Tag: NIC-10 Sports History Book

NIC-10 Boys Cross Country Champions

East’s Noah Friske won his second straight NIC-10 boys cross country title on Oct. 13. It also was the 30th boys title by a District 205 runner since the conference began holding yearly cross country championships back in 1961 – when the conference was still known as the Big Eight. Click here to see a […]

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Auburn’s Anderson was a difference-maker in two sports

Bobby Anderson is being inducted into the RPS 205 Athletics Hall of Fame in February. It’s a deserving award for an athlete who was Auburn’s greatest point guard – until Fred VanVleet came along – and an even better football player. Anderson thrived for four years in the Big 10 as a defensive back at […]

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Football: 1964 West

In the long history of Rockford Public Schools, the district has had just five undefeated football teams over a full season. West in 1964 was the first since a Rockford High School team went 8-0 in 1910 before the NIC-10 was even created. West needed a couple of last-second wins early to get its motor […]

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Girls Track: NIC-10 champions

From Shirlenia Green to Atira Lashley, District 205 has had some amazing track athletes this century.

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Scarpetta was a wonder for Auburn

Dan Scarpetta was as close to unhittable as the NIC-10 conference has ever seen. The left-hander led Auburn to the first of its three IHSA regional titles his senior year and then was drafted in the third round of the Major League Baseball draft by the Milwaukee Brewers. It remains the highest a District 205 […]

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Register Star captures essence of special Champions Ball

The sixth annual Champions Ball & RPS Athletics Hall of Fame was a sellout Saturday night as friends, family and fans came out to celebrate athletes, coaches and contributors from all four of the current Rockford public high schools as well as West High School. The Register Star’s Adam Poulisse did an excellent job capturing […]

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How Auburn’s Appino built a winning culture

Auburn’s Dan Appino, who coached the Knights football program for the past six seasons, sat down with Thinker Ventures, a business development firm in Rockford, to talk about the importance of culture to creating a winning organization. Click here to give it a listen.

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Talking with RPS Hall of Famer Dan Wikse

Tom Warner and Alex Gary caught up with Dan Wikse, the 1965 state tennis champion from West High School. Dan remains the only state singles champion in NIC-10 history. He’ll be inducted into the RPS 205 Athletic Hall of Fame on February 24. Stateline Sports Hour Dan Wikse interview

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2002-2003 Boys Swimming

The incomparable Brad Boswell powered Guilford to a conference title and then had the best individual performance at a boys swim meet in NIC-9/NIC-10 history. Click here to see the season.

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Auburn all-conference boys basketball players

The Auburn Knights have had a number of outstanding basketball players since the school opened in the 1960s. Click here to see a list of all the first-team all-conference boys players in school history.

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