2004-2005 Preview and Summary Headlines
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Great Season, Upsetting End
The Lady Rocket softball team had a Disappointing end to a very successful season, losing in the semi-finals of regionals to a team they had beaten twice, the Mulvane Wildcats. Rose Hill ended the season 19-3 after a 13 game winning streak that continued all the way until their season ending loss. Rose Hill was backed by experienced seniors and by several talented underclassmen. Rose Hill's team next year has a good outlook on next years' season. Rose Hill's two regular season losses came from two close finishes with the Clearwater Indians and the Augusta Orioles. Great season ladies!
Tough Year For Rockets
The Rocket Baseball team was beat out by Augusta to finish up the year with a record of 8 wins and 13 losses. The Rockets are losing many talented Seniors including Blake Ringwall, Allen Webber, Nick Sooter and Jeremy Pemrick, but expect to bring in some talented lower classmen to fill in the gaps. The Rockets longest winning streak for the year was 3, winning both vs. Clearwater and the first game against Andale. Among Rose Hill's Pitchers this year, Brayden Crowe had 4 wins, Allen Webber had 1 win, Sam Tope had 2 wins, and Grahm Petersen had 1 win. Rose Hill had a fine year and they are looking to improve upon this year's successes.
Good Finish From Great Effort
The Lady Rocket Soccer team achieved the most wins ever for this season winning 9 out of 18 games, the girls made it a goal to finish the season with a record at or above .500 and they did it. The Rockets struggled at the beginning, but as the year went on they started to work more as a team and began scoring more often. The Girls had a 3 game losing streak right off the bat but popped out of the slump into a 4 game rampage, beating Goddard 3-2, Andover Central 2-0, the Mulvane Wildcats 6-1 and ten goaling Circle. Next year looks promising with several seniors returning.
Boys Bow Out Again In Semis
The Rocket boys bowed out for the third year in a row in the semi-finals, but that does not even explain the type of group they were. They were hard working and exciting to watch. With a core of six seniors they posted the best record Rose Hill has seen in over a decade, 15-7. Caleb Fouse, James Hensley, Jared McRae, Blake Ringwall, Dennis Shirley, and Tyler Wilson have been able to make a name for Rocket basketball over these past three years. Even though they are moving on, the Rocket basketball tradition as of late will continue. The youngsters have learned a lot and are ready to fill the shoes of the fab six.
What Could Have Been.....
Picture the Lady Rockets up 20 at half looking as though they would advance; however, that was not the case as Clearwater would end their season, win two more games, and advance to state. How easy that could have been for the Rockets. For the three senior girls, Erica Rothweiler, Lacy Barnes, and Jenny Barnes, it is a dissappointing end to what was a great four years in Rocket basketball. However, as they move on in life they will forget about the upsetting loss that ended their career and remember the wins they had. The Rockets do have talent coming back and will take another stab next year. Good job ladies.
One State Placer For Rockets
Rose Hill had an exciting year with some young wrestlers. In the beginning they lost some key people, but filled those in nicely and they were on their way. Five Rocket Wrestlers made their way to the state tournament this year, but other than sophomore Dustin Bowen they all went home empty handed. Dustin finished sixth overall in 112. Four out of those five will be returning, the fifth being senior Cory Shetler. The returning state qualifiers are Jared Siemer (junior), Bowen, Aaron Hynick, and Ben Forsberg (sophomores). With everyone being a year older, next year looks exciting.
A Season To Remember
After dropping to 3-4 the Rocket football season looked dismal. It seemed as if this would just be another year in Rocket football. However, the Rockets team still had other things on their mind. They were out to prove they were a force to be reckoned with. After a second place finish in Districts, the Rockets would seek revenge on a earlier season loss to undefeated Andover Central prevailing 21-13. They traveled to Abilene to take down the Cowboys in Regionals winning 23-13. For Sectionals the Rockets would earn a home match against another Cowboy team, the Goodland Cowboys. Rose Hill would dominate this game from start to finish. Rose Hill would have one game before the finals and home field advantage as they would take on their second undefeated opponent. The game went back and forth until Ulysses scored with little time remaining leaving about 2 minutes and 19 seconds. It appeared as if the Rocket season would come to an end. Or would it? "The Drive" as it has been coined made Rose Hill Sub-State Champions and earned them a spot in the State Championship game against Topeka Hayden. However, the dream could not be completed as the Rockets could not pull out another win falling to the undefeated Topeka Hayden Wildcats 13-31.
Rockets Finish Off Strong
Your Rose Hill Soccer team finished off with a big win taking third in the State soccer tournament. It is not unexpected because Rose Hill has been dominating the competition all year. Probably their biggest win had to come in their third to last game of the year when the Rockets knocked off No. 1 ranked Andover who at that time was undefeated. Rose Hill played great team ball all year. One thing they always counted on was someone new stepping up each game. Rose Hill's defense was stellar this year shutting out nine teams including Wichita Trinity in the third place game. Great season boys.
Season End For Volleyball
The Rocket Volleyball Season has officially ended. Even though the girls lost in the first round of sub state, to the eventual state champs, they had a very good season. Their final record on the season was 22-12, beating their rival, the Circle Thunderbirds, once. The Rockets had a great start to the season winning eight out of nine of their first games. Although Rose Hill will lose some key seniors many girls got experience this year and will be able to fill the tall shoes those seniors wore. They had a great season. Thank you ladies for entertaining us so well.
Exciting Season For Rose Hill
Rose Hill runners made many improvements this season. We saw a group of kids get out there and run and run and then run some more. There were three all-league runners this season. Jake Justice, Brice Love, and Erica Rothweiler all made second team all-league in the brand new Ark Valley Chisolm Trail League. Erica Rothweiler broke a school record, which she previously owned, by running a 12:58 at the league meet. Rothweiler also missed Qualifying for state by one place. However, Jake Justice did us proud and was the lone runner in the state tournament at Wamego placing 45th in a huge field of runners.