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RPS girls dominate jumps at NIC-10 meet

ROCKFORD – Rockford Public Schools athletes swept the jumping events at the girls NIC-10 track meet at Auburn Thursday night. Guilford’s Valerie Daehler won the long jump and tied for first in the high jump, while teammate Shaniah Johnson took first place in the triple jump. East’s Kayla Wells added to the collection by winning […]

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East brings home four top-six finishes in IHSA journalism

NORMAL – East’s journalism program had five students finish in the top six in four categories of the IHSA state journalism competition Friday at Heartland Community College. The IHSA holds statewide competitions in 18 different categories. Braulio Saucedo had the highest finish, taking third in info graphics. Saucedo’s finish is the best by East in […]

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Master’s Mile added to East Relays

ROCKFORD – The Rockford East Relays take place on April 27 at Swanson Stadium and organizers have added a race for the public to kick it off. The field events for the fifth annual Relays – in its second incarnation – begin at 10 a.m., followed by the Master’s Mile at 11 a.m. The Mile […]

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Friske wins in windy John Bell Invitational

AURORA – Noah Friske brought home East’s only first-place medal Saturday in the cold, windy John Bell Invitational at West Aurora High School. Friske ran a personal best 2:00.39 in the 800 meters and he needed it to edge Bennett Melone of St. Charles East, who came in at 2:00.48. Friske added a fourth-place finish […]

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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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Friske, Scanlon led E-Rabs to 4th in East St. Louis JJK Invitational

EAST ST. LOUIS – The East E-Rabs boys track team won three events and recorded 17 top-10 finishes in Saturday’s JJK Invitational. East took fourth overall out of 14 teams, showing off impressive depth in its younger athletes. Senior Noah Friske, though, led the way. The two-time NIC-10 cross country champion dominated the 800-meter run. […]

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Full East effort falls short against Chicago Curie

PEORIA – For the first time in this record-breaking season for the East E-Rabs, none of its “big three” were particularly sharp in the IHSA Class 4A third-place game. Yet, with 1:55 left to play, the E-Rabs trailed by just three, 56-53, after a layup by Andres Thompson because the rest of the East squad […]

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East can’t overcome historic shooting exhibition

PEORIA – The East E-Rabs will play for third place in the IHSA Class 4A state tournament Saturday after being outgunned, 94-82, by Evanston Friday. Evanston finished third in last year’s 4A tournament and to beat the Wildkits the E-Rabs needed to be firing on all cylinders. Seniors Chris Burnell and Sha’Den Clanton played inspired […]

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Parker, E-Rabs overwhelm Geneva to break forty-year state drought

DEKALB – East sharpshooter Sincere Parker couldn’t buy a basket early in Tuesday’s IHSA Class 4A supersectional against Geneva. Then, with East trailing by 14 points late in the second quarter, he stole a pass for a breakaway dunk. After that, he couldn’t miss. In fact, there were very few East misses of any kind […]

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East outmuscles South Elgin to win sectional title

ROCKFORD – The East E-Rabs used a dominant advantage on the boards to beat South Elgin, 64-54, to move one win away from the school’s first state appearance in 41 years. The Storm were coming off an impressive 57-35 beatdown of Harlem with 6-7 center Vincent Miszkiewicz leading the way with 15 rebounds. Miszkiewicz was […]

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