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This Week In Rocket Varsity Sports

Boys Basketball

January 12th
vs Andale
7:30 pm

Girls Basketball

January 12th
vs Andale
5:45 pm

Boys Swimming

Winfield Invitational
January 11th
4:15 pm

Wrestling

January 14th
@ Wellington
6:00 pm

Rockets On Fire

Last Friday, the Rose Hill Boys wrestling team traveled to Winfield for a double dual against both Circle and Winfield. The Rocket’s first opponent was Circle. Starting off for the Rockets was Braden Tatum, scoring an early lead with a victory by forfeit. With the only other victory from forfeiture coming from Gage Silberksi, the rest of the Rockets would blast off. Cash Henning, Jarret Jones, Charlie Black, Keegan Beavers, Kulton Richwine, Peyton Besco, Cade Evans, and Tommy Rogers each consecutively won by fall over their opponents. After the Rockets took a 60-point lead, the Circle Thunderbirds would score their first points in the 195 weight class by forfeit. The Thunderbirds also won the final match by fall but the Rockets earned the victory by a score of 66-12. Up next against Rose Hill was Winfield. Gaining the early lead was Cash Henning and Braden Tatum with wins by forfeit and fall, respectively. The next two weights were unsuccessful as the Vikings won the next two matches by fall to tie the score 12-12, but momentum would quickly switch. Both Charlie Black and Keegan Beavers defeated their opponents by fall, giving the Rockets a 24-12 lead. Following was Kulton Richwine with the win by forfeit and the win by decision for Peyton Besco to further boost the Rocket’s lead. Tommy Rogers recorded a win by decision to increase the Rocket’s lead to 36-18. Winfield would take the next two weights by a forfeit and fall to bring the team score within striking distance at 36-30. However, Tristan Calef quickly shut the door on any ideas the Vikings had of a comeback as he pinned his opponent to conclude the Rocket victory, 42-30. The boys were far from done as the Augusta Invitational was held the very next day.  Leading the Rockets on Saturday were first place finishers Peyton Besco and Keegan Beavers who amassed a total of 56.5 team points. Besco won by going 5-0 with 4 falls along with Beavers who also went 5-0 with 3 falls. Also making the finals and placing 2nd were Braden Tatum and Tommy Rogers who both went 4-1 with 2 falls on the day. Placing 3rd for the Rockets were Seniors Tristan Calef and Charlie Black. The Rose Hill Rockets placed 3rd in the invitational with 145.5 points. After the long weekend, the boys are preparing for a dual this Thursday at Wellington.

Boys Emerge Victorious

Last Friday, the Rocket Boys basketball team ventured to Clearwater. With high hopes, the Rockets were eager to get on the court. Beginning the first quarter for the Rockets was Spencer Nolan and Adriel Smith, putting up 11 in total. Followed by an additional 5 points scored for the team to give Rose Hill the early lead at 16-12. In the 2nd, Smith led the team in points and closely behind him was Kellan Simoneau with 5 points scored in the quarter. Scoring 12 total, the Rockets were up 28-26 at halftime. After the break, the 3rd quarter began. The boys were quick with the ball and played strong defense. Despite scoring a total of 13 with shots from key players, the Rockets were unfortunately knocked one point under their opponents with a score of 41-42. In the final quarter, the Rockets were determined to earn the win. Nolan scored 4 for the Rockets along with goals from Adriel Smith, Xander Landrie, and Kellan Simoneau. It was neck and neck with neither side giving into one another. At the end of regulation, the game was tied making an overtime period necessary. The Rockets outscored the Indians by a point in the overtime period to earn the victory by a score of 64-63. Their next game is this Tuesday at home against the Indians of Andale.

Tough Loss For Girls

Last Friday, the Rocket Girls basketball team traveled to Clearwater to face off against the Indians. As the first quarter was underway, the girls were anxious to put some points on the board. Getting the Rockets started was Senior Lexie Rose, putting up 2 and scoring an additional two free throws. Haley Thrush was the only other scoring Rocket in the quarter, leaving the game at 6-15. In the second quarter, Rose would put up two more along with Thrush. Scoring the additional 4 for the quarter were Seniors Korryn Hackney and Aspen Goetz. Although the Rockets put up 8 points, the girls were trailing at halftime. Coming back in the 3rd quarter with a score of 19-29, the girls needed to try something new. Despite a few missed free throws, the girls were able to put up 6 in the quarter with 2 shots from Rose and a shot from Thrush. In the fourth and final quarter, the lady Rockets gave it their all. With two 3’s from Rose and 4 points from Hackney, the girls were getting into their groove. A goal from Taylor Raupe and 4 more points from Thrush earned the girls 16 in the quarter. Unfortunately, this was not enough to close the Indians lead and the Lady Rockets were defeated 36-58. The Lady Rockets will prepare for the Lady Indians from Andale this Tuesday at home.