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This Week In Rocket Varsity Sports

Boys Basketball

@ Ark City
January 29th
7:30 pm

Girls Basketball

@ Wildcat Classic vs Moundridge
January 29th
6:00 pm

Boys Swimming

Wichita Northwest Invitational
January 30th
10:00 am

Wrestling

vs Clearwater
January 28th
6:00 pm

Girls Drop Round 1 At Wildcat Classic

On Monday the Lady Rockets basketball team competed in the Wildcat Classic in Haven, facing off against the Halstead Dragons. Following the tipoff, the first quarter was underway and both teams scrambled for control of the ball. The girls fought hard offensively but the focus was put on their defense. Scoring 4 for the Rockets was Haley Thrush, followed up by Korryn Hackney who put up 2. At the conclusion of the 1st quarter, the girls were trailing 6-20. Rolling right into the 2nd quarter, the Lady Rockets had felt fierce determination to score higher and higher. Thrush yet again scored 4 and so did Aspen Goetz, going 4-4 on free throws. With Lexie Rose scoring the additional three, the Rockets were down 17-32 at halftime. The girls came back refreshed and energized after the break, ready for the 3rd quarter. In the 3rd, Goetz drained a 3 and supporting her was Thrush with a triple set of 2’s. Totaling to 9 by the end of the period, the score had jumped to 26-47 Wildcats. Concluding the match was the fourth and final quarter. It was a tough break for the Rockets, needing to put their energy into defense and leaving little room for scoring. Goetz scored a 3-pointer for the only made shot of the quarter, ending the game 29-63. Losing the 1st round, the girls look forward to the next round of the tournament against Moundridge. The next game is this Friday in Haven at 6:00 pm.

Tough Meet For Swimmers

The Boys Rocket swim team competed in the Newton Invitational meet on Monday against 10 other high schools. In the 200-yard medley relay, two groups of four participated on Rose Hill’s behalf. Placing in 5th were: Timothy Hoopes, Drew Leck, Zachary Hoang, and Bryce Bischer with a time of 1:51.88. In 14th was Landon Rutledge, Jack Hensley, Dante Robinson, and Ethan Anderson with a finals time of 2:17.37. For the boys 200-yard freestyle, lone competitor Dante Robinson earned a time of 2:43.63 and placed 19th. In the 200-yard IM, Drew Leck placed 15th with a time of 2:48.16. Bischler and Rutledge took 14th and 15th in the 50-yard freestyle with times of 25.41 and 25.68. In 33rd of the same event was Ethan Anderson who finished with a time of 33.97. Zach Hoang took 6th in the 100-yard freestyle in 55.97 and shortly behind him was Landon Rutledge in 8th with a time of 59.30. In 22nd, Bryce Bischler finished with a time of 1:04.67. Bischler, Leck, Rutledge, and Hoang took 7th in the 200-yard freestyle relay, timed at 1:42.48. Next was Hoopes, Anderson, Hensley, and Robinson in 15th with a 1:56.59 finals time. For the 100-yard backstroke, Hoopes placed 12th alone and earned a time of 1:10.77. Lastly, for the Boys 100-yard Breastroke, Leck placed 3rd in 1:09.35 and next up was Hoang in 18th. Finishing last for the Rockets was Hensley in 20th, still beating out 3 other swimmers. The Rockets Swim team earned a total of 60 team points and placed 9th in the team rankings. Their next meet is this Saturday at Wichita Northwest.