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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.
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.
Post Season Tournament Dates Set
Girls Tennis: 5/16, @ Rochester High School, 8:30am
Girls Soccer: TBA, v Romeo @ Romeo
Girls LAX: 5/22, v Sacred Heart @ Rochester High School, 5pm
Boys LAX:, TBA, v Lake Orion @ Lake Orion
Baseball and Softball: 5/31, Both v Romeo @ Utica
Cheer Tryout Dates
Tryout Meeting: 5/13 6:30-8:30pm Media Center
Varsity/JV/Freshmen Tryout Practices: 3-6pm Mall Area
Varsity/JV Tryout:6/6, 4-7pm, Mall Area
Freshmen Tryout: 6/7, 9am-noon, Mall Area
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.
Post-Season Schedule of Games
2/26- Girls Basketball @ Clarkston- Districts
2/28 and 2/29- Wrestling Individuals State Tournament @ The Palace
3/3- Boys Basketball @ Lake Orion- Districts
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.