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Auburn just misses third scholastic bowl state title

PEORIA – For the second straight year, Auburn hopes of a third state scholastic bowl title were dashed in a 430-390 loss. In 2017-2018, the Knights made it to the title match only to lose to Lincolnshire Stevenson, 430-390. Friday morning, Auburn reversed that loss by beating Stevenson, 480-380, in the final match of pool […]

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Auburn also hoping to win a state title in Peoria

PEORIA – Auburn’s powerhouse scholastic bowl team will have to get through the defending state champions to get a chance to win the school’s third scholastic bowl state title. There will be eight teams in Peoria Friday competing for the IHSA Class 2A scholastic bowl title. The schools are broken into two pools. Auburn, which […]

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Auburn dominates scholastic bowl sectional

BELVIDERE – Auburn’s scholastic bowl state dynasty was never threatened Saturday as the Knights qualified for the IHSA state tournament for the 18th straight year. The Knights won their three Class AA sectional matches in dominating fashion, beating Crystal Lake Central, Belvidere and Burlington Central by a combined score of 2,290 to 190. Only the […]

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Auburn sets up all-RPS 205 regional final

ROCKFORD – Auburn’s Josh Ausler won a fourth-quarter scoring duel with Boylan’s Johnny Close to lead the Knights to 68-65 win Wednesday night. Ausler scored 15 of his 26 points in the fourth quarter at East High School to hold off the Titans, who trailed by as many as 12 in the second half. Ausler […]

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Auburn scholastic bowl team in championship form

CHAMPAIGN – The Auburn scholastic bowl team showed that it is a major threat to win the school’s third IHSA state championship by knocking off the defending champion this past weekend. Auburn won the Illinois NAQT State Tournament held at the University of Illinois this past Saturday. The NAQT is an invitation-only competition where schools […]

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Great Daye at state speech competition for Auburn senior

PEORIA – Auburn senior David Daye took fourth place Saturday in oratorical declamation at the IHSA tournament for speech, drama and individual events. The annual competitions sees students battle it out in events ranging from impromptu and radio speak to poetry reading and original comedy. Daye’s showing broke a long drought for Rockford School District […]

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Bannister rolls her way to best state bowling finish in Auburn history

O’FALLON – Auburn sophomore Caitlyn Bannister caught fire Saturday, charging up the IHSA state bowling leaderboard to finish third. Bannister rolled series of 687 and 607 on Friday to put herself in eighth place. On Saturday, she followed up with series of 614 and 624. Her final score of 2,532 topped Chloe Siezega by one […]

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Auburn student wins IHSA speech sectional

ROCHELLE – Auburn senior David Daye qualified for next weekend’s IHSA speech and drama state finals in Peoria. Daye took first place in Oratorical Declamation at the IHSA Rochelle Sectional on Saturday. In that competition, students deliver a speech written by someone else. The goal of the event is for the student to perform another […]

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Three RPS wrestlers heading to state

BARRINGTON – Two wrestlers from East and one from Auburn qualified for next week’s IHSA Class 3A state meet. Aydin Guttridge of East improved to 34-2 on the season by winning the 285-pound division of the Barrington Sectional. Guttridge pinned Louis Schaller of Glenbrook North and Ryan McNeal of Cary Grove to reach the final […]

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Do, Davis dominate IHSA chess meet

PEORIA – Auburn junior Vincent Do was the most outstanding player at the IHSA state chess meet for the second straight year. Do was one of just two players out of 125 to win all seven of his matches on Board 1 of the state chess meet. Do faced stiffer competition than the other player, […]

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