Category: Boys Basketball

Guilford duo make D1 college debuts

Two players who helped lift Guilford from the bottom of the NIC-10 in basketball have made their NCAA Division I debuts this month. One was expected. The other a bit of a surprise. On Tuesday, Monmouth University of New Jersey finally got its season underway, losing to Hofstra, 96-88. Guilford’s Jack Holmstrom got three minutes […]

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Ninth Hall of Fame class impressive, but ceremony on hold

A former major league baseball player and a tireless youth sports advocate are among the athletes, coaches and contributors who will be honored at the annual Rockford Public Schools Champions Ball and Athletic Hall of Fame.When the ceremony takes place, though, still is yet to be determined.Rockford Public Schools announced on Dec. 8 that its […]

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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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Jefferson’s Stucky excelling with Fiat Chrysler

Mario Stuckey, who was fourth in the NIC-9 in basketball scoring his senior year, is showing the same dedication and success in his manufacturing career. After graduating from Jefferson in 2006, began working at the Fiat Chrysler plant in Belvidere while earning an associate’s degree from Rock Valley College. In 2015, he was promoted to […]

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Five RPS players named first team All-NIC-10 in boys basketball

ROCKFORD – Rockford Public Schools teams took three of the top four spots in the NIC-10 boys basketball race and that success was reflected in the all-conference voting. Five of the 10 players named to the first team were District 205 stars. George Williams, Jefferson’s point guard, was picked after leading the NIC-10 in assists […]

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East, Jefferson shooting for regional basketball titles

ROCKFORD – East and Jefferson high schools hope to bring home regional titles tonight – and the J-Hawks can make school history if they win. The young E-Rabs – six of their top eight scorers are juniors – take on Hononegah at Guilford High School at 7 p.m.  The E-Rabs finished well ahead of the […]

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Eisenhower 8th graders qualify for state in boys basketball

VERNON HILLS – The Eisenhower Eagles moved to 23-4 on the season by beating Lake In The Hills Marlow, 44-34, Wednesday night in the eight grade IESA Class 4A sectional finals at Vernon Hills Hawthorn North. The Eagles will face Markham Prairie-Hills (19-2) on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Urbana Middle School in the IESA […]

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Eisenhower opens IESA sectionals in Vernon Hills

ROCKFORD – The Eisenhower Eagles knocked off RESA, 47-42, this past Thursday to win the IESA Eighth Grade Class 4A Rockford regional. The top-seeded Eagles reached the title game by beating Lincoln, 57-9, and Flinn, 55-48. The win over RESA earned the 22-4 Eagles a game against Lake In The Hills Marlow, which is 19-1 […]

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Winter Sports Records

Boys Basketball NIC-10 Overall Jefferson 14-4 26-6 East 13-5 21-12 Auburn 13-5 17-14 Guilford 7-11 14-17 Girls Basketball NIC-10 Overall Auburn 16-2 26-7 Guilford 10-8 18-12 East 6-12 8-23 Jefferson 3-15 3-21

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Knuth tops 1,000 points for Vikings

ROCKTON – Senior Tyler Knuth became the eighth boys basketball player who played at Guilford to top 1,000 points. Knuth passed the milestone against Hononegah on Friday. He joins this group of distinguished players: Guilford 1,000 point scorers Player Grad. Year Points Chris Loy 1974 1,449 Ben Holmstrom 1994 1,338 Johnny Rucker 1993 1,228 Aaron […]

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