Category: Boys Basketball

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Boys Basketball NIC-10 Overall Guilford 1-0 4-1 Auburn 1-0 3-2 East 1-0 3-2 Jefferson 0-1 4-1 Girls Basketball NIC-10 Overall Guilford 0-0 4-1 Auburn 0-0 2-3 East 0-1 0-5 Jefferson 0-1 0-6

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RPS teams go 11-5 in 205 Tip-Off Classic

ROCKFORD – Boys basketball has been the strongest sport for Rockford School District athletics for the past 10 years. Auburn, East, Guilford and Jefferson have combined to win at least 50 percent of their conference games every year since the 2008-2009 season. Jefferson, Auburn and East have all won conference titles in that span and […]

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Hoops season kicks off tonight with 205 Tip-Off Classic

ROCKFORD – Girls basketball began play two weeks ago, but boys basketball starts tonight with the sixth annual 205 Tip-Off Classic. Games start tonight at Auburn and Jefferson high schools. The Tip-Off Classic drew a strong contingent of Chicago teams along with tournament stalwarts Indianapolis Pike and Hollywood McArthur of Florida. The McArthur Mustangs actually […]

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Teams to watch in 205 Tip-Off Classic

We’re a month away from the beginning of basketball season. In Rockford, that means its time to enjoy the 205 Tip-Off Classic. Here are the teams to watch.

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Auburn’s VanVleet has big NBA opening night

TORONTO – Fred VanVleet, the Rockford Auburn graduate who helped power the Toronto Raptors to last season’s NBA title, showed on opening night that he’s ready for an even bigger role. The Raptors opened the NBA season Tuesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. VanVleet, one of the NBA’s top reserves the past two seasons, […]

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RPS 205 announces 6th annual Tip-Off Classic

The sixth annual RPS 205 Tip-Off Classic is set for the last week of November. The national boys basketball tournament has grown each year and features 12 teams from three states playing in a total of 25 games. East High School won the 2018 Tip-Off Classic . All four RPS 205 high schools – Auburn, […]

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NBA star helps more than 300 get ready for school

ROCKFORD – Auburn graduate Fred VanVleet, who has had a whirlwind summer after starring in the Toronto Raptors’ NBA championship season, gave away more than 300 backpacks full of school supplies Friday. It was the second straight year that VanVleet helped kids get ready for school by donating FVV red-and-black packpacks.  School starts Tuesday for […]

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Auburn’s VanVleet happy to give back

ROCKFORD – Fred VanVleet, who led the Auburn Knights to third place in the 2012 IHSA Class 4A state tournament and did that one better by leading the Toronto Raptors to the NBA championship this past June, kicks off his third annual FVV Fan Fest and Summer Camp tonight at 5 p.m. VanVleet met with […]

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Guilford shows it’s a contender with strong Showcase play

ROCKFORD – The Guilford Vikings went 5-1 in the Chicagoland Summer Showcase II, serving notice that they will be in the mix for their first NIC-10 basketball title since the 1999-2000 season. The Vikings knocked off Chicago Prosser, Verona (Wisconsin), Chicago Hansberry College Prep, Wauwatosa (Wisconsin) West and Rockford Christian before finally falling to Zion-Benton, […]

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Rockford packs downtown to celebrate Fred VanVleet

ROCKFORD – Auburn graduate Fred VanVleet has always been a fan favorite in Rockford, but over the last two months he became part of the international conversation as he played an integral part in leading the Toronto Raptors to an NBA championship. Saturday, though, he was back in Rockford soaking up the local love as […]

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