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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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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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