Category: Soccer

East takes early lead in NIC-10 boys soccer race

The East E-Rabs opened NIC-10 conference play with two solid wins to take the early lead in the boys soccer race. The E-Rabs have finished second, third and second in the past three seasons. They are tied with Hononegah after beating Belvidere North, 4-1, to open conference play, and then Auburn, 2-0, on Thursday. With […]

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East soccer star heading back to Oklahoma

Brittany Sula, a former standout goalie for East High School, just started a new role as General Manager of Premium at Levy Restaurants at the University of Oklahoma. Although it’s a new role, it’s not a new company for Brittany. She earned a bachelor’s degree in foods, nutrition and wellness studies from Bradley University in […]

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Former Guilford soccer star climbing the financial ladder

Phillip Ianno, a two-time All-NIC-10 soccer player at Guilford, was promoted to Business Architect, Vice President at HTLF in Dubuque, Iowa. HTLF, is an $18.4 billion bank holding company that was formerly known as Heartland Financial USA. Illinois Bank & Trust is among the dozens of banks that HTLF owns. Ianno joined HTLF in 2012, […]

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Last list for 2021 – all the RPS spring all-conference athletes

ROCKFORD – Five Rockford Public Schools athletes were named MVPs in spring sports, a strong showing to end a very strange year for athletes around the country. Chris Park and doubles teammates Drew Lican and Sharan Kamaraj were the MVPs in boys tennis for the conference champion Auburn Knights. Super sophomore Michelle Gasmund was girls […]

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Sports kicks into overdrive

For much of this school year, hallways and gyms have been eerily quiet.  That all changes 360 degrees this week. Football and girls volleyball wrapped up Saturday, but baseball and softball conference play kicks off this week and boys volleyball, boys and girls track and wrestling all begin competition this week as well. This week’s […]

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Jefferson tops Auburn to open girls soccer season

ROCKFORD – Samantha Resendiz scored with about three minutes left in the second overtime to lead Jefferson to a 3-2 win over Auburn to open the NIC-10 girls soccer season. Resendiz had put Jefferson out front in the first half with her first goal and the J-Hawks went up 2-0 when Nadia Luna scored early […]

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Auburn, Jefferson improvements lead RPS boys soccer programs to best year since 1983

Boys soccer wrapped up Thursday night and East, Jefferson and Guilford finished the abbreviated season tied for second with Belvidere North at 6-3. Throw in the fact that Auburn went 3-6 in conference play and the four Rockford Public Schools soccer programs combined to have their best season since 1983. For Guilford, 6-3 actually is […]

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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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