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Auburn grad comes up big on national basketball stage

ROCKFORD – Fred VanVleet is no stranger to big moments. At Auburn High School, he led the Knights to third place in the IHSA Class 4A playoffs. At Wichita State, he played in four NCAA tournaments, including a Final Four as a freshman. Perhaps those moments prepared him for his Thursday night explosion. In Milwaukee, […]

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Nevenhoven leads Knights to sectional tennis title

ROCKFORD – Auburn’s Quinten Nevenhoven heads to next week’s IHSA Class 2A state meet with plenty of momentum. The senior completed two days of complete domination in which he dropped just two games in four matches. Saturday, he blanked Thomas Ptacin of Hononegah, 6-0, 6-0, and then let up a bit against John Wallace of […]

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Auburn singles stars sail into IHSA tennis sectional semis

ROCKFORD – Quinten Nevenhoven and Chris Park kept alive hopes for an all Auburn IHSA sectional final with two dominating victories Friday. Nevenhoven, the top seed in the IHSA 2A sectional at Auburn, was perfect on the day, winning a pair of 6-0, 6-0 matches against Alex Kershaw of Crystal Lake Central and Enrique Ravclo […]

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Auburn’s Holland speeds his way to state

ROCKFORD – Syreal Holland, the two-time NIC-10 100-meter dash champion, won both the 100- and 200-meter titles at Friday’s IHSA Class 3A sectional meet at Guilford. Holland raced to a :11.08 in the 100, comfortably beating Antonio Passarelli of Huntley’s :11.19. Holland won the NIC-10 100-meter title last week with a time of :11.04. Holland […]

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Rising Auburn needs one more win to match best baseball season this millennium

ROCKFORD – The Auburn Knights have ridden three big bats and the solid pitching of Payton Alexander to an 8-8 record in the NIC-10 this season. Auburn has two conference games left, both against Harlem. Tonight’s is at Auburn and Friday’s is at Harlem. A year after going 1-17 in the NIC-10, the Knights, under […]

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Auburn wins NIC-10 tennis title by barest of margins

ROCKFORD – Auburn dominated the NIC-10 tennis meet in 2018, but the conference title this year came to the final match. The final result was the same. Auburn Knights, boys tennis champions. In the decisive match, Monday night, Auburn’s Chris Park and Drew Licari beat Harlem’s Lucas Crane and Anthony Buffington, 6-3, 6-4, to win […]

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Knights celebrate three basketball college signings

ROCKFORD – Friends, family and teammates gathered Tuesday in the Auburn cafeteria to watch three Knights girls basketball players sign letters of intent for college. Sydney Erwin signed with North Central College in Naperville. Nia Taylor will play next season at Blackhawk Community College in Moline and Nia Adams-Neal will be at Parkland Community College […]

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Inaugural Auburn girls tourney adds to June basketball fun

ROCKFORD – Auburn will host the inaugural Battle for the Castle on June 15, featuring 12 schools from two states. Auburn, East and Guilford will be representing RPS 205. Hononegah and Harlem will be here from the NIC-10. The rest of the field will be Zion-Benton, Stillman Valley, Stockton, Dundee-Crown, Peoria Manuel and Normal Community […]

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Two Auburn students win Science Olympiad title

CHAMPAIGN – Junior Victoria Wu and sophomore Phuong Pham teamed up to win a state title in Saturday’s Illinois Science Olympiad at the University of Illinois. Fifty schools qualified teams for the Olympiad and they were broken into the A and AA divisions. Auburn had 23 students compete in the Olympiad and 13 finished fifth […]

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RPS 205 loses two top stars from years past

The Rockford School District sadly lost two of its top former athletes this past week. Joel Peterson, who was a collegiate Division I football and track athlete from East, died Saturday at the age of 80 in Middleton, Wisconsin. Dick Johnson, a 1962 Auburn graduate who finished fifth in the state in tennis as a […]

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