This Week in Rocket Varsity Sports:

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Extra Innings at State
After waiting an extra three days due to wet grounds in Salina, the Rockets fans got plenty of excitement at the 4A State Tournament on Sunday and Monday as both games went into extra innings. In they first round of the tournament, the seventh seeded Rockets were matched up against the second seeded Fort Scott Tigers. The Tigers scored first in the bottom of the first inning to take a 1-0 lead. However, The Rockets quickly struck back, with Corey Cotten knocking in a run for the Rockets to tie the game. The Rockets extended their lead thanks to runs by both Kyle Boal and Matt Baker in the 4th inning. The Rockets were able to hold the 4-1 lead until Fort Scott struck back in the bottom of the 7th inning, scoring three runs on the Rockets to tie up the game and force extra innings. The teams battled back and forth, until finally Griffin McBride scored for the Rockets in the 10th inning. The Rockets held off Fort Scott in the bottom of the 10th inning to survive and advance to the State Semifinals on Monday. Their opponent would be a familiar opponent in the McPherson Bull Pups, who had swept the Rockets in a couple of close ball games earlier in the season, one of which required extra innings. The Rockets scored first with a single run in the 2nd inning but McPherson quickly answered with two runs of their own in the bottom half of the inning and then another in the 3rd to take a 3-1 lead. The Rockets had a huge 4th inning, scoring six runs to take what seemed like a comfortable 7-3 lead. However, McPherson quickly answered with three runs of their own to cut the Rocket’s lead back to 7-6. The game eventually went into extra innings tied up 7-7. The Bull Pups were able to score in the bottom of the 9th to move past the Rockets with an 8-7 win. Because the tournament was postponed, there was not a 3rd place game meaning that Augusta and Rose Hill are both Co-3rd Place Champions. The Rockets will graduate no seniors this year and will look to once again compete for a State Title next year. 

Sandefur Leads Track at State
The track athletes did a wonderful job representing the town of Rose Hill as they traveled to State this weekend. Only two girls made it to the meet. Brogan Collins ran in the 400 M dash, and ran a solid time of 1:02.63 to place 14th in the preliminaries. Peyton Brower placed 8th in the Discus throw with a distance of 110’03”. Both of these ladies will have one more shot at State, as they are seniors in the Fall.  Richard Sandefur did excellent at the meet, participating in three events. In the 100 M dash he placed 5th, after placing 3rd in the prelims. He finished on the backside of a close finish. From 2nd place to his 5th place was less than one tenth of a second. In the 200, he placed 4th with a time of 22.56. Finally, in the long jump he took tenth, jumping 20’7”.  The 4 x 400 relay did better than expected, placing 9th with a time of 3:31.58. Morgan Clark had his final throw of high school, and took 15th place with a distance of just under 40’. Even though Rose Hill did not score many points as a team, the boys still managed to finish in the middle of the pack. They placed 27th out of almost 50 teams. Congratulation to all of the track athletes, and good luck to the many coming back next year.
 

 

 

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