Category: Wrestling

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 […]

Leave Your Comments »

East loses wrestling showdown with Freeport

The East E-Rabs got a chance to see where they need to improve if they are to win the first NIC-10 wrestling title for Rockford Public Schools since 1998. Thursday night, the E-Rabs lost to the defending conference champion Pretzels, 42-33, in a dual meet. The E-Rabs got wins at 120 pounds from Tito Leggett […]

Leave Your Comments »

East tops Hononegah in wrestling in Rockton

The East E-Rabs edged traditional wrestling power Hononegah, 40-36, in Rockton in a match East actually dominated. Because of forfeits at the various weight classes, only five matches took place and East won fall five in convincing fashion. Peter Young defeated Hononegah’s Javier Escobedo by a majority decision, 16-3 at 113 pounds.  Sam Young (138 […]

Leave Your Comments »

Sports kicks into overdrive

For much of this school year, hallways and gyms have been eerily quiet.  That all changes 360 degrees this week. Football and girls volleyball wrapped up Saturday, but baseball and softball conference play kicks off this week and boys volleyball, boys and girls track and wrestling all begin competition this week as well. This week’s […]

Leave Your Comments »

1997 East crowned greatest NIC-10 wrestling team

ROCKFORD – The Rockford Register Star recruited seven area wrestling experts to have a mythical NIC-10 wrestling meet. Four of the 10 teams were from Rockford Public Schools – 1980 Jefferson, and 1975, 1987, 1997 teams from East High School. The Register Star published the results of the meet Sunday and this group of judges […]

Leave Your Comments »

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 […]

Leave Your Comments »

Auburn wrestling great helps others reach goals in Denver

Terry Griffis, the greatest wrestler in Auburn history, is a health and wellness trainer at the Colorado Athletic Club in Denver. At Auburn, Griffis was a three-time NIC-9 wrestling champion and three-time IHSA state qualifier at 189 pounds and heavyweight. He was 88-17 over his sophomore, junior and senior seasons. He also was a first […]

Leave Your Comments »

Three RPS wrestlers qualify for IESA state meet

DEKALB – Two wrestlers from Flinn Middle School and one from West earned another weekend of wrestling in the IESA Class AA Huntley DeKalb sectional. Joseph Holloway-Rockwell, an eighth-grader from West, took fourth in the 215-pound weight class. Demei Brown, a Flinn eighth-grader, advanced by finishing third at 145 pounds. Aiden Kirk is heading to […]

Leave Your Comments »

Seven RPS wrestlers win IESA wrestling regional titles

ROCKFORD – Rockford Public Schools wrestlers claimed seven regional titles this past weekend at the IESA Class AA Rockford Flinn regional. Six Flinn wrestlers took top spots in their weight classes: Hayden Roach, sixth grade, 65 pounds. Izayah Olejniecki, sixth grade, 80 pounds. Mugisho Mubarek, eighth grade, 85 pounds. Austin Nelson, eighth grade, 126 pounds. […]

Leave Your Comments »

Two E-Rabs qualify for state wrestling meet

BARRINGTON – Two East E-Rabs earned another week of wrestling. Sophomore Joey Pineda finished second in the IHSA Class 3A Barrington Sectional at 285 pounds. Pineda won a paiir of close decisions, beating Edgar Vazquez of Waukegan, 3-0, and Keeegan Houlihan of Lincolnshire Stevenson to reach the finals. There, he ran into Jason Guardarrama, a […]

Leave Your Comments »