Category: Tennis

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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Park goes 3-2 at IHSA 2A state tennis tournament

Auburn singles tennis star Amy Park battled her way into the second day of the IHSA Class 2A tennis tournament before finishing at 3-2. Park lost her first match, 7-6, 6-4, to Kaitlyn Strillich of Hoffman Estates. She stayed alive by beating Lilliam Dockal of Maine West, 7-6, 6-1. Park then had to survive two […]

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Dominant Auburn sending 5 to state in tennis

MACHESNEY PARK – Auburn’s girls tennis team won their fourth straight IHSA Class 2A sectional this past weekend and five Knights will be heading to the state tournament this weekend. Guilford will be sending two to Buffalo Grove for the 2A tournament, which runs Thursday through Saturday. Amy Park, a junior, will be going in […]

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Guilford edges Auburn for NIC-10 girls tennis title

MACHESNEY PARK – The Guilford Vikings won the 18th NIC-10 girls tennis championship in school history by upsetting the two-time defending champion Auburn Knights by 0.6 points Saturday. Auburn swept its conference dual meets, meaning it went into the NIC-10 meet with an advantage since every win earned the Knights two-tenths of a point. And […]

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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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Former Guilford tennis player making her mark in design

Liz McGrail, a former Guilford tennis star, was promoted to senior digital designer at Dyson in Chicago. Dyson designs and manufactures household appliances such as vacuum cleaners, air purifiers, hand dryers, bladeless fans, heathers and hair dryers and employs more than 12,000 worldwide. Liz works at the company’s U.S. headquarters. Liz had an outstanding tennis […]

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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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Young American awards shows off best of RPS

The Rockford Register Star has been giving the Young American award to outstanding teenagers since the 1950s. This year, the newspaper picked 17 outstanding young men and women and has been publishing a profile a day of each of the honorees. A couple from this past week featured Rockford Public Schools students who excelled both […]

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Auburn sends five to state tennis meet

Two doubles teams and Auburn’s top singles player qualified for the IHSA Class 2A tennis meet Saturday at Harlem. Drew Licari and Sharankumar Kamaraj will be heading to state on a roll. The NIC-10 doubles champions were up 5-2 over Hononegah in the sectionals when the Indians team had to drop out. They’ll be joined […]

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Auburn boys tennis dominates NIC-10 meet

The Auburn Knights won their third straight NIC-10 boys tennis championship this weekend in dominating style. The Knights were undefeated in dual-meet action and then won four of the five divisions to easily outpace second-place Hononegah. Chris Park was the big winner, defeating Hononegah’s Thomas Ptacin, 6-1, 7-6, in No. 1 singles. Park will graduate […]

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