This Week in Rocket Varsity Sports:

Cross Country

Football Soccer Volleyball

September 28th
@ Winfield
(@ Winfield Veterans Field)
4:15 pm

September 22nd
7:00 pm

September 28th
@ Buhler
6:30 pm
September 26th
Clearwater and Mulvane
5:00 pm

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Close Game Vs Salina South
by Braden Geer
The Rockets second home game of the week was a matchup between the Rockets and the Cougars of Salina South. Both teams played hard but the 5A Cougars were able to escape town with the victory. Salina South took the lead early and Rockets were unable to answer before the half even though they had the wind at their backs. Shortly after the half Salina South scored again leaving the Rockets down 2-0. It was no long before the Rockets fought back and scored with a goal by Caden Dinkel and an assist by Lathe Cobb. The Game remained 2-1 until Cobb scored on a free kick in the 54th minute of the game. After the Rockets tied the score, the game remained tied until Salina South scored with 8 minutes left in the game. The Rockets played well but unfortunately could not close it out. Their next game is next Thursday at Buhler at 6:30 pm and they hope that having a week between games allows the team to recover physically and mentally.


Making Improvements
by Aaron Moore
The Rocket Cross Country team performed at the Goddard Invitational. The Rockets also ran in unexpected 94-degree weather. The team placed 3rd in the 5000 Meters Women’s JV, and 8th in the Men’s 5000 Meters. All girls ran in the JV 5000 Meters, and performances like Marissa King who placed 16th with a time of 27:21, Alyssa Williamson (23rd) and Maddie Bryant (28th) helped land them in 3rd place. For the men’s team Kyle Sackett (JR) and Sage Nottingham (SO) ran impressive times of 20:15 and 20:30, helping them place 21st and 24th. Coming back from an earlier injury, Trenton Nusz ran with a varsity mentality placing 30th with a time of 20:52 The Cross Country team’s next meet will take place in Winfield on Thursday, September 28 at the Winfield Veterans Home.