The Central State 8 Conference has released All-Conference teams and Academic All-Conference honorees for the 2020 fall sports season.
Rochester CUSD 3A Superintendent Dan Cox confirmed on Monday to the Times that the Rochester School District will follow IDPH guidelines as it relates to the upcoming boys and girls basketball seasons.
Rochester High sophomore Colleen Zeibert completed an unbeaten season by taking first place at the IHSA Class 2A Cross Country Sectional Saturday at Olney Central College.
Colleen Zeibert of Rochester stayed unbeaten on the season with a first place finish at the IHSA Class 2A Regional at Jacksonville Saturday. The sophomore, second at the Regional a year ago, led from start to finish and won with a time of 17:34.82 over the 2.9 mile course. Lincoln’s Becca He…
Rochester High senior Karlie Schnepp completed her outstanding career by winning the individual title at last Thursday’s Class 1A Girls Golf Sectional at The Rail.
Karlie Schnepp of Rochester qualified for the Class 1A Girls Golf Sectional as an individual from last Wednesday’s Regional held at Lake Shore Golf Course in Taylorville. Schnepp shot an 80 to finish tied for third overall and advance as the second individual from a non-qualifying team. COVI…
Ben Drendel of Rochester qualified as an individual for the Class 2A Boys Golf Sectional by shooting an 81 at Monday’s Regional held at the Lincoln Oaks.
Both Rochester High cross country teams were second to Glenwood in a dual meet Saturday at Community Park but the majority of the RHS runners ran their best times of the season.
Rochester High’s boys cross country team won a triangular meet at Taylorville last week, scoring 20 points to defeat the host Tornadoes (46) and Porta (70).
Rochester High senior Mollie Morrisey won the No. 1 singles title at the Central Illinois Invitational held Saturday at the Velasco Center in Springfield’s Washington Park.
Karlie Schnepp fired a one-over par 73 to earn medalist honors and lead Rochester to the team title of Saturday’s nine-team Rocket Invitational at Lincoln Greens.
Matt Herren and Colleen Zeibert were individual winners for the Rochester High cross country teams as the Rockets opened the 2020 season with a dual meet against Lanphier Saturday at Community Park.
The 2020 high school fall sports season is unlike any that came before, as concerns over COVID-19 have led the Illinois High School Association to make drastic changes.
Three Rochester Junior High wrestlers have qualified for the IESA Class A State Finals at DeKalb by placing in the top four at the East Peoria Sectional held Saturday.
Rochester Junior High had three individual champions and qualified 13 wrestlers for this weekend’s Class A Sectional from the Regional held at Divernon last Saturday.
A long season for the Rochester High boys basketball team came to an end Tuesday but not before the Rockets threw a major scare into top-seeded Decatur MacArthur in the 3A Regional at Springfield High.
After seeing their five-year streak of Regional titles ended last year, the Rochester High girls were back hoisting the plaque Friday with a 45-38 upset victory over top-seeded Sacred Heart-Griffin in the finals of the 3A Regional at Chatham Glenwood.
Cole Peters of Rochester qualified for the IHSA Class 1A Individual Wrestling State Finals with a fourth place finish at the Vandalia Sectional. Peters, a sophomore, is 25-6 on the year after splitting four bouts at the Sectional.
The Rochester 8th grade boys ended last Thursday’s Class 4A Regional finals at Glenwood by scoring 11 of the last 14 points to upend top-seeded Springfield Lincoln 64-57 for the title.
Rochester sank eight of 12 free throws in the 4th quarter to knock off league-leading Decatur MacArthur 49-46 Saturday at the RAC, handing the Generals their first conference loss after 14 straight CS8 wins.
Rochester had 13 wrestlers place in the top six including three individual champions as the Rockets captured the team title of the Rocket Invitational Saturday at the RAC.
Madeline Campbell, a sophomore from Rochester, recently set two new school records as a member of the Mississippi College women’s track and field team.
The Rochester 8th grade boys entered the Sangamon County Tournament as the No. 5 seed but defeated three straight opponents to win the championship, capped by a 36-28 comeback victory over Athens in the finals Saturday at Auburn.
Rochester High’s wrestling team took second place in the Tolono Unity Invitational held Saturday. The Rockets scored 169.5 points to trail only host Unity in the 12 team meet.
Henry Patterson collected 20 points and 12 rebounds to lead the Rochester Rockets to their first win of the season Saturday, a 52-41 decision over Clinton. The victory was also the first for new RHS head coach Tony Gavin.
If there was any further question about the identity of the top high school football program in Illinois, the Rochester Rockets most likely settled the issue with another brilliant big-game performance Saturday.
There was some concern in the Rochester camp heading into Saturday’s Class 5A semifinal at Mascoutah due to a flu bug that had affected several of the Rockets in the week heading up to the game.
The admission fee was $7 for Saturday’s 5A quarterfinal but it is doubtful anyone walking out of Rocket Booster Stadium believed they didn’t get their money’s worth and then some.
Rochester rolled into the Class 5A quarterfinals with a convincing 42-7 road win at Highland Saturday, setting up a highly-anticipated rematch between the Rockets and Sacred Heart-Griffin this Saturday at Rocket Booster Stadium.
Freshman Colleen Zeibert and junior Matt Herren of Rochester qualified for the IHSA State Cross Country Meet as individuals from Saturday’s Class 2A Sectional at Hickory Point Golf Course in Decatur.
Rochester’s 7th grade girls defeated top-seeded Auburn 25-19 to win the championship of Sangamon County Tournament last Thursday at Williamsville. The 7th graders are, front (L-R): Alyssa Stuart, Brooke Zeibert, Taylor Offer, Eleanor Schudel, Ruby Allen; back: Coach Amy Toberman, Emily Thoma…
Rochester captured its first volleyball Regional title since 2013 by knocking off Glenwood in three sets, 26-24, 22-25, 25-19 to win the Class 3A title at Jacksonville Thursday.
The Rochester 7th grade girls scored the final seven points of the game to knock off top-seeded Auburn 25-19 for the championship of the Sangamon County Tournament at Williamsville last Thursday.
The Rochester Rockets are back in the playoffs for the 14th straight year and 19th time overall but the 2019 postseason marks a new chapter in RHS football history - for the first time ever, Rochester will play in Class 5A. The Rockets will open the postseason with a home game against LaSall…
Five members of the Rochester High girls tennis team qualified for the IHSA State Finals with top four finishes at the Sectional held Saturday at Quincy Notre Dame.
Jacob DuRocher and Hank Beatty scored four touchdowns apiece as Rochester continued its mastery over Springfield High on the gridiron Friday, blasting the Senators by a 69-27 final.
Karlie Schnepp of Rochester will play in the IHSA Class A Girls State Tournament for the third straight year after shooting a 79 at the Jacksonville Sectional held at Jacksonville Country Club Monday.
One week after the Rochester offense’s record-setting night at Jacksonville, the RHS defense made a statement of their own. The Rockets celebrated Homecoming with a 43-0 shutout win over MacArthur Friday at Rocket Booster Stadium.
Justin Meadows and Brady Butler scored two goals apiece Tuesday as Rochester knocked off Sacred Heart-Griffin by a 5-2 final. The win lifted the Rockets to 11-1 overall and 5-0 in the Central State 8 Conference.