The Roar The Student News Site of Rosebud-Lott High School Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:34:46 -0600 en-US hourly 1 Cougar Volleyball Headed to Regional Finals Fri, 08 Nov 2019 14:34:06 +0000 The Rosebud-Lott Varsity Cougar Volleyball team defeated Axtell in the Area round of the playoffs on Thursday, November 7.

The Cougars look to add on to their historic season in the Regional Quarterfinals against Crawford at University High School in Waco. The match will be on Monday, Nov. 11 at 7 p.m.


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Cougar Volleyball Advances to Area Playoffs Wed, 06 Nov 2019 14:02:46 +0000 The Rosebud-Lott Cougar Varsity Volleyball team defeated Axtell in straight sets in their bi-district playoff game Tuesday night, Nov. 5.

This is the first time the Cougars have advanced to Area in 19 years.

The Cougars will face Frost in Axtell Thursday, Nov. 7 at 7 p.m.

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Band Earns Sweepstakes at Final Competition Thu, 24 Oct 2019 13:34:56 +0000 The Rosebud-Lott High School Cougar Band earned sweepstakes ratings at the La Vega marching contest on Tuesday, October 15.

This marks the band’s 19th year of Division 1 performance ratings.

“Their fall production, entitled ‘Paradise’, was one of their most difficult productions yet and they were still rated with a 1-1-1,” assistant Band Director Peter Millican said.  “One of the UIL judges congratulated Mr. Veteto in stating that the Cougar Marching Band is ready for the next level.”

The RLHS Roaring Cougar Band also received the best possible ratings at McGregor (Oct. 5),  Troy (Oct. 8),  UMHB (Oct. 10),  Whitney (Oct. 12), and La Vega (Oct. 15).

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Thespian Troupe Walk Tue, 15 Oct 2019 13:08:37 +0000 RLHS Thespian Society Students held a bake sale Saturday morning, September 21st at Brookshires in Rosebud. All the Proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Society.

Thespian Troupe participated in the Walk To End Alzheimer’s, October 5th in Waco. The funds raised through Walk To End Alzheimer’s go to the care, support, and research efforts of the Alzheimer’s Association.

“This was our first year participating in the walk, the kiddos really had a blast, as well as Mrs. Lewis and Mrs. Hoepfinger. And in the end we turned in $280 of donations,” Mrs. Lombardo said.

Students who participated in the walk included, Zenobia McMillan (co-president), Amy Hoepfinger (co-president), Nancy Velazquez, and Austin Williams. Adults that participated were Mrs. Angie Hoepfinger (parent), and Mrs. Maria Lewis (teacher).  


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Cougar Football 2019: Season Preview Mon, 12 Aug 2019 22:54:32 +0000 Rosebud-Lott High School is gearing up for the 2019-2020 school year, including the athletics department. The football and volleyball teams have been hard at work, preparing for their upcoming seasons.

The Cougar football team starts the year with new leadership in the form of Rafael Williams. Coach Williams has been at Rosebud-Lott for four years as an assistant coach to Coach Brad Ballard, but this year begins his tenure as head football coach.

“I am grateful for this opportunity to be the Head Coach here at Rosebud-Lott High School,
said Williams. “ I was able to play college football at the University of South Florida. Also being a military veteran and teacher/coach for 12 years have prepared me to be a leader and help teach young men how to lead.”

Williams started at full sprint last spring, making his players go through character and leadership classes.

“One of our goals is to develop leaders that lead not only with words but actions,
said Williams. “Character is another area that we want to improve on. I believe that character development not only helps you become a better football player, but person as well.”

Williams begins the year with a slew of returning athletes to the team with varying talents. Returning to the varsity this year are John Paul Reyna, Damonte Hargrow, Riley Watts, Kenneth Benson and Jacob Nutt on the line. Senior Adrian Valdez also returns in a new position for the 2019 season. With so many new faces coming into the game, coaches are looking to place players in the best spot for them, changing the line-up.

“Positions are fluid right now as we have a lot of things that need to be worked out,” Williams said. “But Adrian Valdez will move from tight-end to running-back this year.”

Even though the team has several leaders and leading rushers from last year, district play will still be tough. Teams from Holland, Thorndale and Hearne have shown in the past a challenge for the Cougars.

“Our district is going to be tough,” Williams said. “We have multiple teams that have some very good players coming back.”

With this in mind, the Cougars are working on both offense and defense. One of the major goals of this year, according to Williams, is to be more physical and stronger upfront with both Offensive and Defensive lines.

With the addition of a new coaching staff and the character building classes Williams has implemented, the football team looks to have the makings of a great team. But, the main goal is to always focus one game at a time.

“To play hard in every game is the main goal,” Williams said. “If we are able to do that, winning games and playoffs will take care of themselves.”


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Linemen go throw drills during practice Monday evening.

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Running back Adrain Valdez takes the hand off from Colby Coker during practice.

Teresa Sullivan
The Offensive line sets to run a play.

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Robotics teams competes at State level Tue, 09 Jul 2019 21:01:14 +0000 The RLHS robotics team competed at the state tournament this past weekend in Frisco, TX.

With only one year experience, the robotics team, under the supervision of their advisor Audra Mock, were invitied to compete in the state-wide tournament. Although they were eliminated early in the competition, each member learned valuable lessons to use in the upcoming year.

“The team worked well and did not get discouraged,” said Mrs. Mock. “We competed against 1A-3A schools that have had programs for many years over us.”

With robotics being so new at Rosebud-Lott, being invited to the state competition was an achievement. Team members consisted of juniors Chandler Scott, Ashlie Gary, Logan Snyder and senior Rebecca Mendoza. Overall, Mrs. Mock was pleased with the results.

“The team won three matches and lost in the first round of eliminations,” Mrs. Mock said. “Rebecca did the driving and the building of the robot. She had to make changes to the robot before and during the event and none of them felt discouraged at any point.”

The future of the robotics team seems positive as Mrs. Mock looks to build a team with several returning members. She also hopes to have Mendoza return periodically as a mentor to the team.

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2019 Yearbook Supplement now available! Wed, 05 Jun 2019 15:32:49 +0000 The 2019 yearbook supplement is now available. The supplement covers all the spring activities through April and May of the school year, including prom and graduation. This is a continuation of the yearbook and can be printed and placed inside the book.


2019 Yearbook Supplement

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Coker headed to State Powerlifting third year in a row Thu, 07 Mar 2019 16:44:16 +0000 This past weekend, Clara Coker and Lily Dawson competed at the Regional Powerlifting meet held in Academy.

Dawson did an outstanding job among competitors from both Class 2A and 3A, finishing 3rd in class 2A and 8th in the region. Coker finished 1st and qualified for state for the third year in a row, lifting a total of 885lbs.

“Clara has what it takes to be a high profile athlete,” Coach Rafael Williams said. “Today she overcame adversity and punched her ticket to the State Powerlifting meet.”

The state meet details will be announced shortly, but until then Coker will be concentrating on her other sports, softball and track.

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HS Track season begins with first place Thu, 07 Mar 2019 15:30:36 +0000 The high school track teams competed at the Cougar Relays and came home with the top spot for the girls.

The Lady Cougar varsity track team brought home the top spot in the Cougar Relays with strong performances by Clara Coker. The varsity girls team received a first place plaque for their win. The Varsity boys team also competed and did well, with key performances from Rile Watts, Zachary Buhl, Haven Mortimer and Caleb Tention.

Both teams will travel to Rogers to compete in the Eagle Relays tonight beginning at 3:30pm. Next week, the varsity teams will travel to Lago Vista for competition.

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MS Track takes top spot at Bearcat Relays Thu, 07 Mar 2019 15:15:05 +0000 For the second week in a row, the middle school track team has competed and taken home one of the top spot at two meets, Moody’s Bearcat Relays and RL’s own Cougar relays.

The Lady Cougars came away from Moody with first place. Mikayla Edwards, Jackie Salazar and Jade Landrum were among the top competitors for the girls team. Breon Lewis represented the Cougars and the boys and walked away as the 11th top athlete from the meet.

So far, the middle school girls track athletes have taken second place at the Cougar Relays here at home and first place at the Moody Bearcat Relays last night. The boys’ team has taken home the runner-up spot at the Cougar Relays and represented Rosebud-Lott well at the Bearcat Relays.

The teams will travel next to McGregor on March 21st to compete in the Bulldog relays.

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