Rattler running back runs for 207 yards, returns interception for score
NAVASOTA—While All-State quarterback Kadarius Baker demands all the headlines for his prolific passing prowess, Xavier Creeks let everyone know Friday night that Navasota can produce a ground attack when needed. Full Story
Lady Dogs dominate Mart to take first playoff step
Milano takes on Kerens in area post-season
CA MERON—The No. 20 Thorndale Lady Dogs swept the Mart Lady Panthers in straight sets on Tuesday night in Class A Region II bi-district playoff action at Yoe High Gym.
The Lady Dogs took dow n Mart 25-16, 25-13, 25-13. Mart was the third place team out of District 15A. Full Story
Butter pecan still on Blue Bell assembly line
A t my advanced age (let’s say, approximately 54), I have noticed that a lot of the products that I have used my entire life, no longer exist.
Now, not that I’m a big ice cream consumer, but in the last couple of months, I have not been able to find my beloved Blue Bell butter pecan ice cream.
Butter-y. Pecan-y. Mmmmmm... Full Story
The Rockdale Repeater
Rubio stacks up third straight district crown
Tiger long distance man aiming for another trip to state
COOKS POINT—Coming off a banner year in 2011, Juan Rubio is embarking on a quest for a little deja vu.
Rubio claimed his third straight district crown at the 18-3A cross country meet, hosted by Caldwell last Wednesday. Full Story
Thorndale flattens Flatonia for playoff survival
Dawgs face Thrall for 82nd time in crucial Highway 79 district battle
THORNDALE—Playing for their playoff lives and with an important cog in the offensive machine standing on the sideline, the Thorndale defense took up the slack. Full Story
Milano drops heartbreaker to Granger in final seconds
Eagles face mustwin situation Friday against Bartlett at home
GRANGER—Milano is learning that its kicking game is more important than it realized as the Eagles lost another close game on Friday, this time a 26-25 decision to Granger at Lions Field.
Milano put up 12 points in the final quarter, but could not stop a last minute drive by the Lions. Full Story
Prospects good for Texas deer season which kicks off Saturday
Despite last year’s drought, deer come through in fine shape
Texas hunters should see deer in good condition and above average numbers of mature bucks when the general season kicks off Nov. 3 statewide. Full Story
Eighth graders blank Navasota
THURSDAY: The junior varsity and freshmen teams will combine to play the remainder of the games for the season and are idle this week. The junior high Tigers travel to Fairfield Thursday with games at 4:30 and 6 p.m.
The Rockdale eighth grade team jumped out early and then prevented Navasota from scoring in a 27-0 victory. Full Story
Aycock athletic architect Johnson led Purple Tigers to great success
Captured state in both football and basketball in ‘55-
The architect of Aycock High School’s greatest athletic achievements, Ralph Johnson, has passed away.
Ralph Johnson’s 1955-56 season at Aycock High School was one for all time.
Coaches who lead their teams to state football and basketball titles in the same school year may not be in a class by themselves but it sure doesn’t take long to call the roll. Full Story
OH DEER!— Caleb Stevenson, age 12 of Milano, holds onto the antlers of an 8 pound buck that he shot last weekend during youth opening season, while hunting with his step-dad Steve Agee. Full Story
where they play
TIGER FOOTBALLFriday–Idle(Nov. 9—Host Caldwell)TIGER CROSS COUNTRYSaturday—Regional Meet at HumbleAtosocitaJUNIOR VARSITY FOOTBALLThursday—IdleJUNIOR HIGH FOOTBALLThursday—IdleLADY TIGER BASKETBALLTuesday—Texas Christian Academy,6:30 p.m. (Season Opener)MILANO FOOTBALL Full Story
away at college
ROCKDALELe’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) THORNDALELindsey Youngblood—Angelo St.(basketball) Full Story