Thursday, September 26, 2019

1985 Girls Tennis

NIC-10 Meet
1. Rockford Guilford 81
2. Belvidere 65
3. Rockford Boylan 63
4. Rockford East 49
5. Rockton Hononegah 48
6. Freeport 42
7. Rockford Auburn 18
8. Rockford West 17
9. Machesney Park Harlem 11
10. Rockford Jefferson 3

Individual Results
Singles
No. 1 Tonya Bogdonas (Guilford) def. Cindy Marcial (Belvidere) 6-4, 7-6
No. 2 Karen Muldowney (Guilford) def. Sheila Marcial (Belvidere) 6-3, 7-5
No. 3 Marcia Barancik (Guilford) def. Carrie Gray (Belvidere) 6-4, 6-1
No. 4 Alisa Vertiz (Guilford) def. Becky Harrison (Belvidere) 6-1, 6-2
No. 5 Gail Fischer (Guilford) def. Sue Thomas (Boylan) 6-7, 6-3, 6-1
No. 6 Gretchen Hughes (Guilford) won 6-0, 6-1
Doubles
No 1. Tonya Bogdonas-Karen Muldowney (Guilford) def.
Cindy Marcial-Sheila Marcial (Belvidere)
6-1, 7-5
No 2. Alisa Vertiz-Gail Fischer (Guilford) def.
Julie Geenen-Diane Lyddon (Boylan)
6-3, 6-0
No 3. Hughes-Barancik (Guilford) def.
Thomas-Titus (Boylan)
6-0, 6-3

1988 Girls Tennis

NIC-10 Meet
1. Rockford Guilford 78
2. Belvidere 69
3. Rockford Boylan 65
4. Rockford Auburn 45
5. Freeport 37
6. Rockton Hononegah 34
7. Rockford East 26
8. Machesney Park Harlem 25
9. Rockford Jefferson 16
10. Rockford West 2

Individual Results
Singles
No. 1 Sarah Kohl (Guilford) def. Abby Marcial (Belvidere) 7-5, 6-1
No. 2 Fil Marcial (Belvidere) def. Alexandra Dohm (Guilford) 6-2, 6-4
No. 3 Jenny Furst (Guilford) def. Kristen Anderson (Boylan) 6-0, 6-2
No. 4 Kari Zeschke (Guilford) def. Ann Brodeski (Boylan) 6-0, 6-1
No. 5 Leslie Vaughn (Guilford) def. Michelle Carey (Belvidere) 6-4, 6-1
No. 6 Connie Voellinger (Boylan) def. Carrie Larson (Guilford) 4-6, 7-6, 6-1
Doubles
1. Sarah Kohl-Alexandra Dohm (Guilford) def.
Abby Marcial-Sheri Bird (Belvidere)
6-1, 6-1
2. Jenny Furst-Kari Zeschke (Guilford) def.
Fil Marcial-Debby Spaete (Belvidere)
6-0, 6-2
3. Ann Brodeski-Johnson (Boylan) def.
Vaughn-Rosenberg (Guilford)

1989 Girls Tennis

NIC-9 Meet
1. Belvidere 63
2. Rockford Guilford 53
3. Rockford Boylan 50
4. Rockford Auburn 48
5. Rockton Hononegah 43
6. Freeport 32
7. Rockford East 19
8. Machesney Park Harlem 14
9. Rockford Jefferson 3

Individual Results
Singles
No. 1 Abby Marcial (Belvidere) def. Diane Springhuth (Hononegah) 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 Fil Marcial (Belvidere) def. Sandy Springhuth (Hononegah) 6-4, 6-2
No. 3 Susan Andrukaitus (Auburn) def. Shannon Reder (Boylan) 6-0, 6-1
No. 4 Kelle Lierman (Guilford) def. Dagmar Hartenstein (Hononegah) 7-6, 6-3
No. 5 Kelle Johnson (Boylan) def. Jill Lacke (Belvidere) 7-6, 6-2
No. 6 Stacee Johnson (Boylan) def. Trina Stavlund (Guilford) 6-3, 6-1
Doubles
No. 1 Abby Marcial-Fil Marcial (Belvidere) def.
Diane Springhuth-Sandy Springhuth (Hononegah)
6-1, 6-1
No. 2 Melanie Dennis-Tina D'Agostine (Guilford) def.
Sheri Bird-Michelle Carey (Belvidere)
7-6, 7-5
No. 3 Kelle Lierman-Alison Holmstrom (Guilford) def.
Amy Moore-Karen Zegunis (Boylan)
6-4, 6-2

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

1990 Girls Tennis

NIC-9 Meet
1. Belvidere 74
2. Rockford Guilford 68
3. Rockford Boylan 55
4. Rockford Auburn 51
5. Rockford East 40
6. Rockford Jefferson 35
7. Rockton Hononegah 32
8. Machesney Park Harlem 28
9. Freeport 23

Individual Results
Singles
No. 1 Sarah Kohl (Guilford) def. Abby Marcial (Belvidere) 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 Fil Marcial (Belvidere) def. Susan Andrukaitis (Auburn) 6-0, 6-1
No. 3 Bryn Ballard (Hononegah) def. Jill Lacke (Belvidere) 6-1, 4-6, 6-3
Doubles
No. 1 Abby Marcial-Fil Marcial (Belvidere) def.
Sarah Kohl-Melany Dennis (Guilford)
6-1, 6-2
No. 2 Liermann-Holmstrom (Guilford) def.
Zegunis-Johnson (Boylan)
6-1, 7-5
No. 3 Bjornstad-Moore (Boylan) def.
Larson-Kowalski (Guilford)
6-3, 6-1

IHSA Tournament
Singles
7th Place Sarah Kohl, Guilford
Doubles
7th Place Abby Marcial-Fil Marcial (Belvidere)

Monday, September 23, 2019

1991 Girls Tennis

NIC-9 Meet
1. Belvidere 34
2. Rockford Guilford 31
3. Rockford Auburn 30
4. Rockford Boylan 24
5. Machesney Park Harlem 17
6. Rockton Hononegah 14
7. Rockford East 13
8. Freeport 8
9. Rockford Jefferson 8

Individual Results
Singles
No. 1 Fil Marcial (Belvidere) def. Terra Erickson (Harlem) 6-3, 7-5
No. 2 Jenny Softley (Auburn) def. Simone Henkel (Belvidere) 3-6, 6-1, 6-3
No. 3 Susan Andrukaitis (Auburn) def. Chantelle Yost (Guilford) 6-2, 6-3
Doubles
No. 1 Sudi Bjornsted-Amy Moore (Boylan) def.
Jill Lacke-Jenny O'Donnell (Belvidere)
6-3, 7-6 (7-4)
No. 2 Juliette Frederick-Laura Schmeling (Guilford) def.
Meredith Wheeler-Anne McCarthey (Belvidere)
6-4, 6-0

Sunday, September 22, 2019

1992 Girls Tennis

NIC-9 Results
1. Rockford Guilford 37
2. Rockford Boylan 25
3. Rockton Hononegah 23
4. Belvidere 22
5. Rockford East 19
5. Rockford Auburn 19
7. Machesney Park Harlem 18
8. Freeport 13
9. Rockford Jefferson 4

Individual Results
Singles
No. 1 Stacy Holm (East) def. Stacee Johnson (Belvidere) 6-0, 6-1
No. 2 Sarah Skoglund (Guilford) def. Dara Davis (Harlem) 6-4, 6-1
No. 3 Raphaela Dohm (Guilford) def. Moira Stapleton (Boylan) 2-6, 6-2, 6-4
Doubles
No. 1 Juliet Frederck-Laura Schmeling (Guilford) def.
Bryn Ballard-Yuri Iguchi (Hononegah)
7-5, 6-0
No. 2 Katie Wolfley-Annie Wolfley (Guilford) def.
Amanda Lonsway-Judie Weiss (Auburn)
7-5, 6-0

1993 Girls Tennis

NIC-9 Results
(At Guilford Tennis Center)
1. Rockford Guilford 43
2. Rockford Boylan 36
3. Belvidere 31
4. Rockton Hononegah 26
5. Freeport 25
6. Rockford Auburn 25
7. Rockford East 16
8. Machesney Park Harlem 13
9. Rockford Jefferson 10

Individual Results
Singles
No. 1 Eva Marcial (Belvidere) def. Jacki Farr (Freeport) 7-6 (7-3), 6-0
No. 2 Sarah Skoglund (Guilford) def. Kim Combs (Boylan) 7-5, 6-4
No. 3 Mary Kate Figgegan (Guilford) def. Tricia Marshall (Hon.) 6-4, 7-6 (7-5)
Doubles
No. 1 Juliet Frederick-Laura Schmeling (Guilford) def.
Moira Stapleton-Corcoran-Heather Hanson (Boylan)
6-3, 6-4
No. 2 Woofley-Faust (Guilford) def.
Nielsen-McNamara (Belvidere)
6-4, 6-2

1994 Girls Tennis

NIC-9 Results
(at Freeport)
1. Rockford Guilford 36
2. Rockford Auburn 26
3. Rockford Boylan 23
4. Belvidere 22
4. Freeport 22
4. Rockton Hononegah 22
7. Rockford East 13
8. Machesney Park Harlem 9
9. Rockford Jefferson 7

Individual Results
Singles
No. 1 Eva Marcial (Belvidere) def. Jacki Farr (Freeport) 6-1, 6-1
No. 2 Sarah Skoglund (Guilford) def. Prathi Chinnusamy (Auburn) 6-1, 7-5
No. 3 Meredith Swanson (Guilford) def. Erin Backman (Hononegah) 6-2, 7-5
Doubles
No. 1 Juliet Frederick-Laura Schmeling (Guilford) def.
Kim Combs-Moira Stapleton-Corcoran (Boylan)
7-6 (9-7), 6-2
No. 2 Merrie Fant-Mary Kate Finnegan (Guilford) def.
Amanda Lonsway-Judy Weiss (Auburn)
6-2, 6-4

Saturday, September 21, 2019

Breakout Athletes: Kristin Martin, East


East Accomplishments
1983-1984 Second team All-NIC-10 in softball
1984-1985 First team All-NIC-10 in volleyball
1984-1985 Second team All-NIC-10 in softball
1985-1986 First team All-NIC-10 and conference MVP in volleyball,
led East to conference championship with 235 kills.


Kansas State Accomplishments
Year Sets Kills Assists Aces Digs Blocks
1986 99 68 446 23 153 2
1987 93 44 624 41 170 4
1988 66 71 471 11 107 12
1989 108 188 566 43 227 8
Total 366 371 2,107 118 657 26
Notes: Had five triple-doubles (10+ kills, assists and digs).
Led K. State in assists in 1987 and aces in 1989.

Kristin Martin-Fry today


Thursday, September 19, 2019

1995 Girls Tennis

Conference Meet
(At Guilford Tennis Center)
1. Belvidere 32
2. Rockton Hononegah 30
3. Rockford Boylan 28
4. Rockford Guilford 27
5. Rockford Jefferson 18
6. Freeport 17
7. Rockford Auburn 15
8. Machesney Park Harlem 8

Individual Results
(At Guilford Tennis Center)
Singles
No. 1 Eva Marcial (Belvidere) def. Jacki Farr (Freeport) 6-2, 6-2
No. 2 Andrea Reynolds (Belvidere) def. Esther Oehler (Auburn) 6-1, 6-4
No. 3 Castro (Hononegah) def. Beth Larson (Jefferson) 7-5, retired
Doubles
No. 1 Kim Combs-Moira Stapleton-Corcoran (Boylan) def.
Mary Kate Finnegan-Mary Randall (Guilford)
6-4, 6-3
No. 2 Sarah Sjostrom-Jessica Fridh (Guilford) def.
Amanda Levens-Danielle Johnson (Belvidere)
6-2, 6-1

IHSA Meet
Singles
2nd Mariel Verban (Bloomington) def. Eva Marcial (Belvidere) 3-6, 6-3, 6-4

1996 Girls Tennis

Conference Meet
(At Harlem)
1. Rockford Boylan 32
2. Freeport 29
3. Rockford Guilford 27
4. Rockton Hononegah 26
5. Machesney Park Harlem 19
6. Belvidere 16
7. Rockford Jefferson 14
8. Rockford Auburn 11
9. Rockford East 6

Individual Results
Singles
No. 1 Jacki Farr (Freeport) def. Kelly Schenck (Harlem) 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 Hillary Grenberg (Belvidere) def. Kelly Belken (Hononegah) 6-0, 6-1
Doubles
No. 1 Kim Combs-Christine Greenwell (Boylan) def.
Erin Kramer-Dyana Sitter (Jefferson)
6-2, 6-2
No. 2 Suzie Dietz-Sarah Werckle (Guilford) def.
Danette Brake-Gina Pirrello (Hononegah)
7-6 (7-5), 7-5
No. 3 Kate Bogdonas-Gina Giovingo (Boylan) def.
Christine Balsley-Amanda Bergstrom (Hononegah)
6-2, 6-1

Tuesday, September 17, 2019

History Lesson: Rockford's forgotten football pioneer

Thank you to Matt Trowbridge for setting up a weekly history column in the Rockford Register Star. Each week, well as many weeks as I can, I'll be filing some kind of piece on local sports history.

Considering it's the 100th season of the NFL, I used my first one to highlight the great Laurie Walquist, who played 111 games in the NFL from 1922 to 1931.

Click here to read the entire piece.


Wednesday, September 4, 2019

1975 Girls Tennis

Big Nine Meet
School Points
Rockford Guilford 63
Freeport 62
Rockford West 57
Rockford Boylan 45
Machesney Park Harlem 39
Rockford Jefferson 21
Rockford East 21
Rockford Auburn 9

Big Nine Champions
No. 1 singles Mary Johnson (West) def. Cindy Bogdonas (Boylan), 6-1, 6-2
No. 2 singles Kim Olson (Guilford) def. Kathy Bull (Freeport), 6-1, 6-4
No. 3 singles Luann Swanberg (Guilford) def. Sally Kaisek (Freeport), 6-3, 6-2
No. 4 singles Marcy Mellon (Freeport) def. Ann Lackner (Guilford), 6-3, 6-4
No. 5 singles Teri Brown (Freeport) def. Mary Waffle (Guilford), 6-1, 6-3
No. 6 singles Shelley Crosby (Guilford) def. Julie Greene (Freeport), 7-6, 6-1
No. 1 doubles Mary Johnson-Jan Rumer (West) def.
Cindy Bogdonas-Mary Kay Noble (Boylan), 6-7, 6-4, 7-6
No. 2 doubles Marcy Mellom-Jennie Ward (Freeport) def.
Luann Swanberg-Ann Lackner (Guilford), 7-5, 6-2
No. 3 doubles Carrie Holmquist-Martha Hyzek (West) def.
Mary Waffle-Shelley Crosby (Guilford), 2-6, 7-6, 6-3

IHSA Meet
Place Player School
5th in singles Cindy Bogdonas Boylan
5th in singles Mary Johnson West

Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Breakout Athletes: Carrie Jeanmaire, Belvidere


Belvidere Accomplishments
1999 Second in NIC-9 in No. 1 singles
2001 NIC-9 No. 1 singles champion
2002 NIC-9 No. 1 singles champion
Notes: Four-time state qualifier. Posted a 145-24
record in high school with a 147-38 record in USTA
matches. Member of the Wightman Cup in 2000 and 2002.


Western Michigan Accomplishments
2003-2004 Second Team All-MAC. Earned 26 wins in singles and 54 overall.
Team MVP.
2004-2005 MAC Academic Honor Roll. Won 47 matches in singles and doubles.
2005-2006 First Team All-MAC and MAC Academic Honor Roll.
Lead team with 31 singles wins and third with 53 overall.
Led Western Michigan to NCAA tournament.
2006-2007 First Team All-MAC. Finished WMU with 204-104 record in singles
and doubles. Graduated as all-time WMU leader in wins.
Team MVP. MAC Academic Honor Roll.
Led Western Michigan to NCAA tournament.

Carrie Jeanmaire Kalapala today

Monday, September 2, 2019

2014-2015 Girls Bowling

NIC-10 Standings
Pl. School
1. Freeport
2. Machesney Park Harlem
2. Belvidere North
4. Rockford Guilford
5. Rockton Hononegah
6. Rockford Boylan
7. Belvidere
8. Rockford East
9. Rockford Auburn
10. Rockford Jefferson

First Team All-Conference
Bowler School Year
Kayla Ewing Hononegah Sr.
Haley Solberg (MVP) North Sr.
Emily Ashens North Sr.
Bree Zimmerman Harlem Sr.
Meagan Johnston Hononegah Sr.
Mylee McCracken Harlem So.
Miranda Rodriguez Boylan Sr.
Brigitte Jacobs Freeport Jr.
Johanna Simmonds Guilford Sr.
Meredith McNally Harlem Sr.

Special Mention All-Conference
Bowler School Year
Hannah Hoffman East Jr.
Stephanie Richards Harlem Fr.
Allie Dawson Freeport Sr.
Amy Niswonger Guilford So.
Tiffany Wagner North Sr.

IHSA Tournament Standings
Pl. School Score
1. Lockport Township 12,689
7. Belvidere North 11,894
9. Freeport 11,854

IHSA Individual Standings
Pl. Bowler School Score
1. Kyra Udziela Lemont 2,748
10. Emily Ashens Belvidere North 2,601

2015-2016 Boys Bowling

NIC-10 Standings
Place School
1st Rockton Hononegah
2nd Machesney Park Harlem
3rd Rockford Auburn
4th Freeport
4th Belvidere North
6th Rockford East
7th Rockford Guilford
7th Rockford Jefferson
9th Belvidere
10th Rockford Boylan


First Team All-Conference
Bowler School Year
Clay Coogan Hononegah Sr.
Collin Day Harlem Jr.
Kyler Gerl Harlem So.
Dawson Jones Harlem Jr.
Bailey Luy Freeport Jr.
Brandon Mooney Hononegah Jr.
Jacob Nimtz Harlem Jr.
Jordan Paulson North Sr.
Matt Seigel Auburn Fr.
Nick Sommer (MVP) Hononegah So.

Special Mention All-Conference
Bowler School Year
Zach Arachikavitz Freeport Sr.
Trey Arnold Hononegah Sr.
Austin Bull Harlem Sr.
Cole Damon Harlem Jr.
Mitchell Le East Jr.

IHSA Tournament Standings
Pl. School Score
1. Lincolnshire Stevenson 13,361
2. Rockton Hononegah 13,321
4. Machesney Park Harlem 13,110

IHSA Tournament Standings
Pl. Bowler School Score
1. Zach Singer Lincolnshire Stevenson 2,899
5. Jacob Nimtz Machesney Park Harlem 2,824
6. Brandon Mooney Rockton Hononegah 2,816