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Hub football coaches, players teach class for youths

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Chris Lewis rounded up his 20 students near midcourt of the gym at Lincoln Elementary School. But on this particular Thursday night, the lines of basketball court would be ignored. Today, it was a football field.
Lewis was going beyond his role at Rochelle Township High School's assistant principal and the football team's defensive coordinator and offensive line
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Regional Rally

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 3rd, 2015
BELVIDERE -- Justin Harms said he had never played a game like the one he turned in Tuesday. The Hub junior picked a good night to go off for 24 points versus Rockford Christian.
But it wasn't just the jersey number matching points Harms put up, it was the way he scored them that catapulted Rochelle Township High School to
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Hubs stun Rockford Christian

Posted: Monday, Mar 2nd, 2015
BELVIDERE-- The Rochelle Hubs varsity basketball team upset Rockford Christian 80-71 on Monday night in the opening game of the Belvidere Regional Tournament.
The win, just the team's third of the season, moves the Hubs to the semi-finals against top seed Rockford Lutheran on Tuesday night.
See Tuesday's News-Leader for all the details.
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Abby Kerns leads Lady Hub awards

Posted: Sunday, Mar 1st, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Township High School girls basketball team's season was one that was short on wins but not on effort. Sophomore Abby Kerns and freshman Jacie Wyatt had that effort rewarded by being named honorable mentions in the Northern Illinois Big 12 all-conference team.
Kerns was also named team MVP at the Lady Hubs' Monday night postseason awards
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Ogle County All Stars victorious on, off court

Posted: Sunday, Mar 1st, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Ogle County All Stars took to the court Wednesday at Rochelle Middle School to play a basketball game with the Rockets of Hope D. Wall School.
But this was a special kind of game.
The kind of game where it's perfectly acceptable for the players to break out in a celebration dance at half court during a
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Freshmen Hubs fall in conference championship

Posted: Sunday, Mar 1st, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Mike Dale stared up at the scoreboard and let out a deep breath. The Rochelle Township High School freshmen boys basketball coach looked down at the floor and turned his back to the action on the court.
His Hubs weren't used to being in this position.
After winning 20 of the team's first two dozen games, the 40-32
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Final Little League sign-up date scheduled for Saturday

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The registration deadline for parents to sign up kids for Little League baseball is fast approaching.
Rochelle Little League's board will come together one last time for an open registration date Saturday, Feb. 28 at Abrahams Bar and Grille from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Parents can sign up their children at this time, but registration forms will
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Thomas makes most of Senior Night

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
The game had already been long decided. Tariq Thomas' efforts weren't going to change the outcome of Rochelle Township High School's Tuesday, Feb. 24 game against Dixon, an eventual 65-44 Hubs loss.
But that didn't stop the senior from hustling under the hoop with three minutes to play and pulling down a pair of tough offensive rebounds in a span
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Dixon drops Rochelle in Hubs’ final home game

Modified: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- There was no game-defining moment Tuesday when Rochelle Township High School battled Dixon. The Dukes didn't need any particular shot or turn of events to earn their 65-44 victory. Dixon simply outplayed the Hubs from the opening tip until the final buzzer.
Rochelle's offensive woes continued, especially in the opening two quarters, a half that culminated in a
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Mickley heading to state Pepsi Bowling Tournament

Posted: Friday, Feb 27th, 2015
Several youth bowlers from T-Byrd Lanes recently bowled in the Pepsi U12 Zone tournament at Don Carter Lanes in Rockford. Two local girls shot well, including Allysa Mickley (right), who rolled a 447 series and placed fourth overall at the event to qualify for the state tournament. Paige Roe (left) also bowled well with a 401 series and just missed
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RYBA season nears end

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
Rochelle youth basketball teams took the floor Saturday in Center School's gym. In the fifth and sixth grade division, the black team topped the red team 53-22 while the purple team bested the white team 38-14. At the third and fourth grade level, the white team doubled up the black team by a 20-10 final score, the green team edged
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Hubs’ slide continues versus LaSalle-Peru

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
LASALLE -- The Rochelle Township High School Hubs haven't found much success on the court since overcoming a 14-point deficit to defeat Sterling on Feb. 7.
That trend continued Saturday at LaSalle-Peru when Rochelle fell in a 15-3 first quarter hole and couldn't climb out, losing to the Cavaliers 67-38.
While the final score was still far from favorable for
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Twice as nice

Posted: Wednesday, Feb 25th, 2015
LINDENWOOD -- The St. Paul Lady Crusaders wrapped up their second consecutive Meridian Conference championship with a 33-29 Friday win over Creston. The victory also put a bow on another St. Paul perfect season.
But this particular victory was anything but gifted to the Lady Crusaders by an undersized Lady Colts team. A furious Creston comeback attempt from a dozen
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Rochelle Scorecard

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
Rochelle Wrestling Club

Rochelle Folkstyle Frenzy
2-16-2015

Results: Tots Mat 4 - F (37-39) - Kodey Suter's place is 4th and has scored 1.00 team points.
Semifinal - Wyatt Coop (Seneca Irish Cadets) won by tech fall over Kodey Suter (Rochelle Wrestling Club) (TF 15-0)
3rd Place Match - Jaydee Doke (Harlem Cougars) won by tech fall over
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St. Paul girls handle Kings

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
LINDENWOOD -- It only took the St. Paul girls basketball team five minutes to eliminate any drama surrounding the Lady Crusaders' Meridian Conference Tournament semifinal game with the Kings Lady Comets.
The Lady Crusaders rode a consistent offense and a suffocating defense to a 34-13 win Wednesday and a berth in the Meridian Conference Championship.
"Tonight, my team showed up
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Rochelle Little League President: Youth sports about more than winning

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- When news broke that Chicago Little League baseball team Jackie Robinson West had been stripped of its 2014 U.S. Little League World Series title, it hit home for Rochelle's Jason Knight.
Knight, the president of Rochelle Little League, said the problem with this situation goes deeper than simply breaking the rules.
"When people put the emphasis on
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Creston pulls off stunning comeback over Cornerstone

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 24th, 2015
LINDENWOOD -- Creston's Jackie Muraira took a deep breath, dribbled the ball and let a free throw fly. Her shot bounced off the basketball hoop's iron and above the backboard before falling into the net and tying the game at 26.
Muraira's free throw came early in the fourth quarter of the Lady Colts' Wednesday, Feb. 18 game against Cornerstone
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Gati flying high as a freshman

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
Komla Gati is a man of few words. So it doesn't take long to pick up on two distinct themes in his outlook on basketball.
The Rochelle Township High School freshman likes winning, and he wants to do everything he can to help whatever team he's on achieve that goal each game.
"I've always wanted to win every game we
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Meridan tourney game rescheduled

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
Due to school closings, Thursday evening's Meridian Conference girls basketball championship at Eswood has been rescheduled for Friday evening at 5:30 p.m.
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RTHS offers free admission on Senior Night

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
Rochelle Township High School is offering free admission for all fans at the Tues, Feb. 24 Senior Night boys basketball game.
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Baseball club fundraiser set

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- T-Byrd Lanes is hosting a bowling fundraiser to benefiut the Rochelle Baseball Institute, a youth baseball and softball traveling club.
The event is Saturday, Feb. 21, with sign-in beginning at 6:30 p.m. and the start time at 7 p.m.
The event will be Scotch Doubles, with a $25 charge per couple. There will also be a 50/50 raffle
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DeKalb Barbs easily handle Hubs 92-35

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
DEKALB -- The Rochelle Township High School Hubs committed three turnovers on their first five possessions Tuesday night against DeKalb. On the other side of the court, the Barbs reeled off 14 consecutive points before Rochelle found the basket.
That kind of trend continued all night as DeKalb dismantled the Hubs by a 92-35 final score, marking one of Rochelle's
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Lady Hubs put up fight in final game of season

Posted: Friday, Feb 20th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Lady Hubs never held the lead during their Tuesday, Feb. 17 game versus Belvidere. The Lady Bucs won the game by a 56-23 final score, ending Rochelle Township High School's season in their first game of regionals.
And yet following a closely contest opening frame, Rochelle coach Tony Rowan had several reasons to be excited about what
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