Tag: NIC-10 Sports History Book

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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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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