Category: Chess

IESA state chess tourney shows more RPS talent coming

PEORIA – Thurgood Marshall’s 8th grade chess team took fifth in the state at the IESA chess tournament in Peoria on Feb. 22-23. Fifty-three schools competed in the eighth grade tournament. Andrew Dmitriev led the Mustangs with a 6-1 record and tied for fourth overall. Samraat Zagade was 5-1-1 and tied for 11th. Ethan Vanderkolk […]

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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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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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Auburn, Guilford qualify for state chess tournament

PALATINE – The Auburn Knights and Guilford Vikings qualified for February’s IHSA state chess tournament. The Knights were led by Vincent Do, last year’s top-ranked player. Do, who last year became the first NIC-10 chess player to finish the tournament as the top ranked individual, won all four of his matches in the IHSA Palatine […]

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District 205’s top 20 moments/milestones of 2018

Lists are always a popular thing to compile and publish at the end of the year. It’s easy to forget the day-to-day triumphs as the weeks go by. Every day, Rockford Public Schools athletes are getting up early and dedicating themselves to getting better. You can see it by the progress on the field and […]

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Tracking progress – trophy cases beginning to fill up

If you ask anyone involved with Rockford Public Schools athletics if they are satisfied with where the sports programs stand, the answer is likely to be no. But if you look at the increasing number of milestones passed in the past couple of years, it is fair to say that District 205 is making progress […]

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Auburn sophomore wins IHSA chess title

PEORIA – Vincent Do, a sophomore at Auburn High School, made NIC-10 and Rockford Public Schools history Saturday by winning the IHSA chess state title. Do was a perfect 7-0 on Board 1 over the two days. He was one of just three players on the top board to go undefeated, but Do defeated higher-caliber […]

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Dominating Do leads Auburn chess to sectional title

ROCKFORD – Sophomore’s Vincent Do’s outstanding play on Board 1 powered Auburn’s chess team to an IHSA sectional title Saturday at Guilford. The Knights finished second overall to Barrington in the 20-team sectional but were the top scorers out of five schools competing in 4A. Do was the most impressive. He was one of three […]

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Guilford takes fifth in Northern Illinois Chess League

Guilford’s chess team finished fifth overall out of 15 teams in the Northern Illinois Chess League (NICL) conference tournament at Jefferson Saturday afternoon. It was a busy day at Jefferson. The J-Hawks were hosting their annual J-Hawk MLK Showcase in the basketball gym, its annual swimming invitational and the NICL chess tournament. Jeremiah Davis was […]

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Jefferson top NIC-10 school in IHSA chess championship

Jefferson finished 53rd Saturday in the IHSA State Chess tournament, taking the top spot of the three NIC-10 schools that made the competition. One hundred forty nine schools took part Saturday. The Illinois Math and Science Academy of Aurora won the overall title, beating out Glenbrook North. Jefferson finished ahead of Guilford, which was 74th […]

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