Tag: Rockford School District

East’s Burnell comes up big against Auburn, nears record

ROCKFORD – Chris Burnell has been content to be the playmaker for the undefeated East E-Rabs so far this year, but Friday night the senior showed that he can be the lead dog when necessary. East knocked off Auburn, 65-61, to move to 6-0 in the NIC-10 and 10-0 overall. It was the first game […]

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Auburn soccer star signs with Robert Morris University

ROCKFORD – Gabrielle Christidis, a three-time all-NIC-10 soccer player for the Auburn Knights, signed a letter of intent Monday to play for Robert Morris University Illinois in 2019-2020. The Chicago-based college is a NAIA school that plays in the Chicagoland Collegiate Athletic Conference. The Eagles were 7-7-3 overall this past season and the roster included […]

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Sims, Siegel, Soles leading Auburn bowling charge

ROCKFORD – The Auburn Knights boys bowling team entered the week 3-1 and in third place in the NIC-10 behind the hot starts of Preston Sims, Carson Soles and Matt Siegel. Sims is averaging 222 on the season and has the league’s highest series with an 811. That series included his first 300. Soles is […]

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Auburn’s Schwartz wins in Whitewater

WHITEWATER – Andrew Schwartz was one of two Auburn Knights to wrestle to top-two finishes at this Saturday’s Whitewater Invitational in Wisconsin. Schwartz went 4-0 Saturday to win the 152-pound title. Schwartz recorded two pins of wrestlers from Verona and Beloit Memorial and a majority decision over David Cushman of Whitewater. Schwartz clinched the title […]

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Jefferson bounces Boylan

ROCKFORD – The Jefferson J-Hawks rallied from 11 points down in the third quarter to beat Boylan, 58-56, at Jefferson. The J-Hawks raced out to a 14-4 lead in the first quarter. Junior point guard George Williams, though, picked up his second foul at the end of the first quarter on a charging call. Without […]

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East, Jefferson looking to build on NIC-10 success

The Rockford School District boys basketball programs in 2017-2018 had their strongest season since the 1999-2000 season – and East, Guilford, Jefferson and Auburn are off to stronger starts in 2018-2019. Last year, the four schools combined to go 42-22 in the NIC-10. Jefferson tied for the title at 13-3, Auburn finished third at 12-4 […]

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East’s Hecox earns NJCAA All-American honors

ROCKFORD – Rock Valley College sophomore Mallory Hecox was named to the NJCAA Division III All-American after leading the Golden Eagles to the Division III national tournament for the first time since 2012. Hecox led the N4C Conference and Region IV champions in kills with 404 as an outside hitter. Hecox had 33 kills and […]

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Auburn’s Lowe lauded for improvement by Illini Inquirer

CHAMPAIGN – The University of Illinois football program had another rough season, going 2-7 in the BIG 10 and 4-8 overall. But the Illini doubled their win total from 2017 and won two more in the Big 10 than they did the year before and will lose only four players to graduation. The staff of […]

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East takes command in NIC-10

ROCKFORD – The East E-Rabs rallied from a five-point third-quarter deficit to beat the Boylan Titans, 59-50, Wednesday night, moving into first place alone in the NIC-10. The Titans were able to contain Sha’den Clanton, holding him to six points. But Sincere Parker exploded for 27 and Chris Burnell, now the team’s point guard, scored […]

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East’s Hayes to transfer from New Mexico

ALBUQUERQUE, New Mexico – Former Rockford East star Marcus Hayes will transfer from the University of New Mexico after leading the nation in punt return average.  The Lobos went 3-9 this season, but Hayes was one of the reasons for hope going forward. As a starting safety, Hayes had 51 tackles for the season, two […]

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