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This Week in Rocket Varsity Sports:
Girls Swimming Golf Track
May 18th - 19th
State @ Topeka
10:00 am/10:30 am
May 21st
State Golf
@ Emporia Municipal Golf Course
8:30 am
May 18th
@ Chanute 4A Regional
2:00 pm

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Austin State Bound
by Owen Kimbell
The Rose Hill golf team traveled to Wellington on Monday to compete in the Regional golf tournament. The team finished lower than they would have liked but still took 4th place with a total of 354 strokes. Peyton Austin, who shot a 37 on the front nine, would lead the team, and then he would finish the day with 36 strokes on the back nine. Austin finished 2nd in the Regional tournament, shooting +3 for the day. Broc Heiskell finished the day +21 with a total of 91 strokes. Jonah Robson would finish the day with a total of 98 strokes. This tournament would cap off a good season year for the Rockets’ golf team and Austin will continue this season next Monday when he competes in the State Tournament looking to win a state title.
Lady Rockets Fall Short Of State
by Braden Geer
On Monday, the Lady Rockets traveled to Andale to compete in the Regional Tournament. The First game started well for the Rockets; they started by scoring four runs on Ulysses in the first inning, five runs in the second inning, and three runs in the third inning. The fourth inning ended with no runs for either team. At the end of the first game, the Rockets and Audrey Peredes walked away with a 12-0 victory. Later, the Rockets would face off against Andale on their home field. The Lady Rockets started by putting 1 run on the board only to be answered by Andale. Throughout the second and the top of the 3rd inning, the game remained tied, until Andale scored to give the Indians a 2-1 lead. Despite a good defensive outing, the Rockets continued to fall behind in runs. At the end of the game the Rockets found themselves down 1-4. Unfortunately, the season is over for the ladies. However, they were able to improve their record to 15-7, the best in the last couple of years.
Regional Loss For Soccer
by Braden Geer
The AVCTL Division IV Regional soccer games began yesterday at TMP in Hays. The Rockets faced TMP for the first game on Monday. The Rockets got down early due to TPM scoring in the 5th minute. The Rockets answered on a goal from Korryn Hackney in the 13th minute. The game stayed tied until shortly after halftime, followed by 2 more goals in the 51st and 67th minute of the game. The Rockets kept fighting despite injury and scored in the 79th minute. The Rockets and TMP were evenly matched throughout the game; the Rockets put up 13 shots in the game, just four shy of TMP. On the defensive side the Rockets had five more saves than TMP. Coach Henderson went on to say, “I was very proud of the girls, they never stopped fighting today. Unfortunately, we had 3 starters out and lost one more in the second half, which hurt our ability to sub. This is definitely a game we can build on moving forward next year.” The Rockets finished 3 and 13 on the season.
Baseball Season Ends
by Aaron Moore
After being unable to win a game all season, Rose Hill traveled to Winfield to play against Winfield. This game would be the play-in game, and winner would play against Ark City, the one seed. The Rockets put sophomore Evan Brenzikofer on the bump, that way the team the team would have optimal fielding behind him. Since the Rockets were the last seed, Rose Hill played as the away team. Starting off the game the Rockets put up a run, thanks to a fielder’s choice error from Winfield’s pitcher. Winfield went on to answer tying the game at one. In the Rocket’s next at bat they came up short, but gave up a whopping six runs in an error filled second inning. Rose Hill would go on to score two more throughout the game, but just couldn’t stop Winfield from scoring. The game came to an end in the sixth inning, with the Rockets being run-ruled 3-13. This game would be the final game for the seniors and the final game stats included Travis Bilson going 1-3 with one run scored, Zeb Bradley was 1-3, and Aaron Moore was 2-3. It was a tough season for the team as the Rockets were forced to play freshmen and sophomores on varsity, but there are signs of great potential coming from some of the younger players. Expect winning Rocket Baseball to make a return very soon.