Category: Swimming

Guilford swimming star helping build a better lawnmower

Stephanie Homewood Boozer, one of Guilford’s top swimmers from the 2000s, is now manager of program development, riding lawn equipment at John Deere in Cary, North Carolina. At Guilford, Stephanie was one of the top freestylers in conference history. She won seven individual conference titles, the 50 free style in 1994, the 100 freestyle all […]

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Eisenhower Montessori swimmers shine at RRAC swim meet

ROCKFORD – Swimmers from the Eisenhower Montessori swim team won six events at this weekend’s RRAC swim meet. Kamel Habiba was the star of the event. Habiba won the 50-yard breast stroke, 100-yard individual medley and combined with Samara Norton, Stella Seminerio and Linnea Cagnoni to win the 200-yard medley relay. Seminerio also won the […]

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Guilford’s Stroup qualifies for state swim meet

BYRON – Guilford senior Jake Stroup earned another week of swimming by qualifying for the IHSA state swim meet. Stroup was the lone District 205 swimmer to advance out of Saturday’s IHSA Byron sectional. Stroup, who won three NIC-10 individual titles in his career, took second in the 50-yard freestyle Saturday with a state-qualifying time […]

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Guilford’s Stroup top swimmer in NIC-10 meet

MACHESNEY PARK – A dominating day from senior Jake Stroup powered Guilford to third place in the NIC-10 boys swim meet Saturday. Stroup won the 50 yard freestyle for the second straight year and then dominated the 100 freestyle, winning by nearly two seconds. He also powered Guilford to first in the 200 yard freestyle […]

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East’s Taylor top performer at J-Hawk Swimming Invitational

ROCKFORD – Camden Taylor of East turned in the top performance for District 205 swimmers at the J-Hawk Swimming Invitational Saturday. The meet drew 12 schools, including East, Jefferson and Auburn. Taylor finished second in the 500-yard free style. He also had a seventh place showing in the 200 free. The top finish from Auburn […]

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Two Auburn swimmers make state swim meet

ROCKFORD – Ali Cushing and Lydia Przytulski earned another week of swimming at this past weekend’s IHSA sectional swim meet at Jefferson. Cushing made history last year by being the first Auburn swimmer – not including divers – to advance to the state meet. She repeated the feat and will take a shot at placing […]

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Cushing, Gasparini excel at NIC-10 swim meet

ROCKFORD – Auburn junior Ali Cushing and Guilford sophomore Ella Gasparini were the Rockford School District stars in this past weekend’s NIC-10 girls swim meet. Cushing won the 200-yard individual medley for the second straight year. She also teamed up with Ursula Koch, Lydia Przytulski and Sydney Turner to win the 200-yard medley relay. Cushing […]

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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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RPS 205 swimmers win 7 events, set 2 records at RRAC conference meet

ROCKFORD – Eisenhower’s Chris Carunana and Lincoln’s Camden Taylor were the lead highlights of a strong Saturday of swimming for Rockford Public Schools athletes. RPS 205 swimmers won seven events in the boys and girls RRAC conference meets. Taylor won two individual titles, taking the 100-yard freestyle and then winning the 50-yard backstroke with a […]

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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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