Category: Tennis

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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Five RPS tennis players looking to make state runs

Four Rockford School District sophomores and one junior are looking to make deep runs in the IHSA tennis tournament, which opens Thursday. The IHSA posted the Class 2A brackets Tuesday night. Auburn’s Belen Nevenhoven, the two-time NIC-10 No. 1 singles champion, will play Elgin’s Marta Krakowski at Schaumburg High School. Nevenhoven is the NIC-10’s best […]

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Auburn’s Nevenhoven dominates tennis sectional

MACHESNEY PARK – Auburn sophomore Belen Nevenhoven is rolling into her second straight IHSA state tennis tournament. Nevenhoven dominated the IHSA Class 2A Machesney Park Harlem sectional Saturday, winning the championship in the cold over Belvidere North senior Caroline Park, 6-0, 6-1.  District 205 girls tennis is deep in young talent. Fellow Auburn sophomore Paris […]

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Auburn wins three out of five NIC-10 tennis titles

Auburn sophomore Belen Nevenhoven dominated Saturday, winning her second straight NIC-10 No. 1 singles title without losing more than one game in any of her matches. She was joined in the champion’s circle at Boylan High School by fellow sophomore, Paris Thompson, who won No. 2 singles by beating Belvidere’s Beau DeGennaro, 6-4, 6-2, and […]

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Auburn wins Niles North girls tennis invitational

The Auburn Knights, a strong contender to win the NIC-10 girls tennis crown this year, showed why by taking first place in the 14-team Niles North Invitational Saturday. Belen Nevenhoven, a state qualifier as a freshman, took first place in No. 1 singles. Paris Thompson was fifth at No. 2. Auburn’s No. 1 doubles team […]

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