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Hubs cruise to remain perfect at home

Modified: Monday, Feb 20th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- Kyle Seebach has been the Hubs varsity basketball team's primary low-post scorer this season, but the 6-foot-8 senior showed a little bit of his range when Rochelle took on the Princeton Tigers Friday night at Rochelle Township High School.
Seebach turned in a season-high 28 points and knocked down three 3-point shots to lead the Hubs to an
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Nine boys score in victory over Tigers

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- The Hubs sophomore basketball team got back on the winning track Friday night, taking down the Princeton Tigers 55-38 in nonconference play.
Rochelle outscored Princeton 25-8 to start the game, and the Hubs frustrated the Tigers all night with their defensive pressure, according to head coach Josh Johnson.
"We kept building our lead the whole game and we
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Horner finds his groove in loss to Sterling

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
Evan Horner (right) caught fire during the Hubs freshman basketball team's game against the Sterling Golden Warriors Thursday night, scoring nine of his team-high 15 points in the fourth quarter of Rochelle's 69-37 loss. Austin Brown added eight points for the Hubs, while Seth Gould and Austin Greifenkamp each chipped in five points. Traevon Voss totaled four points to round
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Rowan aiming to improve teamís shooting

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- There were certainly highs and lows for the Lady Hubs varsity basketball team this season, but head coach Tony Rowan was pleased with how his girls continued to fight throughout the year.
Finishing 11-17 overall and 3-10 in conference play might sound like much, but for Rowan and the Lady Hubs it was a big accomplishment considering the
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Lady Hubsí Payton showing grit and leadership through adversity

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
CHRISTINA Payton understands what it feels like to battle through difficult circumstances.
A four-year Lady Hub basketball and softball player, Payton has fought through far more losses than victories throughout her career at Rochelle Township High School. The Lady Hubs varsity basketball team brought home just four wins over her sophomore and junior years, and a brutal right knee injury
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Lady Hubs ready to reload roster for next season

Posted: Saturday, Feb 18th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- The Lady Hubs bowling team put a lot of work in this season, and head coach Joey Johanning is hoping the girls continue to get after it as the team transitions into the offseason.
Rochelle brought home four victories this season, sweeping the Ottawa Lady Pirates at T-Byrd Lanes to start the season while racking up two more
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Hubs top Tigers to remain perfect at home

Posted: Friday, Feb 17th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- Kyle Seebach has been the Hubs varsity basketball team's primary low-post scorer this season, but the 6-foot-8 senior showed a little bit of his range when Rochelle took on the Princeton Tigers Friday night at Rochelle Township High School.
Seebach turned in a season-high 28 points and knocked down three 3-point shots to lead the Hubs to an
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Hubs squash late rally to beat LaSalle-Peru

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- Caleb Gould knew the Hubs varsity basketball team had to respond after a tough loss to the Geneseo Maple Leafs on the road this past Friday.
And despite another barnburner inside the main gymnasium at Rochelle Township High School, the boys followed their senior captain's lead and got back on the winning track with a 67-64 victory over
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Cardinals top Lady Hubs in regional semis

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
ROCKFORD -- Most high school teams might find themselves shutting down after succumbing to a 20-point deficit in the first quarter, but not the Lady Hubs.
Caught in a deep hole early in Wednesday night's IHSA Class 3A Regional Semifinal against the Stillman Valley Cardinals at Rockford Lutheran High School, the purple and white mounted a furious rally over the
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Royals face Sycamore, DeKalb Rosette in conference play

Posted: Thursday, Feb 16th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- The Rochelle Middle School seventh and eighth grade girls basketball teams have been busy this week, facing off against both Sycamore and DeKalb Rosette on back-to-back nights in North Central Junior Conference competition.
Seventh grade
The seventh grade A team lost a tough game to an undefeated Sycamore squad by a score of 33-20 on Monday. Josie Lundquist
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Three sophomore boys reach double figures in loss

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- The Hubs sophomore basketball team lost a tough game to LaSalle-Peru on Tuesday by a final score of 53-38.
Rochelle trails 26-20 at halftime before Johnny Beck scored six of his team-high 15 points to tie the game up. The Cavaliers would outscore the sophomore Hubs 27-12 the remainder of the way, however.
Noah Knight and Kaleb
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Wyatt's season high propels Lady Hubs over Harvard

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
ROCKFORD -- Things weren't running very smoothly on the offensive end for the Lady Hubs varsity basketball team Monday night.
That's when Jacie Wyatt took matters into her own hands.
The junior forward scored 14 of her season-high and team-high 20 points in the first half, and her effort helped propel Rochelle to a 66-44 victory over the Harvard Hornets
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Harvey, Villalobos qualify for state wrestling tournament

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 14th, 2017
STERLING -- It's been seven years since Rochelle Township High School qualified a varsity wrestler for the IHSA State Championships, and it's been eight years since RTHS sent more than one wrestler to the state tournament in the same season.
Both of those streaks came to an end this past weekend.
Sophomore Eddie Villalobos (32-9 at 132 pounds) and junior
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Hub wrestlers battling at sectional finals

Posted: Saturday, Feb 11th, 2017
STERLING -- Rochelle sophomore Eddie Villalobos and Freeport senior Darron Sims met twice during the regular season, with the two 132-pound wrestlers splitting both matches.
Friday night marked the duo's third contest of the season, and the boys did not disappoint the fans.
In a tight battle with both competitors failing to give any ground, Villalobos (31-7) outlasted Sims (31-8)
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Hubs fall in final quarter to Geneseo

Posted: Saturday, Feb 11th, 2017
GENESEO -- The Hubs varsity boys basketball team has been cruising for most of the season, but unfortunately it looks like the boys may have finally hit a rough patch.
Rochelle escaped the Morris Redskins at home Tuesday night on a 3-point buzzer beater, but there were no heroics for the purple and white on Friday, as the boys scored
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Muraira, Latta lead sophomores against Golden Warriors

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- Kylee Muraira scored eight points, Mya Latta added six points and the Lady Hubs sophomore basketball team lost a tough game to the Sterling Golden Warriors on Thursday by a score of 42-23.
Grace Garcia chipped in three points for Rochelle, while Cheyenne Watson, Makenna Ferrari and Emilee Dueringer each totaled two points.
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Lady Hubs fight hard in Senior Night loss to Sterling

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- The Lady Hubs varsity basketball team honored five seniors prior to Thursday night's conference game against the Sterling Golden Warriors, but the girls were unable to bring home a victory, falling by a score of 50-41 to end the regular season 10-16 and 3-10 in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference.
Junior Cesca Vardman scored a team-high 17
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Sophomores grind past Morris in 3OT

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- It was the craziest game Josh Johnson has ever been a part of, and fortunately for the Hubs sophomore basketball coach, his team finished on top.
Three overtimes were needed to decide Tuesday night's battle, with Rochelle winning over Morris by a score of 78-70. Johnny Beck scored 30 points for the Hubs, while freshman Seth Gould added
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Vardman steps up for Lady Hubs

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
DIXON -- Cesca Vardman had a rough shooting night against Stillman Valley last Thursday, but the junior guard turned things around when the Lady Hubs varsity basketball team faced the Dixon Duchesses on the road Monday evening.
Vardman scored 10 points and added a team-high five steals for Rochelle, and despite falling by a score of 58-35, head coach Tony
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Sophomores start fast at Dixon

Posted: Thursday, Feb 9th, 2017
DIXON -- The Lady Hubs sophomore basketball team was locked in during the first half of Monday's road game against Dixon, but a late surge by Duchesses propelled DHS over Rochelle by a score of 43-19.
Just three points separated the nonconference foes at halftime, with Dixon holding a slight lead by a score of 14-11. The Lady Hubs scored
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Hubs silence Redskins on Beck's 3-point shot

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- After leading the Hubs sophomore basketball team to a victory in triple overtime Tuesday night, Johnny Beck hit perhaps the biggest shot of his varsity season, nailing a 3-pointer from the right corner with 3.4 seconds remaining to lift Rochelle over Morris by a score of 64-63.
The Hubs (16-5, 7-3 NIB-12) led 28-27 at halftime and outscored
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Lady Hubs battle in final game

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
ROCHELLE -- After suffering tough losses to DeKalb and Sycamore in the Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference Tournament this past Saturday, the Rochelle freshman girls basketball team faced the Sterling Golden Warriors on Monday in the team's final game of the season, with the Lady Hubs fighting hard but falling by a score of 40-32.
Gabby Harding scored eight
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Five Hubs score points in loss

Modified: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
LASALLE -- The Hubs freshman basketball team returned to the court on Monday to face LaSalle-Peru, with five Rochelle players scoring at least four points in a 53-41 loss to the Cavaliers.
Ben Hickey led the way with 11 points, while Austin Brown added nine points and Seth Gould chipped in seven points. Parker Hale and Austin Greifenkamp each totaled
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Sophomores suffer third straight loss

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
Caden Manning (above) and the Hubs sophomore basketball team took on the Sterling Golden Warriors this past Saturday, with Rochelle falling in its third consecutive game by a score of 67-55. Johnny Beck led the way with 22 points, while freshman Seth Gould added 13 points and Manning chipped in eight points. The loss drops the sophomores to 11-8 overall
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Second chances doom Hubs at Sterling

Posted: Tuesday, Feb 7th, 2017
STERLING -- Hubs varsity basketball coach Tim Thompson knew that keeping the Sterling Golden Warriors out of the lane would be a top priority for his team when Rochelle hit the road this past Saturday for the first conference matchup of the season between the two Northern Illinois Big 12 West foes.
Unfortunately for the purple and white, the Golden
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