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Boys and Girls Hoops get Wins
Both the Boys and Girls Basketball teams picked up their first victories of the season last night. The girls were at home against Groves, and used a balanced attack to win by over forty against the Groves Falcons.
The Boys traveled to nearby Avondale and came away with an 11 point win over the Yellow Jackets.
Rochester United tops Stoney at CoMerica
The Rochester United Hockey team topped rival Stoney Creek 5-4 in a shootout at CoMerica Park in downtown Detroit. Max Harper sent in the final goal to secure the victory for Rochester. This was the first time that Rochester played at CoMerica Park.
Captains Club Volunteers at Hamlin Elementary
The Rochester High School Athletics Captains Club has volunteered to help instruct and read to students in Ms. Read's Kindergarten class this fall. The Captains Club has made a strong effort to concentrate on service in the community this year, and volunteering at Hamlin has been just one way this group has focused on giving back. Fall Captains Jessica Goethals and Allison Skelcy were present in Ms. Reads class in October, and found the experience of working with the children to be very gratifying. The Captains Club will also help stuff stockings this holiday season for local children in need, as well as participate in a Habitat for Humanity project in the spring.
Rochester United #4
The Rochester United Hockey team has gotten off to a very successful start this season, currently they sit at #4 in the state.
Rochester Volleyball Places Two on All-Conference Team
Makayla Baxter and Maddie Halsey were both named first team all-OAA for the Rochester Falcons.
Football Places 5 on All-OAA Red 1st Team
Rochester placed five members on the All-OAA Red team. Members include:
Demetrius Magee, Sr., WR
Jake White, Sr, LB
Shwan Shadia, Sr., OL/DL
Shane Shadia, Sr., FB/LB
Kyle Hillstead, Sr., OL/DL
Soccer Earns Post-Season Accolades
Senior Spiro Pliakos, pictured above in the center, was named to the Dream Team in soccer this afternoon. Pliakos, a U of D commit, was also named to the first team All-State team in Division 1 as well.
Senior Evan Asuncion was also named the to Division 1 All-State Honorable Mention team.
Goethals Finishes 20th at State Meet
Senior Jessica Goethals finished 20th at the state cross country meet this Saturday. Goethals joins her sister (Megan) as all-state cross country runners.
Rochester goes 1-2 in City Cup
Rochester hosted the Rochester City Cup on Tuesday, and came away with a record of 1-2. In the first game, Rochester swept Northwest, before going to the third game with both Adams and Stoney. Stoney Creek walked away with the City Cup title.
Rochester Falls to Rival Adams
It has been since 1996 that the Rochester Football team beat rival Adams, and it will be that way for another year. The Falcons came out the first half and performed well, but despite the stellar first half, Adams made the second half adjustments that led to a 34-13 victory. Rochester finished the year 4-5.
Football falls at home to rival Stoney Creek
The Rochester Football team found themselves in position to play the spoiler against the Stoney Creek Courgars last Friday. The Falcons played a near flawless first half, taking a 14-14 tie into the locker room. However, the second half turned out to be all Stoney. Stoney runnigback Sean Scullen had a field day rushing the football, and helped Stoeny keep their playoff dreams alive winning 36-14. Rochester will face rival Adams on Friday. It is senior night, so arrive ealrly.
Boys and Girls Basketball Tryout Dates Set
Boys Varsity Basketball
11/19: 7pm- 10pm
Freshmen and JV
11/18: 5pm- 7pm
11/22: 5pm- 7pm
11/11: 7pm- 9pm
11/13: 7pm- 9m
11/11: 5:30pm- 7:30 pm
11/13: 5:30pm- 7:30 pm
11/11: 3pm- 5pm
11/13: 3pm- 5pm
Football Rolls at Athens
The Rochester Football team broke in a new quarterback this past Friday, and it couldn't have went better. The Falcons went into Athens and came away with a 35-14 win to keep their playoff hope alive. Mike Halsey, in his first start at quarterback, complete just one pass, but it went for an 18 yard scoring strike to Demetrius Magee. With the catch, Demterius now holds the Rochester single season receiving touchdown record with 10. Rochester improves to 4-3 on the season, and will host rival Stoney Creek on Friday. Game time is set for 7pm, and admission is $5.
Rochester United Tryout Dates
Tryouts will be held at the Oynx.
Important: Possible MRSA Freshmen Football
Athens Athletic Director has notified us that a freshmen football player for Athens has MRSA, and that he may have possibly had it on Thursday. We ask that you please ask your child to check for any new rash or marks that may have come from Thursday's freshmen football game. If you discover there is a problem, please seek medical attention from your family doctor. Thank you!
Rochester falls at home to rival Adams
The Rochester Varsity Volleyball team looked to get a win in their first home contest, unfortuantely rival Adams didn't get the memo. Adams took a 2 sets
to none lead over Rochester, before the Falcons came charging back to take the next two sets. Adams would gets the win with a 15-11 final set score.
Rochester Falls to Lake Orion on Homecoming
Rochester came out swining and trailed by just two points heading into the locker room, but Lake Orion would charge back in the second half to secure the win. Rochester falls to 3-3 on the year, and will travel to Troy Athens on Friday.
Soccer knocks off Brighton 3-2
Evan Asuncion scored two goals for the Falcons to lead the way in a 3-2 win over #5 state ranked Brighton. Rochester returns to action Tuesday at #3 Troy Athens.
RHS Captains Club gets a Special Visit from Marines
The Rochester Athletics Captains Club, made up of varsity captains, received a vist from Sgt. Johnathan Boone of the United State Marine Core. The Captains Club was formed in order to develop better leaders and concentrate on service. Sgt. Boone spoke to the group about the 14 points of leadership that all Marines live by.
Demetrius Magee Named MIPrepZone Athlete of the Week
Rochester High School football player Demetrius Magee was named the MIPrepZone Athlete of the Week after his performance last week in a win over Pontiac. Magee scored three touchdowns, two through the air, and one on an interception return for 60 yards. Magee has already tied the school record for touchdowns in a season with 8.
RHS Boys Tennis Wins Conference Title
The Rochester Boys Tennis team brought home the OAA White Division Championship today. Their first conference title in 32 years.
Rochester Football Shuts Out Pontiac
The Rochester Football team went on the road for the second time in two weeks and pulled out another win. This time, it came in convincing fashion, as the Falcons beat Pontiac 40-0. Demertius Magee had a huge night for Rochester, accounting for three total touchdowns, including two touchdown receptions that tie a school record for touchdowns in a season. Magee also picked off a pass with no time remaining on the clock before half and returned it 60 yards for a score. Rochester will be back at home this week, as the Falcons look to play spolier to Lake Orion. Friday is also Homecoming, festivities will begin at halftime. Admission is $5, and gates will open at 6pm.
Freshmen Golfer Earns Athlete of the Week Honor Roll
Veronica Haque, Rochester HS Golf - Girls: Just a freshman, Haque tied for medalist honors at the Oakland County Division I tournament last Wednesday after shooting a 75.
Rochester Football Earns Victory at West Bloomfield
On a night that saw many teams cancel due to soggy conditions, the Rochester Falcons came away with a win on the road against the West Bloomfield Lakers. Senior runningback Vince Piacentini provided the Falcons with a powerful running attack, rushing for 139 yards and a touchdown. Rochester led late in the 4th quareter by two scores, but had to hang on late to secure the victory. The Falcons will be in action again this week, as they take on Pontiac on the road. Game time is set for 7pm.
Six New Members Inducted into Rochester Athletics Hall of Fame
Class of 2013 Hall of Fame members with Rochester Athletics Captains Club Members
Rochester Football Falls on Hall of Fame Night
On a night where six new members were inducted into the Rochester Athletics Hall of Fame, the Rochester High School Football team played their toughest opponent yet. The Falcons coming off of a tough loss to Troy, looked to turn things around against a strong Clarkston team, but the Wolves passing attack proved to be too much winning 34-13. Rochester falls to 1-2 on the season, and 0-2 in the OAA Red. The Falcons will look to turn things around next week on the road against West Bloomfield. Game time is set for 7pm, admission is $5.
Freshmen Boys Soccer Game Cancelled
Due to extreme heat, and a heat index of 104, todays game will be cancelled.
Girls Swim and Dive Overpowers Avondale
The Rochester Girls Swim and Dive team traveled to take on the Avondale Yellowjackets, and walked away with a dominant 138-48 win. Maddie Gurley, Ellen Wegener, Kathryn French, Nicole December, and Spencer Ingamells earned first place finishes.
Tuesday Athletic Events and Practices
Please check the athletic schedules for changes for Tuesday's athletic events. Due to a projected 109 degree heat index, MHSAA policy says outside athletic events are to be cancelled (including practices).
Rochester Football Suffers First Loss of the Season
The Rochester Football team traveled to Troy looking to move to 2-0 on the season, and after taking a 14-7 lead to the half, it looked to be headed towards an undefeated start. The second half was a different story, as Rochester had trouble moving the football and couldn't get it into the endzone. Troy would score 14 unanswered to take a 21-14 lead into the 4th quarter, and despite Senior Quaterback Kevin Byrds four straight throws with under a minute left, Rochester couldn't move the chains and the game ended with a Troy win over Rochester 21-14. The Falcons will look to turn things around next week at home against Clarkston. Next weeks game is the Hall of Fame game, where six new members will be inducted into the Rochester Athletics Hall of Fame. Game time is set for 7pm and admission is $5.
Rochester Soccer Ties Rival Adams
On a night when it seemed like the Falcons were in complete control with a 1-0 lead over rival Adams heading into the final minute of the game, Adams made it even with just .58 seconds remaining in the contest. Senior goalkeeper Mike Murri looked ready to pitch his second straight shutout, but a late goal by Adams was the first goal given up by the talented senior this season. Rochester will be back in action on Saturday, as they travel to take on Novi at noon.
Football Opens with 28-14 Win Over Utica
The Rochester Falcons football team traveled to Utica to open the season against the Chieftains. Rochester jumped out to a 14-0 lead early in the game, and never looked back. A ferocious defensive effort limited Utica to negative thirty yards rushing on the night. This helped the Falcons keep control of the clock most of the night. Senior wideout Demetrius Magee had a big night for Rochester, grabbing two touchdowns through the air. Rochester will return to action next Friday, as they travel to take on the Troy Colts.
Boys Varsity and JV Tennis at Avondale has been cancelled this morning. It will be rescheduled for tomorrow 8-28, at Avondale, 4pm Varsity and 5pm JV.
Nick Facca Named Varsity Boys LAX Coach
The Rochester Boys Lacrosse team has named Nick Facca their new head coach. Facca is a 2006 graduate of Rochester Adams High School, and a 2010 graduate of Western Michigan University. At Western Michigan, Facca was a three year member of the lacrosse team, and was named to the all-conference team his senior year. Facca was also a varsity and junior varsity coach at Dewitt High School for three years. Nick also has several years of club coaching experience as well.
Boys Tennis Sets Tryout Dates
Wednesday, August 14: 8:30- 1:30
Thursday, August 15: 8:30- 1:30
Friday, August 16: 8:30- 1:30
Monday, August 19: 8:30- 1:30
*Players please bring a lunch
Colby Cunningham To Carry On Tradition For Girls Soccer Program
Mr. Colby Cunningham has been selected to lead the Rochester Girls Soccer program for the 2013-14 season. Cliff Brandmier, former Rochester coach, will be coaching in the college ranks next season, and Colby will be set to lead the Falcons. Colby was a varsity assistant last season for the Falcons, which included a state semi-final appearance, and will also lead the Royal Oak Boys Soccer program. "My main goal starting off at Rochester is to just continue what Cliff was building," said Cunningham of assuming the reins with the Falcons. "I've got very good relationships with the players and their parents and we're all on the same page on and off the field, That's a very important factor and something I know will help tremendously."
You can read more on the new Rochester Head Coach by clicking on the link http://www.rochester.k12.mi.us/Blob/Edit/77244?blockId=44949&pageId=6305
2013 Free Press Scholar Athletes
The Detroit Free Press named their 2013 annual scholar athletes this past week, and Rochester was honored by landing two great student-athletes on that list.
Jacob Carl, a 4 year All-State swimmer who is headed to Michigan State to swim, was also an outstanding student, finishing his acdemic career with a 3.57 GPA.
Also representing Rochester is Stephanie Heber. Steph is a 1st team All-State Goalie, and is headed to Seton Hall to play soccer. She is also an outstanding student, she finishes her high school career with a 3.63 GPA.
Rochester Athletes Honored
Three members of the 2013 Rochester Boys Lacrosse team were selected All-County Honorable Mention.
Tyler Caporaso, Midfield
Drew Harm, Attack
Sam Wolfe, Attack
Four members of the 2013 Rochester Girls State Semi-Finalist Soccer team were named All-State.
Maddie Moote Named MI Prep Zone Athlete of the Week
Junior Maddie Moote is at again, being named the MI Prep Zone Athlete of the Week for the second time in two weeks. Moote scored a goal and had an assist in the regional semi-final win over Hartland, and also added the only score in the state semi-final against Troy.
Girls Tennis Earns Academic All-State
The Rochester Girls Tennis team was awarded Academic All-State by the Michigan High School Athletic Association for division one.
Rochester Girls Soccer Falls in State Semi-Finals
After an outstanding season, all great things must come to an end. Unfortunately, it was one game before the state championship. The Rochester Girls Soccer team struck first in the state semi-final game, as junior Maddie Moot kicked one in the net just four minutes into the game. The lead wouldn't last long for the Falcons, as Troy tied it up at 1-1 right before the half. The second half saw both squads fight to a draw, and overtime was more of the same. The game would go to penalty kicks, and after Rochester took a 2-1 advantage, they wouldn't be able to sustain the lead as Troy ended the game on the final kick to win in PK's 4-3. Rochester capped off an outstanding season going 16-3-4 and reaching the state semi-finals for the first time since 2007.
Rochester Boys Lacrosse Adds Honors
Drew Harm, Sam Wolfe and Tyler Caporaso were named Honorable Mention All-State for Boys Division II Lacrosse.
Both Harm and Wolfe were honored as Attack, and Caporaso as a Defender.
Boys Soccer Tryout Information
Soccer Tryout dates
* Wed Aug. 14th, Times: 11-1pm AND 6-8pm
* Thur. Aug. 15th, Times: 7-9am AND 6-8pm
* Fri. Aug. 16th, Times: 11-1pm (with cuts following and Varsity uniform handout)
*MUST ATTEND ALL DAYS AND TIMES OF TRYOUTS
* MUST HAVE PHYSICAL ON FILE DATED AFTER Apr. 15th, 2013
Rochester Baseball Gives Back
During the season the Rochester Baseball program collected new
and used baseball gear to donate to the Detroit Eagle Sports Club.
We collected hundreds of pieces of equipment, which will go to
players that cannot provide their own gear. Pictured above are
players, Sam Fajerski, Joey Iannetta, Andrew Bauer, and Jake
Stout, along with Coach Magiera and a representative from the
DESC. Thank you to all that donated, and a special thanks to
Lauren Bauer for organizing this effort
Volleyball Tryout Dates
August 14: 8-1pm Main Gym
August 15: 8-1pm Main Gym
August 16: 8-10:30am Main Gym
Rochester Girls Soccer State Bound
It has been six long years, but the Rochester Girls Soccer team is headed back to state. Rochester dominated Hartland 4-0 yesterday in front of a great crowd at West Bloomfield High School to advance onto the state semi-finals. Rochester will play at Lake Orion, at 6 pm, on Wednesday, June 12, against the winner of Troy and Anchor Bay.
Maddie Moot MI Prep Zone Athlete of the Week Honor Roll
Junior Maddie Moot helped to propel the Rochester Soccer team to a District Championship last week knocking in two goals in the final two minutes of the game in a win over rival Adams. Moot kept her hot streak alive, knocking in the first goal of the game in the Regional Semi-Finals in a 2-0 win over Grand Blanc.
Rochester Soccer Headed to Regional Finals
The combination of Maddie Moot and Step Heber, for the second straight game, helped lead the Lady Falcons soccer team to the Regional Finals. Moot got things going for Rochester, scoring just four minutes into the contest. This put the Falcons ahead 1-0, and that's where it would stand at the half. The second half saw Rochester dominate, and Sophia Farah gave the Falcons a little breathing room, as she scored a header at the 25 minutes mark in the second half to get the win 2-0 over Grand Blanc. Rochester will advance to the Regional Finals where they will play Hartland. The game is at West Bloomfield High School on Thursday, June 6, at 5:30..
Important Football Summer Dates
Weightlifting: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday 3-5pm unless otherwise notified.
Speed and conditioning : Tuesday and Thursdays 5-6pm unless otherwise notified.
Falcon Elite Workouts: Every Saturday from June 15-August 3rd 10am-11:30am
Team Camp: Monday, June 29-Thursday, August 1, 5-8pm @ Rochester Stadium
Conditioning Week: Monday, Augsut 5- Friday, August 9 6-9pm @ Rochester High School
Parent Meeting: Friday, August 9 6:00pm @ Rochester High School Media Center
Start of Season Monday, August 12 8am-2pm @ Rochester Stadium
Rochester Wins District Title, Beats Rival Adams
Trailing 2-0 in the district final to rival Adams, Rochester rallied behind junior Maddie Moot, who scored two goals in the final two minutes of the game, including the second goal with just seven seconds remaining, to send the game to overtime. In overtime both teams went scoreless through two-ten minute halfs. Senior goal keeper Steph Heber provided the Falcons with the game winning save to send Rochester onto the Regionals.
Rochester will take on Grand Blanc Tuesday, June 4, at 7pm, at West Bloomfield High School. Admission is $6.
Rochester Girls Soccer in District Finals
After a nearly two hour storm delay at Rochester Stadium, the Falcons came out firing on all cylinders in the district semi-finals, and took it to the Oxford Wildcats, winning impressively 4-0. Head Coach Cliff Brandmier said "this was a total team effort, and you played as one tonight".
Next up for the Falcons, rival Rochester Adams. The Rochester Girls Soccer team will march into the district final game Saturday, June 1, at noon, at Rochester Stadium.
Rochester United Hockey Tryout Dates
Anyone interested in trying out for the Rochester United Hockey team, see below.
Location: The Onyx
Dates: June 3, 5:30-7 pm
June 5, 6-7:30 pm
June 6, 5:30-7 pm
Girls Soccer takes down Lake Orion in District Opener
The Rochester Girls Soccer team didn't allow storms to disrupt Tuesday's district opening game, as they overcame bad weather to blank the Dragons 2-0. Rochester will advance to the district semi-final game where they will meet Oxford. The game will be played at 7pm Thursday at Rocehster Stadium, and Utica Eisenhower and Rochester Adams will square off in the 5pm semi-final game.
Freshmen and Varsity Softball
Rochester Baseball to Play at Comerica Park
The Rochester Baseball team will travel to Comerica Park on May 29, to play Troy High School at 3:30pm.
Girls Soccer Featured on MI Prep Zone
Click the link below to watch the special feature on Rochester Girls Soccer.
The Rochester feature will start at the 4:39 mark.
MHSAA Tournament Dates Set
Softball: Tuesday, May 28, 4:30, Rochester v Romeo @ Romeo
Baseball: Tuesday, May 28, 4:30, Rochester v Romeo @ Romeo
Boys LAX: Monday, May 20, 7:00, Rochester v L'Anse Cruese North @ L'Anse Cruese North
Girls LAX: Friday, May 24, 5:00, Rochester v Stoney Creek @ Stoney Creek
Girls Tennis: Friday, May 17, 8:30 am, @ Rochester High School
Boys Golf: Wednesday, May 29, @ Coyote Golf Preserve
Girls Soccer: Tuesday, May 28, @ Rochester High School
Rochester beats Adams
After a tough loss to Stoney Creek on Tuesday, the lady Falcons soccer team bounced back in a big way by beating rival and #10 ranked Adams 1-0 on Thursday, May 9.
“We had a huge conversation yesterday about adversity and how great teams get through adversity,” Rochester coach Cliff Brandmier said. “I thought they really responded well. I was worried about them being a bit tentative just because they haven’t lost all year.”
Rochester will take on Utica tonight at home.
RHS Cheer Tryout Dates
Cheer Tryout Dates
May 28, 3:00-6:00 RHS Mall
May 29, 3:00-6:00 RHS Mall
May 30, 3:00-6:00 RHS Mall
May 31, 3:00-6:00 RHS Mall
June 3, 3:00-6:00 RHS Mall
June 4, 3:00-6:00 RHS Mall
June 7, 3:00-7:00 RHS Mall
June 8, 9:00-1:00 RHS Mall
Girls Soccer Handed First Loss
The 6th ranked and previously unbeaten Rochester girl's soccer team took to the field last night to host the 5th ranked Stoney Creek Cougars. Stoney Creek jumped out in front after two quick first half goals. The Falcons fought back after a goal by Gemma Najar with three minutes left in the half. The second half saw two teams lock eachother down defensively. Rochester suffered their first loss 2-1, but will have to put it behind them quickly as they travel to rival Adams on Thursday, and host a strong Utica High on Friday.
Sofia Farah MI Prep Zone Athlete of the Week
Taken from MI Prep Zone:
"Farah scored both goals for the Falcons last week in a win over Lake Orion and also had Rochesters only goal in a 1-1 tie against Rochester Adams. Farah is a big reason why Rochester is ranked No. 9 in the state in Division 1."
Check out the story here http://www.miprepzone.com/oakland/athleteotw.asp
Zhana Randolph Signs with Owens
Spring Athletes Celebrate College Choices
Pictured from L-R: Zhana Randolph, Basketball, Owens Community College, Madeleine Chilcote, Soccer, Kalmazoo College, Stephanie Heber, Soccer, Seton Hall, Jennifer Goethals, Soccer, Saginaw Valley State, Sofia Farah, Soccer, Adrian College, Jacob Carl, Swimming, Michigan State University, Brien Moffitt, Swimming, Grand Valley State University
Spring athletes let their collge choices be known this morning at the annual Rochester High School Spring Signing Ceremony. A total of seven student-athletes joined family members, coaches, and administrators to celebrate their college decisions.
Girls Soccer Stay Perfect; Takes Control of OAA Red
The Falcons traveled to Lake Orion to take on the Dragons in a key OAA Red match up. Rochester took over control of the game with two goals from Sofia Farah, and came away with a 2-0 victory. Rochester improves to 5-0-1 on the season.
Soccer Stays Perfect, Girls LAX Wins Big
The Falcons girls soccer team traveled to Oxford on Monday, and came away with a 1-0 victory to move to 4-0-1 on the season. The ladies will be in action tonight at Lake Orion.
The Girls Lacrosse team came away with an impressive win over West Bloomfield last night. They will be in action on Wednesday against rival Adams at Rochester Stadium.
Soccer Ties Rival Adams, Swimmers Honored
It was a cold Saturday morning in Rochester this past weekend, but it didn't keep two rivals from squaring off on the soccer field. Rochester jumped out on Adams 1-0 early in the first half, only to see their rival answer back before the half. The second half ended in no score, and the two rivals tied 1-1 to end the contest. Rochester has yet to taste defeat on the season.
Rochester swimmers Haley Ludwig and Brian Moffitt both recieved a $1,000 scholarships for their commitment to the sport, their leadership ability, and citizenship. Ludwig will attend Michigan State University, and Moffitt will attend Grand Valley State.
Game Cancellations 4-19-13
JV Baseball v Oxford
All athletic games are cancelled for 4-18-2013
All practices must be held indoors.
Rochester Soccer Stays Perfect With 8-0 Win
The Rochester Varsity Soccer team out played Berkley High School with a 8-0 win over the Berkley Bears on Tuesday, April 16. The currently 11th ranked Falcons will take on also undefeated Adams at home on Thursday, April 18th.
Softball Moves to 2-0 on the season, baseball falls to Stoney
The Rochester Varsity Softball team took two from Stoney Creek yesterday evening, pounding the cougars 19-3 in the first game, and 9-7 in the second contest. The Falcons are now 2-0 on the year, and will host Harrison on Wednesday at home.
The Varsity Baseball team took one on the chin from Stoney Creek, losing 10-0 yesterday evening. The boys will be back in action looking for revenege against rival Adams at home tonight.
Game Cancellations 4-13-13
Girls Freshmen Softball Tourny at Lake Orion has been postponed to May 25th
Freshmen Boys Baseball has been postponed to May 1st at Stoney Creek
The following games have been cancelled for 4-11-13
Girls JV and Varsity LAX
JV Girls Tennis
Varsity Girls Tennis
Boys LAX will play at Avondale at 5pm.
All practices are still on today as scheduled.
Rochester Swimmers Named All OAA White
Teammates Brien Moffitt and Jacob Carl were named to the 2013 All OAA White Division swim team. Moffitt was recognized in the 200 IM, and Carl in the 500 Free.
OAA Red Coach of the Year
Rochester Wrestling coach Frank Lafferty was named the OAA Red Division Coach of the Year for the 2012-13 wrestling season.
Game Cancellations 4-10-13
All athletic contests have been cancelled for RHS.
Game Cancellations for 4-9-13
Varsity Baseball at Lake Orion
JV Tennis at Romeo
Varsity Tennis v Romeo
Freshmen Softball and JV Baseball will play scheduled games.
Girls JV and Varsity Girls Soccer v WLC Cancelled 4-11-13
The Varsity and JV Girls Soccer game against WLC has been cancelled for 4-11-13.
JV and Varsity game at Oxford on 4-22-13 will take this games place.
Rochester Baseball Falls in Semi-Finals of Oakland County Spring Break Tournament
The Rochester Falcons suffered their first loss of the season Saturday at home, falling 9-0 to Wyandotte Roosevelt in the semi-finals of the Oakland County Spring Break Tournament.
In the title game, Bishop Foley knocked off Roosevelt 12-2, ending the game after just five innings. Garrett Schilling led the way at the mound for Foley, allowing just three hits and one earned run. Schilling is a combined 19-0 on his career as a pitcher.
Rochester will travel to take on Lake Orion on Tuesday, April 9th.
Rochester Wrestlers Continue to add Honors
It was a year for the ages, as the Rochester Wrestling team wrapped up their historic season by finishing in the top 4 in the state. Frank Lafferty and his strong Falcon team landed 6 on the All-Oakland County team, including 3 on the first team, and Lafferty bringing home the prestigious Coach of the Year crown.
The headliner of the first team was junior 189 pounder Shwan Shadaia. Shwan, a state champion, won all but one of his matches this season, finishing with an overall record of 54-1. Most impressively, Shwan carries a 3.5 GPA in the classroom.
Head Coach Frank Lafferty also brought home the Coach of the Year award. In his tenth year at Rochester, Coach Lafferty took the Falcons to the state tournament for the first time in school history, losing to eventual state champion Catholic Central in the state semi-finals. On his way to winning district and regional crowns, Rochester was able to knock off Oakland County wrestling power house Oxford in the district finals.
All-Oakland County 1st Team
- Kaelan Richards
- Dean Vettese
All-Oakland County 2nd Team
- Justin Kim
H.M. All-Oakland County
- Shane Shadaia
- Josh Wood
Falcons stay undefeated at second day of Oakland County Spring Break Tournament
In the first game of the day at the Oakland County Spring Break Tournament the Falcons beat Grand Blanc 10-2, to improve to 3-0 on the year. Rochester was led at the plate by Matt Beckstrom who went 2-3, and Ryan Mahan who went 3-4 on the day. Andrew Bauer picked up the win for the Falcons at the mound, allowin only 1 earned run and striking out 5.
In the second game Rochester took out the Blue Jays of Southfield 11-1. Joy Ianneta went 1-2 at the plate, and Zack Gordon scored three runs for Rochester. The Falcons improve to 4-0 on the season, and will play at home Saturday at 11am against Wyandotte Roosevelt in the Championship Bracket. If they win, they will play immediately following in the championship game of the Oakland Spring Break Tournament. If they lose, they will play at 3pm in the consolation game.
Big Day for Baseball at Oakland County Spring Break Tournament
The Rochester Falcons Varsity Baseball team hosted the opening round of the Oakland County Spring Break Tournament, and came away with a 2-0 record. The Falcons opened the day with a 9-0 shut out of Sterling Heights Parkway Christian. Jake Stout and Matt Beckstrom combined to no hit Parkway Christian in the route. Becstrom would finish the game with six strikout's on the day. Andrew Bauer would lead the way for the Falcons at the plate, going 2-3, and Joey Ianneta would drive in three runs.
In the second game for the Falcons, pitcher Randy Chuba would give up only one hit as the Falcons beat Southfield Lathrup 11-1. Matt Beckstrom led the way at the plate for Rochester going 1-2, with a double and 2 RBI's.
Other scores from the tournament:
Stoney Creek 9, Andover 1
Andover 13, Southfield 4
Stoney Creek 8, Southfield 6
Wyandotte Roosevelte 8, Groves 1
Bishop Foley 18, Groves 0
Bishop Foley 8, Wyandotte Roosevelt 1
Southfield Lathrup 11, Parkway Christian 7
All-Oakland County Teams Announced
Several Rochester winter student-athletes were named to the All-Oakland County teams this season. Senior Boys Basketball All-American James Young was named first team All-Oakland County after averaging 26 points, 14 rebounds, and 5 steals per game. Young also helped lead the Falcons to the State Quarter Finals for the first time since 1950. Young was joined on the All-Oakland County Boys Basketball 2nd Team by teammate Arben Camaj. The 6'7 senior was pivital in the Falcon's success this season.
Rochester United senior forward Michael Pelino was named to the third team All-Oakland County Hockey Team. Pelino was also joined by teammates Kyler Patenaude and Nick Marek. Patenaude, a senior goalie, was named to the fourth team, while junior defensemen Marek was named to the 5th team.
Senior Boys Swimmer Jacob Carl was the lone representative for the boys swim program. Carl was named to the All-Oakland County First Team in the 500 freestyle. Carl finished off his career with a second place finish at state in the 500 freestyle posting a time of 4:35.69.
Girls Soccer Opens Season With Win
The Lady Falcons opened up the season with a 3-2 win over Waterford Mott at home on Monday, March 25th. Rochester trailed late in the second half, but rallied and took the lead for good in the final minutes. Senior Jennie Goethals led the way for the Falcons with two goals on the night.
James Young Honored for Selection in McDonalds All-American Game
Rochester senior James Young, surrounded by his family, teammates, and cheerleaders celebrated his selection to the McDonalds All-American Game Tuesday, March 26th, at Rochester Gymnasium . Young ended his illustrious career at Rochester by helping lead the Falcons to the Class A State Quarterfinals for the first time since 1950. Young was the only player chosen from the state of Michigan to participate in the prestigious All-Star game which has featured the like of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Candice Parker, and Derrick Rose. James was humbled by the experience, but proud to celebrate with his family and team.
James is currently ranked the #10 overall player in the country by scout.com, and will attend The University of Kentucky where he will play for the Wildcats. You can see James in action live on Wednesday, April 3, airing at 7pm on ESPN.
Rochester United Wraps up a Great Season
Rochester United caps of a great season with a first place regular season finish in the OAA Red Division, and another victory in the OAA Red Division Tournament. Rochester United also handed previously unbeaten Dakota their first loss in the OAA/MAC Showcase. Unfortunately, United would fall to that same Dakota team in the regionals. Most importantly, Rochester United was named Academic All-State for the second year in a row, and four seniors were recognized individually for their academic accomplishments. United finished with a 3.55 team GPA, this was good for second in the state.
Individual honors for All-OAA Red are Goalie-Kyler Patenaude and MVP Michael Pelino.
All-State selections were:
Defense-Nick Marek-J, Hon. Mention-RHS
Forward-Max Harper-So,Hon. Mention-RHS
Forward-Michael Pelino-Sr, 2nd Team-Adams
Goalie-Kyler Patenaude-Jr-2nd Team-RHS
Rochester finishes 8th Overall at MHSAA Championships.
Rochester capped off an excellent season with an 8th place finish at the MHSAA State Championships. The Falcons fired a 710 team total shooting 355 on each day. Rochester got to the State Finals by finishing 2nd in their Regional Tournament. Leading the way for Rochester was Senior Jazmin Haque. Haque finished 13th overall by shooting an 80-83-163. Senior Hailey Bradley also had a solid weekend shooting an 85-89-174. Also shooting well for the Falcons was Junior Alex Brinkman 92-91-183, Senior Abby Saber 98-92-190 and Junior Allison Friebe 119-108-227. Congrats to the girls on a wonderful season.
RHS Senior Lauren Reedy named D-1 Diver of the Year.
Rochester Senior Lauren Reedy was recently named Division 1 Diver of the Year by the Michigan Interscholastic Swimming Coaches Association (MISCA). Lauren capped off her tremendous career by winning the D-1 Diving State Title in November. In addition to her State Title, Lauren also won the OAA Championship, Oakland County Championship and captured the prestigious MISCA Diving Championship. Lauren set every Diving record at RHS on her way to becoming the school's first ever Diving State Champion. She will continue her diving career next year at the University of Missouri.
Rochester Senior Abby Rawling named Scholar-Athlete Winner
On February 21st the Michigan High School Athletic Association selected Rochester Senior Abby Rawling as one of 13 student-athletes from Class A member schools to receive a $1,000 scholarship through its Scholar-Athlete Award program sponsored by Farm Bureau Insurance. Of Class A honorees, seven are girls and six are boys – with the seventh girl an at-large selection. Abi was chosen from over 300 nominees.
Abigail Rawling will play her third season of varsity soccer this spring and also played two varsity seasons of basketball and two sub-varsity seasons of volleyball. Abi was selected as captain of the basketball and soccer teams. She made her league's scholar athlete list each of her varsity seasons and is a three-year member of the National Honor Society and has earned her school's perfect attendance award. Abby earned honors from her school's pre-calculus and German departments, tutors at-risk students and mentors freshmen among volunteer efforts. She also serves as a Level 8 soccer referee and also recently obtained Red Cross lifeguard certification. Abby will attend Michigan State University's Eli Broad School of Business, and intends to major in accounting with a minor in sociology.
Essay Quote – "The lessons of self-control and courtesy, even when angry or frustrated, develop the skills to become a person of character. The simple things, like a handshake or a verbal 'good job' allow opponents and teammates to respect the effort put forth by both sides. The same thing is true everywhere, including school or work. The lessons of good sportsmanship are meant to be carried on into life beyond athletics."
Each scholarship recipient was honored during a halftime ceremony at the Class C Boys Basketball Final game March 24 at the Breslin Student Events Center in East Lansing.
Rochester Wrestlers win 7 Individual District Titles
It was an epic day for Rochester Wrestling as the Falcons captured 7 individual District Titles.
Junior Justin Kim took the title at 103lbs. Kim won his first two matches by pin over Chippewa Valley and Lake Orion. He then defeated his opponent from Stoney Creek in the semifinals 10-6 before handing Connor McDill from Utica Eisenhower only his 2nd loss of the season with a 7-4 decision. Kim improved to 30-1 overall on the season.
At 119lbs Junior Josh Wood won the title. Wood defeated all of his opponents by pin as he won in :58 over his opponent from Utica Eisenhower, 3:58 over his opponent from Utica Ford and in the final in 3:04 over Dominic Patrus from Stephenson. Wood improved to 39-4 overall.
At 135lbs Junior Kalen Richards claimed the title with 3 wins. Richards opened with a pin in 1:12 over his opponent from Lanse Creuse North, defeated his opponent from Adams 8-1 in the semis and finished the day with an 8-2 win over Jake Johnson from Dakota. Richards improves to 41-5 overall.
At 140lbs Junior Dean Vettesse also had 3 wins to claim the title. Vettesse pinned his opponent from Chippewa Valley in 1:23, won a 9-0 decision over his opponent from Dakota and then defeated Rocco Borg from Oxford 6-1 in the final. Vettesse improves to 35-6 overall.
At 145lbs Sophomore Aaron Morgan claimed the title with 3 wins. Morgan pinned his opponent from Romeo in :36 to open his day, won a close 9-7 decision over his opponent from Dakota in the semifinals and won the title with an 8-3 decision over Andriw Prise from Stoney Creek. Morgan improves to 34-8 on the season.
At 171lbs Senior Cody Devoe prevailed in a tough district. Devoe opened with a pin in 1:24 over his opponent from Stoney Creek, won a 9-4 decision over his opponent from Lake Orion and then in the finals defeated the 3rd ranked 171lb wrestler in the State, Charlie Myers from Utica Eisenhower, 5-2. Devoe improves to 45-3 overall.
In the most exciting weight class of the day, Sophomore Schwan Shadaia won 4 matches at 189lbs to claim the title. Shadaia pinned his opponent from Utica in 1:17 to open his day, defeated his opponent from Adams 7-2, defeated his opponent from Adams 6-2 in the semifinals and won the Championship in dramatic fashion with a 14-12 OT decision over David Skochelak from Utica Ford.
The Falcons will next be in action as a team Wednesday at Utica Ford in the team Regionals. Rochester will open up with L'anse Creuse at 5:00pm.
2008 Grad Amy Meier named Golf Association of Michigan Women's POY.
COLUMBUS, Ohio -Amy Meier, junior captain on the Ohio State women's golf team, was named the Golf Association of Michigan Women's Player of the Year, the organization announced. The Rochester Hills, Mich., product was the top point-scorer among all women golfers in the state this season.
Meier had a solid season on the links this past summer highlighted by solid performances on the national level. She opened with a fifth-place finish at the U.S. Women's Open Sectional Qualifier in Chicago, earning second alternate from the district.
She finished tied for first at the 2011 U.S. Women's Amateur Sectional in Dayton and reached the national tournament held at the Rhode Island Country Club, Aug. 8-14. Meier tied for 18th following two round of stroke play to advance to the match play portion of the tournament she knocked off Canada's Jennifer Kirby in the opening round, but fell in the second.
Following the fall season, Meier is tied for second on the 2011-12 squad with a 75.58 stroke average over 12 rounds played.
Senior Lauren Reedy Wins D-1 State Title in Diving.
Senior Lauren Reedy capped her perfect season as she nailed her final two dives to capture the Division 1 MHSAA State Title in Diving. Reedy trailed by 8 points going into the final two dives but finished 21.4 points ahead of 2nd place finisher Emma Gaboury from Marian. Reedy had a tremendous season as she won the MISCA Championship, OAA Championships and set two school records in diving. All of her hard work and success was rewarded last week as the Senior signed a National Letter of Intent with Missouri.
Senior Taylor Perry Signs With Western Michigan.
Senior Taylor Perry has signed his National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Western Michigan University. Perry, a 4-year starter for Rochester High, has scored 582 points in his first 3 seasons. Perry led Rochester to an OAA Championship as a Junior and a 16-6 season as he averaged 19.3ppg, 7.6rpg, 3.2apg, 1.9spg and 1.1bpg.