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

@ Northwest
January 31st
10:00 am

@ Circle
January 27th
7:30 pm

@ Haven Invitational
January 29th
vs Haven 7:30 pm
vs McPherson
January 29th
6:00 pm

4th at Power-Packed Meet
The swim team went to their hardest meet of the year this weekend. The Rockets were carried much by the Baden-Smith-Farber-Mounts team. At a meet with 20 talented teams, it becomes hard to score any points for the team, unless you are part of the state’s best. The Rockets’s 200-yard medley started the day with a third place finish. Austin Farber placed ninth in the 200 IM, and fourth in the 100-free. Gavin Smith placed second in the 50-free and first in 100-yard butterfly. Noah Baden achieved two PR’s and placed first in the 500-yard free and second in the 100-breastroke. Rose Hill placed third in the 200-yard freestyle, and Brady Mounts placed eighth in the 100-back. Rose Hill finished in fourth place, behind Maize, Wichita East and Heights. Their next meet will be on January 31st at Northwest.

Gray Wins Eureka Invitational
The Rockets brought five wrestlers to the Eureka Invitational and placed ninth out of 20 teams. Three of the five wrestlers placed in the top three of their weight class. Toby Gray took first in the 126-weight class. He won all of his matches by falls in the first two and a half minutes. Conner Penka placed second for the Rockets, losing to Dakota Motter by a 10-9 decision. Chase Thrush placed third in the 170-pound weight class. His one loss came in the semifinals against Eureka’s Christian Keith. The Rockets have nothing to be disappointed about, finishing in the top half of teams with only five wrestlers. The team’s next event will be a dual against McPherson on Thursday the January 29th.
Rockets Lose Nail-Biter
The Boys Basketball team had the final game of the Adolph Rupp Invitational on Saturday. They were playing for fifth place, after losing to the tournament champions in the first round. The Rockets pushed their limits once again, starting slow and allowing Moundridge a 14-point lead at half. The Rockets mirrored their Halstead game, slowly coming back in the third. In the fourth quarter, they scored 23 points and when the buzzer sounded it was tied at 57. The Rockets couldn’t keep the momentum in overtime and Moundridge made a layup in the final seconds to win. The Rockets will work on starting with the intensity they’ve ended with the last couple games as the season continues. The Rockets next game will be at Circle on January 27.
 

 

 

Rose Hill Athletics January 26, 2015 | Athletic Director Jim Linot | Ark Valley Chisholm Trail Division III
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