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Rochelle outswims Genoa in first meet of season

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Rays swam out to an impressive start in the team's first meet of the season Thursday, June 25.
The swimmers from Genoa couldn't keep up with the Rays, who took the victory by a final score of 727-408.
Madison Underwood was among the team leaders for the Rays, finishing first in all six events she was
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Rochelle Little League All-Stars selected

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
11/12 Girls All-Stars
Manager William Luchsinger
Hannah Luxton
Maggie Williams
Isabella Lodico
Maddy Horsman
Ayah Sbeih
Abby Reish
Ally Reish
Brandi Salinas
Caitlin McMurray
Paige Dowdy
Thaila Herebia

10/11 Girls All-Stars
Shiloh Rhodes
Isallea Zepeda
Sawyer McGee
Alexis Czaplinski
Sylvia Hasz
Kendall Ansteth
Heidi Cruz
Jillian Snyder
Sydney Hazen
Ashley Knight
Jordin Dickey
Megan Thompson
Teagan Meyers
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Rochelle All-Stars take home tournament crown

Posted: Wednesday, Jul 1st, 2015
The Rochelle Little League Boys 9 and 10 year-old All-Star team earned a first-place finish in the Rock Falls tournament last weekend. Pictured are (front row, from left) Tommy Tourdot and Grant Gensler. (Second row, from left) Jack Tracey, Austin Davis, Brandyn Metzger, Erick Metzger and Anlun Meyers. (Third row, from left) Paul Swartz, Jacob Andrist, Landon DeLille, Josh Lloyd
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Rochelle Little League All-Stars selected

Modified: Tuesday, Jun 30th, 2015
11/12 Girls All-Stars
Manager William Luchsinger
Hannah Luxton, Maggie Williams, Isabella Lodico, Maddy Horsman, Ayah Sbeih, Abby Reish, Ally Reish, Brandi Salinas, Caitlin McMurray, Paige Dowdy, Thaila Herebia
10/11 Girls All-Stars
Shiloh Rhodes, Isallea Zepeda, Sawyer McGee, Alexis Czaplinski, Sylvia Hasz, Kendall Ansteth, Heidi Cruz, Jillian Snyder, Sydney Hazen, Ashley Knight, Jordin Dickey, Megan Thompson, Teagan Meyers, MeLisa Young
9/10
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Ogle County 4-H’s Bits ‘N Reins horse show draws a crowd

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Lexi Lichty brought her 6 year-old horse named Peanut to Rochelle's Diamond G Ranch on Saturday to take part in the 30th annual Ogle County 4-H Club Bits ‘N Reins Open Horse Show.
Lichty, 12, is from Monroe Center has been riding horses for more than half her life. Getting to show off her skills and her
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Offseason camp vital to tennis teams’ success

Modified: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- There were seven Hub tennis players on the courts at Rochelle Township High School during this particularly hot Tuesday afternoon. It was one of the best single-day turnouts for the three-week RTHS tennis camp that covered most of June.
The camp was open to boys and girls, a chance for Hubs to work on their game in the
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Free bowling clinic to be held at T-Byrd Lanes

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle USBC Bowling Association is holding a free bowling clinic at T-Byrd Lanes on Saturday, July 11 from noon to 2 p.m. for bowlers of all ages.
All interested youths and adults, including parents and school officials are welcome to attend the clinic to learn more about the sport or to improve their game.
Rochelle USBC sanctioned
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Lara, VFW dominate Lions in shutout win

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- It took Kyler Lara and his VFW team a mere 10 minutes to begin asserting their dominance over the Lions in a Tuesday night tilt. Lara pitched an inspired game and his offense gave him more than enough support in VFW's 10-0 win.
After Lara sat down the Lions in order to start the game, Justin Beck thumped
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Firemen survive Rotary comeback to advance

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Had Thursday night's game between the Firemen and Rotary been allowed to run its full course of innings, there's no telling what would have happened. After falling behind by nine runs after just two frames, Rotary had clawed its way back to within a run of the high-powered Firemen team.
But as the clock reached 7:15 p.m. on
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Basketball camp teaches fundamentals

Posted: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle Township High School boys basketball coach Tim Thompson ran his summer youth basketball camp like this winter's starting five was there. The camp ran the week of June 15 and focused on drills, especially emphasizing ball handling.
Even though the two separate sessions were for boys in grades one through four and five through eight, Thompson said
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School and sports physicals held this summer at RTHS

Modified: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle Community Hospital will offer Sports Physicals at Rochelle Township High School on Tuesday, July 14 between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. for a cost of $25, cash or check payable to RCH.
Call RCH at 815-562-2181 ext. 0 to schedule your appointment. This is open not only to RTHS athletes but anyone who
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Lions come back, beat Kiwanis to start playoffs

Modified: Monday, Jun 29th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Shawn Kemp allowed himself a slight smile as he exited the dugout at Rochelle Little League's Joe Donor Memorial Field.
"I guess I'm buying them ice cream," coach Kemp said of his Lions team, which had just beaten Kiwanis 14-11 in a roller coaster of a contest.
The Lions raced out of the gate in Tuesday's opening game
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Murphy leads Rochelle Rays into new season

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
ROCHELLE -- For the second straight practice, Lauren Murphy and the Rochelle Rays swim team were getting all wet, and not just because they were going over strokes in the pool.
The early morning rain's intensity increased as reports of nearby thunder reached Spring Lake Pool, prompting an early end to practice.
But the fact that many of her students
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Local athletes compete at Rochelle Area Track Club meet

Posted: Tuesday, Jun 23rd, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Area Track club hosted its home meet Saturday at Rochelle Township High School.
The RATC finished the day with more than 20 first-place finishes.
Coach John Dobbs especially complimented the efforts of Liberty Hayes and Andrew Myers.
Hayes took first place in the girls 11-12 100-meter dash with a time of 14.39 seconds, finishing just ahead
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Hamilton hopes golf camp sparks more youth play

Posted: Saturday, Jun 20th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District's third annual junior golf camp isn't just an opportunity for local youths to get out this summer.
For Mitch Hamilton, it's a way to increase excitement in young people for a sport that's having trouble competing in the local athletics scene.
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AYSO soccer players enjoy competition, friendship

Posted: Saturday, Jun 20th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Tavis Parker got the scoring going and no one was going to stop it.
Parker's goal gave his team an early 1-0 lead, one it would add to it before its opponent mounted a comeback that ended the game in a 4-4 tie.
But even from outside the lines of the largest soccer field in the Helms Park
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Solid turnout for Rochelle Wrestling Club camp

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- With the proper dedication, wrestling can be a year-round sport.
Thirty-five youths signed up for Rochelle Wrestling's summer camp at Rochelle Township High School. On Wednesday, June 10, the group populated RTHS' blue gym and began their day with the customary trips around the mats stretching and sprinting to warm up for an afternoon of wrestling.
The high
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School and sports physicals held this summer at RTHS

Posted: Friday, Jun 19th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle Community Hospital will offer Sports Physicals at Rochelle Township High School on Tuesday, July 14 between the hours of 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. for a cost of $25, cash or check payable to RCH.
Call RCH at 815-562-2181 ext. 0 to schedule your appointment. This is open not only to RTHS athletes but anyone who
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