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The Rochester Junior High boys cross country has qualified for the IESA State Finals with a third place finish in the Class 2A Sectional at Bethalto Saturday.

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 extended its winning streak in season openers to 11 in a row as the Rockets blew past Southeast 55-25 Friday at Rocket Booster Stadium.

Audrey Eades fired a two-hit shutout and struck out 12 to pitch Mt. Zion past Rochester 3-0 in the 3A Sectional semifinals at Millikin University Thursday.

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’s 7th grade girls completed an excellent 22-6 season with a second place finish in the Class 4A State Volleyball finals Saturday at Normal Kingsley Junior High.

Three Rochester Junior High wrestlers won championships at the Litchfield Class A Sectional Saturday and will compete in this weekend’s IESA State Finals at DeKalb.

Pleasant Plains completed a sweep of the junior high County Tournament volleyball titles Monday at Pawnee. Rochester placed second in both the 7th and 8th grade tourneys.

Mason Ross of Rochester qualified for the IHSA Class 2A State Wrestling Tournament with a second place finish at the Mahomet-Seymour Individual Sectional Saturday.

Led by a first place finish by senior Logan Peters at 126 pounds, the Rochester High wrestlers finished second in the 18-team Rich Lovellette Invite Saturday at Litchfield.

Rochester swept both titles at the junior high boys Sangamon County Tournament Saturday at Williamsville. The 7th graders won a close 34-28 decision over top-seeded Athens in the finals, while the 8th graders cruised past Williamsville, 55-35.

Rochester High earned a split in Saturday’s varsity doubleheader at Hoosier Gymnasium in Knightstown, Indiana as the RHS boys held on to win a foul-filled 49-46 decision over Paris.

Rochester High’s wrestling team continued its great start to the 2018 season with a sweep of the first two CS8 duals of the season Friday, including a 42-34 win over periennial power Glenwood. The Rockets followed it up with the championship of the 13-team Tolono Unity Invite Saturday.

Rochester’s 8th grade girls defeated Taylorville to win the 4A Regional title Tuesday. The Jr. Rockets are 24-1 on the season and will play at home for the Sectional next Wednesday. Team members are, front (L-R): Landen Lipka, Savannah Maley, Emma Dixon, Mallory Fairbanks, Anna Lindstrom; ba…