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Hub dance team advancing to state

Modified: Saturday, Jan 21st, 2017
HUNTLEY -- Saturday was a big day for the Rochelle Township High School dance team, which executed a terrific performance at the Huntley Sectional competition and placed second out of 17 teams and will advance to state next weekend.
Genoa-Kingston took top honors at the sectional with Rochelle finishing right behind with 87.07 points.
"We really started putting it all
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RYBA helping local players hone their hardwood skills

Posted: Saturday, Jan 21st, 2017
ROCHELLE -- There isn't much more that puts a smile on the face of Henry Bunger than the sight of a young basketball player making a shot for the first time.
The Rochelle resident isn't afraid to call himself a sports junkie. A former semi-pro baseball player for the Rockford Royals, Bunger has spent over the last 20 years dedicating
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Speedy junior Vardman sparking Lady Hubs basketball team

Posted: Saturday, Jan 21st, 2017
ROCHELLE -- If you don't look closely, you might just miss her.
Rochelle junior Frantzcesca Vardman, or "Cesca" for short, has been zipping up and down the basketball court ever since she first picked up a ball in third grade. And even though she may not think she's the fastest on the Lady Hubs varsity basketball team, she understands how
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Hubs take down Sycamore for 13th win

Posted: Friday, Jan 20th, 2017
SYCAMORE -- Tim Thompson's varsity Hubs basketball team went wire to wire Friday night on the road at Sycamore to avenge an earlier loss this season and notch their 13th victory on the year.
Rochelle came out firing early to take an early first quarter lead, which it never relinquished en route to a 66-59 NIB-12 Conference win.
Led by
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Pretzels slip past by Hubs in Senior Night dual meet

Posted: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- They say all good things must come to an end, and unfortunately that was the case for the Rochelle varsity wrestling team on Tuesday night.
The Hubs celebrated Senior Night by hosting the Freeport Pretzels for a nonconference dual meet, with Jon Drilling representing Rochelle as the team's only senior. The boys entered Tuesday night's match having won
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Lady Hubs rally past Sterling for win

Posted: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017
STERLING -- There was a level of excitement inside the locker room of the Lady Hubs varsity basketball team after its victory over the Sterling Golden Warriors on Tuesday that hasn't existed in quite some time.
Trailing by seven points at halftime, the Lady Hubs clawed their way back to tie the game after three quarters and outscore the Golden
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Girls make stops at Morris, Streator

Posted: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017
STREATOR -- The Lady Hubs bowling team remained away from home this week for two more dual meets against Morris and Streator, with the girls falling by 10-0 sweep to the Redskins and coming up just short against the Bulldogs in nonconference play.
Rochelle drops to 3-8 overall on the season, and the Lady Hubs will return to T-Byrd Lanes
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Royals fight in loss to Belvidere South

Posted: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017
BELVIDERE -- Despite an 11-point loss to Belvidere South on Tuesday, the Rochelle Middle School wrestling team scored the most points of any match this season, with nine Royals earning wins on the day.
Belvidere South took the match by a score of 40-29 to drop RMS to 0-3 on the season, but Royal wrestlers Ben Harvey and Grant Thompson
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Hubs win in OT

Posted: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017
YORKVILLE -- It didn't come easy Wednesday night, but the Hubs freshman basketball team found a way to snap it's two-game losing streak when it traveled to face the Yorkville Foxes.
The boys were forced to enter overtime, but they emerged victorious by a score of 41-36. Seth Gould led the way with 15 points, while Austin Brown added 13
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Sophomores providing hope for future

Posted: Thursday, Jan 19th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- The season may not have gone how the Hubs varsity bowling team and head coach Doug Koch wanted it to, but there is still a bright future to look forward to.
Rochelle concluded its season this past Saturday by placing 10th at the IHSA Oregon Regional at Dixon's Plum Hollow Lanes. The Hubs landed in sixth place at
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Varsity boys bounce back to top Ottawa Marquette

Modified: Wednesday, Jan 18th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- After a hard-fought loss to LaSalle-Peru Friday night, the Hubs varsity basketball team returned to its home gym and got back on the winning track with a 73-63 victory over Ottawa Marquette.
Rochelle (12-4) led 41-34 at halftime and outscored its opponent 16-6 in the third quarter to go up 57-40. Senior Caleb Gould scored a team-high 29
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Sophomore Hubs extend win streak to three games

Modified: Monday, Jan 16th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- The Hubs sophomore basketball team hit the 10-win mark on Saturday with a 58-53 victory over Ottawa Marquette.
Johnny Beck led the way with 29 points. The sophomores have now won three consecutive games and stand at 10-5 on the season.
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Lady Hubs exact revenge on LaSalle-Peru

Modified: Monday, Jan 16th, 2017
LASALLE -- Lady Hubs basketball coach Tony Rowan has been in the business for a long time, but one thing he's never done is take down the LaSalle-Peru Lady Cavaliers.
That changed Friday night when the girls took the lead in the first quarter and never looked back, defeating LaSalle-Peru 49-40 and moving up to 9-11 on the season and
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Hubs place 10th at Oregon regional to finish season

Modified: Monday, Jan 16th, 2017
DIXON -- Against a stiff field of competition, the Hubs varsity bowling team placed 10th in the IHSA Oregon Regional at Dixon's Plum Hollow Lanes this past Saturday after finishing sixth in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Meet on Thursday.
Sophomores Tyler Johnson and Brady Shank placed 36th and 39th respectively, with Johnson rolling a 1,098 six-game series and
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Chellettes take third at Fieldcrest Invitational

Modified: Monday, Jan 16th, 2017
MINONK -- The Rochelle poms team finished in third place at the Fieldcrest Invitational this weekend out of 18 total schools. The girls will look to keep their positive momentum rolling at the IHSA Sectional at Huntley High School on Saturday, Jan. 21. The team includes Erin Decker, Kaitlyn Drilling, Juliana Kann, Brandi Salinas, Erin Burgholzer, Tatianna Contreras, Hayley Davis,
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Lady Hubs place 13th at Morris Invitational behind Dummer's top-10 finish

Posted: Sunday, Jan 15th, 2017
MORRIS -- Junior Katie Dummer rolled a 1,215 series over six games to place 10th individually and help the Lady Hubs varsity bowling team finish 13th out of 20 teams at the Morris Invitational.
Dummer averaged 200 over her first three games before averaging 205 over her last three with a high game of 245. Junior Carlie Elder totaled a
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Harvey claims title, Hubs finish fifth at Mahomet-Seymour Invitational

Modified: Sunday, Jan 15th, 2017
MAHOMET-- Alex Harvey remained perfect on the season Saturday, improving to 19-0 overall and winning the 182-pound wrestling title at the Mahomet-Seymour Invitational.
Rochelle finished in fifth place out of 17 schools, with sophomore Eddie Villalobos taking second at 132 pounds and moving to 25-4 on the year. Juniors Ehren Metzger (27-3), Justin Hernandez (26-4) and Aidan Eckhardt (14-9) each
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Rochelle cheerleaders win conference championship

Modified: Saturday, Jan 14th, 2017
The Rochelle varsity cheerleading squad took first place on Saturday at the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference meet hosted at Rochelle Township High School.
Five girls also earned All-Conference honors, with Jovana Delatorre, Teddi Hacaga and Emma Mehrings receiving All-Conference recognition and Olivia Ramos and Ariana Ramos taking home Honorable Mention certificates.
The team includes Cristina Alfano, Lydia Ankney, Delatorre,
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Varsity team splits back-to-back conference matches

Modified: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
DEKALB -- It's not always how you start, it's how you finish.
That was the case for the Lady Hubs bowling team this week, as the girls rebounded from a road loss to the Yorkville Lady Foxes on Tuesday to dominate Kaneland and take all 10 conference points on Wednesday.
The girls fell to Yorkville by a score of
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Sycamore nips Lady Hubs in physical conference battle

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
SYCAMORE -- Things got a little chippy Tuesday night when the Lady Hubs varsity basketball team traveled to Sycamore High School for a Northern Illinois Big 12 game against the Lady Spartans.
In a hard-fought game where the officials let the girls battle it out, the Lady Hubs trailed by just four points entering the fourth quarter. But the Lady
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Bratko, Cook step up for Hubs in loss at Yorkville

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
YORKVILLE -- With the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Meet on the horizon, the Hubs bowling team reacquainted itself with a familiar foe on Tuesday, traveling to Yorkville for a conference match against the Foxes.
Rochelle conceded all 10 points to Yorkville, falling by a series score of 3,525-3,028. Sophomore Brady Shank rolled his third consecutive 600 series, shooting a
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Sophomores finish strong in loss

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
SYCAMORE -- The first chunk of Tuesday night's game against the Sycamore Lady Spartans may not have gone the Rochelle sophomore girls basketball team's way, but the Lady Hubs battled hard at the end, scoring a game-high seven points in the fourth quarter of the team's 37-13 loss.
The girls got off to a rocky start, with Sycamore jumping ahead
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Royals return to the mats for first match

Posted: Thursday, Jan 12th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- While the Rochelle Township High School wrestling team is flexing its muscles, the Rochelle Middle School team returned to the mats for its first match of the season on Monday, with several Royals earning victories in a meet with Burlington Central and Prairie Knolls.
Among the winners for the Royals were Ethan Tooley, Gio Romero, Grant Thompson, Lazaro
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Lady Hubs suffer close loss at Sycamore

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
SYCAMORE -- The Lady Hubs varsity basketball team trailed by just four points entering the fourth quarter of Tuesday night's game against the Sycamore Lady Spartans, but the girls were unable to rally back, falling by a score of 54-46.
Sophomore Abby Lundquist scored 22 points on 8-of-16 shooting to lead the Rochelle squad, while junior Jacie Wyatt added 10
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Hub wrestlers reach 10 straight wins

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- The victories are starting to come easy for the Rochelle varsity wrestling team, with the Hubs adding two more wins over Belvidere North and Winnebago to extend their streak to 10 straight and improve to 15-6 overall and 14-2 in nonconference competition.
Rochelle began its triangular meet on Tuesday with a 57-22 victory over Winnebago. Sophomore Eddie Villalobos
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Hubs squeak past Mendota in overtime

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
MENDOTA -- Rochelle Hubs basketball coach Tim Thompson had initially planned to rest some of his players in Saturday's nonconference road game against the Mendota Trojans.
One hundred fifty points and an overtime period later, Thompson and the Hubs were glad they didn't stick to their previous strategy.
The Trojans gave Rochelle all it could handle on Saturday, but the
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Rochelle sweeps Sandwich, Rockford Jefferson

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- The Hubs varsity wrestling team is catching fire, and neither Sandwich nor Rockford Jefferson could do anything to slow the purple and white down when the two schools traveled to Rochelle Township High School this past Saturday for a triangular meet.
Rochelle took down Sandwich by a score of 56-15 and blew past Rockford Jefferson 72-12. The Hubs
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Girls fall to tough Yorkville squad

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
YORKVILLE -- The Lady Hubs varsity basketball team was given a tall order (literally) in taking down the Yorkville Lady Foxes on the road this past Saturday, a team that came into the game wielding a 14-1 overall record and a 5-0 record in conference play.
Despite a strong effort in the second half by Rochelle, the Lady Foxes led
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Latta notches double-double in loss

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
YORKVILLE -- Mya Latta scored 10 points to lead the Lady Hubs sophomore basketball team against Mendota this past Thursday, and she was on top of her game again when Rochelle traveled to Yorkville on Saturday for a conference game with the Lady Foxes.
The Lady Hubs lost by a score of 40-22, with Latta recording a double-double with 12
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Sophomores blow out Mendota for win

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
MENDOTA -- After suffering back-to-back losses against Rockford Guilford and Kaneland, the Hubs sophomore basketball team found its stride on Saturday with a 57-31 victory over the Mendota Trojans.
Rochelle overcame a slow start in the first half to run the Trojans out of their home building in the second half. Johnny Beck led the Hubs with 25 points and
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Freshman teams face Sterling on the road

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
STERLING -- The Rochelle freshman boys and girls basketball teams hit the road on Monday for a pair of Northern Illinois Big 12 West games against the Sterling Golden Warriors, with the girls falling by a score of 36-25 and the boys dropping a game to their conference rival by a score of 59-40.
Girls
The Lady Hubs got off
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Youth wrestlers battle in trio of tournaments

Posted: Tuesday, Jan 10th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- Things are picking up for the Rochelle Wrestling Club, as the group sent wrestlers out to three different tournaments in Oregon, Sycamore and all the way up in Baraboo, Wisconsin this past weekend.
The journey began on Saturday morning with 18 competitors duking it out at the Hawk Wrestling Club Invitational in Oregon. Several Rochelle kids brought home
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