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The Student News Site of Rock Bridge High School

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New volleyball head coach leads team to historic finish

New volleyball head coach leads team to historic finish

Ketti Horton, Staff Writer December 1, 2021
 Following the resignation of previous head coach Nicole Murphy, Trevor Koelling was announced the new RBHS volleyball head coach May 24, 2021. The Bruins ended their season with a record of 35-6. Earlier this summer, Koelling and the varsity team decided their biggest goal this year was to bring home a state championship title. They ended up placing fourth at this year's state championship.

Volleyball makes history, looks to improve for future seasons

Anjali Noel Ramesh November 17, 2021

Following a district championship, victories in the sectional tournament and state quarterfinals and a fourth-place finish in the Final Four, the RBHS volleyball team set a new record this year, making...

Photo by Desmond Kisida.

Volleyball team dominates Smith-Cotton High School

Zay Yontz September 21, 2021

The RBHS varsity volleyball team won their home game 25-6 against Smith-Cotton High School, Thursday, Sept. 16. The team played strong throughout the entire game with a packed crowd and won all three...

Overexposed: Action photography, still life and political activism

Overexposed: Action photography, still life and political activism

Parker Boone October 29, 2020

In the premiere episode of "Overexposed" senior Ana Manzano and senior Parker Boone talk about their experience taking photos for Bearing News. They talk about their stories at photo events and what their...

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...

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...

Day 50

Day 50

Bailey Stover May 6, 2020

Isn’t May supposed to be the month with flowers? Today is May 6.  I had a terrible night’s sleep last night. I had planned to be asleep no later than midnight (which honestly isn’t too terribly...

Bailey Stover sits on her floor surrounded by piles, shoes, volleyballs and soccer balls. This is her on the first day of quarantine. Photo by Robin Stover.

Day 1

Bailey Stover March 18, 2020

Hello, world! Today is Wednesday, March, 18. Welcome to the first day of quarantine for Columbia Public Schools (CPS) students. After two days of speculation and anticipation, Superintendent Dr. Peter...

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...

After the win, the Bruins gather in a quick huddle to celebrate their victory. They will play Blair Oaks tonight at home for their last home game of the season. Photo by Anna Xu.

After a senior night win, volleyball takes on Blair Oaks for last home game of season

Anna Xu October 17, 2019

The volleyball team played Battle High School in their annual senior night. After two set wins (25-20, 25-6), the squad is 18-9 going into tonight’s game against Blair Oaks at 7:30 p.m. in the RBHS main...

Junior Emily Marks serves the ball for the junior varsity team Sept. 17. Photo by Audrey Snyder

Volleyball to play Helias high school tonight

Audrey Snyder October 3, 2019

The volleyball team heads to Helias High School (HHS) at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 3. With many more games in the season, junior defensive specialist Cassie Gray feels confident in their ability, especially since...

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