- Man pleads guilty but mentally ill in 2013 murder
- Telephone, computer network outages at 22 Rockford schools
- Byron native selected as Sailor of the Year for Navy Band Southwest
- Illinois Tollway awards $337 million in contracts, sets budget
- 44 earn bachelor’s degrees at Saint Anthony College of Nursing
- Goodwill opens Donation Express site on Perryville
- Rock Valley College to manage TechWorks program
- University of Illinois at Chicago names chancellor
- Salvation Army to distribute food, toys to nearly 2,000 families
- American Manufacturing Competitiveness Act signed into law
Prep Basketball: Rockford Lutheran basketball coaches honored
Rockford Lutheran High School girls’ basketball head coach Joni Carlson has been awarded the IBCA District Girls’ Class 1A/2A High School Co-Coach of the Year in District 10 for her accomplishments this past year.
Carlson was also selected as Co-Coach of the Year in 2010-11 and 2007-08.
Carlson led the Lady Crusader girls’ basketball program in the second year of undefeated conference play and completed her fourth-consecutive Big Northern Conference Championship with a 12-0 record.
This was the Crusaders girls’ fifth regional championship in the past six years. In 2011, Carlson was also recognized by WTVO as Class 1A/2A Coach-of-the-Year for her team’s accomplishments.
Tom Guse Co-Coach of the Year
Tom Guse has been awarded the “IBCA District Boys’ Class 1A/2A High School Co-Coach of the Year” in District 10 for his accomplishments this past year.
Guse completed his second year as head coach of the Crusaders with a third-place finish at the IHSA State Basketball Tournament in Peoria, Ill., and season record of 30-4.
From the April 25-May 1, 2012, issue