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This Week In Rocket Varsity Sports

Football

November 6th
Regionals vs. Buhler
7:00 pm

Soccer

November 3rd
Quarter Finals @ Coffeyville
6:00 pm

Soccer Wins Regionals

On Friday night, the Rocket Boys soccer team traveled to Independence for the Regional finals.
The Rockets, on a 9-game win streak, were confident before their match against the Bulldogs. Starting off in the first half, both teams were eager to secure a lead on one another. The Rockets dominated the first half but could not get a shot into the net. Before the half would end, Senior Caden Dinkel would score the first goal of the game by PK with only 19 seconds left. Rolling into the second half, the Rockets had a 1-0 lead, holding steady to defend their lead. With excellent defense from both sides, neither team would score a second half goal, giving the Rockets the 1-0 victory. Their victory over Independence gave them the Regional Championship, their first since their last State Championship in 2015. This Tuesday in Coffeyville, the Rockets will fight to maintain their streak and climb their way to State next weekend.

Rockets Ready For Championship

Last Friday, the Rocket Football team faced off against the Mulvane Wildcats at home for their first round of the playoff championship. With the Rockets on a 5-winning streak, their hopes for the game were high. Kicking off the first quarter was Rose Hill, scoring first against Mulvane. A 13-yard pass from QB Bryson Evans to Kale Kochick gave the Rockets a 6-0 lead. Holding a strong defense, the Rockets secured the first quarter. As the second quarter began, the Rocket boys were determined to increase the distance in scores. Scoring the 2nd touchdown was Evans with yet another pass, this time to Trevor Kiser. With the 2-point conversion successful, the Rockets were ahead 14-0. Less than 2 minutes left in the quarter, Senior Spencer Nolan scored with a 7-yard run to bring the score to 22-0 Rockets. Mulvane tried their best to come back, but neither team scored in the third quarter. However, the Rockets would score their 3rd in a row with a 40 yard pass to Junior Chase Green. Before the game would end, Mulvane would score two touchdowns. Not enough to take back the lead, the Rockets were victorious at the conclusion of the game. A 30-13 victory for Rose Hill sends them to round two which will be hosted at home. This Friday against Buhler, the Rocket boys will fight for the Regional Championship.

Cross Country Finishes Strong

On Saturday, the Rocket Girls Cross-Country team competed at the State level in Wamego. After hours of training and preparation, the girls were pumped to see it pay off. Lining up at the start was Senior Aubrie Thomison, Juniors Haley Murray and Jenna McCullough, Sophomores Elliott Herod and Krysten Lucent, and Freshmen Alexa Marshall and Mackynzie Pierce. Finishing first for Rose Hill was Alexa Marshall in 19th place with a time of 21:38.36. Next up was Aubrie Thomison in 42nd with a time of 22:50.98. Following behind was Elliott Herod in 54th. Next was Mackynzie Pierce and Kyrsten Lucent with placements of 65th and 72nd. Juniors Haley Murray and Jenna McCullough rounded out the girls team finishing in 75th and 91st, respectively. Although rather impressive times, Rose Hill’s most impressive feat was breaking a school record by placing 6th overall in the State Championship. The ladies had a great season, as did the boys as they all greatly improved over the course of the season. Next year, the underclassmen expect to come back better than ever.