Winter Sports Preview

This piece was published in the December 2015 issue of the Prep News and was co-written by Jack Niemuth and Jack Agnello ———————————————————————————————————————————– Basketball Entering the season with just three players with varsity experience on the roster, the basketball team is looking to grow. Senior Ben Pautler and juniors Carter Selzer and Chris Teahan are the only returning members of the team, which has begun … Continue reading Winter Sports Preview

Varsity Soccer: Chaminade Preview

The Hawklet soccer team is preparing for another run at the state championship this weekend with a Friday semifinal matchup against the Chaminade Red Devils. Ranked as the number one team in the nation according to MaxPrep, the Red Devils could prove to be a real challenge for Rockhurst this friday. “We always feel prepared before a game,” Junior Keaton Schieffer said, “I think Chaminade … Continue reading Varsity Soccer: Chaminade Preview

Varsity Football: Francis Howell Preview

This Friday, the Rockhurst football team faces the opponent, Francis Howell High School, that could be a dark horse state champion contender. Despite having a dynasty that lacks the prestige the Hawklets have earned, the Howell Vikings are ranked only two places lower than Rockhurst in the state of Missouri, and sit on a well-earned national ranking of 105. The Vikings have gone undefeated this … Continue reading Varsity Football: Francis Howell Preview

Varsity Football: Kickapoo preview

The Rockhurst Hawklets will host the Kickapoo Chiefs this Friday, following last weeks dominant victory over Lees Summit North in their first playoff game of the season. Kickapoo is also coming off a big win against Joplin, after the first week of the Missouri high school football postseason. Although Rockhurst has been rolling since their only loss in the second week of the regular season, … Continue reading Varsity Football: Kickapoo preview

Varsity Football: Jefferson City Preview

After travelling to Jefferson City to face-off against Helias last Thursday, Rockhurst will be hosting Jefferson City High School in this Friday’s matchup. This will be the last regular season game for both teams, which each have high expectations entering the playoffs. Rockhurst aims to end a successful regular season with their seventh win in a row, while the Jays look to prove they are … Continue reading Varsity Football: Jefferson City 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: Blue Springs South preview

This Friday, the Rockhurst Hawklets look to extend their 1-1 record against teams from Missouri with a victory over the Blue Springs South Jaguars. After knocking off the number one ranked team in Arkansas two weeks ago and blowing out another Arkansas team last week, the Hawklets are hopeful for a third straight victory. Their opponent this week, Blue Springs South is a perennial powerhouse … Continue reading Varsity Football: Blue Springs South preview

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

Varsity Football: Week One Preview

It seems as though the conversations surrounding Rockhurst football are the same at the beginning of every season. “Have you seen that schedule? It seems like it gets harder every year.” This year is no exception, and if it seems like the team’s schedule has been getting harder by the year, well, thats because it has. During a year in which Rockhurst’s schedule is packed … Continue reading Varsity Football: Week One Preview