Hillsboro hunts for winning outlet
Brinkley will return to starting lineup Friday
When the University Interscholastic League holds its bi-annual re-alignment, sending coaches scrambling for opponents to fill their schedules, Jeff Miller likes to pencil in teams that are unknown to the RHS program.
He couldn’t have picked a more obscure school than Hillsboro. Full Story
Insult to injuries
Tigers can’t overcome loss of a dozen players
For the first time in his competitive life, Jeff Miller probably wished he could have rescheduled or canceled a game.
Perhaps trade up for an open date. Full Story
Tigers midseason report card includes Blue Cross
I t is undoubtedly difficult to give the Rockdale football team any kind of a mid-season grade, considering the Tigers medical status.
The Tigers are coming off a shutout loss to previous whipping boys Smithville while a dozen injured players wandered the sidelines, including record-setting quarterback Ethan Brinkley. Full Story
Lady Tigers drop a pair in district spike action
Blue falls in straight sets to Caldwell, Madisonville
The Rockdale Lady Tigers could not put together any momentum in a pair of straight set losses on the road in District 18-3A action over the past week.
The Lady Tigers (8-15, 1-3) fell to Madisonville Tuesday night 25-17, 25-15, 25-14.
Rockdale was coming off a setback to Caldwell on Friday, 25-13, 25-14, 25-14. Full Story
Brooks leads Bulldog run rampage over Granger
Sophomore steps off 205 yards and three touchdowns
THORNDALE—Whether its through the air or on the ground, the Thorndale Bulldogs have discovered an abundance of scoring opportunities as of late.
The Bulldogs continued to put up impressive numbers by grinding up Granger 53-14 Friday night at Bulldog Stadium.
Thorndale improves to 4-1 on the season, while Granger slips to 2-3 overall with its third straight loss. Full Story
Playing shorthanded, Milano suffers first loss of season
Eagles fought on without twoway starter and quarterback Sanders
CHILTON—The Milano Eagles’ perfect record got smashed on Friday night, falling 48-31 to Chilton and dipping to 4-1 on the season.
The Pirates’ (2-3) running game was too much for the Eagles who are playing without starting safety and quarterback Toby Sanders. Full Story
Revenge is sweet
Milano turns tables on Thorndale in rematch
MILANO—In a battle of the two best teams in District 16A, it was Milano’s turn to come out on top.
The No. 16 Lady Eagles knocked off No. 21 Thorndale in three straight sets on Saturday afternoon at Geneva Paceley Gym in the opening game of the second round of league play. Full Story
Seventh graders remain undefeated with victory
Using a 32-point second quarter outburst, the Rockdale seventh grade team ran its record to 3-0 on the season with another impressive victory, smashing Smithville 46-6.
After a scoreless first quarter, the Tigers unleashed the scoring frenzy, set up by Gunner Miller’s interception deep in Smithville territory to shut down a drive. Full Story
22nd annual Lions Club golf tourney tees up Sat.
The Rockdale Noon Lions Club’s 22nd annual scholarship scramble golf tournament will be held at the Rockdale Country Club Saturday, Oct. 6.
There will also be a silent auction on Saturday during the tournament says tour- nament chair- man Ron Mon t - gomery. Full Story
Austin club holding fund raiser for Strelsky Friday
AUSTIN—The Grey Rock Tennis Club will be hosting its first “Run/Roll Tennis Event” on Friday, October 5, beginning at 6 p.m.
Players in wheelchairs and prosthetic aids, who can let the ball bounce twice, will be matched with tennis players from Austin and play a round robin. Full Story
away at college
ROCKDALE Le’Raven Clark—Texas Tech (football) Daniel Brooks—Oklahoma (football) Lance Loewe—East Texas Baptist (basketball) Billy Gonzalez—West Texas A&M (baseball) Joe Sanders—Midwestern (football) Tyler Wright—Tarleton St. (football) THORNDALE Full Story
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