Category: Basketball

Chicagoland Summer Showcase postponed because of COVID-19

ROCKFORD – The second annual Chicagoland Summer Showcase was postponed indefinitely this week because of COVID-19. Rockford Public Schools was selected to host an event that was expected to hundreds of recruits hoping to impress college coaches on June 26-28. The school district was forced to postpone the event after the NCAA extended its “dead […]

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NIC-10 titles will have to roll through Rumble

ROCKFORD – The annual Rumble in the Rock at Rock Valley College showcases much of top Rockford basketball talent from ages 16 through 20. This year’s Rumble, on February, may also help decided both the boys and girls NIC-10 title races. Three weeks into the basketball season, three Rockford Public Schools teams are tied for […]

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Four RPS greats to be added to Illinois hoops hall of fame

ROCKFORD – Four Rockford Public Schools greats are among the five NIC-10 basketball stars that will be added to the Illinois Basketball Coaches Association Hall of Fame in Springfield. The IBCA announced the honorees Friday and it includes Carrie Coffman of Jefferson, Andre Goode of East and Ernie Kent and Bob Slaughter of West. Those […]

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East grad leads RVC to national tournament

ROCKFORD – A day after Chris Burnell led the East E-Rabs to a regional title, older brother Charles led the Rock Valley College Golden Eagles to the NJCAA Division III national tournament. Burnell, a 2017 East graduate, scored 16 points in 25 minutes to power RVC over Columbus State, 73-70, Saturday afternoon. Burnell hit four […]

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Seventh RPS 205 Hall of Fame class full of firsts

Record setting swimmers and basketball players, West’s greatest football team and a Rockford Peach are among the historic seventh classes of inductees into the RPS 205 Athletic Hall of Fame. The District on Monday released the athletes and coaches who will be inducted on Feb. 23, 2019, at the Champions Ball and Athletic Hall of […]

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Flinn girls shine in RRAC Jamboree

The Flinn Falcons’ seventh- and eighth-grade girls basketball teams went undefeated Saturday at Guilford High School on the first day of the RRAC Jamboree to kick off the middle school basketball season. Flinn’s eighth-grade team beat Kennedy, 42-14, and Lincoln, 33-2. Paige Alms and Mackenzie Turley were the scoring stars for the Falcons. Alms scored […]

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North Chicago, 3A powerhouse, commits to 205 Tip-Off Classic

The North Chicago Warhawks, which have won IHSA 3A regional title and advanced to state three times in 13 years under coach Gerald Coleman, will be playing in the 205 Tip-Off Classic for the first time, the Rockford School District announced today. North Chicago is the new face out of three Chicago-area schools playing in […]

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Auburn grad makes NBA summer league roster

The greatest backcourt in NIC-10 history never played an official game together. Marcus Posley transferred to Auburn his senior year and would have teamed up with current Toronto Raptor Fred Van Vleet. Unfortunately, the IHSA ruled that Posley had to sit out his senior season so Posley practiced with the team and watched Van Vleet […]

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East wins summer league tourney with late burst

The East E-Rabs scored the final 11 points to beat Beloit Memorial in the finals of the East Varsity Summer League tournament, 51-43. It was a balanced effort for East with Josh Crawford scoring 10 points and Chris Burnell, Markarious Luster and Sincere Parker adding nine each. East knocked off Belvidere North, 45-35, to reach […]

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East, Auburn in summer league semifinals

East and Auburn both advanced to tonight’s semifinals of the Rockford East Summer League tournament, keeping hopes alive for an all-District 205 final. The E-Rabs crushed both Belvidere, 79-38, and Winnebago, 77-53, to advance to tonight’s semifinal game at 6 p.m. in the main gym. East will play a surprise semifinalist in Belvidere North. The […]

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