And a freshman shall lead them
Davis leaps to unprecedented wins in hurdles
COLLEGE STATION— Freshmen are lucky if they get the chance to compete at the varsity level.
For Dae Dae Davis, she’s not only competing, she’s leading the way.
The Rockdale freshman pulled off a seldom-seen daily double in the hurdles, capturing first place in both the 100-and 300-meters at the District 18-3A track meet at Cougar Stadium. Full Story
Crumps third at regional
Brother-sister duo aced by top seeded pair
BRYAN—Jacob and Kasey Crump’s dream of taking their brother-sister act to the state tournament had the curtain closed with a third place finish at the Class 3A, Region III regional tennis tournament at Bryan High School Tuesday. Full Story
Ladies playoff bound
Lady Tigers travel to Caldwell with shot at title
The Rockdale Lady Tigers made it official Tuesday night with a 7-1 victory over College Station at the Softball Complex to secure a spot in the state playoffs.
The Lady Tigers (16-5 overall and 7-2 in District 18-3A) close out the regular season Friday at league front-runner Caldwell (23-7, 7-1) with a chance of sharing the district crown, their first since 2007. Full Story
Forget steroids, baseball movies good, clean fun
Despite the fact that Major League Baseball is always mired in a did he or didn’t he, steroid induced quagmire, they did manage to get the season rolling.
So to remind everybody about the good old days of peanuts and Cracker Jack, here are four baseball movies I’d like to recommend for your hardball viewing pleasure. Full Story
Tigers’ playoff possibilities take hit in loss to Cougars
Brinkley injures knee, status unknown
It wasn’t bad enough that the Rockdale Tigers dropped another one-run decision, they may have lost their best players as well.
In the Tigers’ 4-3 loss to College Station Tuesday night at Tiger Ballpark, Ethan Brinkley was injured while chasing down a fly ball and had to be carted off the field. Full Story
Eagles enjoyed state so much, they’re going back
Same quintet wants to give tournament another try
BRENHAM—For the second time in school history and the second year in a row, Milano’s boys golf team is headed to the state championships.
The quintet of Eagles placed third in the Class A Region IV meet held Monday and Tuesday at Brenham Country Club, shooting a combined 692. Full Story
Thorndale edges out Eagles in final event to take area track meet title
Milano’s Messer wins nine gold medals in last two track meets
SOMERVILLE—It came down to the final leg of the final race to decide the Area track meet title and it came down to two south Milam County Class A schools— Thorndale and Milano.
Heading into the 4x400 relay at the meet for Districts 25A and 26A, Thorndale set just five points ahead of Milano. Full Story
Thorndale remains in the playoff hunt
The Thorndale Bulldogs took another step in securing a playoff berth with a 10-2 win over Granger Tuesday night on the road.
The Bulldogs improved to 14-10 on the year and 7-4 in District 26A play. Full Story
Lady Dogs finish, await playoffs
Normangee awaits in first round of Class A bracket
GEORGETOWN—The No. 25 Thorndale Lady Dogs finished out their regular season on a high note with a 13-0 run-rule win at Georgetown Gateway on Tuesday night.
The Lady Bulldogs (14-8, 8-2) will now get ready for a run in the post-season, facing Normangee, the third place team out of 25A, in bi-district action late next week. Full Story
Eagles square off with Burton for post spot
Loss to Somerville sets up playoff for second place
SOMERVILLE—The Milano Lady Eagles know they are in the Class A state softball playoffs, they just don’t know as what place from District 27A they will be. Full Story
Milano run-ruled by Gateway on the road
Eagles had logged third win of season against Granger
GEORGETOWN—The Milano Eagles fell on the road Tuesday night to Georgetown Gateway 12-2 in six innings.
Juan Valdivia absorbed the loss for Milano, striking out four batters in five innings of work.
Valdivia was two-of-three at the plate with a run batted in. Chance Pack was one-of-three with a double and David Jentsch was one- of-two with another double. Full Story
baseball College Station 4, Rockdale 3 College Stat. 200 002 0—4 6 0 Rockdale 200 100 0—3 4 1
Kennedy, Richardson (1) and Rowlett; Caffey and Loth. W-Richardson, L-Loth (4-3). 3B-Rowlett (CS). Records—Rockdale 15-11, 3-5; College Station 22-6, 7-1.
Highlights: Caffey threw out five base runners. Full Story
There was a tie for first place at the 21st annual Rotary Scholarship Golf Scramble. Full Story
6th annual Tiger Booster Club tourney is May 4
Rockdale Tiger Booster Club will host its 6th annual golf tournament on Saturday, May 5 at the Rockdale Country Club.
The one day tournament will include a crawfish boil. Full Story
Cameron Scitern, son of Buddy and Carrie Scitern of Rockdale and a 2009 Caldwell High School graduate, is ranked 75th among 2100 college golfers in the U.S. Full Story
At the very top left, Emily Brinkley takes cover under mother Debbie’s umbrella during the shot put competition on a blustery first day. Top right, Autumn Davenport cleared 4-foot-8 to win the district high jump crown. Second row, Dae Dae Davis and Hailey Wright embrace on the awards stand after finishing one-two in the 100-meter hurdles. Full Story