Far Far Away Cross Country Meet
By. Andy Van Ornum
On Friday September 25th, the Varsity Cross Country team will take a journey across the state to the city of Great Falls. The six boys starting in Varsity are going to be competing head to head with schools from all over the state including Bozeman, Miles City, and many more. The meet will be packed into one day leaving Roberts at 8:30 on Friday morning. The boys race starts at 3pm and right after they run, they will start the long ride back to Roberts. The Roberts Booster Club is sponsoring the meet and Sarah Devries will make a sack lunch for all the boys and coaches so they have a filling meal after a hard race. This will be a tough race, not only will they be racing AA schools the temperature for Friday is supposed to hit record highs, making this a challenging but exciting meet for the Running Rockets.
On September 19th the Lady Rockets traveled to Bridger for a night of volleyball against the Lady Scouts. After a valiant effort by the Rockets they were unfortunately defeated in three games. This is another tough loss for the Rockets whose current record is two wins and four losses. This week the girls play on Thursday in Plenty Coups, Friday in Fromberg and Saturday in Broadview-Lavina. The volleyball girls won against Plenty Coups last time, but lost against Broadview-Lavina and Fromberg. They have been practicing and working harder than before to increase their chances of winning against Broadview-Lavina and Fromberg. The junior high and elementary girls volleyball team have been doing extraordinarily well this season! The elementary team has a record so far of three wins and three losses while the junior high has a record of four wins and two losses. Both teams will travel with the varsity this Friday and Saturday to play against Fromberg and Broadview-Lavina. All teams are working extremely hard in practice and all players are trying their hardest to improve their skills. All three teams appreciate those who come to their games to cheer them on. Thank you for your support!
On Thursday September 3, 2015, Robert's High School girls varsity volleyball team had their first home game against Absarokee Huskies. This years team consists of eight high school girls and two eighth graders.. The Lady Rockets lost Thursday's game against Absarokee losing three out of four games. The following night Roberts was set to play the Fromberg Falcons. After playing a tough 3 matches the Rockets were defeated. To round off a weekend of volleyball the Rockets stepped onto the court to play against the Broadview-Lavina Pirates. After a tough battle Roberts lost in 3 matches. This weekend they play Custer-Hysham on Friday and Plenty Coups on Saturday. The Lady Rockets are hoping to do better than the previous weekend and beat both Custer/Hysham and Plenty Coup!
Cross Country Off To Hot Start
Andy Van Ornum
The Running Rockets started off on the right foot at the Billings Invitational meet on September 4th. The team consists of six runners, two freshmen Boone Schmaltz and Ryan Devries, three sophomores Gus Dines, Andy Van Ornum, and Alexander Kosell, and 1 Junior Max Romero. The first meet in Billings ended great for the team. Five boys ran for the Junior Varsity. Gus Dines brought up the front for the runners getting an impressive time of 18 minutes 10 seconds giving him a 20th place position in this race. Coming in next was Boone Schmaltz with a time of 18 minutes and 58 seconds. An impressive time for someone who just ran their first high school meet. Ryan Devries, Max Romero, and Allex Kosell, with times of 20, 22:02, and 26:00. “The team is doing awesome, I am excited to see where this team takes us at state.” said Ms. Reinhardt, Cross Country coach for the high school and junior high. The next meet will take place in Colstrip, MT on September 19th at Ponderosa Golf Course.