Karl makes professional debut Friday
‘Cowboy’ part of Golden Boy live series on Fox
SAN ANTONIO—Ryan Karl has heard the bell in the next round of his boxing career.
The 22-year-old Milano native will be making his pro debut on the Golden Boy Live Series, April 18, at the Alamodome in San Antonio.
The event—where pro bouts begin at 5:30 p.m.—will be televised on Fox Sports One and Fox Deportes. Full Story
So long to Bill Martin, ‘The Mailman’
I never met Bill Martin. But, because of our similar names, it seems like I always knew what he was doing.
On television, on radio, in the newspaper.
One of the most recognizable figures in Austin’s gospel community, Bill “The Mailman” Martin passed away over the weekend. He was 82.
Now he was called “Mailman” for two reasons. Full Story
Frosh netters fall
King, Blanchard make it to third place match
BRYAN—In their first brush with trying to gain entry into the state tournament, Rockdale’s fab freshmen found out the road is paved with potholes.
The Rockdale mixed doubles couple Blake King and Erin Blanchard were tripped up in the third place match Tuesday afternoon in the Class 3A, Region III tennis tournament. Full Story
Dae Dae does it again
Sophomore defends hurdles crown, makes area in three events
COLLEGE STATION—No longer an unknown freshman able to sneak up on people, Dae Dae Robertson none-the-less lived up to her lofty expectations, qualifying for three area events at the District 18-3A track meet.
On a sunsplashed day, Rockdale sent nine athletes to the area meet, was to be held Wednesday, April 16 at Waco LaVega High School. Full Story
Tigers clinch playoff berth
Early entry takes the pressure off as district closes
After taking a year off from the playoffs, the Rockdale Tigers stuck their toes back in the post season water after clinching a spot with three games left in the regular season.
College Station (22- 4)—the No. 1 team in the state—and second place Caldwell (15-5) had already earned playoff berths. Full Story
Jerman misses state
HUNTSVILLE—Jacey Jerman turned in a steady performance but fell short of the state golf tournament.
The senior carded a 104 in both rounds for a 208 total.
At the 6,943 yard Raven’s Nest course, Allison Davis of Silsbee claimed medalist honors with a (85- 82)—167, while Jacklyn Milligan was runner-up at (85-84)—169 Full Story
King named Class A player of the year again
For the second consecutive year, Milano’s Aubrie King repeated as the Class A-Division I player of the year by the Texas High School Coaches Association.
The 6-foot-5 King led Mumford to the state title in March and a 39-1 record, averaging 21 points, nine rebounds and eight assists per game.
He was also chosen allstate four straight yars. Full Story
Eagles at state in golf again
BRENHAM—The Milano Eagles finished third at the Class A, Region IV golf tournament to earn their third straight trip to the state tournament.
The Class A tournament will be held at Lions Municipal Golf Course in Austin on April 30 and May 1.
The Eagles placed third in regionals behind winner Weimar and runner-up Normangee.
Milano was led by Mik Mader’s 157. Full Story
Lady Tigers bounce back with huge district victory
Blue girls pound out 20 hits to surge into second
After falling to last place Navasota Tuesday and with just two games left in the regular season, if the Rockdale Lady Tigers hoped to grab a playoff spot, they had to recover and recover quickly.
The Lady Tigers accomplished just that with a convincing 10-4 win over College Station on the road Tuesday night. Full Story
Dawgs clinch playoffs with win over Granger
Gateway edges Thorndale 6-5 Tuesday night
The Thorndale Bulldogs clinched a playoff berth with a 3-2 victory over Granger, a team that was ahead of them in the league standings.
With two games left in the regular season, Thorndale and Granger trail No. 10 ranked Georgetown Gateway, which is 19-2 on the season and perfect in District 26A play at 12-0.
The Bulldogs host Bartlett Thursday and travel to Holland Tuesday. Full Story
Thorndale, Milano await post season possibilities
Lady Dogs lose pitcher Leopold to broken finger
The Thorndale Lady Dogs clinch third place in District 26A and a spot in the state playoffs with a 16-13 road win over Granger on Tuesday night.
Thrall is sitting in first and Holland in second.
With the bases loaded, Thorndale’s Peytyn O’Campo threw from her short stop position to Skyler Sumner at third base for the final out of the game. Full Story
Milano Masonic hosts 14th fundraiser tourney
MILANO—Milano Masonic Lodge 605 AF& AM will host its 14th annual four-man scramble golf tourney on Saturday, April 26 at Cameron Country Club with tee time at 9 a.m.
Proceeds benefit the lodge scholarship fund, worshipful master Mark Newman said. Full Story