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  • 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...

  • O'yeah!

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Dec 25, 2023

    On Monday, Dec. 18, the New Rockford-Sheyenne girls' basketball team was set to take on the Region 2 competitors – the North Prairie Cougars – in Rolette. The Cougars are a team that never gives up without a fight. And they fought until the very end. The Cougars were the first on the scoreboard as North Prairie senior Hailey Peltier went 2-for-2 from the free throw line. Ava Peterson was the first to score for the Rockets. After a few turnovers by both teams, Jenna Rosinski of the Cougars swi...

  • Rockets take down Imperials

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Dec 18, 2023

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets girls’ basketball team made the nearly two hour trek to Napoleon on Thursday, Dec. 7 to take on the Imperials. The Rockets had a slow start to the game, as Napoleon senior Teagan Erberle manned the court. Erberle, a center for the Imperials, was on top of her game. In the first quarter, Erberle scored five of the nine points made by the Imperials. The Rockets were able to score eight points in the first quarter, only trailing the Imperials by one. NR-S junior K...

  • Woodchucks out-score Rockets

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Dec 18, 2023

    On Tuesday, Dec. 12, the New Rockford-Sheyenne girls' basketball team hosted the Region 2 competitors, the St. John Lady Woodchucks. The Rockets recently met up with the Woodchucks at the CNDC tournament in Rugby on Dec. 2, where the Rockets came up short 45-50. The Woodchucks are heavy shooters from beyond the arc, so the Rockets needed to play their best defense. The Lady Woodchucks were the first on the scoreboard, but it wasn't long until the Rockets were ahead 8-7. This was until the...

  • Rockets fall short in Region 2 matchup

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Dec 11, 2023

    On Tuesday, Dec. 5, the New Rockford-Sheyenne girls' basketball team traveled to Cando to take on the Region 2 competitors – the North Star Bearcats. The Rockets and Bearcats came out strong in the first quarter. NR-S junior, Kaiya O'Connor, was found beyond the arc, going 2-for-2, to add six points to the scoreboard for the Rockets. At the end of the first quarter, the Rockets led 12-10. The Bearcats kicked off quarter two with a shot from the paint by Mattea Wanzek to tie the game up at 1...

  • Rockets take 4th at CNDC

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Dec 11, 2023

    The 2023 annual CNDC tournament kicked off on Thursday, Nov. 30 in Rugby. Teams competing in the tournament were the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets, the Harvey/Wells County Hornets, the Glenburn Panthers, the Rugby Panthers, the TGU Titans, the St. John Woodchucks, the Drake-Anamoose Lady Raiders and the Minot North Sentinels. The Rockets took the No. 4 seed in the bracket, and were set to take on the Minot North Sentinels in the first round of the tournament. The Sentinels kicked off the game...

  • Rockets open season with loss to Cardinals

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Dec 4, 2023

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne girls' basketball team kicked off their season on Monday, Nov. 27 against the rivals from down the road – the Carrington Cardinals. However, due to the new 3-class system, the Cardinals are now placed in the Division A, Region 2 bracket and the Rockets are placed in the Division B, District 4 bracket. But the division didn't matter in this matchup. The Rockets took a strong 6-point lead in the start of the first quarter with baskets scored by NR-S seniors Kelsie B...

  • Kyrie Dauenhauer|Dec 4, 2023

    Proud is an understatement. This team made it to the state tournament for the second year in a row after making it last year for the first time in New Rockford-Sheyenne school history. Overall, the Rockets finished the tournament in sixth place after a tough loss to the LaMoure/Litchville-Loboes. The team may have not placed where they wanted to, but the New Rockford and Sheyenne communities are beyond proud of their achievements this season. Kelsie, Lora and Lucy - Thank you for being great...  PDF

  • Rockets fall to Knights in state quarterfinals

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Nov 20, 2023

    Thursday, Nov. 16 The 2023 State Class B Volleyball Tournament got underway at the Fargodome today. In the quarterfinal round, the New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets took on the Our Redeemer's Knights. The Rockets started off strong, with big blocks coming from Kelsie Belquist, and they soon had a 4-point advantage before multiple errors allowed the Knights to take a 10-8 lead. But it wasn't long before the Rockets and Knights were tied up at 15 each. A block by Leah Lindquist sent the ball back to...

  • Back to the consolation 'ship

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Nov 20, 2023

    Friday was day two of the state tournament for the Rockets, and they faced the Trenton Tigers in the consolation semifinals. Unlike yesterday's quarterfinal game against the Our Redeemer's Knights, the Rockets came into this game with confidence. Set one started with a kill by NR-S sophomore, Ava Peterson, followed by an ace, also courtesy of Peterson. The Rockets took an early 5-point lead over the Tigers, until a few minor errors were made. But NR-S only allowed the Tigers to score two points...

  • Back-to-Back Champs

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Nov 13, 2023

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets have done it again. Yes, you read that right. The NR-S volleyball team has punched their ticket to the Class B State Volleyball Tournament for the second year in a row, after defeating the Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich Cardinals in five sets during the region championship match on Thursday, Nov. 10. The Rockets' region title a year ago was their first in school history, and now, their back-to-back championships represent just the second time since 1994 that a...

  • Rockets defeat Spoilers

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Nov 6, 2023

    The final regular season game has come and gone for the New Rockford-Sheyenne volleyball team. The Rockets hosted the Region 2 Grafton Spoilers on Tuesday, Oct. 31. With this being the last game held in the NR-S gymnasium for the season, the three NR-S seniors were recognized before the start of the varsity game. Congratulations to Kelsie Belquist, Lucy Meier and Lora Wobbema on their volleyball career with the Rockets and good luck on your future endeavors! With the Spoilers season record...

  • Rockets head to Region 4 Championship

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Nov 6, 2023

    The Class B Region 4 Volleyball tournament returned to the Devils Lake Sports Center this week. The New Rockford-Sheyenne Rockets entered the tournament as the No. 2 seed, and played the third match of the night on Monday, Nov. 6 against the No. 7 Nelson County Chargers. The Rockets came into this first game with a winning mentality, only having a few minor errors in all three sets. The Chargers won the coin toss, and were to serve first. With a kill by NR-S sophomore, Ava Peterson, the Rockets...

  • Rockets take down Lady Titans, Chargers

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Oct 30, 2023

    After a tough loss to the Langdon Area/Edmore/Munich Cardinals on Tuesday, October 17, the Rockets were back in action on Monday, October 23 in their home gym. The Rockets hosted the Griggs-Midkota Lady Titans and held them to a five-set thriller. In the first set of the night, the Lady Titans started off with the lead 3-1, which ended shortly after errors started. But with only two points scored for the Rockets, the ball ended back into the hands of the Lady Titans. And that was the name of...

  • Rockets fall short

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Sep 4, 2023

    by Kyrie Dauenhauer The New Rockford-Sheyenne volleyball season has officially begun with their annual season opener against the Thompson Tommies. Last season, both the Rockets and the Tommies were two of the eight teams in Class B volleyball to compete at the state tournament in Bismarck. The Tommies took fourth place at state, with the Rockets taking fifth. With five returning starters for the Rockets – Kelsie Belquist, Lucy Meier, Lora Wobbema, Kaiya O'Connor and Ava Peterson – the NR-S vol...

  • Belquist 8th at Nike Outdoor Nationals

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Jun 26, 2023

    Although the 2023 North Dakota track and field season ended back on May 27 with the state track meet, NR-S track star Kelsie Belquist is still competing. Belquist made the 22 hour and 28 minute trek across the United States to compete against the best of the best at the 2023 Nike Outdoor Nationals at Hayward Field in Eugene, Oregon on June 15-18. "It was very challenging competing against some of the best athletes across the nation," said Belquist, "but I think that it just pushed me more to...

  • Record time

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|Jun 5, 2023

    And just like that, track season is officially done for the year. A total of 15 New Rockford-Sheyenne athletes qualified for the North Dakota Class B State Track and Field Meet on May 25-27. Out of the 15, one brought home a state championship along with many broken records. Yes, you guessed correctly. It was NR-S junior, Kelsie Belquist. And it was not just one, but four state championships. The NR-S track star had quite a bumpy start. Literally. Belquist's first event on Friday, May 26, was...

  • Jumping for joy

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|May 22, 2023

    On Monday, May 16 the New Rockford-Sheyenne track and field team traveled to Rugby, again, to compete in the annual Panther Booster meet. With minimal meets left before state, the Rockets have been pushing to add state-qualifications to the list. At this meet, the Rockets successfully added two more state-qualifications, specifically in the long jump event. NR-S junior, Kelsie Belquist, and NR-S sophomore, Porter Granger, were the two athletes to earn state-qualifications in the long jump...

  • Kukowski leads JH tricksters at Devils Lake meet

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|May 22, 2023

    On Tuesday, May 16, the New Rockford-Sheyenne junior high track and field team made the 47 mile trek to Devils Lake to compete in the final junior high meet of the season. NR-S eighth grader, Malaki Kukowski, was quite successful at the meet. In the eighth grade boys' division, Kukowski took first place in the 100-meter dash, the 200-meter dash and long jump. Along with these three first-place finishes, Kukowski ran as the anchor in the eighth grade boys' 4x100-meter relay team alongside Kolton...

  • Relay-ing the good news

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|May 22, 2023

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne track and field team made their final trek to Rugby on Friday, May 19 to compete at the North Central Region meet. This was the last meet that athletes could qualify for the Class B State Track Meet on May 25-27, with either state-qualifying times and/or distances or placing in the top three for any event. The Rockets had a great showing at the meet, with six individual state-qualifiers followed by four girls' relay teams and three boys' relay teams. Four meet records... Full story

  • Rockets rise up at Howard Wood Relays

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|May 15, 2023

    Eight New Rockford-Sheyenne athletes competed at the 98th annual Howard Wood Dakota Relays meet at Howard Wood Field in Sioux Falls, South Dakota on May 5-6. Those eight athletes were Trevor Waldo, Kelsie Belquist, Connor Knatterud, Porter Granger, Easton Benz, Ava Peterson, Emmie Belquist and Jaida Schumacher. Over 3,000 athletes from around the midwest competed at the meet. Head coach, Elliott Belquist said, "It was a great overall experience that we will most definitely do again. It's like be...

  • Throwing for gold

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|May 15, 2023

    The annual Central North Dakota Conference (CNDC) Outdoor meet was held on Tuesday, May 9 in Rugby. The New Rockford-Sheyenne varsity track and field team competed alongside nine other teams at the CNDC Outdoor. NR-S juniors, Connor Knatterud and Kelsie Belquist, were huge assets to the Rockets' varsity team on Tuesday afternoon. C. Knatterud brought home two individual first place finishes, with a state-qualifying time of 11.36 seconds in the 100-meter dash and a time of 23.30 seconds in the...

  • Mudgett, Wobbema excel at recent meets

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|May 15, 2023

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne track and field team has been running to and from track meets this past week. On Thursday, May 4, the Rockets traveled to Rugby to compete in the annual Hanneman Memorial Meet. Both the boys' and girls' teams placed 11th overall at the meet. Top 10 placings for the girls' team came from Lucy Meier, Katie Allmaras and Lora Wobbema. Meier took sixth place in the 400-meter dash with a time of 1:07.59; eighth place in the 100-meter dash with a time of 13.49 seconds; and...

  • JH Rockets set meet records

    Kyrie Dauenhauer|May 15, 2023

    The New Rockford-Sheyenne junior high team competed at the Central North Dakota Conference (CNDC) Meet in Rugby on Tuesday, May 9. NR-S seventh grader, Jaida Schumacher, paved the way for the Rockets. Schumacher took first place in three individual events, even nipping the CNDC meet records in all three! In the 100-meter dash, Schumacher finished in first place with a new meet record of 13.58 seconds. Kale Williams of Benson County set the meet record in 2022 with a time of 13.66 seconds. Schuma...

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