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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

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Boys’ and girls’ cross country teams finish second, fourth on state championship podium

Allison Kim November 9, 2021

Looking out into a field of open grass, seven girls and seven boys from the RBHS cross country teams planted their feet firmly inside their boxes marked with white paint, anxiously awaiting the pop of...

Golf coach steps down, reflects on 16-year legacy

Golf coach steps down, reflects on 16-year legacy

Anjali Noel Ramesh January 3, 2021

RBHS counselor Melissa Coil announced she would be stepping down as head coach for the girls’ golf team earlier this school year. She said a primary reason for her step down was to focus more on her...

Wearing number 1929, senior Matthew Hauser celebrates his Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHAA) state championship victory with his teammates and classmates in the crowd. Hausers point contribution pushed the RBHS boys team to first place in a tense meet.

Boys take home cross country title, girls get fourth in state championship

Shruti Gautam November 10, 2020

as the runners lined up on the grass, family members stood in marked boxes six feet apart in the grass, holding their place next to the starting and finishing lines. RBHS cross country teams participated...

Photo by Ana Manzano

Boys’ tennis faces new challenge

Ryan Choe March 29, 2020

In the last decade, the boys’ tennis program has achieved a top three title every year at the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) state championship. In seven of those 10 years,...

Photo by Camryn DeVore

COVID-19 halts multiple sports seasons

Ryan Choe March 18, 2020

In the wake of the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19), which the World Health Organization declared a pandemic six days ago, the Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA) cancelled the Class...

Quinn Spear practices percussion in a band practice room. Photo by Audrey Novinger

Students reflect on solo, small ensemble preparation amidst postponed district festival

Audrey Novinger March 16, 2020

For the past few months, students from the Northeast District of Missouri had been preparing music for the district solo and small ensemble festival which would have occurred March 21 at Mexico High School....

Wrestlers’ diets, training impact weight classes

Wrestlers’ diets, training impact weight classes

Ryan Choe February 7, 2020

In wrestling, making a weight can be the difference between facing a physically larger and more imposing opponent or being that opponent. The Missouri State High School Activities Association (MSHSAA)...

Gram Collier, sophomore

Gram Collier, sophomore

Sarah Mosteller January 14, 2020

What do you think is one of the biggest flaws in the American education system? “In my opinion, a big issue is the ability to participate in clubs based on grades. During middle school and high school...

Freshman Carolyn Ford runs during the Forest Park Cross Country Festival Sept. 14. Ford placed second overall in the varsity girls 5K green race. Both RBHS teams placed first for the entire event. During the Nov. 9 state meet on the Gans Creek course, Ford became the first freshman in Missouri’s history to win the individual state title. (Photo by Jadyn Lisenby)

Freshmen standouts highlight fall season

Ryan Choe December 20, 2019

Adjusting to the halls of RBHS from middle school doesn’t seem too intimidating on Jumpstart day. Freshmen receive their schedules, learn which rooms their classes are in, participate in the rollercoaster...

KICKING THE LATE NIGHT GRIND: Senior goalkeeper Cooper Deneke extends to block a penalty kick from senior defender Chadly Ben-Ayed in a team practice Sunday, Oct. 20. With a 20-4 record, the Bruins work toward their first state championship. The team will face Hickman in the Class 4 District 9 semifinal game 7 p.m.  Saturday at Battle High School. (Photo by Sophia Eaton)

Boys’ soccer vies for ultimate prize

Will Cover October 30, 2019

A gaggle of players congregates by one of the goals. Some rocket shots at the net; some juggle a ball using their feet; two use a ball to play basketball on an invisible hoop. The boys are preparing for...

From left to right: coach Ben Loeb, sophomore Maggie Lin, senior Mary Frances Hose and senior Corine Farid pose for a picture during the awards ceremony at the girls tennis Class 2 State championships.

Girls’ tennis takes top five finishes in individual state tournaments

Ryan Choe October 27, 2019

After losing a closely contested team match in the state quarterfinals against St. Teresa’s Academy, 4-5, Oct. 19, the girls’ tennis team hoped to capture two titles for the singles tournament and...

Coach Michael Pasternock details the logistics of the volleyball season to prospective players. (Photo by Will Cover)

Boys’ volleyball club started at RBHS

Will Cover October 26, 2019

RBHS Studies teacher Michael Pasternock started the first boys’ volleyball club at the school with hopes of fielding both a varsity and junior varsity team to compete in Kansas City. Those interested...

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