DID YOU KNOW: RCTC'S FALL 2019 sports teams currently have a combined record of 24-2! Volleyball = 16-0, Soccer = 5-1, Football = 3-1
UPDATE: RCTC soccer versus DCTC has been postponed from September 11 to October 4th due to impending weather
RCTC volleyball earns #1 national Ranking for the week of September 9th... Congrats and keep it going!
RCTC athletics is still looking for student workers. If you have a work study award and are looking for hours contact: Mike.Lester@rctc.edu or call 507-285-7254
RCTC soccer wins opener while Volleyball rolls to four 3-0 wins at MCAC Crossover
RCTC SOFTBALL HEADS TO RIDGEWATER WITH BERTH IN REGIONAL TOURNEY ON THE LINE: MONDAY, MAY 13th, first pitch is at 5:30
RCTC baseball game vs Riverland scheduled for Wednesday has been moved to Thursday, May 9th due to expected rain...
TODAYS (April 30), softball game between RCTC and Riverland has been postponed due to weather. Tentative Make-up date will be at Riverland on May 7th
RCTC Baseball versus Western Tech for Wednesday, April 17 postponed until April 24
RCTC softball contests for Friday and Saturday versus Ridgewater and MN State-FF have been postponed, make-up date not yet set.
RCTC Baseball cancellations and delays:
Thursday, April 11 vs Saint Mary's JV Cancelled
Saturday, April 13 home vs Riverland postponed until: Saturday, May 11
Sunday, April 14 vs MN West postponed until: Wednesday, May 1st
ALL CHANGES ARE UPDATED at: RCTC Baseball Schedule
RCTC Basketball versus MN State Fergus Falls is set for Tuesday, February 26th (Women at 5:30, Men at 7:30) in the Sports Center.
RCTC men's and women's basketball tomorrow (February 23rd) at MN West will now be played at noon and 2:00pm instead of 1:00 and 3:00pm
RCTC Men's and women's basketball tip-off Wednesday, February 20th vs Fergus Falls. Playoff berths on the line! Tip-off at 5:30 for the women and 7:30 for the men!!!
RCTC wrestler Shane Siewert is currently ranked #1 in the nation at 174lbs and Alex LaPierre is ranked #5 at 184lbs by InterMat Wrestling!!
Saturday's (January 12), women's basketball game against St. Cloud CTC has been postponed and will now be played on Friday, February 1st on the Performance Court
TIME CHANGE: TONIGHT'S (Friday, November 30th) Basketball Games versus Northland College are delayed. Start time for the women will be 7:00pm while the men will play at approximately 9:00pm
TIME CHANGE: Saturday December 1st games versus Itasca WOMEN's GAME at 11:00am MEN'S GAME at 1:00pm
RCTC Women's basketball game vs Saint Mary's for Tuesday, November 13th is cancelled.
Links to Livestream of Volleyball Regional Tournament Matches:
RCTC vs St. Cloud
Big weekend in RCTC sports: RCTC volleyball takes on St. Cloud in the opening round of the Regional Tournament on Friday night, November 2nd at 6:00pm. Championship match Saturday at noon. RCTC Wrestling to host Yellowjacket Open on Saturday, November 3rd. First matches scheduled for 10:00am
DIG PINK NIGHT for RCTC Volleyball...TONIGHT October 17th versus Minnesota West. First serve at 6:30!
GAMETIME CHANGE: RCTC football versus Itasca in Itasca will be set for a 2:30pm kickoff instead of the originally scheduled 3:30 start
Congratulations to RCTC football players Cazz Martin and Juan Martinez, as well as Volleyball player Carrie Rutledge on earning MCAC Player of the Week honors. for the week ending September 29, 2018
Congrats to setter Brekkin McCready of Volleyball and kicker Juan Martinez of Football on being named MCAC Players of the Week
RCTC BASEBALL SCRIMMAGE DATE POSTPONED DUE TO WEATHER... RCTC WILL NOW PLAY TOMORROW (SEPTEMBER 26th) at 6:00pm at RBC #4
Congratulations to FY, Setter Brekkin McCready on being named MCAC Setter of the Week
Congratulations to So. Goalkeeper Sarah Baack on being named MCAC Defensive Player of the Week
CONGRATULATIONS to NAUTIKA KOTERO; NJCAA Honorable Mention All-American
CONGRATULATIONS to JUMAH'RI TURNER; NJCAA 3rd Team All-American
RCTC Softball to host Riverland in twinbill on April 10th at the RCTC Dome. First pitch at 3:00pm
RCTC Softball moved to the Dome: Friday, April 6th (2:00 and 4:00), Saturday, April 7th (noon and 2:00), Tuesday, April 10th (3:00 and 5:00)
RCTC Baseball vs Iowa Central (April 7th) Postponed.
CONGRATULATIONS to the RCTC Women's Basketball team on qualifying for the NJCAA Women's Basketball Tournament. The Jackets finished the season at 23-9!
RCTC Women's Basketball vs Onandaga College at 3:00pm. Consolation Semi-Finals of NJCAA Tournament.
For Live streaming go to: http://www.njcaatv.com/
6 seed RCTC Women's Basketball to take on # 3 seed UConn- Avery Point in NJCAA Championships tonight at 8:00pm Central. For Live streaming go to: http://www.njcaatv.com/
RCTC Women's Basketball headed to NJCAA National Tournament after thrilling 88-84 double overtime win!
RCTC women's basketball play for the Region XIIIA Championship Sunday, March 4th. Tip-off set for 2:00pm at MN West
RCTC Basketball to host MN West Wednesday, January 29th 5:30 (w) and 7:30 (m) first 50 students with ID and wearing navy or gold get a free t-shirt...gates open at 4:45...
RCTC men's basketball up to #9 in NJCAA National Rankings
RCTC men and women hoops defeat Western Tech (Saturday, January 13th)
RCTC men's basketball defeats Division I NDSCS 73-69 in opening game of 2018.
RCTC women's basketball falls to Division I NDSCS 84-48.
Congrats to Brandon Perce 2nd Team All-American and new member of the NCAA Division I Bowling Green State University Football program.
RCTC women's basketball defeats Vermillion 87-60
RCTC women's basketball ranked 6th in most recent poll (December 12th) http://www.mcacsports.org/sports/wbkb/2017-18/releases/20171212os7dpa
Wrestler's at SCSU Husky Invite December 10th. RCTC men's and women's basketball at Mesabi Range...
RCTC men's basketball set to host Bethany Lutheran on Monday, December 11th - Tipoff @ 7:00pm
RCTC men's and women's basketball host Ellsworth Community College December 2nd (5:30 and 7:30).
Both RCTC Basketball Teams are in action tomorrow night, December 1st versus Central Lakes. (5:30 tipoff for the women; 7:30 for the men).
Men's home Basketball Game tonight (November 28th) 7:00 tip-off versus Gustavus Adolphus JV
Women's and Men's Basketball November 21st (5:30 women, 7:30 men) versus Madison College
RCTC Volleyball TONIGHT (November 3rd) 8:00pm vs Ridgewater @ St. Cloud Tech in the REGION XIII Tournament!
Congrats to the RCTC Yellowjacket Volleyball team on securing a berth in the Region XIII Playoffs with 3-0 win over Ridgewater CC.
Support your YELLOWJACKETS- Home Volleyball Friday and Saturday (Oct. 27, 6:30 and Oct. 28, noon), Home PLAYOFF FOOTBALL - Sunday (Oct. 29, 1:30)
Congrats and safe travels to Coach Hare and the Women's Soccer team after a 2-1 regional win over Lake Superior!!
Congrats to RCTC Volleyball Players Tara Rogers and Kazlin Thompson on being named MCAC Players of the Week!
Congrats to RCTC football players Anthony Harper and Joe Lane and being named Defensive and Offensive Players of the Week for Week #7 of the season. The two standout performances helped RCTC to a 50-0 Homecoming win.
NOTABLE HOMECOMING STATS: In RCTC football's 50-0 shutout of Itasca, Brandon Perce had 16 total tackles, while teammate Jamel Smith tallied 13 stops. Punter Dylan DuMarce uncorked a 55 yard punt among his 6 kicks on the day. RCTC volleyball's Brooke Wendland recorded 22 kills against St. Cloud Tech, this marks the 16th time she has been in double figures this season. Tara Rogers recorded her team leading 6th double-double with 18 kills and 11 digs.
Congrats to RCTC football players Cazz Martin and Connor Stenberg and being named Offensive and Special Teams Players of the Week for Week #5 of the season.
Congrats to RCTC football player Treevon Prater on being named MCAC Eastern Division SPecial Teams Player of the Week.
RCTC to close out Topper's Pizza Invitational Volleyball tournament! Match times 1:00 and 5:00!! (Saturday, September 16th)
Congratulations to Brandon Perce NJCAA National Defensive Player of the Week!
Congratulations to MCAC Eastern Division Special Teams Player of the Week Dylan DuMarce and MCAC Eastern Division Defensive Player of the Week Brandon Perce! Click the link MCAC POW Release - Week #2 for story.
Click below for live video of RCTC Women's Soccer vs Lake Superior Saturday, Septemebr 9th at 10:00am: RCTC vs Lake Superior
Congratulations to the new 2017-2018 Women's Basketball Signees: Grace Riley, Rochester Mayo; Michelle Grant, Rochester Lourdes; Kyliegh Wangen, Stewartville; Makara Farenholz, Chatfield; and Olivia Haug, Lanesboro, Abby Bauer, Caledonia; Ahmitara Alwal, Worthington; and Hanna Carpenter, Mayville, WI
Ben Boran has been named to the MCAC 2017 Southern All-Division Baseball Team.
Congratulations to Ben Boran on being named MCAC Southern Division Baseball player of the week.
Congratulations to Brett Bradford on his signing with NAIA powerhouse Lindsey Wilson in Columbia, Kentucky.
Congratulations to Jace Lang on being named the MCAC Southern Division Pitcher of the week.
Congratulations to Nathlie Ratliff on being named to the NJCAA Second Team All-American Squad.
Congratulations to Nathalie Ratliff and Nautika Kotero on being named to the MCAC 2016-17 Women's Basketball All-Defensive Team.
WBB Region XIIIA Tournament Information can be found at:
MBB Region XIII Tournament Information can be found at: http://arccgoldenrams.com/sports/mbkb/2016-17/releases/20170227fyshx0
The NJCAA Wrestling National Finals, to be held on February 24th and 25th at the Mid-America Center in Council Bluffs, IA will be available as a live-streamed event via FloWrestling.com: https://goo.gl/dC9lYx
Additionally, the brackets for each weight class can be found at: www.njcaawrestlingcb.com
Zach Scott Named MCAC Wrestler of the Week: Zach Scott (RCTC), currently ranked #8 in the nation at 141 lbs. in the NCJAA, has earned Wrestler-of-the-Week honor for week of February 2nd thru February 9th.
On Saturday, February 4th, Scott and his RCTC teammates competed at the Don Parker Open at the University of Wisconsin Eau Claire.
Scott compiled a 3-1 overall record, including two victories by pin. After opening the competition with a win by major decision over Quinn Miracle of UW-La Crosse, Scott went on to defeat Augsburg’s James Goman and UW-Eau Claire’s Jordan Meyer.
In the final, David Flynn, also of Augsburg, defeated Scott by a major deci-sion of 16-2.
RCTC, as well as the MCAC wrestling programs at Minnesota West, Itasca Community College and Ridgewater College will travel to Northland Com-munity & Technical College in Thief River Falls for the MCAC/ Region 13 North Division Wrestling Championships on Sunday, 2/12/17.
RCTC Women's Basektball player Nathalie Ratliff - MCAC Player of the Week: Nathalie Ratliff, a sophomore guard from Edina, Mn has been named the MCAC South Division Women’s basketball Player-of-the-Week for January 23rd—28th.
Ratliff lit up the scoreboard for 43 points over two MCAC games, while shooting 67% from the free throw line and averaging 6.5 rebounds. She collected 5 steals and averaged 4 assists per outing as well.
RCTC Men's Basketball player Malik Jones - MCAC Player of the Week: Malik Jones, a sophomore guard from St. Paul, led the Yellowjackets in two key MCAC South Di-vision victories and earned MCAC South Player-of-the-Week for his efforts.
Jones ran the show for the streaking Rochester squad, averaging 13.5 points, 8 boards, 3 assists and 1.5 steals over two games. RCTC found a way to overcome previously unbeaten Anoka-Ramsey at home, dealing the Rams their first MCAC loss (75-73) of the season and defeated Minne-sota State –Fergus Falls, 78-72.
RCTC Wrestler Tyus White - MCAC Wrestler of the Week: Tyus White, from Rochester Technical and Community College, has been selected as the MCAC Wrestler of the Week. Compet-ing at the Worthington open on Saturday, January 21st, Tyus finished 2nd overall in the 133# weight class.
White opened his day with a win by fall over Waldorf’s Jacob Adams. In his second match, and facing an opponent from NCAA Division I Mankato State, Tyus earned a 7-3 decision to defeat Dakota Welsh. White continued his run to the finals with a pin of Morningside’s Keegan Williams at the 6:38 mark of the match. In the finals, Tyus lost by a 7-1 score to George Farmah of Iowa Lakes Community College.
Currently, the RCTC Yellowjackets are ranked 10th in the nation by Intermatwrestle.com and the NJCAA.
Zach Scott MCAC Wrestler of the week: Competing at the Ridgewater Open on Saturday, January 14th, Zach Scott (RCTC) placed 2nd overall in the 141 pound weight class. Zach started his day with an impressive 18-3 technical fall over John Roddick of NCAA Division I St. Cloud State University. He then notched another victory over a Division I opponent, with a 19-9 major decision over Tony Heng of Man-kato State.
Advancing to the finals, Zach lost a very close match 10-7 to Adam Hedin of St. Cloud State University. Zach was one of 14 MCAC Wrestlers to finish in the Top 6 of their respective weight classes.
Watch the RCTC Wrestling team as they take on Itasca Community College, Wednesday, January 18th at 7:00pm live at :
RCTC Yellowjackets Place Ten with Two Champions at the Dragon Open
This past Sunday the RCTC Yellowjackets competed at the Dragon Open in Moorhead, MN. The team put five wrestlers into the finals, with Coltan Laganiere (149) and Alfred Daniel (165) winning titles to lead the Yellowjacket squad.
Open Gym Hours starting Wednesday, October 19th: Tuesday - Friday 10:00am to 2:00pm
RCTC played at the Quarry 9-25 and 9-26 in the Mesabi Range Invite.
Fergus Falls 647
Mesabi Range 726
Brady Becker 85-86=171
Brandon Bergene 94-92=186
Keyth Hendricks 90-83=173
Brett Egland 93-96=189
Tyler Blaser 93-98=191
Brandon Perce named Defensive Player of the Week. Brandon had 17 total tackles including 11 solo as Rochester topped Itasca 27-23. Perce, who leads the East Division in defensive points, had 6.5 TFL. He is a freshman from West Allis, WI.
Men's Golf Invite at Prairie du Chien Country Club, Prairie du Chein, WI. RCTC finished 3rd with a 320. Brett Egland shot 77, Keyth Hendricks shot 79, Brandon Bergen shot 80, Brady Becker shot 84 and Tyler Blaser shot 94.
Tara Rogers named MCAC All-Around Player of the Week. Tara was solid all-around for the Yellowjackets during a 1-2 week. Rogers had 36 kills
(2.6) with a .214 attack % through 131 attempts. She added 31 digs (2.2) and 7 aces.
Tara is a freshman from Stewartville, MN.
Treevon Prater named MCAC Defensive Player of the week. Prater made a defensive impact in several ways for the Yellowjackets during a 51-20 win over Vermilion. Prater had 2 INT (31.5 aver.), blocked a punt and recovered it for a TD, had 1 FF and 1 TFL. He is a freshman from East St. Louis, IL.
Men’s Golf Invite at the Jewel in Lake City, MN.
RCTC Finished 2nd in Lake City on Tuesday shooting a 340. Fergus Falls shot 316 to win.
Individually: Bret Egland shot a 84 to lead RCTC followed by Tyler Blaser and Keyth Hendricks with an 85. Brady Becker shot an 86 and Brandon Bergene shot 90.
Brandon Perce Named MCAC Defensive Player of the Week. Brandon had a busy day from his linebacker position during a hard-fought 31-20 loss to Central Lakes. Perce
had 20 total tackles with 10 being solo. He also had 3.5 TFL and 1.5 sacks. Brandon is a freshman from West Allis, WI.
Ashley Bichel Named MCAC Hitter of the Week. Ashley powered the Yellowjackets to a 3-3 week against strong competition that included a 3-1 win vs. #4 Central Lakes. Bichel had 68 kills (3.1) with a .305 attack% through 174 attacks. A force at the net, Ashley also registered 24 blocks (1.09). She is a sophomore from Caledonia, MN.
Monday Sept. 12 NIACC Golf Invite, RCTC men shoot 336 which tied them for 8th place out of 11 teams. Individual scores:
Brandon Bergene shoots 81 tied for 31st place individually
Brady Becker shoots 82 tied for 35th
Brett Egland shoots 86 tied for 48th
Keyth Hendricks shoots 87 tied for 50th
Tyler Blaser shoots 91 tied for 60th place