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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

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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...

Varsity cheer takes fifth at State championship

Varsity cheer takes fifth at State championship

Emily Oba December 3, 2018

fter placing fourth at the Regionals competition the weekend before, the RBHS cheerleading team competed at the State championship held at Lindenwood University, Sunday, Dec. 2. “I felt very overwhelmed...

Sophomore Ellie Barnett smiles big as she prepares to begin the second part of the Bruins routine. Barnett believes the team is ready to compete at state. This year we have gotten better at mostly everything, Barnett said. If we just don’t get nervous then everything we have will go [to state with us].

Cheer sparkles at state showcase

Allie Pigg November 29, 2018

Story and photos by Allie Pigg Thursday, Nov. 29, the RBHS cheer team took its home floor before a crowd one last time before heading to the state competition at Lindenwood High School this Saturday, Dec....

Players reflect on combating injuries

Players reflect on combating injuries

Ji-Sung Lee March 30, 2018

[dropcap style="simple" size="4"]D[/dropcap]uring a February basketball practice session, as freshman Kate Linnemeyer was jumping up and cutting to the basket to catch a pass, she came down on her knee...

Cheer team takes 8th out of 18 teams at state

Cheer team takes 8th out of 18 teams at state

Maddie Murphy November 1, 2017

[dropcap size="4"]D[/dropcap]espite the challenge of several team members leaving the team and adjusting to competing in a new division, the RBHS cheer team placed 8th in the Missouri State Cheerleading...

Competitive cheerleading provides more than athletic opportunity

Competitive cheerleading provides more than athletic opportunity

Grace Dorsey January 31, 2017

D uring the past 30 years, competitive cheerleading has undeniably changed. Though schools initially restricted cheerleading to sidelines during college or high school sporting events, it now has a competitive...

 Photo by Eléa-Marie Gilles

Cheerleaders overcome injuries, place fifth in state competition

Cam Fuller November 6, 2016

[dropcap size="4"]T[/dropcap]he RBHS cheer squad had to fight through multiple injuries Saturday, Nov. 5, but nonetheless found themselves in fifth place at the Missouri State Cheerleading Championship....

Cheerleaders overcome struggles, place fifth in state

Grace Dorsey November 9, 2015

Saturday RBHS’s cheer team competed at the state cheer competition, held at the Hearnes Center in Columbia, Missouri. The squad placed fifth in the five large category out of five teams. Although the...

World Down Syndrome Day: a day for awareness, acceptance

World Down Syndrome Day: a day for awareness, acceptance

Multiple Authors March 21, 2015

My brother truly is like no other As a little girl, I loved playing with my younger brothers, Matthew and Daniel, and my younger sister, Jessica. Since the four of us are only four years apart, it wasn’t...

Head cheerleading coach resigns; assistant coaches to step in

Head cheerleading coach resigns; assistant coaches to step in

Urmilla Kuttikad November 15, 2013

Former assistant coaches Brittany Stroup and Rebecca McCaulley have replaced Jessica Kendrick as head cheerleading coach of the Bruins' squad. Kendrick resigned Thursday, Nov. 7. Dr. Jennifer Mast, principal,...

Photo by Maribeth Eiken

Increase in violence raises awareness for concussion

Josh Ripley November 6, 2013

[heading]Popularity of head injuries causes scare, initiates talk of new forms of protection[/heading] There was a time, not that long ago, when football was a sport of unrestrained violence. Penalties...

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