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Rockford IceHogs searching for first win

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - Not pretty. That is what coach Derek King said of the Rockford IceHogs after the club dropped its first three games of the 2019-20 season.  "We look good on paper," King said. "But we're not a…

‘Hogs’ Dennis Gilbert molds self into NHL player

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - When Rockford IceHogs defenseman Dennis Gilbert came to the Chicago Blackhawks organizations at the end of his 2018-19 collegiate season at Notre Dame, he was like a lot of third-round draft picks:…

TRRT Game of the Week: Boylan survives Harlem 21-13

By Jim Hagerty Reporter ROCKFORD - The No. 4 Boylan Titans remained unbeaten by holding off the Harlem Huskies 21-13 in NIC-10 Conference football action here Friday. It was a back-and-forth contest with zeros on the board for most…

Boys Hoops: Tip-Off Classic returns Nov. 25-30

Staff Report ROCKFORD - The sixth annual RPS 205 Tip-Off Classic is set for the last week of November. The national boys basketball tournament has grown each year and features 12 teams from three states playing in a total of 25…

Kris Versteeg named Rockford IceHogs captain

Staff Report ROCKFORD – Forward Kris Versteeg has been named Rockford IceHogs captain for the 2019-20 season, coach Derek King announced Wednesday. "It was a pretty special moment," Versteeg said of when King told him he'd be wearing…

MLB: Joe Maddon out as Cubs manager

By Jay Cohen AP Sports Writer From the moment Joe Maddon joined the Chicago Cubs, taking the reins in a Wrigleyville bar five years ago, he talked about winning. He was the right manager at the right time for a franchise that had…

Beloit Snappers announce new stadium

Staff Report BELOIT, Wis. - Plans have been shared to build a new riverside ballpark stadium in downtown Beloit. The new community stadium will play host to the Beloit Snappers, the Class A affiliate of the Oakland A’s. In addition to…