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Lady Hubs drop four straight matches

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
BELVIDERE -- Rochelle started their season strong with a straight set win over Rockford Christian, 25-12 and 25-21 on Saturday at the Rockford East Tournament.
The Lady Hubs then dropped four straight matches to Belvidere, Dundee-Crown, Sandwich, and Hamsphire in straight sets for 12th place at the 16-team tournament.
The Lady Hubs (1-4) fell to Belvidere 25-18, 25-16
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Hernandez eyes trip to state meet

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Julian Hernandez met his expectation last season to qualify for sectionals, but this year he has raised the bar for himself.
Last year, Hernandez, then a sophomore at Rochelle, ran a 17:23 time to place 107th out of 147 runners at the Class 2A Belvidere Sectional. This year Hernandez has set is expectations higher and believes the
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Hubs place 14th at Geneseo Invitational

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
GENESEO -- Zack Pauser had an uncharacteristically tough day on the golf course has he struggled with tee shots on Saturday at Geneseo, but he still led Rochelle with some solid putting.
"It was unlike him, he just couldn't get anything going on tee," Mehrings said. "He saved a lot of pars and had two birdies on the greens,
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Hubs run over Corliss in season opener

Posted: Tuesday, Sep 2nd, 2014
CHICAGO -- Rochelle senior Eddie Avila did not waste anytime making his presence known on the field in the Hubs' opening game on Saturday.
Avila ran three touchdowns and recovered a fumble in the endzone for a defensive score, as the Hubs cruised to their 14th straight win over Chicago Corliss with a 43-6 victory on Saturday afternoon at Gately
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Junior Tackle Ice Bucket Challenge

Posted: Sunday, Aug 31st, 2014
The Rochelle Junior Tackle's eighth grade football team participated in the famed ‘Ice Bucket Challenge' to raise awareness for ALS. RJT President Brian Siwicki got all the eighth-graders in the RJT program involved by having the poms and cheer squads dose the players and coaches with ice. Eighth grade head coach Ben Manning in return challenged rival teams Sterling-Blue and
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Scrimmage game allows coach to note player skills

Posted: Sunday, Aug 31st, 2014
ROCHELLE -- KC Cavazos worked her varsity volleyball team through its annual purple and white scrimmage game to work on various combinations before the season begins.
Notably, sophomore Paige Myroth donned the libero jersey during the scrimmage while junior Lexie Watson also saw time as a defensive specialist.
Returning starters Kaylie Clark and Jessica Thomas connected well on
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Sycamore knocks out Rochelle in War on War Invite

Posted: Sunday, Aug 31st, 2014

LELAND --Salvadorre Ibarra rung the ball off the crossbar, and then raced to knock in the rebound to tie things up 1-1 late in the game.
Unfortunately, Sycamore answered with a goal in the 78th minute for a 2-1 win to knock Rochelle (1-3) out of the War-on-War Invite at Leland on Wednesday afternoon.
Rochelle head coach
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Hubs comeback falls short

Posted: Sunday, Aug 31st, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Brett Johnson could not find his putting game early, but the last four holes when the rain started to fall it changed.
Johnson finished just one over par for a 49 to join senior teammate Zack Pauser, who shot a 42, as the only Hubs under 50 in a 198-176 loss to Belvidere North at Fairways Golf
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Huskies run past Presbyterian in season opener Thursday

Modified: Sunday, Aug 31st, 2014
DEKALB -- Sophomore Joel Bouagnon (Aurora/Aurora Christian) scored four touchdowns as NIU opened the season with a 55-3 victory over Presbyterian College on Thursday night at Huskie Stadium. NIU racked up 635 yards of total offense, 424 coming on the ground, as it extended its Huskie Stadium winning streak to a nation-leading 27 games.
The Huskies ran a program-record 109
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Volleyball teams gearing up for opener

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Township High School volleyball program started practice two weeks ago and hit the court in prepration for the upcoming season.
The Lady Hubs will open their regular season on the road on Saturday, Aug. 30 when they play in the 16-team Rockford East Tournament held at Belvidere North High School, due to construction at
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Lady Hubs home opener slips away

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Marina Erras and Erin Esgar showed first hand that new head coach Katie Wessell's conditioning regime works.
The Rochelle senior duo found themselves on the other side of the fence in singles play and after playing two close sets rebounded by wearing down their opponents to claim their first wins on the season.
The Lady Hubs' doubles
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Hubs earn first win at War on War 34 Invite

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Salvador Ibarra and Alt Flores pushed the ball to the outside and worked it back into the inside for Yael Castillo to chip the ball over the Lisle goalkeeper for a 1-0 win in the first game of the War on War 34 Invite at Leland Tuesday afternoon.
The Hubs (1-2) followed up their performance by allowing
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New faces to lead Hubs

Posted: Thursday, Aug 28th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The past two seasons Rochelle Hub head football coach Kevin Crandall had Angel Burciaga under center guiding the offense, while Kevin Christensen played understudy and learned as Burciaga led the Hubs to back-to-back playoff appearances.
This season its Christensen's turn to take the snaps for the starting squad and waiting his turn and watching the game has given
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Fifth, sixth grade Hubs remain winless

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The fifth grade Hubs (0-2) were shutout in a 6-0 loss to Kewanee (2-0), while the sixth-grader team (0-2) also fell 22-8 to the Junior Boilermakers(1-1).
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Rochelle runs over Junior Boilermakers

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Junior Hubs rushed for over 200 yards on Kewanee and were led by Dallas List with 105 yards and three touchdowns for a 30-8 win on Saturday afternoon.
Rochelle (2-0) controlled the clock with its punishing run game throughout the game and Kewanee (0-2) scored its only points with just 3:50 left in the game.
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Navejas scores three touchdowns, Junior Hubs pick off Kewanee

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Ethan Etes dropped back and connected with Samuel Navejas for a 50-yard touchdown pass and Navejas also scored two touchdowns on interception returns to lead the seventh-grade Hubs to a 28-6 win.
The Hubs (2-0) struggled in the trenches early and were forced to punt, which Kewanee (1-1) ran back to the 1-yard line to set
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Meets cancelled

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
Rochelle's golf team meet in Yorkville and the girls' tennis meet at home vs Harlem were cancelled Monday afternoon due to excessive rain. Both teams will resume play Thursday with the golf team hosting Belvidere North and tennis travelling to Belvidere. Here, junior Alec Beach watches his shot during the Hubs meet at Sycamore last Friday. (Photo by Brandon Cain)
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Lady Hubs lack size, but not hustle on the court

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- In KC Cavazos inaugural season at the helm of Rochelle's varsity volleyball program she had what every coach wants -- height.
This year however, will be quite different as she only fields one returning player taller than 6'0'' in junior Kaylie Clark.
"We don't have the height as we did last year, but these girls have
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Penalties, rain dampen Hubs’ home opener

Posted: Tuesday, Aug 26th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Hinckley-Big Rock scored in the 25th minute off a penalty in the box for its second goal, and H-BR added two more on rebound attempts in the second half to hand Rochelle a 4-3 loss on their rain soaked home field at the Doug Creason Athletic Complex.
The game was delayed due to lightning strikes by an
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Serving up new roles

Posted: Saturday, Aug 23rd, 2014
ROCHELLE -- For Marina Eraas and Erin Esgar, singles play will hopefully translate to more wins for the 2014 tennis season.
The Rochelle seniors teamed up the at number two doubles slot behind state qualifying duo Lisa Noggle and Haley Griffith. Eraas played number two singles a few times while Esgar only saw singles play once.
A coaching
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NIU Football closes out fall camp

Posted: Saturday, Aug 23rd, 2014
DEKALB, The Northern Illinois University football team closed out preseason camp Thursday afternoon with a 90-minute workout at Huskie Stadium in shorts and helmets.
One week from the season opener versus Presbyterian on August 28th, NIU Head Coach Rod Carey and his staff conducted a "mock game" practice, although no passes were thrown or tackles made.  Instead, the team went
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Hubs fall in season opener

Posted: Saturday, Aug 23rd, 2014
SYCAMORE -- Zack Pauser was excited to go back to Park Hills in Freeport where he ended his junior season at the Class 2A sectional, but he will have to wait until later in the season due to a rain out Thursday afternoon.
Instead, Pauser led the Hubs against NI Big 12 conference foe Sycamore on the road at
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Fall sports teams back in action

Posted: Saturday, Aug 23rd, 2014
Cross-country runners have been putting in miles all over town the past week as they work to get into shape for the new season. (Photo by Brandon Cain)
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NIU unveils new basketball floor

Posted: Saturday, Aug 23rd, 2014
DEKALB -- NIU Athletics and the NIU Convocation Center unveiled a new basketball floor and court design today. The new surface is just the second for the Huskies in the Convocation Center, replacing the original floor that debuted with the building in 2002. 


Along with a new court design, the new floor also includes increased padding to help cushion
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Great Shot

Posted: Saturday, Aug 23rd, 2014
It did not take long for some excitement at the lanes when Josh Grove picked up the tough 7-10 split on opening night of the Thursday Night Classic League on Aug. 14 at T-Byrd Lanes.This is the third time the left-hander has picked up the difficult leave in his career. (Photo by John Shank)
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Rochelle Jr. Tackle team rosters set as season play in full swing

Posted: Thursday, Aug 21st, 2014
5th Grade Roster
Head Coach, Scott Watson
Ryan Williams
Ray Lara
Dale Lawhorn
Bret Johnson
Jacob Andrist

Owen Angell

Noah Brown

Treyton Buh

Marco Castro
Montana Chesko
Joe Daniels
Bryton Disimoni

Matthew Eyster
Forrest Gerber
Cooper Hasz
Shepard Hayes
Denton Johnson

Hunter Knaak
Tanner Lager
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Flag action

Posted: Thursday, Aug 21st, 2014
Flag football games are in full swing at Helms Athletic Complex every Tuesday and Wednesday night. (Photos by Brandon Cain)
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McCaskey to visit Rockford

Posted: Thursday, Aug 21st, 2014
ROCKFORD -- Patrick McCaskey will make an appearance from noon to 2 p.m. on Aug. 23 at Vineyard Books & Gifts, 1638 N. Alpine Road, to sign copies of his books "Sports and Faith" and "Pillars of the NFL."
McCaskey serves on the Chicago Bears' board of directors and is the team's senior director of special projects. He is the
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Trio of NIU quarterbacks vying for starting spot

Posted: Thursday, Aug 21st, 2014
DEKALB - The most discussed battle for starting position this fall camp has been at the quarterback position.
NIU has been stable at quarterback over the last five years with Chandler Harnish and Jordan Lynch, who combined for three Vern Smith Leadership Awards, given to the Most Valuable Player in the Mid-American Conference.
Just as Lynch was passed the torch
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Clean bill of health for Hubs

Posted: Thursday, Aug 21st, 2014
ROCHELLE -- When Cole Dickinson took the net last fall against Kaneland he was eager to face one of Rochelle's bitter rivals, but is mood quickly changed when he tore his left labrum (shoulder) while making a routine save during pre-game warm-ups.
The senior Rochelle goalkeeper spent the second half of the season on the sidelines cheering his teammates
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Football teams gearing up for opener

Posted: Thursday, Aug 21st, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Township High School football program started practice last Wednesday and strapped on the full pads Saturday in preparation for the upcoming season.
The Hubs will open theirregular season on the road on Saturday, Aug. 30 when they take on perennial first game opponent Chicago Corliss.
The Hubs will host Aurora East in their home
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