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This Week in Rocket Varsity Sports:
Winter Sports Practices Begin November 13th

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Ladies Defend State Title
by Owen Kimbell
The Lady Rockets traveled to Salina for the 4A state tournament on Thursday and came home on Saturday with their second consecutive State Championship! The Lady Rockets have reached the state tournament 6 out of the last 7 years. The Rockets would face off against Bishop Miege, who they defeated in last year’s finals, in the first match of pool play. Rose Hill quickly dispatched of Bishop Miege in two sets winning 25-11 and 25-23. The Rockets would then punch their ticket to bracket play by beating Basehor-Linwood in two sets winning both 25-14. The Rockets would then lose to Louisburg in two sets 15-25 and 22-25. On Saturday, the Rockets would begin bracket play by facing off against Ulysses in the State Semifinals. Rose Hill would beat Ulysses in two sets, 25-14 and 25-21, to move on to the championship game. The Lady Rockets would then face off against Louisburg, who had upset them in two sets on Friday, in the State Championship game. It would be a tough three sets for the Rockets as they lost the first set 23-25. However, the Rockets then dominated set two 25-10. Set three was a back and forth intense battle as the lead changed hands multiple times. Both teams had a chance to win the championship at the end of the set but fortunately the Lady Rockets prevailed 29-27 to take the title! Winning a state championship is difficult but winning two of them back to back is special!    
Season Ending Loss For Rockets
by Braden Geer
The Rockets travelled to Augusta last Friday for their last game of districts. The first quarter began and ended with a score of 0-0. The Orioles were the first on the board busting a 62 yard touchdown run making the score 0-6 Augusta. Augusta scored two more times in the second quarter. However, they weren’t the only ones to score as Rose Hill’s Nolan Ast hit Cody Wallis for a 7-yard touchdown pass to get the Rockets on the board. At halftime the score was 28-6 Augusta. At the start of the third quarter, Ast ran in an 8-yard run, followed by a failed two-point conversion. Augusta scored two more times before the end of the game. Travis Jones scored in the fourth making the score 18-41 Augusta. The Rockets played hard and despite their efforts ended their season 1-8. The 2018 seniors gave it their all; thank you seniors for all of the work you put in during your high-school career. Good luck to all of you as you go forward in life.