Tag: NIC-10 Sports History Book

West’s hoops title teams

The 1954-1955 and 1955-1956 West basketball state champions were an amazing bunch of talent together in one collection. You can see the game-by-game results and scoring totals of each team – 1954-1955 and 1955-1956.

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2008 Baseball

A trio of baseball stars powered Guilford to second place – which hasn’t been matched since. Ziggie VanderWall ended up pitching for Southern Arkansas University and then for one season in professional independent ball. Cyrus Wimberly pitched for Valpairaso in NCAA Division 1 and then for Culver-Stockton College in NAIA. And Matt Heaslip pitched for the University of […]

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2001 Football

The East E-Rabs ended a long playoff drought in 2001 as conference rushing champion Steve Neely powered East to an IHSA quarterfinal appearance.

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1994 Boys Tennis

Two of the very best tennis players in conference history – Guilford’s Kevin Park and Freeport’s Derek Rasheed – came along at the same time. In the 1994 season, they met in the conference finals for the first time.

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1982 Baseball

In the long history of the NIC-10, Dan Scarpetta’s senior year is perhaps the most dominant as the future third-round draft pick of the Milwaukee Brewers carried Auburn nearly to the state tournament.

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1974 Girls Track & Field

West snapped a two-year East conference winning streak back in the early days of girls high school sports. The top talent was concentrated in the mile run.

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1971 Baseball

In any mythical NIC-10 baseball tournament, Rockford West’s 1971 state semifinal team would be a definite contender. The team boasted three first-team all-conference players, one second-team all-conference player and five honorable mentions. Two of West’s stars were drafted that June. Outfielder George Feeley was taken in the 6th round by the Kansas City Royals and […]

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2008 Boys Track & Field

East’s Keyeon Hopson was the top individual at a conference meet where District 205 athletes won five events and one relay.

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2007 Boys Track & Field

Blazing Brandon Goldsmith and King Viktorr Imani stole the show in the annual conference track meet, leading Auburn to a second place showing. In all, District 205 athletes won nine events and two relays.

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Breakout athletes: Brad Benjamin, Guilford

In the long history of the NIC-10, only one golfer has played in two of the four major professional golf championships … Brad Benjamin of Guilford.

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