Category: eSports

Guilford student signs esports scholarship

ROCKFORD – Tuesday afternoon, Guilford staff celebrated with Zach Dimond and his family as Dimond signed a letter of intent to play esports at Illinois College. It is believed to be the first time a Rockford School District athlete has accepted a college scholarship in the growing esports field. In 2018-2019, nearly 200 colleges offered […]

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19 things to celebrate from 2019: No. 19 – Guilford Esports title

ROCKFORD – The fastest growing activity in high school and college is Esports and District 205 is riding the wave. In August, more than 90 kids tried out for Guilford’s Esports team. Rockford Public Schools have Esports teams at all four of its high schools. In December, the Vikings’ trio of Evan Schanfeldt, Aidan Suh […]

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Guilford trio wins Esports title

GLENWOOD – Guilford High School’s Rocket League team knocked off teams from Naperville Central and Schaumburg Public Schools to win the Illinois High School Esports Association title Saturday afternoon. The Vikings’ trio of senior Evan Schanfeldt and sophomores Aidan Suh and Juan Jass swept Naperville in four overtime games (2-1, 3-2, 4-3 and 4-3). Schaumburg, though, […]

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Keeping up with your coaches: Jeffrey Pitner, eSports

Full-time Job: Teacher, Rockford Guilford High School Family: Married with two children (8 and 3) Hometown: Algonquin, IL High School and year you graduated: Harry D. Jacobs High School, Class of 2002 College/additional educational background: Northern Illinois University Q: Why did you get into coaching? A: To work with kids in a non-educational setting to see how the power of a […]

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