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Jr. Tackle awards

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
The annual Rochelle Jr. Tackle football banquet was held this past Sunday with several players, cheerleaders and dancers being honored
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Eighth grade night

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
The St. Paul Lutheran School volleyball team honored eighth grade students and parents prior to the last home game of the season. Pictured from left to right are Becca Bunger (#4) with her parents, Roger and Terry, Jenna Watson (#10) with her parents, Scot and Krista, Emma Mehrings (#88) with her parents, Kathy and Glen, and Linda McAnly with her
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Little League registration set for this Saturday morning

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The first sign up for the 2015 Rochelle Little League will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Abraham's Bar and Grill in the Baldwin Room.
All local boys and girls ages 4 to 14 are encouraged to register early.
The costs for the various levels are as follows:
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Sophs fall to Sterling, 32-18

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
STERLING -- The Rochelle Hub sophomore football team lost to the the Sterling Golden Warriors by a score of 32-18 on Friday night at Roscoe Eades Stadium.
Sterling opened the scoring in the first quarter with a 3-yard touchdown run to cap a 9-play, 61-yard drive. Alex Harvey broke through the line and blocked the extra point kick. The
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DiSimoni, Plapp lead cross-country runners

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle was the site of the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference cross-country meet this past Saturday with 10 teams battling it in cool, overcast conditions.
The event was slated to take place at Skare Park, but lack of parking forced the races to be moved in town around the high school.
"The meet was run on the perimeter
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Huskies bounce back

Posted: Wednesday, Oct 22nd, 2014
DEKALB -- Sophomore quarterback Drew Hare gained 180 yards on 17 carries with two touchdowns and threw for 185 yards on 12-of-16 passing with a touchdown as NIU earned a 51-41 victory over Miami (Ohio) Saturday at Huskie Stadium.
The Huskies (5-2, 2-1 MAC) gained 658 yards of total offense and did not punt in the win over the RedHawks
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Area Special Olympians to compete in Fall Games next weekend

Posted: Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014
MACHESNEY PARK -- More than 625 Special Olympics athletes from all over the state will compete at the Special Olympics Illinois Fall Games on Oct. 25 and 26 in Machesney Park and Poplar Grove.  
Volleyball competition will take place at Harlem High School from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 25, and 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday,
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Little League registration set for Oct. 25

Posted: Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The first sign up for the 2015 Rochelle Little League will be held on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Abraham's Bar and Grill in the Baldwin Room.
All local boys and girls ages 4 to 14 are encouraged to register early.
The costs for the various levels are as follows:
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Volleyball team falls to Sterling in two

Posted: Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Despite giving Sterling a tough battle in the second game, the Lady Hub varsity volleyball team fell in two games at home on Thursday night.
The Lady Warriors handled Rochelle easily in the first game, 25-12, but the hosts bounced back and took things down to the wire in the second game before losing 25-22.
"The outcome was
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Lady Hubs netters compete at conference meet

Modified: Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014
DEKALB -- The Rochelle Township High School girls tennis team competed in the NIB Conference meet last Saturday at DeKalb and both singles players finished eighth on the day.
Marina Eraas and Erin Esgar both placed eighth after a grueling day of matches, including wins over tough opponents.
"Marina and Erin both advanced past double elimination and played four matches.
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Hubs tie Leafs, shut out Dixon

Posted: Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- It was a good couple of days for the Hub varsity soccer team, as the squad tied Geneseo 2-2 on Wednesday at home and defeated Dixon 1-0 on Thursday afternoon at home.
Geneseo was originally scheduled to come to town on Tuesday afternoon, but rain forced the game to be played on Wednesday.
The Maple Leafs had nearly
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Sterling tops Hubs

Posted: Sunday, Oct 19th, 2014
STERLING -- The Rochelle Hub varsity football team's hopes for a trip to the state playoffs were dashed in a loss to the Sterling Golden Warriors on Friday night by a score of 21-6 at Roscoe Eades Stadium.
Sterling came into the game ranked 10th in IHSA class 5A football and is now 6-2 on the year, while the Hubs
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Rochelle falls to DeKalb

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Hubs frosh-soph football team ran into a tough opponent last Friday night at home against DeKalb and struggled to put points on the board in a 27-6 loss.
Neither team scored in the first quarter, but DeKalb got out in front with two touchdowns in the second period, one on a one-yard run and the second
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Volleyball team drops pair to LaSalle-Peru

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Lady Hub volleyball team hosted L-P in a conference match-up on Tuesday night and dropped two straight games by identical scores, 25-15, 25-15.
Rochelle hung with the Lady Cavs for a short time in the first game before L-P pulled away. In the game two the Lady Hubs fell behind early and never got back in the
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Seniors honored

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
All Rochelle Township High School fall sports athletes were honored this past Friday night prior to the varsity football home game. Here, several senior football players and their family members line up on the track to be recognized in front of the fans. (Photo by Lori Tepinski)
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Hubs taking playoff mindset to Sterling

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- With two regular season games remaining and the Hub varsity football team sitting at 3-4 on the season, Rochelle head coach Kevin Crandall said his team knows the situation, win both road games to make the playoffs.
"The kids understand that we have to approach these next two weeks like they are playoff games in that a loss
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Turkey Trot sign-up

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Registration for the fourth annual Rochelle Turkey Trot 5K event on Thanksgiving Day is now taking place at the Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District office.
This "no frills" 5K run/walk helps raise money for the Rochelle Area Community Foundation.
The Turkey Trot will go on rain or shine, and there will be prizes for the most festive dressed participants.
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Hub freshmen football team suffers loss

Posted: Friday, Oct 17th, 2014
DEKALB -- After starting the season with a six-game unbeaten streak, the Hub freshmen football team suffered its first loss of the year 13-12 to DeKalb on Monday night.
Rochelle got off to a quick start, forcing a punt on the Barbs' first drive and scoring on the ensuing three-play, 54-yard drive. Alex Harvey got the Hubs on the
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Central Michigan running attack too much for Huskies

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
DEKALB, Behind Thomas Rawls' 270 rushing yards and two touchdowns, Central Michigan knocked off NIU, 34-17, Saturday at Huskie Stadium in a Mid-American Conference West Division match-up.
The win by CMU (4-3, 2-1 MAC) snaps the Huskies' (4-2, 1-1 MAC) 28-game winning streak at Huskie Stadium, while also ending NIU's 24-game regular season winning streak against Mid-American Conference opponents.
"We're
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League Champs!

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- What a difference a year makes.
Last season the seventh grade Rochelle Jr. Tackle team was on the losing end of a close championship game against Dixon, but this year as eighth-graders Rochelle turned the tables on the Jr. Dukes, handing them a convincing 29-6 defeat at home on Saturday.
"Wow, this was some game," said Rochelle head
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Hub harriers hit stretch run

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Although many of the Rochelle Hub cross-country runners improved their times at the Sterling Invite this past Saturday, coach John Dobbs is looking for some even lower numbers at the regional competition in two weeks.
"In general, most of our team ran faster than we did at the Rock River Run two weeks ago, but we need to
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Eagles win tournament

Posted: Tuesday, Oct 14th, 2014
STEWARD -- On Sept. 25, the Steward Eagles participated in the Meridian Conference volleyball tournament and brought home a first place title.
Steward entered the tournament with a 7-1 regular season record and the squad won both matches to take home the tournament trophy.
This is the second year in a row that the team has claimed the Meridian championship.
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Ottawa tops Lady Hub netters

Posted: Sunday, Oct 12th, 2014
OTTAWA -- The Lady Hubs came out strong in the opening game against Ottawa on Thursday, but lost momentum and dropped the match in two games to the Lady Pirates on the road.
Rochelle battled hard in the opening game, forcing extra points but Ottawa managed to pull out an excting 26-24 victory.
The tough first game loss seemed to
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Hub soccer team ties with Sterling at home match

Posted: Sunday, Oct 12th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Hubs varsity soccer team hosted a tough Sterling team on Thursday and played to a 1-1 tie with the Golden Warriors.
Defense was the name of the game for both teams as Sterling took 12 shots on goal and Rochelle goal keeper Cole Dickson made nine saves. The Hubs took 10 shots on goal and were
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Heitter set bar high

Posted: Sunday, Oct 12th, 2014
OLIVIA Heitter grew up in Rochelle teaching many of the neighborhood boys a lesson and she was not afraid to step up to the line to prove it. Heitter grew up believing and demonstrating to many that a girl can play with the boys and win.
Heitter was raised by her dad, Tim, and older brother, Erik, and grew up
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Hub heartbreaker

Posted: Sunday, Oct 12th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Hubs executed their game plan to a tee against league leading DeKalb on Friday night and nearly everything fell into place, except for the final score, as the undefeated Barbs pulled out a late 28-27 win over Rochelle in an exciting back-and-forth thriller.
"I'm just heartbroken for our kids," said Hub head coach Kevin Crandall after the
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Hubs look to slow down DeKalb

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- After handily defeating LaSalle-Peru last week on the road to get back to .500, the Hub varsity football team now faces a tough task of slowing down a fast-paced DeKalb offense this Friday on Senior Night.
According to Rochelle head coach Kevin Crandall, ball control on offense and containment on defense are the keys for the Hubs this
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Lady Hubs give Morris a battle

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Consistency is something the Lady Hub varsity volleyball team is looking for despite several injuries that have forced various lineup changes in the past couple of weeks.
On Tuesday night, Rochelle hosted a powerful Morris squad and gave the visitors a tough match before falling in two games, 25-21 and 25-18.
"The girls had some high points tonight
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Soccer team splits games

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- It's a busy week for the Rochelle Hubs varsity soccer team, as the squad hosted two games earlier in the week and another on Thursday night.
The Hubs faced a strong Belvidere North opponent on Monday night and fell 3-0 at home. Both teams battled aggressively in the contest and Rochelle managed seven shots on goal, but couldn't
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Weather works against Hub golf team

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Poor weather conditions put a damper on the Rochelle Hub golf team the past few days, as the squad finished up its season at a tournament in LaSalle-Peru on Saturday and at Tuesday's regional tournament in Freeport.
On Saturday, a rain and snow flurry mix in L-P forced the 18-hole tournament to be shortened to just nine holes.
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Lady Hubs drop close match

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Lady Hubs tennis team hosted Hononegah on Monday night and fell 3-2 in a close match.
Rochelle won both of its singles matches on the night, but dropped all three doubles matches.
In singles Marina Eraas was victorius in two games (6-2, 6-0), while Erin Esgar also won her singles match in two games (6-3, 6-4).
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Rochelle freshmen football team topples L-P

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- After one quarter of play the Hub freshmen football team was locked in a tie game with LaSalle-Peru on Monday night.
That didn't last long.
Rochelle got its offense rolling in the second period and went on to a 42-6 blowout to move to 6-0 on the season.
The Hubs jumped out in front in the first quarter
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RMS volleyball action

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
The Rochelle Middle School volleyball teams were in action earlier this week at home. The squad was narrowly defeated on Monday night by Belvidere South, but came back and won on Tuesday over Dixon. At left, Abby Tilton saves a ball from going out, while Kelsey Thompson stands ready to help. At right, Addison Curtis goes to the ground to
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Kishwaukee College welcomes new AD

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
MALTA -- Craig Jackson has been named the new athletic director at Kishwaukee College.
Jackson comes to Kishwaukee after serving as the Director of Athletics and Head Women's Basketball Coach at Montreat College in Montreat, North Carolina. Through his 24-year career, he has served in a variety of positions at all levels of collegiate athletics, primarily as a coach for
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Tryouts for boys travel basketball teams set for Sunday, Nov. 9

Posted: Friday, Oct 10th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Boys Travel Basketball program will have tryouts for boys in fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth grade. The tryouts will be held on Sunday, Nov. 9 at Rochelle Township High School.
Tryouts will begin at 3 p.m. for fifth and sixth-graders. Seventh and eighth grade tryouts will begin at 4 p.m.
Please try to arrive 20 minutes
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