Winter Break Sports Update By Dayle Davis-
While many people think that students lie around, watch Netflix, and eat during winter break, the reality is much different for many Rock Port High School students. Throughout winter break, the high school sports teams worked hard to better themselves for the upcoming weeks. While some students were watching back-to-back episodes of Grey’s Anatomy, others were putting in time in the gym or wrestling room.
This winter break, the wrestling team did not have any meets. However, the wrestlers did have early-morning practices starting on December 28, which were both mentally and physically taxing. Hopefully the wrestlers will continue working hard and winning their matches.
This year the girls’ basketball team traveled to Bishop-LeBlond High School in St. Joseph for the LeBlond Tournament. They won their first game against Bishop-LeBlond, which put them in the winner’s bracket. The next day, the girls fell to East Buchanan. On Friday, December 30, the girls basketball team beat Plattsburg and earned third place in the Bishop-LeBlond Tournament. On Tuesday, January 3, the girls beat North Nodaway at home with a final score of 46-27. The girls’ basketball team was very successful over winter break and have potential to have a successful remainder of their season.
While the girls went to Bishop-LeBlond, the boys’ basketball team traveled to Trenton, Mo. for the Holiday Shootout. For their first game on December 29, the boys lost to North Mercer. The next day they played Southwest Livingston in the morning and came home with a victory.
Along with the girls, the boys also played North Nodaway in a conference match-up on January 3. They won with a final score of 56-47 over the Mustangs. The boys’ basketball team has had a rough season, but they expanded their skills over winter break.
Without the continual support of the community, the high school sports’ teams would not be as successful as they are right now. Along with community support, the teams have the awesome cheerleaders. They spread school pride and really get the crowds and student section excited during games. The dancers also do a marvelous job in their dances, and many look forward to their performances.

Second Quarter Good School Citizens- Sponsors
Food Country
River Rock Lanes
Stoner Drug
Trail’s End
Wood’s Shed
Thank you to these businesses for their support, and congratulations to these young men and women for their outstanding character.

National Honor Society and Rock Port High School faculty nominated students who demonstrated exceptional citizenship in regards to service, leadership, and character, and then Rock Port High School teachers voted to select the four individuals. Students chosen for the NHS Citizenship honor receive a gift or gift certificate sponsored by a local business (listed above).


Darius Skillen,


CJ Minino,


Kelcie Gaines,


Chris Sticken,


What did you do over Winter Break? By Erika Dietze


Brylea Shrader
“I had five Christmas’ and went to my granny’s and my papa Sheldon came over.”



Lydia Masonbrink-
“I volunteered at Hearts United Animal Shelter every Sunday.”



Isabella Kroeger-
“I went to the balloon drop with my family.”



Megan Bebb-
“I spent all of Christmas break either going to a Christmas celebration or moving into our new house.”