Editorial: Fall season was a success at RHS
It's been quite a fall at Rosemount High School. From a state champion marching band to a state semi-finalist football team to a choir that's reinforcing some of its wide-reaching musical reputation, there have been a lot of good things going on.
The fall competition season has just about come to an end. All that's left is the state girls swimming and diving meet. The Irish will send two individuals and two relays after what coach Jim Ertl called the best section meet in his tenure as coach. Considering the success the RHS swimming program has had over the years that's a pretty significant statement.
We've brought you stories in recent months about some of the other Irish successes. The marching band's third straight state title. An appearance by the concert choir at this week's American Choral Directors Association of Minnesota convention. Another successful school play. An impressive season by the girls tennis team.
The RHS football team didn't make it as far as it might have liked, losing 34-10 to Wayzata last Saturday at the Metrodome. But by any other measure the season was a huge success. Rosemount finished with just one regular season loss and tied with perennial power Eden Prairie for the Lake Conference title. It's Rosemount's first football conference title since rejoining the Lake.
The boys and girls cross country teams performed well once again, sending senior Chris Massey to the state meet. So did the volleyball team.
Win or lose, it's a lot of fun covering the goings-on at Rosemount High School. We enjoy seeing the enthusiasm students, teachers and staff all have for their school and the things that are going on there.
So, that's one season down. What do we have to look forward to? One winter sport is already under way. The Irish girls hockey team is off to a strong start, winning two of its first three games. And we expect to see good things from other teams as well.