Fall is still several weeks away but the fall sports season at Rochester High School will be getting started in earnest next week.
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.
The Rochester High baseball Rockets maintained their lead in the Central State Conference standings with the season heading into the final weeks, but it wasn’t easy.
The Rochester High softball girls continued their perfect start to the 2019 season by recording six wins in a six-day stretch to run their record to 13-0.
Drew Henrikson and Alex Bruno combined on a four-hitter and Henry Patterson belted a three-run homer to lead the Rochester Rockets to their seventh straight win without a loss, 10-3 over Springfield High Tuesday.
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.
Rochester has qualified for the 7th grade Class 4A State Volleyball Tournament after the Jr. Rockets captured both the Regional and Sectional titles this past week.
Jacksonville completed a season sweep of Rochester, ending a long season for the Rockets with a 58-35 triumph in the first round of the boys Class 3A Regional at Jerseyville Monday.
The Rochester Rockets appeared to be on their way to ending a long losing streak and picking up their first Central State 8 Conference win of the season against Jacksonville Tuesday at the RAC.
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 won three straight games to reach the finals of the small school girls division of the State Farm Classic, including a 51-42 comeback win over Kankakee Bishop McNamara.
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 punched its ticket to the IESA State Tournament by holding off Glenwood in a 33-30 thriller for the 4A Sectional title here last Wednesday.
The trio of Henry Patterson, Lucas McCafferty and Aaron Clare led the Rochester High boys to their first win of the season Saturday, a 49-45 comeback win at Clinton.
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…
Rochester High sophomore Matt Herren qualified for the IHSA State Cross Country Meet with a 12th place finish at the Class 2A Sectional hosted by Decatur MacArthur Saturday at Hickory Point Golf Course.
The championship of the Central State 8 Conference will be on the line Friday at Rocket Booster Stadium as Rochester hosts Chatham Glenwood for a 7 p.m. kickoff.
The ninth annual Leonard Bowl will be remembered for Sacred Heart-Griffin head coach Ken Leonard becoming the state’s all-time leader in career coaching wins as his Cyclones rolled to an unexpectedly easy 45-6 win over Rochester Friday.
The Rochester Rockets passed their first major test of the 2018 season, coming from behind in the 2nd half to knock off MacArthur 22-14 Friday at Decatur to remain unbeaten at 4-0.
Rochester High’s boys golf team captured the title of the 17-team Greenview Bulldog Invitational held Saturday at Country Hills Golf Course. The Rockets shot a 339 total to win by 11 strokes over Tremont.