Monday, August 19, 2019

2012 Boys Tennis

Team Standings
1. Rockford Boylan 55
2. Rockford Guilford 54
3. Rockford Auburn 50
4. Machesney Park Harlem 33
5. Rockton Hononegah 32
5. Belvidere North 32
7. Freeport 30
8. Belvidere 14
9. Rockford Jefferson 13
10. Rockford East 7

Individual Results
No. 1 Singles
Branden Metzler (Auburn) def.
Max Samstag (Boylan)
6-3, 6-1
No. 2 Singles
Christo Alexander (Guilford) def.
Alex Rose (Boylan)
6-0, 6-1
No. 1 Doubles
Adam Dahlberg/Nate Muldowney (Boylan) def.
Winston Du/Zach Monroe (Auburn)
6-1, 7-5
No. 2 Doubles
Andrew Stovall/Jack Alexander (Guilford) def.
Marcus Muldowney/Tommy Lynch (Boylan)
5-7, 6-4, 7-6
No. 3 Doubles
Kevin Beckett/Mitch Lotko (Boylan) def.
Dan Reitch/Carlos Maroque (Guilford)
6-1, 3-6, 6-1

2013 Boys Tennis

Final Standings
1. Rockford Boylan 56
2. Rockford Guilford 53
3. Freeport 40
4. Rockton Hononegah 39
5. Rockford Auburn 34
6. Machesney Park Harlem 28
7. Belvidere North 25
8. Belvidere 19
9. Rockford Jefferson 14
10. Rockford East 12

Individual Results
No. 1 Singles
Branden Metzler (Auburn) def.
Adam Dahlberg (Boylan)
6-3, 6-2
No. 2 Singles
Connor Wendt (Guilford) def.
Alex Rose (Boylan)
7-5, 6-3
No. 1 Doubles
Nate Muldowney/Tommy Lynch (Boylan) def.
Tristan Endsley/Andrew Stovall (Guilford)
7-5, 6-7, 6-3
No. 2 Doubles
Ian Beeman/Patrick Moore (Guilford) def.
Marcus Muldowney/Josh Reichardt (Boylan)
6-3, 7-5
No. 3 Doubles
Ben Belford/Joe Licon (Boylan) def.
Tyler McKenzie/Khashaa Likhaajav (Guilford)
6-2, 5-7, 6-1

2014 Boys Tennis

Team Results
1. Rockford Boylan 49
2. Rockton Hononegah 47
3. Rockford Guilford 47
4. Rockford Auburn 44
5. Freeport 42
6. Belvidere North 29
7. Belvidere 22
8. Machesney Park Harlem 20
9. Rockford East 12
10. Rockford Jefferson 10

Individual Results
No. 1 Singles
Tytus Metzler (Auburn) def.
Christo Alexander (Guilford)
6-3, 6-1
No. 2 Singles
Marc Trautman (Auburn) def.
Brandon Kim (Hononegah)
6-1, 6-3
No. 1 Doubles
Josh Reichardt/Marcus Muldowney (Boylan) def.
Runner up not included in story
No. 2 Doubles
Jared Lund/Drew Hasse (Hononegah) def.
Ethan Tagala/Alex Sommer (Guilford)
4-6, 6-3, 6-2
No. 3 Doubles
Josh Euhus/Varun Menon (Hononegah) def.
Ben Rose/Luke Farley (Boylan)
4-6, 6-3, 6-2

2015 Boys Tennis

Team Standings
1. Rockton Hononegah 53
2. Rockford Boylan 49
3. Belvidere North 46
4. Rockford Guilford 37
4. Freeport 37
Complete standings unavailable

Individual Results
No. 1 Singles
Tytus Metzler (Auburn) def.
Anderson Park (North)
6-2, 6-4
No. 2 Singles
Matt Vittore (North) def.
Brandon Kim (Hononegah)
6-0, 6-3
No. 1 Doubles
Christo Alexander/Ian Beman (Guilford) def.
Jerry Louh/Kevin Lefaivre (Hononegah)
No. 2 Doubles
Drew Hasse/Jared Lynd (Hononegah) def.
Carson Giardini/Brian Trefilek (Boylan)
7-5, 6-4
No. 3 Doubles
Josh Euhus/Parker Hearne (Hononegah) def.
Luke Collins/Tommy Sentovich (Boylan)
6-3, 6-0

2016 Boys Tennis

Team Standings
School No. 1
singles
No. 2
singles
No. 1
doubles
No. 2
doubles
No. 3
doubles
meet
results
season
wins
Total
Rockton Hononegah 5 8 10 10 10 43 10 53
Belvidere North 10 7 9 9 5 40 8 48
Rockford Boylan 6 9 8 8 9 40 7 47
Rockford Auburn 9 10 7 5 7 38 6 44
Freeport 8 6 6 7 6 33 5 38
Machesney Park Harlem 3 5 5 6 8 27 4 31
Rockford Guilford 7 3 3 4 4 21 3 24
Belvidere 2 2 4 3 3 14 2 16
Rockford East 4 1 2 2 9 1 10
Rockford Jefferson 1 4 1 6 0 6

Individual Results
No. 1 Singles
Anderson Park (North) def. Tytus Metzler (Auburn) 6-3, 6-4
No. 2 Singles
Quinten Nevenhoven (Auburn) def. Adam Pycior (Boylan) 6-0, 6-2
No. 1 Doubles
Hsing-Hao Louh/Brandon Kim (Hononegah) def.
Max Vittore/Josh Cassaro (North)
6-2, 6-4
No. 2 Doubles
Josh Euhus/Parker Hearne (Hononegah) def.
John Steward/Nick Jacobson (North)
6-0, 6-2
No. 3 Doubles
Matthew Schindler/Nicholas Schindler (Hononegah) def.
Luke Collins/Tommy Sentovich (Boylan)
4-6, 6-3, 6-4

IHSA Results
Singles 7th. - Anderson Park (Auburn)

Breakout Athletes: Talmadge Griffis, Boylan


Boylan football
Year G Rush Att. Yards Avg. TD Notes
1991 13 110 707 6.4 3
1992 13 156 1,069 6.9 9 First Team All-NIC-9 at linebacker
Totals 26 266 1,776 6.7 12

Boylan wrestling
1992-1993 NIC-9 and IHSA regional wrestling champion at 189 pounds

Professional boxing record
Years W L D KO
1998-2008 24 8 3 16
Last fight was for the WBO
Inter-Continental cruiserweight
title. He lost to Alexander
Alekseev and retired.

Talmadge Griffis today

Sunday, August 18, 2019

Breakout Athletes: L.C. Robinson, Jefferson



Jefferson basketball accomplishments
Year G Pts. Avg. Notes
2002-2003 26 404 15.5 First Team All-NIC-9
2003-2004 27 462 17.1 First Team All-NIC-9


Jefferson football statistics
Year Comp.-Att. Pct. Yards TDs
2002-2003 59-134 44.0% 1,009 8
2003-2004 57-119 47.9% 1,077 7


Jefferson track accomplishments
Year Notes
2003-2004 Second in the NIC-9 long jump with a jump of 21-10 1/2

2004-2005: Played basketball at Highland Community College
2005-2006: Played basketball at Highland Community College


Florida A&M Statistics
Year G FG-FGA Pct. FT-FTA Pct. Pts. Avg. Reb. Ast. Steals
2006-2007 35 129-324 39.8% 33-37 89.2% 394 11.3 84 40 27
2007-2008 32 159-382 41.6% 60-72 83.3% 481 15.0 103 37 36
Totals 67 288-706 40.8% 93-109 85.3% 875 13.1 187 77 63

L.C. Robinson today

Saturday, August 17, 2019

Breakout Athletes: Chris Finlen, Hononegah


Hononegah Statistics
Year G Cmp. Att. Pct. Yards TD Int.
1995 9 50 126 39.7% 704 3 7
1996 13 75 131 57.3% 1,146 10 4
Total 22 125 257 48.6% 1,850 13 11

1996: First Team All-NIC-9 at Quarterback


Northern Illinois University Statistics
Year G Cmp. Att. Pct. Yards TD Int. Rush Yards TDs
1997 8 87 149 58.4% 1,107 5 5 39 -18 0
1999 11 118 199 59.3% 1,551 12 11 59 59 1
2000 11 131 231 56.7% 1,857 11 9 43 90 5
2001 11 166 331 50.2% 2,036 14 9 86 106 4
Total 41 502 910 55.2% 6,551 42 34 227 237 10

2001: Chris was No. 1 on the NIU career list in total offense (6,788) and No. 2 in career completions, passing yards, completion percentage and career TD passes when he graduated.
2003: Signed a free agent contract with the New Orleans Saints but did not make final roster. Played in NFL Europe for the Barcelona Dragons.
2004: Signed a free agent contract with the New York Jets but did not make final roster.
2005: Played for the Berlin Thunder of NFL Europe.


NFL Europe Statistics
Year Team Att. Cmp. Pct. Yards TD Int.
2003 Barcelona Dragons 45 25 55.6% 197 4 1
2005 Berlin Thunder 31 17 54.8% 188 1 1
Totals 76 42 55.3% 385 5 2

Chris Finlen today

Thursday, August 15, 2019

Breakout Athletes: Matt Vorwald, Freeport


Freeport Accomplishments
1996 Hononegah Mention All-NIC-9
1997 First Team All-NIC-9 with 7-3 record and 2.97 ERA
1998 First Team All-NIC-9 and co-MVP with 7-0 record and 0.77 ERA


University of Illinois Statistics
Year G W-L-Sv IP ER BB SO ERA
1999 7 4-1-0 27.1 14 19 24 4.61
2000 29 6-2-8 47 14 25 37 2.68
2001 16 5-4-1 50.2 35 25 42 6.22
Totals 52 15-7-9 125 63 69 103 4.54


Minor League Statistics
Year Team Level G W-L-Sv IP BB SO ERA
2001 Elizabethton Rookie 23 6-1-4 46.2 22 60 1.16
2002 Quad Cities A 46 5-3-6 65.2 28 77 2.33
2003 Fort Myers A+ 15 3-1-0 15 6 13 5.40
Totals 84 14-5-10 127.1 56 150 2.26
1998 - Drafted in the 30th round of the MLB June Amateur Draft by the Pittsburgh Pirates
2001 - Drafted in the 7th round of the MLB June Amateur Draft by the Minnesota Twins

Matt Vorwald today

Tuesday, August 13, 2019

2017 Boys Tennis

Team Standings
Pl. School Points
1. Rockton Hononegah 56
2. Freeport 48
3. Rockford Auburn 42
4. Belvidere North 41
5. Machesney Park Harlem 38
6. Rockford Guilford 30
7. Rockford Boylan 26
8. Rockford East 22
9. Rockford Jefferson 4

Individual Results
No. 1 Singles Tytus Metzler (Auburn) def.
Anderson Park (North)
6-2, 7-5
No. 2 Singles Quinten Nevenhoven (Auburn) def.
Varun Menon (Hononegah)
6-1, 6-1
No. 1 Doubles Hsing-Hao Louh/Parker Hearne (Hononegah) def.
Marius Dornhagen-Schradermeier/Preston Engle (Freeport)
6-3, 6-0
No. 2 Doubles Brandon Kim/Josh Euhus (Hononegah) def.
Grant Luecke/Micah Schlesselman (Freeport)
6-2, 6-4
No. 3 Doubles Matthew Schindler/Nicholas Schindler (Hononegah) def.
Ubiparipovich/Pipatinyopong (Harlem)
6-1, 6-3

IHSA Results
Class 1A Singles 2. Anderson Park Belvidere North

2019 Boys Tennis

Team Standings
Pl. School Points
1. Rockford Auburn 52.4
2. Rockton Hononegah 52
3. Freeport 42.8
4. Rockford Guilford 41
5. Machesney Park Harlem 38.2
6. Belvidere North 30.4
7. Rockford East 23.2
8. Rockford Boylan 17.8
9. Belvidere 13.6
10. Rockford Jefferson 0

Individual Results
No. 1 Singles Quinten Nevenhoven (Auburn) def.
Preston Engel (Freeport)
6-1, 6-0
No. 2 Singles Aaron Leighty (Hononegah) def.
Alex Wolfe (Guilford)
7-5, 6-2
No. 1 Doubles Chris Park/Drew Licari (Auburn) def.
Anthony Buffington/Lucas Crane (Harlem)
6-3, 6-4
No. 2 Doubles Ethan Anderson/Spencer Kerch (Hononegah) def.
Isaac Bernsten/Wyatt Morris (Auburn)
7-5, 2-6, 6-2
No. 3 Doubles Andrew Wiesenberg/Carter Shockey (Freeport) def.
Ben Ward/McCallister (Hononegah)
2-6, 6-1, 7-5

Monday, August 12, 2019

1989 Baseball

Standings
School Conf. Overall
Rockford Jefferson 13-5 15-11-1
Rockton Hononegah 12-6 21-8
Belvidere 12-6 20-9
Machesney Park Harlem 11-7 13-10
Rockford Boylan 9-9 13-16
Rockford West 7-11 15-15
Rockford Guilford 7-11 12-15
Freeport 7-11 12-17
Rockford East 6-12 11-17
Rockford Auburn 6-12 8-14

First Team All-Conference
Player School Pos.
Mark Burke West Pitcher
Tadd Gibson Hononegah Pitcher
Jason Molitor (MVP) Jefferson Pitcher
Troy Coon Freeport Catcher
Jeff Grygiel Jefferson First Base
Collier Holleman Auburn Second Base
Dan Pro Jefferson Third Base
Dan Lundine East Shortstop
Dave Dettman West Outfield
Steve Hardy East Outfield
Aaron Sullivan Hononegah Outfield
Dave Stevens Belvidere Designated Hitter
Jeff Ippolito Jefferson Coach

Second Team All-Conference
Player School Pos.
Tom Shuey Freeport Pitcher-First Base
Jeff Behling Belvidere Catcher
Jonathon Thurston Hononegah Catcher
Trevan Moore Jefferson Second Base
Juan Martinez Belvidere Third Base
Dave Rydberg Harlem Shortstop
Tony Gerke Boylan Outfield
Daryl Harker Jefferson Outfield
Paul Youngren Guilford Outfield

Honorable Mention All-Conference
Player School Pos.
Kent Ogden Jefferson Pitcher
Trent Hart West Pitcher
Mike Schissel Boylan Pitcher
Joe Keating Auburn Pitcher
Chris Shields Harlem Pitcher
Robb Chamberlain Belvidere Pitcher-Shortstop
Chad Flaming Guilford Pitcher
Todd Greenlee Guilford Pitcher
Alan Granite East Catcher
Mark Friel Guilford Catcher
Tim Honkamp West Catcher
Don Rundall West First Base
Lenny Williams Guilford First Base
Bruce Wolfram Harlem First Base
Greg Rauch Guilford Second Base
Gary Flanders Hononegah Second Base
Joch Martin Harlem Third Base
Andy Showers Auburn Third Base
Jeff Theien Guilford Shortstop
Tom Sargeant Hononegah Shortstop
Tim Schuring Belvidere Outfield
Mike Davis Belvidere Outfield
Mike Bonecke East Outfield
Craig Leider Guilford Outfield
Jason Young Harlem Outfield
Doug Guiffrida Hononegah Outfield

Notable Statistics
Player School Notes
Jeff Grygiel Jefferson .416 avg., with school record 32 RBI
Collier Holleman Auburn .397 avg., 13 steals, 2 strikeouts in 58 at bats
Dan Pro Jefferson .350 avg. in NIC-10
Dan Lundine East Only 4 strikeouts in 65 at bats
Troy Coon Freeport .482 avg., threw out 18 of 24 base stealers
Steve Hardy East .431 avg., 3 HR, 15 RBI, 9 steals
Aaron Sullivan Hononegah School record .532 avg., 36 runs, 41 hits, 25 walks
Dave Dettman West .499 avg. with NIC-10 record 45 hits and 34 RBI.
Dave Stevens Belvidere .381 avg., 10 RBI, 11 runs
Jason Molitor Jefferson 6-2 record, 1.80 ERA, .433 avg., 26 runs
Tadd Gibson Hononegah 6-2 record, 0.90 ERA in NIC-10 with 50 ks, hit .373
Mark Burke West 4-4 record with 1.30 ERA with 69 k's in 58.2 innings

Sunday, August 11, 2019

Breakout Athletes: Chelsy Hyser, Belvidere


Belvidere Accomplishments
2002 First Team All-NIC-9, led Bucs to second with 12-4 record
2003 First Team All-NIC-9, led Bucs to conference title with 13-3 record
2004 First Team All-NIC-9, led Bucs to conference title with 14-2 record


Northwestern Stats
Year Matches Kills Att. Pct. Ast. Solo Bl. Ast. Bl. Digs
2005 25 126 .284 3 7 49 30
2006 29 222 .289 11 22 108 25
2007 31 318 .316 14 23 112 51
2008 31 304 .290 7 22 92 51
Totals 116 970 .297 35 74 361 157
Notes:
2006 Led Wildcats in attack percentage, blocks and blocks per game,
set single game school block record with 15 versus Iowa.
Academic All-Big 10.
2007 Led Wildcats in attack percentage. Named AVCA All-Mideast
Region honorable mention. Academic All-Big 10.
2008 Led Wildcats in kills, hitting percentage and solo blocks.
Graduated fourth on Northwestern career list for block assists,
sixth in total blocks and her .297 hitting percentage was second
all-time. Academic All-Big 10.

Chelsy Hyser Corning today

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Breakout Athletes: Kelsey Hoefer, Freeport


Freeport career
2006-2007 First team all-NIC-10 in girls volleyball,
2007-2008 Special mention in girls basketball on team that won NIC-10
and finished second in IHSA state tournament with 29-5 record
2008-2009 First team all-NIC-10 and conference MVP in volleyball,
leading Pretzels to first conference title since 1977.
2008-2009 Graduated with 1,120 points in basketball and was a starter on
Freeport team that won the NIC-10 for the second straight year
and finished second again in the IHSA state tournament.

College career
2009 Appeared in 11 matches for Towson, recording 86 kills a
and 15 blocks on season despite missing part because of injury.
2010 Appeared in 29 matches for Towson, recording 202 kills
with a .224 attack percentage. She also recorded 51 blocks.
2011 Played 31 matches for IUPUI, finishing second on team in kills with
316with a .238 attack percentage. Third on team with 86 blocks.
2012 Played in 32 matches, finishing third on team in kills with 330 with a
.260 attack percentage. Third on team with blocks with 75. Led UIPUI
to 22-10 record.

Kelsey Hoefer Koncir today.

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

Breakout Athletes: Amanda Omar, Rockford East



East Accomplishments
1991 Honorable mention All-NIC-9
1992 First Team All-NIC-9
1993 First Team All NIC-9, Co-MVP
1994 First Team All NIC-9, MVP
* Graduated with 824 kills in career


College Accomplishments
1995 Played volleyball at University of Arkansas
1998 Played at Missouri State, led team in kills (515) and digs (368),
voted second team All-Missouri Valley Conference
1999 Led Missouri State in kills (485) and digs (413),
led Missouri State to 22-12 record and was voted first team All-MVC
* Omar's 515 kills in 1998 remain the sixth best season in Missouri State
history and her 485 in 1999 remains 10th best.


Professional Career
2001-2002 Played for Gigantes de Carolina in Puerto Rico
2007-2009 Played for Kusammo Pallo Karbut in Finland

Amanda Omar today

Breakout Athletes: Ron Fearn, Rockford East


East Statistics
Rushing Passing
Year Att. Yards TD Comp. Att. Yards TD
1957 6
1958 108 227 4 13 34 308 3
1959 85 184 11 27 75 484 5
Total 193* 411* 21 40 109 792 8

First Team All-Big Eight quarterback in 1959.

Illinois Statistics
Rushing Receiving Passing
Year G Att. Yards TD Rec. Yards TD Att. Comp. Yards TD Int.
1961 9 55 219 0 29 7 73 0 0
1962 9 13 7 0 12 3 42 0 1
1963 10 13 51 0 6 91 0
Total 28 81 277 0 6 91 0 41 10 115 0 1