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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

Bearing News

The girls volleyball stands, watching Hannibal High School warm up at their game Thursday, Oct. 8. Photo by Ana Manzano.

RBHS Athletics deals with COVID-19 guidelines, game cancellations

Ana Manzano October 16, 2020

Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) and its Sports Medicine Advisory Committee released its guidelines and recommendations for sports and activities last summer amid the COVID-19...

Senior middle hitter Kelly Barnes and senior outside hitter Emma Roush jump to block Hannibal High Schools Bella Falconer at the varsity volleyball game Thursday, Oct. 8. Photo by Ana Manzano.

RBHS volleyball looks to postseason after defeating Hannibal High School

Ana Manzano October 9, 2020

The RBHS JV volleyball team stepped off the court after winning their game, and the varsity team quickly replaced them. As music blasted through the speakers the girls did their pregame dance, and warmups...

Senior Bryce Jackson breaks a tackle from two Capital City Defenders on his third touchdown of the game Sep 17. Photo by Parker Boone

Bruins football wins in high-scoring affair

Ana Manzano September 20, 2020

The bruins football team won a high scoring game against the Capital City Cavaliers Sept. 18. They played on an unusually empty field, on an atypically cool night, against a team they had never faced in...

Abby Hay (10) catches the ball pitched to her by Ella Schouten (12). Only being a sophomore Hay’s talent shone through making her the starting catcher for varsity softball. Hay caught the entire game with no errors. Photo by Emma Hake.

Bruins softball defeats Capital City in tight victory

Ana Manzano September 15, 2020

In a tense game, the Bruins eventually won their match against Capital City High School (CCHS) 2-1, bringing their record to 5-0. Both teams championed strong pitchers that struck out batters for the first...

Senior forward Lucas Godon looks for the next play at the boys soccer senior night game Wednesday, September 9. Photo by Ana Manzano.

Bruins soccer overcomes Helias on senior night

Ana Manzano September 10, 2020

Conditions were seemingly perfect for a game of soccer on Wednesday, Sept. 9 as the boys’ soccer team took on Helias Catholic High School (HCHS). Skies were overcast so no direct sunlight obstructed...

Sophomore Lily Dudley hits a cross-shot against CHS at the girls volleyball game Tuesday, Sept. 8. Photo by Ana Manzano.

Girls’ volleyball dominates CHS in three set landslide

Ana Manzano September 9, 2020

The main gym was buzzing with energy the afternoon of the first day of virtual schooling as the girls’ volleyball team played against California High School (CHS). The Bruins won the game in straight...

Junior Xavier Sykes jumps over a member of the Lakers team at the sectionals game Wednesday, March 11. Photo by Ana Manzano.

Boys’ basketball wins sectionals, moves on to quarterfinals

Ana Manzano March 14, 2020

Sometimes eight minutes can make all the difference in the world, at least it did for the boys’ basketball team at their sectionals game Wednesday, March 11. After two overtime periods, The boys won...

The girls soccer team does skips at tryouts Monday, March 2. The team did basic stretches before going on their run. Photo by Ana Manzano.

Girls’ soccer tryouts begin, season kicks off

Multiple Authors March 10, 2020

Hopeful girls passed soccer balls across the Rock Bridge soccer fields last week as they participated in tryouts, hoping for a spot on the junior varsity or varsity soccer team. Many of them anxious for...

Art by Rachel Stevens.

LGBTQ athletes find community within athletics

Bailey Stover February 25, 2020

In sixth grade sophomore Zachary Willmore said he knew he was gay when he memorized all the lyrics to Nicki Minaj’s “Super Bass.” While he doesn’t watch sports often, he said Minaj is the closest...

Senior Evan Bentinganan scores a layup at the boys varsity basketball game Tuesday, Feb. 10. The season has been great so far, Bentinganan said. Our lows include 3 losses early on in the season but we’ve won 14 straight so most of it has been highlights, especially our tournament wins. Photo by Ana Manzano.

Boys’ varsity basketball dominates Kansas City High School

Ana Manzano February 12, 2020

[/vc_column_inner]On the center of the court in the RBHS main gym, under the fluorescent light from the spotlight shining above, the speaker began announcing the boys basketball starters, ushering them...

Junior Garret Roach holds his Capital City opponent Saturday, Feb.8. The main focus for the team during practice has been conditioning and sticking to the basics, Roach said, By sticking to the basics, I mean not trying to be flashy and do fancy moves when the easier, simpler moves will do the trick while expending less energy. Photo by Ana Manzano.

RBHS wrestling competes at Hickman JV tournament

Ana Manzano February 11, 2020

[penci_text_block block_title_align="style-title-left" custom_markup_1=""]RBHS parents and students, along with those of 10 other schools, filed into the Hickman High School gym Saturday, Feb. 8. This...

Collegiate-level athletics arent worth the clout

Collegiate-level athletics aren’t worth the clout

Maddie Orr January 25, 2020

As a child I played more sports than the number of fingers on my hands: soccer, swimming, tennis, golf, basketball, horseback riding, track and field, cross country, softball, dance, cheerleading and gymnastics....

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