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Illini open football practice with Lowe entrenched as starter

The University of Illinois took its lumps under Lovie Smith last season, finishing 2-10. There’s much more optimism this year largely because the Illini started 22 true freshman over the course of the year. Three of the 22 started on the offensive line, including former Auburn great Vederian Lowe. If that group grows into a […]

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Auburn grad makes NBA summer league roster

The greatest backcourt in NIC-10 history never played an official game together. Marcus Posley transferred to Auburn his senior year and would have teamed up with current Toronto Raptor Fred Van Vleet. Unfortunately, the IHSA ruled that Posley had to sit out his senior season so Posley practiced with the team and watched Van Vleet […]

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East, Auburn in summer league semifinals

East and Auburn both advanced to tonight’s semifinals of the Rockford East Summer League tournament, keeping hopes alive for an all-District 205 final. The E-Rabs crushed both Belvidere, 79-38, and Winnebago, 77-53, to advance to tonight’s semifinal game at 6 p.m. in the main gym. East will play a surprise semifinalist in Belvidere North. The […]

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Keeping up with your coaches: Kevin Anderson, Auburn

Rockford Auburn High School head boys and girls track coach Full-time Job: Student Advocate in Families in Transition program for school district Family: Two sons Keaton Anderson and Jordan Anderson Hometown: Chicago IL. High School and year you graduated: Rockford West, 1985 Athletic background: High school football player, four-time state qualifier on West track team. Received […]

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Auburn has special graduation for champion boxer

ROCKFORD – Angel Martinez couldn’t attend his Auburn graduation ceremony this past week because he was in Colorado Springs building what he hopes is an Olympic boxing resume. So Auburn held a special graduation ceremony just for him on Tuesday. About 100 people attended the ceremony where Martinez, 18, was presented with several awards, including […]

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Auburn’s Nevenhoven has strong state run

Auburn junior Quinten Nevenhoven finished the IHSA Class 2A state tennis tournament with a 3-2 record. Nevenhoven won his first two matches Friday. Saturday morning, with a chance to guarantee a top eight spot, he fell to Zack Elliot of Hinsdale Central, 6-3, 6-0. Nevenhoven rebounded to beat Ryan Mitchell of Lincoln Way East before […]

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Auburn tennis star alive in state tennis tournament

Auburn junior Quinten Nevenhoven soared into the third round of the IHSA Class 2A state tennis tournament Thursday. Nevenhoven knocked off Christian Cowulich of Belleville East, 6-1, 6-3, in the first round and then dominated Kevin Li of Wheaton North, 6-0, 6-1. Nevenhoven plays Zack Elliot of Hinsdale Central at Arlington Heights Hersey Friday morning. […]

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District 205 tennis players sweep IHSA sectional

MACHESNEY PARK – Rockford Public Schools tennis players dominated the IHSA Class 2A Machesney Park Harlem sectional, taking the top two spots in singles and doubles. In singles, it was an all-Auburn final. Junior Quinten Nevenhoven knocked off freshman Chris Park, 6-0, 6-1. Nevenhoven won the NIC-10 tennis title last weekend, while Park won No. […]

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Auburn sprinter qualifies for state meet

Auburn junior Syreal Holland qualified for next weekend’s IHSA Class 3A meet in the 100-meter dash. Holland ran the 100 at the Huntley sectional in :11.06, finishing second to Eric Mooney of Huntley. Holland won the NIC-10 100-meter title last weekend in Freeport by running a :11.18. Holland will be the lone athlete representing District […]

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Another RPS milestone – Auburn wins first boys conference tennis title

The Auburn Knights made school history this past weekend by winning the NIC-10 boys tennis championship in Freeport. The Knights were favored at the start of the season, but still it was a surprise at how completely the Knights dominated to claim the first conference boys tennis title in school history. Quinten Nevenhoven and Chris Park […]

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