Category: Boys Basketball

East’s Burnell comes up big against Auburn, nears record

ROCKFORD – Chris Burnell has been content to be the playmaker for the undefeated East E-Rabs so far this year, but Friday night the senior showed that he can be the lead dog when necessary. East knocked off Auburn, 65-61, to move to 6-0 in the NIC-10 and 10-0 overall. It was the first game […]

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Winning isn’t everything

East’s boys basketball team is off to its best start in decades, but it’s some comments from referees that is most gratifying to coach Roy Sackmaster.

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NIC-10 boys basketball standings

  School Conference Overall Rockford East 5-0 9-0 Machesney Park Harlem 4-1 6-4 Rockford Jefferson 3-2 6-3 Boylan Catholic 3-2 5-4 Rockton Hononegah 3-2 4-5 Rockford Guilford 2-2 5-3 Rockford Auburn 2-2 4-4 Freeport 2-3 2-7 Belvidere North 1-4 3-6 Belvidere 0-5 0-9  

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Jefferson bounces Boylan

ROCKFORD – The Jefferson J-Hawks rallied from 11 points down in the third quarter to beat Boylan, 58-56, at Jefferson. The J-Hawks raced out to a 14-4 lead in the first quarter. Junior point guard George Williams, though, picked up his second foul at the end of the first quarter on a charging call. Without […]

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East, Jefferson looking to build on NIC-10 success

The Rockford School District boys basketball programs in 2017-2018 had their strongest season since the 1999-2000 season – and East, Guilford, Jefferson and Auburn are off to stronger starts in 2018-2019. Last year, the four schools combined to go 42-22 in the NIC-10. Jefferson tied for the title at 13-3, Auburn finished third at 12-4 […]

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Why Guilford High School?

In the city of Rockford, your high school options are many. With the various academies, a student can choose any of the four District 205 schools and there are several private schools actively looking for more students. The Hood family breaks down why they feel Guilford is “school of choice” for their son, Tyler, in […]

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East takes command in NIC-10

ROCKFORD – The East E-Rabs rallied from a five-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Boylan Titans, 59-50, Wednesday night, moving into first place alone in the NIC-10. The Titans were able to contain Sha’den Clanton, holding him to six points. But Sincere Parker exploded for 27 and Chris Burnell, now the team’s point guard, scored […]

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East pulls away from Jefferson, 205 goes 3-1 for the night

ROCKFORD – Chris Burnell went on a scoring spree to steady the East E-Rabs early and then delivered late as the E-Rabs pulled away for a 68-47 win at Jefferson. The J-Hawks jumped out to a 9-2 lead and were determined to keep East shooting guard Sincere Parker under wraps. Jefferson concentrated on Parker, who […]

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205 Tip-Off All-Classic teams

First Team Jakob Alamudun Huntington Beach Marina Joshua Ausler Rockford Auburn Sha’den Clanton Rockford East Ahmoni Jones Indianapolis Pike Sincere Parker Rockford East Second Team Chris Burnell Rockford East Latrell Graham Rockford Jefferson Jasen Graves Indianapolis Pike Jordan Howard Hollywood McArthur Jamil Jones Rockford Guilford

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East dominance, District 205 depth shown off in Tip-Off Classic

ROCKFORD – East High School rolled through four opponents from Illinois, Indiana and California this week to become the first Rockford Public School to win the 205 Tip-Off Classic since Auburn in 2014. The E-Rabs weren’t the only ones to impress, though. Auburn, East, Guilford and Jefferson combined to go 12-4, the best combined showing […]

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