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Former East star heating up at Southeastern

LAKELAND, Fla. – Madi Hecox, the former All-NIC-10 star at East and JUCO Division 3 All-American at Rock Valley College, is on fire at Southeastern University. Hecox is averaging 10.6 points, 5.3 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 1.1 assist in 11 games so far this season. She’s started eight. The senior guard is shooting 53 percent […]

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Auburn’s Lowe to stay at Illinois

CHAMPAIGN – Vederian Lowe, the road grader lineman who powered Auburn to back-to-back NIC-10 football titles, will take advantage of the NCAA rule granting players an additional year of eligibility to play a fifth season at the University of Illinois. Lowe has started 40 games on the offensive line for the Illini, including the last […]

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East alum to play in Reese’s Senior Bowl

Robert Jones, the Rockford East graduate who has worked himself from an unknown talent into an NFL prospect, will play in the Reese’s Senior Bowl. The 2016 East graduate finished his second year at Middle Tennessee State as a guard and tackle. Now 6-5, 330 pounds, Jones decided to pass up a chance to play […]

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Former Auburn bowler in national legal spotlight

CHICAGO – Keenan Saulter, who bowled on Auburn’s bowling team in the 1990s, is the attorney representing a Chicago woman whose home was wrongly raided in 2019 by the Chicago Police Department. Keenan Saulter is representing Anjanette Young, whose home was raided by Chicago police nearly two years ago based on faulty information from an […]

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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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Auburn grad Lowe named honorable mention All-Big 10

Auburn graduate Vederian Lowe earned his secon postseason award at the University of Illinois by being named an honorable mention All-Big 10 offensive lineman. Lowe finished his fourth season as a starter for the Illini. He has played in 40 of his 44 career games for Illinois, starting 39, the last 33 in a row. […]

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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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Coates could be RPS’ next NFL player

Rockford Register Star writer Jay Taft this week detailed the path of Guilford’s Julius Coates to big-time college football. The former Vikings wide receiver has filled out to 6-6, 289 pounds and, after stops at two different junior colleges, has turned himself into a disruptive defensive lineman for the University of Arkansas. Click here to […]

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Guilford’s Dennis heading off to college early

ROCKFORD – Kate Dennis of Guilford is the first Vikings girls basketball player in more than 15 years to sign a Division 1 scholarship.On Nov. 11, Dennis signed to play with Ohio University, a Mid-American Conference power under coach Bob Bolden. Kate is wasting no time getting involved. She plans on graduating from Guilford on […]

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Giving thanks to our coaches

ROCKFORD – The Rockford Sports Coalition is extremely thankful on this Thanksgiving Day for all the staff and coaches who work daily with District 205 students to help them succeed. The Rockford Public Schools resevoir of dedicated and effective coaches has never been deeper, which was illustrated by the fact that RPS coaches earned coach […]

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