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Cheer teams successful

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 26th, 2014
The Rochelle Township High School varsity and junior varsity competition cheer teams opened the competitive season Sunday at Wilmington High School. The JV squad (pictured above) placed first in the event. The team is made up of Candace McMurray, Mychaela Hurst, Ashley Moon, Gabby Gonzales, Megan Monfils, Hannah Cruz, Lydia Ankney, Eliza Petry, Nora Petry, Mariah Avila and Kayle
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Dunlap gives Hubs trouble

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 26th, 2014
LaSALLE PERU -- Rochelle head boys basketball coach Tm Thompson figured it might be a tough start, but maybe not this tough.
Dominating the boards on both ends of the court, and taking advantage of numerous turnovers Dunlap defeated the Rochelle High School boys basketball team 71-40 Monday night.
Besides being their first game of the Fifth Annual
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Roller derby event to benefit H.O.P.E.

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 26th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Roller derby is making its way to Rochelle this Saturday. This event is a fundraiser, with all proceeds going to benefit H.O.P.E. of Rochelle.
Midwest Derby Divas is presenting a roller derby event on Nov. 29 at the Chicagoland Skydiving Center. Doors will open at 5 p.m., and the first game starts at 6 p.m.
The event features
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A Considine Contender

Posted: Wednesday, Nov 26th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- A Rochelle Township High School Hub football player is hoping to win $10,000 in scholarship monies through an online contest.
"I have been nominated by my football coach for a chance to win a $10,000 scholarship," Adam Ricketts said. "My nomination was based on my academics and desire to play football at the collegiate level. I'm competing against
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Meridian b-ball

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
Meridian Conference boys basketball continues as teams headed into the second half of the season last week. Above left, Jeremiah Navejas shoots a jumper agains Steward. Above right, Noah Knight brings the ball down the floor during a recent game. At right, Kings players line up to inbound the ball against Steward. Both St. Paul and Steward are 7-1 in
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St. Paul places fourth

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
The St, Paul boys varsity basketball team had a good tournament in Belvidere this past weekend, placing fourth and bringing home a trophy. The team was defeated by just one point in OT in Sunday's third place game with Marengo Zion. Pictured in front are Noah Knight, Michael Eyster, Sheperd Hayes, Zack Sanders, Zach Bernardin and Christian Harding. In the
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Sophomore team posts early wins

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Township High School girls sophomore basketball team is off to a good start after a thrilling opening season 31-30 overtime win over Guilford and a convincing 32-14 victory over Stockton in tournament play.
Rochelle hosted Guilford last Tuesday and despite having trouble hitting shots and free throws, the hosts were able to use their defense to
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Lady Hubs clipped in final minutes by Christian Life

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
FORRESTON -- Rochelle nearly pulled out its first win of the season on Saturday morning, but a lead slipped away and Christian Life ended up winning 44-42 at the Forreston Thanksgiving Tournament.
The Lady Hubs jumped out in front early and took a 12-4 lead at the end of the first quarter with some balanced scoring. Five players scored for
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Ready and Running

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 25th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- In the 16 years he has been coaching Hubs basketball, 12 as an assistant and now his fourth as head boys coach, Tim Thompson said the focus has always been on an up-tempo style of play.
Thompson said that trend will definitely continue this season, which opened in the LaSalle Thanksgiving Tournament on Monday night. With a lot
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Taking shape

Posted: Sunday, Nov 23rd, 2014
WEIGHTLIFTING, dieting, muscle building and exercising is all in a day's work for a bodybuilder. And two of Rochelle's very own were recent recipients of two top awards for all of their hard work and dedication to bodybuilding.
Caleb Dale and Cole Burkhart recently competed in the Bodybuilding NPC Battle of Champions in Davenport, Iowa, , which was attended
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Hubs roll to 5-0 mark

Posted: Sunday, Nov 23rd, 2014
DEKALB -- After dropping the first two games at DeKalb on Thursday afternoon, the Hub boys bowling team rallied for a 84-pin victory in game three to capture the team series by just one pin and win the match 6-4.
"We did exactly what we had to do to win match," said Hub head coach Doug Koch. "We had to
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Traveling volleyball team tryouts on Sunday

Posted: Sunday, Nov 23rd, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Local youth girls interested in playing volleyball in the Rochelle Jrs traveling club will have the opportunity to tryout for the sixth-ninth grade team later this month.
Rochelle Jrs coordinator Jackee Ohlinger has announced that tryouts for the traveling team will be held on Sunday, Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. in the RTHS gym.
Ohlinger said the program
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Co-Ed softball league champs

Posted: Sunday, Nov 23rd, 2014
On Monday Nov. 10, Rat Worx defeated the A-1 Tree Service/Alfanos team, to take home the Flagg-Rochelle Community Park District Co-Ed softball championship. The game was a tight one throughout, but Rat Worx used a six-run fifth inning to propel it to a 20-17 victory. Captained by Calvin Clothier, Rat Worx also completed the regular season with the best record
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Eighth grade squads face tough opponents

Posted: Sunday, Nov 23rd, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Middle School eighth grade squads each played two games this week with the A-Team losing twice and the B-Team splitting games.
On Tuesday, the Royal A-Team played Burlington Central and fell 41-31 in a tight ball game with one of the conference leaders.
"We played well and got as close as seven points in the second
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Stockton pulls away late from Lady Hubs

Posted: Sunday, Nov 23rd, 2014
FORRESTON -- Behind Abby Kerns' 11 first-half points the Lady Hubs kept pace with Stockton in the first game of the Forreston Thanksgiving girls basketball tournament on Thursday night, but the Lady Bulldogs outscored Rochelle 19-10 in the second half and pulled away for a 35-24 victory.
Rochelle led 6-4 at the end of the first period and trailed by
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Still time to register for Turkey Trot

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 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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Rochelle rolls over Yorkville

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
ROCHELLE -- After dropping their first game to Yorkville on Tuesday afternoon, the Hub varsity boys bowling team rolled over the visiting Foxes to post an 8-2 win and move to 3-0 on the season.
Steven Demoff led Rochelle with an impressive 703 series (179-267-257), while Luke Furman was right behind with a 677 series (206-247-224).
Rochelle lost the first
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Rowan pleased with effort despite opening loss

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The fourth quarter had just started in the Rochelle Township High School girls' varsity basketball game against Rockford Guilford Tuesday night, when with a burst of speed, Rochelle junior Lexie Watson stripped the ball from Guilford guard Crystal Mathis near half-court, then drove the length of the floor for a dramatic layup to bring the home crowd to
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Hub golfers win awards

Posted: Friday, Nov 21st, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Two Hub golfers were recently acknowledged at the team's year-end banquet, including senior Zack Pauser and junior Brett Johnson.
Pauser led the team in low stroke average (42) and was named team MVP.
"Zack was our team MVP for low stroke average," said Hub coach Glen Mehrings. "He earned All-Conference honors by placing fifth in conference points earned
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Sign-up for youth boys basketball league begins

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Local boys in grades third through sixth who wish to play in the Rochelle Youth Basketball Association league this year will be able to register between Monday, Nov. 17 through Wednesday, Nov. 26 at Meyers Furniture in Hillcrest (209 Powers Road) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
The league consists of two divisions (third-fourth grade and
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Target Rochelle

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
JOEL Ramos has been playing darts for about nine years, and as tournament director for RedEye Rhino, he couldn't think of a better location for a national tournament than right here in his hometown.
This past weekend his vision became a reality as approximately 200 dart players from around the country played in a tournament held at the Hickory Grove
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Four honored at banquet

Posted: Tuesday, Nov 18th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle Hub football coaches held a season-ending banquet this past Sunday to reflect on the games with players and their families, and to recognize the hard work and effort put in by the team.
The Hubs finished with a 3-6 mark on the year, but the record does not reflect how close Rochelle came to turning two or
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NIU’s Tyler Wedel Ray Guy Award semi-finalist

Posted: Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014
DEKALB -- Northern Illinois University punter Tyler Wedel has been named one of 10 semifinalists for the 2014 Ray Guy Award, the Augusta Sports Council and Ray Guy Award Committee announced Friday.
"Tyler is playing like a senior," said NIU head coach Rod Carey. "We asked him to do a lot early and he did, but we knew it was
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Basketball battles

Posted: Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014
Meridian Conference boys basketball action has hit the mid-point of the season with three more weeks of regular games scheduled, followed by the conference tournament. At left, Creston's JC Hardin dribbles up the floor as Steward's Caleb Ackland plays pressure defense. Above, Eswood's Taite Hintsche traps Steward's Nicky Albers during a recent game. (Courtesy photos)
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Ready to hit the road

Posted: Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- For the Rochelle girls' high school basketball team, Tuesday's game against Guilford is important in more ways than one. Besides being their season opener, it'll be their only home game for the Lady Hubs in nearly a month.
The girls won't play at home again until they host Sterling on Saturday, Dec. 13. In between, the Lady Hubs
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Eighth-graders run into strong Belvidere Central

Posted: Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle Middle School's eighth grade boys basketball A-Team ran into a tough Belvidere Central squad this week and fell 31-15.
The Royals struggled to find the basket most of the night. John Beck led Rochelle with seven points, while Greg Ricketts chipped in with four.
"We tried pressing them but were unable to stop them," said coach Kent
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Seventh grade teams both handed defeats

Posted: Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Middle School seventh grade boys basketball teams were both defeated by Belvidere Central Thursday night, but the A-Team battled from 20 points down at halftime before falling 48-35.
"We played our best game of the season and just fell a bit short," said coach Ben Baar.
Rochelle was led by Charlie Jandek and Trayvon Voss, who
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Registration times announced for boys youth basketball league

Posted: Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Local boys in grades third through sixth who wish to play in the Rochelle Youth Basketball Association league this year will be able to register between Monday, Nov. 17 through Wednesday, Nov. 26 at Meyers Furniture in Hillcrest (209 Powers Road) from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day.
The league consists of two divisions (third-fourth grade and
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Wake-up call ignites Hubs

Posted: Sunday, Nov 16th, 2014
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle Hub head boys bowling coach Doug Koch is typically pretty calm, but after his talented team came out flat against rival Sycamore on Thursday at T-Byrd Lanes he felt he had to light a little fire.
"We usually don't have a problem getting up for the Sycamore team, but it looked like we were just going through
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