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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…

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.

Jacob Milnes scored two goals including the game-winner with nine minutes remaining as Rochester clipped Springfield High 2-1 in boys soccer action Tuesday.

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.