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Guilford leads strong golf contingent into conference meet

Guilford’s boys golf team had a strong run of match play in the NIC-10 this fall, finishing second with an 8-1 record. Connor Knuth led the way for the Vikings with a 40.1 average per nine holes. That was good for third in the conference. Andrew Carey, with a 40.2 average, and Luke Grall, 41.0, […]

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Nominate coaches, players or contributors for RPS Athletics Hall of Fame

Because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic restrictions, the Rockford Sports Coalition has not set a date for its annual RPS 205 Champions Ball & Athletics Hall of Fame. We are taking nominations, though, for the next Hall of Fame class. You can nominate people in one of four categories – athlete, coach, team or service […]

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IHSA tweaks schedule again

The Illinois High School Association expanded the schedules for teams in the winter, spring and now summer sports seasons. The IHSA waived the limitation that would have restricted teams in those seasons to no more than two contests per week. Teams also can now play in tournaments that are larger than three teams, however, if […]

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Guilford star QB excelling in Texas oil industry

HOUSTON – Sean Cook, who finished second in the NIC-10 in passing at Guilford and followed that up with an outstanding Division 1 college career, is thriving in the oil industry in Texas. In 1983, Cook passed for 1,037 yards at Guilford, leading the Vikings to a 6-3 record. He went from Rockford to Texas […]

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2020-2021 Sports Seasons

The IHSA has modified the sports seasons this year in hopes of getting all sports in during the COVID-19 pandemic. Fall sports: August 10 to October 24Boys/girls golf, girls tennis, boys/girls cross country, girls swimmingWinter: November 16 to February 13Boys/girls basketball, wrestling, boys swimming, cheerleading, dance, boys/girls bowling.Spring: February 15 to May 1Football, boys soccer, […]

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Perfect weather for RPS Golf Scramble for Sports

ROCKFORD – The coronavirus pandemic didn’t deter 144 golfers from teeing it up in the annual RPS Golf Scramble for Sports Friday at Aldeen Golf Course. The eventĀ  sold out as it did last year before the coronavirus put all kinds of events in jeopardy. The annual golf scramble is one of three major fundraisers […]

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Time nears to tee it up for RPS 205 sports

ROCKFORD – The RPS 205 Golf Scramble for Sports will take place on July 24 at Aldeen Golf Club as scheduled. With Illinois moving into Phase 4 of reopening from the coronavirus pandemic, Rockford Public Schools was able to keep its date on the golfing calendar. The cost is $100 per person, which includes a […]

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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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