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This Week In Rocket Varsity Sports

Cross Country

September 28th
@ Winfield (Winfield Veterans Home)
4:00 pm


September 29th
vs Abilene
7:00 pm

Girls Golf

October 3rd
AVCTL @ Mulvane (Hidden Lakes)
10:00 am


September 26th
@ Augusta
6:30 pm


September 26th
vs Wellington and Andale
5:00 pm

Rockets Beat Rival Mulvane

The Rockets beat the previously undefeated Mulvane Wildcats on Friday, September 22nd. The Rockets had a record night with sophomore Keedrin Jones having back-to-back 100-plus rushing games and 82 receiving yards for a total of 258 total scrimmage yards, most by a Rocket since 2009. The Rockets accumulated a total of 463 yards of offense with this being the most by a Rocket team since 2012. When asking Head Coach Landon Wright how he thought the Rockets played he said, “I'm proud of our men for what they were able to accomplish Friday night on both sides of the ball and I think they’re starting to see what they’re capable of.” Coach Wright was proud of the way the defense played. The Rockets held Mulvane 0-10 on 3rd down and 1-4 on 4th down. Milan Colvin had an outstanding game offensively and defensively, rushing for 47 yards on 10 carries and 1 touchdown and he had a strip-sack touchdown late in the 4th quarter. The Rockets win puts them at 2-2, the best start to a season since 2020. The Rockets face the Abilene Cowboys on Friday in their Homecoming game. The Cowboys currently have the number one passing offense in Class 4A. Abilene is coming off a 33-6 win against Chapman putting them at 3-1. 

Huemann Hits 1,000 Assists

The Rockets traveled to Campus this past Saturday for a four-game round-robin against all 5A and 6A teams and the Rockets looked really good. Game one for the Rockets would be against Topeka West, and the game would be a three-set game that really shouldn’t have gone to three. The Rockets would lose in set one 26-28 as they looked sluggish in the early morning game, but the girls would quickly wake up as they would come out and win 25-27 and 25-10 in the following sets. Game two would be against Heights and this game would go well for the Rockets as they would win it in two sets 25-22 and 25-15. The Rockets were finding their footing and it was looking good as we went into our toughest game on the day against Ark City. Set one would be won by the Rockets in what should’ve been a 25-23 score, but there was an official scorebook error early on in the game where the Rocket point had been given to Ark City; thus, later on in the game Ark City would win the back and forth with the Rockets, 24-26. There is a quote us managers use, that is used in all sports, “Ball don’t lie” and it most certainly was executed in the rest of this game as the Rockets would look like a better team than they looked against Clearwater as they won the next two sets 25-22 and 25-14 in a max effort game. For the final game on the day the Rockets would play Maize; however, the Rocket tank was out of fuel and the girls looked exhausted after the three-set match against Ark City and the girls would lose in two sets 12-25 and 17-25. On top of this good Rocket weekend, a big achievement was hit by junior Kadance Heumann. In our game against Ark City, Heumann would hit the 1,000 career assists margin, when asked about the accomplishment Heumann stated, “It is a pretty big accomplishment and I couldn’t have done it without my teammates doing their part as well!” Heumann is officially number six on the Rocket career assists chart, passing Breckynn Myers who had previously held number six with 920 assists. The celebration for both this huge accomplishment and senior night will be this upcoming Tuesday when the Rockets play Wellington and Andale. Be there to support the Rockets this Tuesday for our last home game!!

Girls Place 7th At Rim Rock Classic

The Rose Hill Cross Country team traveled to Lawrence on Saturday to participate in the Rim Rock Classic. The Girls placed 7th out of 32 teams with 286 points. Kimberlin Lovell placed 28th with a time of 21:36.70. Alexa Marshall placed 60th with a time of 22:32.70. Sian Hoang placed 72nd with a time of 22:48.30. Emersyn Herod placed 89th with a time of 23:17.00. Navia Garcia-Bebek placed 123rd with a time of 24:20.10. Lindy Nottingham placed 151st with a time of 25:00.20. Kaitlyn Maycock placed 154th with a time of 25:05.60. Sam Lovell was the only Rocket boy who raced in the boys meet; he placed 70th with a time of 18:41.80. The Rose Hill Cross Country team will have their next meet on September 28 at Winfield; the first race starts at 4 pm.