Category: Tennis

Big weekend for Auburn football, girls tennis teams

ROCKFORD – The Auburn girls tennis team won its first NIC-10 title in eight years and the football team qualified for the IHSA playoffs in exciting fashion. Friday night, the Knights trailed Jefferson 22-20 when backup quarterback Ja’Quan Brady connected on a 56-yard desperation pass to Kevin Williams on the last play of the game. […]

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Auburn tennis player, Guilford runner are National Merit semifinalists

ROCKFORD – Two RPS 205 athletes are semifinalists in the 2020 National Merit Scholarship program. Victoria Wu, a tennis player at Auburn, and Caitlin Ehrhardt, a cross country and track athlete at Guilford, are among 16,000 students across the country with qualifying test scores for the scholarships. Wu and Ehrhardt can continue in the competition […]

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Auburn football, Auburn tennis among top performers

ROCKFORD – A year after setting a record for touchdown passes at Auburn, Khamani Sanders threw four more to open the season with a 45-6 win over Guilford. The Knights play Freeport next Friday. Auburn’s girls tennis team won the eight team Niles North/West Invitational on Saturday.¬†Two-time NIC-10 champion Belen Nevenhoven went 3-0 in singles. […]

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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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