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This Week in Rocket Varsity Sports:
Baseball Girls Soccer Girls Swimming Golf Softball Track
April 23rd
@ Winfield
4:00 pm
April 24th
El Dorado
6:30 pm
April 20th
@ El Dorado Invitational
4:00 pm
April 20th
@ Collegiate
(Cheney Cherry Oaks)
3:00 pm
April 23rd
@ Winfield
4:30 pm
April 20th
@ Clearwater
3:30 pm

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Girls Compete at Hutchinson
The girls swimming team traveled to Hutchinson on Thursday to compete in the five team Swim Meet hosted by the Lady Salthawks. The Lady Rockets placed 4th at the meet with several girls placing high and scoring points in multiple events for the team. Leading the way for the Rockets was Dakota Bastin who placed 2nd in the 500-yard freestyle with a time 0f 6:05.80. Also leading the way for the girls was the 200-yard Freestyle Relay team of Bastin, Hannah Farber, Tori Kaiser, and Emma Cunningham with a time of 1:57.85. Cunningham also placed 3rd in the 200-yard Freestyle with a time of 2:23.92. It will be a quick turnaround for the girls as they will travel to El Dorado on Friday for their second meet in two days.
Lady Rockets Host Crusaders
The Lady Rocket Soccer Team hosted the Buhler Crusaders on Thursday with the Rockets in search of their third win of the season. The Crusaders quickly took a 1-0 lead just 7 minutes into the game. However, the Rockets tied it up at 1-1 just 5 minutes later when Maggie Estagin scored. From that point forward, however, the Rockets could not keep up with the Crusaders as they added goals in the 21st minute, the 26th minute, and the 29th minute to take a 4-1 lead into halftime. Just two minutes into the second half, Buhler would score again to increase their lead to 5-1, which would then stand until the final buzzer. The Rockets only managed to get 7 shots on goal the entire game while the Crusaders broke through the Rocket defense to take 17 shots on goal. Rocket goalie Reagan Evans had a busy night in the goal as she had 13 saves. The Lady Rockets will next host El Dorado on Tuesday.
Youngsters Gain Experience
The Rocket Baseball team is young. Against Collegiate on Thursday, the Rockets fielded a starting lineup consisting of 2 seniors, 2 juniors, 3 sophomores, and 3 freshmen. While this experience will be valuable in the future, the 2018 season has been nothing but rough. The Rockets normally compete fairly well for a short amount of each game before giving up a big inning due to walks, hit batters, and lots of errors. The doubleheader against Collegiate on Thursday was no different. The Spartans jumped out to a 3-1 lead after the 1st inning. After 4 innings, the Spartans held a 5-2 lead over the Rockets. Then, as usual, the Rockets began gifting runs to the opponent, committing a total of 7 errors in the game. The Spartans added two runs in each of the 5th, 6th, and 7th innings to pull away for the 11-2 victory. Game 2 of the doubleheader saw the Rockets field their youngest lineup yet of the season. The young Rockets fought hard and only found themselves behind 4-2 after 4 innings. However, once again, things got sloppy for the Rockets as they gave up 2 runs in the 5th inning and then 8 more in the 6th inning. As has happened frequently this season, a fairly well played game quickly turned into a blowout as the Rockets struggled to get outs while in the field, resulting in a blowout 14-2 loss to the Spartans. The Rockets, still in search of a complete game, will travel to Winfield on Monday to take on the Vikings.