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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

A RBHS swimmer prepares for a race at the MU Aquatic Center earlier this year. Swimmings Last Chance meet and the state championships are today. Photo by Erin Kleekamp

Path to professional sports is one bumpy ride

Faaris Khan April 28, 2016

It’s no wonder that a prestigious career in a professional sport is a dream for millions of teens across the globe. After all, the greatest athletes receive remarkable recognition and fame, immense annual...

Making the cut; what coaches look for in a player

Making the cut; what coaches look for in a player

John Flanegin March 3, 2016

From racing hearts to churning stomachs, tryouts are often some of the most trying times in an athlete’s career. Months of preparation consisting of conditioning, strength training and practicing condense...

Winter sports top underclassmen

Winter sports’ top underclassmen

John Flanegin January 29, 2016

While many of RBHS’s underclassmen may be a decade and a half or so older than 2016, they resemble each other in more ways than one, youthful, full of promise, and with plenty of time to show their worth,...

Photo by Jae Rhee.

Young Bruins carve out roles

John Flanegin November 7, 2015

Seniors are often the catalysts for RBHS sports, leading their teams to district and state titles as well as cementing themselves as some of their sport’s best and brightest in their four years as a...

Bruins host night of fundraising

Skyler Froese November 5, 2015

In the past calendar year, the Bruins collected four state titles. To support these teams and other RBHS squads, the school is hosting the “For the Love of the Game” fundraiser, starting at 6 p.m....

Art by Ana Ramirez, Abby Kempf, and Shelby Yount.

Injured athletes embark on road to recovery

Grace Vance November 4, 2015

art by Abby Kempf, Ana Ramirez and Shelby Yount When stepping out onto the field, junior Nick Wohlbold thinks back to everything that led to this moment; the numerous baseball practices after school, the...

Bruins recruiting tale comes to end

Bruins’ recruiting tale comes to end

John Flanegin October 29, 2015

After three years of swimming for the lady Bruins swim team, three time state champion and 2013-14 swimmer of the year Kelley Tackett made quite the splash when she verbally committed to swim for Brown...

Despite disorder, Stamps keeps running

Despite disorder, Stamps keeps running

Jenna Liu October 1, 2015

On a hot day in September of her sophomore year, senior Marilise Stamps was in the midst of a routine run with a group of chattering cross country girls. As conversation filled the air, the others began...

Senior Bri Porter made her return to the Lady Bruins basketball team last month. She has missed the past two seasons due to ACL injuries. Photo by Lisa Holt

Queen of the Court

Urmilla Kuttikad December 18, 2013

[heading]Following two ACL tears, senior captain Bri Porter returns to the Lady Bruins[/heading] Senior Bri Porter has spent 27 months of her life recovering. Some athletes can detail a cringe-inducing...

Junior Keegan McGonagle dodges defenders on the offensive side of the field. Photo by Asa Lory

Hockey star finds supplement in lacrosse

Nomin-Erdene Jagdagdorj April 21, 2013

As other four-year-olds lumbered around on their preschool playgrounds, junior Keegan McGonagle was skating on ice. His father said at age six, Keegan was skating with a purpose, getting started on his...

Freshman tennis player plans continuation of performance, rank

Blake Becker May 23, 2012

Defending two state titles in a row,the RBHS boys tennis team heads into the Class 2 state tournament semifinals. The team consists of many prodigious players, one of whom is freshman Rohit Rao. Rao is...

Sprinters with competing goals compromise, build camaraderie for Bruins

Sprinters with competing goals compromise, build camaraderie for Bruins

Caraline Trecha March 23, 2012

As junior Sienna Trice walked up to the starting line for her freshmen track meet, her eyes met with her junior high rival Mallory Short. Short ran the 100-meter hurdles for Jefferson Junior High School...

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