By David Claybourn
People who’ve encountered swimmer Raena Eldridge, the 2020 Arthur Ashe Jr. Female Sports Scholar of the Year, say she is thoughtful, compassionate, goal-driven and interested in making a positive impact in the world.
Logyn McNeil will be carrying on a strong family tradition when the Rockwall-Heath junior competes in basketball for Louisiana State University.
Trey Brooks, who as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, helped 12-3 Rockwall average 477.7 yards and 46 points per game this past season, has been named as the Yellowjackets’ new head football coach and campus athletic coordinator.
BRYAN – Six players on Rockwall’s 12-3 state semifinalist football team made the Texas Sports Writers Association Class 6A all-state football list, led by wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba.
Rockwall wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, who helped the Jackets reach the Class 6A state semifinals, has earned the offensive player of the year award.
A big playoff win over Allen, a record-setting wide receiver, one of the top passers in the Metroplex, the first trip to the state semifinals since 1987 and lots of offense.
The Rockwall Lady Jackets are still looking for their first District 11-6A basketball win after falling 55-46 at home on Friday to Mesquite Horn.
McKINNEY — A fast start propelled the Duncanville Panthers to a 56-14 victory over Rockwall in a Class 6A, Division I state football semifinal on Saturday.
The 12-2 Rockwall Yellowjackets will make their first appearance in the state football semifinals since 1987 on Saturday.
Rockwall will face 11-2 Prosper in the fourth round of the Class 6A Division I football playoffs on Saturday after overtaking Klein Oak 37-27 last week in Waco.
GREENVILLE — Rockwall-Heath’s Lady Hawks rolled to a 51-14 non-district basketball victory over the Greenville Lady Lions on Tuesday at the Lions Den.
After opening the Class 6A football playoffs with a 47-7 bi-district pounding of Harker Heights last week, the Rockwall Yellowjackets will step up a level in classification and in competition on Friday.
They’ve made some trips to Longview and Tyler this season, but the Rockwall Yellowjackets will get to stay at home tonight for their playoff game against Harker Heights.
Braedyn Locke, Jaxon Smith-Njigba and Zach Henry helped the Rockwall Yellowjackets close out the regular football season with a bang at home on Friday.
Rockwall, which has already clinched a playoff spot, will close out the regular football season at home on Friday against the Mesquite Skeeters.
DALLAS — River Hill of Rockwall earned a trip back to the University Interscholastic League state cross country meet with an eighth-place finish at the Region II-6A meet on Monday.
The NCAA Board of Governors took the first step Tuesday toward allowing athletes to cash in on their fame, voting unanimously to clear the way for the amateur athletes to “benefit from the use of their name, image and likeness.”
ROCKWALL — The Rockwall Lady Yellowjackets moved up to first place in District 11-6A volleyball with a 25-23, 27-25, 20-25, 17-25, 15-10 victory on Friday over their crosstown rivals, the Rockwall-Heath Lady Hawks.
TYLER — Rockwall-Heath and Rockwall finished first and second in the varsity boys division and Rockwall and Heath were first and second in the varsity girls of the District 11-6A cross country meet on Saturday.
Rockwall’s running game was the difference as the Yellowjackets outscored Rockwall-Heath 38-17 to win the I-30 Football Classic on Friday night before a packed Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium.
First place in District 11-6A volleyball will be on the line when Rockwall faces Rockwall-Heath at 6:30 p.m. on Friday at the Hawks’ gymnasium.
Rockwall bounced back from a tough loss to defending state champion Longview with a 45-7 District 11-6A football pounding of Mesquite Horn on Friday at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium.
A packed house at Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium in Rockwall is expected for the annual I-30 Football Classic on Friday that pits the 3-3 Rockwall-Heath Hawks against the 4-2 Rockwall Yellowjackets.
After getting their homecoming football game spoiled by Tyler Lee last week, the Rockwall-Heath Hawks will try to ruin Mesquite’s homecoming on Friday.
The Rockwall Yellowjackets will try to regroup from a tough loss as they resume District 11-6A football play at home on Friday against Mesquite Horn.
After whipping state-ranked Arlington Martin 45-38 on homecoming, the Rockwall Yellowjackets will take on another state-ranked team in the District 11-6A football opener on Friday.
Rockwall will bring its high-powered offense back to Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium for a football battle against undefeated Arlington Bowie on Friday.
After winning their football season opener in a big way, the Rockwall-Heath Hawks will go for their second straight home win on Friday. The Hawks, who whipped Fort Worth Timber Creek 38-10 in the opener on Thursday, will entertain the Wylie Pirates at 7:30 p.m. at Wilkerson-Sanders. Heat…
After falling in an offensive shootout to No. 1 Highland Park, the Rockwall Yellowjackets hope for better luck this week on the field and from the skies.The Jackets will take on the 0-1 Rowlett Eagles at 7 p.m. Friday at Homer B. Johnson Stadium in Garland. Last year’s game against Rowlett i…
The Rockwall High School men’s gymnastics team completed in the regional championship meet last week at Highland Park High School – the team finished with a season high (and school history) high score for day two, and took first place in the region. The team now heads to the state champions…
This year has been an eventful one, with the continued growth throughout Rockwall County, record-breaking flooding, new City Council members in every municipality, top-ranked sports teams and much more.
The Rockwall High School Yellowjackets (8-3, 5-1) made a more than admirable showing Friday night, ultimately falling to the reigning state champion Allen Eagles (12-0, 7-0) in a 52-40 high-scoring slugfest with over 1,100 combined yards of offense between the two teams.
The Rockwall High School Yellowjackets (8-2, 5-1) claimed a decisive 50-14 victory over the Belton High School Tigers (7-4, 6-2) at Wilkerson-Sanders Memorial Stadium Friday, winning their sixth-straight bi-district title and advancing to round two of the State 6-A playoffs.
ROCKWALL-HEATH HIGH SCHOOLThe Rockwall-Heath High School Hawks (3-7, 2-4) closed out the season on a high note Friday, celebrating a shutout victory over the North Mesquite High School Stallions (3-6, 1-5).
ROCKWALL HIGH SCHOOLThe Rockwall High School Yellow Jackets (6-2) took a 66-0 shutout win over the Tyler Lee Raiders (2-6) last Friday, solidifying their position as a strong contender for the top of District 11-6A.
This Week's Circulars
Billy Ray Sears, 87, of Alba and formerly of Rockwall, passed away Sept. 17, 2020. Services were Sunday, Sept. 20, at Lake Fork Baptist Church in Alba. Interment was at Rest Haven Memorial Park in Rockwall.
Bryant Eugene McDonald, 94, of Rockwall, Texas, passed away on Sept. 5, 2020. Bryant was born to Columbus Perry McDonald and Daisy Belle (Bryant) McDonald, on Nov. 14, 1925, in Vernon, Texas. Bryant was a 33-year resident of Rockwall, and a devout member of Transformation Anglican Church in …
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- Construction to begin on Highway 205 project
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