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This Week In Rocket Varsity Sports

Cross Country

October 31st
State Meet @ Wamego
10:00 am

Football

October 30th
Playoff vs Mulvane
7:00 pm

Soccer

October 27th
Regionals vs Winfield
7:00 pm

Girls Are Off To State

On Saturday, the Rocket Cross Country team traveled to El Dorado Lake to compete in the Class 4A Regionals. The only male runners were Seniors Tommy Rogers and Drew Leck. Leck ran a time of 19:46.45 which would land him in the 39th place in the boys division. Following him was Rogers, placing in 48th with a time of 21:07.53. The girls, however, qualified for state as a team with incredibly fast times. Finishing in 8th for Rose Hill was freshman Alexa Marshall with a time of 21:59.19. Shortly behind her were teammates Aubrie Thomison and Kyrsten Lucent finishing in the 16th and 17th place, respectively. Elliott Herod, Haley Murray, Mackynzie Pierce, and Jenna McCulloch followed suit and helped place Rose Hill in the top three schools. The girls team will be training and preparing to travel to Wamego this Saturday to compete in the 4A State meet.

Rockets Clinch Winning Season

On Friday night, the Rocket Football team geared up to play Independence at their turf. As the first quarter kicked off, the first to score were the Rockets with a 65-yard touchdown pass from Bryson Evans to Bryce Bischler. The PAT was unsuccessful but it wouldn’t matter because Rose Hill scored another touchdown, this time by Spencer Nolan. The kick after was good, bringing the Rockets to a 13-0 lead. The lead would grow yet again when Bryce Bischler scored his second touchdown of the night on an 18-yard pass from Evans. The Bulldogs, however, would score their first touchdown of the night on a kickoff return, shortening their deficit to 20-6. Before the quarter would end, Nolan too would score his second rocket touchdown to make the game 27-6 Rockets. As the second quarter approached, the Rockets were primed and ready to take off. A 32-yard pass from Evans to Chase Green would be the first score of the quarter. Keeping pace, Keegan Beavers scored next with a 6-yard run. With the Rockets now leading 41-6 at halftime, their confidence was very high for the remainder of the game. In the 3rd quarter, Bischler scored yet another Rocket touchdown. Beavers had the same idea by scoring his second of the night next, taking the Rocket lead to 53-6 before the fourth quarter. As the final portion of the game arrived, the Rockets had one last trick up their sleeve before they finished. Scoring the last touchdown of the night was Pierce Probasco with an exceptional 100-yard interception return, concluding the game 59-6 Rockets. The Rose Hill Rockets have clinched their first winning season since the 2011 State Championship and have better yet earned the 4 seed in the 4A State Bracket. The Rocket boys have shown great improvement this year, losing their first three games, but making up for it by winning the next five. This Friday, support our Varsity Rockets as they host Mulvane in the first round of playoffs.

Ladies Cut Even At Sub-State

On Saturday, the Lady Rockets ventured to Circle to compete in the 4A Substate Tournament. Their first draw in the play-in game was against El Dorado. The girls struck quickly and precisely to take the first set 25-19. Again in the 2nd set, the Lady Rockets took an early lead and defeated El Dorado 25-17. With the Wildcats beat in straight sets, they moved on to play top-seeded McPherson. They used the same tactic as last game but couldn’t seem to gain the lead over the Bullpups, losing the first set 16-25. Fighting hard, the Lady Rockets pushed for a win. Unfortunately, Rose Hill was beaten 10-25 to lose in straight sets and were dropped out of Sub-State. The Ladies had an exciting season and improved greatly while doing so.