Tuesday, November 3, 2020

2020 Girls Swimming

Standings
School W L
Rockton Hononegah 8 0
Rockford Auburn 7 1
Rockford Guilford 6 2
Machesney Park Harlem 5 3
Belvidere Co-op 3 5
Freeport 3 5
Rockford Boylan 3 5
Rockford East 1 7
Rockford Jefferson 0 8
* Because of the coronavirus pandemic, the NIC-10 did not
have a conference swim meet and based the conference title
on dual meets. The times listed below are the fastest times
swam in each event during the course of the season.
The IHSA did not hold a state meet. The IHSA sectionals
were the final competition of the year.
50-yard freestyle
Swimmer School Meet Time
Nhia Caras Boylan Sectional :23.18
Gracie Colvin Hononegah Sectional :24.60
Mikayla Durkin Guilford Sectional :24.70
100-yard freestyle
Swimmer School Meet Time
Nhia Caras Boylan Sectional :51.10
Molly Ryan Boylan Sectional :53.42
Gracie Colvin Hononegah Sectional :53.61
200-yard freestyle
Ali Cushing Auburn Dual Meet 1:56.20
Molly Ryan Boylan Sectional 1:57.53
Ursula Koch Auburn Dual Meet 1:58.79
500-yard freestyle
Ursula Koch Auburn Sectional 5:09.75
Bryn Kiley Boylan Sectional 5:22.78
Zoe Shields Harlem Sectional 5:36.50
50-yard backstroke
Gracie Colvin Hononegah Sectional :27.96
Nhia Caras Boylan Dual Meet :28.36
Molly Ryan Boylan Sectional :28.92
100-yard backstroke
Gracie Colvin Hononegah Sectional :57.75
Molly Ryan Boylan Sectional :59.97
Elena Kitzman Hononegah Sectional 1:01.20
50-yard breaststroke
Ella Gasparini Guilford Invitational :32.84
Ursula Koch Auburn Dual Meet :33.01
Ava Hayes Auburn Dual Meet :33.42
100-yard breaststroke
Ursula Koch Auburn Sectional 1:08.81
Ava Hayes Auburn Sectional 1:10.32
Ella Gasparini Guilford Invitational 1:12.02
50-yard butterfly
Nhia Caras Boylan Dual Meet :26.61
Ursula Koch Auburn Dual Meet :26.82
Elena Kitzman Hononegah Invitational :27.56
100-yard butterfly
Ursula Koch Auburn Sectional :58.65
Elena Kitzman Hononegah Sectional :59.74
Molly Ryan Boylan Invitational 1:01.10
100-yard individual medley
Ursula Koch Auburn Dual Meet 1:01.89
Molly Ryan Boylan Dual Meet 1:02.54
Ella Gasparini Guilford Invitationl 1:03.99
200-yard individual medley
Ursula Koch Auburn Sectional 2:08.34
Ella Gasparini Guilford Invitational 2:19.30
Bryn Kiley Boylan Sectional 2:19.45
Diving
Marissa Enke Guilford Invitational 312.85
Jaden Greenlee Guilford Invitational 288.30
Gabrielle Tarara Guilford Dual Meet 161.50

Thursday, October 29, 2020

1957 Football

Big Eight Standings
School Conf. Overall PF PA
East Aurora 5-1-1 5-3-1 155 98
Elgin 5-2 6-3 154 77
LaSalle-Peru 5-2 5-4 108 107
West Aurora 4-2-1 4-4-1 152 148
East Rockford 3-3-1 4-4-1 155 98
Freeport 2-4-1 2-6-1 101 141
Joliet 2-5 2-7 55 215
West Rockford 0-7 1-8 83 205

All-Conference
First Team
Player School Position Wt. Class
Dennis Nass East Aurora End 170 Sr.
George Hively Freeport End 183 Sr.
Don Beasley East Aurora Tackle 184 Sr.
Ernie Akemann Elgin Tackle 223 Sr.
Jerry Dittle LaSalle-Peru Guard 163 Sr.
Ervin Heiman East Aurora Guard 168 Sr.
Fred Rhoades Elgin Center 180 Sr.
Norm Rahn East Aurora QB 155 Sr.
Ken Zimmerman West Aurora HB 168 Jr.
Ron Carlson East Rockford HB 205 Sr.
Don Tregonning LaSalle-Peru FB 203 Jr.
Second Team
Dennis Freyling West Aurora End 170 Sr.
Craig Abbott Elgin End 160 Sr.
Ned Hurley LaSalle-Peru Tackle 195 Sr.
Wayne Videgar LaSalle-Peru Tackle 217 Sr.
Dennis Taylor Joliet Guard 160 Sr.
Dick Genz Elgin Guard 186 Sr.
Doug Henderson East Rockford Guard 160 Sr.
Pete Lonsway East Rockford Center 186 Sr.
Roger McDaniel Joliet QB 175 Jr.
Joe Poziemski Elgin HB 155 Jr.
Glenn Glauser LaSalle-Peru HB 191 Jr.
Dave Exline East Aurora FB 172 Sr.
Honorable Mention (East, West, Freeport)
Bruce Elmquist East Rockford End
Gunnar Wahlschlaeger East Rockford Tackle
Dennis Spielman Freeport Guard
Jerry Sundly West Rockford Center
Bruce Cacciapaglia East Rockford HB

Weekly Results
Week 1
Chicago Bloom 20, East Rockford 13
West Rockford 19, Sheboygan (Wis.) 6
Spring Valley Hall 13, Freeport 12
Elgin 13, York 0
Ottawa 13, LaSalle-Peru 12
Hinsdale 48, Joliet 0
DeKalb 27, West Aurora 26
Proviso 26, East Aurora 6
Week 2
East Rockford 13, Janesville (Wis.) 6
Beloit (Wis.) 12, West Rockford 7
Dixon 7, Freeport 0
Thornton 19, Elgin 6
Ottawa St. Bede 13, LaSalle-Peru 7
Joliet Catholic 19, Joliet 0
Glenbrook 27, West Aurora 7
Chicago Bloom 19, East Aurora 7
Week 3
West Aurora 13, East Rockford 12
East Aurora 27, West Rockford 0
Freeport 26, Joliet 6
LaSalle-Peru 14, Elgin 6
Week 4
East Rockford 14, East Aurora 0
West Aurora 37, West Rockford 0
Elgin 38, Freeport 6
Joliet 23, LaSalle-Peru 9
Week 5
Elgin 14, East Rockford 7
Joliet 13, West Rockford 6
West Aurora 12, Freeport 6
East Aurora 25, LaSalle-Peru 0
Week 6
East Rockford 12, Freeport 12
LaSalle-Peru 19, West Rockford 7
Elgin 25, West Aurora 0
East Aurora 25, Joliet 0
Week 7
East Rockford 39, West Rockford 0
LaSalle-Peru 14, Freeport 0
Elgin 19, Joliet 0
East Aurora 19, West Aurora 19
Week 8
LaSalle-Peru 20, East Rockford 13
Freeport 25, West Rockford 18
East Aurora 25, Elgin 6
West Aurora 31, Joliet 0
Week 9
East Rockford 32, Joliet 13
Elgin 27, West Rockford 6
East Aurora 21, Freeport 14
LaSalle-Peru 13, West Aurora 7

East Rockford scoring
Player TD
runs
TD
rec.
TD
passes
TD
int. ret.
TD
punt ret.
Extra
points
Total
points
Ron Carlson 9 1 2 1 0 0 66
Ron Fearn 6 0 0 0 0 0 36
Bruce Cacciapaglia 1 1 0 0 1 5 23
Howard Hippman 2 0 0 0 0 0 12
Doug Gitchell 1 1 0 0 0 0 12
Bruce Swenson 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
John Holub 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Dave Small 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

West Rockford scoring
Player TD
runs
TD
rec.
TD
passes
TD
int. ret.
TD
punt ret.
Extra
points
Total
points
Greg Manalli 6 0 2 0 0 0 36
Willie Cole 3 0 0 0 1 0 24
Rhoades Lawton 0 2 0 0 0 0 12
Hereen 0 1 0 0 0 0 6
Tom Hagen 0 0 0 0 1 0 6
Sam Maggio 0 0 0 0 0 3 3
Curt Washburn 0 0 1 0 0 0 0

Monday, October 19, 2020

2020 Boys Cross Country

NIC-10 Conference Meet
Pl. School Score
1. Belvidere North 49
2. Rockton Hononegah 77
3. Rockford Guilford 98
4. Rockford Auburn 100
5. Rockford Boylan 111
6. Machesney Park Harlem 116
7. Freeport 147
8. Rockford East 237
9. Belvidere 241

NIC-10 Conference Meet
Pl. Runner School Time
1. Peter Maculan Auburn 16:05.38
2. Nathan Halbrader Hononegah 16:11.60
3. Aiden Gruner Harlem 16:12.28
4. Bailen Estrada Hononegah 16:19.35
5. Nick Lenzen North 16:23.02
6. Brandon Lawson Guilford 16:27.32
7. Juan DelReal Guilford 16:28.24
8. Alex Valerio Boylan 16:37.12
9. Caden McNulty North 16:38.13
10. Brandon Massman North 16:46.54

2020 Girls Cross Country

NIC-10 Conference Meet
Pl. School Points
1. Rockton Hononegah 33
2. Rockford Boylan 71
3. Rockford Auburn 73
4. Rockford Guilford 97
5. Machesney Park Harlem 124
6. Belvidere 139
7. Freeport 186

NIC-10 Conference Meet
Pl. Runner School Time
1. Michelle Gasmund Guilford 18:29.20
2. Rachel Hilby Boylan 19:22.88
3. Hailey Henry Hononegah 19:24.87
4. Indigo Sterud Hononegah 19:25.67
5. Nina Fiore Belvidere 19:28.02
6. Lauren Johnston Hononegah 19:36.74
7. Madison Harmsen Guilford 19:41.34
8. Taylor Wartell Auburn 20:00.19
9. Ryanne Bronnimann Hononegah 20:02.49
10. Isabelle Roethle Auburn 20:05.65

Belvidere North couldn't compete because of COVID-19 quarantine issues.

Saturday, October 3, 2020

2020 Boys Golf

NIC-10 Final Standings
1. Rockford Boylan 35
2. Rockford Guilford 33
3. Rockton HOnonegah 25
4. Rockford East 24
5. Machesney Park Harlem 19
NIC-10 Tournament
1. Rockford Boylan 620
2. Rockford Guilford 636
3. Rockton Hononegah 669
4. Rockford East 674
5. Machesney Park Harlem 684
NIC-10 Individual Tournament
1. Cooper Watt, Boylan 144
2. Nate Lendeman, North 152
3. Nolan Brauns, Boylan 153
4. Conner Knuth, Guilford 154
5. Ben Bathje, East 157
6. Andrew Carey, Guilford 160
7. Luke Grall, Guilford 161
8. Zach Burfoot, Harlem 161
9. Cade Bastian, Hononegah 162
10. Nollan Silva, Auburn 163

Monday, September 7, 2020

Football: 1961 Auburn Knights

Coach: Joe Venturi
Record: 8-0-1 (later changed to 0-9)
Note: Auburn went 8-0-1 in its second season, becoming the first Rockford Public Schools team to go undefeated over a full season since 1910. But in January, the IHSA ordered that the team must forfeit all nine games for using an ineligible player.

The player, Alonzo Lewis, started at offensive end and scored two touchdowns. Lewis was just a junior and transferred to Auburn from West that year, but the IHSA ruled that he violated a rule that a player is only eligible for eight consecutive semesters from the beginning of 9th grade. Lewis spent three semesters in 9th grade and had stopped going to school for a period of time, exhausting his eligibilty. Auburn appealed the ruling but was denied. Officially, East Rockford won the Big Eight football title.

Auburn 20, Harlem 12
Sept. 15
Aub. Har.
First downs 9 9
Yards rushing 172 106
Yards passing 18 91
Passes, completed 5-2 13-3
Passes intercepted by 0 0
Punts, average 5-37 5-23
Fumbles, lost 3-2 3-2
Penalties, yards 4-44 2-10
SCORING SUMMARY
Auburn ... 7 0 7 6 - 20
Harlem ... 0 0 6 6 -12
Auburn - Frint 10 yard run (Venturi run)
Auburn - Alberts 9 yard run (Hardnett run)
Harlem - Marinelli 9 yard run (kick wide)
Harlem - Marinelli 17 yard run (kick blocked)
Auburn - Hicks 2 yard run (run failed)

Auburn 33, Hononegah 13
Sept. 23
Hon. Aub.
First downs 7 14
Yards rushing 24 267
Yards passing 80 0
Passes, completed 18-7 2-0
Passes intercepted by 0 3
Punts, average 5-29.2 2-43
Fumbles, lost 4-3 5-4
Penalties, yards 4-60 8-85
SCORING SUMMARY
Hononegah ... 0 0 13 0 - 13
Auburn .......... 14 7 6 6 - 33
Auburn - Foster 27 run (Foster run)
Auburn - Frint 19 run (Venturi run)
Auburn - Foster 5 run (Hardnelt run)
Auburn - Alberts 43 run (run failed)
Hon - Buckwalter 7 pass from Johnson (Hill kick)
Hon - Carroll 44 run with blocked kick (kick failed)
Auburn - Foster 25 run after interception (run failed)

Auburn 12, East Rockford 6
Sept. 29
Aub. East
First downs 10 9
Yards rushing 154 83
Yards passing 41 51
Passes, completed 6-3 11-4
Passes intercepted by 1 0
Punts, average 6-26.6 3-28.6
Fumbles, lost 3-1 2-1
Penalties, yards 5-35 3-15
SCORING SUMMARY
Auburn ... 0 6 6 0 - 12
East ....... 0 0 0 6 - 6
Auburn - Lewis 9 pass from Venturi (run failed)
Auburn - Hardnett 10 run (pass failed)
East - Streid 3 run (kick failed)

Auburn 20, West Aurora 13
Oct. 7
Aub. W.A.
First downs 15 14
Yards rushing 247 236
Yards passing 28 36
Passes, completed 5-2 6-2
Passes intercepted by 1 0
Punts, average 3-23.7 3-35
Fumbles, lost 3-1 1-1
Penalties, yards 4-26 3-15
SCORING SUMMARY
Auburn ...... 0 0 14 6 - 20
W. Aurora .. 0 6 0 7 - 13
W.A. - Groninger 4 run (kick failed)
Auburn - Foster 60 pass interception (Venturi run)
Auburn - Frint 40 run (Frint run)
Auburn - Foster 60 run (run failed)
W.A. - Beck 6 run (Galbreath kick)

Auburn 13, Elgin 13
Oct. 13
Elgin Aub.
First downs 12 18
Yards rushing 226 298
Yards passing 0 77
Passes, completed 1-0 14-7
Passes intercepted by 0 0
Punts, average 2-40.5 0
Fumbles, lost 2-1 5-3
Penalties, yards 3-35 4-40
SCORING SUMMARY
Elgin .......... 7 6 0 0 - 13
Auburn ...... 0 6 0 7 - 13
Elgin - McGhie 10 run (McIntyre kick)
Elgin - Lenart 26 run (kick failed)
Auburn - Alberts 24 pass from Venturi (run failed)
Auburn - Miller 4 run (Venturi run)

Auburn 19, LaSalle-Peru 12
Oct. 20
Aub. L-P
First downs 16 8
Yards rushing 243 118
Yards passing 17 12
Passes, completed 7-2 2-1
Passes intercepted by 1 0
Punts, average 1-46 4-30.5
Fumbles, lost 4-2 3-1
Penalties, yards 6-28 1-12
SCORING SUMMARY
Auburn ........... 7 6 0 6 - 19
LaSalle-Peru .. 6 6 0 0 - 12
L-P - Ivlow 2 run (kick failed)
Auburn - Foster 5 run (Frint run)
L-P - Ivlow 1 run (kick failed)
Auburn - Alberts 1 run (run failed)
Auburn - Venturi 2 run (run failed)

Auburn 27, Aurora East 0
Oct. 27
Aub AE
First downs 17 6
Yards rushing 314 67
Yards passing 57 49
Passes, completed 8-5 12-3
Passes intercepted by 1 0
Punts, average 1-24 2-35
Fumbles, lost 2 3
Penalties, yards 60 15
SCORING SUMMARY
Auburn ........... 0 13 7 7 - 27
Aurora East ... 0 0 0 0 - 0
Auburn - Alberts 3 run (Foster run)
Auburn - Alberts 5 run (run failed)
Auburn - Frint 2 run (Alberts run)
Auburn - Hicks 4 run (Hicks run)

Auburn 20, West Rockford 6
Nov. 5
West Aub.
First downs 7 12
Yards rushing 33 196
Yards passing 16 66
Passes, completed NA NA
Passes intercepted by 0 2
Punts, average 13-31 4-24
Fumbles, lost 2 2
Penalties, yards 4-50 10-101
SCORING SUMMARY
West ........... 6 0 0 0 - 0
Auburn ....... 0 20 0 0 - 20
West - Holby 2 run (kick failed)
Auburn - Alberts 2 run (Hicks run)
Auburn - Frint 3 run (run failed)
Auburn - Frint 5 run (Hicks run)

Auburn 20, Freeport 6
Nov. 10
Free Aub
10 12
Yards rushing 138 242
Yards passing 46 41
Passes, completed 11-4 9-4
Passes intercepted by 1 2
Punts, average 2-23.5 3-19
Fumbles, lost 3 1
Penalties, yards 3-18 5-25
SCORING SUMMARY
Freeport .... 0 0 6 0 - 6
Auburn ....... 0 7 6 7 - 20
Auburn - Lewis 3 pass from Venturi (Miller run)
Freeport - Kuhlmeier 2 run (run failed)
Auburn - Miller 4 run (run failed)
Auburn - Alberts 7 run (Venturi run)

Monday, August 31, 2020

1922 Football

First Team All-Conference
Left End Bill Garrett Rockford
Left Tackle Reminsjeff DeKalb
Left Guard C. "Axel" Nelson Rockford
Center Schroepell West Aurora
Right Guard Wittman Elgin
Right Tackle Talmadge West Aurora
Right End Spencer Fleming West Aurora
Quarterback Weinie Wilson Rockford
Left Halfback Cigrand (captain) West Aurora
Right Halfback Kappes Freeport
Fullback Johnson East Aurora
Second Team All-Conference
Left End L. Fleming West Aurora
Left Tackle Rowan Rockford
Left Guard Perry East Aurora
Center Robert Reitsch Rockford
Right Guard Benbow West Aurora
Right Tackle Hill DeKalb
Right End Cone DeKalb
Quarterback Clancy West Aurora
Left Halfback Carl Miltmore Rockford
Right Halfback McGinnis Joliet
Fullback Modeen DeKalb