Tag: Rockford School District

RPS runners sweep NIC-10 cross country titles

BELVIDERE – A pair of Rockford Public Shools runners ran dominant races Saturday to claim the boys and girls cross country championships. Guilford sophomore Michelle Gasmund won the girls race by nearly 1 minute over Rachel Hilby of Boylan. Gasmund, who finished third in the race as a freshman for East last, raced the nearly […]

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Auburn perfect in girls tennis

ROCKFORD – Auburn’s Belen Nevenhoven completed a perfect NIC-10 career, rolling to her fourth straight conference tennis title on Oct. 10. Nevenhoven beat Guilford’s Kasey Aucutt, 6-0, 6-0, in the final and her teammates were perfect as well. The Knights went 9-0 in dual meets this year and then won both singles divisions and all […]

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Guilford boys golf advances to sectionals

The Guilford Vikings came up one shot short in their bid to win the school’s first IHSA regional golf title in 15 years, but it was enough to keep their season alive. Guilford shot 329 Tuesday at Elliot Golf Course to take second to Rockton Hononegah. The Vikings topped DeKalb by two shots to advance […]

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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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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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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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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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