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Sports: Spring sports teams finish seasons at regional and state competitions

Sports: Spring sports teams finish seasons at regional and state competitions

Spring sports teams finish seasons at regional and state competitions… To watch the video, click https://youtu.be/nec4mCzcoyc?list=PLiCcWfkiSI9-R_udAkOLo_Tn_9a9iRu41. Video news package by senior Olivia Lee, yearbook photography editor, and Haley Smith, staff business manager [...]

Sports: Winter sports teams reach middle of season

Sports: Winter sports teams reach middle of season

Basketball and wrestling have finally started at Rock Creek, and January marks the middle of the season for both sports. The boys basketball team started off well with an 8-2 record, while the girls team started [...]

Opinions: Staffer shares tips for a ‘Super’ Bowl party

Opinions: Staffer shares tips for a ‘Super’ Bowl party

It is approaching the end of the National Football League’s season, which means it is time to prepare for the best Super Bowl party ever. There are many elements to a great Super Bowl party, such [...]

Opinions: Staff member gives opinion on the NFL playoffs

Opinions: Staff member gives opinion on the NFL playoffs

With the National Football League regular season ending, many teams still have something to fight for, a championship. Twelve teams started in the NFL playoffs in hopes of becoming the Super Bowl champions. The NFL playoffs, [...]

News:  Cheer coach leaves squad after fall season

News: Cheer coach leaves squad after fall season

Recently, the head cheer coach, Courtney June, left Rock Creek. Did this come as a surprise to you and the cheer squad? Harshbarger: “It did. It came as a surprise to me, but those things happen.” [...]

Sports: Volleyball team ends season at sub-state

Sports: Volleyball team ends season at sub-state

Interview with head volleyball coach Terry Schmitz about the fall season Coming into the season did you have any expectations for the team? Schmitz: “Well, of course, you have expectations going in.” Losing four seniors last [...]

Sports:  Football team faces challenges during season

Sports: Football team faces challenges during season

Interview with head football coach Mike Beam about the fall season How did you feel about the overall success of the team this year? Beam: “You know, it was really, I felt, like it was a [...]

Sports: Cross country finishes season at regionals

Sports: Cross country finishes season at regionals

Interview with cross country coach Richard Dugan about the fall season What is a typical practice like? Dugan: “A typical practice, we meet in my classroom and go over what time we leave for the next [...]

News: Cheer squad chooses new members, gets new coach

News: Cheer squad chooses new members, gets new coach

On March 24, Rock Creek High School held cheerleading tryouts for the 2016-2017 school year. The 10 girls chosen included junior Rachel Forge, sophomores Debbie Berg, Brook Dillon, Carmen Mallon, Megan Mocabee, Maleah Sandy and Haley [...]

Sports: Two seniors sign to play football in college

Sports: Two seniors sign to play football in college

Moving on to play a sport on the college level is always an impressive accomplishment, and Rock Creek recently had two more seniors, Luke Niemeyer and Layne Turnbull, sign to play college football. Niemeyer signed to [...]

Sports: Spring sports prepares for new season

Sports: Spring sports prepares for new season

The Rock Creek baseball, softball and track teams hope to carry over last year’s successes to this year. All three of the teams had strong showings at their state competitions last season, including a state championship [...]

Sports: Boys basketball finishes third at state tournament

Sports: Boys basketball finishes third at state tournament

After only losing to Rossville at Rossville and to Sabetha at the Burlington tournament, the boys team had another stellar year before entering sub-state with an 18-2 record and finishing third at state. The boys went [...]

Sports: Girls basketball ends season at sub-state

Sports: Girls basketball ends season at sub-state

In the last game of their season, the lady Mustangs basketball team took the court for their sub-state game on March 3. The Mustangs loaded up the bus and traveled to Holton to face off against [...]

Sports: Senior wrestler continues to state tournament

Sports: Senior wrestler continues to state tournament

This season, the Rock Creek wrestling team showed great growth, sending nine members of the squad to regionals on Feb. 19-20 and sending senior AJ Burenheide on to state on Feb. 26-27. “We had a pretty [...]

Sports: Winter sports teams reach middle of season

Sports: Winter sports teams reach middle of season

The winter sports season is in full swing with both boys and girls basketball teams playing well, as well as the wrestling team improving as the season progresses. After starting the season 3-0, the Rock Creek [...]

Sports: Two more seniors sign with colleges to continue athletic careers

Sports: Two more seniors sign with colleges to continue athletic careers

In January, two seniors from the Rock Creek family, Amber Nowakowski and Caleb Rogge, made the decision to further their athletic careers at two different colleges: Avila University and Cowley County Community College. On Jan. 27, [...]

Sports: Senior football player selected to Shrine Bowl team

Sports: Senior football player selected to Shrine Bowl team

One of the biggest accomplishments in Kansas high school football is being chosen to play in the Shrine Bowl, and on July 30, senior Carson Becker will do just that. Each high school football coach in [...]

Sports: Varsity boys basketball begins season with wins

Sports: Varsity boys basketball begins season with wins

After finishing the season at 23-2 last year and taking second at state, the high school boys varsity team is looking forward to the rest of the season after already winning their first two games against [...]

Sports: Girls basketball starts out rough, but hopes to improve

Sports: Girls basketball starts out rough, but hopes to improve

The Mustang girls basketball team has had a rough beginning to their season with a 0-3 start, falling to Clay Center on Dec. 4, to Abilene on Dec. 8 and to Council Grove Dec. 11. The [...]

Features: Student section cheers on teams during games

Features: Student section cheers on teams during games

They’re here, and they cheer. The Rock Creek student section is in the stands, dressing up and cheering loudly at every Mustang basketball game. The Rock Creek student section, led by senior Layne Turnbull and junior [...]