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  • Trio of qualifiers

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|May 20, 2024

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne track and field team has been on a roll lately. With Emmie Belquist, Bennett Meier, Ava Peterson, Dalen Leftbear and Deng Deng qualifying for state on Thursday, May 9, the Rockets added three more qualifiers on Saturday, May 11 at the Harvey/Wells County Invitational in Fessenden. Emmie Belquist, Deng Deng and Porter Granger have earned their chance to compete in more events at the Class B State Track and Field meet on May 23-25. Emmie Belquist took first place in the...

  • Schumacher bound for state in 100-meter dash

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|May 20, 2024

    NR-S eighth grader Jaida Schumacher punched her ticket to the state track meet at the Panther Booster in Rugby on Monday, May 13. Schumacher ran her absolute best in the girls' 100-meter dash in Rugby to qualify for state and finish in third with a time of 12.92 seconds. Schumacher also ran in the girls' 4x100- and 4x200-meter relays with Lucy Meier, Katie Allmaras and Emmie Belquist. The girls' 4x200 finished in first with a state-qualifying time of 1:49.98, and in the 4x100-meter relay placed...

  • Dang, that's a record!

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|May 20, 2024

    Dang! This kid is on a roll! Which kid you may ask? We're talking about Fort Totten senior, Deng Deng. At the Central North Dakota Conference (CNDC) Outdoor meet in Fessenden on Thursday, May 9, Deng Deng had a phenomenal day – with breaking a CNDC meet record and a New Rockford-Sheyenne school record. Yes, you read that right – both a school and a CNDC record. Deng Deng competed in the boys' high jump, long jump and the 100-meter dash. Deng cleared 6 feet, 7 inches in high jump, earning fir...

  • Raking in the region championships

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|May 20, 2024

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne track and field team competed at the North Central Region meet in Rugby on Friday, May 17. The Rockets boys' team did exceptionally well, coming up only four points shy of a regional championship. Four Rocket boys were deemed champions in their events – Connor Knatterud, Deng Deng, DJ Mudgett and Kage Walford. Knatterud earned region championships in both the boys' 100-meter and 200-meter dashes.He ran the 100-meter dash in 11.10 seconds and the 200-meter dash in 2...

  • Jumpin' junior

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|May 13, 2024

    On Saturday, May 4, the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets attended the Carrington Kiwanis/Lions Meet. Topping all at the meet for the Rockets was NR-S junior Bennett Meier. Meier competed in the boys' high jump and the 400-meter run. In high jump, Meier took first place with a personal best jump of 6 feet flat. In the 400-meter run, Meier placed eighth with a time of 58.13 seconds. Also placing high for the Rockets was NR-S senior DJ Mudgett. He competed in both the boys' shot put and discus events,...

  • Rockets, Hornets compete at 99th annual Howard Wood Dakota Relays

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|May 13, 2024

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets and the Harvey/Wells County Hornets competed at the 99th annual Howard Wood Dakota Relays in Sioux Falls, S.D. on Friday, May 3 and Saturday, May 4. H/WC junior, Tallen Thorson, ran a personal best time in the boys' 300-meter hurdles with a time of 40.20 seconds. Thorson came in at third place behind Trey Knoke of Fargo North, who placed second, and Jeran McNichols of Bismarck, who took first with a time of 39.36 seconds. Thorson was also set to compete in the...

  • Boys' 4x200-meter relay, Knatterud state qualify at Mariya Tate

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|May 6, 2024

    Three more state qualifications have been achieved by the New Rockford-Sheyenne boys’ track team – those coming from the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash and the 4x200-meter relay. On Thursday, April 25, the Rockets track and field team traveled to Rugby to compete in the Mariya Tate Memorial. NR-S senior Connor Knatterud blazed his opponents in the boys’ 100-meter dash and the 200-meter dash. Knatterud took first place in the 100-meter dash with a state-qualifying time – and personal record...

  • Javvin' it up

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|May 6, 2024

    For the first time this track and field season, NR-S junior Kage Walford has earned his shot at the Class B State Track and Field Meet in Bismarck on May 23-25. Walford joined track for the first time this year and has had a great season so far. In just four meets, his personal best has improved and now he will get to compete against the best in the state come the end of the month. Walford threw a personal best of 155 feet, 10 inches in the boys' javelin at the Midstate Quad in Rugby on Wednesda...

  • Full speed ahead

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Apr 29, 2024

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets are back on the track after a week off due to the recent rainy weather. The Rockets competed at the Clark and Sharon Lloyd Memorial Invitational in Fessenden on Tuesday, April 23 and were quite successful. Fort Totten seniors Deng Deng and Dalen Leftbear earned their shot at the North Dakota State Track and Field Meet at the end of May. Deng Deng competed in the boys' high jump and long jump events, as well as the boys' 4x200-meter relay and the 200-meter dash....

  • Cardinals split with Mustangs, Chargers

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Apr 29, 2024

    The Carrington Cardinals softball team has finally added a win to their book. On Monday, April 22, the Cardinals traveled to Minto, N.D. to take on Region II competitors – the Midway/Minto Mustangs. The Cardinals started out on a high note, with both Calleigh Hewitt and Kaydence VanRay scoring in the first inning. However, the Mustangs were also playing well and scored four runs also in the first. In the bottom of the third, the Mustangs were able to score once again, holding a 5-2 lead over t...

  • Relay or not

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Apr 15, 2024

    Ready or not ... well actually, relay or not. The Rocket boys' 4x100-meter relay team has officially punched their ticket to the state track meet in May. Easton Benz, Porter Granger, Micah Dutch and Connor Knatterud made up the team that took first place at the Viking Early Bird Special in Kindred on Tuesday, April 9 with a state qualifying time of 45.55 seconds. The boys' relay was the only event the Rockets had state qualified in at this meet. However, there were a few athletes that barely...

  • Jacobson, Smith take first at Viking Early Bird Special

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Apr 15, 2024

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne junior high track and field team kicked off their outdoor season in Kindred on Tuesday, April 9 for the Viking Early Bird Special. NR-S seventh graders Isla Jacobson and Gabe Smith both brought home first place finishes for the Rockets. Jacobson competed in the girls’ 800-meter run and the 1,600-meter run. She finished in first place for both events, with a personal best time of 2:53.23 in the 800-meter and another personal best time of 6:28.19 in the 1,600-meter. With...

  • Hitting marks: Rockets excel at annual CNDC Indoor in Minot

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Apr 8, 2024

    Another meet, more top placings for the newly-co-oped New Rockford-Sheyenne and Four Winds track and field team. On Thursday, March 28, the Rockets competed in the annual CNDC Indoor held at the Minot State University Dome. Four Winds senior, Deng Deng, earned top marks in not one, but two individual events – long jump and high jump. Like the Great North Regional Open, Deng earned first place in long jump, this time with a jump of 21 feet, 1 inch. Deng competed in the boys' high jump event f...

  • Fast start

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Apr 1, 2024

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne track and field team traveled to Grand Forks for the second weekend in a row – this time to compete in the Great North Regional Open held at the University of North Dakota on Saturday, March 23. With first meet jitters out of the way, and more Rocket athletes competing, the team finished extremely well with five first place finishes. The boys' team brought home the most points, with a total of 76, placing second overall at the meet. NR-S senior, Connor Knatterud, b...

  • Track season begins

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Mar 25, 2024

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne track and field season has officially started, with a few new athletes competing. The Rockets competed in the Fighting Hawk Classic at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks on Saturday, March 16. With the new co-op with Fort Totten, the Rockets added three more athletes to their roster for this meet – seniors Deng Deng and Delray Demarce and freshman Micah Dutch. Deng competed in the 60-meter dash, long jump and the 4x200-meter relay. Top placing came from t...

  • Rockets end season with loss to Woodchucks at Regionals

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Feb 26, 2024

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne girls' basketball season has come to an end. The Rockets took on the St. John Lady Woodchucks in the quarterfinal round of the Region 2 Tournament on Monday, Feb. 19. The Rockets started off strong, as the Lady Woodchucks came into foul trouble. In just the first quarter, the Rockets scored 21 points between Ava Peterson, Kaiya O'Connor, Emmie Belquist and Addysen Fandrich. Kennley Davis led the Lady Woodchucks with 6-of-14 points scored in the first. However, the Lady...

  • Rocketing to Regionals

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Feb 19, 2024

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne girls' basketball team has earned their ticket to the Region 2 Tournament that will be held in Devils Lake on Feb. 19, 20 and 22. How did they make it there? Let's find out. In the quarterfinal round of the District 4 Tournament held in New Rockford, the Rockets were paired up with the Griggs-Midkota Titans. Having beat the Titans in the regular season with double digits, the Rockets knew it should be an easy win. That was, until NR-S senior Kelsie Belquist went out...

  • Thunder takedown x2

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Feb 12, 2024

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne girls' basketball team traveled to Northwood on Friday, Feb. 2 to compete in their final District 4 game of the regular season against the Hatton/Northwood Thunder. With the Rockets and Thunder having a similar record, fans were set up to watch a great game. Unfortunately for the Thunder, key player Kennison Azure was out due to injury. The Thunder were the first to score, but it wasn't long before NR-S sophomore Ava Peterson put up a shot from the paint....

  • O'Connor scores 33 in victory over Warwick

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Feb 5, 2024

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne girls' basketball team held their final home game for the season as they hosted the District 4 Warwick Lady Warriors on Tuesday, Jan. 30. The Rockets ended their last game in the NR-S gymnasium with a bang. In the first quarter alone, the Rockets scored 30 points to the Lady Warriors six. Fourteen of those came from NR-S junior Kaiya O'Connor, with the rest coming from the combination of Kelsie Belquist and Ava Peterson. This, however, was just the beginning for...

  • Rockets fall to Cardinals by two

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Jan 29, 2024

    After having to reschedule the non-district matchup versus the Washburn Cardinals from Saturday, Jan. 13 due to the frigid weather, the Rockets finally met up with the Cardinals on Saturday, Jan. 20 in Washburn. The Rockets kept up with the Cardinals extremely well, considering the Cardinals had a 9-3 overall record. The Rockets were the first up on the scoreboard after a drive to the basket by NR-S senior Kelsie Belquist. Belquist made eight of the 13 points scored by the Rockets in the first...

  • Freeze Out: Rockets defeat Polar Bears in District 4 play

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Jan 29, 2024

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne girls' basketball team has added another district win to their overall record this season. On Friday, Jan. 19, the Rockets hosted District 4 opponents, the Larimore Polar Bears. Coming into this matchup, the Rockets' overall record was 3-7 and the Polar Bears' record was 4-8. And the first quarter showed that both teams were equally ranked, as the Rockets scored a total of 10 points versus the Polar Bears' nine. However, that quickly changed in the second quarter. The...

  • Taking Charge: Rockets add another district win to season record

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Jan 29, 2024

    Another one bites the dust, or so they say. The New Rockford Sheyenne girls' basketball team has defeated another team in District 4 – this being the Nelson County Chargers. This district matchup was held in McVille on Tuesday, Jan. 30. The Rockets went out with a vengeance after the NR-S boys' came up short against the Chargers the night prior. Full speed ahead and the Rockets were off! NR-S guards Kelsie Belquist and Kaiya O'Connor were the first to chip away some points for the Rockets – Belq...

  • Defensive Duo

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Jan 22, 2024

    After a week off, the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets were back in action on Tuesday, Jan. 16 on their home court against the Harvey/Wells County Hornets. After the recent three-class system change, the Hornets are no longer in Region 2 with the Rockets. They are now included in Region 4 alongside Bishop Ryan, Drake-Anamoose and Our Redeemer's, to name a few. This season, the Hornets have quite the underclassmen team, with only one senior on the roster. Besides senior Breanna Heilman, the Hornets'...

  • What a CLAW-tastrophe

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Jan 15, 2024

    On Friday, Jan. 5, the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets hosted the District 4, Region 2 competitors – the Benson County Wildcats. Coming into this game, the Wildcats had an overall record of 5-4, versus the Rockets record of 3-6, meaning this would be a great district and region matchup. The Rockets kickstarted the game with a line drive to the basket by none other than senior Kelsie Belquist. After what seemed to be a million turnovers, the Wildcats were able to put some points up on the board w...

  • Rockets fall short at Hoopster Classic

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Jan 8, 2024

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets girls' varsity and junior varsity teams competed in the annual Hoopster Classic in Minot on Thursday, December 28. The junior varsity girls started the day off first, taking on the junior varsity team from Velva. The Rockets kept up with the Aggies in the first half, with each team scoring 16 points. The Aggies fired up in the third quarter, scoring 11 points to the Rockets six. And the fourth quarter went the same, with 11 points scored by the Aggies and only...

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