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Monday, February 28, 2011

Cubs look to be improved in 2011

ROCKFORD, IL - (ROCK RIVER TIMES) As the month of February comes to a close, the Chicago Cubs begin preparing for the 2011 season. Their first Cactus League Spring Training game is this Sunday, Feb. 27. The Cubs will host the Oakland Athletics at Ho Ho Kam Park in Mesa, Ariz. They follow up Sunday's game with a split squad game against the Brewers the next day. The Cubs will play a total of 36 pre-season games prior to opening the regular season with a six-game home stand April 1. They open up with three games against the...

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Rockford Foresters $1 Opening Ticket Special Ends Feb 28th

$1 Opening Day Tickets Expire Monday (February 28) @ 11:59PM

Your chance to get $1 Opening Day Tickets (June 3) expires Monday, February 28.  If you want to purchase your tickets, you can do so by emailing or by calling the box office at (815) 312-2115.  Delivery fee is only $1.

IceHogs win third straight

Houston, Tex.- With just two wins in 16 days entering a three-game weekend against the West Divisions' top three teams, the outlook wasn't very bright for the Rockford IceHogs. But three days later Rockford skated out of the Toyota Center with their...

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Sunday, February 27, 2011

Hogs Beat Admirals In OT

Rockford, Illinois - The IceHogs are now riding a two game winning streak after beating Milwaukee 4-3 In overtime...

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Forreston tops Eastland in regional final

FORRESTON, IL (WREX) - Forreston edged Eastland 48-46 in the Forreston regional final on Saturday afternoon...

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Big 4th quarter leads Aquin past South Beloit - – Rockford’s News Leader

DAKOTA, IL (WREX) - Top seeded Freeport Aquin defeated South Beloit 70-56 in the finals of the Dakota regional on...

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Saturday, February 26, 2011

River Ridge/Scales Mound Girls Advance To State Title Game

NORMAL, Ill. (AP) -- Whitney Kieffer scored 23 points and Kaitlyn Pleau added 12 points and grabbed 13 rebounds as Hanover River Ridge-Scales Mound defeated Colfax Bridgeview...

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Auburn Finishes Undefeated In The NIC 10

The Knights 67 to 49 win over the E-rabs means an undefeated season in conference for Auburn.

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Harlem dominates second half for 60-50 win over North

The Blue Thunder boys varsity suffered a tough loss to the Harlem Huskies by a score of 60-50. It was a game of missed opportunities for the Thunder. North had several opportunities to take command of the game, but they slipped away as the Huskies solidified their lead into a victory. The game started off great for the Thunder with Jake Trotter sinking a three-point shot in the opening moments. Although Harlem responded with points of their own, Adam Hawkins sank another three-point shot for the Thunder giving them a 6-2 lead...

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MMA Hits Rockford

Every sport has its minor leagues, and one of those lets amateurs throw their hat in the cage. Mixed Martial Arts is in Rockford tonight. Before getting in front of the crowds, the fighters tape up.

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Friday, February 25, 2011

Stillman Wrestlers Returning To State

Stillman Valley, Illinois-The Stillman Valley wrestlers are hoping this is the year that they get over the hump at the State Dual Team Tournament.   The Tournament will be held this Saturday in Bloomington...

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RVC Women Roll

Rockford, IllinoisThe Rock Valley College women's basketball team is one of the top ranked junior college teams in the nation.  The Lady Eagles played like it Thursday evening.  They defeated DuPage...

Thursday, February 24, 2011

High school football state finals forced to change locations

UNDATED (WREX) - Changes to the Big Ten Conference means the IHSA will have to rotate where it plays its state football tournament. The state tournament will not be able to be played at the University of Illinois' Memorial Stadium in Champaign in odd-numbered seasons starting in 2013 because the Illini will be...

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Conference teams meet for regional titles

ROCKFORD (WREX) - Rockford Christian showed Harvard no mercy Wednesday night, dusting the Hornets 49-27 in the Class 2A regional semifinals.
Christian Life won in the night cap, setting up the third...

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Athlete of the Week: Auburn's Ben Bjork

ROCKFORD (WREX) – In a sectional usually dominated by the Boylan's, Byron's, and Hononegah's of the world, Auburn swimmer Ben Bjork carved out his spot Saturday by claiming the 500 freestyle championships.

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NIU Loses 8th Straight 2/23/11 -

DEKALB, Ill. -- The Northern Illinois men's basketball fell, 64-58, to Central Michigan on Wednesday night at the NIU Convocation Center. NIU held a 34-33 halftime lead in a game that featured 10 ties and 17 lead changes, but Central Michigan scored the final 11 points of the contest to earn the road win. 

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Sectional loss ends Hononegah's season

ALGONQUIN, IL (WREX) - Nicole Smith's return from injury wasn't enough
to extend the Hononegah girls season as they fell...

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Chicago Bears players coming to Rockford football camp

ROCKFORD (WREX) - Two current and one former Bears player will be
helping out at the Rockford Football Training Camp this summer.

The eighth annual camp put on by the Rockford Park District is held May...

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Soph Saari gives SoBos big boost

South Beloit heads into regional opener

Every year South Beloit boys basketball coach Mat Parker brings up a
sophomore to contribute on his varsity squad.

It happened two years ago when Terrel Williams split time between JV
and varsity, and while the current South Beloit senior didn't see much
playing time, the same can't be said for Matt Saari.

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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

ROCKFORD RAGE VS. COMO DERBY DAMES - Benefit - February 26th


Saturday February 26th
at the ISC 8800 E, Riverside Drive Loves Park IL

Doors open at 6pm BOUT begins at 7pm

Tickets available in advance for $10 at

Tickets at the door $12 for Adults, $5 for Kids 5-13 years, under 5
years are FREE

A portion of the proceeds for this event goes to benefit HUGS of Winnebago Co.

If you are interested in having your business be apart of our Vendor
Village or be a sponsor for Rockford Rage please contact us at




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regions outside the USA.
If you are looking for news on a particular local professional sports
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Hononegah Outlasts Auburn To Win Regional Title

Hononegah Outlasts Auburn To Win Regional Title

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Marinelli Field To Host 98 Events Over 86 Days

The Rockford Foresters announced Monday that historic Marinelli Field
will host a total of 98 events over 86 dates in 2011, which is a
combination of events and Rockford Foresters' games.

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Peoria Doubles Up IceHogs

Rockford battled back to pull within two in the third period and had a
few opportunities to come even closer, but a late Peoria goal halted
any comeback aspirations.

Peoria jumped out to the early...

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Monday, February 21, 2011

Rockford doctor's business fights Asian carp invasion

ROCKFORD (WREX) - A Rockford doctor looks to get into the business of
stopping the spread of Asian carp. The invasive species is threatening
the Great Lakes eco-system. Dr. John Holden wants to turn the carp
into something that can be used in animal feed or for human. He and
his business partner tested a new way to process fish in Havana,
Illinois last year. Now they're just a few months away from it running
full time.

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Hogs Lose To Houston 5-3

Rockford, Illinois - Another deficit was too large to overcome for the
Rockford IceHogs on Saturday night as they dropped a 5-3 decision to
the Houston Aeros in front of a sold out Rockford MetroCentre.

Houston started their attack at the midway point of the first period
pushing pucks at will towards IceHogs goaltender Hannu Toivonen. The
constant barrage of shots proved...

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Sunday, February 20, 2011

Rockford IceHogs News

02/19/2011 1:19 PM - Rockford, Ill.- Another deficit was too large to
overcome for the Rockford IceHogs on Saturday night as they dropped a
5-3 decision to the Houston Aeros in front of a sold out Rockford

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Area wrestlers earn state titles

CHAMPAIGN, IL (WREX) - Wrestling state champions from the Rockford area

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(Editor's note: the local TV stations WREX and the rest do a great job
on keep the community posted on these high school sport successes.)

Saturday, February 19, 2011

RiverHawks seek batboys

February 16, 2011 - LOVES PARK, Ill. – The Rockford RiverHawks are
seeking batboys for the upcoming season.

The batboys have a unique opportunity for an inside view the game and
have the chance to build relationships with players and the coaching
staff. The parents of batboys will receive twofree tickets to each
game their child works.

Applicants are asked to send a one-paragraph essay on why they would
like to be a RiverHawks batboy to director of operations Chris Daleo,
4503 Interstate Blvd., Loves Park, IL 61111.

Opening Night for the RiverHawks' 10th season is 7:05 p.m. Thursday,
May 26, when they host Schaumburg. Advertising and ticket information
is available by calling (815) 885-2255. Fans can also visit


Rockford Christian Finishes Season Unbeaten

The Royal Lions seal an undefeated year with a win over Christian Life 54 to 47.

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North Tops Marengo

The Blue Thunder wrap up a regional title with a 74 to 43 win. They
will go to the Burlington Central sectional this week.

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Friday, February 18, 2011

Hononegah sneaks past Auburn for regional crown

ROCKFORD (WREX) – Brea Edwards outdueled Tierny Austin and the
Hononegah girls pulled out a 71-68 win in the Class 4A Boylan Regional
title game Thursday night.

Edwards, who set the NIC-10 all-time scoring record earlier this week,
scored 29 points. While Auburn's all-conference...

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World Series softball tournaments coming to Rockford

ROCKFORD (WREX) - Rockford will host two USSSA World Series softball
tournaments this summer.

75 teams will travel from around the country to play in the tournaments.

The first is the USSSA Girls' 14 and under July 19-24. This will be
the first time Rockford has hosted this event.

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Thursday, February 17, 2011

Rising Stars Selections 2/16/11

Rockford, Illinois-The players have been selected for the Stateline's
longest-running high school basketball all-star game the Rising Stars

WTVO's Scott Leber and organizers of the event selected the rosters on
Wednesday. They are listed below.

There will be a girls game followed by a boys game on Saturday, April
9th at Jefferson High School. The girls game will begin at 4pm. The
boys game will begin at 6pm. Only area seniors are eligible to play.

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Richards leads IceHogs past Rivermen

Rockford, Ill.- The Rockford IceHogs sank the Peoria Rivermen's three
game unbeaten streak in a 2-1 game at the Rockford MetroCentre
Wednesday night.

The win also halted Rockford's four-game winless streak (0-3-1-0).

The IceHogs struck first on the power play. Off the face-off from the
right circle, the Hogs had a 5-on-3 for two seconds and Ben Smith
dished it back to Jeff Taffe. With the fourth skater for Peoria
getting back on the ice, Taffe glided over the slot and blasted a shot
past Ben Bishop for the 1-0 lead at 7:02.

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Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Athlete of the Week: Harlem's Sammi Hagerman

MACHESNEY PARK (WREX) – Sammi Hagerman bowls in the anchor spot for
the state championship Harlem Huskies bowling team.

It's a role that comes with great responsibility.

"If we've had a bad frame she can always end it on a high note and get
us going for the next frame," Harlem coach Jim Heathscott said. "So we
say she's our anchor bowler, but a lot of times...

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YMCA president/CEO steps down after 23 years

YMCA of Rock River Valley President and CEO Wray Howard, who expanded
the organization's community impact in his 23 years as its president,
announced Feb. 10 he plans to retire June 30, 2011.

Howard's 43-year career with the YMCA began in his home town of
Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada. He spent three years with the YMCA of
Metropolitan Chicago at the Logan Square Branch before coming to
Rockford as a program director in 1974. In his announcement, Howard
expressed how fortunate he was to have worked with such a strong,
worldwide organization that is dedicated to improving lives by
strengthening the foundations of community through programs that
address youth development, healthy living and social responsibility.

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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Foresters Sign Three, Including Two Local Players

The Rockford Foresters announced the signings of 1B/infielder Tyler
Leach from Rockford, right-handed pitcher Dustin Meier of Roscoe, and
outfielder Israel Sanchez of Mission, Texas.

Tyler Leach:  Leach is a 6'0" 175lbs 1B/infielder from Rockford, IL
and currently plays for St. Ambrose University.  Leach graduated and
played baseball at Jefferson High School.  He plays on St. Ambrose's
team with fellow Rockford Foresters player Conner Kretz.

Dustin Meier:  Meier is returning to the Rockford Foresters after
joining the team in the middle of the 2010 Championship Season.  Meier
is from Roscoe and currently plays for Oakton Community College where
he is a right-handed pitcher.

Israel Sanchez:  Currently plays for Sauk Valley Community College,
which is where Rockford Foresters Head Coach Rene Valdez is the Head
Coach as well.  Sanchez is a sophomore there and is an outfielder.
Sanchez is from Mission, TX.

With these three player announcements, the Rockford Foresters roster
stands at 27.  The Midwest Collegiate League allowed 30 players to be
on a roster.

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Monday, February 14, 2011

Rockford Rage Recruitment Party

Time : Sunday, February 20 · 4:30pm - 6:00pm
Location: Skate Station 7016 US HIGHWAY 20 in LENA IL.61048

LENA IL. 4:30pm-6pm
$2 admission
$2 skate rental

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Harlem bowling rallies for state championship

ROCKFORD, IL (WREX) - The Harlem girls bowling team earned one for the
thumb Saturday capturing the state championship at the Cherry Bowl.
The Huskies were 348 pins better than Plainfield Central. Jefferson
took home 3rd.

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Rockford School Board Votes in Favor of Independent Review of Finances

ROCKFORD (WIFR) -- "You can take the word of our highly qualified
financial team and the group of community experts who reviewed our
budget, or you can choose to believe the teachers union which has an
obvious agenda - that being to save the jobs of its members."

Superintendent Dr. LaVonne Sheffield denounces the teachers union's
statements made earlier this week.

"We have discovered that this administration has made critical
mistakes and miscalculations," REA President Molly Phalen previously
said Tuesday.

The union said the district's budget deficit is really around $15
million instead of $50 million. REA leaders also said administrators
misplaced $41 million dollars. Now district leaders said that money
was recorded wrong on state documents, but the bottom line of 50
million is still correct.

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Saturday, February 12, 2011

Athlete of the Week: Winnebago's Michael Sojka

WINNEBAGO (WREX) – Winnebago's Michael Sojka took home the 215 pound
regional title at Harvard over the weekend. Sojka, the topped ranked
wrestler in Class 1A, defeated second ranked Clay Chaberski of
Genoa-Kingston to win the title.

"It just gets harder and harder every time you wrestle somebody and
they're going to try and close the gap so you just try and stay one
step ahead of them and I love it," Sojka said.

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Game of the week: Lutheran's defense leads them to regional title

ROCKFORD, IL (WREX) - Lutheran avenged their regional title loss from
a season ago by beating Winnebago 49-31 in the Christian Life regional
final. Rachel Konieczki led the Crusaders with 15 points while Callie
Rezin added 13.

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Friday, February 11, 2011

RiverHawks Pitch Fundraiser 2/10/11

LOVES PARK, Ill. – The financial problems facing the Rockford Public
School District have dominated the news over the past two months.
Every day, new plans are being proposed to cut programs and close
schools in an effort to balance budgets. The Rockford RiverHawks want
to offer their help.

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Thursday, February 10, 2011

Blackhawks trade Skille, Jessiman to Florida

CHICAGO (WREX) - The struggling Chicago Blackhawks sent forwards Jack
Skille and Hugh Jessiman to the Florida Panthers late Wednesday night.

In exchange for Skille, Jessiman and prospect David Pacan, the
Blackhawks received forward Michael Forlik and goaltender Alexander

The 22-year old Frolik ranks second on the Panthers with 21 assists
and 29 points in 52-regular season games. He has finished as one of
Florida's Top-3 goal scorers, and Top-5 point producers, in each of
his first two NHL seasons.

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Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A.P. boys and girls basketball rankings

Here are the boys prep basketball polls with rank, team, first-place
votes, record and total points.

School W-L Pts Prv

1. Simeon (11) 20-0 110 1

2. Benet 24-0 99 2

3. Gurnee Warren 20-3 67 4

4. De La Salle 17-2 65 5

5. O'Fallon 17-5 64 6

6. Harvey Thornton 18-1 38 7

7. Rockford Auburn 16-4 33 8

8. Belleville West 15-4 30 NR

9. East St. Louis 18-5 22 3

10. Lyons 17-2 15 9

Others receiving votes: Normal Community 14. Farragut 13. Downers
South 13. Danville 7. Belleville East 6. Proviso East 5. Glenbard East
2. Hononegah 1. Homewood-Flossmoor 1.

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IHSA Class 1A/2A Boys Basketball Seeds

State Final Tournament (map)
Site: Peoria (Civic Center)

Jacksonville (Jacksonville Bowl) Super-Sectional (map)
Host: Jacksonville (H.S.)

Manager: J. M. Lamb

Phone: 217-243-4384 x2268, Fax: 217-245-6684


Jacksonville Bowl

Hardin (Calhoun) Sectional (map)
Manager: Ryan Graner

Phone: 618-576-2229, Fax: 618-576-8031


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Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Rockford Forester Ticket Design Competition - Submit Your Design

Design The Game Tickets For The Rockford Foresters

The Rockford Foresters announced today that they are hosting a design
competition that will let fans design the tickets that will be used
for the 2011 season. Up to five different designs will be selected,
with each design being featured on the tickets of at least six
different games. Deadline for entry is March 15 with the winner being
selected on Monday, March 21.
Rules for the competition:
* Designs can be done either on the computer or on paper
* There are no age restrictions - Deadline to enter is March 15
* All designs must include the following:
o The Rockford Foresters logo
Fans can log onto the Rockford Foresters web site,, to see an example of last season's ticket
for the team. Designs may be change/altered in order to meet
requirements by the ticket printing company. All winners that are
selected will get four tickets to a game on Opening Weekend where they
will be introduced to fans before the game, copies of the tickets that
their design will be on, and a Rockford Foresters t-shirt and hat.
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5th Annual Illinois Fishing & Outdoor Expo - March 4-6th

5th Annual Illinois Fishing & Outdoor Expo
Acclaimed by visitors and exhibitors alike as the hottest fishing show
of 2010 is now even hotter in 2011! The Expo features FISHING- how,
what and where along with lure demos in a massive fish aquarium,
fishing personalities on the clinic stage and lots of tackle with all
the hot new bass, walleye, and musky lures to check out.

You'll also find a gigantic display of fishing boats at rock bottom
end of show season prices plus book your next trip with fishing and
hunting camps, resorts, guides, fishing charters and 5 star Canadian

Date : From Friday, March 04 2011 - 4:00pm
To Sunday, March 06 2011 - 5:00pm
Location : Indoor Sports Center (ISC)
Contact Info : Brenda Rotolo; 815-877-8043

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Knodle Signs With N. Iowa

Byron, Illinois-Byron's two-time State hurdling champion Paige Knodle
will compete at Northern Iowa next year. She signed with the school
on Monday.

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Monday, February 7, 2011

Setback for Dakota's basketball coach, son out of hospital

ROCKFORD (WREX) - Dakota Head Basketball Coach Brian Benning suffers a
setback in the hospital over the weekend.

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Sunday, February 6, 2011

Gymnastic Academy of Rockford

Gymnastic Academy of Rockford offers a variety of programs. A few of
the programs and services offered include:
Preschool Gymnastics
Combo Classes
Boys Programs
Tae Kwon Do
Home School PE
Birthday Parties
Parent's Night Out
Special Events
Motion Evolution Dance
Motion Evolution Off Ice
Gymnastics Team
Tumbling Team
Trampoline Team

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IceHogs Down Heat

Rockford, Illinois - The IceHogs Down Abbotsford 3-2 to end its six
game winless skid.

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Winnebago Bowling Sectional


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Saturday, February 5, 2011

RiverHawks Looking For Interns

LOVES PARK, Ill. - The Rockford RiverHawks are seeking interns for the
2011 season.

The RiverHawks are looking for dedicated individuals in search of
experience regarding baseball operations. This is an outstanding
opportunity for those looking to enter the sports industry.
Individuals will receive proper training for their selected field of
work and gain valuable knowledge throughout the internship.

Internships are offered in many areas such as stadium operations,
concessions, video production, ticketing, baseball operations, and

The team is offering multiple levels of internships, from daily roles
to part-time positions.

Requirements include a passion for the sports industry, reliability
and a willingness to learn.

If interested, please contact Chris Daleo at (815) 885-2255 or

Game of the Week: 3rd quarter run leads Hononegah past Boylan

ROCKTON, IL (WREX) - Hononegah moved into a tie for second in the
NIC-10 with a 57-51 win over Boylan on Friday night.

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Friday, February 4, 2011

Benning Undergoes Surgery


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Rockford Rage Women's Roller Derby

From the Rockford Rage website...

Who is the Rockford Rage?
We are lawyers, teachers, exercise physiologists, managers, reporters,
engineers, Moms, sisters, daughters and tough, athletic chicks! We are
the Rockford Rage Women's Roller Derby. We skate fast, turn left and
love what we do...remember this is our is our life. We are
derby girls.

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Rockford Enduro Entry Available Online

Loves Park, IL- Rockford Speedway officials released the Official
Entry Form for their first event of the new year, the Stone and Double
T 200 Enduro for four cylinder cars taking place Saturday April 9.

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Thursday, February 3, 2011


Rockford IceHogs FLEECE BLANKET GIVEAWAY for the first 2,500 fans.

Saturday, February 5, 2011
Rockford IceHogs vs. Abbotsford Heat
Puck Drop: 7:05PM

Rockford IceHogs | 300 Elm Street, Rockford, IL 61101 | (815) 986-6465

Athlete of the Week: Boylan's Blaise Butler

ROCKFORD, IL (WREX) - Blaise Butler completed his assault on NIC-10
history Saturday becoming the first Boylan wrestler to capture 4
straight NIC-10 conference titles, by capturing the 140 lb. title.

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IceHogs’ struggles continue

Rockford IceHogs forward Rob Klinkhammer (37) gets hooked by
Milwaukee's Grant Lewis (25) on a breakaway attempt Saturday, Jan. 29,
at the MetroCentre. As a result, Klinkhammer was awarded a penalty
shot, but failed to convert. Rockford would lose to the Admirals 3-2
in overtime.

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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

School & Other Closings for Thursday

WNIJ has an updated listing of school and other closing for Thursday, Feb 3rd.

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Dakota Coach In Critical Condition

Dakota, Illinois-Dakota High School teacher and boys basketball coach
Brian Benning is in critical condition Tuesday evening at Rockford
Memorial Hospital. His 14-year old son Brett, a student at Dakota
High School, is in stable condition.

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Illinois routs Penn State 68-51

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) - Mike Davis scored 22 points, including 10 on
dunks, to lead struggling Illinois past Penn State 68-51 Tuesday night
in front of a sparse crowd held down by a winter storm.

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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

7-Day Forecast for Latitude 42.26°N and Longitude 89.06°W

7-Day Forecast for Latitude 42.26°N and Longitude 89.06°W

Rockford Weather News, Breaking Storm News

I noticed many clicks on the weather widget, so I put together a site
that collects all the local and national weather news for Rockford and
the surrounding areas. You'll find links to forecasts, maps, audio,
and blog discussions on Rockford weather.


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