2004 Preview and Summary Headlines
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Ringwall Sets Rushing Record
Blake Ringwall set a school record rushing for 1,456 yards on 198 carries. Blake scored 98 of the Rockets 325 season points, rushing for 15 touchdowns. Blake's season high came in the District opener at Douglas, gaining 278 yards on 26 carries. Ringwall's performance earned him a first-team all Chisolm Trail I position. Blake may have some difficulty topping that performance next season as Rose Hill graduates four of its five starting offensive linemen. Three of those linemen were all league players: Perry Carr (1st team), Cody Vernia (2nd Team), and Ryan Faflick (2nd team).
Soccer Loses in Quarterfinals
The Rocket soccer team won its fifth regional title in the last six years this season. The Rockets played Andover Central in the regional finals, winning on a J.D. Benning free kick in the final ten minutes of play. William Peppard also scored to help Rose Hill to a 2-1 victory over the Jaguars. Rose Hill headed back to Andover to play the Trojans in the first round of the state playoffs. The Rockets had lost to the Trojans 2-9 earlier in the season. The Rockets were unable to find the net as they lost to the eventual state champion Trojans 0-1. The Rockets finished with a 7-11-1 record.
Rocket Football Finishes 7-2
The Rocket football team ends with the second best record in school history, but it wasn't good enough. The Rockets failed to qualify for post-season play due to their losses against Collegiate and Andover Central. The Rocket offense averaged 36.1 points a game, the most in school history. The Rockets had 11 players in 15 all Chisolm Trail I League positions. Kyle Davis lead the Rocket defense with 91 tackles and 3 sacks, one of which went for a safety. Perry Carr was selected as the Rocket player of the year for his work on the offensive and defensive lines.
Volleyball Second at Sub-State
Coach Cristy Bolton coached the Rockets to their most successful season since she took the head coaching job in 2000. They finished 19-14 with a 2nd place finish at the sub-state tournament. The ladies outscored their opponents 1712-1584 on the season. Three Rockets earned all league spots, Senior Robin Reidle (1st team), Junior Lacy Barnes (2nd team), and Junior Jenny Hoyt (hon. men.). Robin Reidle was selected by the coaches as the player of the year. Stephanie Rayner was selected as the "Most Inspirational Player."
Wrestlers First Regional Title
After over 25 years of Rocket Wrestling the Rockets have won their first ever regional title. The Rockets beat Columbus, a team that they had yet to beat, by just one-and-a-half points. Rockets Cody Forsberg, Jeremy Terrell, Kyle Davis and Daniel Petrosky took individual regional titles. Also qualifying for state were Cody Roloff, Derek Wakefield and Dustin Bowen. The Rockets finished 4-2 in league duals and had two first place tournament finishes and finished third at the Chisolm Trail League Tournament. the Rockets finished 2nd at the Rose Hill Invitational.
Carr Signs With Butler C.C.C
Perry Carr had a great 2003 season, being selected to 1st team C.T.L. I offense and defense. Perry led the offensive line at the tackle position. He led the defensive line at the nose guard position with 53 tackles and 16 assists including 2.5 sacks and 3 tackles for losses. Perry was selected as the Gatorade Player of the year for the Rockets. He has been invited to play in the Shrine Bowl, an honor that only Rocket Brad Hogland (B.C.C.C. red-shirt) had previously received. Perry has signed with Butler County, the defending N.J.C.A.A. national champions.