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.
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.