Category: Volleyball

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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Guilford softball, volleyball star showing off artistic talent in Texas

Jossilyn Jones Mladenoff, a 2009 Guilford graduate, is a graphic designer for Alphagraphics of Rockwell in Forney, Texas. Jones was one of the Rockford Public Schools top female athletes of the 2000s. In softball, she was a three-time first team All-NIC-10 catcher. In volleyball, she was a special mention All-NIC-10 pick in 2008 and first […]

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Eisenhower edges Flinn to win IESA volleyball regional

ROCKFORD – For the second straight year, the Eisenhower Eagles topped the Flinn Falcons to win an IESA volleyball regional title. Wednesday night, Eisenhower rallied from losing the first game, 19-25, to win the final two by the scores of 25-20, 27-25 and claim the IESA Class 8-4A regional title. These two schools met in […]

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Three RPS schools battling to win IESA volleyball regional

ROCKFORD – Three Rockford Schools will be battling Wednesday night to extend their eighth-grade volleyball season. Top-seeded Eisenhower will take on Sandwich at 5 p.m. at Lincoln Middle School in the semifinals at the IESA Class 8-4A Regional 1. Kennedy will take on Flinn at 6 p.m. with the winners of each match squaring off […]

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