Reporter/Bill Martin Rockdale catcher Nic Hammett congratulates pitcher Justin Elliott after the gem he pitched in game one to give the Tigers their only win in the regional quarterfinals series with the Taylor Ducks.
Jirasek parks Tigers in regionals
Despite the series loss to rival Ducks, 22 wins this season is a school record
TEMPLE—While Rockdale was rightly concerned about solving star Taylor pitcher Eric Brooks, it was his stand in who pulled down the curtain on the Tigers' season. Full Story
Reporter/Teresa Ging Shea Maupin slides into third base for a triple against Ganado. Maupin was 4-for-5 with two doubles and a triple in the 17-4 clincher.
Who—Thorndale Bulldogs (23-7) vs. Falls City Beavers (14-6). What—Class A, Region IV Semifi- nals. When—(1st game) Thursday, 7:30 p.m. in LaGrange. (2nd game) Saturday, 1 p.m. in New Braunfels. (3rd game if necessary, follows 30 minutes later). Last series—Thorndale defeated Ganado 7-0, 17-4.; Falls City defeated Kingsville Academy, 22-2, 10-13, 7-1.
Reporter/Teresa Ging Tyler Pounders (center) is mobbed by teammates after pounding a home run that ignited the Bulldogs 18-hit attack against Ganado.
Dawgs bang out 27 hits in series
Now face Falls City in Regional Semifinals LAGRANGE—In a comm show of strength, Thorndale combined for 27 hits in 13 innings to oust Ganado from the postseason in a best of three series Friday night at Leopard Field. Full Story
Class of 2009 has thrown down the gauntlet
While the Class of 2009 prepares to take the big walk on Friday, it's hard not to point to this most recent group of graduates and acknowledge its contributions to Rockdale athletics. Take a look at these numbers. Jarad Richards just led the Tiger hardball team to its first playoff appearance in a decade and posted two victories. Full Story
Thorndale Senior Angel Bigan walks off the field after her last game as a Lady Dog as they were held scoreless by Mart. Bigan struck out four batters in three innings of work. Reporter/ Marie Bakken
Reporter/Marie Bakken A rare sight for the Lady Dogs was a base runner like Robyn Jost who was left stranded after coaxing a walk.
Lady Dogs shut out of playoffs
Thorndale falls short of last season's regional
FRANKLIN—Getting shut out by one of the top Class A teams in the state is not exactly how one would like to end their high school softball career but that was the case for Thorndale's four senior players in their 6-0 loss to No. 2 Mart last Wednesday in the regional quarterfinals. Full Story
Miller hires four new coaches
While the core of his staff remains in tact, RISD Athletic Director Jef f Miller has announced the hiring of four new c oache s for the upcomi ng school year. Full Story
Reporter/Bill Martin Kassie Roddam has been named to the all-district team three years in a row.
Reporter/Marie Bakken Angel Bigan has been named the district's offensive MVP for the past two seasons.
ALL-DISTRICT SOFTBALL TEAMS
Kassie Roddam named district offensive MVP Rockdale's Kassie Roddam has been named the offensive player of the year in District 24-3A. This is the junior shortstop's third appearance on the alldistrict team at three different positions. Full Story
NET WORTH—The Thorndale Middle School Tennis Team are District Champions. In girls' seventh grade singles, Mary Unnasch placed first and Paige Laurence placed fourth. In girls' seventh grade doubles, Kameron Holder/Kelbi Kovar placed first. In girls' eighth grade singles, Marlene Hall placed first and Sissy Walker took second place.
Winners for the Rockdale Junior High team at the district tennis meet included (left to right)—Josh Pezel, Lance Schweitzer, Javante Gates, Pete Heintze. At right (front)—Ashlee Page, Autumn Davenport, Caroline Wilde. Back—Erin Free, Visha Henderson, Makenlee Worley, Breann Breithaupt, Melanie Ibarra, Cierra Pomykal.
RJH girls take tennis title
All four of the Rockdale Junior High tennis teams placed in the top three at the district meet. Led by the first place seventh grade girls, the eighth grade girls team placed third; the eighth grade boys team placed second as did the seventh grade boys team. Full Story
Cameron Rotary golf tournament June 12-13
The Cameron Rotar y Club invites local golfers to tee it up for its 15th annual Rotary Golf Scramble at the Cameron Country Club. This year's event will be held on Friday, June 12 and Saturday June 13. Festivities begin with a social at 6:30 p.m. on Fr iday w ith free food and drinks for everyone and fabulous auction items donated by area businesses. Full Story
Powder 2009 Puff
The juniors defeated the seniors 31-12 in the 7th annual affair and have taken three of the past four games after the seniors won last year. Full Story
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