This Week in Rocket Varsity Sports:


Golf Girls Soccer Softball Girls Swimming Track
vs Circle
to April 3)
March 27th
4:00 pm
@ Andover
April 3rd
1:00 pm
@ Goddard Eisenhower Tournament
vs. Buhler
March 30th
5:00 pm
@ Clearwater
March 30th
4:30 pm
@ Wichita Heights
March 31st
3:00 pm
@ Belle Plaine
April 11th
3:30 pm

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Girls Win First Track Meet
The Rose Hill track team opened their season at the Early Season Quad at El Dorado. The girls’ team dominated throughout, while the boys’ struggled as they tried out new events. On the girls’ side, the Rockets won with 108 points, more than double that of Mulvane’s second place finish. Coach Barger knew the girls’ team would perform well from the beginning of the season, which is exactly what happened as they placed in the top three in 15 different events and four relays. The 4 x 100 relay placed first, with two of the participants, Sierra Thomas and April Carney, winning individual events as well. Janessa McMains lead the team in field events, winning both shot put and discus. Though the boys’ team had several members in many of the events, without veteran experience, they were unable to score many points. There were seven individuals who placed in the top three as well as the 4 x 100 relay. Dylan Sapp was the only Rocket to win an event, winning high jump with a vertical of 5’ 6’’. JJ Carney almost won an event, taking second in the 400 only 17 hundredths of a second behind Cale Carson of El Dorado.  Lathe Cobb and Cody Wallis both placed in the 300-meter hurdles, and Cobb finished second in the 110-meter hurdles. Mason Lane placed second in the triple jump and Chandler Flanagan finished third in javelin to round out the team’s scoring. The boys’ finished in fourth place only six points behind El Dorado. The next meet for the track team will be at Belle Plaine at 4:00 on April 11.

Circle Powers Past Rockets
The Rose Hill softball team went into their season opener against Circle on Monday night. Circle started off well in the first game, scoring one run in the first inning. Rose Hill struggled getting on the board, not finding a run until the fifth inning after Circle had taken a 5-0 lead. Rose Hill was able to rally in the sixth inning, taking the game into extra innings. Circle powered through the eighth innning, however, as they scored four more runs. The Lady Rockets were unable to rally, finishing the game with a 6-10 loss. There were several errors in the first game for both teams: Circle had two while Rose Hill had three. The second game started very slowly, with neither team scoring during the first two innings. Circle was the first to score, finishing with one run after the third inning. The Thunderbirds continued to score in nearly every successive inning to add to their lead. Rose Hill did not score any runs until the fifth inning, and were only able to put up two runs the whole game. Errors proved costly in this game, as the team’s three errors helped the Thunderbirds significantly. Circle had no errors, however, leading them to a 5-2 victory and sweep of the series. Up next, the softball team will play their first away game at 4:30 against Clearwater on Thursday, March 30.
Soccer Drops First Round
After suffering a staggering defeat from 5A powerhouse Newton in their first game, the girls’ soccer team played their second game of the season against Goddard, another 5A school. This game is the first in a three game tournament at Goddard Eisenhower. The Lady Rockets fought hard in the first half, keeping it close. At the 15-minute mark, sophomore Ashlyn Parkey scored for Rose Hill off of an assist from Savanna Renollet. This proved to be the high point of the game, as the Lady Rockets began to slow down. Goalkeeper Rachel Salazar came away with 16 saves in the first half, but Goddard scored three in the first half after constant offensive pressure. Rose Hill was unable to change anything in the second half and had difficulty going after the ball. Able to hold possession, Goddard went on to score another three goals in the second half as well to win 6-1. Salazar still had an excellent half, with 17 saves for a total of 33 during the game. Coach Henderson is looking to regroup to get ready for the second round of the tournament against Buhler. Rose Hill will face Buhler on March 30 at 5:00.