Category: Girls Basketball

Inaugural Auburn girls tourney adds to June basketball fun

ROCKFORD – Auburn will host the inaugural Battle for the Castle on June 15, featuring 12 schools from two states. Auburn, East and Guilford will be representing RPS 205. Hononegah and Harlem will be here from the NIC-10. The rest of the field will be Zion-Benton, Stillman Valley, Stockton, Dundee-Crown, Peoria Manuel and Normal Community […]

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NIC-10 All-Stars split Rising Stars

ROCKFORD – The Area All-Stars rallied from a 13-point deficit to pull off a rare 113-107 win over the NIC-10 boys in the 22nd annual Rising Stars Classic at Rock Valley College. RPS 205’s stars acquitted themselves quite well. Sha’Den Clanton hit 8-of-12 shots to lead the NIC-10 in scoring (18) and assists (7). Andres […]

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Guilford, Auburn stars choose next destinations

ROCKFORD – Kai Ross and Sydney Erwin both revealed where they will continue their basketball and educational careers. Ross, a guard for Guilford, had a signing ceremony last week for Gogebic Community College. Gogebic’s main campus is in Ironwood, Michigan. The team was 14-17 this past season. Gogebic is an NJCAA Division II program. Ross […]

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21 RPS students to play in first Rising Stars Classic middle school games

ROCKFORD – The 22nd annual Rising Stars Classic this next Saturday will be expanded to include middle school all-star games for the first time. Twenty-one RPS 201 middle-schoolers will be the Rockford all-star teams playing area all-stars. The girls middle school game will be at 4 p.m. at Rock Valley College, followed by the boys […]

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Ellis, Brookview win REBA titles

ROCKFORD – Ellis and Brookview claimed the top prizes of the REBA basketball tournaments, which wrapped up Monday at Auburn High School. Ellis was perhaps the most dominant team in all of REBA this year. The Eagles rolled through the regular season 12-0, winning by an average score of 40-14. In the REBA tournament, Ellis […]

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Rising Stars now going to feature future stars as well

ROCKFORD – For 22 years, the Rising Stars Classic pitting the top NIC-10 seniors against seniors from area conferences has served as the unofficial farewell to players we’ve watched grow up. This year, it also will serve as an introduction to stars of the future. The annual Rising Stars Classic is scheduled for March 30 […]

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Burnell’s MVP leads winter award winners

ROCKFORD – The NIC-10 all-conference boys basketball team was released today after the culmination of the IHSA basketball tournament and Chris Burnell was named conference MVP. It’s not a surprise. The four-year starter led the E-Rabs to a fourth-place finish in Class 4A and East shattered records for wins for East and the NIC-10. Chris […]

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Final stats show reasons to be excited about RPS girls hoops

ROCKFORD – The 2018-2019 season was a transitional one for the RPS 205 girls basketball programs, but a look at the final NIC-10 stats shows better times are ahead. Auburn finished fourth in the NIC-10 with an 11-6 record and 15-15 overall. The Knights will be losing their top two scorers, Nia Neal and Nya […]

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Past meets future at Champions Ball

ROCKFORD – The seventh annual RPS Champions Ball & Hall of Fame drew a full house to the Radisson Hotel & Conference Center to hear inductees extol the virtue of teamwork and humility. On Saturday, basketball star Skip Thoren; football, basketball and track standout Bobby Anderson; All-American Girls Professional Baseball League star Jean Cione; swimmers […]

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East stars headline Rising Classic rosters

ROCKFORD – Three stars from East’s NIC-10 champion E-Rabs were picked to play in the Rising Stars Classic at Rock Valley College on March 30. Chris Burnell – East’s all-time leading scorer – Sha’den Clanton and Andres Thompson were picked by area media for the NIC-10 squad. Tyshawn Whitt and Justin Blake of Auburn and […]

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