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Sports: Student section support athletic teams throughout the year

Sports: Student section support athletic teams throughout the year

Student section support athletic teams throughout the year… To watch the video, click here. Video news package by Karter Carlson, Yearbook Sports Section Editor, and Braden Schwarz, Staff Business Manager   [...]

Sports: KSHSAA changes affect Mustang football for future

Sports: KSHSAA changes affect Mustang football for future

For the last few years, the Rock Creek football program has became accustomed to the Mid-East League and district competition schedules. Beginning with the 2018 season, Mustang football will move from the previous 4A classification into [...]

Sports: Trapshooting team an addition to Rock Creek activities

Sports: Trapshooting team an addition to Rock Creek activities

The fastest-growing sport in the nation has found a new home at Rock Creek Junior/Senior High School. Trapshooting has made its way to Rock Creek, as a trapshooting team is starting to take shape. Trapshooting is [...]

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.” [...]

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: 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 [...]

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 [...]

Sports: Buffer week required for high school athletes

Sports: Buffer week required for high school athletes

The gym is silent, and the weight room is bare. When the bell rings, signaling the end of the day, student athletes walk past the gym without giving it a second thought. The mundane week, labeled [...]

Sports: Senior signs with Bethel College for cheerleading

Sports: Senior signs with Bethel College for cheerleading

On Nov. 16, senior Cassidy Cheever made a decision that would allow her to continue her cheerleading career, as she signed a letter of intent with Bethel College in Newton, Kan. “To be able to continue [...]

Sports: Rock Creek athletes also participate in traveling sports

School sports and traveling sports are two very different concepts in many ways. Which one is better for an athlete? With many kids playing both or specializing in one, there are many arguments that are made. [...]

Sports: Staff, students witness Royals in World Series

Sports: Staff, students witness Royals in World Series

After a 30-year wait, the Kansas City Royals claimed their second World Series title, and some Rock Creek staff and students were involved in that journey too. On Nov. 1, the Royals claimed the World Series [...]

Sports: Baseline testing performed at Rock Creek

Sports: Baseline testing performed at Rock Creek

Can you say the months of the year backwards? Can you stand on one leg and close your eyes? Okay, now switch to the other leg and hold that for 20 seconds. Recently, Rock Creek implemented [...]

Sports: New cheerleaders selected for 2015-2016 school year

Sports: New cheerleaders selected for 2015-2016 school year

On March 26, Rock Creek held its annual cheer tryouts for both high school and junior high. The 12 girls selected for varsity were incoming seniors Casie Cheever, Casey Helget and Amber Nowakowski; incoming juniors Rachel [...]

Sports: Goalrilla donates basketball goal to Rock Creek

Sports: Goalrilla donates basketball goal to Rock Creek

He shoots, and he… does not score. Eighth grader Cameron Minihan was playing in his final junior high game versus Riley County at the Mid-East League tournament in St. Marys in January when he went up [...]

Sports: Junior high boys basketball team earns national fame

Sports: Junior high boys basketball team earns national fame

Eighth grader Nathan Williams looks up at the clock. His heart is pounding, and adrenaline is flowing through his veins. There are five seconds between win or loss, victory or heartbreak. The score is 26-25 in [...]

Sports: Cheerleaders perform at sub-state, state basketball

Sports: Cheerleaders perform at sub-state, state basketball

Hard work and determination is what the Rock Creek varsity cheerleaders put forward for not only the football team, but also the basketball team. The cheerleaders supported the varsity basketball team when they headed out to [...]