The first weekend of the Chicagoland Summer Showcase came to a close at Rock Valley College on Sunday, with another busy day of basketball.
Byron found its replacement for Tom Schmidt, as the Tigers announced the hiring of Matt Huels to be their new boys basketball coach.
The Boylan boys volleyball team is trying to become the first NIC-10 boys team to ever win a game in the Sectional round of the playoffs, just two days after the Titans won the first Regional title in program history.
Rockford native Fred VanVleet scored 21 points on 7-9 shooting from 3-point range, helping lead the Raptors to a 105-99 win over the Bucks in a pivotal game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals.
With wet weather in the forecast for parts of Friday, some softball Regional and Sectional championship games moved up a day to try to beat that weather.
Choice Furniture is a locally owned and operated furniture store with locations at CherryVale Mall and on Alpine Road in Rockford.
Boylan continued its impressive season, knocking off Jefferson, 2-0, to claim the program’s 1st Regional championship.
Hononegah and Guilford took a scoreless game into the bottom of the 4th inning, but some walks and timely hits helped Hononegah pull away for a 5-1 victory and a spot in the 4-A Harlem Regional final.
Auburn senior Syreal Holland is our new WREX Athlete of the Week, sponsored by Rock Valley College.
Three area girls soccer teams put their seasons on the line Tuesday night in the postseason, but came up just short in their playoff pursuits.
Orangeville and Eastland will meet in an all-NUIC showdown for the 1-A softball sectional championship after they each earned semifinal victories on Tuesday.