Category: Soccer

J-Hawks, E-Rabs move into second in soccer

The Jefferson J-Hawks and East E-Rabs moved into a tie for second place in the NIC-10 with Thursday night wins. The J-Hawks won a thriller in Rockton. Jefferson rallied from two goals down to send the game into overtime. After neither team scored, the game advanced to penalty kicks. Jefferson won 4-3 on kicks after […]

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Guilford in second with six-game soccer winning streak

ROCKFORD – The Guilford Vikings, behind a huge game from Brayan Cuevas, moved into second in the NIC-10 with a 6-2 record after knocking off Belvidere, 3-2, Tuesday. The Bucs certainly put a scare into Guilford, taking a 2-1 lead at the half before the Vikings scored twice for the win. Cuevas had all three […]

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RPS soccer teams go 4-0 Tuesday

The four Rockford Public Schools boys soccer teams combined to score 11 goals and give up just three in going 4-0 Tuesday night. East improved to 5-1 with a 3-1 win over Belvidere. The E-Rabs’ lone loss was to Hononegah during spring break when it was missing a couple of key players. Jefferson is a […]

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E-Rabs knock J-Hawks out of first in NIC-10 soccer

ROCKFORD – The East E-Rabs moved into second place in the NIC-10 by handing Jefferson its first loss of the season Thursday night. The E-Rabs scored the only goal of the second half to win 3-2. East got goals from seniors Giome Kakozi and Diego Medina and junior Paw Lu. Abedi Bisoga added an assist. […]

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Big night for RPS soccer as East, Jefferson, Auburn get wins

ROCKFORD – East and Jefferson remained on top of the NIC-10 boys soccer race at 3-0 with Thursday night wins. The E-Rabs, which have finished second and third in the soccer race the past two seasons, topped Harlem, 3-2, thanks to a late goal from Javian Cardenas.  The E-Rabs jumped on top with goals from […]

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East, Jefferson improve to 2-0 in boys soccer

ROCKFORD – The East E-Rabs won a key soccer showdown with Guilford on a cold Tuesday night to establish itself as a top contender for the NIC-10 title. East got a goal from Julio Davila and Christian Hernandez recorded nine saves as the E-Rabs shut out Guilford, 1-0. Guilford is the defending NIC-10 champions and […]

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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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Auburn’s Nevenhoven wins top female athlete award

ROCKFORD – Auburn tennis star Belen Nevenhoven was named Female Athlete of the Year Thursday night in the Rockford Register Star’s annual All Star Preps Best of Rock River Valley awards. Normally, the announcement comes during a grand gala. Thursday’s awards ceremony was conducted online because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Register Star made […]

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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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Commitment tracker: Jaszmin Minneyfield, Auburn

The world of sports is at a standstill, but eventually we’ll reopen and when we do we’ll have a number of RPS 205 students competing at the next level. The list below are students who have announced where they are taking their talents: Jaszmin Minneyfield, Auburn Roberto Davila, East, announced on April 17 Mikayla Land, […]

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