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Hill, Hannah led Knights to first girls basketball regional title since 1987

MACHESNEY PARK – Sophomores Zhakyla Evans and Brooklyn Gray get a lot of the headlines, but it’s seniors Mariah Hill and DaSani Hannah who spearhead the front and back of the Knights suffocating defense. Those two dominated the DeKalb Barbs Thursday night at Harlem, leading Auburn to a 52-32 win in the Class 4A Harlem […]

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Auburn girls basketball seek wins record, first regional title since Reagan administration

MACHESNEY PARK – The Auburn girls basketball team can pass a couple big milestones tonight in the IHSA Class 4A Harlem regional final against DeKalb. Although the Knights have won 20 or more games four times in the prior 11 seasons, Auburn has not won an IHSA girls regional title since the 1986-1987 season. That […]

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Auburn caps off girls basketball title run

ROCKFORD – The Auburn Knights, who clinched the school’s first girls basketball championship earlier in the week, celebrated Friday night after downing Jefferson, 62-31. It was senior night and the Knights have seven. The coaching staff started five seniors and the first two off the bench were seniors as well. That relegated its top two […]

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Auburn clinches school’s first NIC-10 basketball girls title

Rockford Auburn had little trouble with Freeport Friday night, beating the Pretzels 82-26 to clinch at least a share of the NIC-10 girls basketball title. When the Knights got back from the road trip, they found out Boylan had knocked off Belvidere North making Auburn the sole conference champion. It is the first NIC-10 girls […]

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Auburn’s depth shows in Belvidere North beatdown

ROCKFORD – Super sophomores Brooklyn Gray and Zhakyla Evans were held to just 13 points in Auburn’s Tuesday night showdown with Belvidere North. The Knights still won convincingly, 64-46, to move back into first place in the NIC-10 by a game and virtually clinch the school’s first conference basketball title. The Blue Thunder may have […]

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Auburn wants alumni to pack the gym for North showdown

ROCKFORD – Auburn hosts Belvidere North tonight in a girls basketball showdown where the winner is essentially assured the NIC-10 conference title. The schools both come into the game at 13-2. Auburn officials are hoping to fill the gym and they are calling on alumni to show up and shout for the Knights to win […]

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Auburn hosting what could be a historic game for RPS

ROCKFORD – On Wednesday night, Auburn shook off a slow start to knock off Boylan at the Castle and improve to 18-5 on the season and 10-1 in the NIC-10. The win kept them in a first-place tie with perennial girls basketball power Hononegah. The Indians are 10-1 despite having lost Jordan King, the all-time […]

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Nevenhoven battles, but finishes second in IHSA tennis

BUFFALO GROVE – Belen Nevenhoven of Auburn got off to a strong start in her bid to become the first IHSA girls tennis champion in NIC-10 history. Leading 4-2 with a break point, she missed a volley that turned the match. Defending state champion Kiley Rabjohns rallied to win 10 of the next 13 games. […]

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Auburn’s Nevenhoven one match from history

BUFFALO GROVE – Auburn junior Belen Nevenhoven is one match from winning the first girls state tennis title not only in District 205 history but in NIC-10 history. On Friday, Nevenhoven knocked off Auburn Rabjohns of Lake Forest, 6-4, 6-3, and Ali Benedetto of Winnetka New Trier, 6-4, 6-4. The two wins already give her […]

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Auburn’s VanVleet has big NBA opening night

TORONTO – Fred VanVleet, the Rockford Auburn graduate who helped power the Toronto Raptors to last season’s NBA title, showed on opening night that he’s ready for an even bigger role. The Raptors opened the NBA season Tuesday night against the New Orleans Pelicans. VanVleet, one of the NBA’s top reserves the past two seasons, […]

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