Downers Grove Rebels Fastpitch Softball

Players needed

  • 18U Players
    Our 18U team is looking for a pitcher and a utility player.  Please contact Mike Cipra at for details.
  • 14U Player needed
    14U Tournament Team playing in Nationals looking for one committed player.  Must have great attitude and strong work ethic.  Come join us now for winter workouts.  Email Brandon Yackle or call me at 630.991.0237 for details.
  • 16U A Player Needed

    Downers Grove Rebels 16U "A" in search of player to round out team.   We are looking for an infielder that also catches and has a solid bat.  We have a strong team and will be attending Nationals this Summer 2015.  If interested in a tryout (privacy respected)  please contact coach Dick Cermak at:  or 630-201-3948



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Rebels 11U (Kostecki) Take 2nd at Roselle Fall Bash

Created: Oct-14-2014 11:04 AM
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Front Row:  Molly G, Megan M, Ava K, Sydney P, Payton J, Taylor P
Second Row:  Jill A, Jillian A, Alexandra M, Renee N, Lexi K
Back Row: Handsome group of coaches

The Rebels 11U team finished with a 3-1-1 record at the Roselle Fall Bash, with their only loss coming in the Championship game.  The girls battled though-out and had a very successful tournament.

12U Rebels Take 1st Place

Created: Oct-09-2014 09:34 PM
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The 12u Rebels - MD scored 37 runs this weekend in near freezing conditions to win the Lisle Fall Bash Consolation Championship.  The Rebels finished 2-1 in pool play on Saturday which began with light snow and rain showers.  The continued cold weather on Sunday didn't stop the Rebels from wining the Consolation Championship game in dramatic fashion with a 3-4 win in the bottom of the 7th inning.  The 1st place finish earns the team a "B" bid to the ASA Nationals in July 2015.  Congratulations and GO REBELS!

Cheetahs 18U Takes 1st Place in Sparks Fall Classic

Created: Oct-06-2014 09:04 AM
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The Downers Grove Cheetahs 18U took 1st place this weekend in the Sparks Fall Classic PGF Regional Qualifier.  The win resulted in a bid to the PGF Regional Tournament next year.  The team went undefeated and won by Run-Rule in 4 of 6 games played.  Congratulations Cheetahs!

Rebels 13U Elite Place 2nd at LT Blazers USSSA 14U Qualifier

Created: Sep-16-2014 02:44 PM
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The Downers Grove Rebels took second in the USSSA Qualifier in a very closely contested tournament.  The Rebels went 2 - 0 in pool play defeating the Lisle Slammers 14U and Palos Power 14U. 
They started bracket play against the Mt. Prospect Power, defeating them 4 - 0 in 6 innings.  In the semi finals, the Rebels squared off against the BRW Blast 14U team and let a 3 - 0 lead slip away from them late in the game behind a rally from the Blast which allowed them to take a 4 - 3 lead.  The Rebels weathered the storm and tied the game in the bottom of the 7th at 4 - 4.  Going into international tie breaker the score was 5 - 5 after the 8th inning.  BRW took a 6 - 5 lead in the 9th inning and with runners on 2nd and 3rd the Rebels were able to clear the bases with a walk off double to secure the victory!
In the Championship game the Rebels faced the Yorkville Fury and were leading 3 - 2 until the bottom of the sixth when 2 uncharacteristic errors opened the gates allowing the Fury to score 4 runs to take a 6 - 3 lead.  The Rebels were not yet finished and in the top of the 7th clawed their way back into the game scoring 2 runs and had the bases loaded with two outs.  Unfortunately, despite a 10 pitch at bat, the final out sealed the victory for the Fury 6 - 5.  Additionally, the Rebels secured a Bid to Nationals!
Great character was displayed by the Rebels and is something they will continue to build upon for the future!  Great Tourney Girls!

Welcome Downers Grove Cheetahs

Created: Aug-27-2014 02:53 PM
User-added imageDOLLS would like to announce the latest branch of our organization, the Downers Grove Cheetahs.  The Cheetahs are an affiliate of the New Jersey Cheetahs and offer the highest level of softball available at the 16U and 18U levels, with a goal of earning a bid to the Nationals held in Huntington Beach, CA.  Cheetah teams target individuals looking to play in College.  Our first team (18U) will be coached by Brian Bowman.  Look for more to come regarding this new development.

Rebels 12U (Gusel) Place 3rd in ASA Northern National Tournament

Created: Aug-04-2014 01:29 PM
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Front Row: Stacy Drohan, Sarah Dixon, Annie Sobolewski, Audrey Gusel, Melissa Manzo
Back Row: Maggie Lehnherr, Makayla Tsagalis, Maggie Greco, Emma Johannes, Halle Arends, Sarah Smith

Congratulations to the Rebels 12U (Gusel) for their 3rd place finish at the 2014 ASA Northern National Tournament in St. Louis, Missouri July 29 - August 3rd. 
The Rebels went 6 - 2 in a field of 31 teams in order to secure the 3rd place finish for the tournament. States represented in the tournament  were: Minnesota, Missouri,  Illinois, North Dakota, Iowa, Michigan, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Nebraska and  Mississippi.

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."