Category: Volleyball

Former Jefferson volleyball star climbing fast in Louisiana charter school system

BATON ROUGE, La. – Elise Gilbert, a former Jefferson volleyball standout, was promoted to vice president of talent management IDEA Public Schools in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. IDEA Public Schools is a Texas-based charter school system that is growing rapidly in Louisiana. IDEA currently has two schools in Louisiana and is building a third, scheduled to […]

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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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Vikings claim boys volleyball regional title

MACHESNEY PARK – The Guilford Vikings swept Auburn,  25-21, 25-19, to win the IHSA Harlem regional. The Vikings reached the regional final by dominating Harlem,  25-10, 25-13, on Tuesday, while Auburn upset Boylan, 25-12, 24-26, 25-21. That set up an all-RPS regional final. Guilford’s win was its third regional title since boys volleyball became a […]

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Guilford win sets up Tuesday volleyball showdown

ROCKFORD – The Guilford Vikings rallied to remain undefeated in girls volleyball, setting up next Tuesday’s battle with Belvidere North, the three-time defending NIC-10 champions. At Boylan last night, Guilford dropped the first game, 25-23. It was the first set the Vikings had lost this season. Guilford rallied to win the final two sets over […]

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Team effort leads Vikings over Hononegah in key divisional matchup

ROCKFORD – The Guilford Vikings took a major step towards winning the NIC-10 girls volleyball title with a straight-set win over Hononegah at Guilford. The Vikings edged the Indians, 25-23, in the first set and the momentum carried over in set two, 25-13. Coach Trace Noack said it was a balanced effort. Ella Holmstrom had […]

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Guilford opens volleyball season with win over Auburn

ROCKFORD – The Guilford Vikings, which harbor hopes of winning the school’s first NIC-10 volleyball title since 2016, scored a straight-set win over Auburn to open the volleyball season. The Vikings have finished in the top three the past three seasons and this year return two first-team NIC-10 outside hitters in junior Ella Holmstrom and […]

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Last thanks to East’s super seniors

In May, East announced its annual top awards and scholarship winners. Athletes of the Year: Roberto Davila and Kabrea Jamerson. Scholar Athletes of the Year: Hailey Hunter and Jack Bathje., Austin Rux Memorial Scholarship: Carter Wyatt. Craig Stalcup Memorial Scholarship: Tay’Veon Lake. Austin Rux was an East student who died just before his sophomore year […]

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J-Hawks star and college hall of famer now trains next generation of trainers

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Deann Trapp Petitgrout, one of Jefferson’s top girls athletes of the 1990s, is a college professor at her alma mater, Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. Deann was a two-time first-team All-NIC-9 star for the J-Hawks’ basketball program in 1993-1994 and 1994-1995. She also excelled, to a lesser extent, in volleyball and soccer. […]

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Commitment tracker: Madisen Perry, Auburn

The world of sports is at a standstill, but eventually we’ll reopen and when we do we’ll have a number of RPS 205 students competing at the next level. The list below are students who have announced where they are taking their talents:

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Commitment tracker: Jaszmin Minneyfield, Auburn

The world of sports is at a standstill, but eventually we’ll reopen and when we do we’ll have a number of RPS 205 students competing at the next level. The list below are students who have announced where they are taking their talents: Jaszmin Minneyfield, Auburn Roberto Davila, East, announced on April 17 Mikayla Land, […]

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