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Lady Rocket Cross Country Update

Chloe Tepe, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

The Lady Rockets Cross Country Team had a varsity-only meet at New Athens.  The weather was 64 degrees, partly cloudy, and the wind was 11 mph.  Overall they had 40 points, and they placed 1st as a team. Cindy Synder placed ...

Volleyball team has contact days.

Jordyn Heckert, Staff Writer

October 8, 2020

The high school volleyball girls were granted 20 contact days of open gym before their season this spring. They started September 8, in which they would have open gyms on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. They were allowed an...

Rocket Golf Update

Briley Rhodes, Asst. Editor

October 8, 2020

This year's Rocket golf team consists of 14 individuals:  seniors Lucas Frederking,  Brock Furhhop, Mason Meyer, Will Shubert, and Carson Wiese.  Juniors are Harrison Borrenpohl, Dylan Clark,  Levi Traub, and Cole Wiedwilt....

Images from Boys Regionals

Megan Schleifer, Senior Staff Writer

March 27, 2020


Girls Varsity Basketball celebrates 3 senior players

Macie Staley, Staff Writer

March 23, 2020

The Okawville Lady Rockets had their last home game and had senior night January 27th, 2020 in the O’Rena. Megan Schleifer, Delaney Toensing, and Grace Foster were the three seniors being recognized for the night. All three senior...

Varsity Boys’ Basketball Celebrates Senior Night

Nicholas Rulevish, Editor-in-Chief

March 19, 2020

On Tuesday, February 18, the boy’s basketball team celebrated their senior members of the team.  There are only two senior members on the team, Jackson Heckert and Ethan Bening. They both started the game against a much improve...

Freshmen/Sophomore Boys’ Basketball Season Comes to an End

Jared Juenger, Staff Writer

March 19, 2020

The 2019-2020 basketball season has come to an end for the freshmen and sophomores.  I asked freshman Dillon Teter, “How do you think the season went overall?” Teter responded with, “I thought it went alright.  We all need ...

Lady Rocket Softball Begins Season

Briley Rhodes, Staff Writer

March 11, 2020

The 2020 high school softball season is off to a start for the Lady Rockets with their first practice being last Monday.  This year there is a change to the team with Jon Kraus taking over as head coach and assistant Travis Kuhn...

Frosh/Soph Rockets Notch First Wins

Jared Juenger, Staff Writer

March 5, 2020

The freshman and sophomore boys’ basketball teams are continuing to put in the work needed to succeed.  Once school started back up after winter break, the Rockets realized their season was almost over. They practiced nearly eve...

Rocket Basketball Blasts Off!

Nicholas Rulevish, Editor-in-Chief

January 14, 2020

The Rockets season is underway, and there’s a lot to talk about. The team has had two tournaments and a couple of regular-season games as well. After their first ten games they have a record of 6-4, which is pretty good consi...

Frosh/Soph Rockets Mid Season Recap

Jared Juenger, Staff Writer

January 14, 2020

Basketball season is in full swing at Okawville High School!  Along with the boys JV and varsity teams, the freshman and sophomore team have also started competing.  Okawville is fortunate and has enough boys that play baske...