Rochester Athletic Boosters
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2013 Physical Date June 18
Physicals will be given at Rochester High School on June 18, 2013. The cost is $30. Please call the administrative receptionist at 248-726-3000 to schedule.
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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.