Category: Baseball

District 205’s top 20 moments/milestones of 2018

Lists are always a popular thing to compile and publish at the end of the year. It’s easy to forget the day-to-day triumphs as the weeks go by. Every day, Rockford Public Schools athletes are getting up early and dedicating themselves to getting better. You can see it by the progress on the field and […]

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Congratulations Scott Gowan on NIC-10 baseball MVP

Six District 205 players were named 1st Team All-NIC-10 in baseball, led by East senior Scott Gowan, who was named MVP. The first teamers were: Martavian Adams, East, senior, outfield Brandon Folk, East, senior, pitcher/outfielder Scott Gowan, East, senior, pitcher/shortstop Jordin Lee, East, senior, outfield Brandon Raum, East, senior, pitcher Troy Swanson, Guilford, senior, third […]

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Tracking progress – trophy cases beginning to fill up

If you ask anyone involved with Rockford Public Schools athletics if they are satisfied with where the sports programs stand, the answer is likely to be no. But if you look at the increasing number of milestones passed in the past couple of years, it is fair to say that District 205 is making progress […]

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Guilford baseball adds to District 205 trophy hall

The Guilford Vikings won its first baseball regional title since 2007, winning a 2-1 thriller behind another stellar pitching performance. Jake Klekamp through a complete game, three-hitter for the Vikings, striking out eight, leading Guilford over DeKalb Saturday morning. The win improved Klekamp to 5-2 on the year and the Vikings to 14-11 overall. It […]

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Klein too much for E-Rabs

In baseball, a famous saying is momentum is your next starting pitcher and there was a perfect example Thursday afternoon. The East E-Rabs ended a 22-year NIC-10 baseball title drought by going 17-1 in conference play this year. They’ll keep that honor forever. Thursday though, East ran into Rockford Guilford’s Max Klein, who signed a […]

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Guilford pitcher signs with Indiana State

Max Klein, a left-handed pitcher for Guilford, on Monday signed a scholarship to play for Indiana State, an NCAA Division 1 program. Klein led the Vikings to a 9-9 conference record and 12-11 overall. The Vikings play Rockford East in the IHSA regionals on Thursday. The Sycamores are 29-22 this season.

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E-Rabs beat Harlem to clinch NIC-10 baseball crown

The East E-Rabs won their fourth game in four days to clinch the school’s first NIC-10 baseball title in 22 years. Saturday morning, East knocked off Harlem in a 5-4 thriller to give them a 17-1 conference record, edging Hononegah, which finished 16-2. Scott Gowan picked up the win in relief and Brandon Folk drove […]

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NIC-10 Baseball Standings

School Conf. Overall Rockford East 17-1 21-4 Rockton Hononegah 16-2 22-10 Machesney Park Harlem 11-7 16-14 Freeport 10-8 16-12 Rockford Guilford 9-9 14-12 Belvidere North 9-9 13-17 Rockford Boylan 9-9 16-17 Belvidere 6-12 7-16 Rockford Jefferson 2-16 2-17 Rockford Auburn 1-17 1-18

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East takes control of NIC-10 baseball race

The East E-Rabs moved a big step closer to winning the first NIC-10 baseball title for District 205 since 1997. East and Hononegah entered the day each with one loss in conference play. The E-Rabs handily put down the visiting Indians, winning 6-0 behind a four-hit, complete game effort by Preston Bagley. Casey Kiefler drove […]

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East puts three on all-NIC-10 baseball, softball teams

Two East E-Rab juniors, Brandon Folk and Scott Gowan, were named first team all-NIC-10 in baseball, while Madi Hecox made first-team all-NIC-10 for East in softball. Folk played outfield and pitched for East, which went 10-7 in the NIC-10, good for fifth, while Gowan pitched and played shortstop. Two other Rockford Public Schools players joined […]

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