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Auburn girls basketball winning in classroom

The Auburn Knights girls basketball program is back on the rise in the first year under coach Darryl Watkins. Even more importantly, the girls are getting it done in the classroom as well. Auburn is 10-10 overall and 4-4 in the conference, a vast improvement over last year’s 6-22 record. Watkins on Friday posted even […]

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Auburn’s Martinez makes Sports Illustrated

Angel Martinez, the Rockford Auburn senior who is an Olympic boxing hopeful, will be in Sports Illustrated’s Faces in the Crowd in this week’s publication. Martinez won the USA Boxing 108-pound Youth title for 17-18-year-olds in December. It was his sixth national tournament title, which includes a men’s Golden Gloves championship. His latest victory qualified […]

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Auburn halts Boylan NIC-10 basketball winning streak

ROCKFORD – Yahmir Muhammad’s basket in the final seconds was just enough to give the Knights a 52-51 win over Boylan Friday night, halting a 41-game NIC-10 winning streak for the Titans. Auburn scored the game’s first 10 points, but Boylan rallied to take the lead in the fourth quarter. The teams traded the lead […]

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Auburn girls surpassed 2015-16 win total over Christmas

CHICAGO – Auburn’s girls basketball team blitzed the field in the Chicago Collins Holiday Tournament, improving to 9-9. The Knights topped Chicago Orr (79-18), Bulls College Prep (63-5), Chicago Crane (59-21), Chicago Comer (58-28), and Chicago Westinghouse in the title game (79-50). Serenity Potter and Nia Neal were named to the all-tournament teams. With the […]

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Auburn grads Cobb, Tyler having strong JUCO seasons

Former Rockford Auburn stars Nylek Cobb and Trayvon Tyler are having solid junior college seasons as they try to build on the Knights’ history of college basketball stars. Cobb was the second-leading scorer on the 2014-2015 Auburn team that won the NIC-10 with a perfect 16-0 mark and finished 29-2 overall. Three of Cobbs teammates […]

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Auburn all-conference boys basketball players

The Auburn Knights have had a number of outstanding basketball players since the school opened in the 1960s. Click here to see a list of all the first-team all-conference boys players in school history.

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Auburn grad stars on field and in class for UIC

CHICAGO – Auburn graduate Emily Valentine was named to the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) Academic All-District 5 Second Team for the University of Illinois-Chicago. The honor was announced in November. The sophomore defender for the Flames soccer program is carrying a perfect 4.0 grade-point average while enrolled as an economics major. It’s […]

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Auburn alum has solid season for Northern Iowa

Alfonzo Lambert recorded 25 tackles in 13 games in his redshirt freshman season for Northern Iowa. Lambert was a special mention all-NIC-10 linebacker for Auburn in 2014 and then a first team all-NIC-10 linebacker and conference devensiveĀ MVP for the Knights in 2015 when Auburn won 10 games for the first time in school history. The […]

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Auburn alum earns Big Ten All-Freshman mention

Vederian Lowe, who helped power Auburn High School to two NIC-10 football championships earning him a scholarship to the University of Illinois, was named as an honorable mention to BTN.com’s Big Ten All-Freshman team. Lowe played in eight games this season for Illinois, including starting seven of the final eight games at tackle. He’s the […]

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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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