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Tigers hold on, nip Rattlers, 20-19

October 22, 2014
Tigers hold on, nip Rattlers, 20-19

HICO – With their extra point kicker sidelined earlier with an injury, the Tolar Rattlers tried and failed on a pair of two-point conversion attempts and Hico held on for a 20-19 football victory.

The District 7-2A, Div. I loss at Tiger Stadium ended Tolar’s five-game winning streak as the Rattlers slipped to 1-1 in district and 5-2 overall.

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Tolar not slowing down to enjoy win streak

October 18, 2014
Tolar not slowing down to enjoy win streak

Anyone who kept up with Tolar football the last three seasons knew how effective running back Cory Solomon was for the Rattlers.

In a dozen games his junior year, Solomon rushed for 1,723 yards – believed to be the school record during Tolar’s 11-man football era, according to Rattlers head coach Mike Franklin.

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Lady Rattlers maintain lead

October 18, 2014

The Tolar volleyball squad – now state-ranked – held on to its lead in District 9-2A with a 25-12, 25-16, 23-25, 25-13 victory over Poolville Tuesday at home.

“We didn’t play great, but played well enough,” said Tolar coach Scotty Miller, whose team improved to 10-1 in district play. “Madeline Dawson had a great match.”

Miller said that Dawson likely had more than 10 kills in the match.

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Rattlers win in a flash

October 15, 2014
Rattlers win in a flash

HAMILTON – Lightning ended Friday’s football contest between Tolar and Hamilton early. Unfortunately for Hamilton, it wasn’t early enough.

The Rattlers routed the Bulldogs 48-0 in the District 7-2A, Div. I opener for both teams, which was shortened to just one half because of the lightning that was part of a storm that rolled through the area including Kooken Field.

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Lady Rattlers leap into first

October 15, 2014

The Tolar Lady Rattlers are playing a strong brand of volleyball, putting them in the lead of the District 7-2A standings as well as in the state rankings.

Coach Scotty Miller said that Friday’s 25-19, 22-25, 25-12, 25-22 triumph over the district’s other top contender, Bryson, was huge. It vaulted the Lady Rattlers (9-1 in district) past Bryson (8-1) into first place – at least for now.

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Tolar girls starting strong

October 4, 2014

The Tolar volleyball squad is off to a strong start in District 9-2A this season with a 5-1 mark after beating Chico and Ranger.

Last Saturday, Coach Scotty Miller’s Lady Rattlers downed Chico in straight sets, 25-13, 25-10, 25-16.

“We’re playing pretty well right now coming off two huge wins this week.

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Rattlers throttle Rio Vista for fourth win in a row

October 1, 2014
Rattlers throttle Rio Vista for fourth win in a row

The naming of the 2014 Tolar Homecoming queen proved to be the only suspense on Friday night at Rattler Stadium.

Tolar cruised to a 42-7 victory, dominating the Eagles of Rio Vista in Tolar’s final nondistrict football contest of the season.

Tolar’s defense held Rio Vista to 185 yards of total offense, including negative four yards in the third quarter.

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Tolar defeats Axtell for third straight win

September 24, 2014
Tolar defeats Axtell for third straight win

ON HIS WAY: Tolar running back Blayne Denton (middle) breaks free for one of his four rushing touchdowns Friday night in the second quarter against Axtell as teammates Nick Garcia (11) and Aaron McClelen (65) look for someone to block. Tolar posted a 44-26 victory over the Longhorns to improve to 3-1 on the season.

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Lady Rattlers top Poolville, Newcastle

September 24, 2014

The Tolar Lady Rattlers cruised past Newcastle in straight sets on Saturday, following up a five-set volleyball victory over Poolville on Sept. 16.

In the Newcastle contest, Tolar won, 25-19, 25-23, 25-17.

Kailee Brock and Kennedy Wood posted 4 kills each for Tolar, and Liz Blessing had a team-high 10 kills.

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Scoreboard

September 24, 2014

VOLLEYBALL

DISTRICT 8-5A STANDINGS

District Season

Aledo 3-0 24-5

Burleson 1-0 8-6

Joshua 1-0 5-1

Granbury 2-1 20-8

Burleson Centennial 1-1 9-11

Crowley 1-2 8-16

Everman 1-2 16-4

Cleburne 0-3 2-5

Granbury Junior Varsity

GHS def. Crowley, 19-25, 25-7, 25-10

Granbury Freshmen

GHS 9th Purple def. Crowley, 25-16, 26-24.

GHS 9th Gold def.

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