Category: Swimming

Big fall for RPS athletes: Complete list of RPS All-NIC-10 picks

Every year brings in a new slate of stars. The fall of 2021 is no different. The following is a complete list of Rockford Public Schools athletes who were named to an all-NIC-10 team. FootballJaymere Williams, wide receiver, freshman, EastJavies Catlin, running back, sophomore, EastEvan England, offensive line, senior, EastRandy Johnson, wide receiver, sophomore, JeffersonTyres […]

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Durkin adds her name to distinguished Guilford swimming list

Junior swimmer Mikayla Durkin made some history for Rockford Guilford at the IHSA state swimming championships this past weekend at New Trier High School.Durkin finished ninth in the 50-yard freestyle. It marked the first time a Guilford swimmer has medaled at state since 2009 when Margo Stanfo took 11th in the 100-yard backstroke. The ninth […]

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RPS swimmers win three events in IHSA swimming sectional

Guilford’s Ella Gasparini and Mikayla Durkin were the top performers at Saturday’s IHSA swimming sectional. Gasparini took first place in the 100 yard breaststroke and second in the 200 yard individual medley.  Durkin won the 50 yard freestyle and was second in the 100 free. Durkin and Gasparini teamed up with Alaina Neumann and Abigail […]

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Guilford just misses out on NIC-10 girls swimming title

The Guilford Vikings finished second in this weekend’s NIC-10 girls swimming championships, missing out on the conference title by just nine points. It was a tough finish considering that the Vikings’ 200-yard medley relay team, featuring two of its top swimmers, was disqualified. Still, there were several outstanding performances turned in by Guilford and Auburn […]

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Auburn’s Lowe, Guilford swimmers among local highlights

The Rockford Register Star featured a Rockford Public School alum and two Guilford swimmers in outstanding features in the past week. Vederian Lowe, who helped pave the way for two NIC-10 football titles at Auburn, is making a strong case for an NFL career at his final season at Illinois. This past week, he graded […]

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Auburn swimmers take 4th in J-Hawk Invitational

ROCKFORD – Auburn’s girls swimming team took fourth in the 11-team J-Hawk Invitational this past Saturday at Jefferson. The Knights were the second highest finishing NIC-10 team in the meet. Hononegah, the defending conference champions, came in second to Byron. Guilford finished sixth. East and Jefferson were 10th and 11th. Auburn had two second place […]

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Auburn dominates East Mermaid Relays

ROCKFORD – Auburn showed its a legitimate NIC-10 conference contender by swimming away with the East Mermaid Relay title Tuesday night. The Knights scored 137 points, beating McHenry (121) and defending conference champion Hononegah (114). Seven of the eight competing schools were from the NIC-10. The Knights scored victories in the 200-yard medley relay, 100-yard […]

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Strong weekend for Guilford teams

It was a great Labor Day weekend for several Rockford Public Schools teams. * Guilford’s girls tennis team went 4-0 and won the Cary-Grove Invitational. * Guilford’s girls swim team took second place in the Sterling Invitational. * Guilford’s boys cross country team took second to Hampshire (losing by two points) behind top 10 finishes […]

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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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