Category: Boys Basketball

Former NIU, RVC coach Carl Armato to coach Guilford basketball

ROCKFORD – Rockford Public Schools announced today that Carl Armato will coach the Guilford boys basketball team in 2019-2020 pending school board approval. Armato was an assistant at Guilford at the beginning of this past season. He took over as interim coach on Jan. 31. The Vikings finished 18-14 for the season, the first winning […]

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RPS 205 hosting two major, multi-state basketball tournaments in June

ROCKFORD – Rockford Public Schools will be the host of two major high school basketball tournaments as the region positions itself as a mecca of NCAA Certified summer basketball competition. Last year, after the FBI announced that shoe companies were illegally funneling hundreds of thousands of dollars to amateur basketball players and their families, the […]

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NIC-10 All-Stars split Rising Stars

ROCKFORD – The Area All-Stars rallied from a 13-point deficit to pull off a rare 113-107 win over the NIC-10 boys in the 22nd annual Rising Stars Classic at Rock Valley College. RPS 205’s stars acquitted themselves quite well. Sha’Den Clanton hit 8-of-12 shots to lead the NIC-10 in scoring (18) and assists (7). Andres […]

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21 RPS students to play in first Rising Stars Classic middle school games

ROCKFORD – The 22nd annual Rising Stars Classic this next Saturday will be expanded to include middle school all-star games for the first time. Twenty-one RPS 201 middle-schoolers will be the Rockford all-star teams playing area all-stars. The girls middle school game will be at 4 p.m. at Rock Valley College, followed by the boys […]

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Ellis, Brookview win REBA titles

ROCKFORD – Ellis and Brookview claimed the top prizes of the REBA basketball tournaments, which wrapped up Monday at Auburn High School. Ellis was perhaps the most dominant team in all of REBA this year. The Eagles rolled through the regular season 12-0, winning by an average score of 40-14. In the REBA tournament, Ellis […]

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Rising Stars now going to feature future stars as well

ROCKFORD – For 22 years, the Rising Stars Classic pitting the top NIC-10 seniors against seniors from area conferences has served as the unofficial farewell to players we’ve watched grow up. This year, it also will serve as an introduction to stars of the future. The annual Rising Stars Classic is scheduled for March 30 […]

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Burnell ends up No. 2 in RPS 205 basketball scoring

ROCKFORD – After four stellar seasons at East, Chris Burnell’s name is all over the school record book. He looms pretty large over the entire district as well. Burnell ended up scoring 1,663 points in his East career. Only Auburn great Fred VanVleet, now in his third year with the Toronto Raptors of the NBA, […]

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Burnell’s MVP leads winter award winners

ROCKFORD – The NIC-10 all-conference boys basketball team was released today after the culmination of the IHSA basketball tournament and Chris Burnell was named conference MVP. It’s not a surprise. The four-year starter led the E-Rabs to a fourth-place finish in Class 4A and East shattered records for wins for East and the NIC-10. Chris […]

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Full East effort falls short against Chicago Curie

PEORIA – For the first time in this record-breaking season for the East E-Rabs, none of its “big three” were particularly sharp in the IHSA Class 4A third-place game. Yet, with 1:55 left to play, the E-Rabs trailed by just three, 56-53, after a layup by Andres Thompson because the rest of the East squad […]

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East can’t overcome historic shooting exhibition

PEORIA – The East E-Rabs will play for third place in the IHSA Class 4A state tournament Saturday after being outgunned, 94-82, by Evanston Friday. Evanston finished third in last year’s 4A tournament and to beat the Wildkits the E-Rabs needed to be firing on all cylinders. Seniors Chris Burnell and Sha’Den Clanton played inspired […]

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