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  Rockford youth sports report BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS The first ever Jim Thome Showcase U10A baseball tournament in Rockford will be a hard act to follow for the U11A Rockford Area Athletic Association (RAAA) team when playing host to a similar event June 20-21. Rockford’s U10A team took top honors at the [...]

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Rockford High School held its 97th annual commencement ceremony on Thursday, June 5, in the Rockford Community Center. Speakers included Senior Class President Ellen Paatela and teacher Julie Merila, who gave the faculty address. The Rockford High School Band and A Cappella Choir also gave performances. As a tradition, the Senior Choir performed its final [...]

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Rockets finish 24-3 after defeating New Ulm and Hawley BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS Rockford’s 3-0 victory over two-time defending state softball champion New Ulm to open the Class 2A tournament Friday was tempered by a 1-0 loss to LeSueur-Henderson in the semifinals. The Rockets may have lost a shot at the state title, [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS Jordan O’Reilly was laughing at his three rookie Rockford relay team members earlier this track and field season, but was smiling with them after the 4×200 relay finished second at the State Class A track and field meet Saturday at Hamline University in St. Paul. O’Reilly was the only [...]

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The Rockford High School’s music program adds two more names to its distinguished list of accomplished musicians. Juniors Emilie Villaume and Robert Bloom recently have been accepted into the prestigious All-State club. Villaume has been named to the All-State Women’s Choir after auditioning with a recording of “Lo! Here the Gentle Lark” from the opera [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS   Rockford will send a formidable group of track and field athletes to the state high school meet, starting at 3:30 p.m. Friday, June 6 at Hamline University in St. Paul. The finals are Saturday, June 7. Eight athletes in six different events qualified for state from the Section [...]

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Rockets win 16 straight, defend Section 5AA crown BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS   This time when Rockford goes against defending state fastpitch champion New Ulm at the state tournament, the confidence level will be different. Last year when the teams met in the state semifinals New Ulm was defending a state title and [...]

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BY DAVE PEDERSEN SUN PRESS NEWSPAPERS   The way the Rockford baseball team dominated at times this year, the early exit from the Section 5AA tournament was unfortunate. The Rockets ended the season last week after losing to Providence Academy 6-1 and to Breck 9-4. The team had opened the East sub-section playoffs with a [...]

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