Is Smithville the real deal?
Upstart Tigers off to best start in 40 years
Off to their first 5- 0 start since 1971, greater than any opponent, the Smithville Tigers have a ton of history stacked up against them as they move towards a rare winning season.
But for a team that hasn’t had a successful ledger since a 5-4 showing in 1999 and has had just 23 wins since, you’ll have to excuse the Tigers if they enjoy the moment. Full Story
Rattle & Run
Navasota discovers long lost rushing game in runaway win
NAVA SOTA— Coming into Friday night’s District 23-3A opener, Navasota had relied heav ily on the right arm of quarterback Kadarius Baker for any success.
Against Rockdale, the Rattlers decided to stretch their legs a tad. Full Story
How did we ever live without bottled water?
While trying to come up with my “The 5ive” list that I tack on to the end of my column each week, the subject that randomly popped into my head was things that we used to live without but can’t seem to live without now.
A short list of irritants quickly came to mind. Inventions that we were quite capable of getting along without back in the day. Full Story
The three wise men led Tigers to promised land
Before there were coordinators, versatility enabled success
This is the second in a series of articles on the 11 members who will be inducted into the Rockdale Sports Hall of Honor Oct. 28. Full Story
Dawgs rebound from beatdown by jacking up Jarrell on road
Thorndale turns to running game to get back on track
JARRELL—As much as they try to make him a wide receiver, Steven McKendrick keeps drifting back behind the line of scrimmage. Full Story
Staking claim to be noticed, Milano bashes No. 8 Burton
Eagles protect early lead with staunch defense; climb to No. 16 in state rankings
MILANO—With a big stop at the goal line which in turn created a big win over No. 8 Burton, the clandestine Milano Eagles have now gotten a lot of people’s attention.
The Eagles pulled off a 14-13 upset over the Panthers at Pruitt Field on Friday night, keeping them undefeated on the year at 6-0 and handing Burton (5-1, 0-1) its first loss of the season. Full Story
Rubio clipped at the wire at Ram Run
Allen runner leans in for 1/100th second victory
Despite coming up just short, Rockdale’s Juan Rubio paced the Tigers to a third place finish at the Allen Academy Ram Run in College Station Saturday.
One of the top long distance men in the Central Texas area, Rubio was just clipped at the wire after leading most of the race by Allen’s Chris Corbett 17:43.8 to 17:43.9 Full Story
Milano, Thorndale protect playoff spots
No. 13 Lady Eagles remain unbeaten in league play
The No. 13 Milano Lady Eagles continue their dominance of District 25-A play, standing at 9-0 in league play and 24-8 on the season.
The team is currently on an 11-game winning streak.
Milano hosted Bar tlett on Tuesday night at Geneva Paceley Gym. The Lady Eagles swept the Lassies 25-11, 25-7, 25-13. Full Story
Tiger freshmen drop first game of year
The Rockdale freshman team suffered its first setback of the season after being blanked by Navasota 35-0 to slide to 5-1 on the year.
The Rattlers dialed up long distance to handle the Tigers, scoring four of their five touchdowns from at least 50 yards away.
According to coaches, Hayden Offield, Derek Whitsel and Dillan Ford were the standouts. Full Story
Lady Tigers dig up first district victory
Spikers sweep out Navasota in a road test
The Rockdale Lady Tigers snagged their first district win over the week and are looking to use that as a push to finish strong in league play.
They picked up that win on the road with a three set sweep over Navasota. Rockdale won 25-21, 25-20, 25-23. Full Story
Veteran ball strikers bag Lions Tourney
Fighting off a 30 mile per hour cross wind, a veteran group of golfers captured the championship at the 21st annual Noon Lions Club Scholarship Golf Tournament Saturday at Rockdale Country Club.
The tourna- ment raised approxi- mately $ 2 , 0 0 0 for college scholar- ships for local youth. Full Story
NAVASOTA 53, ROCKDALE 14
Clockwise from left, receiver Austin Caffey can’t come up with a catch against Navasota’s Jacob Malek. Above left, James David sets up his own touchown with a 15-yard pickup. Full Story