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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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Solid fall season for several RPS athletes

ROCKFORD – In a season that wasn’t typical, Rockford Public Schools had lots of athletes turning in typically outstanding seasons. RPS runners swept the MVP awards in cross country. Three boys cross country runners made first team All-NIC-10 and another was named special mention. Four RPS runners made the first team girls team and another […]

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Basketball season put on hold

The NIC-10 basketball season, both boys and girls, has been put on hold because of the decision by the Illinois Department of Public Health elevated the sport as high risk because of the rapidly rising number of coronavirus cases in the state. Although the IHSA ruled that schools could play the season as scheduled, the […]

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Auburn sophomore swimmer wows at Byron sectional

BYRON – Auburn’s Ursula Koch didn’t have a chance to win any individual NIC-10 swimming titles because of COVID-19, but she showed at IHSA sectionals that she’ll be a force to contend with in future years. The NIC-10 decided not to have a conference meet this fall because of the ongoing pandemic. Instead, Hononegah was […]

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Guilford’s Gasmund adds another cross country title

ROCKFORD – Sophomore Michelle Gasmund added an IHSA regional cross country title to her trophy collection, cruising to a more than six second victory over Algonquin Jacobs’ Kelly Carpenter. Gasmund, who dominated the NIC-10 cross country meet the week before, ran the three-mile course in 18:42. Madison Harmsen, a Guilford freshman, was the next highest […]

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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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