The Randolph Rockettes had their first competition of the season Saturday, December 2, at Apple Valley High School. The team is under new leadership this year. Cassie Nelson is the new head coach; she has been an assistant for the past six years. Assistant coaches Anne Giesen and Lexi Kimmes are both new to the team this year as well. "We had a great start on Saturday, taking home second place for both JV kick and Varsity Kick," Nelson said. "The dancers have been working really hard this season on trying to add a higher level of difficulty to our routines." The Rockettes are next in action on Saturday, December 16, at Lake City.