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Eisenhower boys headed to state basketball tournament

Staff Report VERNON HILLS – The Eisenhower Eagles moved to 23-4 on the season by beating Lake In The Hills Marlow 44-34, Wednesday night in the IESA Class 4A eighth-grade sectional finals at Vernon Hills Hawthorn North. The Eagles will face Markham Prairie-Hills (19-2) on Saturday at 1 p.m. at Urbana Middle School in the IESA state quarterfinals with the semifinals taking place at 5 p.m. The Eagles are just the third Rockford Public Schools team to qualify for IESA state in eighth grade…

Eisenhower eighth grade boys play for sectional basketball title

Staff Report VERNON HILLS, Ill. - The Rockford Eisenhower Eagles eighth grade boys basketball team will face Marlow Wednesday in the IESA Class 4A sectionals. The Eagles knocked off RESA 47-42 last Thursday to win the IESA Eighth Grade Class 4A Rockford regional. The top-seeded Eagles reached the regional title game by beating Lincoln 57-9, and Flinn, 55-48. The win over RESA earned the 22-4 Eagles a game against Lake In The Hills Marlow, which is 19-1 after knocking off Batavia…

Four teams in tight race for NIC-10 boys basketball title

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Four Rockford Public Schools boys basketball programs will begin 2020 in a tight race for to the top of the NIC-10 Conference. The fact that Guilford (4-2) and Jefferson (4-2) are competing for conference championship isn’t a surprise. Both teams returned all of their top scorers from last season when the Vikings were 18-14 and the J-Hawks 15-17. The fact that East is alone at the top (5-1) and Auburn is in the mix (4-2) is a little bit of a surprise. The E-Rabs…

BOYS HOOPS: Jefferson finishes second in East Summer League

Staff Report ROCKFORD – The Jefferson J-Hawks showed they should be in the mix for the NIC-10 title in the upcoming basketball season by taking second in the East High School Summer League Tuesday night. The J-Hawks capped the monthlong league with a 7-3 record, playing most of the month without Latrell Graham, who averaged 14 points per game as a sophomore. Dezzion Jordan of Jefferson drives to the basket Tuesday night. Graham was back for the summer tournament, and the…