Girls Basketball: Scorers square off as Rochelle battles Sycamore

Sycamore’s Kylie Feuerbach and Rochelle’s Abby Lundquist are bound to combine for several points whenever the two Northern Illinois Big 12 Conference standouts take the floor against each other. Friday was the third installment of the Feuerbach-Lundquist series, and both girls delivered beyond expectations.

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Spotlight: Meadows named Illinois State Girls Basketball Coach of the Year

Former Rochelle student-athlete and Athletic Hall of Famer Sarah Meadows began coaching basketball at Geneva High School nearly two decades ago. Since taking over the varsity program from Gina Nolan in 2011, Meadows has helped the Vikings become arguably the most successful team in Illinois.

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Wrestling: Hubs show resiliency in Sterling-Marengo triangular

Bulking up for the football season forced Rochelle junior Gavin Ansteth to wrestle three weight classes above where he competed last season. The stronger competition hasn’t bothered Ansteth, however, as the 195-pounder picked up two more victories during Rochelle’s triangular wrestling meet with Marengo and Sterling on Thursday.

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Boys Bowling: Driver leads Rochelle over Ottawa

Senior Dallas Driver rolled a team-best 621 series to lead the Rochelle varsity boys bowling team against Ottawa at T-Byrd Lanes on Tuesday.

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Boys Basketball: Dixon pressure too much for Rochelle

Ball pressure proved difficult for the Rochelle varsity boys basketball team to handle during Tuesday evening’s nonconference game against Dixon.

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Spotlight: Martin embracing new role with Rochelle

Landan Martin’s fondest basketball memories have each come within the last few years. His first unforgettable experience on the hardwood took place when he was an eighth-grader at Georgetowne Middle School in the suburbs of Peoria.

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Wrestling: Hubs medal at Giardini Invitaional

The Rochelle varsity wrestling team placed eighth out of 12 high schools with 67 points at the Rockford East Giardini Invitational on Saturday, with three grapplers including sophomores Ben Harvey, Grant Thompson and junior Keegan Davis taking second place at their respective weight classes.

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Girls Basketball: Guilford slows down Rochelle

A tough third quarter in which the Rochelle varsity girls basketball team mustered only four points made any attempts at rallying difficult when the Lady Hubs hosted Rockford Guilford on Saturday.

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Boys Basketball: Sterling swats away Rochelle in final seconds

Sophomore guard Garrett Burdin launched a 3-point attempt from well over 30 feet during the final seconds of the Rochelle varsity boys basketball team’s conference game against Sterling on Friday.

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Girls Basketball: Early deficit dooms Rochelle against Sterling

What could’ve descended into a blowout quickly evolved into a competitive finish when the Rochelle varsity girls basketball team squared off with Sterling on Friday.

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Boys Bowling: Seniors shine against Yorkville

The senior rollers on Rochelle’s varsity boys bowling team came to play when the Hubs hosted Yorkville for conference play at T-Byrd Lanes on Thursday.

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Girls Bowling: Lady Hubs open season against Ottawa

The Rochelle varsity girls bowling team rolled its first strikes of the 2018-19 season when the Lady Hubs battled Ottawa on the road Tuesday evening.

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Wrestling: Rochelle takes lumps in loss to DeKalb

Head coach Alphonso Vruno wasn’t thrilled with the Rochelle varsity wrestling team’s effort during its triangular meet with Rock Falls and Erie-Prophetstown. Vruno was much happier with the team’s energy on Thursday, but the Hubs ran into a buzz saw known as the DeKalb Barbs.

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Wrestling: Rochelle hosts triangular with Rock Falls, Erie-Prophetstown

The Rochelle varsity wrestling team hosted Rock Falls and Erie-Prophetstown for a nonconference triangular meet Wednesday evening. The Hubs fell 48-22 against the Panthers before dropping their match against the Rockets 63-17 to move to 1-3 on the season. Rochelle will host DeKalb on Thursday at 5 p.m.

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Boys Basketball: Rochelle ramps up defense to beat Genoa-Kingston

It was tough for the Rochelle varsity boys basketball team to create separation from the Genoa-Kingston Cogs over the first three quarters of Tuesday evening’s nonconference game. The Hubs amped up their defense in the fourth quarter, however, and they made some key shots and free throws down the stretch to seal the victory.

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Girls Basketball: Rebounding keys Rochelle win over Indian Creek

Head coach Tony Rowan said Monday afternoon that the Rochelle varsity girls basketball team will be looking for some quality minutes from freshman Sylvia Hasz. The forward didn’t disappoint when the Lady Hubs faced Indian Creek in nonconference play Tuesday evening.

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Girls Basketball: Lady Hubs celebrate Senior Day against Rock Falls

The Rochelle varsity girls basketball team honored its senior class on Saturday before tipping off nonconference play against Rock Falls. This year’s seniors include Abby Lundquist, Emilee Dueringer, Makenna Ferrari, Grace Garcia and Cheyene Watson.

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Boys Basketball: Rochelle settles for fourth place in Strombom tourney

The Sterling Golden Warriors provided a tough matchup for the Rochelle varsity boys basketball team when the two Northern Illinois Big 12 West opponents squared off for the rights to third place in the Leland G. Strombom Thanksgiving Championship at Sycamore High School on Saturday.

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Boys Basketball: Gould, Burdin step up as Rochelle tops Sycamore

Junior guard Seth Gould may not score many points from the perimeter, but his ability to seemingly be in the right place at the perfect moment came into play when the Rochelle varsity boys basketball team continued tournament action at the Leland G. Strombom Thanksgiving Championship against Sycamore on Friday.

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Boys Basketball: Beck's scoring propels Rochelle over Belvidere

The Rochelle varsity boys basketball team was unable to hold onto its halftime lead against Dundee-Crown on Monday. However, the Hubs had another shot at victory when they entered the locker room leading Belvidere after two quarters on Wednesday.

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Wrestling: Hubs split triangular meet with Dixon, Burlington Central

The Rochelle varsity wrestling team earned its first victory under head coach Alphonso Vruno when the Hubs hosted Dixon and Burlington Central for a nonconference triangular meet Tuesday evening.

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Boys Basketball: Dundee-Crown bests Rochelle in Strombom opener

Fifteen unanswered points by the Dundee-Crown Chargers was the ultimate difference-maker when the Rochelle varsity boys basketball team tipped off the Leland G. Strombom Thanksgiving Championship at Sycamore High School on Monday.

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Additional Articles

  • Boys Bowling: Sycamore sweeps Rochelle

    The Rochelle varsity boys bowling team lost against Sycamore on Wednesday by a final score of 3,638-3,117 to drop to 3-5 on the season. Senior Brady Shank led the Hubs with a 636 series and a high score of 246 in the opening game.

  • Wrestling: Short-handed Hubs fall at LaSalle-Peru

    Injuries and missing wrestlers made an already difficult conference dual meet against LaSalle-Peru even tougher for the Rochelle varsity wrestling team on Tuesday. The Cavaliers started strong at the lighter weights, and LaSalle-Peru handily defeated Rochelle 57-24 to drop the Hubs to 1-5 overall.

  • Girls Basketball: Freshmen step up against Stillman Valley

    Lady Hub freshmen Zoey Tabor and Sylvia Hasz enjoyed arguably their best performances of the season when the Rochelle varsity girls basketball team battled Stillman Valley on the road Tuesday evening.

  • Girls Bowling: Rochelle drops match against DeKalb

    The Rochelle varsity girls bowling team continued conference play against DeKalb on Tuesday, with the Lady Hubs falling 2,621-2,091 at Mardi Gras Lanes to drop to 0-3 on the season.

  • Girls Bowling: Dixon rolls past Rochelle

    The Rochelle varsity girls bowling team rolled against Dixon during its first nonconference match of the season at Plum Hollow Lanes on Monday. The Duchesses topped the Lady Hubs 2,996-1,974 and dropped Rochelle to 0-2 overall.

  • Girls Bowling: Lady Hubs finish 14th at J-Hawk Invitational

    The Rochelle varsity girls bowling team took 14th place out of 16 high school at the Rockford Jefferson J-Hawk Invitational on Saturday. Rochelle totaled 3,298 pins over three team games and 12 rounds of baker-style bowling.

  • Boys Bowling: Hubs outrolled by DeKalb

    The Rochelle varsity boys bowling team faced DeKalb on the road Tuesday evening, with the Barbs taking all three games and the series by a final score of 3,167-2,770 to drop the Hubs to 2-3 overall.

  • Boys Bowling: Rochelle finishes 19th at Harlem Invitational

    The Rochelle varsity boys bowling team placed 19th out of 24 schools with 5,112 pins in the Harlem Invitational on Saturday.

  • Football: Ten Hubs earn All-Conference First Team honors

    Ten members of the Rochelle varsity football team earned All-Conference First Team recognition from the Northern Illinois Big 12 West for their efforts this season.

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