2nd Annual Rochester Boys and Girls LAX Crosstown Showdown
The 2nd Annual Rochester v Rochester Adams Boys and Girls Lacrosse Crosstown Showdown will be held May 7th, at Rochester High School. The event will help to raise funds for Angels of Hope Family Center and Foundation. T-shirts will be on sale next week at both schools during lunch, and the cost is $15. The purchase of a t-shirt will also include admission into the game. All proceeds from t-shirt sales and the game will go directly to Angels of Hope. Make sure to join us at 11 am for the girls jv game, 1pm for girls varsity, 3pm for boys jv, and 5 pm for the boys varsity. The Rochester High School Pep Band will also be in attendance.
Susan Wood Wins CCCAM Coach of the Year
Rochester Hall of Fame Cheer Coach Susan Wood has been selected as the 2016 CCCAM Coach of the Year. Of all the competitive cheer coaches in the state of Michigan, Susan was selected to receive this honor for her outstanding season and her contributions to both CCCAM and Michigan Competitive Cheer. Susan will be honored with a plaque at our annual CCCAM Summit Conference in November.
Captains Club Continues Good Works
Today, April 27th, the Rochester High School Captains Club served those who serve us. The Captains Club provided lunch for the entire Oakland County Sheriffs office in Rochester Hills. As part of their commitment to community service, the captains wanted to show appreciation for our law enforcement by providing them with a meal.
Baseball Wins Big Over Seaholm
There were no at-bats given away by Rochester on Friday, as the Falcons scored 12 of their 14 runs with two outs in the inning to defeat visiting Birmingham Seaholm, 14-4.
Rochester Boys LAX Wins Big
Rochester 19 Shrine 5. Sam Wolfe had 6 goals; while Jaden Rowland, Eli Kusky and Cameron Dork each added 3 goals. John Kastran also tallied his first career goal.
Rochester Girls Soccer Making a Difference
The Rochester Girls Soccer team volunteered this weekend to help the Rochester PTA at their electronic recycling drive. The soccer team has made community service a large part of their overall experience in learning life lessons that go beyond athletics.
Boys Golf Wins OAA Red #2 Tournament
The Boys Golf team finished first in the 2nd OAA Red tournament shooting a score of 312. Michael Busse once again was overall medalist with a score of 73, Sophomore James Choi broke 80 for the first time in a competition with a 79, Jared Myers and Max Sandler finished at 80, Jared Nylund 82, and Mike Kelley 90.
Rochester Girls LAX Gets Win
Bethany Malinowski scored four goals and Rochester knocked off Oxford, 13-7, in girls lacrosse action Monday. Kendall Jordan added three goals and Mary Jindo contributed a pair of goals for the Falcons, which led 7-2 at halftime. Roz Schassburger and Hope Watson each tallied two goals for Oxford.
Basketball Has Three Earn All-OAA Awards
Basketball teammates Hunter Schatler and Ivan Barraza were both named All-OAA Blue, while sophomore Jenna Norgrove was named All-OAA Blue for the girls team.
Hockey Pair Earn All-State Honors
Rochester United teammates Trevor Szafran and Matt Hawke both earned 1st team All-State honors in Division 1 Hockey. United won a share of the conference crown this season, making this their fourth straight OAA Red title.
Rochester Cheer Completes Undefeated Season, State Champions
The Rochester Cheer team completed an unbelievable season, going undefeated and winning the Division 1 State Championship on Friday, March 4th, 2016. The Falcons beat out runner-up Grandville, by a score of 792.4 to 790.66. Rochester also won the OAA Red, District, and Regional Champions this season, finishing a perfect 12-0 on the year. This is Rochester's first state title since 2009, and their 18th over all.
Ryan Morgan Finishes State Runner-Up
Ryan Morgan was hoping to bring home a state title, but a runner-up isn't too bad either. Morgan, a senior competing at 152 pounds, had not wrestled the previous two years, but made the most of his senior season, and narrowly lost in the State Championship match against Grandville's Kevin Bush.
RHS Cheer Wins Regional Title
The Rochester Competitive Cheer team won the Regional Championship on Saturday, February 27th, advancing onto the state finals in Grand Rapids on Friday, March 4th. The Falcons will go into the state finals ranked #1. Rochester improved to 11-0 in competitions on the year with the regional victory.
2/24 All Athletic Activities and Events Cancelled
All afternoon and evening activities and events are cancelled.
Captains Club Continues Good Works
The Rochester Captains Club honored SGT. Fox, of the United States Marines, at halftime of the boys game vs Farmington on February 16th, with a customized Rochester camo football jersey. The Captains also helped to raise over $1300 for the Guardian Angels Service Dog organization, which helps provide service dogs to combat veterans. The winter Captains Club will conclude their service projects during reading week at McGregor Elementary, where they will speak to the students about the importance and impact of reading.
Rochester Boys Basketball Beats Farmington
The Rochester Boys Basketball team picked up win number 8 on the season, with a 62-49 win over Farmington at home on Tuesday, February 16th. The Falcons wore special camo jerseys to honor the military, and also helped raise funds for the Guardian Angels Service Dogs organization, which helps pay for training for service dogs given the combat veterans.
Rochester Cheer Wins OAA Red Title
Rochester Cheer wins the OAA Red championship today at home. The Falcons are currently ranked #1 in the state. The junior varsity and freshmen teams also brought home OAA Red Titles.
National Signing Day Celebration
On Wednesday, February3rd, 2016, nine Rochester student-athletes signed their national letter of intent to continue their athletic careers in college. The Rochester Administration, families, coaches, and friends were in attendance to celebrate their college choices. Pictured L-R: Emma Fickel (Rochester College-Track), Maddie Vanderhoof (Calvin College- Softball), Kyle Matynka (Columbia College- Baseball), Cobe Bryant (Arizona Western College- Football), Maria Broecker (Valparaiso University- Soccer), Zo Schultz (Saginaw State University- Soccer), Mike Busse (Austin Peay State University- Golf), Sam Wolfe (Hope University- Lacrosse), and Luke Deel (Elmhurst College-Soccer).
Ellen Wegener Named MHSAA Scholar-Athlete Finalist
Senior Swim and Dive Captain Ellen Wegener was named one of the 24 Class A finalist for the MHSAA Scholar Athlete Award. Applicants must maintain a 3.5 GPA or better, along with earning two varsity letters, show high character, and be committed to serving their communities. Winners will be announced on mid-February, and will earn a $1,000 scholarship from the MHSAA.
Wrestling Takes Home First
The Rochester Wrestling team brought home a team title over the weekend, winning the Bishop Foley Invitational. Christian Fortress (160), Chris Russell (215), Alex Henige (275), Scott Russell (119) and Max Rewold (140) all won titles for Rochester, who finished with 220.50 points ahead of runnerup Troy (181).
Rochester Cheer Sweeps Athens Invitational
Another sweep for the Falcons as both varsity and jv win the Athens Invitational.
Crosstown Showdown will be Friday, January 15th, at Oakland University. T-shirts will be on sale on Monday, January 11th at the high school. The cost of the t-shirt will be admittance into the game. Tickets are $5, and will be sold at the door at Oakland University.
Rochester Boys Basketball Gets Win in Holiday Tournament
The Rochester Boys Basketball team picked up win number two on the year oat the Rochester Holiday Tournament, with a 73-49 win over Detroit University Prep. Sophomore Hunter Schatler led the way with 23 points, and Junior Ivan Barazza added 14.
Rochester United Beats Ike
Rochester United ended 2015 on a high note, beating Utica Eisenhower 6-3 on their home ice. United improved to 3-7 on the year with the win over Ike.
Captains Club Giving Back
The Rochester Captains Club made a sizeable donation to the University of Michigan Mott Children's Hospital as a gift this holiday season. The donation was given to the "Gift of a Bear" fund, which provides each patient with a bear, and helps support innovative research in hopes of finding cures for these terrible diseases. They made the donation in honor of Chad Carr, who recently passed away from DIPG. Great job captains! #chadtough
To learn more about UofM Motts Children Gift of a Bear program http://givetomott.org/bear/
To learn more about Chad Carr and #chadtough https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hs-6IkUr7gc
Rochester Cheer Sweeps Lake Orion Invite
The Rochester Varsity and JV teams swept the Lake Orion Invitational on Saturday, December 12th. Both programs brought home 1st place finishes.
Captains Club Volunteers
The Rochester High School Captains Club voluntered with Blessings in a Backpack on Wednesday, December 9th, at First Congregational Church in downtown Rochester. The Captains are focusing heavily on service this winter season, and will be participating in several service projects over the next few months.
Maddie Halsey Named to All-Region Team
Junior Maddie Halsey continues to add honors to an already impressive career by being named to the All-Region team. Maddie will enter next season as one of the most decorated Falcons to come through the program.
Kyle Johnson XC Individual Regional Champion
Rochester junior Kyle Johnson was the individual regional cross country champion in 15 minutes, 49 seconds on the 3.1-mile course.
Female Student-Athlete Womens Leadership Lecture
Today, October 20th, Rochester female student-athletes had the opportunity to hear two presenters speak to them about leadership and life after athletics, as part of Rochester Athletics Women in Leadership Lecture Series. Coach Mannon Clavette and Rochester City Council Woman Kim Russell were the special guests, and had wonderful messages to share with our female student-athletes.
Girls Golf Finishes Year State Runner-Up
The Rochester Girls Golf team wrapped up a fantastic year by finishing State Runner-Up. The Falcons finished day 1 at the state tournament in first place, but on the final day would share the top spot with Traverse City West. The tie breaker rule was applied, and Rochester was awarded the Runner-Up trophy. The Falcons won the OAA Red Title, the Regional Title, and were ranked #1 in the state for most of the year. Rochester will return all of this years team, and will be the heavy favorite to make a return trip to state next season.
Veronica Haque Finishes 5th at State Golf
Junior Rochester Girls Golfer Veronica Haque continues another masterful season for the Falcons. Haque, finished 5th at the state championship overall individually, matching last seasons finish at state. Haque helped guide the Falcons to a OAA Red Title, a Regional Title, and a State Runner-Up. Veronica will return next season as one of the most decorated golfers in the state.
Captains Club Raises Funds for Guardian Angels
This fall the Rochester Captains Club chose the Guardian Angels Service Dogs Organization for their service project. Guardian Angels is a service and medical dog organization, that places dogs with combat veterans. The Captains worked all week to bring in donations, and raffle a Michigan State Pro Combat helmet, with all proceeds going to Guardian Angels. Coordinator Jolanthe Bassett, veterans Patrick Tackett and Erick Halley spoke to the Captains, and were also invited to Friday's home varsity football game, where they were recognized on the field. The Captains raised nearly $1,000 for the Guardian Angels. Great Job Captains Club!
Girls Golf Regional Champions
The Rochester Girls Golf team are Regional Champions! The Falcons dominated the field, out shooting second place Lake Orion by 16 strokes. Rochester will travel to Grand Valley State University next Friday to compete for the state title.
Veronica Haque MIPrepZone Athlete of the Week
Junior Veronica Haque was named MIPrepZone Athlete of the Week after helping lead the Falcons to an OAA Red Championship, as well as a #1 state ranking.
Boys Tennis Brings Home OAA White Title
Girls Golf Brings Home OAA Red Title
Rochester Captains Club Reads to Ms. Gibsons' Class
Rochester Captains Club members Demetri Pliakos and Ollie Najar read to Ms. Gibsons' Kindergarten Class at North Hill Elementary. The Captains focus on service to the community, and being involved with our youth is one of their ways of giving back.
Girls Golf Currently #1 in the State
Fresh off a four tournament win streak, the Rochester Lady Falcons currently sit at #1 in division 1 in the latest state rankings.
Volleyball Finishes Second at Dakota
Rochester Athletic Boosters Brick Paver Project
The fist installation of bricks for the Rochester Athletic Booster Brick Paver Project has happened. Make sure to visit the link provided to purchase your brick today!
Brick Paver Link
Rochester Girls Golf Wins Invite
The Rochester Girls Golf team got their first win of the season winning the Falcon Invite at Great Oaks. The Falcons beat two top ten teams in Lake Orion and Troy, and junior Veronica Haque shot well enough to finish third overall.
Rochester Character Development Assembly
Rochester Athletics Character Development Assembly. The theme for the assembly ways to continue strengthening leadership skills, positivity, inclusion, athletics freshmen mentor program, and effort. Thank you to all of the coaches and student-athletes who attended, and special thanks to Mr. Deluca, Mr.Cusumano, and Mr. Merlo for speaking to our student-athletes today.
Rochester Athletes Take Part in Marine Boot Camp
On Friday, July 31st, at Rochester High School Stadium, student-athletes from various RHS programs completed a three hour boot camp with Sgt. Fox of the Marines. Over 40 student-athletes participated in the boot camp, performing timed runs, ammo can lifts, and obstacle course training. The purpose of the boot camp was to help our student-athletes build mental and physical toughness, while also working on team concepts used by the Marines.
Rochester High School Football Mini-Camp
Rochester High School Football will be holding a Mini-Camp, June 15th and 16th, from 5-8pm, at Rochester High School Stadium. Registration will start at 4:30pm at the High School. The total cost for the camp is $5, which will go towards 7-on-7 tournament fee's for the team this summer. The camp is open to any student grades 9-12 for the upcoming 2015-16 school year.Please contact Coach Vernon for any additional questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
Busse Finishes 6th at State Meet
Junior golfer Mike Busse qualified for the individual state tournament on June 6th. The talented junior came away with a 6th place finish after shooting a combined 72 and 77 (total 149). Busse placed 6th out of 90 golfers on the day.
Baseball to Play for District Title
Rochester sophomore Thomas Loftus lifted the Falcons to a 3-2 victory over rival Stoney Creek Saturday in district action. Rochester entered the bottom of the 7th tied 2-2, before the sophomore drove in the winning run. Rochester will play Monday, June 6th, at 4pm at Eisenhower High School for the district championship.
Captains Club and RHS Football Team Up at Hometown Hustle
The Rochester Football team and Captains Club teamed up this past weekend, Saturday, May 9th, at the Hometown Hustle, in downtown Rochester. The team and captains were on hand to help with setup for the event, as well as helping line the course and encourage participants.
Sports Physicals Offered
PHYSICAL EXAMS AVAILABLE THIS SUMMER In conjunction with the certified athletic trainers and doctors from Crittenton Hospital, physical exams will be made available to students at the three high schools. Please call the RCS Administration Center at 248-726-3138, to schedule an appointment for one of the following dates:
Tuesday, June 16: Stoney Creek HS, 5-8pm
Wednesday June 17: Rochester HS, 5-8pm
Thursday June 18: Adams HS, 5-8pm
Cost is $30.00 cash or check, payable to: Rochester Community Schools.All athletes are reminded they must have a physical dated after April 15, 2015 before they can practice.
Post-Season Sites and Dates
Post-Season Tournament Dates: Track Boys and Girls 5/15-5/16
Boys LAX v Saginaw Heritage 5/16 10am @ RHS
Girls LAX v DCD 5/20 5pm @ RHS
Girls Soccer v Waterford Mott 5/26 @ Mott 7pm
Softball v Stoney Creek 5/30 @ Eisenhower 10am
Baseball 5/30 @ Eisenhower Noon
Girls Tennis 5/15 @ Stoney Creek 9am
Boys Golf 5/21 @ Metamora GC 9am
Teams Selected Academic All-State
Congratulations to both the Girls and Boys Swim programs for being named 1st team Academic All-State. The Girls finished 7th with a 3.72 GPA, and the Boys finished 5th with a 3.64 GPA. The Girls Basketball team was also selected honorable mention Academic All-State with a 3.554 GPA.
Spring Signing Day
Congratulations to our five student-athletes who made their college decision today at our spring signing day. We had 13 total student-athletes this year continue their playing career at the next level. Seated L-R: Dillion Smith, Curran Moffitt, Kira Hodges, Nick Ang, Zach Gordon.
Rochester Baseball Takes 2 of 3 vs Adams
Stout Named Tops in Oakland County
The Rochester Baseball standout Jake Stout was named the #10 overall player in Oakland County according to MIPrepZone. Stout will continue his baseball career at the University of Toledo.
Lenderman Named Tops in Oakland County
Senior Haley Lenderman, a senior pitcher for the Falcons Softball team was named the 13th best player in Oakland County by the MIPrepZone. Lenderman is headed to UNC-WIlmington to play in the fall.
Trio Named All-OAA Red
Rochester United teammates Max Harper, Torre Rocco, and Trevor Szafran were named All-OAA Red in Hockey this season for United.
Rochester Girls Soccer Volunteers
The Rochester Girls Soccer team volunteered to hide Easter Eggs with the Knights of Columbus to help benefit children with Down's Syndrome.
Rochester Stays Perfect with 3-0 Win Against Seaholm
The Rochester Girls Soccer team improved to 2-0 on the season, 2-0 OAA White, with a 3-0 win over Seaholm at home.
Girls LAX Blasts Flushing
After an outstanding season last year, the Rochester Girls LAX team improved to 1-0 on the season with a 21-5 win over Flushing.
Girls Soccer Gets First Win of the Season
The Rochester Girls Soccer team got off to a good start, going on the road and blanking Berkley 2-0 to start the season. Rochester moves to 1-0 on the year and in OAA play.
Barraza Named Top 100 by BCAM
Freshmen Paula Barraza had an excellent year on the court for the Rochester Girls Basketball program, and she was recognized by the Basketball Coaches Association of Michigan today as one of the Top 100 Players in the state of Michigan.
Rochester Cheer State Runner Up
The Rochester Cheer team completed another outstanding comeptitive season with a State Runnerup finish at the Deltalplex in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Rochester won district and regional crowns to advance to the state meet, and finished just 1.5 points behind state champion Grandville at the state meet.
Rochester Cheer Wins Regional Title
The Rochester Cheer team adds another title to their resume. Just a week ago, Rochester walked away with a district title, and tonight, at Dakota High School, they added a regional title to the list. The Falcons will compete on Friday, at the Delta Plex, in Grand Rapids, for a shot at their 18th state championship.
Rochester Girls Basketball Gets 8th Win in a Row on Senior Night
The Rochester Girls Basketball team got their 8th win in a row last night with a win over Farmington. Rochester has one game left this regular season, and will rap the season up with a game against Oak Park on Saturday at 1pm.
Cheer Wins District Championship
The Rochester Cheer team swept all three rounds Saturday, February 21st, 2015, giving them the district crown. Rochester will travel to Dakota next Saturday to compete for the regional title, and a chance to make it back to state.
Paula Bazzara Honor Roll MIPrepZone Player of the Week
Rochester Girls Basketball player Paula Bazzara was chosen one of the top performers in the county by the MIPrepZone, after tossing in a school record seven 3-point baskets.
Rochester United Wins 3rd Consecutive OAA Red Title
Rochester United blanked Berkley, 8-0, to win their third consecutive OAA Red Title. United currently is ranked #5 in the state.
Signing Day Celebration
Today, February 6th, 2015, in the Rochester High Media Center, we celebrated seven student-athletes who signed their letter of intent to continue their playing careers at the college level. Pictured are L-R: Kyle Repetto, Ellie Gruppenhoff, Jake Stout, Haley Lenderman, Nash Popovic, Sierra Nixon, and Rachel Rosario.
Cheer Sweeps at Royal Rumble
The Rochester freshmen, junior varsity and varsity cheer teams all brought home a 1st place trophy this weekend, January 24th, with a complete sweep of the field. This is the second straight year the Falcons have pulled off the sweep.
Yellow Out in Honor of Gage Garmo January 20th at Boys Basketball
Please join us Tuesday, January 20th, at the Boys Basketball game, as Rochester welcomes N. Farmington to town. We will pay honor to current student Gage Garmo by wearing yellow, as we continue to show the Garmo family our support. Please join us at the game, and make sure to wear your yellow. #GarmoStrong.
Zo Shultz Named Top 50 Players in Oakland County
Junior Girls Basketball player Zo Schultz was named to the Oakland Press Top 50 Girls Players in Oakland County. Schultz is a two year starter at point guard, and is also a standout soccer player for the Falcons.
United Wins Battle of Two Powers
Max Harper scores the game winning goal, as Rochester United defates Eisenhower December 27th. United and Eisenhower are two of the top 5 teams in division 1.
Volleyball Pair Earn Honors
Sophomore Maddie Halsey (pictured below #1) and Senior Emma Kowal (pictured below #8) were both named to the All-OAA White Division this season. Halsey, was also named All-District and All-Region.
Rochester United Wins Cranbrook Tournament
The Rochester United Hockey team has gotten off to a fantastic start by winning the prestigious Cranbrook Tournament.
Nick Ang Chosen 1st Team All-State Tennis
It has been an outstanding year for senior Nick Ang, who earlier this year qualified for the state tennis tournament, but Ang saw his hardwork pay off as he was selected First Team All-State this week.
Boys and Girls Cross Country Qualify for State
Congratulations to Coach Larry Adams and both the Boys and Girls Cross Country programs for qualifying for the state meet. Senior Keyle Repetto was outstanding for the Falcons, bringing home the Boys Individual Regional Title.
Captain's Club Raises $775 for Wounded Warrior Project
The Rochester Captain's Club, in cooperation with the Rochester Athletic Department, raised $775 for the Wounded Warrior Project this Friday, October 17th, at the Football games versus Adams. In honor of our military, both Rochester and Adams wore camo Block R's and A's on their helmets, the Rochester Cheerleaders wore camo hairbows, and the Rochester High School Administrative Team and Coaches wore hats representing each branch of the military. An Army Color Guard was on hand to present the flag during the national anthem, and Dr. Robert Shaner joined the Captain's Club to honor our United State Marines during the game. The Captain's chose the Wounded Warrior Project as their fall service project this year.
Sophomore Veronica Haque Finishes 5th in Girls State Golf Tournament
Rochester Girls Golfer Veronica Haque, one of the better girls golfers in the state, finished her impressive season Saturday with a combined 155 over two days of play. Haque, led the Falcons to a number five ranking in the state in the final girls golf rankings.
Rochester Swim Members Qualify for State
Congratulations to the Rochester Girls Swim members Rachel Ludwig, Nichole December, Kat French, and Kendall Jordan for qualifying in the 400m free relay.
Volleyball Takes First Place at Roseville Tournament
The Rochester Volleyball team has broken one streak this season, knocking off rival Adams for the first time in four years, now they've broken another. The Falcons went on the road this week and won their first tournament in the last four years.
Football Gets First Win of the Season
Senior Blake Fetterhoff ran for over 100 yards and three scores to lead Rochester to a 35-0 win over Royal Oak High School. Sophomore Thomas Loftus also had a big night, tossing two touchdowns and throwing for over 100 yards on the night.
Tennis Wins OAA Championship
The Rochester Boys Tennis team traveled to North Farmington with one thing in mind, a conference title. The Falcons took out the Raiders on the road to bring home back-to-back OAA White Titles. Rochester went undefeated this season in OAA White Play.
Rochester Runners Named Top in County
Rochester High School is well represented amongst the Top 50 Runners in Oakland County. On the boys side, senior Kyle Repetto was named the seventh best runner in Oakland County, while Lauren Kaliszewski (#10), Allison Skelcy (#19), and Maddie Payne (#25) were amongst the top girls performers in the county.
Rochester Athletic Boosters Falcon Level Donations
The Rochester Athletics Booster Club has set a goal of getting 100 Falcon Level Members this year. By donating $100 to the Rochester Athletic Boosters Club, you will be a Falcon Level Member, which entitles you to a complimentary seat cushion, and your name in the Rochester Athletics Hall. Please consider becoming a Rochester Athletic Booster Falcon Level Member.
Football Game Information
Falcon Fans, The Thursday, August 28, football game will be located at 170 Millville Road, Lapeer, Michigan. It is 31.3 miles from RHS and about 50 min driving time. This stadium is not located at the new Lapeer High School. See you all at the game. GO BLUE!
Rochester Baseball Donates to the Rainbow Connection
This past season the Rochester High School Baseball program raised $3,894 to donate to the Rainbow Connection through their Fight-Win program. The Fight-Win program was established by the Rochester Baseball program in 2011, and in the four years of doing this, Rochester Baseball has donated over $15,000 to charitable organizations. This year’s recipient was the Rainbow Connection, located in downtown Rochester. The Rainbow Connection seeks to grant wishes to area children with cancer and other serious illnesses. Pictured is the RHS Varsity Baseball team as they present the check to the Rainbow Connection at their year-end banquet.
Rochester Hosts First Ever OAA Football Media Day
Rochester High School played host to the first ever Oakland Activities Association Football Media Day. Over one hundred student-athletes, coaches, and administrators from 23 of the 24 conference schools were in attendance to speak to media from across the state of Michigan on Friday, August 8th, in the RHS Mall.
Najar Headed to England for Soccer
Former Rochester Girls Soccer player Gemma Najar originally thought soccer would be taking her to Saginaw Valley State University, little did she know her dream of playing in England would soon come true. The Falcon standout will join the Reading Football Club, where she will play in the WSL Developmental Leage. Gemma will also be attending Buckinghamshire New University and studying exercise science.
Dance Wins Accolades at Summer Camp
The Rochester High School Dance team was awarded a Superior Rating-Award, for their mastery of hte three routines they were taught throughout the week. Also bringing home individual accolades were Allie Mercer, Gabby Ratkowiak, Anna Cloutier, and Lily Mackley. The All American Award is an audition process to receive a bid to dance with the UDA organization in either London or Philadelphia depending on the age of the dancer.
James Young Selected 17th by Boston Celtics
Former Rochester Falcon Boys Basketball player James Young was selected 17th overall in the 2014 NBA Draft by the Boston Celtics. Young, who was the AP State Player of the Year in 2012-13, and also a McDonald's All-American, chose The University of Kentucky to play college basketball. While at Kentucky, Young made 39 starts and averaged 14.3 ppg, while helping UK make it all the way to the National Championship game. Young led the wildcats with 20 pionts in the National Championship loss to UConn.
The Captain's Club Working With Wounded Warrior Project
The Rochester High School Captain's Club is proud to announce that they will be working with the Wounded Warrior Project this fall, during the week of October 13-17, to raise awareness for our wounded veterans returning from duty, as well as helping to raise funds for those wounded in combat. The Rochester Football team will wear special camo block R's for their home game with Stoney Creek on October 17th, and the Captain's Club will be passing out information and collection donations for the Wounded Warrior Project.
Rochester Softball Wins OAA White Title
Senior Alex Haupt collects a ground ball as the Falcons swept Oxford last week to share the OAA White Division title with rival Rochester Adams.
Jessica Goethals Named MI PrepZone Athlete of the Week
Senior distance runner Jessica Goethals is named the MI PrepZone Athlete of the Week after winning the 1,600m and 3,200m run at the OAA Red Championships last week. Goethals will continue her running career at Michigan State.
Girls LAX Continues Outstanding Season
Just days after knocking off state powerhouse Detroit Country Day, Rochester finishes undefeated in OAA White play with a 14-4 victory at West Bloomfield Wednesday. The Lakers scored four goals in a three minute span in the first half to draw within 5-4, but was held scoreless the rest of the way. The Falcons (10-1-4 overall, 4-0-2 OAA) were led by Kelly Krako and Jessica Leininger with four goals each, while Olivia Lord and Megan White scored two goals each and Kayla Nowicki and Anna Mazzara added single tallies.
Rochester Girls Soccer Named Academic All-State
The Rochester Girls Soccer team was named All-State this season, along with all seven seniors (Maddie Moote, Alex Devilling, Nichole White, Brynn Barton, Oliva Bennett, Sam Hawke, and Gemma Najar) named Individual Academic All-State.
Goethals, Bolden lead Rochester Girls Track to OAA Championship
Seniors Jessica Goethals and Davonne Bolden led the Rochester Girls Track team to the OAA Red Championship yesterday at Rochester Adams High School. Goethals won both the 3,200m and 1,600m run, while Bolden took first in the 400m, and second in the 200m. Rochester outscored second place Clarkston 122 to 106.
Sophomore Golfer Mike Busse Featured on MI PrepZone
Sophomore golfer Michael Busse was featured in the Athletes of the Week section on the MI PrepZone, after won medalist honors in the Next Tee Invitational at Oakland Hills on Monday, shooting a 1-under par round of 73.
RHS Golf Team Wins NextTee Boys Invite
The Rochester Boys Golf team finished 1st out of 24 of the best teams in the state at the NextTee Golf Invite at Oakland Hills Country Club South Course. Winning Medalist honors in a field of 120 were Michael Busse, who shot a one over 73, Mike Murri and Scott Deflippo who finished with 79s, and Ludovic who shot 82 to complete the scoring.
RHS Baseball Ranked #6 in Oakland County by MI PrepZone
The Rochester High School baseball team currently sits at 11-5 on the season, good enough for a #6 Oakland County Ranking by the MI PrepZone.
7 Student-Athletes Make College Decision
Today, May 5, 2014, at the Rochester High School Media Center, seven RHS student-athletes made their college decisions public, and will continue their athletic career's at the college level.
Pictured from left to right are: Andrew Bauer (Baseball, Albion), Conner Pacella (Baseball, Heilderburg), Davonne Bolden (Track, Western Michigan), Cam Daniels (Wrestling, Alma), Mari Van Dyke (Track, Saginaw State), Drew Harm (Albion, Lacrosse), not pictured Kyle Hillstead (Football, Michigan Tech).
Varsity Golf Places 2nd at Southern Swing Tournament
The Rochester Varsity Golf team placed second in the OAA Red Southern Swing Golf Tournament on April 26, 2014. Leading the way was sophomore Michael Busse, who was a co-medialist for the Falcons, with a 2 under par, and a 2 day total score of 142. Seniors Mike Murri and Scott Difilippo both finished with a 153 for the tournament. Currently Rochester sits in second place in the OAA Red Division.
Captains Club Volunteers for Blessings in a Backpack
Members of the Rochester High School Captains Club volunteered at First Congregational Church in downtown Rochester. The volunteers stuffed backpacks with snacks for underprivileged children across Oakland County.Pictured are Jessica Leinenger, Alexa Haupt, Maddie Williams, Megan Jose, and Kelly Krako.
Rochester United Adds Honors
The Rochester United Hockey team wrapped up an excellent year, which saw them advance onto the regional finals and hold onto a top five state ranking for the year, with some individual honors.
Junior forward Max Harper earned 1st team All-State honors, along with Senior teammates Nick Marek, Marshall Bowery and Kyler Pantedaude at Goalie.
Rochester also placed three Rochester High School students on the All-OAA Red 1st team. Those players are Defensemen Nick Marek, Goalie Kyler Patenaude, and OAA Red Player of the Year Max Harper.
March Madness Features Rochester Pair
The Rochester Boys Basketball team is well represented in this year's NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament by two former Falcons. James Young, who is a freshmen at the University of Kentucky averaging nearly 14 points a game, will see his eighth seeded Wildcats open up with Kansas State on Friday. Meanwhile, Taylor Perry, a 6'5 sophomore for the MAC Champions and fourteenth seeded Broncos face off against powerhouse Syracuse on Thursday.
Freshmen Cheer Complete Undefeated Season
The Rochester Falcons freshman competitive cheer team celebrated an undefeated season in 2013-14, with first-place finishes at the Mardi Gras Mambo Cheer Invitational in Oxford, the Rochester Royal Rumble at home in Rochester, the Lake Orion Competitive Cheer Invitational, the O.A.A. League Cheer Championship at Troy Athens and the PR Cheer Tournament at the Deltaplex in Grand Rapids. The freshmen team’s stellar season came under the direction of coach Amber Scott. As the newest members of the Rochester High School Cheer Program, these first place athletes sure represented Falcon pride and school spirit.
Captains Club Volunteers at Habitat for Humanity ReStore
Members of the Rochester High School Captain's Club, along with Athletic Director Luke Beach, volunteered this weekend, March 8th, at the Habitat for Humanity ReStore in Pontiac, Michigan. The Captain's Club helped to move furniture from the warehouse to the store, unload trucks, organize items for sell, and clean the store. It was a wonderful experience for the Captain's, who have made a focused effort on service this year. Pictured below from left to right are Kara Cendrowski, Maddie Moote, Alexis Tangalos, Athletic Director Luke Beach, Monica Williamson, Julian Cutraro, and Spiro Pliakos.
Shwan Shadia Wins Back-to-Back State Championships
Shwan Shadia successfully defended his state title in the 189 pounds category yesterday at The Palace of Auburn Hills. Shwan now becomes the most decorated wrestler in Rochester High School history. Brother Shane, finished 5th in the 171 pound division.
Rochester Boys Basketball Plays at the Palace
The Rochester Boys Basketball team took to the floor at the Palace of Auburn Hills on February 24, 2014, to face off against Clio. The Flacons were ecstatic to get the chance to play on the same floor as the three time NBA World Champion Detroit Pistons.
Rochester Boys Swim Shares Conference Title
The Rochester Boys Swim team shared the OAA Blue Conference Title with a perfect 6-0 conference record. The Falcons finished the season with a 7-4 overall record on the year.
The following boy's were All-League selections: 200 Free : Curran Moffitt
200 Individual Medley = James Schuler.
100 Free = Parker Jones 400 Free Relay: Parker Jones Vlady Kernyakevych Curran Moffitt James Schuler
Three Rochester Wrestlers Advance to State
Seniors Shwan Shadia, Shane Shadia, and Cam Daniels will advance to onto the individual state wrestling tournament 2/27-3/1 at The Palace of Auburn Hills.
Shwan won the 189-lb individual regional title by pinning Grant Krause to advance on.
Brother Shane Shadia, pinned his opponent in the 171-lb weight class third place match.
Cam Daniels, fresh off of an individual district title in the heavyweight divison, suffered a shoulder surgery in the team regional. He was able to fight through the pain and advance on with a fourth place finish.
Wrestling Wins Back-to-Back District Titles
The Rochester High School Wrestling team won their second consecutive district championship at Stoney Creek on Wednesday, February 5, 2014. Rochester will advance to the Regionals, which will be held at Rochester High School on Wednesday, February 12. Tickets are $5 at the gate.
7 Student-Athletes Make College Decision
Rochester High School celebrates seven student-athletes who made their decision to play college athletics at the next level. The seven student-athletes were surrounded by parents, coaches, administration, peers, and media, as they made their choices public in the Rochester High School Media Center.
Pictured left to right: Shane Shadia (wrestling) Michigan State, Emily Smith (softball) Ferris State, Maddie Moote (soccer) Kalamazoo College, Shwan Shadia (wrestling) Michigan State, Demetrius Magee (football) Mount Union, Jessica Goethals (cross country) Michigan State, Spiro Pliakos (soccer) University of Detroit.
RHS Girls Basketball Earns Road Win Over Farmington
Senior Alexa Haupt poured in 11 points to lead the lady falcons to a 41-37 victory over Farmington. Ivy Shultz and Maddie Williams chipped in 8 points respectively.
Rochester Boys Swim gets win over Ferndale
The Rochester Boys Swim team won 123-47 over Ferndale at Ferndale yesterday. This moves Rochester to 6-2 in the OAA Blue.
WRESTLING: Shadaia twins ready to succeed at MSU
The parents of Shwan and Shane Shadaia were elated to see their twin sons sign with Michigan State’s wrestling program in November for all the reasons one might expect. The Rochester High seniors will be attending the same college as older brother, Sheldon, will continue their wrestling careers in perhaps the country’s toughest conference, will remain in the same practice room and be able to help each other improve and will be competing close enough to home that mom and dad can attend plenty of their matches. What the Shadaia’s parents are likely most happy about, however, is less broken furniture and damage to their home’s interior. The highly-competitive siblings readily admit their home "practice sessions" have sometimes gotten out of hand. "As brothers, we are always trying to assert our dominance over each other and that has become pretty intense at home at times," said Shane, currently ranked sixth in the state overall at 171 pounds. "What started out as a friendly match, sometimes ended with hole in the wall and one time Shwan broke my bed, but it’s actually a healthy rivalry that’s helps us both because if he gets a takedown on me then that means I have to take him down. It’s really helped us improve."
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RHS Cheer Wins Royal Rumble
The Rochester Varsity Cheer team played host to over 40 teams this weekend at the annual Rochester Royal Rumble. The Falcons walked away with a first place finish.
The 8th annual Crosstown Showdown will be held Friday, January 17th at the O'Rena on the campus of Oakland University. The Adams and Rochester varsity basketball teams will continue their storied rivalry, along with performances by the cheer teams, dance squads and pep bands from both schools. * Admission: $5 and event t-shirts can be purchased at each high school for $15, which includes admission to both games. Student ID's will not be accepted at Oakland University - a ticket or t-shirt required for admission * Game Times: Girls - 6pm Boys - 8pm Sponsors for this year's event include: Smith Jewlers, Buffalo Wild Wings, Envy Photography Studio, Rochester College, Town Auto Wash, Doc Now Urgent Care, Team Sports, Briarwood Heating and Cooling, Custom Printing, Healthquest Sports Therapy, and Tyler Dumas Reyes Orthodontics.
Captains Club Featured in Rochester Post
The Rochester High School Athletics Captains Club was recently featured in the Rochester post, check out the article below.
Rochester High Captains Club continues to give
The Captains Club is made up of all the various varsity captains during the year, and each month, the group takes on another volunteer project. This year alone, the club has spent time reading to elementary students and gave escorted tours to the 2013 Rochester Hall of Fame class around the school.
Currently, the group is running a clothing drive for the less fortunate and will also be stuffing stockings for children in need. Next fall, the club is working with Habitat for Humanity.
“One of the primary purposes for the Captains Club is to allow our captains to give back to the community,” Rochester High Athletic Director William Beach said. “We feel that we give our student-athletes the arena to be leaders in the classroom and on the playing field, but not in the community, so service projects allow us to develop a sense of pride in helping others. Our student-athletes understand that they are very fortunate to be a part of such a great school district and community, and want to give back.”
Rochester Boys Basketball Nets Huge Win
The Rochester Boys Basketball team has started out just 1-2 on the season, but last night the Falcons took down #6 state ranked Bloomfield High, to move Rochester to 2-2 on the season.
Captains Club Stuffing Stockings for Area Community House
The Rochester Athletics Captains Club has put an emphasis on service this year, and during this holiday season they have teamed with the Community House to help stuff stockings for those in need.
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.