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  • Rebels Midwest Exposure Team

    Our 2018 USA Softball Northern Region National Championship runner up and 2017 USA Softball Northern Region National Champions is looking for players for next season.  Our seniors are aging out and are off to play in College.  If you're looking to play the Rebels most competitive schedule, we may be the team for you. Last years tournaments included St Louis Showcase, Compuware Classic, ASA 'A' Metros, USA Softball Northern Region Nationals...

    Have player contact Brandon Yackle at 630.991.0237 if interested.

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Rebels 18U (Yackle) Take 2nd at USA Softball Northern Region National Championship

Created: Jul-31-2018 10:22 AM
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Front: Coach Barry, Kaitlyn Bresingham, Stacy Drohan, Maggie Lehnherr, Meagan Torres, Kaitlin Yackle, Coach Rich
Back: Coach Brandon, Madison Kern, Katie Butcher, Carlee Baker, Sarah Dixon, Jess Villa, Meredith Mahoney, Rachael Barrientos, Coach Faith

Rebels 18U (Yackle) went 5-2 this past week in Missouri at the USA Softball Northern Region National Championship, finishing in 2nd place.

Congratulations to the girls on an fantastic finish to the season.  Best of luck to our 2 seniors (Meredith Mahoney - Central Iowa and Madison Kern - Carthage College) as they continue their softball careers in college.

2018 Rebels Classic Pool Play Schedule

Created: Jul-09-2018 04:00 PM

Thank you to all teams who attended.  Congrats to the following Champions in each age group:

10U - Downers Grove Rebels - Curtis Tate
12U - Downers Grove Rebels - Rob Lehnherr
14U - Illinois Vipers
16/18U - Downers Grove Rebels - Brandon Yackle

Click for complete 2018 Rebels Classic Bracket Results



Rebels 16U (Yackle) are ASA Northern Region National Champions

Created: Jul-31-2017 10:30 AM
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Rebels 16U (Yackle) went 7-0 this past week in Missouri at the ASA Northern Region National Championship.

The team worked hard all year playing a highly competitive schedule throughout the Midwest.  All that work paid off this weekend as the team went undefeated to become Northern Region National Champions.  The teams mantra of "Have Fun.  Work Hard.  Never Quit." paid off as they played thru the Missouri heat.  Teams from Illinois, Minnestota, South Dakota, Kansas, Wisconsin, Missouri, Colorado, and Ohio were represented at the tournament.

Congratulations girls on an incredible finish to the season.

Rebels 10U Take 1st in 2017 SWS League

Created: Jul-19-2017 03:08 PM
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Downers Rebels 10U defeated Oswego Outlaws BN 10-9 in a back-and-forth affair on Tuesday. The game was tied at eight with the Rebels batting in the top of the sixth when Soleil T singled, driving in two runs.

The Rebels collected eight hits and Oswego had 12 in the high-scoring affair.  The Rebels took an early lead in the first inning when a single by Kassie B drove in two.

The Outlaws scored four runs in the fourth inning. Their big inning was driven by singles from Hamaker, Thomas, Canning, and Gengler.

Soleil T, Cali B, and Kayla R each collected multiple hits for the Rebels. Kayla, Cali, and Soleil all had two hits to lead the Rebels. Their defense was perfect and did not commit a single error in the field. Susie G had 12 chances in the field, the most on the team. The Rebels stole 13 bases during the game as four players stole more than one. Lylah P led the way with three.

Jacgowitsch, Thomas, Vaughy, and Hamaker each collected multiple hits for Oswego Outlaws BN. Hamaker led Oswego Outlaws BN with three runs batted in. She went 2-for-3 on the day. Oswego Outlaws BN tore up the base paths, as three players stole at least two bases. Thomas led the way with two.

Rebels 12U Take 2nd in 2017 ASA Metros

Created: Jul-11-2017 12:35 PM
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The Downers Grove Rebels-SR 12U team was Runner-Up in the 2017 ASA Chicago Metro Championships.  The Rebels faced strong competition and battled all weekend.  They became known as the "Cardiac Kids" coming back from 4 down in the final inning to reach the semifinals and then played two extra innings in the semifinals to reach the Championship game.  Every player contributed to our weekend success with solid pitching, strong defense, and unselfish and timely hitting! Congratulations!

Rebels 12U Take 1st in Palos Hills

Created: Jun-07-2017 08:19 AM
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The DG Rebels 12U-SR team were Tournament Champions at the Palos Hills Tournament.  The girls went 5-1 over the weekend with consistent pitching, solid defense, and timely hitting. They battled the heat, humidity, and the opposition to reach the Championship Game.  These determined Rebels came out hitting, winning the Championship 13-1. Congratulations!

2017 Battle of the Bats Bracket Schedule Now Available

Created: Jun-03-2017 08:40 PM
The Brackets for the Battle of the Bats is now available.

Results from pool play are listed here.

Seeds from Pool Play are:

10U

NAVY POD
1 LW Storm
2 DG Rebels
3 Lockport JC
4 Illinois Vipers

KELLY POD
1 Wis Lightning 
2 Plainfield Twisters
3 Lockport  FD
4 Naperville Diamond 



12U

NAVY POD
1 Palos Power
2 NL Lightning 
3 DG Rebels 
4 LW Storm

KELLY  POD 
1 W C Ice
2 Lockport Pridea
3 Orland Park A's
4 Nationals



14U

NAVY POD
1 L W Storm
2 Chicago Cheetahs RK
3 Lockport Pride
4 Park Ridge 

KELLY POD
1 Wheatland Spokes DB
2 Naperville Diamond BK
3 Elmhurst Emerald 
4 Chicago Cheetahs ST

WHITE POD
1 Bluewave
2 Vernon Hills
3 WheatlandSpikes 13U
4 DG Rebels 

GOLD POD 
1 Dirt Devils
2  Bordertown 
3 ESP Black
4 Naperville Diamond HS



16U

NAVY POD 
1 Chicago Cheetahs 
2 Lockport Pride
3 BRW Blast
4 Windy City Ice

KELLY POD 

1 Outburst
2 Blazers
3 Dirt Devils
4 DG Rebels

Rebels 10U are Evanston Express Tournament Champions!

Created: May-30-2017 11:54 AM
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Congratulations to the Downers Grove Rebels 10U  team that went undefeated in the Evanston Express Memorial Day Tournament going 5 - 0  and winning the Championship.  All Girls had an impact on the game making various contributions both with their Bats and in the Field!  Congratulations!



Rebels 12U Take 2nd in BRW Spring Thing

Created: Apr-25-2017 01:18 PM
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Front Row: Ella Dvoracek, Analie Tumminaro, Sofia Storrs, Kelly Waskiewicz, Grace Gilman, Emma Swenson
Back Row: Stephanie Rochowicz, Bakhita Cunningham, Sarah Osterman, Jillian Heiling, Jessica Cagney, Samantha Meyers
Coach Scott, Coach Mike, Coach Sam, and Coach Alice (not pictured)


The DG Rebels 12U-SR team took 2nd Place in the Gold Division at the BRW Blast Spring Thing Tournament this past weekend.  The girls went 3-0 in pool play, scoring 29 runs while only giving up 3 to enter bracket play as the overall top seed.  With strong pitching, solid defense, and timely hitting, the girls defeated two very good teams in bracket play to make it to the Championship Game.  We were edged out in the Championship Game by a hot hitting team, but we never gave up in true Rebels spirit!

Spang-Arnold-Lingenfelter 12U Wins Championship

Created: Jul-14-2016 07:47 AM
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DG Rebels went 4-0 to capture the SWS 12U A Tournament Championship.  Keeping with their custom, the Rebels fell behind early in each of their last three games, but fought back to win.  The Rebels scored three runs in their last at bat to secure two of those victories, including the championship game, which required the infield defense to secure the last out with the bases loaded to preserve an 8-7 thriller.  Every girl contributed throughout the weekend on both offense and defense in a total team effort.  These Rebels reinforced the mantra that defense -- and Speed and Control! -- wins championships.