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Jefferson, East keep boys basketball title hopes alive

ROCKFORD – The Jefferson J-Hawks maintained its lead in Division B of the NIC-10 with a beatdown 59-28 beatdown of winless Belvidere. Seniors Antonio Leavy and Latrell Graham led the way with 14 and 11 points in limited minutes and Jemere Jefferson added 10. BONUS READING: WREX Athlete of the Week – Antonio Leavy. The […]

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Rising J-Hawks girls program tops Freeport

The Jefferson J-Hawks’ girls basketball team improved to 3-3 in the NIC-10 with a 56-35 win over Freeport Tuesday night. Senior Camron Blank led Jefferson with 26 points. Blank had 16 of those in the first half when the J-Hawks were building a 29-15 lead. Karley Colson added 15 points and Alexis Trousdale had 10.¬† […]

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1997 East crowned greatest NIC-10 wrestling team

ROCKFORD – The Rockford Register Star recruited seven area wrestling experts to have a mythical NIC-10 wrestling meet. Four of the 10 teams were from Rockford Public Schools – 1980 Jefferson, and 1975, 1987, 1997 teams from East High School. The Register Star published the results of the meet Sunday and this group of judges […]

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J-Hawks extend division lead in boys basketball

ROCKFORD – Jefferson added to its lead in the NIC-10 boys basketball Division B race with an easy 64-37 win over winless Belvidere. Latrell Graham led Jefferson with 16 points and five assists in just 20 minutes as 11 different J-Hawks scored. Jemere Jefferson added 14. Hononegah is the only other undefeated team in Division […]

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Guilford swimmer brightens seniors’ Valentine’s Day

ROCKFORD – The Superintendent’s Student Advisory Council worked with students at Thurgood Marshall Elementary School to brighten the days for residents at Siena on Brendenwood. The students at Marshall created hundreds of hand made Valentine’s, which were delivered by the advisory council. Among the students making the deliveries was Ella Gasparini, a member of the […]

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Two girls matchups tonight to be key in title run

Two surprising NIC-10 girls teams take on two established powers tonight. How they turn out may be key in short-season title races. Auburn (2-1) hosts the Harlem Huskies (4-0). Although Harlem has been a consistent contender, the Huskies haven’t won the NIC-10 since 1999. Auburn is the defending NIC-10 champions and, in a pandemic-shortened season, […]

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RPS Schedule

Friday, February 26Bowling: Jefferson boys and girls vs. Freeport at Cherry Bowl, 4 p.m.¬†Saturday, February 27Boys Swimming: Guilford vs. DeKalb at Huntley Middle School, 10 a.m.Girls Basketball: Hononegah at East, 11:30 a.m.; Auburn at Freeport, 11:30 a.m.; Boylan at Jefferson, 1 p.m.; Guilford at Harlem, 11:30 a.m.Boys Basketball: East at Hononegah, 1 p.m.; Harlem at […]

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Former Auburn bowler in national legal spotlight

CHICAGO – Keenan Saulter, who bowled on Auburn’s bowling team in the 1990s, is the attorney representing a Chicago woman whose home was wrongly raided in 2019 by the Chicago Police Department. Keenan Saulter is representing Anjanette Young, whose home was raided by Chicago police nearly two years ago based on faulty information from an […]

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Guilford duo make D1 college debuts

Two players who helped lift Guilford from the bottom of the NIC-10 in basketball have made their NCAA Division I debuts this month. One was expected. The other a bit of a surprise. On Tuesday, Monmouth University of New Jersey finally got its season underway, losing to Hofstra, 96-88. Guilford’s Jack Holmstrom got three minutes […]

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Auburn grad Lowe named honorable mention All-Big 10

Auburn graduate Vederian Lowe earned his secon postseason award at the University of Illinois by being named an honorable mention All-Big 10 offensive lineman. Lowe finished his fourth season as a starter for the Illini. He has played in 40 of his 44 career games for Illinois, starting 39, the last 33 in a row. […]

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