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Senior Reid Moshier (25) congratulates sophomore Gentry Curtis (36) after Curtis scored a goal to put Rockhurst up 19-5 on Olathe during the LAKC semifinals on May 22, 2024. Also pictured, senior Teddy Brewster (23).

Rockhurst Overwhelms Olathe to Roll into LAKC Championship Match

Prep News Staff May 23, 2024

It took all of seven seconds for Rockhurst to score the first of what would be 20 goals against Olathe in the Lacrosse Association of Kansas City (LAKC) semifinal match on May 22, 2024. Things didn't get...

Juniors Henry Acorn, Andrew Davis and Bill Hayes warm up before their events at the Shawnee Mission North Relays on May 3, 2024.

Distance Runners Set the Pace

Ted Truebner, Staff Reporter May 10, 2024

In a sport that both literally and figuratively requires endurance, the athletes that run the farthest have set the pace for the Rockhurst track and field team. The distance runners have broken multiple...

Rock Lax Storms Back Late to Top MICDS

Rock Lax Storms Back Late to Top MICDS

Ted Truebner, Staff Reporter April 29, 2024

After trailing most of the match, Rockhurst lacrosse furiously rallied in the fourth quarter to beat Mary Institute and Country Day School (MICDS) 13-8 on April 19 in St. Louis. The win continues their...

Rock Lax Starts Season in Dominant Fashion

Rock Lax Starts Season in Dominant Fashion

Ted Truebner, Staff Reporter March 6, 2024

Rockhurst lacrosse began their season in dominating fashion March 5, beating Blue Valley Eastside 16-3. Senior Luke McNamara led the scoring with six goals. Rockhurst got on the board quickly as McNamara,...

Junior Nolan Roeder in the midst of a jump serve during practice on March 1, 2024.

Volleyball Looking for Success Even Amidst Season of Change

Ted Truebner, Staff Reporter March 5, 2024

With spring sports at Rockhurst now well underway, the one facing arguably the biggest change is volleyball. This year, boys volleyball officially became a Missouri State High School Activities Association...

Basketball Hawklets Ready to Take Flight in Postseason

Basketball Hawklets Ready to Take Flight in Postseason

Eli Rourke, Staff Writer February 29, 2024

Rockhurst basketball flies into district play Thursday riding a three-game winning streak and nine of their last ten. The team used elite defense and a balanced scoring attack to secure a two-seed in the...

Maeson Tunley flanked by his parents during the National Signing Day ceremony on Feb. 7, 2024. Tunley signed to play for Southwest Baptist University. He will join teammate Myles Carson in Bolivar, Mo.

15 Athletes ‘Sign On’ to Continuing Their Athletic Careers in College

Mitch Forbes, Staff Writer February 16, 2024

Fifteen senior Hawklets signed their letters of intent to take their athletic careers to the next level the afternoon of Feb. 7, 2024. Rockhurst held a signing ceremony in the performance gym to celebrate...

Sophomore Kevin Sullivan puts up the wide open 3-pointer during the game against St. Thomas Aquinas on Feb. 2, 2024. Sullivan had a team-high 11 points--including two 3-pointers--in the Hawklets 52-38 win over the Saints.

Hawklets Pull Away from Saints in Second Half

Ted Truebner, Staff Reporter February 9, 2024

The Rockhurst varsity basketball team shook off a sluggish start and pulled away from rival St. Thomas Aquinas in the second half to claim the 52-38 win on Feb. 2, 2024. Sophomore Kevin Sullivan led the...

Thinking of (and Preparing for) Spring...

Thinking of (and Preparing for) Spring…

Charlie Porto, Staff Writer February 5, 2024

Punxsutawney Phil emerged from his burrow on Friday, and, for the first time in four years, didn't see his shadow. According to tradition, that means an early spring. Here at Rockhurst, the season always...

Coach Michael Dierks keeping an eye on things on a cross country race day.

Dierks Crosses Finish Line as A.D.

Mitch Forbes, Staff Writer December 22, 2023

For the first time in more than a decade, Rockhurst now has a new leader of the athletic department. Michael Dierks, head athletic director for the past 10 years, announced his retirement from the position...

2023 Football Season in Review

Sam Accurso, Prep News TV December 15, 2023

Prep News TV's Sam Accurso takes a look back at the most successful football season in five years at Rockhurst and looks ahead to what it will take to maintain it.  

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