Tag: Auburn

Keeping up with your coaches: Jan Ford

Many coaches have the calling at a young age. Some fill a need and stick with it. That’s the story of Jan Ford, the varsity girls volleyball coach at Auburn. The Inglewood, California-native began coaching because her daughter’s middle school needed a volleyball coach. She has stuck with it for nine seasons, the past four […]

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Auburn senior adds another impressive boxing title

Rockford Auburn’s Angel Martinez added a Junior Olympics title to his growing array of medals. Martinez won a USA Boxing National Championship back in December in Kansas City then followed it up with a National Golden Gloves title in Lafayette, Louisiana, in May. This past weekend, he was in Charleston, South Carolina, for the 2017 […]

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Keeping up with your coaches: Martin Contreras

Marty Contreras is a 1994 Auburn high school graduating who is now the head girls cross country coach and assistant boys and girls track and field coach at his alma mater. Here’s a little more about Marty: Full-time Job: Para-professional at Haskell Elementary Family: The Daskams: Emma 6, Hailey 5, Molly 2 months, Bella 2, […]

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Keeping up with your coaches: Kevin Anderson

Kevin Anderson is a 1985 Rockford West graduate who just finished his second year running the track program at Auburn, Rockford’s only remaining public high school on the west side. Here’s a little more about Kevin: Full-time Job: Student Advocate in Families in Transition program for the Rockford Public Schools. Family: Two sons, Keaton Anderson […]

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2017 Auburn football schedule

Date Game Aug. 25 Auburn at Freeport Sept. 1 East at Auburn Sept. 8 Boylan at Auburn Sept. 15 Auburn at Belvidere North Sept. 22 Belvidere at Auburn Sept. 29 Jefferson at Auburn Oct. 6 Auburn at Hononegah Oct. 13 Auburn at Harlem Oct. 20 Guilford at Auburn

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Auburn track star takes her talents south

Allie McCoy, Auburn’s record-setting shot put and discus star, was the last member of the 2016-2017 graduating class to sign a letter of intent to compete in college, but the wait was worth it. McCoy signed a scholarship to attend Southern A&M University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Southern is a historically black university that competes […]

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Auburn singles stars advance in IHSA boys tennis tournament

Auburn’s Tytus Metzler and Quinten Nevenhoven easily advanced in Thursday’s opening rounds of the IHSA 2A Boys Tennis Tournament. Metzler, a three-time NIC-10 champion, topped Josh Teggatz of Rock Island, 6-0, 6-0, and Will Zordani of Lake Forest, 6-0, 6-1. Nevenhoven, a sopomore who lost to Metzler in last week’s sectional finals, beat Nikhil Piska of […]

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First Fred VanVleet camp coming this summer

Rockford Auburn graduate Fred VanVleet, who completed his first NBA season with the Toronto Raptors will host the Fred VanVleet Summer Camp and Fan Fast on June 23-25 at the UW Health Sports Factory. “Giving back to the community is important to me. I hope through the FVV Summer Camp that we can impart some […]

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Auburn’s Metzler starts new tennis streak for RPS

Auburn senior Tytus Metzler won his third NIC-10 singles tennis title in four years, knocking off Belvidere North’s Anderson Park, 6-2, 7-5, Saturday. It was revenge for Metzler, whose loss to Park in last year’s conference title kept him from joining a rare list of players who won four conference singles titles. Park’s win last […]

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Auburn brings in Rock Valley assistant as girls basketball coach

Darryl Watkins, a 2007 Rockford Auburn graduate, will take over as Auburn’s varsity girls basketball coach for the 2017-2018 season, pending approval from the Rockford School Board. Watkins was a point guard for Auburn coach Brian Ott, finishing in the top 10 in the NIC-10 assists in his senior year for the first winning team […]

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