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home : sports : sports April 30, 2017

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STEADY Rochester High School golfer Killian Bailey practices with the rest of the Zebra team recently at the Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek. The RHS golfers open their season with the Hall of Fame Tourney at 10 a.m. Saturday at Rock Hollow Golf Club in Peru. 4-6-17

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Caston scores 7 in 1st inning, beats Northfield
Baseball

Caston 8, Northfield 4 (Thursday): Efrain Amezquita and Maddux Zeider each had a hit and two RBIs, and Zach Conrad and Zeider combined on a six-hitter for the host Comets in a win over Northfield Thursday.

Caston scored seven times in the first inning, knocking out Northfield starter Matt Coe. Myles McDonald added two hits.

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

Saturday, April 29, 2017
Sprinters set 'Thonn' for RHS boys
TRACK

WABASH - The perception of the Rochester boys track program might be that it relies on the distance runners for points and whatever the sprinters give them is a bonus.

That didn't happen in a road meet against Three Rivers Conference rival Southwood. With many top distance runners sitting out to rest their legs for the Lime City Relays at Huntington North on Saturday, it was the sprinters who guided RHS to a 78-37 win.

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

Friday, April 28, 2017
Brooks, Hooks help RHS beat Wabash
BASEBALL

WABASH - Better defense yielded better results for the Rochester baseball team.

Bryce Lahman drove in a run and scored a run as part of a three-run second inning, and Aaron Brooks and Bryce Abbott each added an RBI as the visiting Zebras beat Wabash 5-3 at Chris Rood Field Wednesday to end a two-game skid. Zaine Young and Brooks had two hits each.

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

Thursday, April 27, 2017
Logansport blanks error-prone Zebras
BASEBALL

LOGANSPORT - Max Weatherwax and Brantlen Collins combined on a three-hit shutout as the Logansport baseball team blanked visiting Rochester 7-0 at Jim Turner Field Tuesday.

Austin Foster, Zaine Young and Carter Hooks each had singles for the Zebras, who fell to 5-10. Aaron Brooks reached twice on walks, and Bryce Abbott and Alan Pfeiffer each had walks.

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

Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Manchester scores 15, routs Lady Zs
SOFTBALL

NORTH MANCHESTER - The Rochester softball team have laid a lot of 10-run rule beatings on their opponents over the last eight years as the program put out a seemingly endless stream of Division I players.

The Lady Zs were on the other end of that beating Monday.

Manchester scored three runs in the first inning, eight more in the second and four more in the third as they cruised past RHS 15-2 in five innings Monday.

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

Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Abbott's 3 RBIs help RHS rout Washington
Freshman Bryce Abbott had two hits and three RBIs, including a two-run single that highlighted a four-run third inning, and Brady Perez added two hits and two RBIs as the host Rochester baseball team defeated South Bend Washington 12-2 in six innings at Bob Copeland Field Saturday.

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

Monday, April 24, 2017
Harsh reality: RHS frosh earns win vs. Lewis Cass
SOFTBALL

Lewis Cass' 7-6 win over Rochester in last year's Class 2A, Sectional 38 softball sectional quarterfinals was a harsh ending to the Lady Zs' season.

RHS threw some Harsh reality right back at the Lady Kings in their first meeting since Friday.

That would be freshman pitcher Ady Harsh, who fired a complete-game five-hitter and allowed no earned runs as RHS edged Lewis Cass 2-1.

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

Saturday, April 22, 2017
RHS scores 9 in first, routs Plymouth
SOFTBALL

PLYMOUTH - This time, the Rochester softball team took advantage of their baserunners.

Jossie Sweany, Alexis Elliott and Kennedy Musselman each had two-run singles as part of a nine-run first inning, and Maci Brown pitched a two-hit shutout as the Lady Zs cruised to a 13-0 win in five innings over host Plymouth Thursday.

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

Friday, April 21, 2017
The Bryce you pay: Frosh's dramatic HR lifts Zebras in conference opener
BASEBALL

WABASH - Welcome to the new era of pitch counts in high school baseball.

And welcome to the Three Rivers Conference, Bryce Abbott.

Abbott, a freshman first baseman playing in just his second career varsity game, slugged a two-run homer with two outs in the top of the seventh inning to lead Rochester to a 4-3 Three Rivers Conference road win over Northfield Wednesday.

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

Thursday, April 20, 2017
RHS girls win, boys lose to Peru
TRACK

The Rochester track team had their home opener against Peru at Barnhart Field Tuesday. They also had their senior night.

The coaches probably hope the team runs as fast as the home season lasted.

RHS won the girls meet 77-53, but Peru won the boys meet 69-62.

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


Wednesday, April 19, 2017
Malchow, Pflueger on board
The Rochester School Board hired Lisa Pflueger as the girls varsity basketball coach and Rob Malchow as the new boys varsity basketball coach at Monday's school board meeting.

Pflueger told the board that she had visited Rochester during summers at her family's lake cabin since she was eight years old. Even though she lives in Kokomo, she considers Rochester "like a second home."

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

Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Plunk Rock: Down 9-0, RHS earns split on walk-off HBP
Falling behind 9-0 in the first inning to a team that made semistate last year might not be a good way to start.

But for the Rochester baseball team, it turned out to be one memorable comeback story.

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

Monday, April 17, 2017
Elliott, Musselman go 5-for-5, but RHS loses to Mishawaka
SOFTBALL

Rochester softball player Alexis Elliott went 3-for-3 with a walk and an RBI against Mishawaka Friday. Fellow junior Kennedy Musselman went 2-for-2 with two RBIs and two walks.

Now it's a matter of getting the rest of the team at their level of focus.

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

Saturday, April 15, 2017
Unbothered by wind, Valley's Julian takes medalist, but CMA wins match
BOYS GOLF

On a somewhat windy, slightly chilly day for golf on the front nine at Round Barn Golf Club at Mill Creek, Tippecanoe Valley senior Jeremy Julian had his own strategy: Hit the ball through the wind.

Julian's strategy worked as he earned medalist honors with a 39, but Valley lost its season-opening nine-hole match against Culver Academy and Rochester Thursday.

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


Friday, April 14, 2017
Brown drives in 2, but RHS falls to Logan
SOFTBALL

LOGANSPORT - The opportunities were there for the Rochester softball team in their game against Logansport Wednesday, according to coach Carla Holland.

The big hits were not.

Yilian Rodriguez and Lexi Zartman had three RBIs apiece, and Megan Benn pitched a complete-game six-hitter to lead the Lady Berries to a 7-3 win over RHS at Fincher Field.

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


Thursday, April 13, 2017
'I thought about her the whole time'
SOFTBALL

WINAMAC - Winamac junior Mandi Hettinger has had so many good days in softball that it might be hard to pick out which one might be best.

But this was the most emotional.

Hettinger went 4-for-4 with 5 RBIs, including two home runs, and earned the win in the circle as the Lady Warriors held off Rochester 12-11 at Winamac Town Park Tuesday.

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

Wednesday, April 12, 2017
IU hoops pioneer Bill Garrett honored
College Basketball

Bill Garrett, Indiana University's first black basketball player and the man who broke the color barrier in the Big Ten in 1948, wasn't quite done making history.

At a ceremony in the Indiana Memorial Union's Alumni Hall on Saturday, Garrett was honored with the dedication of a state historical marker, the first one to be located on IU's campus.

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

Tuesday, April 11, 2017
RHS wins Glenn Invite
WALKERTON - It might not have the meaning of the sectional trophy that they took home last May, but the Rochester girls tennis team took home another trophy after winning the John Glenn Invitational Saturday.

RHS beat the host Lady Falcons 5-0 in the first round and Knox 4-1 in the final.

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

Monday, April 10, 2017
Be all that you can Lee: Newcomer has 5 RBIs, gets complete game win for RHS
SOFTBALL

The Triton softball team is a four-time defending sectional champion in Class 1A with a Division I center fielder in Taytum Hargrave, an Ohio University recruit.

Their opponents from Rochester Friday were a largely unknown outfit filled with freshmen and players untested at the varsity level.

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

Saturday, April 8, 2017
Secrest named AP high honorable mention
Tippecanoe Valley senior post player Anne Secrest earned Associated Press high honorable mention status, according to teams released Wednesday. Valley teammates Hannah Dunn and Meredith Brouyette both earned honorable mention status.

Winamac's Jack DeGroot and Argos' Vinny Stone both earned honorable mention status in boys basketball.

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

Friday, April 7, 2017
Stesiak named RHS boys assistant
Boys basketball

Rob Malchow once was an assistant coach under Tony Stesiak. Now Stesiak will be an assistant coach under Malchow.

Stesiak will be a boys basketball assistant coach at Rochester on Malchow's staff beginning next year, The Sentinel has learned. The hire is contingent on Malchow being hired as RHS' new boys coach at April's school board meeting.

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

Thursday, April 6, 2017
Hooks pitches 1-hitter in Zebra opener
BASEBALL

FULTON - Cory Good came out to talk to Rochester junior left-handed pitcher Carter Hooks in the bottom of the seventh inning during his outing against host Caston Tuesday.

"It's your ballgame to win," Good reminded Hooks. "Don't get down."

Hooks didn't get the hook. Instead he finished off the best mound performance of his high school career, and he did it in the season opener.

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


Wednesday, April 5, 2017
North Carolina beats Gonzaga in foul-filled national title game
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - It's OK, Carolina, you can open your eyes.

An unwatchable game turned into a beautiful night for the Tar Heels, who turned a free-throw contest into a championship they've been waiting an entire year to celebrate.

Justin Jackson delivered the go-ahead 3-point play with 1:40 left Monday and North Carolina pulled away for a 71-65 win over Gonzaga that washed away a year's worth of heartache.

It was, in North Carolina's words, a redemption tour - filled with extra time on the practice court and the weight room, all fueled by a devastating loss in last year's title game on Kris Jenkins' 3-point dagger at the buzzer for Villanova.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
Caston commits 8 errors, falls to Rossville
BASEBALL

FULTON - Mark Soiseth had two RBIs, and Trevor Waggoner allowed just one hit over five scoreless innings as the Rossville baseball team defeated host Caston 6-0 Monday.

The game was called with no outs in the top of the sixth inning due to heavy rain and wind.

Rossville improved to 2-1. Plagued by eight errors, Caston dropped to 0-1.

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

Tuesday, April 4, 2017
A new Dawn: South Carolina wins first women's hoops title
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

South Carolina 67, Mississippi State 55

DALLAS (AP) - Dawn Staley finally could raise an NCAA championship trophy.

A'ja Wilson scored 23 points to help coach Staley and South Carolina win their first national championship with a 67-55 victory over Mississippi State on Sunday night.

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

Monday, April 3, 2017
Prediction: Time for Cubs fans to enjoy a season
As a Cubs fan, I think I've been reluctant to pick the Cubs in my annual baseball predictions column for fear that I somehow overrated them. But the Cubs won the World Series last year, as you may recall. No longer am I afraid to look at things through Cub-colored glasses.

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

Saturday, April 1, 2017
Sentinel winter athletic teams set
To begin with our winter sports recognition series, we will reveal the All-Sentinel girls and boys basketball teams today.

We will list the top swimmers and wrestlers tomorrow.

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

Thursday, March 30, 2017
Wish Brant-ed: Buczkowski receives Cato Scholarship
Caston senior Brant Buczkowski was one of 13 student-athletes statewide to be awarded an IHSAA C. Eugene Cato Memorial Scholarship Monday. The scholarship is for $2,500.

"These recipients are Indiana's brightest stars and they embody everything that is right about high school sports," the IHSAA said in a statement. "These well-rounded, positive role models have demonstrated excellence in academics, school and community involvement, character, sportsmanship and citizenship."

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


Wednesday, March 29, 2017
Grappling with change: Zebras, Comets moved to Peru sectional
WRESTLING

The Rochester and Caston teams were moved from the Plymouth sectional to the Peru sectional, per a IHSAA Executive Committee realignment vote that occurred Friday.

The vote was 15-3 in favor of the changes. Logansport athletic director Brian Strong was among those committee members voting in favor of the realignment.

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

Tuesday, March 28, 2017
McCall's block preserves Stanford's win
WOMEN'S COLLEGE BASKETBALL

NCAA Lexington: Stanford 76,

Notre Dame 75

LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) - Even after Alanna Smith and Stanford pulled off a huge rally to put Stanford in position to reach the Final Four, there still was work to do.

That's when Erica McCall stepped up and blocked Notre Dame's path.

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

Monday, March 27, 2017


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