No. 9 West pitches Tigers out of playoffs
Trojan staff allows a single hit in series
Pitching and defense wins championships. West puts an emphasis on the pitching section of that old adage.
A sterling West pitching staff took the bats out of Rockdale hitter’s hands in an impressive 5-0, 7-2 series sweep in Class 3A, Region III bi-district action.
The Tigers end the year at 16-13, while No. 9 West (24-7) moves on to take on Carthage (21-7). Full Story
Dawgs mov ing to area
Solid pitching performances snuff out Iola
BRYAN—The Thorndale Bulldogs strung together two sparkling pitching performances and disposed of Iola 3-1, 11-3 in a Class A, Region IV bi-district playoff series at Rudder High School.
The Bulldogs will be facing District 27A champion- Burton (14-8) in the area round of the playoffs, Friday and Saturday. Full Story
Ferrara, Messer are not state secrets
Newcomers showed potential from the very start
MILANO—Milano will send two athletes to the UIL state track meet this weekend, but they are the two who long-time Eagle track coach David Westbrook felt had the best chance at making the trip to Austin.
“I knew they had the greatest opportunity to get there,” Westbrook said of the duo. Full Story
Robertson looks for quick out of the box
Strelsky a pioneer in first wheelchair competition at state
Quick. Quicker. Quickest. Of all the things Dae Dae Robertson took away from her first trip to the state meet in 2013 as a mere freshman, getting out of her blocks in a timely fashion tops the list. “I’ve got to get out as fast as I can. It can’t be like last year.” Full Story
Less is not more for Eagle golfers
Despite lower score, Milano can’t make up ground
AUSTIN—For the Milano Eagles golf team, less didn’t necessarily mean more as far as the scorcard was concerned.
Making their third straight appearance in the Class A state tournament, the Eagles chipped off nine strokes from their first round score to no avail at Lion’s Municipal Golf Club on a sun-splashed Friday. Full Story
THORNDALE VS. BURTON
Who—Thorndale Bulldogs (21-8-1) vs. Burton Panthers (14-8). What— Class A, Region IV, Area playoff. When—Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 1 p.m., third game to follow if necessary. Where—A&M Consolidated District—Thorndale was 2nd in District 26A; Burton was 27A champion. Last week—Thorndale def. Iola 3-1, 11-3; Burton had a bye. Full Story
Lady Dogs comeback season comes to end
Defending state champs too much too handle
GIDDINGS—The Thorndale Lady Dogs just had a difficult time getting their bats going, falling to No. 3 and defending state champion Weimar (16- 8-1) on Friday night at Giddings High School in Class A Region IV area playoffs. Full Story
Thorndale banquet set for May 14 at Fireman’s
The Thorndale Athletic Booster will host the annual sports banquet on Wednesday, May 14 at the Thorndale Firemen’s Hall.
The doors will open at 5 p.m., with a meal served at 6 p.m. Awards will begin at 6:45. Full Story
RHS ALL-TIME STATE TRACK MEET ENTRANTS
2013—Dae Dae Robertson,300-meter hurdles (9th)2012—Juan Rubio,3,200-meters (8th); EmilyBrinkley, shot put (8th)2011—Le’Raven Clark, discus(5th), shot put (Bronze); Daniel Brooks, 110-meter hurdles(Bronze), 300-meter hurdles(6th), 100-meter dash (Gold);Jacob Gerren, 1,600-meterrun (8th). Full Story