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Volleyball: Lady Hubs split season series with Ottawa

The first time Rochelle and Ottawa met this season, the Pirates were the aggressors who had the Lady Hubs on their heels. That wasn’t the case Tuesday evening, when Rochelle’s varsity volleyball team hosted Ottawa for an Interstate 8 Conference rematch.

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Football: Fresh-Soph Hubs dominate Sycamore

The Rochelle fresh-soph football team continued its strong surge in the Interstate 8 Conference standings on Monday, defeating the Sycamore Spartans 50-28 and reaching 4-1 on the season. Rochelle will conclude its season with a home game against Ottawa on Saturday, April 24 at 10 a.m.

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Volleyball: Green-Hasz combo fuels Lady Hubs against Sandwich

Lady Hub volleyball standouts Sylvia Hasz and Clare Green have been in unison throughout the season. Their combined efforts resulted in each of them netting double-doubles Monday evening, when Rochelle hosted an Interstate 8 Conference rematch with Sandwich.

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Boys Soccer: Hubs take third in Interstate 8 Conference tournament

Senior members of the Rochelle Hub varsity soccer team wanted to make the most of their shortened spring season this year. That journey came to a conclusion Saturday, when Rochelle faced Morris for third place in the Interstate 8 Conference tournament.

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Football: Hubs come up short at Sycamore

The Rochelle Hub varsity football team did its best to contain the undefeated Sycamore Spartans when the two Interstate 8 Conference foes squared off Friday night.

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Boys Soccer: Sycamore shuts down Rochelle

The Rochelle Hub varsity soccer team hung tough during the first half of Wednesday’s Interstate 8 Conference tournament semifinal match against Sycamore. But the fast and talented Spartan attack was simply too much for the Hubs to handle in the end.

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Wyka rolls first career 300 game

With one shot remaining for a chance at history, T-Byrd Lanes owner Dan Wyka calmly went through his normal routine as dozens of close friends and fellow league bowlers watched the 60-year-old Rochelle resident attempt to complete the first perfect game of his career.

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Volleyball: Lady Hubs lose rematch with LaSalle-Peru

A slow start spelled trouble for the Lady Hub varsity volleyball team on Tuesday, when Rochelle hosted its Interstate 8 Conference rematch with the LaSalle-Peru Cavaliers.

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Football: Fresh-Soph Hubs cruise over Sandwich

The Rochelle Hub fresh-soph football team dominated for the second straight week, defeating the Sandwich Indians 42-6 and improving to 3-1 on the season. Rochelle will face Sycamore on the road Monday, April 19 at 5 p.m.

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Volleyball: Lady Hubs sweep season series with Sycamore

With an Interstate 8 Conference victory on the line, Rochelle’s varsity volleyball team turned to its Most Valuable Player from last season to deliver a big-time performance.

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Volleyball: Rochelle nets wins against LaSalle-Peru, Coal City

A collective team effort was what fueled the Lady Hub varsity volleyball team on the road Saturday afternoon, when Rochelle defeated Interstate 8 Conference rival LaSalle-Peru in three sets before beating nonconference opponent Coal City in two sets.

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Boys Soccer: Salinas returns as Hubs dominate Ottawa

Damian Salinas has seen anything but a smooth ride throughout his senior season with the Rochelle Hub varsity soccer team. A four-year varsity defender, Salinas saw nearly his whole season erased due to a family emergency and then COVID-19 quarantine protocols.

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Cross Country: RTHS alum Bakken leads St. Francis to NAIA National Championship

Former Lady Hub distance running standout Katherine Bakken was enjoying a fast start to her sophomore cross country season at the University of St. Francis. Some fortunate timing allowed Bakken to finish strong, with the Rochelle Township High School alum stepping up and delivering a big-time performance for the Saints at the 2020 NAIA National Championships.

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Hickey, Harding receive 2019-20 Scholar-Athlete Awards

Former Rochelle Township High School student-athletes Ben Hickey and Gabrielle Harding were recognized as the 2019-20 Rochelle News-Leader Scholar-Athlete Award winners during halftime of the Rochelle Hub varsity football game against Sandwich on Friday night.

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Football: Hubs stun Sandwich with fourth-quarter comeback

After starting the shortened six-game season with three consecutive losses, the last thing Rochelle’s varsity football team wanted was to fall behind when the Hubs hosted the winless Sandwich Indians for an Interstate 8 Conference matchup Friday evening.

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Volleyball: Kaneland offense overwhelms Lady Hubs

Looking for an upset over the undefeated Kaneland Knights, Rochelle’s varsity volleyball team hung tough over a majority of the first set on Thursday, when the Lady Hubs traveled for their second Interstate 8 matchup of the week after topping Sycamore on Tuesday.

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Boys Basketball: Hubs shooting for more depth next season

Despite COVID-19 presenting several challenges during the 2020-21 Rochelle Hub varsity basketball season, head coach Tim Thompson saw plenty of positives as the team prepares to rebuild and improve for what will hopefully be a full 2021-22 winter season.

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Girls Basketball: Lady Hubs preparing for new direction

The Rochelle Lady Hub varsity basketball team will be looking for a new direction after stringing together a 3-10 overall record during the shortened winter season this year. Head coach Tony Rowan will be stepping down after eight years running the RTHS program.

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Boys Bowling: Holland signs with Kishwaukee College

Rochelle senior Keith Holland will be continuing his academics and his bowling career with the Kishwaukee College men’s program next year.

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Volleyball: Lady Hubs seal home victory over Sycamore

With her team needing a spark to seal an Interstate 8 Conference win over the Sycamore Spartans, Rochelle sophomore Addie Friestad rose to the occasion, playing with confidence on the outside and delivering several timely kill shots for the Lady Hubs.

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Football: Fresh-Soph Hubs crush Kaneland

The Rochelle Hub fresh-soph football team showcased its dominance on the road Monday evening, crushing the Kaneland Knights 52-18 and improving to 2-1 on the season. Rochelle will host Sandwich on Monday, April 12 at 5:30 p.m.

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Boys Soccer: Hubs roll over Plano in conference finale

Jace Whitehead has been on the defense for most of the season, but the talented sophomore earned a chance to showcase his skills up the field Monday evening, when the Rochelle Hub varsity soccer team closed out its conference schedule against Plano.

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Girls Soccer: Perusquia signs with Kishwaukee College

Rochelle senior Vianey Perusquia will be continuing her athletics and academics at Kishwaukee College next year, signing with both the Kougar women’s soccer and basketball programs.

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Football: Rochelle seeking consistency after loss at Kaneland

Finding consistent rhythm on both sides of the football will be critical for the Rochelle Hub varsity team after the purple and white suffered their third straight loss to open the 2020-21 season Saturday afternoon, when Rochelle battled the Kaneland Knights.

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Boys Soccer: Hubs score Senior Day win over Sandwich

On a Saturday morning when the Hub varsity soccer team celebrated Senior Day, Rochelle’s senior leaders stepped up with a tremendous performance against the Sandwich Indians, working together to bring home the team’s most lopsided victory of the season.

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Volleyball: Lady Hubs take down Sandwich

The Rochelle Lady Hub varsity volleyball team won its second straight match Thursday evening, defeating Sandwich 28-26, 25-21 and improving to 2-4 on the season.

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Boys Soccer: Hubs fall to unbeaten Indian Creek

The Hub varsity soccer team faced one of its toughest challenges of the season Thursday evening, when Rochelle hosted an undefeated and physically imposing Indian Creek crew for a nonconference matchup. Despite a last-minute score from senior Zane Walters, Rochelle ultimately fell short, losing 4-1 against the Timberwolves and moving to 2-4-1 overall.

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Girls Tennis: McGee named IHSTCA Sportsmanship Award finalist

Rochelle Township High School senior Sawyer McGee was recognized by the Illinois High School Tennis Coaches Association as a finalist for the Tom Pitchford Memorial Sportsmanship Award this season.

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