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Lady Hubs’ offense comes to life against Kaneland

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Rochelle Township High School girls basketball coach Tony Rowan said he had never before been issued a technical foul during his coaching career. But when the Lady Hubs' coach yelled that fouls weren't being called during the first quarter of his team's 61-33 loss to Kaneland, the referees were quick to blow the whistle on Rowan.
He doesn't
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Hernandez, Harvey named all-conference

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
YORKVILLE -- Rochelle Township High School Hubs Justin Hernandez and Alex Harvey took home all-conference recognition Saturday during the NI Big 12 Varsity Tournament at Yorkville High School.
Hernandez earned the honors in the 106-pound weight class after winning two matches in the tournament before falling in the championship match.
Alex Harvey won his first bout of the day but
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Hubs take Kaneland down to the wire

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Friday night, Rochelle Township High School coach Tim Thompson was displeased with his team following a 76-49 loss to Geneseo
Saturday night, he commended the entire Hubs roster after a nail biter of a 66-61 defeat versus Kaneland.
That's progress.
"I'm just so proud that the kids gave that effort, because they very easily could have packed it
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Demoff qualifies for state bowling tourney

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
MUNDELEIN -- Steven Demoff bowled three strikes in the ninth and 10th frames of his last game to earn a 239 score to close out the IHSA individual sectional. It was his best mark of the day and the senior needed nearly all of those pins to punch a ticket to this weekend's state competition in O'Fallen.
Only the top
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Chellettes dance all the way to state

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 27th, 2015
DEKALB -- The Rochelle Township High School Chellettes are no strangers to the state dance competition.
Rochelle's dance team has made the trip the last three years in a row, continuing its streak in 2015 by way of a top-six finish during Saturday's IHSA dance sectional at DeKalb High School.
The Chellettes scored 81 points during Saturday's competition, placing
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Rochelle Middle School wrestlers start strong

Posted: Sunday, Jan 25th, 2015
Eddie Villalobos wrestles an opponent for Rochelle Middle School. Villalobos was one of 22 grapplers to get a win Tuesday during the team's match against Burlington/Prairie Knolls. Rochelle wrestled again Thursday, losing a close meet at Sycamore. It was the team's first loss of the season. (Courtesy photo)
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Eswood girls basketball team opens home schedule

Posted: Sunday, Jan 25th, 2015
The Eswood School girls basketball team played in their home opener Tuesday, Jan. 20, while squaring off against the Creston Colts. Creston won by a 23-15 final score. Pictured is Sarah Dreska at the free throw line as others prepare to rebound. (Courtesy photo)
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St. Paul Lutheran takes fourth in Cedar Rapids

Posted: Sunday, Jan 25th, 2015
The St. Paul Lutheran School varsity boys basketball team poses after taking fourth place in a tournament in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Crusaders won a 42-41 thriller Saturday, Jan. 17. The team nearly upset Dundee later that day before falling to Freeport last Sunday afternoon. (Courtesy photo)
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Lady Hub bowlers scrape by Streator

Posted: Sunday, Jan 25th, 2015
STREATOR -- The Rochelle Township High School Lady Hubs needed every pin they could knock down Wednesday in their match versus the Streator Lady Bulldogs.
Briana Mickley picked the perfect time to bowl her best game of the day. The senior rolled a 184 in the third and final game of the event, helping lift the Lady Hubs to a
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Barbs get big second quarter, beat Rochelle

Posted: Sunday, Jan 25th, 2015
DEKALB -- Lady Hubs basketball coach Tony Rowan told his team to win the fourth quarter.
The game was already in hand for the Lady Barbs of DeKalb, who led Rochelle on Thursday night by a 46-14 margin at the end of the third period of an eventual 52-15 win. But the closing frame was the Lady Hubs' chance to
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Hubs finish strong in loss to Geneseo

Posted: Sunday, Jan 25th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- By the time Justin Harms hit back-to-back 3-point shots near the end of the first half, it was too late. The junior awoke a sleeping crowd and a sleepwalking Hubs offense with six of his team-best 16 points within 90 seconds of each other.
The offensive infusion wasn't enough to stop the Geneseo Maple Leafs from beating Rochelle
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Demoff advances to state bowling tournament

Modified: Saturday, Jan 24th, 2015
Mundelein -- Rochelle Hub senior bowler Steven Demoff rolled a 1,277 series (6-game average of 212.8) at the sectional tournament today in Mundelein and qualified for the state tournament.
See Tuesday's News-Leader for a full story, including the dates and location of the state tournament.
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Mehrings happy to be back on the court

Posted: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
Aaron Mehrings is a vital part of the Rochelle Township High School basketball team. The senior represents one of the Hubs' best 3-point threats and brings invaluable experience to a team that plays several juniors and sophomores.
But when the Hubs secured their first (and to this point, only) win of the season Dec. 26 in the DeKalb holiday tournament,
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Eraas leads Lady Hubs at Morris Invitational

Posted: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
MORRIS -- Briana Mickley rolled a 210 game to start her Saturday at the Morris Invitational at Echo Lanes. Mickley followed up that effort by rolling a 239 game, which would be the Rochelle Township High School Lady Hub bowling team's best single-game score of the day.
But Marina Eraas finished strong to post the Lady Hubs' best
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Hub wrestling team honors seniors

Posted: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Darryl Williams was one of the last wrestlers helping roll away the mats after the Hubs' Tuesday night home bout versus Freeport.
On this night, he was savoring every part of the meet.
Rochelle Township High School honored its six senior wrestlers Tuesday, including Williams, who went 70-35 on the mats during his career with the Hubs
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Rochelle wrestlers dominate mats

Posted: Thursday, Jan 22nd, 2015
ROCHELLE -- It's fitting that Will Lawhorn was the first Hub to wrestle for Rochelle Township High School during the Tuesday, Jan. 20 meet at RTHS.
The senior had amassed 63 victories and participated in more than 100 wrestling matches for Rochelle heading into the senior night celebration, but this particular match might stand out as one of his most
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Schmidt bowls perfect game

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
Local bowler Matt Schmidt shot a perfect 300 at T-Byrd Lanes on Monday, Jan. 5. The perfect game marked the first time Schmidt had earned the accomplishment in his bowling career. (Courtesy photo)
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Lady Hubs can’t shake slow start versus Morris

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Morgan Baker's second foul shot took a generous bounce off the rim, straight up in the air and into the basket. Less than a minute later, the same ball teetered on the opposite basket's rim for a full second before falling to the floor, robbing Morris Community High School's foul shooter of a point.
It was the first
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Hub wrestlers battle in Kaneland tournament

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Alex Harvey started his day at Saturday's Margaret Flott Invitational at Kaneland High School with a win by fall over Elgin High School's Noe Sandoval. The match took just 95 seconds, but set up the longest run of any Hub wrestler in the weekend event.
Harvey went on to win his semifinal match in the 152-pound weight class
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Demoff, Emshoff advance to sectional tournament

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 20th, 2015
FREEPORT -- At the end of a roller coaster season for the Rochelle Township High School boys bowling team, two Hubs are going to sectionals.
Steven Demoff and Daniel Emshoff punched their respective tickets to this weekend's sectional tournament with solid efforts during Rochelle's participation in the regional tournament in Freeport.
Demoff's team-high 1,216 series (193-202-191-235-174-221) was good enough to
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Crusaders enjoy successful tournament

Posted: Sunday, Jan 18th, 2015
Rochelle's St. Paul Lutheran School girls varsity basketball team showed off the consolation trophy it won in last weekend's tournament held in Crystal Lake. The team lost its opener Friday night but won twice on Saturday to capture the consolation bracket honors. Pictured, front row, from left, are Rebecca Bunger, Mattea Elliot and Elise Hayenga. Pictured, back row from left,
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Hubs struggle to score on road against Yorkville

Posted: Sunday, Jan 18th, 2015
YORKVILLE -- The Rochelle Township High School basketball team fell behind early and stayed behind the entire game Tuesday night, losing to the Yorkville Foxes by a 79-37 final score.
Rochelle coach Tim Thompson used the lopsided affair to get his entire team more playing experience. All 15 players on the varsity roster registered at least five minutes on the
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Lil’ Hubs club volleyball teams starts strong with podium finishes

Posted: Sunday, Jan 18th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- More than 60 girls are participating in the Lil' Hubs club volleyball program through USA Volleyball. The program kicked off its season Saturday, Jan. 10, with a pair of podium finishes by two teams.
The Rochelle Jrs 14 Purple volleyball team placed second in their first event of the season. The team competed in the Fusion Challenge event
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Annual chili, hot dog and pie event set for Saturday

Posted: Sunday, Jan 18th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The entire community is invited to the Hub Booster Club's annual chili, hot dog and pie supper this Saturday, Jan. 24 in the Rochelle Township High School commons when the both the girls and boys varsity basketball teams host Kaneland.
Teacher and football coach Kyle Kissack will be cooking his famous chili with the help of principal Jason
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Furman, Demoff make all-conference team

Posted: Sunday, Jan 18th, 2015
LASALLE -- Luke Furman had already rolled the Rochelle Township High School bowling team's best score in the first game of Thursday's Big XII Tournament. But the senior's opening-round 184 would hardly be his best effort of the day, as the senior caught fire and bowled more than a 230 in each of his last five games.
Furman's 1,420 series
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Hubs beat Marengo, fall to Sterling

Posted: Sunday, Jan 18th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Township High School wrestling team split a Friday evening home meet, beating Marengo High School by a 52-27 final tally and losing to Sterling High School 54-16.
Alex Eckhardt flexed his arms and let out a quiet shout after pinning his opponent two seconds before the first round expired. Rochelle had lost the early edge it
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Lady Hubs keep dominating the lanes

Posted: Sunday, Jan 18th, 2015
DEKALB -- Rochelle Township High School bowler Julia Frye had left just the 10 pin standing on her first shot in consecutive frames, but the third time was the charm for the sophomore Lady Hub. Frye stepped to the line in the eighth frame of Rochelle's first game against Kaneland on Wednesday and toppled all 10 pins for the much
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Freshmen Lady Hubs start strong in defeat

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Township High School freshmen girls basketball team started strong in its Monday game, but eventually fell to Sycamore 29-15. Sarena Abdallah led the Lady Hubs with six points.
Coach Elise Maliszewski said the game continued her team's ongoing improvement.
"A lot of positive things are coming from the game," Maliszewski said. "We're getting to the
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ub bowlers’ team effort earns big comeback win

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- A total team effort earned the Rochelle Township High School bowling team victory Tuesday against Yorkville. Five Hubs bowled better than 200 in the decisive third game to complete the comeback win.
Rochelle stormed back after dropping the first game thanks to contributions across the board from all six bowlers.
Nathan Keys turned in Rochelle's best day with
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Dummer thrives as freshman on girls’ varsity bowling team

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
It was 10 years ago that Katie Dummer started bowling.
She was 5 years old at the time and knocking down pins in a bumper league. Dummer said her father's side of the family has been into bowling since before she can remember, and it didn't take long for her to figure out why.
"I just picked it up at
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Lady Hubs look to little victories in home loss

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Another game, another positive step for the Rochelle Township High School Lady Hubs basketball team.
Rochelle wasn't able to escape its home court with a win Tuesday night versus Geneseo, falling to the Maple Leafs by a 56-41 final score. But the Lady Hubs did come away with confidence stemming from playing competitive basketball during the opening two
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Hub wrestlers best Belvidere North

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Less than a week after the Rochelle Township High School wrestling team put forth what coach Cal Ferry called its "best performance as a team," the Hubs returned to their home mats and defeated Belvidere North by a 48-30 final score.
Tuesday's match saw four Hub wrestlers earn pins against the Blue Thunder, including Alex Eckhardt's match-best victory
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Freshmen enjoying strong start to season on hardwood

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Angel Aguirre stole an inbounds pass and immediately put up an easy two-point shot. Time was winding down in the first half of the Rochelle Township High School freshmen boys basketball team's Monday game against Sycamore, but Aguirre and the Hubs' full-court press was just getting wound up.
Sycamore tested Aguirre again on the ensuing inbound, and he
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Lady Hubs drop game to senior-laden Stillman Valley

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Township High School Lady Hubs scored just two points in the opening quarter Saturday on the road against Stillman Valley, setting up an eventual 49-25 defeat.
"We knew it would be a challenge physically being undersized and with Stillman starting five seniors," Rowan said. "But we fought hard through each possession and I believe took a
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Hubs improve play in 84-68 home loss

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Township High School team that took the floor Saturday night was a different team than the one that suffered through the DeKalb holiday tournament two weeks ago.
These Hubs made shots with better accuracy, spread the ball around more efficiently and played with greater intensity. Rochelle's offensive improvement made its presence known on the scoreboard as
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Hubs down Mendota, Rockford Jefferson in thrilling home meet

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015

ROCHELLE -- Eli Keating escaped from the clutches of his Burlington Central opponent to score a two-point reversal. He was locked in a fierce 195-pound battle that had already gone into a second overtime, but his maneuver late in the match gave the junior a 4-2 advantage.
Keating later found himself tied with his opponent once again at four
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Hager introduced as News-Leader Scholar-Athlete of the year

Posted: Friday, Jan 16th, 2015
ROCHELLE -- Former four-sport Hub athlete TC Hager returned to Rochelle Township High School on Saturday night to accept the award naming him the 2014 Rochelle News-Leader Scholar-Athlete of the year.
RTHS athletic director and Hager's former football coach Kevin Crandall presented the current University of Iowa student with a plaque commemorating Hager's award during halftime of the boys home
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