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Auburn names new girls basketball coach

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Auburn High School officials named a new girls basketball coach Tuesday, someone familiar to the game and the program. Assistant coach Taylor Griffin will take over as head coach for the 2020-21 season, pending approval from the Rockford School Board. Griffin helped Auburn Knights finish the 2019-20 season as NIC-10 Conference champions for the first time in school history, and earned the regional title for the first time in 33 years. "I'm very excited for the…

Girls Basketball: Hill, DaSani power Auburn to first regional title since 1987

Staff Report MACHESNEY PARK – Mariah Hill and DaSani Hannah spearheaded the Auburn defense to roll past DeKalb 52-32 and capture the Class 4A Harlem Regional here Thursday. Hannah had 18 and Hill 14 as the Knights won their first regional title since 1987 and just third in program history. Zhakyla Evan Evans had 10 and her biggest basket was when the Barbs had cut the lead to five, 25-20, early in the third quarter. Evans hit a three-pointer and then stole the ball and scored on a layup…

Girls Hoops: Auburn caps championship season with win over Jefferson

Staff Report ROCKFORD -The Auburn Knights, who clinched the NIC-10 championship earlier this week, ended their conference schedule with  a 62-31 win over Jefferson Thursday. It was senior night and the Knights have seven. The coaching staff started five seniors and the first two off the bench were seniors as well. That relegated its top two scorers, Zhkylah Evans and Brooklin Gray, to the bench for much of the first quarter. It didn’t matter against the rebuilding J-Hawks who have no…

Girls Hoops: East’s Kabrea Jamerson scores 45 points in OT thriller

Staff Report ROCKFORD -  On a night Kabrea Jamerson was honored for making history, she made even more. The East E-Rabs held a ceremony before the game to celebrate the fact that Jamerson passed 1,000 career points over the Martin Luther King weekend. She is just the fourth East player to do so – joining Mardaeja Cross, Tiffany Chatman and Gina LaMay. Then Jamerson, a senior, went out and scored 45 points to single-handedly keep the E-Rabs alive against the Vikings in a 72-65…

Auburn introduces new girls basketball coach

Staff Report ROCKFORD - Auburn High School officials have introduced Milwaukee native Jason McClelland as the school’s new girls basketball coach. When play tips off in November, all four Rockford Public Schools 205 high schools will have new girls basketball coaches. McClelland comes to Auburn from HOPE Christian Schools where he served in case management, mentorship, special education and security. Pending school board approval, McClelland will serve as a building support specialist.…