Category: Girls Basketball

Four RPS players named to Rock River Valley girls basketball team

The four Rockford Public Schools basketball teams had their combined best record since 1990-1991 and it earned four players places on the Rockford Register Star’s Rock River Valley All-Star team. Better yet, three of the four named will be back next season. Camron Blank and Karley Colson were named to the team after leading the […]

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Girls basketball programs wrapping up historically good year

ROCKFORD – The Auburn Knights missed out on a chance to make history Tuesday when they fell to Boylan, 51-49, to fall out of Friday night’s championship game. But the girls programs as a whole are finishing up their best season since 1990-1991. Jefferson already has clinched its first winning season since 2002-2003. Guilford, which […]

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Super Tuesday for NIC-10 basketball

Some Saturday upsets set the stage for a NIC-10 Super Tuesday as five games will decide three of the four spots in Friday night’s crossover championship games. East and Jefferson are tied at 10-1 in the boys Division B race. The teams split their games so if both win it could come down to whichever […]

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Guilford hands Hononegah first loss

ROCKFORD – The first time Hononegah and Guilford met up, the Indians scored 18 of the first 20 points in a 60-27 win that Guilford coach Mike Jamerson called humbling. Saturday, the Vikings exacted revenge in Rockford with a 38-35 win that knocked Hononegah from the ranks of unbeatens. This time, Guilford jumped out to […]

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Auburn repeat title hopes get big boost

ROCKFORD – Juniors Brooklyn Gray and Zhakayla Evans combined to score 31 of Auburn’s 42 points in a 42-29 win over Belvidere North to keep the Knights’ title hopes alive. Last season, Gray and Evans led Auburn to the first NIC-10 girls basketball title in school history. They entered Saturday needing to beat the Blue […]

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Auburn back in girls basketball title race

The Auburn Knights kept their chances for a second straight NIC-10 girls basketball title alive with a 59-58 win over Harlem in Machesney Park. Brooklyn Gray did most of the damage with 28 points. The win improved the Knights to 6-3 on the season. Harlem remains in first with a 7-2 record and, because of […]

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Shocking hoops Saturday for Jefferson girls, East and Guilford boys

ROCKFORD – The Jefferson J-Hawks girls basketball team pulled off something Saturday that likely hadn’t happened since Carrie Coffman and Adrienne Jefferson were leading Jefferson to the IHSA state tournament in 1990-1991. Senior Camron Blank and junior Karley Colson scored 40 points to lead the J-Hawks to a 57-46 win over perennial NIC-10 power Boylan. […]

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Rising J-Hawks girls program tops Freeport

The Jefferson J-Hawks’ girls basketball team improved to 3-3 in the NIC-10 with a 56-35 win over Freeport Tuesday night. Senior Camron Blank led Jefferson with 26 points. Blank had 16 of those in the first half when the J-Hawks were building a 29-15 lead. Karley Colson added 15 points and Alexis Trousdale had 10.  […]

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Two girls matchups tonight to be key in title run

Two surprising NIC-10 girls teams take on two established powers tonight. How they turn out may be key in short-season title races. Auburn (2-1) hosts the Harlem Huskies (4-0). Although Harlem has been a consistent contender, the Huskies haven’t won the NIC-10 since 1999. Auburn is the defending NIC-10 champions and, in a pandemic-shortened season, […]

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Ninth Hall of Fame class impressive, but ceremony on hold

A former major league baseball player and a tireless youth sports advocate are among the athletes, coaches and contributors who will be honored at the annual Rockford Public Schools Champions Ball and Athletic Hall of Fame.When the ceremony takes place, though, still is yet to be determined.Rockford Public Schools announced on Dec. 8 that its […]

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