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Jefferson picks up first win under Arnold

ROCKFORD – The Jefferson J-Hawks scored 40 unanswered points to win their first game under coach Jacob Arnold. Guilford jumped out to a 12-0 lead in the first quarter. The Vikings scored two touchdowns on its first seven plays, a 21-yard run by George Curry and a 47-yard scamper by Kevin Woods. It was all […]

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Jefferson advances to tonight’s regional boys volleyball finals

ROCKFORD – The Jefferson J-Hawks turned back a tough challenge by Hononegah Tuesday night to advance to the IHSA East Regional finals. Jefferson, the No. 4 seed in the Harlem sectional, downed the Indians, 25-20, 17-25, 25-19 to move to tonight’s title match against Boylan at East at 6 p.m. Boylan is the No. 1 […]

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J-Hawks baseball team rallies to top Belvidere

ROCKFORD – The Jefferson J-Hawks scored two runs in the bottom of the eighth inning Wednesday to knock off Belvidere, 9-8, for their first win of the season. Brandon Pruitt was the big star at the plate. He collected four hits in six at bats, scoring a run and driving in three, as Jefferson (1-16) […]

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J-Hawks finish dominant freshman run by winning conference tournament

ROCKFORD – Jefferson’s varsity boys basketball team is dominated by sophomores and juniors and more young talent is on the way. Jefferson’s freshmen basketball team wrapped up a dominant campaign by rolling through the annual conference tournament at Boylan. The J-Hawks beat Belvidere North (53-38), Harlem (52-32) and then East in the finals 69-49. It […]

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Young J-Hawks break home losing streak

ROCKFORD – Jefferson won its first girls basketball home game in eight years by outscoring Belvidere 6-3 in overtime without its top two scorers. Camron Blank, who scored 29 points for Jefferson, and Karley Colson, who added seven, both fouled out in the final minute of regulation. Jefferson went into overtime tied at 38 with […]

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Two RPS students place in Top of the State speech competition

ROCKFORD – Aryan Arora of Auburn and Jada Cox both brought home top five finishes in the Top of the State speech competition Saturday at Jefferson. The IHSA holds a state competition for a number of different speaking competitions and Auburn and Jefferson will be in the DeKalb regional this Saturday. The state competition is […]

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Auburn team, Jefferson bowler advance to state

ROCKFORD – Big days from junior Carson Soles and senior Matt Seigel powered the Auburn boys bowling team into next week’s IHSA state bowling tournament. The Knights finished fifth in Saturday’s IHSA bowling sectional at Don Carter Lane, easily advancing as a team. Auburn went with five bowlers all six games Saturday. Seigel led the […]

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J-Hawk MLK Showcase Saturday start times pushed back

ROCKFORD – All District 205 activities Saturday are canceled and the start of Jefferson’s annual J-Hawk MLK Showcase have been pushed back to 11 a.m. because of Winter Storm Harper. The fact that winter storms now are given names was a surprise to the Rockford Sports Coalition, but seeing the schedules altered was not as […]

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Jefferson dominates freshman Christmas basketball tourney

ROCKFORD – Jefferson is the defending NIC-10 conference champion in boys basketball and the J-Hawks are off to a 10-6 start overall under new coach John Rossato. Judging by the results of the annual Jefferson Christmas freshman basketball tournament, Rossato will have plenty of talent to work with in the coming seasons. Jefferson was one […]

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Young J-Hawks pick up first wins in girls basketball

LISLE – The Jefferson J-Hawks picked up its first two wins of the year at the Lisle Christmas tournament, a significant step forward in the program’s reboot. Jefferson (2-14) lost its tourney opener to Walter Lutheran but rebounded to beat Coal City, 47-33, and Lisle, 42-39. The J-Hawks fell to Timothy Christian in its other […]

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