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Rochester sports briefs: Bozzo-Freeman win set, but boys tennis falls to Peru

Hughes Benefit Dinner before Valley game Sept. 17


BY VAL TSOUTSOURIS

Sports Editor, RTC

Boys tennis

Peru 5, Rochester 0 (Thursday): Robert Bozzo and won a set at No. 2 doubles, but No. 30 Peru swept the visiting Zebras Thursday.

Brayden Zink, Brock Bowers and Drew Strasser lost their singles matches in straight sets, winning just three games combined.

Cody Smith and Tanner Reinartz lost in straight sets at No. 1 doubles.

Bozzo and Freeman lost 4-6, 6-4, 4-6.

Rochester is 4-2.

The JV match ended in a 2-2 tie. Luke Hunting and Brady Morgan each won a singles match for the Zebras.

Results: Peru 5, Rochester 0

Singles

Ian Potts (PERU) def. Brayden Zink (RHS), 6-0, 6-0

Ben Beckman (PERU) def. Brock Bowers (RHS), 6-2, 6-1

Gavin Eldridge (PERU) def. Drew Strasser (RHS), 6-0, 6-0

Doubles

Jackson Rogers-Lucas Slagel (PERU) def. Tanner Reinartz-Cody Smith (RHS), 6-3, 6-3

Ben Duckwall-Jakob Gray (PERU) def. Robert Bozzo-Jake Freeman (RHS), 6-4, 4-6, 6-4

JV results: Rochester 2, Peru 2

Singles

Luke Hunting (RHS) won 8-6.

Brady Morgan (RHS) won 8-6.

Caleb Wilson (RHS) lost 8-1.

Cade Johnson (RHS) lost 6-0.

Football

Hughes Benefit Dinner Sept. 17: First Christian Church of Rochester will sponsor the Ken Hughes Benefit Dinner from 4-7 p.m. Sept. 17 at the Practice Football Field at Rochester High School.

The dinner will occur prior to the Tippecanoe Valley-Rochester football game that night.

Dinner will include a Burett’s Pulled Pork Sandwich, chips, cookies and a drink for $8. Drive-through and carryout will be available.

Tickets can be purchased at First Christian Church, 1101 Madison Street, Rochester; at any Rochester Community School; or at the dinner.

Please send any donations to First Christian Church, 1101 Madison Street, Rochester, In 46975. Please put “Hughes Benefit First Christian Church” in the memo line of the check.

Over the last eight months, Hughes has needed two surgeries, an extended hospital stay, home health care equipment, wound care supplies and a new wheelchair that have generated substantial medical bills.

Hughes had herniated disc surgery in January and surgery to stabilize pressure sores in March.

Hughes is back to teaching and coaching at Rochester but still needs wound care three times per week.

Hughes underwent a hemipelvectomy in 2011 to remove his right pelvis, hip and leg after being diagnosed with chondrosarcoma, a type of cancer.

Hughes has been an assistant football coach at Rochester since 2005.


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