Granger grinds out league title
Milano will battle 1-6 Burkeville in bi-district action
GRANGER—In a game that saw stout defense and both teams throwing in their entire playbook a nd t hen some, the Milano Eagles fell to the Granger Lions 6- 0 at Lion Field on Friday night, giving the Lions the outright District 13A Division II championship.
The win also earns Granger (9-1, 5- 0) a bye in the first round of the state football playoffs. Full Story
Tigers surpassed expectations of some in 2011
While many felt the Rockdale Tiger football team’s fate was sealed before they even stepped on the field, with the loss of two Division I players before the season ever started, a 4-6 ledger in the campaign that has just come to a conclusion, is better than most experts expected. Full Story
Out in a Hayes of glory
Junior running back punishes Caldwell in season finale
CALDWELL—Markus Hayes led Rockdale in tackling Friday night with 10 stops.
Conversely, it was stopping him that became a problem and the story of the game. Full Story
Run Rubio Run
Tiger long distance man strides to state meet
HUMBLE—A quarter of a minute may not seem like a lot of time, but when you’re dealing with cross country, it can mean the difference between continuing to race or coming to a conclusion. Full Story
Lady Eagles find no Utopia in first round playoff loss
No. 11 ranked Milano stunned by third place team
LULING—The Milano Lady Eagles volleyball team just could not overcome several hitting errors, as the once 11th ranked Class A team fell in four sets to the Utopia Lady Buffs on Thursday night in the area round of the state playoffs at Eagle Gym.
Milano finished 27- 9 on the season in its 12th straight trip to the post-season and were undefeated (12-0) champions of District 25A. Full Story
Excitement runs rampant as Lady Tigers shoot for success
Super sophomore class should boost promising season
Entering her fifth season as head coach, Liz Galloway- McQuitter can hardly contain her excitement level as the 2011 season gets underway.
“ The girls have worked hard over the summer and in the off season and it shows,” she said. “It was very difficult to make two teams. I have a very good sophomore class that made it hard to keep them off varsity. Full Story
Tigers feature a little more experience this time around
Returners should provide cagers with scoring boost
After experiencing the “empty nest” syndrome last season, the Rockdale Tigers can take comfort in the fact that they have a couple of players who have actual varsity experience.
Last year’s edition of the Tigers was faced with replacing 10 lettermen and all five starters and a lack of experience showed in a 9-16 season. Full Story
Thorndale boys eighth at region cross country
SAN ANTONIO—The Thorndale Boys cross country team c omp ete d at t he Reg ion I V Championships at Texas- san A ntonio and placed 8th in a field of 24 teams.
Dillon Irwin led the Bulldogs, finishing in 21st place with a time of 17:55. Full Story
Quintent sees the light in winning night golf
Twenty-seven players braved the darkness of the evening to participate in the n ig h gol f tou r - nament held at Rockdale Country Club Saturday.
The team of David Summers, Sandy Summers, Eddie Boyd, Allan Jones and Billy Galbreath cap- tured the championship.
Second place went to david Yock, Eric Matthews, C.J. Foster and Trent Wages. Full Story
Freshmen close out sked Rubio on a winning performance
The Rockdale Tigers freshman team jumped out early and held on tight to trim the Little River Academy junior varsity 24-19 to end their season with an impressive 8-2 record.
Derek Whitsel got the scoring started by breaking off a 48- yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Full Story
ROCKDALE 49, CALDWELL 34
Clockwise, from left—Tiger coaches John Kovar (left) and Sam Clark discuss strategy. Far left, the freshman Dailynn Ramey breaks loose for one of his two touchdowns. Full Story
Texans Take Title
YOUTH FOOTBALL LEAGUE
TEXANS—The Rockdale Texans varsity defeated the Elgin Wildcats 12-6 at Tiger Field Saturday night during the 2011 TriCounty Superbowl. Flag Red and Lil’ Texans teams got third place. Full Story