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East soccer star heading back to Oklahoma

Brittany Sula, a former standout goalie for East High School, just started a new role as General Manager of Premium at Levy Restaurants at the University of Oklahoma. Although it’s a new role, it’s not a new company for Brittany. She earned a bachelor’s degree in foods, nutrition and wellness studies from Bradley University in […]

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Former Guilford soccer star climbing the financial ladder

Phillip Ianno, a two-time All-NIC-10 soccer player at Guilford, was promoted to Business Architect, Vice President at HTLF in Dubuque, Iowa. HTLF, is an $18.4 billion bank holding company that was formerly known as Heartland Financial USA. Illinois Bank & Trust is among the dozens of banks that HTLF owns. Ianno joined HTLF in 2012, […]

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Former Jefferson volleyball star climbing fast in Louisiana charter school system

BATON ROUGE, La. – Elise Gilbert, a former Jefferson volleyball standout, was promoted to vice president of talent management IDEA Public Schools in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. IDEA Public Schools is a Texas-based charter school system that is growing rapidly in Louisiana. IDEA currently has two schools in Louisiana and is building a third, scheduled to […]

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East, Guilford take second, third in basketball summer league tournament

If the East Varsity Summer League is any indication, Rockford Public Schools teams should be in the mix for another NIC-10 boys basketball title this winter. East, which won the NIC-10 this past season, held off a late Harlem rally to beat the Huskies, 55-54, to advance to the summer league title game. There, the […]

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Last list for 2021 – all the RPS spring all-conference athletes

ROCKFORD – Five Rockford Public Schools athletes were named MVPs in spring sports, a strong showing to end a very strange year for athletes around the country. Chris Park and doubles teammates Drew Lican and Sharan Kamaraj were the MVPs in boys tennis for the conference champion Auburn Knights. Super sophomore Michelle Gasmund was girls […]

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Chicagoland Summer Showcase tips off tonight

ROCKFORD – The Chicagoland Summer Showcase, featuring 52 varsity basketball teams from six states starts tonight at 5:30 p.m. at UW Health Sports Factory. The tournament is an NCAA live event, allowing college basketball coaches of all levels to watch and interact with the next generation of talent.  The local teams include Hononegah, Harlem, Lutheran, […]

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East, Guilford best RPS bets in summer league tournament

East and Guilford finished up varsity summer league play at 5-3 and will open on opposite sides of the bracket in next week’s championship tournament. The three-week “regular season” wrapped up Tuesday night at East High School. The E-Rabs lost to Belvidere North, 42-36, but then rebounded to edge Harlem, 36-34. Guilford lost its first […]

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Luster, Muhammad bring back state track medals

A’Tiq Muhammad and Makarious Luster ended a medals drought for Rockford Public Schools at the IHSA 3A state track meet. Muhammad and Luster each brought back sixth-place medals, the first medals won by RPS athletes since 2017 when Kevion Polk finished sixth in the triple jump. Guilford’s Muhammad soared to sixth place in the long […]

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Summer showcase tournament opens up to more states

ROCKFORD – With coronavirus cases dropping rapidly as vaccination rates rise, the NCAA has opened up the number of states that can have teams play in the second Chicagoland Summer Showcase. The June 25-27 event now is open to teams from Illinois, Wisconsin, Michigan, Nebraska, Missouri and Ohio high schools. Rockford hosted two Showcases in […]

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Vikings claim boys volleyball regional title

MACHESNEY PARK – The Guilford Vikings swept Auburn,  25-21, 25-19, to win the IHSA Harlem regional. The Vikings reached the regional final by dominating Harlem,  25-10, 25-13, on Tuesday, while Auburn upset Boylan, 25-12, 24-26, 25-21. That set up an all-RPS regional final. Guilford’s win was its third regional title since boys volleyball became a […]

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