, Aug. 23 at 7 to 8:50 a.m. for seventh graders and at 2:51 to 4:40 p.m. for eighth graders.
Volleyball equipment will also be handed out on Friday, Aug. 12 for the eighth graders from 8 to 9 a.m. and the seventh graders from 9 to 10 a.m.
Practices begin Tuesday, Aug. 23.
Seventh graders w ill practice from 6:45 to 8:50 a.m. and eighth graders from 3:40 to 5 p.m.
All athletes must have physicals and other paper work turned in and on file to participate and get their equipment.
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.
For more information, contact Allan Jones 512-760-8617, Russell Caffey 512-760-0320, Eddie Boyd 512- 760- 7551, Jeff King 512-430-0087.
Rock Solid holding softball tryouts July 14
The high school eligible softball team Rock Solid is holding try outs on July 14 at 6 p.m. at the Rockdale league fields for freshman to varsity players only.
The team is planning on going to four to five tournaments getting ready for the up coming school year.
“This is a select team and we want dedicated players for varsity level play,” said spokesman Trent Wages.
For more information, contact Wages at (512) 914-8823.