Tag: Rockford School District

Inaugural Auburn girls tourney adds to June basketball fun

ROCKFORD – Auburn will host the inaugural Battle for the Castle on June 15, featuring 12 schools from two states. Auburn, East and Guilford will be representing RPS 205. Hononegah and Harlem will be here from the NIC-10. The rest of the field will be Zion-Benton, Stillman Valley, Stockton, Dundee-Crown, Peoria Manuel and Normal Community […]

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Master’s Mile added to East Relays

ROCKFORD – The Rockford East Relays take place on April 27 at Swanson Stadium and organizers have added a race for the public to kick it off. The field events for the fifth annual Relays – in its second incarnation – begin at 10 a.m., followed by the Master’s Mile at 11 a.m. The Mile […]

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Two Auburn students win Science Olympiad title

CHAMPAIGN – Junior Victoria Wu and sophomore Phuong Pham teamed up to win a state title in Saturday’s Illinois Science Olympiad at the University of Illinois. Fifty schools qualified teams for the Olympiad and they were broken into the A and AA divisions. Auburn had 23 students compete in the Olympiad and 13 finished fifth […]

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Friske wins in windy John Bell Invitational

AURORA – Noah Friske brought home East’s only first-place medal Saturday in the cold, windy John Bell Invitational at West Aurora High School. Friske ran a personal best 2:00.39 in the 800 meters and he needed it to edge Bennett Melone of St. Charles East, who came in at 2:00.48. Friske added a fourth-place finish […]

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Skridla, Eisenhower bringing home IESA bowling titles

JOLIET – Devan Skridla and his Eisenhower Middle School teammates made history this weekend in the Illinois Elementary School Association state bowling tournament. Skridla became the second RPS 205 boys bowler to win an IESA state bowling title since the organization began holding the event in 2011. Skridla’s effort also led Eisenhower to the first […]

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Former NIU, RVC coach Carl Armato to coach Guilford basketball

ROCKFORD – Rockford Public Schools announced today that Carl Armato will coach the Guilford boys basketball team in 2019-2020 pending school board approval. Armato was an assistant at Guilford at the beginning of this past season. He took over as interim coach on Jan. 31. The Vikings finished 18-14 for the season, the first winning […]

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RPS 205 loses two top stars from years past

The Rockford School District sadly lost two of its top former athletes this past week. Joel Peterson, who was a collegiate Division I football and track athlete from East, died Saturday at the age of 80 in Middleton, Wisconsin. Dick Johnson, a 1962 Auburn graduate who finished fifth in the state in tennis as a […]

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Auburn student wins national scholastic bowl title

ROCKFORD – Auburn senior Ethan Strombeck is the national individual scholastic bowl champion. Scholastic Bowl typically is a team event, but each year a National Academic Quiz Tournaments individual tournament is held, featuring 10 rounds of buzzer play on topics ranging from science and geography to history and literature. The tournament drew 130 competitors to […]

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Friske, Scanlon led E-Rabs to 4th in East St. Louis JJK Invitational

EAST ST. LOUIS – The East E-Rabs boys track team won three events and recorded 17 top-10 finishes in Saturday’s JJK Invitational. East took fourth overall out of 14 teams, showing off impressive depth in its younger athletes. Senior Noah Friske, though, led the way. The two-time NIC-10 cross country champion dominated the 800-meter run. […]

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Auburn girls earn two top 5s in Kaneland track meet

MAPLE PARK – Auburn’s girls track team brought home two top-five finishes in Saturday’s 17-team Kaneland Invitational. Sophomore Taylor Wartell was the top finisher, taking fourth in the 3,200-meter run. Wartell ran the race in 12:17.9. Fellow Sophomore Isabella Roethle was fifth in the 800-meter run. She ran the race in 2:31.07. The Knights have […]

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