Category: Swimming

East swimmer turns in greatest performance in conference history

ROCKFORD – East sophomore Camden Taylor rewrote the NIC-10 swimming records on Saturday – literally. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, there were no relays in the annual NIC-10 swim meet and swimmers were allowed to enter four individual races instead of being restricted to two.  Taylor won all four that he entered and he set […]

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Taylor leads E-Rabs to fourth in J-Hawk swim invitational

ROCKFORD – Sophomore Camden Taylor’s top two finishes in two events powered East to fourth place in Saturday’s 10-team J-Hawk Swimming Invitational. Taylor dominated the 200-yard freestyle, beating Vincent Maier of Boylan by more than seven seconds, with a time of 1:46.98. Taylor followed that up with a second-place finish in the 500-yard freestyle. Taylor […]

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Solid fall season for several RPS athletes

ROCKFORD – In a season that wasn’t typical, Rockford Public Schools had lots of athletes turning in typically outstanding seasons. RPS runners swept the MVP awards in cross country. Three boys cross country runners made first team All-NIC-10 and another was named special mention. Four RPS runners made the first team girls team and another […]

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Auburn sophomore swimmer wows at Byron sectional

BYRON – Auburn’s Ursula Koch didn’t have a chance to win any individual NIC-10 swimming titles because of COVID-19, but she showed at IHSA sectionals that she’ll be a force to contend with in future years. The NIC-10 decided not to have a conference meet this fall because of the ongoing pandemic. Instead, Hononegah was […]

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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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Last thanks to East’s super seniors

In May, East announced its annual top awards and scholarship winners. Athletes of the Year: Roberto Davila and Kabrea Jamerson. Scholar Athletes of the Year: Hailey Hunter and Jack Bathje., Austin Rux Memorial Scholarship: Carter Wyatt. Craig Stalcup Memorial Scholarship: Tay’Veon Lake. Austin Rux was an East student who died just before his sophomore year […]

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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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