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Strong finish gives Hubs win

Posted: Saturday, Aug 29th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The chants came from the Rochelle Township High School student section and they began in the first quarter of the Hubs' eventual 44-16 Friday win over Chicago Corliss.
Alex Harvey had ripped off a 51-yard touchdown run and helped give the home team a 16-0 lead less than 10 minutes into the game. That score prompted a chorus
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Volleyball team opens season with loss

Posted: Saturday, Aug 29th, 2015
Dixon bested Rochelle Township High School in the Lady Hub volleyball team's season opener. Rochelle held a lead in the first game but eventually fell 26-24. The Lady Hubs bounced back for a 25-21 second-game victory but lost the decisive third game 25-8.Kaylie Clark had 10 kills and five blocks while sophomore Jacie Wyatt contributed 17 assists. Paige Myroth earned
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Coaches have high hopes

Posted: Saturday, Aug 29th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- There's a lot to be excited about in the upcoming cross country season if you ask the Rochelle Township High School coaches. It would be easy to chalk that sentiment up to coach speak and preseason hype until you take a good look at the Hubs' roster.
Seniors Brenden Kalata and Julian Hernandez lead the boys side of
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Rochelle Little League, Rampage baseball joining forces

Posted: Saturday, Aug 29th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Two local youth baseball groups are coming together in an effort to work in unison and provide local players stronger baseball programs.
Rochelle Little League and Rochelle Rampage officials announced Tuesday they have come to a cooperative agreement between the two organizations for the 2016 season and beyond.
"After several recent joint discussions, the two organizations have decided
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Hubs kick off regular season

Posted: Thursday, Aug 27th, 2015
EARLVILLE -- Rochelle Township High School's boys soccer team opened its 2015 schedule with a 3-2 defeat Tuesday on the road.
The match was part of the War on 34 Invite, with Morris High School getting the best of the Hubs to start the season.
The Hubs outshot Morris 15-10 but couldn't capitalize on that advantage. Rochelle's Ramon Samano took
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Maturing volleyball team on cusp of success

Posted: Thursday, Aug 27th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Lady Hub volleyball team slugged through a Monday afternoon practice. Coach KC Cavazos kept a drill going for nearly an hour as her team tried to perfect it while the energy level in Rochelle Township High School's main gym was struggling.
"I think it's definitely a case of the Mondays today," Cavazos said. "Last week was their
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Hubs making final preparations for football season

Posted: Wednesday, Aug 26th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Tuesday's practice marked three days before the Rochelle Township High School football team takes on Chicago Corliss and kicks off the 2015 schedule. The day brought unseasonably cool weather for August that closely resembled the type of temperatures undoubtedly in store for the fall season ahead. Chants from Rochelle's practicing cheerleaders found their way to the Hub practice
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Griffith leads way as Hubs take second

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
YORKVILLE -- The Rochelle Township High School golf team endured another "tough" day on the course, Hub coach Glen Mehrings said after his team shot a 209 Monday at Blackberry Oaks in Yorkville.
That score for the varsity team was enough to top Plano's 264, but fell well short of Yorkville's 177.
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Bowling honors

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
Two local bowlers were honored Thursday night for their efforts in the 2014-15 season. Josh Grove and Sarah Chisamore were winners of the men's and women's Rochelle Bowling Association Bowler's of the Year competition last season. Here, association president Heath Mickley (center) presents Grove and Chisamore with their plaques. Chisamore has now won the award in back-to-back season, while Grove
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Lady Hubs open season with loss

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
MACHESNEY PARK -- Rochelle Township High School's first girls tennis match of the season went in the books without a Lady Hub victory in any of the team's five opportunities, but first-year coach Elizabeth Swinderman said the effort she saw from her team was good for the year's opening contest.
"The girls tried really hard and I don't think they
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Fifth grade team tops Stillman Valley

Modified: Tuesday, Aug 25th, 2015
STILLMAN VALLEY -- A week after the Rochelle Junior Tackle program swept Bureau Valley in four games, the fifth grade Hubs were the only team to escape Stillman Valley with a victory Saturday.
Rochelle outscored Bureau Valley 132-46, but Stillman Valley's four teams outpaced Rochelle in week two of junior tackle action by a 118-34 combined score.
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Hub golf team tees off season

Posted: Saturday, Aug 22nd, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Township High School golf team opened the school's fall sports calendar Wednesday, taking on Sycamore High School at Fairways Golf Course before competing with Dixon and Freeport on Thursday.
Unfortunately for RTHS, the Hubs are still looking for their first win of the season.
Rochelle shot a 200 in its season opener against Sycamore's 170, with
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Swinderman looks to bring consistency to Lady Hubs

Posted: Saturday, Aug 22nd, 2015
ROCHELLE -- When the Lady Hub tennis team begins its two-month, 17-match regular season Monday, it will be doing so with its third head coach in the last four years.
Elizabeth Swinderman hopes the third time will be the charm, as the first-time coach said she wants to bring stability to the Rochelle Township High School girls tennis program.
"It's
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RTHS Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Stan Adams reflects on community

Posted: Friday, Aug 21st, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Stan Adams could easily talk about the athletic prowess he enjoyed during his high school and college days.
He could discuss his two years playing basketball at Northern Illinois University. He could tell you about how he led the University of Denver in scoring during the 1985-1986 season. He could relive the bitterly cold December day in
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Punt, pass and kick contest approaches

Posted: Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Come and compete in the NFL Punt, Pass and Kick Competition and win a chance to show off your skills during an NFL football game! Each participant will perform one punt, one pass and one place kick. Scores are determined by distance and accuracy.
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Huskies run game on display in NIU scrimmage

Posted: Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015
DEKALB -- The Northern Illinois University Huskies held their first extended scrimmage of 2015 preseason practices over the weekend, with the NIU run game taking center stage in the two-and-a-half hour workout.
Thunderstorms in the area forced the Huskies inside the Chessick Practice Center for the first portion of practice and the start of the scrimmage before the skies
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Hubs unsure of what lies ahead

Posted: Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- A storm is brewing over the soccer field at Rochelle Township High School.
It could be the large crop of young talent that is taking the varsity squad by storm for the first time in 2015. It could be a tempest called inexperience that the Hub soccer team will have to weather.
Either way, after losing a dozen
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Athlete with Rochelle ties to play in Little League World Series

Modified: Thursday, Aug 20th, 2015
SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa -- When the Southeast team takes the field Friday in the Little League World Series, one player will take a little bit of Rochelle with him.
Northwood (South Carolina) Little League's David Mershon is the son of former Rochelle Township High School baseball player Brian Mershon. The elder ballplayer would go on to play professionally in the
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Leading on the green

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Alec Beach and Brett Johnson are two seniors on the Rochelle Township High School golf team that coach Glen Mehrings has high hopes for this season. All three said the goal is for the duo to make it through sectionals.
As for the rest of the young Hubs team, 2015 will be a year of learning a new
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Hubs sweep Bureau Valley

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 18th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Samuel Navejas took the handoff from Ethan Etes on the Rochelle Junior Tackle eighth grade football team's first offensive play of the game and scampered 25 yards for a touchdown.
It would be that kind of day for the Hubs.
Saturday saw all four Rochelle teams defeat their Bureau Valley opponents in the opening weekend even. No game
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