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FNF Two-A-Days: Eastland-Pearl City Wildcatz Video included

Eastland-Pearl City has been a perennial playoff contender out of the NUIC the last few years, and now have a new head coach in 2018.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Forreston Cardinals Video included

It's a new year and a new era in Forreston as the Cardinals get ready for kickoff.

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Fred VanVleet Hosts Back to School Giveaway Video included

Fred VanVleet's on-court success in the NBA has not diverted the Rockford native away from his mission to give back to his hometown. He continued that initiative with a back to school giveaway at his downtown storefront.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Sycamore Spartans Video included

Sycamore has its sights set on a rebound season after missing the playoffs in 2017. Joe Ryan, who has been the head coach since 2004 in Sycamore, has a motivational tool at practice these days for the Spartans - the turnover belt.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Hiawatha Hawks Video included

Hiawatha football snapped a 29-year playoff drought with its postseason appearance in 2016, and 2017 seemed destined for a return to the bracket, but the Hawks missed the playoff cut-line, even with a 5-4 finish to the season.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Orangeville Broncos Video included

Orangeville made the playoffs last year, but the Broncos haven't made the postseason in back-to-back seasons since 1995-'96.

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FNF Two-A-Days: South Beloit Sobos Video included

South Beloit enters a new era this year, as Sam Cady takes over for Jason Ware as the team's head coach.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Rochelle Hubs Video included

There's a new era with a familiar theme in Rochelle. Kevin Crandall retired after coaching the Hubs for the past 24 years.

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FNF Two-A-Days: A-FC Raiders Video included

Ashton-Franklin Center hopes to tally a couple of more wins than it did last year and contend for a playoff spot. The Raiders know they have to get better in a lot of areas, including offensive efficiency.

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Sarver set for senior soccer season at NIU Video included

Machesney Park native Taylor Sarver is ready for one more season on the soccer field for Northern Illinois.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Polo Marcos Video included

Polo enters its final season in the NUIC before switching to 8-man football, and the Marcos want to finish strong in the traditional 11-man football style.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Christian Life Eagles Video included

Christian Life's football team got a boost when the Our Lady of the Sacred Heart football team joined forces with the Eagles this year.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Rockford Lutheran Crusaders Video included

Rockford Lutheran played a lot of young players last year en route to a one-win season. Those players bring some valuable experience to the field with them this year, with more youth on the horizon for the Crusaders.

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FNF Two-A-Days: DuPec Rivermen Video included

The Durand-Pecatonica co-op brings some momentum into the 2018 season after ending last year on a positive note with a week nine win.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Harlem Huskies Video included

Harlem has not won a NIC-10 title in more than 20 years, but this year's group thinks it has what it takes to get the Huskies over the top and win that elusive conference title.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Jefferson J-Hawks Video included

Jefferson is fresh off a tough season in which it did not win a game. The J-Hawks made a coaching change right before the season started, which thwarted the momentum they were building.

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FNF Two-A-Days: North Boone Vikings

Even though North Boone went one-and-done in the playoffs last season, the path they took to get there might provide a road map to their forthcoming season this Fall.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Belvidere Bucs

Belvidere had a tough season in 2017, finishing 1-8 under Darin Wecker, but now the Bucs head coach has his team looking forward to a new year and a fresh start in 2018.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Lena-Winslow Panthers

Lena-Winslow accomplished something in 2017 that no other Panthers team had ever done - a perfect state championship season. Now Le-Win turns the page to a new season.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Aquin Bulldogs

There's a new coaching regime in charge at Aquin this season - Broc Kundert is the new bench boss for the Bulldogs in 2018.

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Local Hoops Talent Comes Together for Antonio Little Memorial Tournament

Past, present, and future basketball stars from the Rockford region came together at the UW Health Sports Factory for a meaningful day of hoops.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Dakota Indians

Dakota is no stranger to the postseason, reaching the 1-A playoffs in each of the last four years. Joe Free's third season at the helm could be the Indians' fifth straight trip to the bracket.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Oregon Hawks

There's a fresh energy at Oregon football practice this week as the Hawks turn the page to a new season.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Winnebago Indians

Winnebago has been a model of consistency under Mark Helm's direction as head coach. The Indians have missed the playoffs twice in Helm's eleven seasons under the headset.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Genoa-Kingston Cogs

The Genoa-Kingston football team took a different approach to kicking off their first week of practice - they spent the first three days at Walcamp Retreat Center in Kingston.

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RVC Hosts Emotional Sendoff for Misty Opat

There were a lot of tears and hugs in the Rock Valley College student atrium on Thursday as the school bid farewell to Misty Opat.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Stillman Valley

The last few playoff-less seasons have been unchartered territory for Stillman Valley. They hope to redirect course back to the postseason in 2018.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Byron Tigers

Byron is a hungry group heading into 2018 after a heartbreaking end to what was a roaring success of a season last year.

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Guilford Promotes Denny Diduch to Head Football Coach

RPS 205 announced on Wednesday that Guilford head football coach Bruce Bazsali is scaling back his duties this year, moving to an assistant role. Denny Diduch is the new Vikings head coach, effective this week.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Belvidere North Blue Thunder

Belvidere North got hot at the right time in the second half of last year, and head into a new year with optimism of continued success.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Guilford Vikings

Guilford's football team made a three-win improvement in Bruce Bazsali's first season as head coach in 2017. They're hoping to continue that upward trajectory in 2018.

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Misty Opat Leaves RVC for Chicago State

RVC athletic director and women’s basketball head coach Misty Opat has accepted the women's basketball head coaching position at Division I Chicago State University.

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Chicago Blackhawks legend Stan Mikita dies at 78

Stan Mikita's family announced on Tuesday that the Chicago Blackhawks' all-time leading scorer had died, aged 78.

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FNF Two-A-Days: Auburn Knights

There's a new man in charge under the headset at Auburn in 2018.

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FNF Two-A-Days: East E-Rabs

The East E-Rabs didn't wait long for the calendar to turn to Monday, August 6, the first official day of high school football practice in Illinois. At 12:01 AM precisely, Gary Griffin blew his whistle.

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Kyle Slattery Wins 3rd Men's City Title in 4 Years in Dramatic Fashion

When the dust cleared after a frenzied finish to the Greater Rockford Men's Golf Classic, Kyle Slattery was the Men's City champion for the third time in four years, winning by two strokes.

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Jesse Slattery Wins First Women's City Title

Boylan graduate Jesse Slattery made birdies on three of her final four holes at Aldeen to win her first Greater Rockford Women's Golf Classic championship.

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Bears' Urlacher, Packers' Kramer Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

Brian Urlacher and Jerry Kramer received their busts before an adoring crowd of Bears and Packers fans in Canton.

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Dramatic Finish On Deck at Men's City

One stroke separates the top two golfers at this year's Greater Rockford Men's Golf Classic.

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Natalie Hooper to face Jesse Slattery in Women's City Final

Saturday did not disappoint for the second weekend of the Greater Rockford Women's Golf Classic.

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Nicole Briscoe Headlines RACVB's Sport Stories Lineup

The Rockford Area Convention & Visitors Bureau announced the return of Sport Stories, featuring Nicole Briscoe, ESPN SportsCenter anchor and Roscoe native.

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Corey Anderson Wins Second Straight UFC Fight

Rockton native Corey Anderson scored a big upset at UFC Fight Night in Hamburg, Germany on Sunday.

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Lincicome Misses Cut at Barbasol, Merritt Tied for Lead

Rockford PRO/AM fan favorite Brittany Lincicome became the sixth woman to play a PGA Tour event at the Barbasol Championship, and the first to break par in a PGA Tour round since Michelle Wie in 2006 on Saturday. She shot a one-under 71 in the second round.

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Smith, Hooper Win Rockford Boys & Girls Classic Titles

On and off rain didn't stop today's Greater Rockford Boys and Girls Classic tournaments from reaching their respective completion.

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Orangeville Football to Play Saturday Afternoon Home Games in 2018

Orangeville will be making a change to their 2018 high school football schedule - home games will be played on Saturday afternoons this year.

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Slattery Wins Winnebago County Am in Playoff

Kyle Slattery and Danny Gorman took the men's championship flight of this year's Winnebago County Amateur tournament to a sudden death playoff, with Slattery winning by one stroke after four holes.

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Former Blackhawks Goalie Ray Emery Dies in Drowning

Former NHL goaltender Ray Emery has drowned in his hometown of Hamilton, Ontario. He was 35.

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Rockford Marlins Host Olympians for Special Clinic

The Rockford Marlins brought their swim club together to learn from two of the best to dive into the pool for Team USA.

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Bulls Sign Chicago Native Jabari Parker

The Chicago Bulls announced the signing of Jabari Parker, adding a Windy City native to the roster.

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Rockford's Chad Knaus Signs Extension with Hendrick Motorsports

NASCAR's No. 48 team crew chief Chad Knaus announced he has signed a two-year contract extension with Hendrick Motorsports.

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Seven IceHogs Earn Blackhawks Development Camp Invites

The Chicago Blackhawks announced invitees to their 2018 Development Camp at MB Ice Arena in Chicago from Monday, July 16 – Friday, Jul 20.

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Rockford PRO/AM Announces Changes to 2018 Field

The 42nd annual Rockford Pro-Am will take place Monday July 16th at Rockford Country Club, and the tournament has added Wesley Bryan to the field.

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Rosters Announced for 2018 MLB All-Star Game

The 2018 Major League Baseball All-Star Game will be held on July 17 in Washington, D.C. and both rosters were announced Sunday night.

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Corey Anderson Announces Next UFC Fight

Rockton native Corey Anderson has announced his next Ultimate Fighting Championship bout.

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RVC Softball, Friends of the Rockford Peaches Celebrate 75th Anniversary

The Rockford Peaches stand out as an example of dynamic gender roles during World War II. An exhibition slow-pitch softball game at Rock Valley College showed that women of the present are celebrating women of the past, with an eye towards teaching future generations of female athletes.

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Rockford's Chad Knaus Honored at Chicagoland Speedway

Chad Knaus is one of NASCAR's most decorated crew chiefs, winning seven cup championships leading Jimmie Johnson's 48 team. The Rockford native received a major honor in his home state this weekend.

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Raptors Bet on Fred - VanVleet Inks New Deal in Toronto

The Toronto Raptors and Fred VanVleet agreed to a new two-year deal that keeps the Rockford native with the team that took a chance on him after he went undrafted.

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Fred VanVleet Opens FVV Merchandise Store in Downtown Rockford

Fred VanVleet can now add businessman to many titles he carries as a native of Rockford, an NBA Sixth Man of the Year finalist, and a new dad - he now owns and operates a storefront in downtown Rockford.

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50 Tournaments: Honoring Melvin Ballard's Legacy

This year's Ballard Memorial golf tournament marked a major milestone - its 50th year.

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Robert and Hui Chong Dofflemyer Win Ballard Memorial Titles

Father's Day became a mother-son affair at the 50th annual Ballard Memorial golf tournament in Rockford - Robert and Hui Chong Dofflemyer won the men's and women's championships at Elliot Golf Course.

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A Day in the Life of the Rockford Rivets Bullpen

You show up for work, but don't go to work right away, until your boss calls your name, and you have to be ready. That's the life of a baseball bullpen, as seen at Rivets Stadium, home of Rockford's Northwoods League team.

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Martinsen sticking with Blackhawks organization

The Chicago Blackhawks announced today that they have agreed to terms on a one-year contract extension with forward Andreas Martinsen, which runs through the 2018-19 National Hockey League season.

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Stillman Valley Wins First Baseball Sectional Championship

Stillman Valley baseball delivered the program's first sectional title in grand style, beating Burlington Central 3-2 in Sterling in a thriller to advance to the 3-A Super-Sectional.

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Auburn Surprises Angel Martinez with Special Graduation Ceremony

Angel Martinez missed Auburn's graduation ceremony while competing in Colorado at the Continental Boxing Championships. However, he was still able to receive his diploma in front of family, friends, faculty, and school administration, in a surprise ceremony hosted by the school.

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Memorial Day Playoffs: Forreston Baseball, Orangeville Softball Bow Out in Supers

The NUIC was well represented in the Super-Sectional round of the small school baseball and softball playoffs. However, both Forreston baseball and Orangeville softball couldn't send their seasons to the state.

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Championship Saturday: Baseball, Softball Action Heats Up on Hot Saturday

The IHSA baseball and softball postseasons are in full swing this Memorial Day weekend, and Saturday's scorcher outdoors did not disappoint with dramatic finishes and exciting games on the diamond.

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High School Boys Track & Field: Local Athletes Seize Gold

The IHSA boys track and field state finals saw local athletes seize their moment on the big blue track at EIU and bring state championships home.

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IceHogs Stay Alive, Send West Final Back to Texas

The Rockford IceHogs refused to go home on their home ice, winning Game 5 of the Western Conference Final against the Stars, 3-1, to send the series back to Texas.

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Stars Take 2-0 West Final Lead after Game 2 OT Win over IceHogs

Curtis McKenzie scored at 10:46 of overtime to lift the Texas Stars to a 3-2 victory over the Rockford IceHogs in Game 2 of the Western Conference Finals Sunday night.

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Drive for Five: RVC Softball Wins 5th Straight Title

The Rock Valley College softball team doesn't rebuild - they reload, annually, and have the banners and rings to prove it.

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High School Girls Track: Area Athletes Win State Titles

The IHSA girls track & field state series sent many an athlete from the Northern Illinois region to the winners' podium at Eastern Illinois.

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High School Boys Tennis: Sectional Titles Send Athletes to State

The IHSA boys tennis state series will have plenty of local flavor on the court next week as athletes successfully secured spots in the season's final week on Saturday.

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High School Baseball: North Boone's Historic Win Highlights Regional Finals

The North Boone baseball team ended a 25-year drought without a regional championship, headlining a big day of title games on the high school fields.

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High School Softball: Local Teams Win 1-A & 2-A Regional Titles

The IHSA spring postseason was in full swing throughout the region on Saturday as local teams took the diamond for regional championship action.

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Stars Hand IceHogs First Playoff Loss in Game 1 of West Final

The Rockford IceHogs' perfect postseason came to an end in Game 1 of the Western Conference Final, dropping a 4-2 series opener to the Texas Stars.

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Diduch leaves Forreston, to join Guilford football staff

Denny Diduch will become an assistant football coach at Guilford pending Rockford Public Schools board approval, leaving his post as Forreston's head coach, a position he has held for a decade.

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Rockford Youth Lace Up for Football Camp

The Rockford Park District's annual youth football camp offers young players a unique opportunity to sharpen their skills, and learn from experienced teachers. This year was no exception.

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IceHogs Reach First Calder Cup Conference Final, Sweep Moose

The Rockford IceHogs remain perfect in the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs, and are about to play in the franchise's first conference final since joining the American Hockey League.

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RVC Postseason Sweep - Softball and Baseball Win Big at Home

Rock Valley College had a successful Saturday on both the softball and baseball diamonds.

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IceHogs Take 2-0 Series Lead, Beat Moose in Game 2

Chris DiDomenico and Carl Dahlstrom each nabbed second-period goals to snap a 1-1 deadlock and push the Rockford IceHogs to their fifth consecutive victory in the Calder Cup playoffs, a 4-1 decision over the Manitoba Moose in Winnipeg.

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Only on 13 News: Amber Lamb's Softball Journey

Meet the ace of Highland softball's staff - Rockford native Amber Lamb, Harlem High Class of 2003.

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IceHogs to Face Moose in Calder Cup's 2nd Round

The Rockford IceHogs will take on the Manitoba Moose in the second round of the Calder Cup Playoffs.

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RVC Softball Rounding into Form for Postseason

The Rock Valley softball team, chasing a fifth straight national tournament championship, is hitting its stride at the right time of the season.

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Fred VanVleet Returns to Help Raptors Eliminate Wizards

Rockford native Fred VanVleet had missed four of the first five games of the Toronto Raptors' first round series with the Washington Wizards, but his Game 6 return helped put his team into the second round.

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Icehogs outrun Wolves for series sweep

Beating Chicago gives the Icehogs just their second series sweep in franchise history.

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IceHogs Dominate Game 2 at Home, Put Wolves on Brink

The Rockford IceHogs enjoyed the comforts of the BMO Harris Bank Center, playing behind a raucous crowd and dominating the Chicago Wolves to the tune of a 5-2 victory in Game 2 of the first round of the Calder Cup Playoffs.

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IceHogs Ride Power Play to 2-1 Game 1 Victory Over Wolves

The Rockford IceHogs cashed in on two power play opportunities to start the Calder Cup Playoffs, and took Game 1 in Rosemont, beating the Chicago Wolves, 2-1, for a 1-0 first round series lead.

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Rockton's Corey Anderson Dominates at UFC Fight Night

Rockton native Corey Anderson returned to the UFC octagon for the first time since a devastating November knockout, and rolled to a unanimous decision against Patrick Cummins in Atlantic City.

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Humboldt Tragedy Hits Home for Former Bronco Sheldon Brookbank

Rockford IceHogs assistant coach Sheldon Brookbank began his hockey career with the Humboldt Broncos, making this month's tragedy especially difficult for the former pro player turned coach.

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Belvidere North hires Todd Brannan as new boys basketball coach

Former Jefferson head boys basketball coach Todd Brannan confirmed to 13 Sports on Monday that he has accepted Belvidere North's offer to become their new head boys basketball coach.

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NIC-10 Sweeps Rising Stars Classic Doubleheader

The Rising Stars Classic has become an annual staple of the spring in the Rockford region, with high school seniors earning one last hurrah on the hardwood.

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I-90 Rivalry in Playoffs: IceHogs, Wolves to Meet in Round 1

The Rockford IceHogs and Chicago Wolves will face off in the first round of the 2018 Calder Cup Playoffs.

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IceHogs Clinch Calder Cup Playoff Berth

The American Hockey League’s Rockford IceHogs clinched a berth in the 2017-18 Calder Cup playoffs with a victory over the Iowa Wild Tuesday night.

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Rockford Heat Show No Signs of Cooling Down

The Rockford Heat has produced more than 60 women's college basketball players as an elite AAU program, maintaining years of success as a destination for aspiring talent in our community.

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IceHogs Prepare for Playoff Push, Offer Support to Humboldt Broncos

The Rockford IceHogs have three games left in the regular season, with a playoff-clinching magic number of 1 entering Tuesday night's game at Iowa.

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Trio of Division One Talents Return to Rockford for Puma Cup

The Rockford Park District hosted hundreds of soccer players this weekend at Sportscore Two for the Puma Cup tournament and college showcase, but three names stood out as they enjoyed a homecoming to familiar territory.

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IceHogs Erupt for 4th Straight Win on Jersey Auction Night

The Rockford IceHogs had a successful Saturday night to end the month of March on and off the ice - they welcomed back Bryan Bickell for Jersey Auction Night, then scored four goals in less than five minutes to start the third period, beating the San Jose Barracuda 5-3 at the BMO Harris Bank Center.

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Clock Strikes Midnight on Loyola-Chicago in Final Four

Moe Wagner, Charles Matthews and Michigan erased a 10-point second-half deficit and the Wolverines ended Loyola-Chicago's storybook NCAA Tournament run with a 69-57 victory Saturday night in the Final Four.

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Adeja Lambert Makes Pro Volleyball Announcement

Keith Country Day graduate and soon-to-be Michigan gradaute Adeja Lambert made her future plans official at Sportscore Two on Saturday - she will play volleyball professionally overseas in Finland.

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Bobby Hull Visits Rockford's Collector's Bench

Chicago Blackhawks Hall of Famer Bobby Hull paid Rockford a visit on the last Saturday afternoon of March, spending time with local hockey fans and signing autographs at the downtown memorabilia shop.

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RAMBLE ONWARD: Loyola reaches Final Four

Sister Jean and the Loyola Ramblers are headed to the Final Four. This improbable NCAA Tournament just took its craziest turn yet.

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Friday Night Nets Plays of the Year

The 2017-2018 high school basketball season is officially in the books, with one more piece of business to attend to for the 13 Sports Authority - releasing our Plays of the Year from the the boys and girls hardwood.

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RVC Loses National Title Heartbreaker to Hostos

The Rock Valley College women's basketball team brought their season to the finish line, but couldn't cross it as national champions for the second straight year, losing a 58-52 title game to Hostos Community College (Bronx, NY).

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RVC Women's Basketball Returns to National Title Game

The Rock Valley College women's basketball game is back in the NJCAA Division III national tournament title game, beating Northland 56-50 at RVC on Friday night in the national semifinals.

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Boylan's boys bow out in 3-A Super-Sectional

The Boylan boys basketball team took their season to the brink of state, but ran into a tough North Chicago team at the Sears Centre in Hoffman Estates.

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Winnebago Finishes 2nd at 2-A State Series

The Winnebago Indians completed their run to state with a 2-A runner-up finish, falling to Chicago Orr in a 76-49 championship game in Peoria.

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Highland Wins District Championship in Comeback Fashion

The Highland men's basketball team is headed to the NJCAA national tournament after a thrilling comeback on their home court, beating MSU-West Plains 77-75 to win the District 4 championship in Freeport.

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Highland Sweeps Region IV Tournament Titles

Highland Community College had a double dose of victory on Monday, as both Cougars basketball teams won Region IV tournament championships in Freeport.

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NIU men fall at buzzer in MAC Tourney

Kevin Zabo converted a layup as time expired as Kent State claimed a dramatic, 61-59 victory over the Northern Illinois University men’s basketball team on Monday night in the Mid-American Conference Tournament First Round at the MAC Center.

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IceHogs' Delia earns AHL Player of Week

The American Hockey League today announced that Rockford IceHogs goaltender Collin Delia has been selected as the CCM/AHL Player of the Week for the period ending March 4, 2018.

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RVC Women's Basketball Returns to Nationals

The Rock Valley College women's basketball team will bring a 12-game winning streak to the NJCAA Division III national tournament, hosted by RVC this year. The Lady Golden Eagles won the District Championship in dominant fashion, beating Columbus State CC by a 92-53 margin of victory.

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Friday Night Nets - March 2nd Highlights & Scores

The first Friday in March definitely provided the "Madness" known to high school basketball fans this time of year - a full slate of boys basketball playoff games with regional and sectional titles on the line.

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Monday High School Hoops: Boylan Girls Bows Out, Big School Boys Tip Off

Monday's high school basketball schedule had a full slate of games, highlighted by Boylan's girls playing in the 4-A Super-Sectional.

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RPS Hosts 2018 Champions Ball

Rockford Public School hosted its annual Champions Ball Saturday night, honoring a new class of inductees into the RPS Athletic Hall of Fame.

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Local Medalists at IHSA Boys Swimming & Diving State Meet

The 2018 IHSA boys swimming and diving state meet produced several local medalists from the area on the season's final day.

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Stockton finishes historic season as 1-A runner-up

The Stockton girls basketball team completed a historic year on the hardwood as the 2nd place team in Class 1-A, losing the state championship game to Schlarman, 53-31, at Redbird Arena in Normal.

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Friday Night Nets - Feb. 23 Highlights & Scores

The postseason was in full swing in the latest installment of WREX's Friday Night Nets, with boys and girls postseason brackets unfolding in our area.

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Only on 13 News: Evan Scott, Inspiration on Ice

Four-year old Evan Scott has overcome many an obstacle, but you wouldn't know when he laces up his skates and plays with his ice hockey team.

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Fred VanVleet named in Yahoo! Sports report alleging improper benefits

Former Auburn High School and Wichita State star Fred VanVleet has been implicated in an FBI investigation regarding improper benefits in a report released Friday by Yahoo! Sports. 

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IHSA Individual Wrestling Finals Feature Local Champions

The 2018 IHSA individual wrestling state series is bringing back a host of medals to the Northern Illinois region after an action-packed weekend of grappling at the State Farm Center in Champaign.

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Harlem Girls Bowling Roars to State Championship Repeat

The Harlem Lady Huskies girls bowling team proved to the rest of the state that the queens of strikes and spares reside in Northern Illinois, winning the 2018 IHSA state championship in convincing fashion. The Lady Huskies won the team title by 419 pins.

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Auburn Retires VanVleet's #23 Jersey

Auburn High School hosted a jersey retirement ceremony honoring former Knight Fred VanVleet, hanging his #23 uniform in the Auburn gymnasium, never to be issued to a boys basketball player again.

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Jefferson Hosts Boys Swimming & Diving Sectional

The IHSA boys swimming & diving season has reached the final stage, with sectionals sending local athletes to the state meet next week. Boylan won the team sectional title, with 239 total points.

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Friday Night Nets - Feb. 16 Highlights & Scores

Another Friday, another exciting night of high school basketball for 815-area schools as the girls postseason heats up and the boys regular season winds down.

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Tuesday Night High School Hoops

Tuesday night offered a jam-packed schedule of high school basketball as the regular season winds down on the boys' side, and the postseason is in full swing on the girls' side.

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Brotherly Love for Rockford Regents Basketball

The Rockford Regents men's basketball team has received a double dose of Diemer this season - and R.U. will need it as they head into the final stretch of the schedule.

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Local Wrestlers Qualify for State

The IHSA state tournament will feature a packed local field of individual wrestlers grappling for a state championship after a busy day of sectionals across Illinois.

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Harlem Rolls to Sectional Girls Bowling Title

Harlem senior Treasure Childs had a day to remember at the IHSA girls bowling sectional in DeKalb, rolling a 300 in the second game, and an individual championship best 1377 to lead the Lady Huskies to a team sectional title.

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Hononegah Beats Guilford by Two Points for NIC-10 Boys Swimming Title

Hononegah (256 points) edged Guilford (254 points) for the 2018 NIC-10 boys swimming and diving team championship at Freeport.

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Friday Night Nets - Feb. 9 Scores & Highlights

Thursday night's snow storm postponed many of Friday's high school basketball games, but not all of them - the small school girls playoffs tipped off in regional championships, while big school boys teams continued conference play.

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National Signing Day - Local Athletes Commit to Colleges

The first Wednesday in February marks National Signing Day, with plenty of local athletes making their college decisions official to continue their careers at the next level.

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Lutheran Captures Cheerleading Championship

Rockford Lutheran's cheerleading team brought home a fresh addition to the school's trophy case - the IHSA small cheer team state championship.

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Belvidere North Repeats as Cheerleading Champs

Belvidere North captured its second consecutive co-ed division cheerleading state championship, completing the repeat on Saturday at Bloomington.

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Brian Urlacher Inducted into Pro Football Hall of Fame

Brian Urlacher will be the latest Chicago Bears inductee into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, one of five from his era headed to Canton this year.

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Wrestling Regionals Feature Local Champs

The high school individual wrestling postseason is underway, with local grapplers taking to the mat to begin their push for state championships.

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Girls Bowling Regionals Start Postseason Play

Defending IHSA state champion Harlem won the team regional championship at Freeport on Saturday as they begin defense of their girls bowling crown.

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Friday Night Nets - Feb. 2 Scores & Highlights

The first Friday in February brought a great night of basketball to the area courts as conference races heat up for the homestretch, and others wrap up before the postseason tips off.

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VanVleet Sets Another New Career-High in Raptors Win over Lakers

Rockford native Fred VanVleet continued his record-breaking January with another career-high in scoring, breaking a mark he set earlier in the month.

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Lady Titans Outlast Hononegah in NIC-10 Thriller

Boylan girls basketball's perfect season remains intact after a thrilling comeback on the road at Hononegah on Saturday, winning 48-45.

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RVC Hosts Fifth Annual Rumble in the Rock

The fifth annual Rumble in the Rock featured two NIC-10 girls games, two NIC-10 boys games, and both RVC basketball teams taking the court for a full Saturday of games.

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Hononegah Wins NIC-10 Wrestling Championship

Hononegah won its fifth consecutive NIC-10 wrestling championship, with nationally ranked heavyweight Tony Cassioppi providing the final exclamation point on a dominant showing from the Indians.

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Belvidere North Leads Loaded Local Field to State Cheer Finals

Belvidere North, the defending IHSA co-ed cheerleading state champions, won the sectional championship on their home floor on Saturday to qualify for state and earn an opportunity at a repeat.

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Hononegah Wins Boys Bowling State Championship

For the fourth time in five years, the IHSA boys bowling state champions hail from the NIC-10 as Hononegah won this year's title by 420 pins.

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Friday Night Nets - Jan. 26 Highlights & Scores

Friday Night Nets wrapped up the month of January with another great showing on the high school basketball court, and on the ice.

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IceHogs Use Big Third Period to Down Condors

The Rockford IceHogs broke through a scoreless first two periods on Tuesday night at the BMO Harris Bank Center, scoring all four of their goals in the final 20 minutes to earn a 4-1 victory over the Bakersfield Condors.

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Byron Beats Lutheran Despite 40 from Strawbridge

The Byron boys basketball team earned a big win in the Big Northern standings on Tuesday, defeating Lutheran, 78-75.

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RACVB Eyes Growth in Sports Tourism

The Rockford Area Convention and Visitors Bureau is striving to build on sports tourism in the community, with a new organizational position to help plan even further growth for the future.

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Super Bowl LII: Patriots to defend title against Eagles

Super Bowl LII, set to air on February 4th at 5:30 pm on 13 WREX, will feature the defending champion New England Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles.

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IHSA Boys Bowling Sectional - Harlem Wins Team Title

Harlem will return to the IHSA state series to defend their boys bowling state championship, leading a loaded local field of teams and individuals to O'Fallon next week.

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IHSA Competitive Dance Sectionals

Three NIC-10 teams qualified for the IHSA competitive dance state series, advancing out of the Sycamore sectional on Saturday.

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Friday Night Nets - Jan. 19 Highlights & Scores

It was another exciting night of high school basketball as local 815 teams took the court for conference matchups featured on 13 WREX's presentation of Friday Night Nets.

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Boys Bowling Postseason Underway in Regional Round

The 2018 IHSA boys bowling postseason is officially underway, with teams competing at regionals this weekend for a spot in the sectional round.

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Friday Night Nets - Jan. 12 Highlights & Scores Video included

Martin Luther King holiday basketball tournaments will occupy much of the next several days for high school hardwood athletes, but there was still plenty to offer on the court for Friday Night Nets leading into the three-day weekend.

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Fred VanVleet's Career Night Fuels Raptors' Blowout of Cavs

Rockford native Fred VanVleet put together the best game of his young NBA career in the national television spotlight, leading the Toronto Raptors to a 133-99 blowout of the defending Eastern Conference champion Cleveland Cavaliers.

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Tuesday Hoops: Aquin's Cummins Hits 1,000 Points, Byron Beats Stillman Valley

Tuesday night's high school basketball scene was highlighted by Aquin senior Zac Cummins reaching the 1,000-point mark in his Bulldogs career, scoring 23 points in a 70-56 Dawgs win.

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Bears Introduce New Head Coach Matt Nagy

The Chicago Bears formally welcomed new head coach Matt Nagy to the organization on Tuesday, introducing the new bench boss to the media at Halas Hall in Lake Forest.

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IceHogs Can't Close Out Admirals in 5-4 Shootout Loss

Bobby Butler potted his second goal of the game with 58 seconds remaining to force overtime and Harry Zolnierczyk netted the shootout winner to lead the Milwaukee Admirals over the Rockford IceHogs.

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Woollacott's Career Day Lifts NIU Past Buffalo

Rockford Lutheran graduate Abby Woollacott had her best on-court performance for the NIU women's basketball team on Saturday, pulling down a career-high 13 rebounds in an 86-84 overtime victory over Buffalo in DeKalb.

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Athlete of the Week 2017-'18 Retrospective Video included

We look back at all 38 WREX Athletes of the Week from the 2017-'18 school year. For a trip down memory lane, click on the video above. More>>

Athlete of the Week - Jake Klekamp Video included

Guilford senior baseball player Jake Klekamp is our new WREX Athlete of the Week.

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Athlete of the Week - AJ Christensen Video included

Forreston senior hurdler AJ Christensen is our new WREX Athlete of the Week.

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Athlete of the Week - Emily Offenheiser Video included

Stockton senior shot put and discus thrower Emily Offenheiser is our WREX Athlete of the Week.

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Athlete of the Week - Lexy Langloss Video included

Dixon senior soccer player Lexy Langloss is our new WREX Athlete of the Week. Langloss and the Duchesses are having a strong season, finishing off a Big Northern Conference title as they get ready for the postseason.

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Athlete of the Week - Zac Cummins Video included

Aquin senior three-sport standout Zac Cummins is our WREX Athlete of the Week.

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Athlete of the Week - Paige Yoder Video included

Keith Country Day long jumper Paige Yoder is our new WREX Athlete of the Week.

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Athlete of the Week - Noah Griffith Video included

Rochelle senior tennis player Noah Griffith is our WREX Athlete of the Week.

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Athlete of the Week - Josh Lynde Video included

Boylan senior volleyball player Josh Lynde is our new WREX Athlete of the Week.

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Athlete of the Week - Deion McShane Video included

Freeport senior track standout Deion McShane is our new WREX Athlete of the Week.

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Athlete of the Week - Bianca Barone Video included

Harlem senior softball player Bianca Barone is our WREX Athlete of the Week. She has the Lady Huskies off to a strong start to the season, thanks to her offensive and defensive abilities.

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Athlete of the Week - Andrew Wilhite Video included

Stillman Valley senior baseball player Andrew Wilhite is our new WREX Athlete of the Week.

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Athlete of the Week - Peyton Flynn Video included

Belvidere North soccer and basketball standout Peyton Flynn is our new WREX Athlete of the Week.

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Athlete of the Week - Ben Ambrose Video included

Boylan senior basketball player Ben Ambrose is our WREX Athlete of the Week.

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Athlete of the Week - Scott Gowan Video included

East senior basketball player Scott Gowan is our new WREX Athlete of the Week. Gowan has worked his way into one of the best players in E-Rabs' history.

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Athlete of the Week - Jacob Appino Video included

Boylan senior swimmer Jacob Appino is our Athlete of the Week.

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Athlete of the Week - Treasure Childs Video included

Harlem senior bowler Treasure Childs is our WREX Athlete of the Week.

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Athlete of the Week - Anna Broski Video included

Stillman Valley senior basketball player Anna Broski is our WREX Athlete of the Week.

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Athlete of the Week - Tony Cassioppi Video included

Hononegah senior wrestler Tony Cassioppi is our new WREX Athlete of the Week.

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Athlete of the Week - Nick Sommer Video included

Hononegah senior bowler Nick Sommer is our WREX Athlete of the Week.

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Athlete of the Week - Quillin Dixon Video included

Jefferson senior Quillin Dixon is our new WREX Athlete of the Week. Dixon joined the J-Hawks boys basketball 1,000-point club this week during the Jefferson MLK Holiday Tournament.

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Athlete of the Week - Ellie Packer Video included

Dakota senior Ellie Packer is our new WREX Athlete of the Week.

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RVC coach Opat balances life on and off court Video included

When she's not coaching Rock Valley's women's basketball team, Misty Opat is home raising four kids - her three nieces and her newly adopted son, Davion.

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