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Auburn’s Lowe, Guilford swimmers among local highlights

The Rockford Register Star featured a Rockford Public School alum and two Guilford swimmers in outstanding features in the past week. Vederian Lowe, who helped pave the way for two NIC-10 football titles at Auburn, is making a strong case for an NFL career at his final season at Illinois. This past week, he graded […]

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Guilford edges Auburn for NIC-10 girls tennis title

MACHESNEY PARK – The Guilford Vikings won the 18th NIC-10 girls tennis championship in school history by upsetting the two-time defending champion Auburn Knights by 0.6 points Saturday. Auburn swept its conference dual meets, meaning it went into the NIC-10 meet with an advantage since every win earned the Knights two-tenths of a point. And […]

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Guilford golfers have solid first day at IHSA state tournaments

DECATUR – Guilford junior Kayla Sayyalinh kept slim state title hopes alive Friday by shooting a 75 Friday at Hickory Point in the first round of the IHSA Class 2A state tournament. trails Mia Natividad of Yorkville by five shots going into Saturday’s final round. Guilford senior Andrew Carey shot a 2-over-par 74 at The […]

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Auburn swimmers take 4th in J-Hawk Invitational

ROCKFORD – Auburn’s girls swimming team took fourth in the 11-team J-Hawk Invitational this past Saturday at Jefferson. The Knights were the second highest finishing NIC-10 team in the meet. Hononegah, the defending conference champions, came in second to Byron. Guilford finished sixth. East and Jefferson were 10th and 11th. Auburn had two second place […]

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Rockford girls golf wins regional

MACHESNEY PARK – Rockford’s girls co-op golf team sailed to a nine-stroke win this week in the IHSA 2A Harlem regional. Junior Kayla Sayyalinh was the main factor for the win. She was medalist, shooting a stellar 74. Freshman Leah Hunter was next 88 and Ashley Ferry, a sophomore, shot a 91. Rockford beat Belvidere’s […]

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Four RPS golfers advance to sectionals

MACHESNEY PARK – Four Rockford Public Schools golfers – one from each of the District 205 schools – advanced out of Wednesday’s IHSA Class 3A regional at Harlem. Alex Ferry of Auburn had the best round, shooting a 75 at Atwood Homestead Golf Course. Andrew Carey of Guilford and Ben Jensen of East advanced with […]

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Guilford to honor former track coach Lee Marks tonight!

ROCKFORD – Guilford will host a dedication ceremony tonight to rename its track in honor of legendary coach Lee Marks. Marks was the first African American to coach a varsity sport in the Rockford School District when he took over the Guilford track program in 1967. He made the honor last, coaching the Vikings track […]

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Record-setter to lead E-Rabs against Hononegah

ROCKFORD – Tyress Cunningham-Smart set a state record last week against Auburn with 8 1/2 sacks in East’s 26-8 win over the Knights. Not bad for someone who didn’t play football until his sophomore year. Rockford Register Star writer Matt Trowbridge detailed Cunningham-Smart’s remarkable rise in local football circles: “He almost didn’t play football. Now […]

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Champions Ball to return on Feb. 26!

Rockford Public Schools will bring back the Champions Ball and Hall of Fame – after a one-year coronavirus hiatus – on Feb. 26 at the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center beginning at 5 p.m. This will be the ninth Champions Ball event. It highlights the best and brightest athletes, coaches and contributors from District 205’s […]

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East, Auburn players shining through 3 weeks of football

An East running back leads the NIC-10 in rushing and an Auburn receiver is tops so far in receiving. The regular season is one-third finished and it’s moving time in the NIC-10. Teams that can thrive over the next three weeks will determine whether they will be playing beyond week nine. Sophomore Javius Catlin has […]

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