The 2022 recipients of the Dick Dhabalt Athlete of the Year Award at Lincoln Land Community College have been announced. They are basketball’s Emily Meidel of Danville and baseball’s Jayden Myren of Rochester.

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Addison Cline was the team leader in seven offensive categories for the 2022 Rochester High softball team, which finished the year with a 14-12 record. Lauren Streder was the top pitcher and catcher Alison Sadler had the best fielding percentage.

Rochester High School junior Evan Alexander finished the 2022 season on the medal stand with an eighth place finish in the pole vault at the Class 2A State Track and Field Finals Saturday at Charleston.

Sisters Colleen and Brooke Zeibert finished 1-2 in the 800 meters at the Class 2A Triad Sectional to qualify for the IHSA Girls State Track and Field Finals at Eastern Illinois University. 

Rochester High’s softball girls picked up three easy Central State 8 Conference wins last week, sweeping Lanphier 15-0 and 16-6 before a 19-2 victory over Southeast in a makeup game Monday. RHS is 9-4 in the CS8 and 11-9 overall including an 11-2 loss to Lincoln.

Colleen Zeibert and Brooke Zeibert were first place winners for the Rochester High girls track and field team at the Central State 8 Conference Meet held May 4 at Memorial Stadium in Springfield.

The Rochester High boys track and field team scored 115 points to win the championship of the Rocket Invitational, held in extremely windy conditions Saturday at Rocket Booster Stadium. The RHS girls scored 95 points to trail Pleasant Plains (103.5) in the 13-team meet.

Twelve Rochester Junior High wrestlers qualified for the IESA Sectional at East Peoria with top three finishes at Saturday’s Class A Regional hosted by Petersburg Porta. The Rockets had four champions on the way to placing third as a team with 169.5 points behind Porta (317.5) and Camp Point…

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.

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.