Tigers eye another breakout season
Change in coaches hasn’t affected need to succeed
When we last left the Smithville Tigers, they had just capped off their greatest season in decades by making a playoff appearance.
Fast forward a year later and the Tigers have a new coach, but the same desire to build up some kind of consistency in their once downtrodden football program. Full Story
Liberty Hill rolls up 611 yards rushing to counter Tigers’ 500 of offense
A funny thing happened during the Rockdale-Liberty Hill contest Friday night.
A 6-Man game broke out.
In the highest combined-scoring game in Rockdale football history, Liberty Hill literally ran away from the Tigers 76-35 at Tigerland Field Friday night in front of a crowd that may have suffred from whiplash en masse, watching both teams run up and down the field. Full Story
Was there something in the air Friday night?
Barnburner( noun)—An especially exciting sporting event such as a football or basketball game, typified by back and forth scoring and a great finish. Full Story
Lady Tigers dump Ducks for first district victory
Spikers fight back from early deficit to tame Taylor
Fighting back from a first set loss, the Rockdale Lady Tigers rebounded for an 18-25, 25-17, 25-23, 26-24 victory over Taylor at Tiger Gymnasium, their first in District 18-3A play.
After a district opening loss to Navasota, the Lady Tigers stand 8-13 on the season and 1-1 in league play. Full Story
Schaefer returns in a big way with five touchdown tosses
Dawgs bounce back from loss by smothering Sacred Heart
THORNDALE—There was some concern whether Riley Schaefer’s badly bruised ankle would be healed up enough for him to make an appearance in Thorndale’s homecoming date with Hallettsville Sacred Heart.
Well, he played and the short time he was on the field, he made his presence known. Full Story
Eagles soar to 4-0 for fourth straight season
Milano gearing up for rematch with Chilton
MABANK—For the four th straight season, the Milano Eagles are sitting at 4-0 heading into their final tune up game before district action begins.
The team took a long road trip to play the Mabank freshman team on Thursday night, winning 26-0 and without two key Eagle players. Full Story
Lady Dogs remain undefeated in district play with two wins
Thorndale ranked No. 15 in the state in latest poll
Now ranked No. 15 in the latest Class A poll of the Texas Girls Coaches Association, the Thorndale Lady Dogs (18-4, 7-0) smashed two more opponents over the week, taking down both Buckholts and Bartlett over the week to finish up the first round of District 16A play.
On Tuesday night, Thorndale trounced Buckholts on the road 25-5, 25-11, 25-8. Full Story
Lady Eagles aiming for rematch with Thorndale
Milano has remained perfect since loss in district opener
MIL ANO—The No. 17 Lady Eagles (20-6 , 6-1) swept two more District 16A opponents over the week, setting up what should be an exciting re-match with No. 20 Thorndale on Saturday to start the second round of league play.
The first time these two teams met was on Sept. 4 in Thorndale and Milano was ranked No. 7. The Lady Dogs pulled an upset in a five set marathon. Full Story
Here are the results from the Cameron Invitational:
3. Rubio, Rockdale, 16:19; 14. Flores, Milano, 18:48; 15. Walton, Milano, 19:06; 26. Grimes, Milano, 20:02; 27. Costilla, Rockdale, 17:52; 32. Pugh, Milano, 20:37; 35. Steinbecker, Milano, 20:55; 54. Gonzalez, Rockdale, 19:16.
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Seventh graders save the day again with win
The Rockdale seventh garde team for the second straight week represented the one victory for the subvarsity teams against Liberty Hill Thursday.
Behind another outstanding performance from Jacqualyn Crawford, the seventh graders lanced Liberty Hill 32-12. Full Story
More Outdoor Expo...
The Central Texas Outdoor Expo offered a variety of activities including a 3-D Archery range and an exotic petting zoo. Full Story
We’ve Got Spirit, Yes We Do!
Rockdale Federal Credit Union is the Blue & Gold Business-of-the- Week winner for September 17-21. Rockdale Federal Credit Union always shows that TIGER SPIRIT! To enter the weekly Tiger Spirit contest, email firstname.lastname@example.org on Mondays with your request. Judging will take place Tuesday mornings. Full Story
We’ve Got Spirit, Yes We Do!
Rockdale Signs & Photography is the Blue & Gold Business-of-the-Week winner for September 24-28. Rockdale Signs & Photography, owned by Jocelyn & Rodney Lewis, is always showing that TIGER SPIRIT! To enter the weekly Tiger Spirit contest, email email@example.com on Mondays with your request. Judging will take place Tuesday mornings. Full Story