Category: Baseball

RPS 205 sophomores top NIC-10 in hitting

ROCKFORD – Guilford second baseman Christopher Pass was the only RPS 205 baseball player to make first team All-NIC-10 in baseball. It was a bit of surprise that he wasn’t joined by East’s Hunter Scanlon, who led the NIC-10 in batting. Scanlon was named special mention as an outfielder. Regardless of the vote, it’s going […]

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Softball, baseball and volleyball playoffs underway

ROCKFORD – The Jefferson J-Hawks picked up their second win of the season, edging East, 4-3, in the first game of the IHSA 4A baseball playoffs. The J-Hawks play the No. 1 seed, Huntley, on Wednesday in DeKalb. Guilford ended Auburn’s strong season with a 4-2 win on Monday. The Vikings will take on NIC-10 […]

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NIC-10 Baseball Standings

School Conf. Overall Rockton Hononegah 16-1 21-7 Machesney Park Harlem 14-4 17-13 Freeport 12-4-1 18-8-1 Boylan Catholic 13-5 21-13-1 Belvidere North 11-5-1 17-10-1 Rockford Auburn 8-10 9-11 Belvidere 4-13 4-18 Rockford Guilford 4-14 4-18 Rockford East 3-14 3-14 Rockford Jefferson 1-16 1-16

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Past meets future at Champions Ball

ROCKFORD – The seventh annual RPS Champions Ball & Hall of Fame drew a full house to the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center to hear inductees extol the virtue of teamwork and humility. On Saturday, basketball star Skip Thoren; football, basketball and track standout Bobby Anderson; All-American Girls Professional Baseball League star Jean Cione; swimmers […]

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Register Star featuring RPS Hall of Famers

ROCKFORD – The 7th annual RPS Champions Ball and Hall of Fame is this Saturday and this year’s class is as varied and storied as past inductees. This year’s group features: The first inductee from the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League. The only ABA or NBA all-star to come out of the NIC-10. A three-sport […]

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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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