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Auburn gets 205 off on right foot in Tip-Off Classic

Rockford Auburn knocked off McArthur High School of Hollywood, Florida, for the second straight year in the 205 Tip-Off Classic, winning 55-41 Monday night. The Mustangs are making their second trip to Rockford. A year ago, McArthur went 3-1 with Auburn being the only loss. This time around, Auburn’s Yahmir Muhammad did most of the […]

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Auburn football coach Dan Appino retiring

Auburn High School Football Coach Dan Appino is stepping down from his head coaching duties after six successful seasons leading the Auburn Knights. Appino submitted his resignation last week. “I have reached a point in my career and life where the energy and enthusiasm needed to maintain that high-level position has eclipsed my ability and […]

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Injury-filled season costs Bell shot at RPS rushing record

An ankle injury cost Daqwuan Bell a chance at breaking the NIC-10 career rushing record, but the senior was able to finish in the top five all-time for District 205 running backs. Bell played in just four games this year, adding 281 yards to his career total. It was enough to become the first Auburn […]

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Auburn gets rematch with North in football playoffs

The Auburn Knights were awarded the No. 3 seed in the Class 6A football playoffs tonight by the IHSA, giving them a home game against a familiar opponent. The Knights (8-1) will take on Belvidere North, the 14 seed. The Blue Thunder impressively beat East, 20-6, at Swanson Stadium to get into the playoffs with […]

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Auburn freshman finishes state tennis tournament, 3-2

BUFFALO GROVE – Belen Nevenhoven, a Rockford Auburn freshman, finished her first trip to the IHSA Class 2A girls state tennis tournament 3-2. Nevenhoven lost her Saturday morning consolation quarterfinal to Lincolnshire Stevenson’s Zoe Taylor, 7-6, 6-3. Nevenhoven cruised into the round of 16 with a pair of 6-2, 6-1 victories Thursday. Friday, she ran […]

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Auburn freshman wins NIC-10 girls singles title

ROCKFORD – Belen Nevenhoven collected what promises to be a bevy of NIC-10 trophies Saturday, beating Boylan’s Natalie Muldowney for the No. 1 singles title, 6-0, 6-3. Nevenhoven is the No. 102 ranked junior female player, according to www.tennisrecruiting.net. She is the first District 205 player to win the NIC-10 singles since 2011 when Jessica […]

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Auburn runner second in Harlem CC Classic

Auburn’s Elle Maculan took second place at Saturday’s Harlem Cross Country Classic at Rock Cut State Park. Maculan ran the 2.5-mile course in 16:02, finishing 19 seconds behind Hampshire’s Sophia Oury. The next highest NIC-10 runner was Boylan’s Lindsey Zimmerman, who run the race in 17:06. Seventy-six runners from six schools competed Saturday. Auburn finished […]

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Auburn’s Bell breaks school rushing record

Senior Daqwuan Bell rushed for 113 yards in Friday night’s 41-0 win over Freeport, breaking a 19-year-old school record in the process. Bell’s night pushed his career rushing total to 2,031 yards. He ran past both Craig Rideout (1,929 yards in 1989 and 1990) and Terrell Goldsmith (1,955 yards in 1995, 1996 and 1997) to […]

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Rivets giving out VanVleet bobbleheads Friday

LOVES PARK – The Rockford Rivets are having a Fred VanVleet bobblehead giveaway Friday night for its game with the Fond du Lac Dock Spiders. The Rivets play in the Northwoods League, the longest running wood bat league for college players. The Rivets were 34-25 heading into Tuesday night’s play Friday’s game starts at 6:35 […]

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Keep up with Auburn boxer’s excellent German adventure

Auburn senior Angel Martinez is in Germany as part of Team USA in an international boxing tournament that runs from Aug. 1 through Aug. 5. Martinez is documenting his experiences in a blog for the Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. It’s been a big year for the most decorated Rockford amateur since Kenny Gould […]

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