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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

Junior Olivia Henderson takes off of the wall for her 100-yard backstroke. Im not happy with how I started that race, Henderson said. I left my hips in the water because I was afraid of my feet slipping, but it definitely slowed me down. Photo by Turner DeArmond.

Speedo Region VIII Sectionals canceled because of COVID-19 health concerns

Turner DeArmond March 16, 2020

For the past eight months, I have been going to swim practice after school every day, as well as  Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday morning. My Columbia Swim Club (CSC) teammates and I have spent so much...

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...

Sophomore Piper Forthaus swims freestyle at a 6 a.m. swim practice Friday, Dec. 7. Forthaus will compete at state this weekend.

Girls’ swim and dive to compete at State Championship

Bailey Stover February 13, 2019

The girls’ swimming and diving team will compete at the City of St. Peters Rec-Plex in St. Peters, MO beginning tomorrow and continuing through Saturday. Class 2 will compete Thursday and Friday morning,...

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Girls’ swim, dive finishes third at Springfield Invitational

Jordyn Thompson January 27, 2019

This Saturday, the RBHS girls’ swim and dive team traveled to Springfield, Missouri to compete in the Springfield Invitational. The Bruins finished third overall. “For most of us this was the last...

Junior Ainsley Barnes as she makes the final stretch of the 200 meter freestyle. Benson regard the event with much dislike but says it is her best event that she competes in. Benson would take first in her heat and earn her way a place in the final rounds the next day. Photo by Camryn DeVore

Girls’ swimming and diving places second at COMO Invite

Bailey Stover January 7, 2019

Coming off of winter break, the girls’ swim and dive team dove right back into competition at the COMO Invite Jan. 4 and Jan. 5 where the Bruins placed second out of 40 teams. The team had only competed...

The RBHS boys swim team participates in the COMO Invitational Oct. 6. Photo by Kate Burns.

Boys’ swimming, diving finishes regular season

Ji-Sung Lee October 28, 2018

Hosted by Hickman High School, the swimming and diving meet held Oct. 27 served as the last chance for competitors to achieve state cuts, senior Braden Hopkins said. The meet was open to all three Columbia...

Swimming, diving prepare for state championship

Swimming, diving prepare for state championship

Ji-Sung Lee February 16, 2018

[dropcap style="light" size="4"]A[/dropcap] team state championship title in 2015, another  in 2016, and runner-up in 2017; that's how dominating the girls’ swimming and diving team has been in the...

Girls swimming and diving places third at Springfield Invitational

Girls’ swimming and diving places third at Springfield Invitational

Rochita Ghosh January 28, 2018

[dropcap style="flat"]I[/dropcap]t was another day of hitting the cold waters and taking home many accomplishments for the RBHS girls’ swimming and diving team at the Springfield Invite Jan. 27. The...

Girls swimming starts in Independence meet

Girls’ swimming starts in Independence meet

Faaris Khan December 14, 2017

[dropcap style="simple" size="4"]A[/dropcap]fter placing second at the 2017 MSHSAA state meet last, the Lady Bruins’ swim team has begun this season with a desire for the title, hoping to follow in the...

Letter of intent: Track and cross country coach Neal Blackburn
looks over his daughter, Aliyah Blackburn‘s shoulder,
who will run at Bradley University next year. Photo courtesy of Jamie Blackburn

Athletes sport new team colors

Alexis Walker May 14, 2017

After four years, the transition from high school athletics to a collegiate setting could have been overwhelming, but Truman State University freshman Emily Harl said it was one she was willing to make. As...

Photo credit to Lee Jin-man / AP

Michael Phelps’ legacy sparks inspiration

Faaris Khan April 27, 2017

[dropcap style="light" size="4"]F[/dropcap]rom Michael Jordan to Babe Ruth, legendary athletes are seen in every sport, whether it’s football, soccer or cricket. They aren’t only an inspiration to...

Spring tryouts pose challenges for athletes

Spring tryouts pose challenges for athletes

Ji-Ho Lee April 4, 2017

Before winning district championships or state titles, every sports team begins with tryout week. While these first five days of practice vary among sports and differ between athletes, its typical purpose...

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