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Weekend HS scoreboard; Rochester, Tippy Valley win football openers ahead of Battle for the Bell


Rochester played in the Tomahawk Invitational hosted by North Miami


Eastbrook def. Rochester, 25-12, 25-14

 For Rochester: Aubrey Wilson and Darah Strasser with two kills, Audrey Bolinger with a block, Rylee Clevenger with 4 digs, Aubrey Wilson had 5 assists


South Adams def. Rochester, 25-11, 25-14

For Rochester: Brailyn Hunter had three kills, Aubrey Wilson and Audrey Bolinger each had one kill, Audrey Bolinger had three blocks and Ella Hake and Darah Strasser each had one, Aubrey Wilson had five digs and Logyn Honkomp had four, Aubrey Wilson led in assists with three.


Rochester def. Delphi, 25-12, 25-15

For Rochester: Audrey Bolinger had 5 kills and Darah Strasser had 4. Rylee Clevenger had 9 points and Aubrey Wilson had 8 points. Audrey Bolinger had 2 blocks.  Logyn Honkomp had 8 digs and Darah Strasser and Audrey Bolinger each had 6 digs.  Aubrey Wilson had 10 assists.


Northwestern def. Rochester, 25-23, 25-20

For Rochester: Brailyn Hunter had 5 kills, Darah Strasser had 3 kills, Audrey Bolinger and Aubrey Wilson had 2 kills. Audrey Bolinger had 2 blocks and Keyton Doran and Darah Strasser had 1 block. Logyn Honkomp had 13 digs and Aubrey Wilson had 12 digs while Darah Strasser had 10. Aubrey Wilson had 7 assists.


Rochester stat leader totals for all games:

For Rochester:     

Kills: Aubrey Bolinger 11, Brailyn Hunter 11, Darah Strasser 10, Aubrey Wilson 5

Blocks:  Audrey Bolinger 7, Darah Strasser 2

Assists:  Aubrey Wilson 25 Mia Howdeshell 4

Digs: Logyn Honkomp 27, Aubrey Wilson 25, Darah Strasser 20

Aces: Mia Howdeshell, Aubrey Wilson and Audrey Bolinger 4



Caston played in the Tomahawk Invitational hosted by Winamac

Caston def Northwestern, 25-20 27-25

Wabash def Caston,  20-25, 25-14, 15-13

Caston def Peru, 25-18 25-18

Caston def North Miam, i 25-22 25-17

For Caston (total tournament stats)

Macee Hinderlider, 21 kills

Isabel Scales, 28 kills, 5 blocks

Alexa Finke, 22 kills, 6 blocks 

Shaylei Yadon, 7 kills



Girls golf

Warsaw Invitational

Rochester finished second in the event with a team score of 357.

Homestead (Blue) pulled away from the field to win the event with 306.

Olivia Bailey finished fourth overall with a 79. Ava Thomas carded an 85 for Rochester.


Cross Country

Rochester boys cross country finished seventh in the 20 team field at the Jacob Graf Memorial Invitational.

Wesley Steininger was 17th overall in 18:13.8. Teammate Grant Bailey finished just behind in a time of 18:15.

Caston was 13th as a team.  Edison Byrum topped the Caston runners with a 13th place individual finish.

In the girls race, Rochester was 20th in the 21-team field.  Caston finished in 16th place.



Girls soccer

Culver 5, North Miami 0

Giselle Viellegas scored three times.  Maddie Hamilton and Kassidy Banks also scored goals for Culver.




Rochester wasted no time getting into the win column for 2023.  The Zebras scored all 56 points in the first half including a 40-point outburst in the second quarter in Friday’s Week One win at Wabash, 56-7.

Sophomore Brant Beck rushed for 125 yards on just eight carries and scored three times. Alex Deming also cleared the century mark with 134 yards and a touchdown.

Colton Ferveda added two rushing TD on just five carries.

On defense, Beck delivered a sack and also topped the Rochester tackle chart with eight along with teammates Wesley Meadows and Gavin Young.  Deming had six tackles.

Young added an interception.

Rochester (1-0, 1-0 TRC) will host Tippecanoe Valley in the Battle for the Bell on Friday.



Caston rallied from a six-point halftime deficit with 12 third quarter points but West Central held on for a Week 1 football win, 24-12.Jabez Yarber led the Comets offense with 12 carries for 61 yards and a touchdown. Kyle Roudebush added 10 carries and 49 rushing yards.

Quarterback Gavin Mollenkopf was 8-for-15 passing with 104 yards and a touchdown.

Defensively, Levi Martin recorded seven tackles with teammates Pete DuVall and Roudebush six each.Grant Yadon caused a West Central fumble and Jabez Yarber had a fumble recovery.

Caston (0-1) will be at North Judson Friday. #4 (1A) North Judson shut out  Culver Friday, 47-0.



Tippecanoe Valley shutout Wawasee through three quarters and posted a 23-12 road win Friday.

Nathan Parker topped the Vikings offense with 66 yards rushing. Brock Derf had 48 yards on the ground with just five carries to go with a touchdown.

Asher McGriff added an interception return for a touchdown.

Gage Overby connected on 3-of-4 field goal attempts including a long of 46 yards. He made both extra point tries.

The Vikings (1-0) travel to Rochester Friday.