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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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E-Rabs top Stars to advance to sectional finals

ROCKFORD – It wasn’t one of East’s prettier games, but the E-Rabs tied a District 205 record with 32 victories by beating St. Charles North, 51-46, Tuesday night at Rock Valley College. East advances to Friday night’s sectional finals where it’ll play the winner of Wednesday night’s Harlem-South Elgin game. The E-Rabs looked like they […]

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East wins all-Rockford regional final impressively

ROCKFORD – The Auburn Knights battled East down to the final buzzer twice this season. The record-setting E-Rabs weren’t in the mood for drama Friday. East scored 10 of the first 12 points and cruised to a surprisingly easy 68-35 win over the Knights in the IHSA Class 4A regional final. It was the first […]

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