Tag: Rockford School District

McClelland introduced as Auburn girls basketball coach

ROCKFORD – This past Friday, Auburn introduced Milwaukee native Jason McClelland as the school’s new girls basketball coach. When play tips off in November, all four Rockford Public Schools 205 high schools will have new girls basketball coaches. McClelland comes to Auburn from HOPE Christian Schools where he was a teacher. He’s also served in […]

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RPS stars Garcia and Sayyalinh show big things ahead

ROCKFORD – Two RPS 205 incoming seniors showed this weekend that big things could be ahead for them in the 2019-2020 school year. On Saturday, Auburn’s Jonah Garcia sprinted to first place in the K-12 division of the 35th annual SwedishAmerican State Street Mile. Garcia finished fourth in the NIC-10 cross country meet as a […]

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Golf Scramble for Sports draws 112 players

ROCKFORD – The Golf Scramble for Sports drew 112 players to Aldeen Golf Club this past Friday. Kollegetown, made up of Justin Bach, Cal Kromm, Michael White and Steve Kittleson shot a scramble score of 51 – 21-under-par, to win the overall title. Kollegetown edged Jeff Compton, Justin Christiansen, Cal Carlson and Matt Kurtz by […]

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Rockford Robotics getting some off-season work in this weekend

ROCKFORD – Rockford Robotics, a group of students from all Rockford Publics Schools high schools, will be among 32 teams competing this Saturday in the Rock River Robotics Off-Season Competition. The seventh annual competition takes place Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Rock Valley College PE Center. FIRST Robotics is a national […]

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East grad takes second in national wrestling tournament

FARGO, N.D. – East High School graduate Aydin Guttridge finished in second place at 285 pounds at this week’s USMC Nationals Junior Men’s Freestyle championships. Guttridge, who won the 285-pound IHSA Class 2A title this past school year, lost to the IHSA 2A champion Luke Luffman, 4-1, in the title match. For Luffman, it was […]

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Auburn’s VanVleet happy to give back

ROCKFORD – Fred VanVleet, who led the Auburn Knights to third place in the 2012 IHSA Class 4A state tournament and did that one better by leading the Toronto Raptors to the NBA championship this past June, kicks off his third annual FVV Fan Fest and Summer Camp tonight at 5 p.m. VanVleet met with […]

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Four RPS athletes qualify for AAU Junior Olympics

JOLIET – Four Rockford Public Schools 205 athletes earned trips to Greensboro, North Carolina, to compete in the AAU Junior Olympics. Madalyn Hefty, Jackson Hefty, Aiden Gasmund and Michelle Gasmund all qualified at the AAU Region 13 Qualifier in Joliet. The qualifier was held from June 27 to June 30. The Heftys and Gasmunds compete […]

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Guilford volleyball player earns national recognition

ROCKFORD – Ella Holmstrom took the NIC-10 by storm in 2018, earning first-team all-NIC-10 honors at outside hitter as a freshman. The incoming sophomore is opening eyes far outside this region. In June, Holmstrom was one of 82 volleyball players named to the 2019 Ultra AnkleĀ® Junior Volleyball Association All-National Team, “which recognizes the top […]

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Guilford shows it’s a contender with strong Showcase play

ROCKFORD – The Guilford Vikings went 5-1 in the Chicagoland Summer Showcase II, serving notice that they will be in the mix for their first NIC-10 basketball title since the 1999-2000 season. The Vikings knocked off Chicago Prosser, Verona (Wisconsin), Chicago Hansberry College Prep, Wauwatosa (Wisconsin) West and Rockford Christian before finally falling to Zion-Benton, […]

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Rockford packs downtown to celebrate Fred VanVleet

ROCKFORD – Auburn graduate Fred VanVleet has always been a fan favorite in Rockford, but over the last two months he became part of the international conversation as he played an integral part in leading the Toronto Raptors to an NBA championship. Saturday, though, he was back in Rockford soaking up the local love as […]

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