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Dance: Contreras qualifies for North Central College team

When Rochelle dancer Tatianna Contreras visited the North Central College campus, she felt right away that she belonged there.

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Football: RTHS kicks off youth summer camp

The Rochelle Township High School youth football camp draws nearly 100 players from around the area each summer. Monday marked the start of this year’s camp, with the next generation of RTHS players taking the field in front of RTHS coaches, current players, youth coaches and more.

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Swimming: Rochelle Rays surf past Geneseo Gators

The Rochelle Rays took over Spring Lake Pool this past Thursday for their second meet of the 2019 season. Rochelle swam against the Geneseo Gators, with the boys outscoring Geneseo 333-3 and the girls outpacing Geneseo 351-11.

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Golf: Thiravong brings home title at Rockford Pro-Am

As a two-time IHSA Class 1A State Championship qualifier, Rochelle golfer Megan Thiravong has earned plenty of opportunities to test her skills against elite high school players in the state of Illinois. This month brought a whole new challenge, however, as Thiravong represented the Jane Lyons Elite program in the 43rd Annual Rockford Pro-Am, which paired prep athletes with PGA and LPGA professionals.

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Little League: 8-10 Softball All-Stars bow out at District 19 Championship

Rochelle’s 8-10 Girls softball team participated in the District 19 tournament last week and was eliminated after posting an 0-2 record.

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Little League: 8-10 Baseball All-Stars claim District 19 Championship

The Rochelle 8-10 Boys All-Star baseball team is headed to the sub state tournament next week after its 9-4 victory over Freeport on Friday night.

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Little League: Junior Baseball All-Stars earn one win

Freeport defeated Rochelle 12-4 on Wednesday night at the 13-14 Boys Jr. League District All-Star Tournament.

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Little League: 10-12 Baseball All-Stars win District 19 crown

Rochelle’s 10-12 Boys All-Star baseball team came out of the gates a little slow against Freeport, but blew things wide open by the fourth inning en route to winning the District 19 championship on Friday night 15-1.

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Soccer: Rochelle players strike gold at Rock Valley College

After breaking out during their freshman season with the Rock Valley College men’s soccer program, Rochelle players Luis Marquez and Atl Flores each stepped up over their sophomore campaign with the Golden Eagles this past year.

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Football: Albers aiming for breakout season at Augustana College

The Augustana College football experience has taken former Rochelle standout Matt Albers to many different places around the region. This summer, Albers and his Viking teammates traveled across the pond, spending eight days in Ireland and facing off against the Belfast Trojans, an amateur football club and one of the top football teams in the Irish American Football League.

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Little League: 10-12 Baseball All-Stars reach finals

The Rochelle Little League 10-12 Baseball All-Stars advanced to the finals of the Illinois Little League District 19 Championship after defeating Sterling by a score of 10-3 on Tuesday.

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Little League: 9-11 Baseball All-Stars win District 19 Championship

The Rochelle Little League 9-11 Baseball All-Stars are district champions after defeating Rock Falls in back-to-back games at Floyd J. Tilton Park on Monday and Tuesday to claim the Illinois Little League District 19 Championship. The boys advance to the Sub-State Championship at Wallingford Park in Rock Falls next week.

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Little League: Junior Softball All-Stars take the field

The Rochelle Little League Junior Softball All-Stars battled in the Illinois Little League District 19 Championship Series this past week, finishing 1-2 over three games.

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Little League: 10-12 Softball All-Stars top Sterling

The Rochelle Little League 11-12 Softball All-Stars competed in the District 19 Championship at Krape Park this past week. The girls went 1-2 over three games, topping Sterling before losing against Rock Falls and Freeport to bow out of the tournament.

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Little League: 10-12 Baseball All-Stars take down Freeport

The Rochelle Little League 10-12 Baseball All-Stars teed off the Illinois Little League District 19 Championship with a victory against Freeport at Gartner Park on Monday. The boys won by a score of 8-0 to reach the second round of the championship bracket.

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Little League: 8-10 Baseball All-Stars dominate Freeport

Rochelle Little League’s 8-10 Baseball All-Stars started strong in the Illinois Little League District 19 Championship at Wallingford Park on Monday, defeating Freeport by a score of 15-1 to reach the second round. John Chadwick, Connor Lewis and Connor Hunley combined to hold Freeport to only one hit in the victory.

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Football: Family rivalry kicking off for Redington brothers

Former Rochelle offensive lineman Danny Redington will have a rare opportunity to see a familiar face on the opposite side of the football field when he suits up for his junior season with the Wisconsin-Platteville Pioneers this coming fall.

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Volleyball: High school players return to the court

The Rochelle Township High School volleyball program will have a lot of new faces this coming season, and many of the girls received an opportunity to showcase their talents during the RTHS high school summer camp this past week (June 24-27).

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Volleyball: RTHS tips off youth summer camp

Rochelle Township High School volleyball players and coaches were front and center this past week, when they had the chance to work with grade-schoolers and middle-schoolers during the program’s annual youth summer camp June 24-27. The four-day camp took place at the RTHS main gymnasium from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

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Track: RATC battles in 2019 DuPage Invitational

The Rochelle Area Track Club competed in the 2019 DuPage Track Invitational at Lake Park High School on Saturday. Several local participants brought home awards for their respective performances during the event.

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Swimming: Rochelle Rays open 2019 season against Huntley

The Rochelle Rays opened the 2019 summer swim season at Spring Lake Pool with a home meet against the Huntley Stingrays this past Thursday. Riley Wiegartz set two new team records in the 100-yard backstroke (1:03.92) and the 100-yard breaststroke (1:11.87), while Alison Ohlinger set a new record in the 50-yard backstroke (34.90 seconds).

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Little League: VFW wins 2019 Major League Baseball City Championship

The 2019 Rochelle Little League Major League Baseball City Championship Series teed off at Floyd J. Tilton Park this weekend, with No. 1 seed VFW (14-2) and No. 2 seed Firemen (14-3) splitting the first two games to set up a winner-takes-all Game 3 Monday evening at 6 p.m.

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Tumbling: Neece wins title at 2019 USTA National Championships

Not many tumblers can claim they’re the best in the nation, but there’s one Rochelle girl who has that honor after emerging victorious at the 2019 USTA Nationals in Charleston, West Virginia this past weekend.

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