Alumni baseball games first pitch on Feb. 16

After a one year hiatus due to bad weather last year, the 5th Annual Tiger Baseball Alumni Scrimmage is back.

This year’s scrimmage will be held on February 16 and will follow the usual format.

There will be two alumni teams and the 2013 varsity team. Any ex-baseball player of Rockdale High School is invited to play.

“We will play a round-robin format, meaning each team will play two games,” said Rockdale Coach Clay Cox. “I will provide all baseballs, bats, helmets, and catchers gear. You will need to bring your own cleats, baseball pants, and glove.

There will be a concession stand for food and drinks starting with the first game at 11 a.m.

Each scrimmage will be conducted like a typical scrimmage. There will be umpires and all other workers required to run off a game or scrimmage.

Therefore, all friends and family planning on attending the scrimmage should still expect to pay a small fee at the game to get in.

Alumni coming to play in the scrimmage will not pay to get in, but will need to pay $10 for their “Game Day” shirt.

Checks can be made payable to Rockdale ISD or Rockdale Athletic Department, PO Box 632, Rockdale, TX 76567. Payment must be paid at the time of registration.

You can also hand deliver payment to Denise Betchan at the Athletic Office. Please sign up before Feb. 1

“I look forward to carrying on the alumni scrimmage tradition and getting to meet former players of our program,” Cox said. “We would like to thank each of you in advance that are able to play, and for those that are not, hopefully we can see you next year.”

RYBA registration set for Feb. 2 at Walmart

Registration for the 2013 Rockdale Youth Baseball Association is set for Feb 2 at Walmart from 10 a.m. until 1 p.m.

If you would like to volunteer your time or if you have any questions, please contact us at

RYBA will be holding a meeting for anyone interested in coaching the 2013 season.

The meeting will be held on Feb 4 at The Rockdale General Store starting at 7 p.m.

If you cannot attend the meeting, please email with division you wish to coach.

Tiger Booster Club has stone Tigers for sale

The Rockdale Tiger Booster Club is helping to promote spirit in Rockdale by selling stone Tigers.

The Tigers are being sold at Garden Treasures, 1207 W. Cameron Ave.

Prices range from $65 to $275 which includes free delivery within the city limits. There is a small fee for painting.

The Tigers can be custom painted in any color you choose, including like a real Tiger.

Go by and place your order today.

Bulldogs Booster Club presents ‘Grudge Match’

THORNDALE—The Thorndale Athletic Booster Club is presenting the annua l “ Gr udge match” basketball game that pits the student athletes against parents, coaches and teachers.

The fundraiser will be held Wednesday, Feb. 6 at 7 p.m. at Bulldog Gym.

Admission is $4 for adults and $2 for students.

There will be a full concession stand with t-shirts and blankets for sale as well as a live cake auction.

Knights of Columbus free throw contest Feb. 9

All boys and girls, ages 10 to 14 are invited to participate in the local level of competition for the 2013 Knights of Columbus free throw championship.

The event will be held Saturday, Feb. 9, at the KC Hall. Regist rat ion wi l l begin at 9 a.m. and there is no entry fee.

Prizes and certificates will be awarded to winners in each respective age division.

The KC free throw championship is sponsored annually, with winners progressing through local, district and state competitions.

All participants are required to furnish proof of age and written parental consent.

Entry forms will be available on the day of competition. For more information, please contact Jody Darby, 512-983-0034.

Softball league holding coaches meeting Feb. 6

Rockdale Girls Softball League will be holding a meeting for coaches on Feb 6 at 7 p.m. at the RVFD Fire station.

If you are interested in coaching, please contact Courtney Paulsen at (512) 227-2203.

Aggie moms tee up for scholarship golf tourney

The Milam County Aggie Moms Club will be having a scholarship golf tournament Saturday, March 23, at the Rockdale Country Club.

Special guest R.C. Slocum will be playing throughout the day and will be on hand for lunch.

The 4-man scramble tournament will have two tee times; 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. and will include carts and lunch.

Entry fee is $60 per player. There will be contests, silent auction and more.

The tournament is open to all golfers. Milam County Aggie Moms encourage all Aggies to come out and support future Aggies.

For more information, contact any Milam County Aggie Mom or Rockdale Country Club at (512) 569-1742 or (512) 446-4013.

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