Category: Rockets

Limestone Community High School students kicked it up a notch today by breaking there all-time record in raising $62,000 for the kids of Easter Seals. Over the past 38 years they have raised $710,000. The closing ceremonies included tug of war contests between classes and pie throwing. You could feel the energy in the gym as they announced money raised thru various school activities during the past two weeks. They will present the check Saturday evening at the Par-A-Dice Hotel during the annual telethon live on WMBD Channel 31 television from 6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

-Bob

The loving and caring students of Limestone Community High School are once again setting their lofty sites for raising money for the kids of Easter Seals. The Rockets kicked off today their 38th consecutive year of raising money to help the children of Easter Seals, and have raised over $640,000.00 to date. There is no High School in the country, I REPEAT NO OTHER HIGH SCHOOL that can make that statement. The theme for this year is Where Dreams Come True and the goal for the campaign this year is $60,000. Please tune in on Saturday March 1, 2014 to see them present their check live on WMBD Channel 31 at the Easter Seals Telethon from the Par-A-Dice Hotel from 6-10 pm. Here are a few snapshots from the opening ceremonies Tuesday.

-Bob

Limestone (11-2-1) battled the Washington Panthers on Tuesday night in Bartonville to a three set victory 20-25, 26-24, 25-22 to remain undefeated in the Mid-Illini Conference. The Rockets and Metamora are both 5-0. Limestone, which had beaten the Panthers 17 days ago in three sets, led 21-16 thanks to a kill from Heather Robinson (14 kills, 14 assists, two blocks). Washington (13-6, 4-1) responded with a 4-0 run, cutting the match to 21-20. In that stretch, the Panthers got points from Zoe Wetherell (block), Michelle Escue (ace), a hitting error and a block by Jessica Learned (11 kills, four blocks). Sophomore Bailee Dunne (25 digs) served three of her match-high seven aces in a five-point run. Senior Marissa Boyer with 19 assists were a match-high for Limestone. McKenna Weaver added 16 digs for the Rockets while Washington got 17 digs from sophomore outside hitter Hannah Heinz.

-Bob


The visiting Morton Potters (5-1-3, 2-0-1) moved into a tie for first in the Mid-Illini Conference thanks to a powerful attack that included three goals from Jonah Greving as they defeated the Limestone Rockets 6-1. Limestone senior Drew Hillman tied the game 1-1 at the 15-minute mark. The deadlock was broken almost instantly, however, as Jared Stoops put the Potters ahead for good with an unassisted goal in the 16th minute. Greving added a pair before the break to make it 4-1, with insurance goals by Andrew Dryden and Noah Spencer preserved the victory.

-Bob

Limestone junior running back Dominic Johnson’s career high 257 yards rushing on 33 carries put the Rockets (3-0) in position to beat the visiting Pekin Dragons 35-28 Friday night at Frank C. Leach Stadium. Johnson had a 72-yard run that set up Jaylon Moore’s 9-yard TD run that put Limestone up 20-7 in the second. Jaren Stewart’s 3-yard run gave Limestone a 20-14 lead in the third. Senior quarterback Adam Schmitt, completed 11 of 16 passes for 166 yards. He was 6-for-6 after halftime. Pekin senior quarterback Chase Poole rushed for two TDs and threw for 167 yards. His first TD pass, 7 yards to Ethan Swanson, cut Pekin’s deficit to 28-21 late in the third quarter.

-Bob


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