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ESPN features progress of District 205 sports

Five years after featuring the Rockford Public Schools’ decision to eliminate requiring RPS athletes meet a tougher grade point standard than any other school in the NIC-10, ESPN’s Outside The Lines revisited the issue this week. In 2012, when ESPN first met with Rockford Public School issues, the GPA requirement was a contentious issue. Although […]

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2017 Boys Varsity Summer League

Final tournament results 1st: Winnebago 9th: Freeport 2nd: Auburn 10th: Byron 3rd: East 11th: Lutheran 4th: Hononegah 12th: Janesville Parker 5th: Jefferson 13th: Beloit Memorial 6th: Belvidere North 14th: Belvidere 7th: Harlem 15th: Guilford 8th: Dixon 16th: South Beloit

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Keeping up with your coaches: Darryl Watkins

Darryl Watkins is entering his first season as Auburn girls varsity basketball coach after spending the past five years as assistant coach for the Rock Valley College women’s basketball team. Watkins is returning home. He is a 2007 Auburn graduate. Here’s more about Darryl: Full-time Job: Building Support Specialist at Rockford Auburn High School  Hometown: […]

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Casica, Alanda win 2.05 Run

 Joseph Casica, a 49-year-old Loves Park runner, dominated the fourth annual RPS 2.05 Run Saturday, winning by more than 25 seconds. Casica blazed through the race that starts and ends on Market and Madison streets and takes runners over the Jefferson and State street bridges in 11:56.8 to top 15-year-old Jonah Garcia of Rockford, who […]

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Are you ready for the 2.05 Run?

The Fourth Annual Rockford Public Schools 2.05 Run, which benefits the district’s physical education programs and materials at all levels, is this Saturday. The race starts at 6 p.m. Saturday with runners taking off and finishing at the Rockford City Market (Market and State Street). Those who register this week receive a drink ticket that can […]

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Hecox, DeBruler best of the best for RPS

East’s Madi Hecox and Auburn’s Harrison DeBruler were chosen as the Female and Male Student Athletes of the Year at last night’s Academic All-Star Awards. Madi is a four-year varsity player in softball and a three-year varsity player in basketball. She was named first-team all-conference in both softball and basketball. She is valued as much […]

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Look for an RPS athlete coming to a college near you

Most of the trophies have been handed out for the 2016-2017 season, yearbooks are being signed and students are preparing for finals and looking for summer jobs. More than 60 District 205 seniors though will be working on their conditioning after signing letters of intent to continue their athletic careers in colleges across the nation. The […]

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New conference gives more kids taste of state competition

The Rockford Public Schools and three other districts are launching the Rock River Athletic Conference this fall with the aim of giving more students a taste of competing at a state level at younger ages. The RRAC will feature Eisenhower, Kennedy, West, Marshall, Flinn Lincoln, RESA and Barbour in all sports and schools from the […]

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Two basketball players, baseball player pick colleges

Mardaeja Cross, East’s all-time leading scorer, and Elizabeth Bankole of Jefferson signed letters of intent to play college basketball and Brett Bunch, a Jefferson baseball player, signed today as well. Cross, Bankole and Kaleia Moneiro of Guilford all topped the 1,000-point mark for their careers this past season. Cross will play for Iowa Central Community College, […]

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Eisenhower holding Color Blaze race Saturday to promote healthy living

You can add a little color to your life and help Eisenhower athletics and physical education by entering the Eisenhower Middle School Color Blaze 2.05 Run Walk Saturday. The race begins at 10 a.m. You can register at the gate for $25. In addition to the race, there will be a DJ, an inflatable obstacle […]

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