White Rock Y makes a splash with outreach swim lessons

WHITE ROCK, TX. (July 16, 2014) The White Rock YMCA has always given plenty of kids the opportunity for splashes, smiles, and swimming lessons in the community pool. But now, they take this gift on the road by bringing lessons to them in their very own apartments. Since 2010, YMCAs around the Dallas area have […]

Jacket Backers introduces the Victory Club

ROCKWALL,TX. (July 16, 2014) Jacket Backers announces the addition of a new level of membership called the Victory Club. The Victory Club is an exclusive level of Jacket Backer membership for those individuals and businesses that recognize the championship caliber of Rockwall student athletes and share a common desire to help them realize their goals. […]

Big Gus’ Swampadelic Tournament & Catfish Fry a sizzling success

ROCKWALL/ ROYSE CITY (July 16, 2014) Big Gus’ Swampadelic Catfish Tournament & Fry was sizzling with excitement last weekend as contestants poured in, hauling their huge fish along with them. The winning fish was caught by Dakota McBride and Kyle Phillips of Team Texas, weighing in at 61 lbs 14 oz. Second place went to […]

Rockwall Texas Sports Red 12U ball players emerge as ‘Cal Ripken Experience’ national champs

ROCKWALL, TX (July 15, 2014) Members of the Rockwall Texas Sports Red select ball team, part of the Big League Sports Academy, are back home celebrating victory after taking first place in the Cal Ripken 2014 Beach Blast National Championship in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. The ‘Ripken Experience’ welcomed 24 12U teams representing several states […]

Local coach infuses life lessons into football

ROCKWALL/HEATH, TX (July 13, 2014) While juggling a job and a family of six kids, Preston Nix still finds time to give back to his community and make an impact in the lives of young athletes by coaching football for the JER Chilton YMCA. Nix started a sports program eight years ago to offer a […]

High School Hockey ‘Free Skate’ set for Aug 9

ROCKWALL, TX (July 13, 2014) All students in Rockwall, Richardson, Garland, Forney, Sunnyvale, Heartland and Mesquite ISD’s, grades 7 through 12, are welcome to join the High School School Association’s FREE SKATE at 1 p.m. Saturday, August 9 at the Ice Training Center, 522 Centennial Blvd. in Richardson. All current players are encouraged to attend, […]

Rockwall Helping Hands recognizes golf classic winners

ROCKWALL COUNTY, TX (July 10, 2014) Local civic-minded golfers got their daily dose of iron and helped drive the cause at the Rockwall Classic Golf Tournament benefiting Rockwall County Helping Hands.  The first annual event was held June 30th at the Rockwall Golf and Athletic Club. The sell-out friendly competition began at 11:30 am with lunch, shotgun start at 1:00 followed by dinner […]

Rockwall swimmers rise to the top in Lifeguard Games

Rockwall swimmers rise to the top in Lifeguard Games

ROCKWALL, TX (July 7, 2014) On Saturday, June 28th, a few Rockwall area swimmers participated in the North Texas Lifeguard games held in Denton. Two teams from Rockwall entered – the Sea Dragons with Ruth Huffman, Sammy Mears, Amelia Warren and Nicole Bruner, and the Krazy Krakens, with Forrest Harbin, Jack Conner, Janelle Hummingbird and […]

Lake Bennett, Taylormade Junior Championship winner

ROCKWALL, TX. (July 5,  2014) 4th grader at Nebbie Williams, Lake Bennett, came back from 5 strokes down to win the Taylormade Junior Championship, sponsored by PGA Superstores of America. The tournament took place at TPC Craig Ranch on June 23 & 24. This was a two day 36 hole event with over 150 competitors in age groups […]

Still time to sign up for Friday’s Hippie Glow Run

ROCKWALL, TX (July 8, 2014) This Friday, Rockwall Community Playhouse will host its second annual 1Mile/5K to raise money to build a new theater – and it’s not too late to register. The Hippie Glow Run–Peace, Love & RCP event will begin at 8 p.m. July 11 at Harry Myers Park. Pre-registration is $25 for the 5K […]