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J-Hawks baseball team rallies to top Belvidere

ROCKFORD – The Jefferson J-Hawks scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday to knock off Belvidere, 9-8, for their first win of the season. Brandon Pruitt was the big star at the plate. He collected four hits in six at bats, scoring a run and driving in three, as Jefferson (1-16) […]

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Rising Auburn needs one more win to match best baseball season this millennium

ROCKFORD – The Auburn Knights have ridden three big bats and the solid pitching of Payton Alexander to an 8-8 record in the NIC-10 this season. Auburn has two conference games left, both against Harlem. Tonight’s is at Auburn and Friday’s is at Harlem. A year after going 1-17 in the NIC-10, the Knights, under […]

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RPS 205 athletes win 19 events in IESA track sectional

ROCKFORD – Flinn’s 7th grade boys track team took first place in Saturday’s IESA Class AA sectional meet, and Rockford Public Schools athletes won 19 events in four divisions. The meet at Swanson Stadium decided who would go down to this week’s IESA state track meet. The star of the meet for RPS 205 was […]

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RPS girls dominate jumps at NIC-10 meet

ROCKFORD – Rockford Public Schools athletes swept the jumping events at the girls NIC-10 track meet at Auburn Thursday night. Guilford’s Valerie Daehler won the long jump and tied for first in the high jump, while teammate Shaniah Johnson took first place in the triple jump. East’s Kayla Wells added to the collection by winning […]

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NIC-10 Girls Soccer Standings

School Conf. Overall Freeport 6-0 12-2 Boylan Catholic 3-0 8-3-1 Rockton Hononegah 4-2 9-7-1 Rockford Auburn 4-2 7-11 Rockford Guilford 3-2 8-7 Belvidere North 3-2 10-6 Rockford East 1-4 2-7 Belvidere 1-5 2-12 Machesney Park Harlem 0-3 3-11-1 Rockford Jefferson 0-5 1-8

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Looking to challenge yourself this summer? Try rowing

The YMCA Rowing Club is looking for new recruits to spend part of their summer on the Rock River. Already, students from Auburn and Guilford compete alongside students from Boylan, Stillman Valley, Rockford Christian, Rockford Lutheran, Keith and Belvidere North. Coach Carrie Morelock talks about how rowing is her passion and why you should give […]

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Latest 205 VIBE video focuses on Champions Ball

ROCKFORD – The Seventh Annual Champions Ball was again an emotional night as some of the best athletes to ever come through RPS 205 had a chance to thank the many that helped them reach their dreams. Click here to see a recap of this year’s ball on YouTube.

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East can’t overcome historic shooting exhibition

PEORIA – The East E-Rabs will play for third place in the IHSA Class 4A state tournament Saturday after being outgunned, 94-82, by Evanston Friday. Evanston finished third in last year’s 4A tournament and to beat the Wildkits the E-Rabs needed to be firing on all cylinders. Seniors Chris Burnell and Sha’Den Clanton played inspired […]

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Get your running shoes ready for 2.05 Run

The Rockford Public Schools 2.05 Run is scheduled for May 25. This year will be the sixth 2.05 Run. The 2.05-mile race starts and finishes at the Rockford City Market site at East State, Water and Madison streets. All participants receive a food and drink ticket to be redeemed at the post-race social at a […]

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Three RPS wrestlers heading to state

BARRINGTON – Two wrestlers from East and one from Auburn qualified for next week’s IHSA Class 3A state meet. Aydin Guttridge of East improved to 34-2 on the season by winning the 285-pound division of the Barrington Sectional. Guttridge pinned Louis Schaller of Glenbrook North and Ryan McNeal of Cary Grove to reach the final […]

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