2017-2018 Preview and Summary Headlines
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Looking For The Repeat
by Owen Kimbell
The Rocket Volleyball team is looking to make another run at a State Title after winning their first ever Volleyball State Championship last year. The girls are looking to take this season one game at a time. The Rockets lost seniors Jaden Heinz, Rachel Salazar, Brandy Vaughn and Anna Van Driel from last year’s team but will be returning key players Emily Witt, Danyel Yardley, and Gracie Van Driel. The team will also have experience coming from the bench and will be expecting younger players to step up and play a big role this season. Coach Segovia is expecting the foundation of this year’s team to be hard work and teamwork. Coach Segovia believes these key features in her team and with the girls working hard all summer will lead to a successful season. The Rockets open up the season on August 29th when they travel to Circle to take on the Thunderbirds and the El Dorado Wildcats.



Turn Around Season
by Braden Geer
After a .500 season, the Varsity boy’s soccer team is looking to have a great season. The team hopes to return to the level they were playing when they won back-to-back State Championships in 2014 and 2015. This year only five returning seniors will be playing. Captain Tanner Williams said, “The team has potential”. They hope that despite not having several returning starters they will be able to have a successful season. With the arrival of foreign exchange student Franz Lienemann from Hamburg Germany, things are looking more hopeful as far as offensive scoring goes. The boy’s team will hit the road to take on the Coffeyville Golden Tornadoes in their season opener on August 25th. Be sure to come out and support the team on August 31st when they take on the McPherson Bullpups in their home opener.
On The Run
by Aaron Moore
The Rocket Cross Country Team is looking to start new season off strong. Boys Cross Country has few returning runners, but are looking tough and will put up a fight. The girls team, just like the boys team, has fewer runners than last year. Although neither team made it past regionals last year, Coach Barger says this year will be a building year for the girls while the boys are looking to push their potential. The boys varsity will mainly be underclassmen, including Trenton Nusz (Jr), Sage Nottingham (So) and Drew Leck (Fr). Meanwhile, the girls varsity will include Nicole Picard (Sr), Alyssa Williamson (Sr) and Maddie Bryant (So). Some of the tougher courses these runners will participate on include meets at Buhler, Goddard, and Wamego, which is where the 4A State Cross Country meet will be held.
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Be Great
by Braden Bischler
After a couple of difficult seasons, the Rocket football team is looking to continue their improvement. Coach Boese wants the players to “Be Great” and they have the personnel to push the program back in that direction. The Rockets return a lot of players with experience as this senior class has had to play varsity since they were sophomores. The Rockets will return many starters, including five offensive linemen who all started at some point during the season last year. An experienced backfield will also be returning for the Rockets. Nolan Ast (SR) returns to the Rockets after he and his brother, Nathan, spent the past two seasons in Texas. Nolan was set to be the Rocket’s QB as a sophomore before the family moved late in the summer. After a very successful summer, team captains Cody Wallis, Braden Bischler and JJ Carney are looking to lead the Rockets to a winning season. The Rockets will open their season at home against Collegiate on September 1st.