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This Week In Rocket Varsity Sports


May 27th-28th
4A State Meet
8:00 am

Rockets Going To State

The Rockets had their regional track meet last Thursday; the meet was held in El Dorado so the Rockets made the quick drive over there to start off the day. The jumps and throws started off the day sending lots of boys and girls to the state meet. On the girls side all 3 of our high jumpers made it to state, with Lanie Page getting 1st place, Jillian Rockley placing 3rd, and Dayleigh Barger placing 4th. In girls long jump Keia Palmer took 4th to send her to state and Ava Markley placed 3rd in the triple jump to send her to state. On the girl’s side for throws there was only one girl to make it with Jayan Cravens making it by an inch to take 4th place to send her to state. On the day the girls took 2nd for the whole meet just falling short to Wellington by 8 points. On the boys side it was a show out night for the Rockets. Starting off with the jumps Carter Wagner took 1st in the high jump to win the Regional, and also took 1st in the triple jump. Dylan Henry followed just after Wagner in triple jump taking 2nd place, and then taking 4th in long jump qualifying for 2 events also. Teagan Cobb went out and won long jump and was just shy by an inch of breaking the school record. On the boys side for throws Tyler Kiser led them off as he set the new school record for javelin and won the regional there and then also won the regional in shot put to qualify for state. Austin Dowell placed 2nd in the discus just falling short of winning the regional. On the running side for the night we had places across the board taking first through fourth and sending a lot of the team to state. The boys ended up winning the regional on the night and taking the plaque home for the team. The Rockets will be running this Friday and Saturday at WSU at the 4A State Meet.

Two Compete At State Golf

The Rocket’s golf team qualified two golfers, Jaime Gracia-Gil and Lane Gardner, for the State Golf meet being held at the Sand Creek Station Golf Course in Newton. The tournament got underway Monday morning with a cut scheduled to be made after the first round. At the end of the round on Monday, Gracia-Gil made the cut for Tuesday by shooting a 92. Gardner, however, did not make the cut as he shot a 107. Gracia-Gil was scheduled to compete again on Tuesday. However, heavy rains in the area canceled the second round of the tournament. Per KSHSAA policy, the tournament concludes with the 18-hole scores after the first round as course conditions did allow for round two to be played.

Lady Rockets Season Over

On Thursday, May 19th the Lady Rockets traveled to Mulvane to play the Wildcats in an important game for an opportunity to go to Buhler or Augusta to play for state.  The Rockets played very well against the top ranked team in 4A not letting them score until the 28th minute and held them to 1-0 until the half.  After the half the Rockets battled back and forth until Mulvane slipped one past Carrigan Delinger and were up 2-0 in the 62nd minute.  The Rockets quickly rebounded and off of a free kick from Senior Lauren Henderson the Rockets Haley Murray headed the ball in for a 2-1 game in the 68th minute.  With only 10 minutes left the Rockets were on a hot streak until in the 79th minute on a rare counter the Wildcats closed the game with another goal sealing a win for them.  Although the Rockets lost, Coach Matt Henderson was very impressed that they held the best team in 4A to a 3-1 win.  The Rockets look forward to an offseason of intense training and team bonding leading into next year.