Category: Brain Games

19 things to celebrate from 2019: No. 10 – Vincent Do dominates again

Auburn junior Vincent Do is simply the best high school chess player this area has ever seen. For the second straight year, Do dominated everyone he played at the IHSA state chess meet, going a perfect 7-0. He was one of just two players out of 125 to go undefeated on the state’s top chess […]

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19 things to celebrate from 2019: No. 16 – Auburn scholastic bowl

Auburn’s scholastic bowl team came within a question of winnings its third IHSA scholastic bowl state title. Instead, the Knights had to settle for finishing second for the seventh time after losing the IHSA Class 2A title match to Urbana University Laboratory High School, 430-390, in March. In April, Auburn senior Ethan Strombeck won the […]

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Auburn wins four events in Science Olympiad invitational

MACHESNEY PARK – Auburn students won four of 23 events in a 30-team Science Olympiad Invitational at Harlem High School this past Saturday. Overall, students from Auburn and Guilford brought home 29 medals. Jay Gupta, an Auburn sophomore, took first place in sounds of music and chem lab with AJ Bernardo, also a sophomore. Jillian […]

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Rockford Robotics getting some off-season work in this weekend

ROCKFORD – Rockford Robotics, a group of students from all Rockford Publics Schools high schools, will be among 32 teams competing this Saturday in the Rock River Robotics Off-Season Competition. The seventh annual competition takes place Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rock Valley College PE Center. FIRST Robotics is a national […]

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Auburn takes 8th in national scholastic bowl tournament

ATLANTA – Auburn High School’s scholastic bowl team tied for eighth place in a national competition this past weekend at the Atlanta Marriott Marquis. The team of Ethan Strombeck, Justin Abel, Leif Verace and Lilly Chavez went 12-4 overall to tie with Arcadia of California, Montgomery of Maryland and LASA of Austin, Texas. The Knights […]

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East brings home four top-six finishes in IHSA journalism

NORMAL – East’s journalism program had five students finish in the top six in four categories of the IHSA state journalism competition Friday at Heartland Community College. The IHSA holds statewide competitions in 18 different categories. Braulio Saucedo had the highest finish, taking third in info graphics. Saucedo’s finish is the best by East in […]

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Two Auburn students win Science Olympiad title

CHAMPAIGN – Junior Victoria Wu and sophomore Phuong Pham teamed up to win a state title in Saturday’s Illinois Science Olympiad at the University of Illinois. Fifty schools qualified teams for the Olympiad and they were broken into the A and AA divisions. Auburn had 23 students compete in the Olympiad and 13 finished fifth […]

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Auburn just misses third scholastic bowl state title

PEORIA – For the second straight year, Auburn hopes of a third state scholastic bowl title were dashed in a 430-390 loss. In 2017-2018, the Knights made it to the title match only to lose to Lincolnshire Stevenson, 430-390. Friday morning, Auburn reversed that loss by beating Stevenson, 480-380, in the final match of pool […]

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Auburn dominates scholastic bowl sectional

BELVIDERE – Auburn’s scholastic bowl state dynasty was never threatened Saturday as the Knights qualified for the IHSA state tournament for the 18th straight year. The Knights won their three Class AA sectional matches in dominating fashion, beating Crystal Lake Central, Belvidere and Burlington Central by a combined score of 2,290 to 190. Only the […]

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