Mid-season report card: not quite there yet
When Jeff Miller grades his mid-season report card, he sees a team that is improving, but not close to where it needs to be to compete at a higher level—where he believes they can be. Full Story
Hillsboro no less important now
Tigers aiming for first winning streak of 2013
Despite the fact that it had no playoff ramification whatsoever, when the Rockdale football team made the trip up IH35 to face an unknow n Hillsboro team last season, it became the most important game of the season.
Wallowing in a four-game losing streak, the Tigers needed a victory in the worst way. Full Story
Seems like old times
Brooks ties school record with five touchdowns
SMITHVILLE—It seemed like old times.
After an unprecedented two-game losing streak to Smithville, the Rockdale Tigers returned to normalcy Friday night with a 41-13 victory over the Tigers during their homecoming activities at venerable Barry Field. Full Story
Lady Tigers drop pair in openers
Blue Spikers fall to College Station, Madisonville
The Rockdale Lady Tigers got off to a rough start in District 18-3a action, falling to Madisonville and College Station.
The Lady Tigers are 15-13 overall and 0-2 in district play.
Madisonville (21-8, 2-0) defeated Rockdale 27-25, 25-21, 25-15 at Tiger Gymnasium Tueaday night. Full Story
K ing commit ts to St. Eds
Saturday was the official opening of basketball season in some parts so Aubrie King took the opportunity to secure his basketball future.
The reigning Class A Player of the Year committed to St. Edward’s University over the weekend, ending speculation where he might end up. King Full Story
Dawgs continue dominance by grinding up Granger on road
Schaefer tosses four touchdowns as defense tosses shutout
GRANGER—While we’re right smack dab in the middle of the season, the Thorndale Bulldogs appear to be in playoff form.
Featuring a dominating performance on both sides of the ball, the 17th ranked Bulldogs manhandled Granger 52-0 Friday night at Lions Field. Full Story
Eagles give No. 3 Chilton all it wants in battle of unbeaten
Two late scores gives Pirates some breathing room
MILANO—In the battle of the unbeaten, Milano fell short as the Eagles lost to No. 3 Chilton on Friday night at Pruett Field.
In front of a packed house that came for Milano’s annual homecoming, the Eagles (3-1) held their won for the first half, trailing just 7-6 at the break. Full Story
Lady Eagles go unscathed in first half of district spike play
Thorndale reels off four straight, playoff possibilities in sight
The No. 5 Milano Lady Eagles extended their winning streak to eight as they took care of district opponents Georgetown Gateway and No. 14 Thrall over the week.
The Lady Eagles are now 24-4 on the year and 7-0 after the first round of District 16A action.
In a Tuesday road game, the Lady Eagles swept Gateway in straight sets 25-5, 25-7, 25-10. Full Story
Tiger sub varsity claims four of five from S’ville
THURSDAY: The junior varsity and freshmen will travel to Hillsboro with the first game set for 5 p.m. The junior high Tigers will host Hillsboro, with the first game starting at 4:30 p.m. The 7B, 7A teams will play first, followed by 7A, 8A. Full Story
Rockdale at CameronVarsity boys9. Blake King12. John RiversJV girls32. Emily Ibarra44. Katy ZalazarJr high boys3. Gavin YoungThorndale at CameronVarsity Team Results:1.Thorndale 462. Fayetteville 533. Milano 534. Rosebudd-Lott 1165. Lexington 1196. Franklin 1437. Thrall 155 Full Story
JR HI VOLLEYBALL
Rockdale vs. Brenham7B: WonGame 1: 25-8—Angela Cardona10 served pointsGame 2: 25-23— Cardona 5points, Mia Mowarin, Erika Ramirez3 points7A: WonGame 1: 25-16— Eve King 8ser ved points, 2 aces, KylieEubanks 5 served pointsGame 2: 20-25—Karley Leopold5 points, 2 kills, King 1 assist, Full Story
ROCKDALE 41, SMITHVILLE 13
Clockwise from left, Elijah Brooks follows Jared Gerren through the line. Far left, Javier Mayberry swoops through the line for a quarterback sack of Smithville’s Garret Mathis. Top left, Pearce Loth snags one of this three receptions. In the middle, Darius Ford hauls down the sideline for a 40-yard gain. At the top, mammoth Josh Pelzel mauls Smithville running back Quentin Green. Full Story