Tag: NIC-10 Sports History Book

NIC-10 Trivia night to raise money for sports programs

If you remember the names Lee Lampley, Lisa Coole and Leonard Bell, you could win a significant chunk of money for a sports program you support. Click here to sign up for the inaugural NIC-10 Trivia Championship on Dec. 7 at Owly Oop Sports Pub to benefit the Rockford Sports Coalition. The cost is $100 per team of […]

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1991 Girls Basketball

When was the last time a District 205 team won the NIC-10 girls basketball title? That would be the 1990-1991 season when Adrienne Jefferson and Carrie Coffman led the Jefferson J-Hawks to state with a 26-4 record. The 1990-1991 J-Hawks will be inducted into the RPS Athletic Hall of Fame in 2018.

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1985 Boys Cross Country

Before Noah Friske and Jordan Van Barriger, the last time an East runner won the NIC-10 boys cross country race was Rick Gasparini in 1985.

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2005 Boys Cross Country

The J-Hawks didn’t have any of the top runners in the NIC-9 in 2005, but it had most of the very good ones as the J-Hawks captured the NIC-9 Boys Cross Country meet. This is the last boys cross country conference title for District 205. The closest Rockford Public Schools has come since was 2007 […]

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1996 Girls Volleyball

In 2016, Guilford tied for first in NIC-10 volleyball. It marked the first time that Guilford had won or shared a conference volleyball title since 1996.

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2005 Boys Cross Country

Jefferson won the last NIC-10 boys cross country team title for District 205 in 2005, powered by three J-Hawks finishing in the top 10.

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1980 Girls Volleyball

In the early days of girls volleyball, under coach Chris Knodle, Rockford East was the Big Nine volleyball power. Her E-Rabs won back-to-back conference titles in 1979 and 1980.

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2009-2010 Girls Basketball

In a year where the conference was loaded with NCAA Division 1 basketball talent, Auburn’s Tierny Austin was the best of the best in leading the Knights to a 13-3 mark.

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1980 Girls Cross Country

The incomparable Jenny Spangler, who would go on to be a NCAA All-American in both track and cross country for the University of Iowa and qualify for the 1996 Olympic Games in the marathon, dominated the girls cross country season for Guilford, leading the Vikings to third in the IHSA.

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2007 Boys Cross Country

Jordan Van Barriger’s NIC-10 boys cross country title in 2016 for East was the first for District 205 since 2007 when Denis Baliga won the race for Auburn.

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