The Rochester Youth Athletic Association has cancelled its 2020 baseball, softball and T-ball seasons due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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.
Rochester High’s boys soccer team defeated three straight opponents, the last two on penalty kicks, to win the championship of the Morton Invitational Tourney.
Clay Bruno passed for a school record seven touchdowns Friday as the Rochester Rockets ran their record to 2-0 on the year with a 48-17 road win over Normal University.
The Rochester Youth Athletic Association is offering two programs this fall for soccer: co-ed soccer for 3-4 year olds and co-ed soccer for 5-6 year olds.
Local golfers Clay Alewelt and Karlie Schnepp both finished second in the championship flights of the 16-17 age divisions of the annual Bob Drysdale Golf Tournament held last week.
Alan Lauterbach and Clay Alewelt of Rochester concluded the 2019 season on the medal stand with top nine finishes at the IHSA Boys Class 2A State Track and Field Meet Saturday at Charleston.
Rochester defeated Clinton 4-0 to win the Class 3A Regional title Friday and improve to 28-3 on the season. The Rockets are, front (L-R): Ali Sadler, Addy Cline, Kailyn Whaley, Alanna Gillespie, Jill Anderson, Shaling Reynolds, Macy Calvert, Peyton Smith; back: Grace Campbell, Kelsey Tinder,…
Rochester High junior Julian Lopez-Arenas Barquero swept through four opponents to win the singles title at the Class A Tennis Sectional hosted by Rochester Friday and Saturday.
Reagan Miles pitched her second perfect game of the year as host Rochester drubbed Southeast 10-0 in five innings in the semifinals of the 3A Regional Tuesday.