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.
Rochester Junior High’s girls cross country team brought home the championship from Saturday’s Class 2A Sectional at Bethalto and qualified for the IESA State Finals this weekend in Normal.
Rochester High sophomores Isabel Tom and Kiley Torres qualified for the IHSA Class 1A Girls Golf State Tournament as individuals from Monday’s Sectional at Edgewood Golf Course in Auburn.
The Rochester Junior High girls cross country team took first place at the Warrior Invite at Athens Saturday, scoring 72 points to finish ahead of eight other teams.
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…
The Rochester High volleyball team ran its record to 9-0 on the season by sweeping five straight matches to win the title of the Champaign Centennial Charger Invitational Saturday.
If anyone ever doubted that the Rochester High football program is willing to take on any opponent in the state of Illinois, that question was answered Saturday.
Hank Beatty passed for three touchdowns and ran for two more as the Rochester Rockets kicked off the 2021 season with a convincing 56-21 road win over Jacksonville Friday.
Peyton Purves drove in Molly Eichholz with the winning run in the bottom of the 7th inning Monday as Rochester knocked off Lincoln by a 3-2 final. It was the fifth straight win for the RJHS softball girls, who are 6-2 on the season.
Samantha Kerley pitched a no-hitter as Rochester Jr. High’s softball girls rolled to a 10-0 shutout win over North Mac in five innings last Friday.
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.
On the morning of June 26, 17 youngsters enjoyed sunny weather between storms and partcipated in the 13th annual Rochester Youth Fishing Derby at Community Park.
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.