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Senior Brady Maher (gray shirt) gives directions to the student team during the Faculty/Student Basketball Game on Feb. 27, 2024. Maher was one of members of the basketball team who led the student team. For the first time in a long time, the students emerged victorious in the contest, 39-34.

Photos: Students Top Faculty in Annual Mission Week Basketball Game

March 1, 2024

For the first time in a long time, the faculty were unable to emerge victorious in the annual Mission Week Faculty/Student Basketball Game, falling 39-34.   Photos by P.J. Migliazzo, '24 and...

Rock Talk Podcast for Feb. 29, 2024

Eli Rourke, Prep News February 29, 2024

On this Rock Talk Podcast, Prep News' Eli Rourke talks with a pair of sophomore starters on the varsity basketball team, Max Moylan and Cohen Robinson, as the team prepares to open district play. They...

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...

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...

Senior guard Luke Johnson cuts in front of a Staley player during their Blue Springs School District Tournament game on Dec. 9, 2023. Rockhurst came back from a double-digit deficit in the 3rd quarter to tie the game, but fell short 49-41.

Hawklets Make Championship Game, But Come Up Short in BSSD Tournament

Eli Rourke, Staff Reporter December 12, 2023

The Rockhurst basketball team placed second in the Blue Springs School District Basketball Tournament this past weekend, losing in the championship game to the reigning state champion Staley Falcons. The...

Rock Talk for Dec. 8, 2023

December 8, 2023


Sophomore Kevin Sullivan evaluates his options as the Ruskin defense collapses on him during the first game of the season on Nov. 28, 2023. Sullivan would lead the Hawklets in scoring with 22 points in his first varsity start. Rockhurst would win going away 73-49.

Basketball Hawklets Look to Ride Balance, Toughness and Chemistry to New Heights

Eli Rourke, Staff Reporter December 8, 2023

As the season gets rolling, the basketball Hawklets will look to get over the hump after a district runner-up finish last year. The Hawklets will look for eight seniors and five underclassmen to contribute...

Senior Thomas Coppinger raises the football in triumph after scoring a touchdown against Bishop Miege on Sept. 22, 2023. Rockhurst jumped out to an early lead and held on 21-14 to claim the rivalry game.

Making the Transition From Fall to Winter Sports

Mitch Forbes, Staff Writer December 7, 2023

Studies have shown that playing multiple sports helps athletes develop unique physical skills, but those who participate in sports in back-to-back seasons are also faced with unique challenges. The...

Rock Talk Podcast w/ Brady Maher

George Effertz, Prep News TV November 21, 2023

On this Rock Talk Podcast, Prep News TV's George Effertz talks with senior guard Brady Maher about the upcoming basketball season.  

Head coach Billy Thomas gives instructions during the freshman portion of the first day of basketball tryouts on Oct. 30, 2023. After finishing second at districts last season, expectations are high in this year, Thomas third year. This year will be the culmination of [the first two years], because the players have fought injuries and they have bought into our culture. We’re looking forward to this year being the best year yet.

Thomas’ Basketball Journey Brings Him to ‘Culmination’ Year at Rockhurst

Eli Rourke, Staff Writer November 6, 2023

Year 3 of the Billy Thomas era is underway at Rockhurst. Tryouts began Oct. 30, about a month before the team's first game. Thomas' journey to this point is one of opportunity, humility and determination. He...

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Hawklets Basketball Enters Offseason with Growth Mindset and Big Goals

Mitch Forbes, Staff Reporter April 3, 2023

The basketball Hawklets young team showed a lot of heart throughout the season. They got off to a slow start, beginning with a 2-7 record. However, they found a way to finish their season on a four-game...

Staff Catch Students Late to Take Yet Another Mission Week Basketball Game

Jackson Sifers, Staff Reporter March 2, 2023

"The students get to go against their teachers and the teachers get to do something they don’t normally do, so it’s all around good vibes." That's junior Dom Yarbrough talking about the annual students...

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