Category: Girls Basketball

J-Hawks star and college hall of famer now trains next generation of trainers

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Deann Trapp Petitgrout, one of Jefferson’s top girls athletes of the 1990s, is a college professor at her alma mater, Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. Deann was a two-time first-team All-NIC-9 star for the J-Hawks’ basketball program in 1993-1994 and 1994-1995. She also excelled, to a lesser extent, in volleyball and soccer. […]

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Auburn promotes Griffin to lead girls basketball program

ROCKFORD – Taylor Griffin, who has been an assistant girls baskeball coach at both Auburn and East high schools, will take over the NIC-10 champion Knights basketball program. Griffin was an assistant coach for this year’s team, which went 16-2 in the conference to win the first NIC-10 title in school history, and 26-7 overall. […]

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Neal, Gray hope to add their names to champions list

ROCKFORD – Auburn graduates Alexcia Neal and Raelyn Gray are in the semifinals of the NJCAA Division 3 Women’s Basketball Tournament semifinals today. With two wins, they will add their name to an impressive list of junior college national champions. East alum Noah Friske ran a leg on the NJCAA Division 1 national champion men’s […]

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Hill, Hannah led Knights to first girls basketball regional title since 1987

MACHESNEY PARK – Sophomores Zhakyla Evans and Brooklyn Gray get a lot of the headlines, but it’s seniors Mariah Hill and DaSani Hannah who spearhead the front and back of the Knights suffocating defense. Those two dominated the DeKalb Barbs Thursday night at Harlem, leading Auburn to a 52-32 win in the Class 4A Harlem […]

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Auburn girls basketball seek wins record, first regional title since Reagan administration

MACHESNEY PARK – The Auburn girls basketball team can pass a couple big milestones tonight in the IHSA Class 4A Harlem regional final against DeKalb. Although the Knights have won 20 or more games four times in the prior 11 seasons, Auburn has not won an IHSA girls regional title since the 1986-1987 season. That […]

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Jamerson rewrites East record books in last high school game

ROCKFORD – Kabrea Jamerson finished her high school basketball career with a flourish, scoring 43 points in East’s 82-55 loss to Hononegah in the Rockford Guilford regional Tuesday. It was the third in less than a month that Jamerson topped 40 points. Before Kabrea, no player in District 205 or NIC-10 girls basketball history had […]

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Auburn caps off girls basketball title run

ROCKFORD – The Auburn Knights, who clinched the school’s first girls basketball championship earlier in the week, celebrated Friday night after downing Jefferson, 62-31. It was senior night and the Knights have seven. The coaching staff started five seniors and the first two off the bench were seniors as well. That relegated its top two […]

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Winter Sports Records

Boys Basketball NIC-10 Overall Jefferson 14-4 26-6 East 13-5 21-12 Auburn 13-5 17-14 Guilford 7-11 14-17 Girls Basketball NIC-10 Overall Auburn 16-2 26-7 Guilford 10-8 18-12 East 6-12 8-23 Jefferson 3-15 3-21

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Auburn clinches school’s first NIC-10 basketball girls title

Rockford Auburn had little trouble with Freeport Friday night, beating the Pretzels 82-26 to clinch at least a share of the NIC-10 girls basketball title. When the Knights got back from the road trip, they found out Boylan had knocked off Belvidere North making Auburn the sole conference champion. It is the first NIC-10 girls […]

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Auburn’s depth shows in Belvidere North beatdown

ROCKFORD – Super sophomores Brooklyn Gray and Zhakyla Evans were held to just 13 points in Auburn’s Tuesday night showdown with Belvidere North. The Knights still won convincingly, 64-46, to move back into first place in the NIC-10 by a game and virtually clinch the school’s first conference basketball title. The Blue Thunder may have […]

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