Category: Volleyball

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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Marshall wraps up three perfect volleyball seasons

ROCKFORD – The Marshall Mustangs’ volleyball programs swept the Girls Volleyball All-City Championships last week. Marshall’s sixth grade team topped Barbour, 25-14, 23-25, 16-14. The seventh grade squad beat Eisenhower, 25-18, 25-9, and the eighth grade teams also beat Eisenhower, 25-17, 22-25, 15-5. It was quite a season for all three teams. Each level is […]

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19 things to celebrate from 2019: No. 14 – Big year, bright future for Holmstrom

Guilford volleyball star Ella Holmstrom had a big year in 2019 – but the best is yet to come. In June, Holmstrom was one of 82 volleyball players named to the 2019 Ultra Ankle® Junior Volleyball Association All-National Team, “which recognizes the top female indoor volleyball players competing for a JVA member club in the […]

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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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