Varsity Football: Hawklets down Howell, advance to state

Rockhurst defeated Francis Howell 25-20 last Friday en-route to their first state championship since 2010. The Hawklets scored 18 unanswered points until the middle of the second quarter, when the Francis Howell Vikings first scored. The game continued with a furious comeback led by Franics Howell running back, Desmond Niboh. He scored twice on runs in the second and third quarters. But, like usual, the … Continue reading Varsity Football: Hawklets down Howell, advance to state

NBA Preview: Teams 1-10

Staff writer Sam Keefe co-wrote this piece. 1. San Antonio Spurs The 2013-14 champions have done nothing to worsen their team this offseason, showing that as the years go by only old age will break this team apart. Even still, younger players like Kawhi Leonard continue to improve and fill into their roles as the future of this team. The Spurs didn’t make much noise … Continue reading NBA Preview: Teams 1-10

NBA Preview: Teams 11-20

Staff writer Sam Keefe co-wrote this piece.  11. Charlotte Hornets It’s been a very exciting offseason for Charlotte. A large part due to the fact that they’re finally once again the Charlotte Hornets. After finally ditching that awful name, the Bobcats, the Hornets also revealed a pretty sweet court design and new uniforms for the upcoming season. But besides the things largely unrelated to the … Continue reading NBA Preview: Teams 11-20

NBA Preview: Teams 21-30

The NBA just got underway last week, and with Kansas City in the midst of Royals-mania, many area sports fans may have missed some of the big NBA storylines leading up to the season. PNonline sports bloggers Samuel Keefe and Elijah Pittman have been following the league, though. Here are their predictions for how each team will end up this year. Look forward to teams … Continue reading NBA Preview: Teams 21-30

Varsity Football: Helias Preview

The Hawklets play a rare Thursday night football game tonight in Jefferson City, and no, it’s not against the Jefferson City Jay. The Hawklets face the undefeated Helias High School Crusaders, who are coming off a 36-14 victory over Columbia Rock Bridge. Time: 7:00 P.M. Location: Helias High School- Jefferson City, Mo. Records: Rockhurst (6-1); Helias (7-0) Last Week: Rockhurst beat Columbia Hickman 42-6; Helias … Continue reading Varsity Football: Helias Preview

Varsity Football: Blue Springs preview

The Hawklets will play their most highly-anticipated game of the season tonight against rival school Blue Springs. The Hawklets and the Blue Springs Wildcats both enter the game with 4-1 records. Both teams are coming off impressive wins, Blue Springs beating Lee’s Summit 41-28, and Rockhurst shutting out Blue Springs South 42-0.This will easily be Rockhurst’s most challenging competition of the year, testing their recent … Continue reading Varsity Football: Blue Springs preview

Varsity Football dominates Blue Springs South

Last Friday was complete domination for Rockhurst (4-1), as they shutout Blue Springs South (1-4) 42-0. Rockhurst controlled the game from the opening kickoff, scoring just six minutes into the game. Senior starting quarterback TJ Green was a large part of the Hawklet’s success, with four touchdown passes in the first half. The Hawklet’s showed huge improvement in their defense, which has been struggling of … Continue reading Varsity Football dominates Blue Springs South

Varsity Football: Har-Ber preview

This upcoming Friday, the Hawklets (2-1) will face another team from Arkansas, the Springdale Har-Ber Wildcats (0-1). Last week, Har-Ber fell by 29 points to Webb City, the team against which Rockhurst lost 40-14. Har-Ber arrives in Kansas City with a relatively underwhelming resume; according to, they are currently ranked 1998th in the country, while Rockhurst is 148th. Last week Rockhurst escaped with a … Continue reading Varsity Football: Har-Ber preview