Rubio uses state meet as a lesson
Gusty wins, hilly course tests Tiger runner
ROUND ROCK—Juan Rubio’s participation in the state cross country meet wasn’t so much an exhilirating experience as it was a learning curve.
Make that curves.
The junior definitely received an education on the run at the 29th annual UIL Class 3A State Cross Country Championships Saturday at Old Settler’s Park. Full Story
Everyday can be Father’s Day if you want it to be
While it seems like it just happened yesterday, today will mark 10 years since my father passed away.
The best thing I can say about my dad is that he saw every game I ever played, no matter where, no matter when.
There always has and always will forever be, an eternal sports bond between fathers and sons. Full Story
Milano massacres undermanned, overwhelmed Mustangs
WILLIS—In just the third time in school history, the Milano Eagles won a playoff game and are now headed to the area round of the state Class A Division II football playoffs.
Friday night’s 55-0 routing of the Burkeville Mustangs (1-7) in the bi-district round puts 10-1 Milano in a rematch with the team that ousted them from the post-season last year. Full Story
Lady Tigers jump out 3-0 for best start in a decade
Girls run away from Taylor in home opener
For a team that logged just eight wins last season, a trio of victories this early in the year is cause for a giant dose of optimism.
Jumping out to a 3- 0 start for the first time since 1998, the Rockdale Lady Tigers ran away from rival Taylor 48-26 in their home opener Tuesday night at Tiger Gym. Full Story
Doghouse may be empty, but there is an Irwin on the roster
Thorndale returns just two players off 20-win team
THORNDALE—Not unlike his famous older brother before him, Dillon Irwin is going to be asked to bear most of the burden of leading the 2011 Bulldog basketball team.
He has even switched his jersey number from 24 to 23—his brother’s old number. Full Story
Moving up in class was not a deterrent for Lady Dog cagers
Girls were the only team from Thorndale to make playoffs last year
THORNDALE—Moving up a classification didn’t stop the Lady Dogs’ ability to make the postseason in 2010 and head coach Bradley Dickerson truly believes his team will be in the playoffs yet again.
Dickerson, in his 12th season at the helm, will also be looki ng for an extra special achievement this year, his 300th career victory. Full Story
MILANO 55, BURKEVILLE 0
Clockwise from left, John Jentsch puts pressure on the Burkeville offense. In the middle, Tyler Endsley pounces on a fumble to allow Milano to retain possession of the ball. Full Story
Salado 49, Rockdale 46
ROCKDALE (0-1)—Mitchell 6-1-16, Dean 4-1-10, Skubal 4-1-9, Ford 2- 0- 4, Garza 1- 0-3, Trujilio 1- 0-2, David 1- 0-2. Totals: Fg 19-44 FT 3-7 3PT 5-13—46
SALADO (1- 0)—Adams 13, Kornegy 10, Barrett 7, Spears 7, hankamer 4, Roemer 2. Rockdale 15 12 15 4—46 Salado 16 11 9 13—49 Full Story
AWAY AT COLLEGE
ROCKDALE Emily Ammon—Southwestern (track) Le’Raven Clark—Texas Tech (football) Logan David—Blinn (football) Billy Gonzalez—West Texas A&M (baseball) Lance Loewe—East Texas Baptist (basketball) Joe Sanders—Midwestern (football) Meagan Hearn—Marion (Ala.) Military Institute (softball) Tyler Wright—Tarleton St. (football) Full Story
WHERE THEY PLAY
5:15-6:30 Monday—at Columbus, F-JV-V,
LADY TIGER BASKETBALL
Friday—at Lexington, TBA
Monday—Austin Lanier, JV-V,
Tuesday—at Cameron, TBA
JUNIOR HIGH BASKETBALL
BOYS Full Story
Tigers drop opening tip
SALADO—The Rockdale Tigers opened their 2011 season with a loss, 49-46, to Salado on the road.
Freshman point guard Wendell Mitchell paced the Tigers with 16 points, followed by William Dean’s 10.
Mitchell also grabbed four rebounds, had four sssists, three steals and three, three-pointers. Full Story