Guest Writer: Weekly Fantasy Football Roundup

How’s it going, Rockhurst? I’ll be constructing a weekly fantasy advice column here on the Prep News Online. Week 4 in fantasy was eye-opening to say the least. Matt Ryan and Julio Jones overloaded scoreboards while Gronk and DeAndre Hopkins did the fantasy equivalent of wetting the bed. While I can’t legally guarantee these playersContinue reading “Guest Writer: Weekly Fantasy Football Roundup”

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? AContinue 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 secondContinue 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)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 areContinue 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. DierksContinue 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,Continue reading “From Faurot Field…”