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Boys Basketball: Rochelle win streak snapped at Kaneland

A short-handed Rochelle boys basketball team did everything it could to battle back against Kaneland when the Hubs faced the Knights on the road Friday evening.

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Girls Bowling: Rochelle defeats Lisle for second victory

After dropping their first 10 matches of the season, the Lady Hub bowlers locked down their second victory in three tries on Thursday, when Rochelle defeated the Lisle Lions by a score of 1,752-1,592 and improved to 2-11 overall.

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Girls Basketball: Perimeter shots foil Lady Hubs against Kaneland

Kaneland guard Kelsey Modaff scored as many first-half points as the Lady Hubs when the Knights and Rochelle met for their Interstate 8 Conference showdown Thursday.

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Wrestling: Rochelle splits Sterling-Marengo triangular

The Rochelle wrestling program split its three-team meet with the Marengo Indians and Sterling Golden Warriors on the road Wednesday at the Musgrove Fieldhouse.

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Wrestling: Hubs hang on for victory over Freeport

The Rochelle wrestling team edged out Freeport on the road Tuesday, winning 39-36 and improving to 16-3 overall.

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Boys Basketball: Rochelle resets, throttles LaSalle-Peru

Nine unanswered points quickly faded away for the Hubs when Rochelle tried for its seventh straight victory this season with a home matchup against LaSalle-Peru on Tuesday.

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Boys Bowling: Henson earns at-large sectional berth

John Henson was surprised when officials called his name as one of the top 10 at-large sectional qualifiers after the IHSA Oregon Regional at Plum Hollow Lanes on Saturday.

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Wrestling: Harvey defends Mahomet-Seymour championship

Rochelle standout wrestler Ben Harvey needed a repeat performance against Riverton’s Grant Ripperda in order to defend his title during the Marty Williams Invitational at Mahomet-Seymour High School on Saturday.

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Girls Basketball: Slow first quarter hurts Lady Hubs against LaSalle-Peru

If the first quarter was any indication, LaSalle-Peru looked ready to blow the Rochelle girls basketball team out of the gym when the Lady Hubs took on the Cavaliers in conference play Saturday afternoon.

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Boys Basketball: Lodico's hoops passion carries into coaching

Tim Thompson’s coaching career with Rochelle has spanned over two decades. Thompson has coached hundreds of prep players during his tenure, but not many of them have shared the same passion for high school hoops as former Hub shooting guard Riley Lodico.

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Boys Basketball: Hubs overcome Woolsey, defeat Oregon

Oregon standout Trey Woolsey can score the basketball, but the Rochelle defense did enough to limit his chances when the Hubs faced the Hawks on Thursday.

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Boys Bowling: Streator spoils Rochelle's Senior Night

The Hubs came close to sending their three senior bowlers off with a victory when Rochelle hosted Streator for its Senior Night match at T-Byrd Lanes on Thursday.

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Girls Bowling: Sophomores propel Rochelle to first win

Sophomore bowlers Alyssa Mickley and Alyssa Schwanert rolled their highest series scores of the season on Wednesday, when the Lady Hubs defeated Ottawa 2,486-2,193 for their first victory. Rochelle (1-10) snapped its 10-match losing streak with the win over the Pirates at Dettore's Town Lanes.

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Wrestling: Hubs take down Winnebago, Belvidere to extend streak

Behind 13 points with only three bouts remaining, the Rochelle wrestling team needed to win out in order to have any chance of defeating Belvidere on Tuesday.

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Boys Bowling: Ortega leads Rochelle to fourth in Interstate 8 Conference Championship

Rochelle senior Logan Ortega started his afternoon strong with a 656 series over the first three games of the Interstate 8 Conference Championship at Mardi Gras Lanes on Tuesday. Head coach Jim Lyles will be hoping to see a similar performance from Ortega and the Hubs when Rochelle competes in the IHSA Regional Series on Saturday.

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Wrestling Club: Junior Hubs take home Oregon, Sycamore titles

The Rochelle Wrestling Club crowned two champions during the Oregon Hawk Invitational on Saturday, Jan. 11. Chase Marruffo and Steel Manning each went undefeated to take first place in their respective brackets. Eight club members competed in the tournament.

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Wrestling: Nadig, Harvey lead Rochelle at XLV Sycamore Invitational

An illness limited Rochelle standout Ben Harvey from wrestling in peak form over the last few weeks. The 182-pounder had fresh legs on Saturday, though, recording four consecutive victories by fall before bowing out with a second-place finish in the XLV Sycamore Invitational. The Hubs placed ninth in the 16-team tournament with 212 points.

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Girls Basketball: Sandwich surges past Lady Hubs

The Lady Hubs defended Sandwich well during the first half of the team’s Interstate 8 Conference basketball game against the Indians on Saturday.

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Boys Bowling: Hubs edge Geneseo for first victory

Thursday’s nonconference bowling match against Geneseo was one that Rochelle sophomore Sergio Guevara won’t forget anytime soon.

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Wrestling: Rochelle grapplers gobble up Sandwich

The ebb and flow between the Rochelle and Sandwich wrestling teams culminated in the 113-pound bout between Weldon Nay and Indian grappler Dougie Taxis.

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Girls Bowling: Mickley leads Rochelle in loss to LaSalle-Peru

The Lady Hubs were neck-and-neck with the LaSalle-Peru Cavaliers across all three games during Interstate 8 Conference play on Wednesday. But the Rochelle rollers were unable to secure their first win of the season, falling 2,640-2,407 and dropping to 0-9 overall.

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Boys Basketball: Rochelle triple threat overwhelms Morris

The fast-paced tempo and the high-level energy inside the Rochelle Township High School gymnasium helped the Hubs ignite for their greatest scoring output of the season Tuesday evening, when the Morris Redskins arrived for an Interstate 8 Conference game.

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Wrestling Club: Junior Hubs earn titles at Plainfield's Battle of the Plains

Six Rochelle Wrestling Club members brought home first-place finishes when the Junior Hubs participated in the Plainfield Battle of the Plains on Sunday, Jan. 5. Winners included Chase Marruffo, Phinehas Nadig, Elijah Nadig, Teddy Millard, Zachary Johnson and Tommy Tourdot.

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Boys Bowling: Rochelle takes game, drops series with Ottawa

The Hubs claimed their first Interstate 8 Conference game victory of the season when Rochelle returned from winter break and hosted the Ottawa Pirates on Tuesday.

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Tilton, Lenkaitis earn 2018-19 Scholar-Athlete Awards

Abby Tilton and Connor Lenkaitis achieved high academic honors throughout their time at Rochelle Township High School. The former Hub and Lady Hub student-athletes were recognized with the 2018-19 Rochelle News-Leader Scholar-Athlete Awards on Tuesday.

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Wrestling Club: Junior Hubs unite for Dixon Duals

The Rochelle Wrestling Club competed in the Dixon Duals on Saturday, Jan. 4. The Junior Hubs grappled with three opponents including the Amboy Clippers, the Rock Falls Wrestling Club and the Dixon Wrestling Club.

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