Charlie Neuman scored 11 points and Reid Hepperly notched 10 to lead New Berlin to the 8th grade boys County Tourney championship, 29-24 over Rochester last Wednesday at Divernon.

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Top-seeded Rochester held off a 2nd half charge by Williamsville to win the 7th grade boys Sangamon County Tournament title 40-31 Tuesday at Divernon.

Despite playing without their top two scorers, the Rochester High girls didn’t miss a beat as the Rockets completed a weekend sweep with home victories over Normal University (43-35) and Taylorville (55-43).

The Rochester High School wrestling team opened the 2021-22 season with a triangular meet at Decatur Eisenhower Wednesday. The Rockets will return to the mat for a CS8 triangular at Sacred Heart-Griffin Wednesday, December 8 at 6 p.m. along with Normal University.

Rochester began play in the Taylorville Holiday Tournament by winning two of its first three games.

Emma Best of Rochester qualified for the IHSA Girls Swimming & Diving State Finals with a first place in the 200 yard freestyle event at Saturday’s Edwardsville Sectional.

The Rochester Rockets rallied from a first set loss to defeat Lincoln 22-25, 25-11, 25-17 for the championship of the Class 3A Regional Thursday at Decatur MacArthur.

The Rochester Rockets jumped on top less than two minutes into the contest, then scored the game winning goal with less than 15 minutes remaining in defeating the Glenwood Titans 2-1 to claim the Class 2A Rochester Regional title Friday.

The Rochester High volleyball girls collected their 30th win of the season Monday, topping Riverton in two sets, 25-13 and 25-9. Tori Taylor had eight kills and Lauren Bloom had 14 assists for the Rockets. Kaylen Reed and Francesca Torricelli had six digs apiece.

Rochester High’s volleyball girls tasted defeat for the first time since the 2019 postseason with a three-set loss to Belleville West in the opening round of the Crimson Invitational Saturday at Jacksonville.

If Rochester fans were ever asked to vote for the most memorable of all the Leonard Bowls, a consensus would probably say the very first one. That came in 2010 when the Rockets stunned the Cyclones 13-10 in front of an overflow crowd at Memoral Stadium on their way to their first CS8 and sta…

Jeff Ramsey and the Ramsey family will be honored with the naming of Field No. 3 at Rochester Community Park as Ramsey Field by the Rochester Youth Athletic Association and the Village of Rochester.

Nolan Mrozowski went 2-2 in four bouts at 120 pounds at the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Individual State Finals at the BOS Center in Springfield last Thursday.

Nolan Mrozowski and Tyler Vollintine of Rochester qualified for the Illinois Wrestling Coaches Association Individual State Finals with top four finishes at the Class 1A Sectional held at Lawrenceville Saturday.

Rochester High School qualified six wrestlers for the Illinois Wrestling Coaches Association Individual Sectional to be hosted by Lawrenceville High School Saturday, June 19.

Friday was another record-setting day for RHS sophomore Colleen Zeibert as she medaled in two events at the IHSA Girls Class 2A State Track and Field Meet at Charleston.

Rochester High sophomore Colleen Zeibert qualified for the IHSA Class 2A Girls State Track and Field Meet in two events from last Friday’s Sectional hosted by East Alton-Wood River.

After capturing the Class 3A Regional title Friday, Rochester High’s softball Rockets extended their season with a dramatic 5-4 extra-inning road win over Mt. Zion in Tuesday’s Sectional semifinals.

Paxton Garland-Sutter of Rochester qualified for the IHSA Class 1A Boys Tennis State Tournament by placing fourth in singles at the Sectional hosted by Chatham Glenwood Saturday.

Colleen Zeibert won two events to lead the Rochester High girls track and field team to a fourth place finish in the CS8 Conference Meet held in cool and windy conditions Friday at Rocket Booster Stadium.