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.
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.
Jacksonville built an early 6-0 lead and held on to defeat Rochester 7-5 in the first round of the Class 3A baseball Regional at Glenwood last Thursday.
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.
Maggie Gleckler scored two goals, including what proved to be the game-winner with 16:23 to play, as Rochester edged Springfield High 2-1 for the Class 2A Regional title here Friday.
Another very successful track and field season at Rochester Junior High ended with three individual state champions and a team championship from last weekend’s IESA State Finals at East Peoria.
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.
Colleen Zeibert set a new school record in the 3200 meters to lead the Rochester High girls track and field team to a triangular meet win at Pana April 26.
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.
Colleen Zeibert of Rochester won the Class 2A title in the 800 meters at the Illinois Prep Top Times Meet Saturday at the Shirk Center in Bloomington.
Charlotte Beatty scored two goals and Taylor Offer had one as Rochester picked up its first win of the season with a 3-0 shutout win at Pleasant Plains Monday.
Rochester Junior High had two individual champions and qualified six wrestlers for the IESA State Finals from Saturday’s Class 1A Sectional at East Peoria.
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…
The Rochester Rockets closed out the regular season with two close wins over Southeast and Normal University to earn a share of the Central State 8 Conference title.
Adam Gribbins won the 113 pound title to lead a contingent of six Rochester High wrestlers who qualified for the Sectional from Saturday’s Class 2A Individual Regional at The Bowl in Jacksonville.
Rochester extended its winning streak to eight to move into a tie for first place in the Central State 8 Conference with a 52-40 victory over Springfield High Saturday at the RAC.
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.
Nolan Mrozowski and Cole Peters had the top finishes for the Rochester High wrestling team at the Lincoln Invitational last week, both finishing third.
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 girls went to 3-0 in the Central State 8 Conference with back-to-back CS8 wins last week over Lanphier (57-27) and Glenwood (52-26).
Twenty-two athletes from Rochester High School earned All-Conference honors from the Central State 8 Conference coaches following the 2021 fall season.
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.
With less than a minute elapsed in the 2nd quarter Friday, the Rocket Nation had to believe that a ninth trip to the IHSA state football finals was a mere formality.
The rematch that local football fans have been anticipating since the start of the playoffs will come to pass this Friday when Rochester hosts Sacred Heart-Griffin in the Class 4A semifinals at Rocket Booster Stadium, a 6 p.m. kickoff.
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.
Christian Creviston and Hank Beatty scored two touchdowns apiece as Rochester rolled into the Class 4A quarterfinals with an easy 55-20 road win at Paris Saturday.
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.
Hank Beatty scored four touchdowns and the RHS defense pitched a shutout as the football Rockets locked up the Central State 8 Conference title with a 47-0 shutout win over Normal University Friday at Hancock Stadium.
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 School’s girls tennis team qualified both of its doubles teams for the IHSA Class 1A State Finals from Saturday’s Quincy Notre Dame Sectional.
For the third time in the last four seasons, the Central State 8 Conference volleyball title will be decided between Rochester and Normal University.