Return of the Ducks: Taylor back in the fold
UIL busts up cozy district, forces return of storied rivalry
While blood rivals Rockdale and Taylor were reluctant to pencil each other in on their respective schedules, the University Interscholastic League stepped in and took care of that minor detail.
In the UIL’s bi-annual classification re-alignment Thursday mor ning, t he feuding neighbors were placed in the same district after a two-year absence. Full Story
Tigers earn first playoff berth in 15 seasons
Cagers reign over Giddings to end post-season drought
The Rockdale Tigers had an odd request for their coach on Friday night.
They wanted to know if they defeated Giddings, could they cut down the nets.
Now such sacred ceremonies are reserved for celebrations of championships as the season concludes, not with three games remaining on the schedule. Full Story
UIL realignment: if it makes sense, it doesn’t happen
When it comes to the University Interscholastic League’s bi-annual district realignment, Temple coach and athletic director Mike Spradlin was quoted recently as saying, “The only thing that scares me is when it makes the most sense, it doesn’t happen.”
Never have I heard a more prophetic way to describe the situation. Full Story
Lady Tigers close out with victory
17 wins is the most by cagers since 2005
While the Rockdale Lady Tigers season ended much sooner than they intended, the program took a giant leap forward by posting some impressive numbers.
The Lady Tigers KO’d Caldwell 52-17 Tuesday night in the season finale at Tiger Gymnasium to complete the prog ra m’s be st se a son i n almost a decade.
Rockdale finishes 17-13 overall and 4-6 in District 23-3A play. Full Story
Here are the five smallest Class 3A schools in the state with their enrollment:
1. San Antonio Hawkins (217)
2. Anthony (236)
3. Amarillo River Road (439.5)
4. Shallowater (451)
5. Presidio (452)
Bonus: largest 3A school— Houston Yates (1,000) which dropped down from 4A. Full Story
Daniel Brooks (center) signs a letter- of-intent to play football for Oklahoma while being witnessed by (left to right) brother Elijah, mother Sharon, father Tony, (back) RHS assistant principal Bren Full Story
Dogs join playoff fray
After a one-year absence, Thorndale back in post-season
Thorndale found out it was going back down to Class A this week in the UIL’s bi- annual realignment.
However, before they go the Bulldog basketball team wanted to leave an imprint in their current classification.
After missing out on last year’s playoffs for the first time since 2002, the Bulldogs have returned to their rightful place with a pair of district wins Full Story
No. 6 Milano cruising thru district, clinches loop title
Eagles have won 22 straight en route to second straight crown
The No. 6 Milano Eagles clinched their second straight district crown with an 89-32 road win over Bartlett Tuesday night.
Milano (26-1, 8-0) still has two games left on its district schedule but have gone undefeated in league play and are far enough ahead in the district standings to claim the title. Full Story
Perfect: Lady Dogs close out loop schedule without a loss
Thorndale racks up 8th title in nine seasons
The No. 6 Thorndale girls basketball team closed out an undefeated district schedule in route to the 27-2A championship with a 54-50 double overtime win at Lago Vista on Tuesday night.
Lago Vista hung with the Lady Dogs (29-2, 14-0) every minute until the final overtime. Full Story
BOYS Rockdale 59, Caldwell 41 Full Story
The Class 3A cutoff increased from 430 to 450 and topped out at 1,004.
Rockdale turned in an enrollment of 474 and were a little bit closer to slipping down to Class 2A than it thought.
At 474, Rockdale is by far the smallest school in the new district and one of the smallest Class 3A schools in the state. Full Story
In the neighborhood
Concerning neighboring schools, Thorndale dropped back down into Class A after two years in Class 2A.
The Bulldogs will be grouped with rival Thrall, Flatonia, Holland and Weimar in District 13A-Division I. Full Story
Lady Eagles just miss out on playoff berth
The Milano Lady Eagles (10-14, 3-5) saw their dreams of a spot in the playoffs and season come to an end with a 43-38 loss at Bartlett (4-4) on Tuesday night.
The win gives the Lassies a third place finish and the final playoff spot for District 27A.
Thrall (8-0) was undefeated in league play to claim the district crown, with Holland (5-3) finishing second. Milano was fourth. Full Story
Youth baseball holding signups every Saturday in February
Rockdale Youth Baseball Association will hold sign ups each Saturday through the month of February.
Leagues are available for ages 4-14. Tryouts are mandatory for all division except 4-yearold T-ball.
Cost is $60 per entry. Opening ceremonies are scheduled for Saturday, March 31.
Sign ups will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11 at Brookshire Brothers. Full Story
WHERE THEY PLAY
TIGER BASKETBALLFriday—Navasota, F-JV-V, 5:15-6:30-8 p.m.Tuesday—at Smithville,F-JV-V, 5-6:15-7:30(End of regular season)LADY TIGER SOFTBALLTuesday—WeimarThursday-Saturday—RockdaleInvitationlMILANO BASKETBALLFriday—at Holland, 5 p.m.Tuesday—at Granger, 5 p.m.(End of regular season)THORNDALE Full Story
Rockdale booster shirts for softball on sale now
Rockdale Lady Tiger softball shirts are now on sale.
Short sleeve are $15, long sleeve are $20, and hoodies are $30.
These are available in youth and adult sizes.
Please send your orders and money to Denise Betchan by Friday, Feb. 10. 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
Milano boosters holds monthly meeting Feb. 15
The Milano Athletic Booster Club will hold the monthly meeting on Wednesday, February 15th at 6:00 p.m. at the Elementary Cafeteria. Plans for the Annual Alumni Softball tournament are being discussed. Please attend and help plan for this fun day full of family and friends. Full Story
Here’s a complete list of the teams that have occupied a district with Rockdale and the total years: Full Story