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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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Auburn cruises to its 19th straight scholastic bowl regional

ROCKFORD – Auburn’s scholastic bowl team rolled through the competition Monday night, winning every match by at least 550 points to claim its 19th straight IHSA regional title. The Knights hosted the Class AA regional and topped Harvard (820-90), Guilford (810-100) and Rockton Hononegah (740-190). Guilford reached the regional semifinal by beating Boylan, 450-240. Auburn […]

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Auburn scholastic bowl team in championship form

CHAMPAIGN – The Auburn scholastic bowl team showed that it is a major threat to win the school’s third IHSA state championship by knocking off the defending champion this past weekend. Auburn won the Illinois NAQT State Tournament held at the University of Illinois this past Saturday. The NAQT is an invitation-only competition where schools […]

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Another weekend of smashed milestones for District 205 students

In case you missed it, this past weekend featured a plethora of students reaching major accomplishments. Here’s a rundown of all the great things from Friday and Saturday. Guilford’s boys basketball team clinched its first winning season since 2006-2007 by knocking Harlem out of second place in the NIC-10 race. Guilford senior Treighton Hoang qualified […]

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Great Daye at state speech competition for Auburn senior

PEORIA – Auburn senior David Daye took fourth place Saturday in oratorical declamation at the IHSA tournament for speech, drama and individual events. The annual competitions sees students battle it out in events ranging from impromptu and radio speak to poetry reading and original comedy. Daye’s showing broke a long drought for Rockford School District […]

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District 205 students had big weekends from chess boards to basketball floors

There were a number of outstanding performances turned in by District 205 students in all kinds of events. There was almost too much to keep track of so here’s a recap of all the accomplishments. East’s boys basketball team clinched its first NIC-10 boys basketball title since 1981 and tied a school record with its […]

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Auburn student wins IHSA speech sectional

ROCHELLE – Auburn senior David Daye qualified for next weekend’s IHSA speech and drama state finals in Peoria. Daye took first place in Oratorical Declamation at the IHSA Rochelle Sectional on Saturday. In that competition, students deliver a speech written by someone else. The goal of the event is for the student to perform another […]

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Do, Davis dominate IHSA chess meet

PEORIA – Auburn junior Vincent Do was the most outstanding player at the IHSA state chess meet for the second straight year. Do was one of just two players out of 125 to win all seven of his matches on Board 1 of the state chess meet. Do faced stiffer competition than the other player, […]

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Two RPS students place in Top of the State speech competition

ROCKFORD – Aryan Arora of Auburn and Jada Cox both brought home top five finishes in the Top of the State speech competition Saturday at Jefferson. The IHSA holds a state competition for a number of different speaking competitions and Auburn and Jefferson will be in the DeKalb regional this Saturday. The state competition is […]

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