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Rowan, Lady Hubs host basketball camp

Posted: Sunday, Mar 29th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Tony Rowan rounded up 15 sixth through eighth grade students at midcourt in the main gym at Rochelle Township High School. Day two of the Lady Hub coach's spring break basketball camp was coming to a close and he had some pointers for the group of hopeful Lady Hubs.
Rowan reminded them about the importance of always knowing
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Young Hubs face challenge of learning

Posted: Sunday, Mar 29th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The rest of the Rochelle Township High School boys tennis team was taking a water break. Sophomore Gunther Marinkovich was learning how to keep score in his first day playing the sport.
Assistant coach Jeff Trunkenbrod went through the point progression with Marinkovich next to the courts at RTHS -- love, 15, 30, 40. The lesson on games
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Rochelle hosts second dart tournament

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
More than 100 people from as far as California came out last weekend for a dart tournament at the Hickory Grove Banquet Center. Darts promotional company RedEye Rhino put on the second annual tournament. Wisconsin native Benjamin Dersch won the singles tournament. Pictured are tournament staff and participants Raymond Newman (front), Matt Gervais (back, from left), Troy Nordlund, Kyle Kawafuchi,
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Lady Hub soccer team helps out former player’s family

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Two white Rochelle Township High School busses turned onto East Hickory Ridge Drive promptly at 2:30 on a cool Friday afternoon. Both vehicles were armed with rakes, tarps and the RTHS girls soccer team.
The team could have easily been practicing, getting ready for their season opening game against Stillman Valley that was less than a week away.
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Hubs take second place at Sterling Triangular

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
STERLING -- After placing seventh out of nine teams at the indoor conference meet Saturday, the Rochelle Township High School boys track and field team welcomed a second place finish in Tuesday's Sterling Triangular.
Four first place finishes by the Hubs highlighted the day and led Rochelle to its 48.5 points, behind Sterling's mark of 62.57 and ahead of Freeport's
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Rochelle Wrestling Club coach: Best is yet to come

Posted: Friday, Mar 27th, 2015
ROCKFORD -- The Rochelle Wrestling Club enjoyed a successful year during the season that wrapped up two weeks ago at the state competition. The five RWC wrestlers that qualified for state marked the most during the 12 seasons that Derrick Meyers has been at the club's helm.
Rochelle didn't just see its wrestlers qualify for state, three placed in the
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Meyers’ redemption helps Lady Hubs start season with win

Modified: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
ROCKFORD -- Jessie Meyers stepped to the plate in the sixth inning of a tie softball game. Rochelle Township High School had led Rockford East 8-0 before the Lady E-Rabs stormed back with eight consecutive scores. Meyers was on the mound for four of those runs.
"Redemption time!" Lady Hubs coach Denver Davis called out from his post at third
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Baker, Vardman, lead the way for Lady Hubs at conference

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
STERLING -- Lady Hubs coach Kyle Kissack said his team is getting better. At this point in the track and field season, that's what matters most.
The Rochelle Township High School girls track and field team travelled to Sterling on Saturday for the NIB Big XII Indoor Conference Meet.
The Lady Hubs finished in ninth place out of as
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Hubs make strides at conference, take seventh place at indoor meet

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 24th, 2015
STERLING -- The Rochelle Township High School boys track team's 36 points at Saturday's NIB Big XII Indoor Conference Meet was only good enough for seventh place out of nine competing schools.
But that point total marked a significant improvement over last season's result in the same meet. The Hubs added up just five points in the 2014 edition
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Local bowlers state-bound

Posted: Sunday, Mar 22nd, 2015
Two Rochelle high school league bowlers qualified for the Pepsi Illinois state tournament after strong performances in the Pepsi zone tournament held on March 1 in Loves Park. Carlie Elder (U15 Girls) and Luke Furman (U20 Boys) both advanced in their respective divisions. Elder shot a 779 series in four games, while Furman rolled an 894. (Photo by John Shank)
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Seebach, Gould named all-conference honorable mention

Posted: Sunday, Mar 22nd, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The most recent Rochelle Township High School boys basketball season didn't go the way any of the Hubs hoped. But two of the team's outstanding performers were awarded postseason honors this week.
Sophomores Caleb Gould and Kyle Seebach were both named honorable mention on the 2014-15 NIB 12 Boys All-Conference Basketball Team's west squad.
Gould shot nearly 37
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Hubs dominate Sycamore Invite

Posted: Sunday, Mar 22nd, 2015
SYCAMORE -- Daniel Winemiller is just practicing.
His 21'7.5" in the long jump? Just a warm up. His 39'6" in the triple jump? A trial run. His first place finishes in those events that helped Rochelle Township High School earn a victory Wednesday at the Sycamore Indoor Invitational?
Just practice.
"We're not too worried about how successful I am indoor,"
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Double or nothing

Posted: Sunday, Mar 22nd, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Township High School girls soccer team was scrimmaging in its first outdoor practice of the season. Even as practice sessions go, this one was less than a realistic game scenario. One net was perpetually empty. Coaches occasionally took shots on goal. Timeouts interrupted play for in-depth lessons on defensive placement.
But all that changed near the
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Harvey captures fresh-soph state championship

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
ROCKFORD -- There's a state champion in Rochelle. And his name is Alex Harvey.
He's a 152-pound wrestler who won five consecutive matches at the IWCOA State Championships over the weekend to take the freshman-sophomore state crown.
Harvey overcame a 32-person bracket including wrestlers from 2A and 3A schools to win the title after having already made it through a
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Young Lady Hub softball team focuses on fundamentals

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Township High School softball team went through its normal practices on a Thursday afternoon when the weather was clear enough to practice outside.
Lady Hubs coach Denver Davis stood at a makeshift home plate in an RTHS parking lot and slapped ball after ball at Rochelle's defense, calling out numbers of outs and base runners so
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Rochelle natives Sondgeroth, McCulloch excel in college athletics

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
WHITEWATER, WI -- Rochelle Township High School graduate Lexie Sondgeroth's impressive college career continues. The senior track star for the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater won the NCAA Division III national long jump title last weekend.
Her mark of 18-10.00 was just the program's second national indoor long jump champion and first-ever NCAA title winner. Sondgeroth also took third place in the
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Girls softball team forming in Rochelle

Posted: Friday, Mar 20th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Looking for some seventh and eighth grade girls softball players. We would play other teams but non-travel. Looking to teach proper fundamentals to those looking to improve. Contact Jim Nalley at 815-757-2659 for more information.
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Vardman keeps impressing for Hubs

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
BYRON -- Rochelle Township High School's Franny Vardman has quickly impressed her Hub coaches early on in the track and field season.
Almost as quickly as she flies around the track.
Less than a week ago, the freshman led the Lady Hubs' 4x160 meter junior varsity relay team to a victory at Sycamore. Saturday, she made the 55 meter dash
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Hubs hope hitting leads to success

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- For the 2015 version of the Rochelle Township High School baseball team, hitting will be the team's key to success.
That's a mentality head coach Jarrod Reynolds is bringing to the fold in his first season at the Hubs' helm.
"I want to hit, that's my first priority," Reynolds said. "Every phase of the game is important --
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Hubs nab second in DeKalb tri meet

Posted: Tuesday, Mar 17th, 2015
DEKALB -- The Rochelle Township High School boys track team finished in second place Saturday at the DeKalb Triangular Meet, but a pair of first-place performances highlighted another positive effort to help start the Hubs' season.
Donivyn Harms' 44 feet, 2 inch mark in the triple jump earned him first place in the individual competition. Harms also tied for the
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