Jackson brings his special kind of magic back to Aggieland
Former Rockdale star coming home to help
COLLEGE STATION—When brand new Texas A& M head football coach Kevin Sumlin announced the majority of his first Aggie coaching staff last Friday, one name should be familiar to Aggie and Rockdale fans alike.
Larry Jackson will follow Sumlin from Houston to Texas A& M to oversee the strength and conditioning program, a job he held down at Houston for six years. Full Story
Tigers 16th victory secures first winning season since 1997
Before the season began, Dusty Loewe made his charges take a tour of the old RHS gym and take in all the championship banners hanging from the rafters.
“ They know we haven’t had a winning season in a while,” Loewe said.
The chances for this contemporary group to join their storied forefathers gathered some steam Friday night. Full Story
Basketball is exciting again in Rockdale
When Dusty Loewe hired on for his second stint as Rockdale basketball coach in 2007, he immediately conjured up the sacred names of coaches past.
Duane Vincent, Gerald Adams, Dean Hollingsworth, Jerry Franklin, Ed Abernathy.
“Rockdale used to be pretty dang good in basketball,” he said at the time. “I want to be part of that.” Full Story
Jentsch is named All-State: twice
Milano senior first-team as punter, lineman
Being selected to an All- State team is quite an honor no matter what the circumstances.
But for Milano’s John Jentsch, he has the opportunity to double his pleasure. Full Story
Lady Tigers push Navasota to limit
Open second half of district play with loss
The Rockdale Lady Tigers have made noises like they belong among the district’s top teams.
There’s no better way to prove it than to play the best.
An inspired Lady Tiger team pushed No. 17 Navasota to the limit Friday night at Tiger Gym before falling 46-43. Full Story
No. 7 Lady Dogs receive a scare from Jarrell in OT
Next step is clinching another playoff spot
The No. 7 Thorndale Lady Dogs (25-2, 10- 0) could clinch a playoff spot next week if they continue their winning ways, as they took down two more District 27-2A opponents over the last seven days.
At Florence on Tuesday night the Lady Dogs stretched their winning streak to seven with a 49-13 stomping of the Lady Buffs. Full Story
Lady Eagles hang tough in district
Victory over Holland Tuesday keeps hope alive
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MILANO—It has been tough sledding for the Milano Lady Eagles as of late, but they veered back on Tuesday night with a crucial win over Holland at Geneva Paceley Gym.
The Lady Hornets got the better of Milano in the first meeting of the two teams earlier this month, but on Tuesday, the Lady Eagles were able to come from behind to win 42-32. Full Story
No. 6 Milano rings up two more wins in district play
Winning streak extended to 18 straight victories
MILANO—The No. 6 Milano Eagles (22-1, 4-0) continue to roll through District 27A play with big wins over Holland and Bartlett during the week. The team will finish up the first half of league play on Friday when they host Granger. Full Story
Thorndale rebounds after Jarrell setback
Bulldogs still on track for a playoff berth
The Thorndale Bulldogs rebounded from a spanking from a ranked Jarrell team by taking out their frustrations on Florence 53-34 Tuesday night on the road.
The Bulldogs stand 16-7 overall and 6-2 in District 13-2A competition.
Thorndale used a 23-point outburst to distance themselves from Florence for a 44-26 lead. Full Story
Jones named to all-star team in Houston league
HOUSTON—Rylan Jones is a member of the mighty Houston East Bethel Cowboys Freshman Level (7-8 yr olds) where he plays center.
This year the team was undef eated going into the Super Bowl against the Bears.
Jones was chosen a long with six other team members to represent the Cowboys in the All Star Tournament at FUN Stadium. Full Story
WHERE THEY PLAY
TIGER BASKETBALL Friday—Smithville, F-JV-V, 5:15- 6:30- 8 p.m. Tuesday—at LaGrange, F-JV-V, 5-6:15-7:30 LADY TIGER BASKETBALL Friday—at Smithville, JV-V, 5- 6:30 Tuesday—LaGrange, JV-V, 5:15, 6:30 JUNIOR HIGH BOYS Thursday—Giddings, 4:30 JUNIOR HIGH GIRLS Thursday—at Giddings, 4:30 MILANO BASKETBALL 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&mdas Full Story
Fourth annual alumni baseball game Feb. 18
The 4th Annual Baseball Alumni Scrimmage will be held on Saturday Feb. 18 starting at 11 a.m.
The cost is $10 and any person interested in playing in this scr immage needs to contact Denise Betchan at (512) 430- 6150 at the athletic office. Full Story
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