Category: Tennis

Nevenhoven leads Knights to sectional tennis title

ROCKFORD – Auburn’s Quinten Nevenhoven heads to next week’s IHSA Class 2A state meet with plenty of momentum. The senior completed two days of complete domination in which he dropped just two games in four matches. Saturday, he blanked Thomas Ptacin of Hononegah, 6-0, 6-0, and then let up a bit against John Wallace of […]

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Auburn singles stars sail into IHSA tennis sectional semis

ROCKFORD – Quinten Nevenhoven and Chris Park kept alive hopes for an all Auburn IHSA sectional final with two dominating victories Friday. Nevenhoven, the top seed in the IHSA 2A sectional at Auburn, was perfect on the day, winning a pair of 6-0, 6-0 matches against Alex Kershaw of Crystal Lake Central and Enrique Ravclo […]

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NIC-10 Boys Tennis Meet

Pl. School Points 1. Rockford Auburn 52.4 2. Rockton Hononegah 52 3. Freeport 42.8 4. Rockford Guilford 41 5. Machesney Park Harlem 38.2 6. Belvidere North 30.4 7. Rockford East 23.2 8. Boylan Catholic 17.8 9. Belvidere 13.6 10. Rockford Jefferson 0

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Auburn wins NIC-10 tennis title by barest of margins

ROCKFORD – Auburn dominated the NIC-10 tennis meet in 2018, but the conference title this year came to the final match. The final result was the same. Auburn Knights, boys tennis champions. In the decisive match, Monday night, Auburn’s Chris Park and Drew Licari beat Harlem’s Lucas Crane and Anthony Buffington, 6-3, 6-4, to win […]

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RPS 205 loses two top stars from years past

The Rockford School District sadly lost two of its top former athletes this past week. Joel Peterson, who was a collegiate Division I football and track athlete from East, died Saturday at the age of 80 in Middleton, Wisconsin. Dick Johnson, a 1962 Auburn graduate who finished fifth in the state in tennis as a […]

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District 205’s top 20 moments/milestones of 2018

Lists are always a popular thing to compile and publish at the end of the year. It’s easy to forget the day-to-day triumphs as the weeks go by. Every day, Rockford Public Schools athletes are getting up early and dedicating themselves to getting better. You can see it by the progress on the field and […]

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Auburn tennis star to play at Tennessee-Chattanooga

ROCKFORD – Quinten Nevenhoven, the defending three-time NIC-10 tennis champion from Auburn High School, signed a letter of intent Monday to play tennis next year at the University of Tennessee-Chattanooga. Nevenhoven has qualified for state the past two years. Last year, he led Auburn to the conference title with a 6-1, 6-1 win over Adam […]

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Strong seasons end for Auburn’s Nevenhoven, East’s soccer team

It was a tough morning for two Rockford Public Schools fall success stories. Auburn sophomore Belen Nevenhoven was looking to be the highest District 205 finisher ever in the IHSA Class 2A tennis tournament. She fell though to Tyra Richardson of Chicago St. Ignatius College Prep, 6-4, 6-2, to finish in fourth place. That matches […]

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Auburn tennis player’s state run stopped in semis

BUFFALO GROVE – Auburn sophomore Belen Nevenhoven made NIC-10 history when she knocked off Naperville Nequa Valley’s Alex Savu in the IHSA Class 2A quarterfinals Friday morning. The 6-4, 6-4 win advanced a NIC-10 girls tennis player to an IHSA tennis semifinal for just the third time in conference history. Nevenhoven’s state title dreams ended […]

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Auburn’s Nevenhoven keeps state title dreams alive

Auburn sophomore Belen Nevenhoven roared into the IHSA Class 2A tennis singles quarterfinals with three straight-set victories. Nevenhoven, who lost just one game at sectionals, dropped just eight in six sets Thursday. She topped Marta Krakowski of Elgin, 6-1, 6-1; Mia Thomann of Chicago Whitney Young, 6-1, 6-4; and Caitlin Goldberg of Highland Park, 6-0, […]

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