Gause’s Brandon Corn winning big in American Sprint Car Series
L AW T ON, Ok la— Bra ndon Corn of Gause left little doubt about his first career American Sprint Car Series feature win by wiring the field in Saturday night’s 25-lap American Bank of Oklahoma ASCS Sooner Region main event at Lawton Speedway. Full Story
Everything was just off, timewise, when Rockdale hosted Abilene Wylie in the first football game of 2011. First, it was the wrong day, Saturday. Full Story
Salado: No place to look but up
Eagles ready to shake off the effects of a 1-9 season
A f ter suf fer ing t hrough a one-w in season in 2010, the Salado football team has nowhere to look but up.
Proof positive is the Eagles’ surprising 41- 6 victory over Marlin on the road in the season opener last week.
Marlin is coming off a sevenwin season and its first playoff win since 2006 and had destroyed the Eagles in last season’s opener. Full Story
Despite the loss, Big Blue discovers it may have a split personality after all
Despite the obvious disappointment of dropping the season opener, there were so many positives that came out of the contest, it’s hard to comprehend any setbacks. Full Story
Cameron tops Thorndale for Rockdale spike title
Lady Tigers third in pool play at own tournament
It was an all maroon final in the third annual Rockdale Tournament held last Thursday and Cameron at Tiger Gym.
Milam County rivals, now both in Class 2A, Cameron and Thorndale battled it out for the championship with the No. 19 ranked Lady Yoe winning 25-21, 25-20.
The Rockdale Lady Tigers finished third during Thursday’s pool play of the 10-team tourney. Full Story
Is zero week a sign of strange things to come?
The opening weekend of high school football season doesn’t normally provide many thrills and spills, but the 2011 version invoked some wows right off the bat and a couple were right here in the neighborhood as two winless teams knocked off two ranked teams. Full Story
Thorndale air makeover a success in season debut
Miller takes to new offense just fine with 290 yards
HAMILTON—There were probably gasps of disbelief throughout the town of Thorndale when new coach Brent Brevard announced that he was introducing the historically grounded Bulldogs to the passing game.
Those gasps have turned into smiles. Full Story
Eagles take up where they left off as new Sanders leads way
Little brother accounts for three scores in opener
MILANO—The first name was different, the result was the same.
Taking over for graduated big brother Thomas, Toby Sanders assumed the reigns at quarterback as Milano defeated the visiting Waco-Texas Christian Stars 42- 7 on Friday night at Pruitt Field, marking the seventh straight time for the Eagles to beat TCA. Full Story
Frosh get early lead to hold up in opener
THURSDAY: The junior varsity and freshmen Tigers host Salado with the first game beginning at 5 p.m. The junior high Tigers open the season Sept. 8 by hosting Cameron.
The Rockdale Tiger freshman team made a halftime lead stand up and held on for a 14-12 victory over Smithville in the season opener. Full Story
With defense coming around Lady Eagles gain confidence
Milano goes 5-1 at Robinson Tournament
The No. 18 ranked Milano Lady Eagles volleyball team ffought hard in Snook on Tuesday night, but were upset in five games 23- 25, 25-22, 15-25, 25-19, 11-15 to the Lady Jays. Full Story
WHERE THEY PLAY
Friday–at Salado, 7:30 p.m.
LADY TIGER VOLLEYBALL
Thursday & Saturday— Cedar
Creek Tournament Friday—Milano, (F-JV-V), 5-6-7
View, (F-JV-V), 5-6-7
TIGER CROSS COUNTRY Thursday—(Sept. 8)—at Allen
Academy, 6 p.m. Full Story
Tiger discount cards now available for $10
Tiger Discount Cards are now being sold. You can get a card from a varsity football player or at Fabric Care Cleaners (233 Ackerman), Rockdale Building Materials or the Athletic Office. Full Story
ABILENE WYLIE 35, ROCKDALE 14
At left, Koltyn Woolverton corrals Wylie’s Zerrie Mack. Above, cornerback Cody Skubal takes an elbow from Wylie receiver Brant Johnson. Full Story