Category: Boys Basketball

Jefferson looks to build record in MLK Showcase

ROCKFORD – The Jefferson J-Hawks are the marquee team in its own 7th annual J-Hawk MLK Showcase, which tips off tomorrow. The Saturday-Monday hoops extravaganza features both varsity and sophomore basketball. Nine different varsity squads will play at least one game over the two days.  Of the nine schools, Jefferson appears to be the biggest […]

Leave Your Comments »

Winter Sports Records

Boys Basketball NIC-10 Overall Jefferson 7-2 18-3 East 6-2 13-8 Auburn 7-3 11-10 Guilford 5-5 12-10 Girls Basketball NIC-10 Overall Auburn 11-1 19-5 Guilford 7-5 15-7 East 2-8 4-18 Jefferson 2-10 2-15

Leave Your Comments »

19 things to celebrate from 2019: No. 1 – Auburn great becomes world champion

Fred VanVleet hasn’t played for Auburn High School since 2012 and his remarkable rise in the basketball world is almost like old news. But VanVleet outdid himself in 2019 on the biggest stage in the basketball world. VanVleet’s Toronto Raptors won the NBA title – the first in that franshise’s history – and you could […]

Leave Your Comments »

19 things to celebrate from 2019: No. 2 – East’s state run

The East E-Rabs had a number of storylines in the 2018-2019 season. The E-Rabs won the NIC-10 boys basketball title for the first time in 38 seasons. They set a school record with 34 wins. They went a perfect 18-0 in the NIC-10, just the second team – and first by an RPS school – […]

Leave Your Comments »

Boys NIC-10 race an all-RPS affair

ROCKFORD – The four Rockford Public Schools boys basketball programs head into the New Years break in a rare circumstance, they are the top four teams in the NIC-10 race. The fact that Guilford (4-2) and Jefferson (4-2) are competing for conference championship isn’t a surprise. Both teams returned all of their top scorers from […]

Leave Your Comments »

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 […]

Leave Your Comments »

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 […]

Leave Your Comments »

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 […]

Leave Your Comments »

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 […]

Leave Your Comments »

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.

Leave Your Comments »

Vertical timeline with funding highlights