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Monday, October 21, 2019
The Rochester Sentinel
  • Monday, October 21, 2019 12:00 AM
    CULVER — The Rochester girls and boys cross-country teams advanced to the semistate by finishing in the top five at the Culver Academy regional Saturday.

    The RHS girls were third, and the RHS boys were the fifth.

    In addition, three area boys advanced to the semistate as individuals.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Friday, October 18, 2019 12:00 AM
    ARGOS — Argos girls soccer coach Joe Stone raves about his seniors on the sectional champion Lady Dragons.

    He raves about the ones that played and the ones that didn’t.

    He raves about Morgan Dunlap, the one who said she was going to score the first goal of the game and then scored that goal and two more on top of that in Argos’ 4-0 win over LaVille in the Class 1A, Sectional 35 final Saturday.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Thursday, October 17, 2019 12:00 AM
    Maconaquah (6-2, 6-1 Three Rivers Conference) at Rochester (3-5, 3-4), 7 p.m.

    The Rochester football team lost 31-0 to Southwood last week, but that doesn’t mean that Southwood didn’t feel the full force of Bryce Abbott’s authority. The RHS senior inside linebacker had 25 tackles against an undefeated team ranked No. 3 in Class 1A.

    “When we played base (defense) against them, we just thought we needed to get him moving a little bit, so we did a little more blitzing as far as getting those guys moving to some places, and he does a good job on his blitzes and adjusting to where the ball is going,” RHS coach Sean Kelly said. “And it’s just got a lot to with just want-to. Willpower and I need to get to the football and make a play.”

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Wednesday, October 16, 2019 12:00 AM
    One can probably say this about coaches from many different sports, but high school golf coaches aren’t just coaches.

    They are ambassadors for the sport.

    Most high school football players will never put on a helmet and shoulder pads again after graduating high school. But once a teenager learns how to play golf, they have learned a lifetime hobby.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Tuesday, October 15, 2019 12:00 AM
    The last time the Rochester football team played Delphi, Bill Clinton was president of the United States.

    The IHSAA put them together as part of the draw Sunday night.

    While the Zebras will play an opponent they haven’t played since 1998, Tippecanoe Valley, Caston and Winamac were assigned opponents they have never played before.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Monday, October 14, 2019 12:00 AM
    ARGOS — Emma Dunlap notched a first-half hat trick, and Morgan Dunlap started a four-goal-in-seven-minute onslaught with a 35-yard direct kick goal to help lead the Argos girls soccer team to a 6-0 win over Bremen in a Class 1A, Sectional 35 semifinal at Argos’ Eugene Snyder Field Thursday.

    Aryanna Allen and Parker Baughman also scored for No. 5 Argos, who led 5-0 at halftime and improved to 12-3-1.

    Argos had a 15-4 edge in shots on goal and a 4-2 advantage in corner kicks. Alyssa Poisel stopped all four shots she faced for the shutout.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Friday, October 11, 2019 12:00 AM
    VOLLEYBALL

    The Rochester volleyball team was feeling the jitters Tuesday.

    They were at home on senior night. They were playing Tippecanoe Valley, their archrival and a team that beat them last year.

    And it was a National Honor Society-sponsored Pink Out where everybody from the fans to the players was wearing pink for breast cancer awareness and raising money for the Fulton County Cancer Fund.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Thursday, October 10, 2019 12:00 AM
    Rochester (3-4, 3-3 Three Rivers Conference) at Southwood (7-0, 6-0), 7 p.m.

    The Rochester and Southwood football teams are both in the TRC, but many Zebra fans might be recalibrating their compasses this week. RHS hasn’t played Southwood since a 39-7 loss to Barnhart Field in 2015, and they haven’t played at Southwood since a 28-21 RHS win in 2013.

    Historically, the RHS bus has made many happy trips home from Southwood. The 2011 team scored a school record in points in a 74-28 win on Southwood turf. They also won there in 2009, in 2007, in 2005, in 2001, in 1999 and in 1997. (The 2003 game was moved from Southwood to the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, and Southwood won that game 20-3.)

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Wednesday, October 9, 2019 12:00 AM
    CULVER — The most successful season in Tippecanoe Valley boys soccer history ended with an 8-0 loss to host Culver Academy in a Class 2A, Sectional 22 quarterfinal Monday.

    “At least we beat Rochester,” a Valley player said as he walked off the field.

    Valley finished the season 5-10-1. Last year, Valley finished in sixth place in the seven-team Three Rivers Conference. This year, they were third.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Tuesday, October 8, 2019 12:00 AM
    Unified Flag Football

    Tippecanoe Valley won their second consecutive Unified Flag Football sectional title Saturday with a 28-20 win over Central Noble. Valley had earlier beaten Warsaw 46-14 and Goshen 42-0 to reach the championship game.

    Valley will host a regional and play Valparaiso at 11 a.m. this Saturday in a regional semifinal.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Monday, October 7, 2019 12:00 AM
    NORTH MANCHESTER — Nothing keeps the Rochester girls cross-country team from winning races.

    They win from the front of the pack, and they win from the middle of the pack, but they don’t win from the back of the pack. That’s because there isn’t a back of the pack anymore, as they showed at the Three Rivers Conference meet at Manchester High School Saturday.

    They win in the mud. They win when it’s dry. They win when it’s hot, and they win when it’s cool.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Saturday, October 5, 2019 12:00 AM

    Caston 3, Winamac 0 (Thursday): Noah Howdeshell and Brayden Breed each had a goal and an assist, and Noah Rogers also had a goal as Caston clinched the Hoosier North title with a road win over Winamac Thursday.

    Caston won their sixth straight game to improve to 10-5. They finished 3-0 in Hoosier North play.

    “The kids dug in and gritted out the win and won themselves a conference championship,” Caston coach Narciso Sanchez said. “I’m very proud of this team. They’ve worked hard all season, and it is great that their efforts have been rewarded with a trophy.”

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.

  • Friday, October 4, 2019 12:00 AM
    Volleyball

    The RHS volleyball team went 1-3 at the Warsaw Invitational Saturday. They defeated sectional rival South Central (Union Mills) in their first match before losing to Warsaw, Fairfield and Northridge.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Thursday, October 3, 2019 12:00 AM
    Northfield (2-4, 2-3 Three Rivers Conference) at Rochester (3-3, 3-2), 7 p.m.

    Reece Renie’s first football practice was eight weeks ago. His first start as the quarterback of the RHS football team is against Northfield Friday.

    Renie, a junior who was part of RHS’ 200 freestyle relay team that won the TRC in swimming and a regional qualifier in golf, hadn’t played football since his pee-wee days before deciding to come out for football this year. He worked his way to the backup quarterback spot. With Nick Allen out due to an injury he suffered on a late hit against Peru in a 44-33 loss last week, Renie gets the call.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
  • Wednesday, October 2, 2019 12:00 AM
    Boys tennis

    The Rochester boys tennis team drew Knox and will play the Redskins at 5:30 p.m. today at Culver Academy in the semifinals, per the IHSAA draw which was released Monday night.

    The RHS-Knox winner will play the North Judson-Culver Academy winner in the final at 5:30 p.m. Thursday.

    RHS has defeated already defeated Knox twice this season. Knox eliminated the Zebras from the 2018 sectional.

    For the complete story go to: Rochester Sentinel E-Edition.
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