Rattlers’ reload a success so far
No. 10 ranked Navasota presses on with 14 new starters, soph QB
After finally capturing the state championship that had eluded them for the better part of a decade, Navasota was gutted by graduation, losing 14 starters that had helped earn the Class 3A crown. Full Story
In a clinch
Big Blue earns playoff berth with victory
MADISONVILLE—Whenever Rockdale and Madisonville get together, there’s always something just slightly askew.
Friday night’s offering fits right in with the rest.
As has been their modus operandi during their current four-game winning streak, the Tigers jumped out early and then held on for a 33-21 victory over Madisonville at Mustang Field. Full Story
Cookes, Brooks success all in the family
This is the last in a twopart series introducing this year’s six Rockdale Sports Hall of Honor inductees. The public is encouraged to attend the induction banquet Friday, Oct. 25 which will be held at the high school cafeteria beginning at 4:30 p.m. Full Story
Lady Tigers playoff hopes hanging by a thin thread
Spikers in fourth with two matches left to go
With their playoff hopes hanging by a thread, the Rockdale Lady Tigers dropped a pair of District 18-3A matches to Madisonville and Caldwell.
The Lady Tigers stand at 17-17 on the season and 2-6 in league play, which leaves them in the fourth and final playoff spot. Full Story
MiIlar’s seven touchdowns secures must-win situation
Senior quarterback runs for 208 yards, returns kickoff 70 yards
SOMERVILLE—It was a game the Eagles needed to win to keep its playoff hope up and with a 24 point fourth quarter, they were able to run away with the victory, as Milano defeated Somerville in District 13A-II action at The Rock. Full Story
After week off, Thorndale up for battle of unbeatens
Winner will go a long way in determining district champ
THORNDALE—Thorndale is looking for its first district championship since 2009.
Flatonia is aiming for its first playoff appearance since 2007.
Whatever the reason, both schools are angling for a leg up in the District 13A, Division I race when they face off Friday in Flatonia in a battle of the Bulldogs. Full Story
No. 5 Milano thwarted by Thrall to form a log jam at the net
Thorndale keeps its playoff hopes alive with win
The No. 5 Milano Lady Eagles had their 13 game winning streak stopped on Tuesday night as they fell to No. 11 Thrall on the road in four sets.
The Tigerettes (27-9, 12-1) took game one 25-20, then Milano rebounded to win game two 25-19.
The Lady Eagles (29-5, 12-1) were then plagued by service and passing errors, falling in the next two games 23-23, 18-25. Full Story
Pay attention, Cardinals in the World Series
A s the St. Louis Cardinals make yet another trip to the World Series, I have to admit that I have been a lifelong Cardinals fan.
I have a trunkload of St. Louis hats that I have purchased over the past 45 years or so. Don’t believe me, ask the ex-cheerleader I live with. Full Story
Tiger junior varsity secures lone win in sub varsity tilts
THURSDAY: The junior varsity/ freshman team will travel to Navasota for a game at 6 p.m. The Tigers 8th grade team will host Austin Regents at 6 p.m.
A steady stream of scoring bolstered the Tiger junior varsity to a 21-6 victory over Madisonville. Full Story
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7B (Won)—Game 1: 25-23 Angela Cardona 7 served points Caitlin Henderson 4 served points Game 2: 25-19 Angela Cardona 6 served points 7A (Won and went undefeated to capture district championship) Game 1: 25-12 Kylie Eubanks 9 served points, 1 kill Reyna Gonzalez 4 served points and 2 digs Karley Leopold 2 kills Full Story
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