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Rebels 16U (Clary) Place 2nd

Created: Jul-23-2014 08:32 AM
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Rebels 16U (Clary) took 2nd place this weekend at the Game Day Ace of Diamonds Summer Classic in the Wisconsin Dells.

Rebels 10U (Kostecki) Battle Rebels 10U (Trakas) in Tournament

Created: Jul-20-2014 09:38 AM
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Rebels 10U-Trakas  (Blue) battled Rebels 10U-Kostecki (White) in the SWS end of year tournament.  Good, hard fought game and the girls wanted a team photo.  The future looks bright for Rebels

Rebels 10U (Kostecki) Finish 1st

Created: Jul-20-2014 09:34 AM
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The thrill of victory, and the joy of 10 year olds winning the SWS Championship.  The 10U Rebels-Kostecki finished the year with a 35-7 record and capped the season off with a championship .  Powered along by Abby Bulthuis’ triple and Home Run, along with solid pitching by Jillian Arquilla and Ava Kostecki, the Rebels beat the Lemont Lightning 7-1 in the finale.  Every girl contributed with their hitting, defense, and base-running.  It was a total team effort to come out on top. The girls want to thank everyone for coming out and cheering them on all year, and……………..Wiggle, Wiggle, Wiggle

Rebels 12U (Yackle) Finish 1st

Created: Jul-15-2014 11:56 PM
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The Rebels 12U took 1st place in their season ending tournament.  The team finished 16-0 in regular season play, and also went undefeated in the tournament, winning 5 straight.  The Championship game, against the Bolingbrook Panthers, was quite a nail biter, with the Rebels winning in the bottom of the 7th inning.   The Rebels found themselves down by a few runs after the fourth inning, but came back with a solid inning to pull ahead by two runs.  The Bolingbrook Panthers strung together a number of hits in the top of the 7th and added 5 runs to their total, pulling ahead and leaving the Rebels with one last chance to pull off the win.  The Rebels managed to score a couple of runs, but found themselves with two outs and runners on first and second.  The Rebels bats came through, however, bringing a couple of hits to drive in the winning run.  The final score was 11-10.  Coach Brandon Yackle commented, "It was a hard fought battle by both teams, the best game of our season, and everything you could ask for in a Championship game.  The Panthers battled from the first pitch to the last and should be proud of themselves.  The determining factor for us was our girls resilience and team work.  They simply never gave up and it paid off for them."

Rebels 16U SWS Travel Finish 2nd

Created: Jul-12-2014 01:23 PM
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The Rebels 16U SWS Travel team took 2nd place at the 5th Annual Firecracker Frenzy.

Rebels 16U SWS Travel Take 3rd

Created: Jul-12-2014 01:21 PM
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The Rebels 16U SWS Travel team took 3rd place in the end of season SWS Tournament.

Rebels Elite 16U Go Undefeated

Created: Jul-06-2014 09:44 PM
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Front row L-R Jessie Faber, Jennifer Ames, Cortlyn Kelly, Anyssa Iliopoulos, Mary Iliopoulos 
Middle L-R Kristen Ames, Morgan Johannes, Nicole Bowman, Casey Parker, Alexa Anderson, Coach Becky Iaccino 
Back L-R coach Brian Bowman, Ashley Ferguson, Ada Albrecht, Marissa Repole 

The Rebels Elite 16U team went undefeated this weekend in the Northern Illinois Lightning 16U ASAUSA John Radtke Memorial tounrament.  The team ended up winning seven straight games to capture their bid to the 2014 ASA/USA 16U Class A Fastpitch Nationals in Virginia.

Downers Grove Rebels 12U (Yackle) Crowned Tournament Champions

Created: Jun-30-2014 09:42 AM
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Front - Nicole Havel, Kelly Brinkman, Annalise Kostecki, Jessica Villa
Middle - Katie Legan, Carlee Baker, Jessica Wright, Renee Renaud, Estelle Czech, Jocelyn Leerschen, Kaitlin Yackle
Back - Coach Mark, Coach Brandon, Coach Rick, Coach Frank, Coach Doug


An overnight rain pushed bracket play back a couple of hours, but the Downers Grove Rebels went 5 - 0 and emerged victorious in the Championship Game.  The team tallied up 63 total runs, and gave up only 15, with every player on the team scoring at least one run.  It was a total team effort with great plays in the field and amazing hitting and bunting.

Rebels Players Selected at "On Deck" Tryouts

Created: Jun-25-2014 09:18 AM
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Two of our Downers Grove Rebels Elite players have been selected by Derek and Joann Allister at the Chicago “On Deck” tryout.  These players could be invited to compete at the Colorado National Jamboree (June) or the Chicago Jamboree (Glen Ellyn) or both! 

Pictured above are Anyssa Iliopoulos and Nicole Bowman from our 16U Elite team.

To see a complete list of the players selected or to find more events and results check out the official On Deck website here!

Downers Grove Rebels (Gusel) Crowned 12U ASA Chicago Metro Champs

Created: Jun-24-2014 01:13 PM
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Front - Halle Arends, Annie Sobolewski, Emma Johannes, Sarah Dixon, Sarah Smith, Audrey Gusel
Middle - Melissa Manzo, Stacy Drohan, Maggie Greco, Maggie Lehnherr, Makayla Tsagalis
Back Row - Coach Kayla, Coach Barry, Coach Bob, Coach Fred, Coach Mike

Despite a rainy weekend the Downers Grove Rebels went 4 - 0 and emerged victorious in the ASA Chicago Metro "B" Championship game defeating the Windy City Thunder 7 - 5  in 7 innings.  It was a total team effort with great plays in the field and timely hitting and bunting.  Both teams played exceptionally well and played their hearts out.