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Get ready now for football season
Football gear to be issued at field house Aug. 6
While two-a-days are just over a month away, don’t wait that long to start getting in shape. The time is now to begin your off-season regime.
Football equipment will be issued at the field house on Monday, Aug. 6, beginning at 7 a.m. sharp. Full Story
DISTRICT 18-3A PREVIEW
New faces, old problems
Taylor, Caldwell hoping coaching changes can turn things around
Taylor has been sinking into the football abyss for half-a-dozen years. For Caldwell, its latest transgression could be called a blip on the radar screen.
Either way, both programs hope a shot of new blood will change the fortunes of the football programs as we bear down on the 2012 football season. Full Story
LaGrone back in the fold, on staff in Milano
After eight years at Gause, all-time winningest coach returns
MILANO—The Milano Eagles have had a successful run in football the past couple of years and now the school’s winningest coach is back to help keep that trend going.
Former head football coach Chad LaGrone was hired by the MISD school board Monday night to mark his return to the school. Full Story
Loewe named to league all-academic honor roll
MARSHALL—Thirty-four East Texas Baptist University studentathletes competing in the winter/ spring spor ts of basketball, softball, baseball and athletic training students have been named to the 2011- 2012 Winter/ Spring American Southwest Conference A ll-Academic Honor Roll. Full Story
TOUGH ENOUGH—Rockdale’s own Pretty Tough took 4th place in the district coach-pitch division playoffs in Jarrell. Full Story
BOUND FOR STATE
BOUND FOR STATE—The Lexington Lady Eagle 15U team will head to Mildred to play in the state tournament on July 16. Full Story
ALWAYS A THREAT
ALWAYS A THREAT—The Thorndale Threat 10U Softball Team clinched their place for the TTAS State tournament at the TTAS Playoff Tournament in Rogers. Full Story
33rd Rockdale Open served up July 25-29
The 33rd edition of the Rockdale Tennis Open is scheduled for July 25-29 at the Veterans Memorial Park tennis courts.
The youth portion of the tournament will be held July 25-27 and features seven separate c ate gories for players aged 10 thru 18, including singles, doubles and mixed doubles. Full Story
Second annual alumni golf tourney set July 28
The Rockdale Country Club Mens Golf Association is sponsoring the second annual Tiger Golf Team Alumni Tournament.
The tournament is scheduled for Saturday, July 28 at 1 p.m. at the Rockdale Country Club and all proceeds will go to the RHS golf team.
There w ill be a team draw party on Friday, July 27 at 7 p.m. Full Story
Thorndale sets football camp July 16-July 19
THORNDALE—The Thorndale football program is hosting a football camp which will run July 16 through July 19.
It will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 each morning and the cost is $30.
It is for incom- ing 5th through 9th graders and will be held at Bulldog Stadium. Full Story
Milano to host volleyball camp July 23-26 at MHS
MILANO—Lady Eagle Coach Wendy King will be conducting a volleyball camp at Milano High School gym from July 23-26.
Cost for the camp is $40 and it is for girls entering 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
The camp will run from 9 a.m. to noon every day for all girls.
Please text Coach King at 512- 663-6539 with a t-shirt size if planning to attend. Full Story
Tigers youth football final signup/fundraiser
The Rockdale Tigers youth football team will hold a sausage wrap and brisket sandwiches fundraiser on Saturday, July 14 from 10 a.m. until sold out.
The fundraiser will be held at the Rockdale City Hall parking lot and is to help buy new equipment for the boys. This is also the final signup for the team.
For more information, contact Amber Robinson at 512-760- 5567. Full Story
LaGrone, Gray named to Brazos Valley softball
Milano Lady Eagles Hayleigh LaGrone and Lyndsie Gray were named to the Bryan College Station Eagle’s 16th annual All- Brazos Valley softball team.
The senior-to-be Lagrone was a second-team selection, while graduated senior Gray made the all-academic side. Full Story
Rockdale Texans youth Football/Cheer signups
The Rockdale Texans youth football team will hold a signup for the football team and cheer squad on Saturday, July 14 from 9 a.m. until 12-noon at Rockdale City Park.
Call Daniel Nelson for more information at 512-760-0982. Full Story