Buffs: new coach, same old results
Giddings hasn’t missed a beat under Jones
For a lot of schools, changing coaches can be a traumatic experience that can sometimes take years for recovery.
Since Chris Jones replaced long-time coach Derek Fitzhenry last spring when he left for Longview Pine Tree, Giddings’ players have hardly seemed to notice. Full Story
Leps Let Loose
Early turnovers too much for Tigers to overcome
L AGR A NGE— Rockdale’s school-record playoff streak will die at four.
Committing two turnovers on two of their first three possessions, the Tigers were forced to play catch up all evening in a 24-14 loss to LaGrange at The Den Friday night.
The Tigers were eliminated from the playoff picture after leaning to 3-5 on the year and 0-3 in District 23-3A. Full Story
Thanksgiving night ticket on my bucket list
I BLEED MAROON
A s the month of October winds down and the month of November rolls around, my thoughts turn to the holidays, particularly Thanksgiving. Why you might ask? I’m an Aggie, why do you think? This year’s annual Lone Star Showdown will be the last (for a while anyway) as Texas A&M leaves Texas and the rest of the Big 12 for the Southeast Conference. Full Story
Versatility is a common denominator in inductees
Morgan, Luetge, Wesley, Thompson could perform on all fields of play
This is the last in a series of articles on the 11 members who will be inducted into the Rockdale Sports Hall of Honor Oct. 28. The public is encouraged to attend the banquet which will be held at the high school cafeteria beginning at 4 p.m. Full Story
Dawgs have simple fate: a win means they’re in
High powered Franklin coming to town
LEXINGTON—The Thorndale Bulldogs have a well- deserved week off next Friday.
They’re hoping it won’t be a permanent vacation.
The Bulldogs fell victim to an onslaught of early Lexington touchdowns in a 48-23 loss to the Eagles in a crucial District 12-2A game. Full Story
King new country club champion at Rockdale
Jeff King fired in a 154, three strokes ahead of Frankie Kinchire to take the Rockdale Country Club Championship.
Bi l ly Ga lbreat h (1 45) won the prsident’s f light over Mark Michalke (151).
The director’s f light went to David Akin (184), followed by Eric matthews (202).
The senior division was won by Ollie Bullock (155). Full Story
Milano strides to Cross Country championship
SHINER—Led by Efrain Flores, the Milano boys cross country team captured first place in the district meet held in Shiner.
Flores was the top finisher, placing fourth, with a time of 18:02, followed by Trey Steinbecker in ninth with a clocking of 18:39 Full Story
Millar runs wild as No. 14 Milano clinches another playoff position
Eagles aiming for district title, first unbeaten season since 1999
BARTLETT—It was inevitable, so they might as well go ahead and get it out of the way.
The Milano Eagles clinched a spot in the Class A state football playoffs on Friday with a 41-14 road victory over a struggling Bartlett Bulldogs team. Full Story
Lady Eagles wing to district championship
Thorndale improves, but misses out on playoff bid
THRALL—The No. 12 Milano Lady Eagles won the outright District 25A title, and undefeated at that, with a three game sweep at Thrall over the Tigerettes on Saturday afternoon.
The league championship earns the Lady Eagles a first round bye in the upcoming state playoffs. Milano had an open date on Tuesday night. Full Story
Lady Tigers close out season with victory
Spikers sweep out Navasota in straight sets Tuesday night
Rockdale’s volleyball team finished its season on a high note with a straight set victory over Navasota on Tuesday night at Tiger Gym in the season finale for both squads.
The Lady Tigers won 25-19, 25-21, 25-19.
The win puts Rockdale at 8-23 on the season and 2-8 in District 23-3A play, that is the exact mark the Lady Tigers had in 2010 on the season and in league play. Full Story
LAGRANGE 24, ROCKDALE 14
Clockwise from left, Zach Garza scores on an 18-yard reception in the fourth quarter. At the top, freshman Dailynn Ramey looks for running room on a seven-yard pickup. Full Story
2011 Rockdale Fair youth livestock show sale results
Grand champion—Jonathan McAnulty, Cameron FFA, buyer Luminant Buyers Group, $10,965 plus $700 added money, $11,665 total.
Reserve champion— Mason Leifeste, Cameron 4-H, buyer Cameron Ag Boosters, $ 5,040 plus $ 850 added money, $5,890 total.
3. Tyler Vrazel, Cameron FFA, buyer Cameron Ag Boosters, $5,100 plus $395 added money, $5,495 total. Full Story