Jackson na med tops in his field
Rockdale native honored by fellow strength coaches
KANSAS CITY—Larry Jackson, director of football sports performance for the Texas A&M University football program, was named Master Strength and Conditioning Coach by the Collegiate Strength and Conditioning Coaches association (CSCCa) May 9 at the Downtown Kansas City Marriott. Full Story
Cox leaving for college job
Will become an assistant at West Alabama
Clay Cox, who was off to the best two-year start in RHS baseball history—has resigned to take a position with a college program.
Cox, 27, is becoming an assistant at West Alabama, an NCAA Division II school located in Livingston, Ala. Full Story
SOLD ON THE GOLD
Tiger teammates David, Pelzel commit early to Baylor
While they have one more year together as Rockdale Tigers, seniors-to-be James David and Josh Pelzel will remain teammates for a bit longer.
David will commit to Baylor Thursday, joining Pelzel who committed May 1 to play football for the Bears.
Both said a major factor was the proximity to Rockdale. Full Story
Rubio continues his run at SAGU
Southwest Assembly of God next stop
Southwest Assembly of God University has a fledgling cross country program and Juan Rubio hopes to get in on the ground floor.
The Tiger senior signed a letter of-intent to run for the school Monday afternoon and becomes a part of the school’s first cross country team. Full Story
Patin back at home
THORNDALE— Over a week after being hit in the head by a line drive, Thorndale baseball player Devin Patin is back home recuperating.
The line drive caused bleeding in the sophomore’s brain and he spent several days in the hospital, but returned home last Wednesday.
“He’s doing better,” said Thorndale Athletic Director Brent Brevard. Full Story
Booster Club scholarship
winners were William Dean, Ethan Brinkley, Emily Brinkley, Benito Costilla and Morgan Fischer. Full Story
5th Annual Luminant charity golf tournament
Hosted by the Sandow/Three Oaks Diversity Advisory Council, the 5th Annual Charity Golf Tournament benefitting the United Way of South Milam County will be held Saturday, Aug. 10 at Star ranch Golf Club in Hutto. Full Story
athletic banquet award winners
Outstanding male athlete—Ethan Brinkley.Outstanding female athlete—Dae Dae Robertson.Booster club scholarships($1,000 each)–Ethan Brinkley,Benito Costilla, William Dean,Emily Brinkley, Morgan Fischer.Germaine Dawson scholarship ($500 each)—Grant Galbreath, Nick Gonzales, PatricTrejo. Full Story
Lady Tigers place 10 on 18-3A all-district team
Montelongo defensive MVP, Keen coach of the year
Ten members of the Rockdale Lady Tiger softball team were named to the 18-3A All-District squad.
Senior Kayleigh Montelongo was selected as the most valuable defensive player.
Oddly, coaches chose Caldwell freshman Casey Kauder the overall most valuable player over Montelongo, despite the fact that the Lady Tigers defeated her and the Hornets twice. Full Story