Category: Volleyball

Guilford volleyball player earns national recognition

ROCKFORD – Ella Holmstrom took the NIC-10 by storm in 2018, earning first-team all-NIC-10 honors at outside hitter as a freshman. The incoming sophomore is opening eyes far outside this region. In June, Holmstrom was one of 82 volleyball players named to the 2019 Ultra AnkleĀ® Junior Volleyball Association All-National Team, “which recognizes the top […]

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Jefferson advances to tonight’s regional boys volleyball finals

ROCKFORD – The Jefferson J-Hawks turned back a tough challenge by Hononegah Tuesday night to advance to the IHSA East Regional finals. Jefferson, the No. 4 seed in the Harlem sectional, downed the Indians, 25-20, 17-25, 25-19 to move to tonight’s title match against Boylan at East at 6 p.m. Boylan is the No. 1 […]

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Softball, baseball and volleyball playoffs underway

ROCKFORD – The Jefferson J-Hawks picked up their second win of the season, edging East, 4-3, in the first game of the IHSA 4A baseball playoffs. The J-Hawks play the No. 1 seed, Huntley, on Wednesday in DeKalb. Guilford ended Auburn’s strong season with a 4-2 win on Monday. The Vikings will take on NIC-10 […]

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Jefferson seeded fourth in IHSA boys volleyball sectional

ROCKFORD – The Jefferson J-Hawks are the highest Rockford Public Schools seed in the IHSA Harlem boys volleyball sectionals, which begins Monday. Jefferson is the No. 4 seed in the sectional and the second-highest seed in the regional, which will be played at East on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. East, seeded 13th, starts the night […]

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Flinn tops top seeds to win IESA girls volleyball regional

ROCKFORD – The Flinn Falcons’ eighth grade volleyball team knocked off the No. 1 and No. 2 seeds Wednesday night to win the IESA Cass 8-4A regional title. Flinn, the No. 3 seed, edged second-seeded Eisenhower, 25-21, 25-21, and then rallied to beat top-seeded RESA, 22-25, 25-18, 25-22. The win advances the Falcons to Monday […]

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Four RPS schools battling for IESA regional volleyball title

ROCKFORD – Flinn and Lincoln middle schools advanced to the eighth grade IESA Class 4A regional semifinals with Tuesday night wins. The Falcons, seeded third, ousted sixth-seeded West, 25-12, 25-9, in West’s gymnasium. Kennedy scored a mild upset. The fifth-seeded Cougars knocked off Lincoln, 25-15, 25-23. The IESA regional will wrap up tonight at West […]

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Eisenhower tops Flinn for IESA 7th grade regional title

ROCKFORD – The Eisenhower Eagles topped the Flinn Falcons Thursday night to win an IESA Class 7-4A regional title. It came down to a third game with the Eagles eventually winning, 25-14, 16-25, 16-10. Eisenhower was the No. 1 seed in the regional and got to the title match by beating Kennedy, 25-19, 25-19, on […]

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Kennedy, West 7th-grade volleyballers start playoffs with win

ROCKFORD – The IESA state volleyball playoffs kicked off Monday night for seventh-graders and Kennedy and West scored wins in their regional openers. Kennedy, the fourth seed in the Class 7-4A Flinn Middle School regional, knocked off Lincoln, the fifth seed, 25-15, 25-16. Flinn, the third seed, handled West, 25-15, 25-16. Kennedy takes on top-seeded […]

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Several RPS athletes to compete at next level

ROCKFORD – Several Rockford School District senior athletes announced where they will compete in college. East senior Madelyn Habben will continue her volleyball career at Culver-Stockton College in Canton, Missouri. A club volleyball player, Habben has been a four-year varsity player for the E-Rabs. Culver-Stockton is a NAIA school. Auburn’s Matt Seigel announced that he’ll […]

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East’s Hecox earns NJCAA All-American honors

ROCKFORD – Rock Valley College sophomore Mallory Hecox was named to the NJCAA Division III All-American after leading the Golden Eagles to the Division III national tournament for the first time since 2012. Hecox led the N4C Conference and Region IV champions in kills with 404 as an outside hitter. Hecox had 33 kills and […]

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