Category: Volleyball

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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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 Ankle® 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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