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This Week in Rocket Varsity Sports:
Boys Basketball Boys Swimming Girls Basketball Wrestling

December 10th
vs Garden Plain
7:30 pm

December 13th
@ El Dorado Invitational
401 McCollum Rd, El Dorado
4:00 pm

December 10th
vs Garden Plain
6:00 pm

December 12th
vs Mulvane
6:00 pm

See athletic calendar at http://www.rocketathletics.com

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Rockets Start Year Off Strong
by Koby Campbell
The Rocket basketball team traveled to Circle high school for the first game of the new basketball season. Last year the Rockets beat Circle in their first game of the season and looked for the same outcome. The Rockets jumped out early on Circle to a 15-3 lead. Kellan Simoneau hit a three right before the buzzer to put the Rockets up 31-20 going into the halftime break. The lead would be short lived, however, as Circle would end up coming back in the second half and even taking the lead. Both teams would go back and forth; however, the Rockets would end up pulling away in the fourth quarter and would beat Circle in a close game by a score of 62-56. Three Rockets scored in double digits. Senior Koby Campbell led all scorers with 31 points, Senior Asa Vrbas had 13, and freshman Kellan Simoneau had 12 points in his varsity debut. The Rockets are at home against Garden Plain on Tuesday.
Wrestlers Place High in First Meet
By Koby Campbell
On Friday the Rocket Wrestlers would get on the bus and make the trip to Valley Center for their first tournament of the early season. Multiple wrestlers finished with winning records in the tournament. Charlie Black and Keegan Beavers would both go 3-2. Tommy Rogers finished at 3-1. Braden Tatum and Peyton Besco finished 4-1. David Leck would finish undefeated at 4-0, along with Cole Daughhetee who also finished undefeated at 5-0 for the tournament. The Rockets finished in third place in the tournament out of  nine teams. They will be in action again Thursday in their dual against Mulvane at home, starting at 6 pm.
Rocket Swimmers Kick Off Season
By Koby Campbell
On Saturday the Rocket swimming traveled to Maize for their first meet of the brand new season. There would be lots of new swimmers this season for the Rockets which meant a lot more placers as well. The Rockets highest finishes on Saturday would be in both of their relays. The Rockets would finish in 8th place in the 200 yard freestyle relay which featured members of Zach Hoang, Drew Leck, Tim Hoopes, and Bryce Bischler. That same relay team would also compete in the 200 yard medley relay where they would also come in 8th place and will receive State Consideration. The Rockets would have a relay team come in 23rd in the same race. That team would feature Brennan Robledo, Payton Helget, Landon Rutledge, and Ethan Woodrome. The Rockets next meet will be in El Dorado on Friday starting at 4 pm.
Ladies Lose to Tough Circle Team
By Koby Campbell
The Lady Rockets basketball team had a tough task ahead of them on Friday night. They had to go on the road and compete with one of the best 4A girls team in the area. They would also have to do it with an almost brand new starting line up compared to last year. In the first quarter the Rockets had trouble putting the ball in the basket and Circle couldn’t miss as Circle jumped out to 20-2 lead in the first quarter. In the second quarter they started to get some shots to fall, but Circle also was still making everything. The Rockets would go into halftime trailing 37-12. Through the second half it was most of the same story as Circle showed why they are ranked as one of the best teams in the area. The Rockets would eventually fall to Circle by a score of 61-24 in their first game of the year. Lexie Rose would lead the Rockets with 6 points and 7 other players scored in the game also. Their next game will be at home at 6 pm against Garden Plain.