Liberty Hill proves it’s human
Since harvesting consecutive gold crowns, Panthers not dominators
After racking up back-toback state championships in 2006 and 2007, and in the process winning 38 straight games, the Liberty Hill Panthers have proven in the past couple of seasons that they are indeed human.
Since falling to Celina in the 2008 Class 3A semifinals, the Panthers have posted a mere mortal 13-10 ledger without one single playoff victory. Full Story
Strike up the band! Time to play Exodus is not set in stone
I n recent weeks, there have been some grumblings from a small faction of people about the appropriate time to play the Rockdale Tiger football anthem song, Exodus.
It has even spawned a (gulp) Facebook page. As I have stated here before, I don’t do Facebook. Full Story
Big Blue rallies for second straight week to bring home the Bell
What the 57th Battle of the Bell lacked in excitement and drama in the first three acts, it more than made up for it just before the final curtain. Full Story
Cameron sweeps out Lady Tigers in mini bell battle
Spikers still adjusting for district play
Rockdale fell in three sets on Friday night to Class 2A No. 14 Cameron Lady Yoe in the volleyball version of “Battle of the Bell”.
The Lady Tigers fell 13-25, 16-25, 14-25 and are now 5-14 on the season.
Rockdale coach Jason Williams has switched things up a bit, using senior Bailey Pannell and junior Marissa Mireles as setters instead of back row specialists. Full Story
Bulldogs stave off Florence passing attack via ground
Defense allows just two field goals through last three quarters of play
THOR NDALE—Twent y- one seems to be Thorndale’s lucky number.
For the past two weeks have drawn up a Blackjack victory.
While the defense patiently staved off a potent Florence offense, the offense finally responded before it was too late in the Bulldogs’ 21-20 victory over the Buffaloes at homecoming at Bulldog Stadium. Full Story
Second quarter outburst keeps Eagles undefeated
Long yardage plays help give Milano some separation
IOL A—The Mi la no Eag le s moved to 3-0 on the season with a 31-16 victory over Iola at Bulldog Stadium on Friday night. The team came out a little flat and suffered some miscues, but the Eagles’ game plan finally came together to pull out the win.
Iola falls to 2-1 and will has an open date this week. Full Story
Area runners compete at Lexington
LEXINGTON—The cross country season got underway as area athletes competed at the Small School Showdown.
Rockdale’s Juan Rubio was second in the 3,200-meter run with a time of 10:15.40, which was eight seconds behind the winner. Full Story
Tiger frosh crush Yoe to remain undefeated at 3-0
THURSDAY: The junior varsity and freshmen Tigers host Liberty Hill with the first game beginning at 5 p.m. The junior high Tigers travel to Liberty Hill, with the first game starting at 4:30 p.m.
The Rockdale freshman team bolted out of the gate and then held on to defeat Cameron 38-26 to remain unbeaten at 3-0 on the season. Full Story
No. 20 Lady Eagles soar into District 26A action unbeaten
Milano mashes Holland, Buckholts in openers
Milano’s No. 20 ranked Lady Eagles volleyball team is sitting undefeated in district play after defeating Buckholts and Holland this week.
In 26A action on Tuesday night at Geneva Paceley Gym, Milano defeated a scrappy Buckholts team in straight sets 25-16, 25- 11, 25-18. Full Story
State champions need to contact athletic office
The 1976 state football champions and the 1977 state track champions will be included in this year’s Rockdale Sports Hall of Honor ceremonies. Full Story
Thorndale trying to avoid a repeat of last season’s district results
Lady Dogs equal 2010 win total in league opener
Thorndale Lady Dogs have opened up 27-2A action and sit at 1-1 after losing to Jarrell and defeating Holland over the last week. The team is now 18-8 on the season. Full Story
ROCKDALE 11, CAMERON 10
Clockwise from left: Noe Zelaya drills a 31-yard field goal that put the Tigers on the scoreboard. Full Story
It’s Opry weekend in Milano
MI LANO NEWS
The Mil ano Opry will be held Sat urd ay, Sept . 17, at theMilano HighSchool cafetor ium with doors opening at 6 p. m. and the show starting at 7. Bobby Davis will be cooking his delicious hambur ger s and othe r conc essions wil l be avai lable as well. Full Story
FOR BA STROP —No one is too young to help collect items for the Ba strop fire vi ctims. Full Story