Tag: Rockford School District

Distance runners excelled at AAU indoor meet

ROCKFORD – More than 500 athletes filled the Auburn field house this past weekend for the Northern AAU National Indoor Championship and one District 205 runner came away with a title. Jonah Garcia of Auburn took first place in the 16-year-old 1,500 meters. Garcia, running for Rockford FIRE Track Club ran the race in 4:28.91, […]

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East’s Gowan, Jefferson’s Dixon join 1,000-point club

Quillin Dixon of Jefferson and Scott Gowan of East each passed 1,000-career points this weekend in their respective MLK tournaments. Gowan scored 69 points in five games in the Galesburg MLK, which East won with a 4-1 record. Gowan, a four-year varsity player and three-year starter, is the 11th E-Rab boys basketball player to hit […]

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E-Rabs win Galesburg MLK tournament

GALESBURG – The East E-Rabs went 4-1 to win the Galesburg MLK tournament, improving the team’s overall record to 14-7. East, which is tied for third in the NIC-10 race at 6-2, won four games by blowout margins over Galesburg, Dunlap, Maine South and Minooka. Only a two-point loss to Peoria Saturday morning kept the […]

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Auburn’s Johnson wins two J-Hawk Invitational events

ROCKFORD – Auburn’s Mitchell Johnson starred in Saturday’s J-Hawk Swimming Invitation. Johnson won the 200-yard individual medley and the 100-yard breaststroke. It was an impressive showing considering there were 13 swimming teams at Jefferson, including such powers as Cary-Grove, Sterling and Byron. Zane Edleman of Auburn took fourth in the 100-yard backstroke. The top RPS […]

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Auburn, Guilford advance in IHSA boys bowling

Auburn’s boys bowling team finished second in Saturday’s IHSA boys bowling regional in Sycamore and Guilford took third at the Hononegah regional. Those two teams advance to the sectionals along with two bowlers from Jefferson and another from East. In Sycamore, Freeport won the regional with a score of 6,326, while Auburn was next with […]

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Guilford takes fifth in Northern Illinois Chess League

Guilford’s chess team finished fifth overall out of 15 teams in the Northern Illinois Chess League (NICL) conference tournament at Jefferson Saturday afternoon. It was a busy day at Jefferson. The J-Hawks were hosting their annual J-Hawk MLK Showcase in the basketball gym, its annual swimming invitational and the NICL chess tournament. Jeremiah Davis was […]

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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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District 205 boys hoops team on historic pace

Heading into the MLK tournaments weekend, the Rockford Public Schools’ boys basketball team are tracking to have their most dominant season in the NIC-10 since Hononegah joined the conference in 1982-1983. Jefferson is in first place at 7-1, while East and Auburn are tied for third at 6-2. The sophomore-junior-dominated Guilford Vikings are an improving […]

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Hecox challenges RVC scoring record in win

ROCKFORD – Rockford East graduate Madi Hecox exploded for 36 points in a 128-32 win by Rock Valley College over Wilbur Wright College Wednesday night. Hecox made 16 of 27 shots and three free throws. The school record for a single game is 40 points,┬áset last year by Tierra McGowan. Hecox, who picked RVC over […]

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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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