What a busy week for the RPMS Rocket Competitive Cheer Team! On Tuesday night in Mona Shores they finished third overall out of 14 teams. Improving even more on Wednesday in Grandville, the ladies had the best score in their group and once again finished third overall out of 14 teams. This Saturday they look to improve even more in Rockford. Go Rockets!
The 7th grade Rockets remained perfect at home thanks to some solid team defense and clutch free-throws from Braylon Swain. Jenison played a solid fourth quarter to take a one point lead in the final seconds; however, Swain hit to big shots from the stripe and then the defense sealed the win. JC Tornes and Bryce Muskovin both had four steals in the effort while Swain, Connor McManus and Tornes kept the Wildcats off the glass. Tornes also led all scorers with 23 points. Next week has the Rockets back on the road in hopes of ending some woes away from home.
Last night the 8th grade basketball team put forth their best effort of the year but came up just short in a double-overtime loss to Hamilton Middle School. Marvin Moore etched his name into the history books, scoring 45 points! Cohen Beck also had a good offensive game, scoring his season high of 9. The next game is home on Wednesday against Jenison.
The 7th grade Rockets remained perfect at home as they used a 9-0 run late in the 4th quarter that was sparked by a three-point play by Jeremiah Plumhoff to squeak past a very good Hamilton squad. Great team defense and rebounding ended up being the difference with Connor McManus grabbing thirteen boards and Bryce Muskovin hustling for ten of his own along with five steals. RP scoring was led by a game high of twenty from JC Tornes and six from Braylon Swain. It’s another home stand for the Rockets on Wednesday as they look to get a little redemption against Jenison.
RPMS Competitive Cheer still scored a 262.3, despite all the obstacles the team had to over come this week. This placed them 6th out of 12 teams competing at the meet in Jenison. The girls are ready to put in work and score even higher at the Mona Shores meet next week
The 8th grade basketball team ran into another strong opponent last night in a loss to Valleywood Middle School in East Kentwood. Marvin Moore led the team with 16 points, while Ethan Frang and Cohen Beck each added 4. The Rockets next game is home next Monday against Hamilton.
The road woes continue for the Rockets as they just can’t seem to get things going when they get off of a bus. At East Kentwood, it was the overall team help side defense and aggressiveness on the glass that were the crucial factors. Early miscues hurt the momentum as they stayed in the game through offensive efficiency from JC Tornes, Connor McManus and Lyric Stewart who put in sixteen, eleven and four respectively. Unfortunately, there were too many holes in the defense to capture a road win. They will look to rebound (pun intended) next week against Hamilton.
Cold shooting and soft gap defense doomed the Rockets last night when they traveled to Mona Shores in 7th grade basketball action. JC Tornes led all scorers with a dozen points and six rebounds. Connor McManus added four points and five rebounds. Landon Nash’s big bucket tried to rally the Rockets, but they simply could not deliver from the field as it marked their only bucket outside the painted area. Anything outside of two feet from the rim was just not happening as there was a tight lid on the hoop. They will attempt to end their road woes this week when they travel to Grand Haven to take on the Bucs.
The 7th grade Rocket basketball team played for a packed house against the visitors from Muskegon. As the crowd noise grew, so did the Rocket lead as they pushed to a 50-39 victory. A big three to end the half by Braylon Swain provided the momentum to dominate the second half. JC Tornes took over with a game high nineteen points and seven rebounds. Connor McManus was a huge target down low with eight points and six boards. Swain and Bryce Muskovin contributed seven and six points respectively while Easton Roberts, Braeden Monette and Lyric Stewart put in a combined ten. It was a superb homestand for the Rockets as they continue to show daily improvement.
The Rocket Cross Country teams competed in their final conference meet last night. Kicking off, the JV girls team took 5th place overall, taking down some BIG competitors. The varsity ladies took 7th place out of 15 teams defeating some stiff competition that beat us early in the season. Jersi Bilek brought home some hardware taking 11th place overall. Setting personal records for the girls were Sophia McCollum, Darcy Keefe, Bella Cole, Keeley Cole, Jocelyn Wynsma, Ava Turnage, and Julia Darling. The boys came ready to set personal records and were very successful. Every single boy set a new personal record! The cross country teams will compete in their final meet on Saturday at the city meet!
The 8th grade football team fell to Jenison last night 28-24 in their final contest of the season. Trailing 7-0 at halftime the Rockets battled back in the 2nd half with a pair of touchdown receptions by Marvin Moore from Cohen Beck. Owen Ritsema returned a kick off for a touchdown to give the Rockets the lead but the defense couldn’t hold the Wildcats out of the end zone for their last score. Owen Ritsema also added 3 PAT kicks in the game. Reminder there is a pizza party after school today from 3-4. Meet in the locker room first for equipment hand in.
The 7th grade football team ended their season with another win defeating the Jenison Wildcats 28-16. Bryce Muskovin led the way with two long touchdown runs. Tre Foster and JC Tornes also added touchdowns earlier in the game. The 7th graders ended their season with an impressive 5-1 record.
The rocket cross country teams ran at their home course last night and they dominated! Every single girl runner ran their fastest time! Helping the girls take 3rd place as a team were Jersi Bilek(3rd), Gabrielle Chevez (7th), Gracie Calendar (17th), Sophia McCollum (19th) and Hope Latsch (20th) out of 120 runners! The gentlemen competed hard with PR's coming from Kristian Brown, Dylan Sturr, Kaden Vanderlaan, Landon Fraizer, Murry Kuipers and Jeffery Church. Jack Yonkman lead the way for the rockets coming in 24th out of 111 runners! Way to go Rockets!
The 7th grade football team fell short against a tough Hudsonville Eagles squad last night 20-14. Easton Roberts scored on a long touchdown pass from JC Tornes to start the scoring. Connor McManus added another touchdown reception later in the 4th quarter. The 7th grade team will look to close out their season with a win vs Jenison next week at home.
The 8th grade football team traveled to Hudsonville last night and came up short 34-12. Scoring first for the Rockets was Cal Millis with a touchdown run and Marvin Moore had a touchdown reception from Cohen Beck. Recovering a fumble was Waylon Kevern and Tristan Anderson. The team will close out the season next Wednesday at Rocket Stadium vs Jenison. Come out to support your 8th grade football team.
Our 8th Grade Rocket Volleyball team had a great day on Saturday at the Rocket Invite. The team came in 4th overall after finishing with an overall set record of 6-2 on the day and barely falling short against top competition in the Gold Bracket.
Cross Country competed last night and it was a hot one. Both boys and girls ran well despite the conditions. Leaving with new personal best times were: Hope Latsch, Molly Matz, Keeley Cole, Ava Turnage, Jolienne Glassner, Kristian Brown, Landon Frazier, Jeffery Church and Murry Kuipers. Way to go Rockets!
The 7th grade football team traveled to West Ottawa last night and came away with their 4th win of the season. They defeated the panthers 20-0. Bryce Muskovin returned the opening kickoff to start the scoring. JC Tornes added another two touchdowns later in the game. The defense was led by Braylon Swain coming away with 3 sacks on the night. The 7th grade will look to stay undefeated as they travel to Hudsonville next week.
The 8th grade football team traveled to West Ottawa last night and earned their first victory of the season 18-16. The Rockets dominated the time of possession in the game. The offensive line dominated from the start to the finish. Opening the scoring for the Rockets was Waylon Kevern with a safety. Scoring touchdowns for the Rockets was Owen Ritsema and Cal Millis. Adding two PAT kicks was Owen Ritsema. Marvin Moore had an interception. The defense shut down West Ottawa in the last few seconds to secure the win. The Rockets will travel to Hudsonville next week. Great job!
The 8th grade football team traveled to Sailor country last night and came up short 39-22. Scoring for the Rockets were Cohen Beck and Cal Millis on touchdown runs. Marvin Moore was led by great blocks on the kick off return to close out the scoring. Owen Ritsema added two PAT kicks. Landon Wagner recovered a fumble. The Rockets will travel to West Ottawa next Tuesday.