33 Fun Facts about 1982, the last time Rockhurst played Shawnee Mission East in football

When 34 years pass, things obviously change. Whether it’s technological or architectural, most things are different than they were in 1982, the last time Rockhurst faced Shawnee Mission East in football. So that begs the question: what was going on in the world and at Rockhurst the last time we played East in football? A lot of our teachers were not even born yet. Teachers … Continue reading 33 Fun Facts about 1982, the last time Rockhurst played Shawnee Mission East in football

Defending world champion Royals struggle late in the season

A nine-game winning streak in Mid-August brought the Royals back into playoff contention, but a recent slump has the defending champs struggling to make up ground in the standings. After an 8-5 win over the Yankees on August 29, the Royals (74-69) have gone just 5-7, putting them a full four games behind the second wild card spot and nine out in the AL Central. … Continue reading Defending world champion Royals struggle late in the season

Team USA Dominates Rio, Tops Medal Count

This piece was published in the August 2016 print edition of the Prep News. Americans had plenty to be happy about at this year’s summer olympics. At the quadrennial competition this month in Rio de Janeiro, Team USA led the medal count by far, totaling 121 honors to China’s 70 and Great Britain’s 67. Russia (56) and Germany (42) rounded out the top five, but it … Continue reading Team USA Dominates Rio, Tops Medal Count

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

Kicking Off the Fall Sports Seasons

This piece was published in the September 2015 issue of the Prep News ———————————————————————————————————————————– Cross Country After watching what he called an “awesome” effort at the annual Blue-White-Red Race, Head Cross Country Coach Michael Dierks is confident the team will have a successful year. “I think the guys’ attitudes have been really good,” Mr. Dierks said. “From our senior leadership to the freshman group, it’s … Continue reading Kicking Off the Fall Sports Seasons

From Faurot Field…

This piece was published in the September 2015 issue of the Prep News and was written by guest writer Patrick Bessenbacher ———————————————————————————————————————————– “Mary Queen of Victory, pray for us.” The chant echoed through the locker room as the team rose to their feet and strapped on their helmets. The locker room was stuffy and humid, making it apparent how nervous and excited we all were. … Continue reading From Faurot Field…

KOUTELAS: Pats are the perfect champions

It is really almost tragic that over the past week the drawn out and unnecessary details of the DeflateGate scandal overshadowed the preview of what a fantastic Super Bowl matchup. On one side you had the defending champion Seattle Seahawks, who were looking to capture their second straight Lombardi Trophy and continue their building of a dynasty. And on the other side you had the … Continue reading KOUTELAS: Pats are the perfect champions