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The Rochelle Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball team hosted Kaneland Harter in North Central Junior Conference action on Monday, falling 34-21.

The Rochelle Hub and Lady Hub track and field teams are less than one week away from beginning the indoor portion of the 2024 season.

Five talented swimmers from Rochelle have achieved an impressive feat by qualifying for the district and state championships through the DeKalb County Swim Team. 

Fourteen seniors departed from the Rochelle Hub varsity tennis team after the 2023 season, where the netters went 12-6 overall and 1-4 in the Interstate 8 Conference under head coach Kristy Eckardt.

The Rochelle Lady Hub varsity softball team returned to action Monday, holding its first practice of the 2024 season. The Lady Hubs are eager to build on a 5-21 overall record and a 2-12 record in the Interstate 8 last season, the second under head coach Deanna Jacobs.

The Rochelle Hub varsity baseball team leaned on its offense during the 2023 season, when the purple and white finished with a 10-19 overall record and a 4-10 record in the Interstate 8 Conference.

Former Rochelle student-athlete James Hart has reached the highest level in NCAA Division III college football, helping the North Central College Cardinals to three national championship appearances as well as two national championship victories, including a 28-21 win over Mount Union to claim the 2022 championship, during his first three seasons with the program.

Despite entering the postseason with a losing record, the Rochelle Hub varsity basketball team came within a few points of winning its second IHSA 3A Regional title in two years, knocking off a 20-win Woodstock squad and nearly upsetting a 21-win Freeport team.

A familiar face stood between Rochelle Lady Hub wrestler Dempsey Atkinson and a historic feat during the IHSA State Championships on Saturday afternoon.

The Rochelle Wrestling Club battled in the IKWF North Regional at Byron High School on Sunday, with six individuals bringing home division titles during the tournament.

After a historic season where the Rochelle Hub varsity wrestlers won a school-record 28 dual matches and advanced five individuals to the IHSA State Championship meet in Champaign, the program returned this winter with an equally as impressive campaign.

The St. Paul Lutheran School fifth and sixth-grade boys basketball team won the St. Paul Tournament over the weekend, finishing 3-0 over three games.

The Rochelle Hub varsity wrestling team sent four individuals to the IHSA State Championships in Champaign earlier this month.

With its season on the line and an IHSA 3A Regional Championship victory in the balance, the Rochelle Hub varsity basketball team erased a 20-point deficit and gave the Freeport Pretzels everything they could handle, coming within three points in the final minute.

The Rochelle Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball team hosted Prairie Knolls in North Central Junior Conference action on Thursday, falling 45-11.

Jon Gehm said his focus during his first season as head coach of the Rochelle Lady Hub varsity basketball team was to ensure the girls were playing their best basketball at the end of the season.

A new mindset and a commitment to defense were what fueled the Rochelle Hub varsity basketball team’s IHSA 3A Regional Semifinal win over Woodstock on Wednesday.

The Rochelle Middle School eighth-grade girls basketball team scored a 31-21 win over Belvidere South in North Central Junior Conference action on Tuesday evening.

Fifteen members of the Rochelle Hub varsity football team brought home All-Conference recognition from the Interstate 8/Kishwaukee River Blue Division coaches for the 2023 season.

Sophomore standout Roman Villalobos stepped into the circle against Yorkville Christian’s Jackson Allen on Tuesday as the last man standing between the Rochelle Hub varsity wrestling team and its first ticket to the IHSA Dual State Championships since 2018.

The Rochelle Lady Hub varsity bowling team didn’t lose any seniors after the 2022-23 season, when the purple and white advanced to the IHSA Sectional as a team.

The Rochelle Hub varsity bowling team turned in a double-digit winning season this winter, finishing second in the Interstate 8 Conference for the season and qualifying three bowlers for All-Conference recognition.

The Rochelle Wrestling Club sent five athletes to the 2024 Champaign Grappler at Centennial High School on Sunday. One athlete brought home a first-place finish, while two others secured second-place finishes and one took home a third-place finish.

Junior Kaiden Morris had his moment under the lights as wrestling fans from all over Illinois united at the State Farm Center for the IHSA State Championships on Saturday.

The Rochelle Middle School seventh-grade girls basketball team scored a 36-14 home win against Belvidere Central in North Central Junior Conference action earlier this week.

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