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Rocket Rundown February 12 – 18

It’s time for this week’s edition of the Rocket Rundown – your guide to Assumption Athletic Events.  Last week was a busy week for Rockets Athletics!

Archery competed Saturday at Jeffersontown High School – for St Athanasius’ tournament.  They placed 10th in the event.

Swim Team went to Regionals at University of Louisville Thursday. The Rockets had a great day of swimming, and pulled out a 3rd place finish!  A few highlights from the day include the 200 Medley Relay team of Molly Beaven, Maddie Fischer, Deidra Runkle and Emily Lewantowicz qualifying 15th for the state meet.  In the girls 50-yard freestyle, Emily Lewantowicz swam a new personal best and set the school record in a time of 24.28 seconds.  In the 200 Freestyle, Avery Boeckmann was the top Assumption finisher in 10th place and is the first alternate for the state meet.  In the girls 200 Individual Medley, Deidra Runkle finished in 7th place with a new personal best of 2:12.48 and qualified for State.  These are only a few of the highlights of an overall awesome day of swimming by the AHS Rockets.  Way to go ladies!

Congratulations to Girls Competitive Cheer!  They traveled to Orlando, Florida for the UCA Nationals.  The Rockets had an amazing weekend!  JV finished 6th and Varsity finished 18th!  Well done Rockets!

Basketball played Central Hardin at Assumption over the weekend.  Freshman won 23-18, JV lost in a close one, 32-33.  Varsity won 55-45!

Members of the Assumption Track & Field team had a good day at the University of Indianapolis Team Invitational indoor track meet.  The team was led by Audrey Cissell who broke Assumption’s senior class indoor school record in the high jump.  Claire Hubbuch had a strong race in the 600 meter run, just missing her indoor school record by 0.01 seconds.  Marissa Findley was the team’s sprint standout in the 200-meter dash, and Sarah Michels, Rachel Dierken and Lindsey Domene helped the Rocket distance runners perform well as a group.

Congratulations to the Assumption student athletes who signed last week to play at the college level!  Kennedy Cline, soccer for Centre College; Katie Howard, soccer for Gardner Webb University; Grace Bringard, basketball for Transylvania University; Kaitlyn Revell, soccer for Anderson University; Maranda Thomas, softball for Indiana University Southeast, Olivia Marino, soccer for Johns Hopkins University; and Morgan Fowler, soccer for Transylvania University.  We are so proud of your hard work!

Important Spring Sports Tryout Information

You must have a current and complete physical on file in order to tryout. If you are unsure if you have a physical on file, please check with the Athletic Office, or you can find the physical form here. Participation in any sport requires a $150 Athletic Fee. Specific sport tryout information is listed below.

Lacrosse Tryouts

 Tryouts will be Feb 15-16 from 4pm-6pm and Feb 17 from 8am-10am. Everyone is expected to be at all 3 days of tryouts. If the student is a winter sports athlete, special accommodations will be made for them (please contact me if this is the case). All players must have their own gear, we have a few extra sticks and goggles for those in need. Teams will be posted Saturday evening. The girls will be given a specific time before leaving tryouts on Saturday morning.  If there are any other questions, feel free to contact Sam Saunders at

We will have a parent meeting within the first two weeks of practices that will give all season information, including a game and practice schedule. There will be a bus that brings students from school to the field, they are welcome to come straight from school and do homework in the facility until their practice begins.  Right now practices are scheduled as follows:

Freshman: 4:15-6:15

JV 4:30-6:30

Varsity: 3:45-5:45


Softball Tryouts

Softball Tryouts will be held February 15th and 16th from 4-6. February 15th tryouts will be at the former Legion building. The Legion building is located on Bardstown Rd and Lancashire across the street from Assumption. The property that fronts Bardstown Rd is an Assumption parking lot. On February 16th tryouts will be held at Softball Preps – 1819 Taylor Ave, Ste. C. Please wear tennis shoes and bring all equipment as if you were going to play a softball game (softball pants, etc.).

Tennis Tryouts

Tennis Tryouts will be held Thursday, February 15th and Friday, February 16th at Advantage Tennis – 4014 Dutchman’s Ln #18. Tryouts will be 3:30-5:00 pm each day.

Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, February 14

Rescheduled Basketball Games vs. Central High School. JV will play 6:00 pm and Varsity at 7:30 pm.  We will celebrate the Volleyball team as we honor them for their Number One in the Nation honors!

Thursday, February 15 Rocket Night

Girls JV Basketball at 6:00 pm and Varsity at 7:30 pm at Assumption.  We will celebrate past, present, and future Rockets in the Assumption gymnasium.  Celebrate the seniors for basketball, dance, archery, and cheer!