Tag: Rockford School District

RPS loses one of its best friends

ROCKFORD – Dan Miller, the dynamo that helped build the Rockford Elementary Basketball Association (REBA) into a citywide movement, died on June 19 at the age of 64. The sudden death shocked everyone who knew Dan and his untiring work ethic. Dan spent thousands of hours volunteering at Bloom Elementary, entered the Literacy Council’s 100 […]

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Auburn runner climbing fast in Navy career

Deborah Davis-Reid McIvey, a 1989 Auburn graduate, continues to add to an impressive resume with the U.S. Navy. Deborah was about as well rounded of a student as you’ll find while at Auburn. A member of the Creative and Performing Arts (CAPA) program, she sang in the a capella program, served on the student council, […]

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Auburn’s Nevenhoven wins top female athlete award

ROCKFORD – Auburn tennis star Belen Nevenhoven was named Female Athlete of the Year Thursday night in the Rockford Register Star’s annual All Star Preps Best of Rock River Valley awards. Normally, the announcement comes during a grand gala. Thursday’s awards ceremony was conducted online because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The Register Star made […]

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Guilford football star still making sure things run smoothly

ROCKFORD – Drew Sweeney was one of the big reasons Montell Clanton was able to set District 205 rushing records that stood until this past fall. Sweeney was an All-NIC-9 tackle in 2002, opening the holes that Clanton burst through to win the conference rushing title. Sweeney continued to excel at Western Illinois University, where […]

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Last thanks to East’s super seniors

In May, East announced its annual top awards and scholarship winners. Athletes of the Year: Roberto Davila and Kabrea Jamerson. Scholar Athletes of the Year: Hailey Hunter and Jack Bathje., Austin Rux Memorial Scholarship: Carter Wyatt. Craig Stalcup Memorial Scholarship: Tay’Veon Lake. Austin Rux was an East student who died just before his sophomore year […]

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Hillman, Jefferson still tops in virtual 2.05 Run entries

ROCKFORD – With less than two days to go, Hillman Elementary and Jefferson High School lead in the number of entrants for annual Rockford Public Schools 2.05 Run. Because of the coronavirus pandemic restricting public gatherings, this year’s 2.05 Run is virtual.  The school that has the most supporters enter wins a $500 prize and […]

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Hillman leading entries in virtual 2.05 Run

ROCKFORD – With 10 days to go to sign up and get your run in, nearly 225 already have registered for this year’s Rockford Public Schools 2.05 Run. Because of the coronavirus pandemic restricting public gatherings, this year’s 2.05 Run is virtual. As one of the major fundraisers for the Rockford Sports Coalition, which supports […]

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J-Hawks star and college hall of famer now trains next generation of trainers

DUBUQUE, Iowa – Deann Trapp Petitgrout, one of Jefferson’s top girls athletes of the 1990s, is a college professor at her alma mater, Clarke University in Dubuque, Iowa. Deann was a two-time first-team All-NIC-9 star for the J-Hawks’ basketball program in 1993-1994 and 1994-1995. She also excelled, to a lesser extent, in volleyball and soccer. […]

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Chicagoland Summer Showcase postponed because of COVID-19

ROCKFORD – The second annual Chicagoland Summer Showcase was postponed indefinitely this week because of COVID-19. Rockford Public Schools was selected to host an event that was expected to hundreds of recruits hoping to impress college coaches on June 26-28. The school district was forced to postpone the event after the NCAA extended its “dead […]

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Auburn promotes Griffin to lead girls basketball program

ROCKFORD – Taylor Griffin, who has been an assistant girls baskeball coach at both Auburn and East high schools, will take over the NIC-10 champion Knights basketball program. Griffin was an assistant coach for this year’s team, which went 16-2 in the conference to win the first NIC-10 title in school history, and 26-7 overall. […]

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