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Boys Track Places 2nd in State 

 

Hillary Noakes Signs with the University of Utah 

 

Congrats MS Bowling on 2nd Place 

 

2nd Place Team - BNC All-Conference Runners - Program Record Park West, Oregon – The Rockford Christian (2A #8) boys lost to Dixon (2A #3) 27-55 at the Big Northern Conference Championships on Saturday, October 13. Collin Grady of Dixon won the individual crown in a time of 16:35 out of the 68-man field.   The Royal Lions tied a program record with an astonishing 7 all-conference performances: Brent Brunner (Sr.) lead the squad finishing 6 th in a time of 17:11; Stephen Thomas (So.) was 9 th in 17:25; D’ Artagnon Beaver (So.) was 10 th in 17:35: Nicolas Capriola (Sr.) was 12 th in 17:51; Carter Fryer (Jr.) was 18 th in 18:10; Cal Granite (Sr.) was 19 th in 18:16; JT Emenecker (Jr.) was 20 th in 18:17. This 2018 group ties the previous all-conference record mark set in 2016. Dixon earned the second most all-conference runners with six.   The Royal Lions had their best 5-man split of the season in 55 seconds and also notched the fastest 7-man split of 61 seconds.   Top 5 Team Scores: 1. Dixon (2A #3) - 27 2. Rockford Christian (2A #8) - 55 3. Rock Falls (1A #8) - 97 4. Winnebago (1A #18) -98 5. Byron  - 132   In the open race, Josh Honkamp (Sr.) was the top RC finisher in 3 rd place – his top finish ever in a cross country race.  Honkamp’s time was 18:49. Freshmen Ben Capriola and Ethan Walsh closed out their stellar seasons finishing 5 th and 6 th in 19:00 and 19:25, respectively. Jonathan Kempe (So.) finished 8 th and ran a personal best of 19:36 on the notoriously slow course at Park West. Tony Chen (Fr.) also made the top ten in 20:11. Oliver Buckner (So.) came within 10 seconds of his lifetime best running 21:25 and taking ribbon honors in 14 th place.   For those familiar with Park West, the course has been modified. The gully just before the 2 mile marker is now circumnavigated with the addition of four ninety-degree turns.   Complete varsity team and individual results can be found here: https://www.athletic.net/CrossCountry/Results/Meet.aspx?Meet=154287&show=all ...

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Boys Varsity Soccer

3 days ago

One hat trick wasn’t enough for Andy Volk in Rockford Christian’s regional semi-final match against underdog Lutheran; he went for two. In a 10-0 dismantling of the Crusaders, the senior s...

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Boys Varsity Soccer

1 week ago

Jaxon Armstrong was on a mission. With the score knotted at 2-2 with under five minutes to play, and back on their heels after allowing a late game-tying Freeport goal, the Royal Lions needed a spark....

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Fredrickson Invitational Champions - 20 Points - Program Record - Schooowup  (Granite, Wells, Capriola, Thomas, Brunner, Beaver, and Fryer) Fuller Forest Preserve, Winnebago – Rockford Christian (2A #8) competed in the 7 school Roger Fredrickson Invitational on Tuesday, October 2. The Royal Lions won their fourth meet of the season with a program low score record of just 20 points! Riley Wells (Sr.) outpaced the 75-man field for his third individual victory of the season; he completed the muddy 2.05 mile circuit at Fuller in 10:17.   Brent Brunner (Sr.) ran a course best and finished 3rd overall in 10:25. Sophomore sensations Stephen Thomas and D’ Artagnon Beaver went 5 th -6 th in tight 10:44-10:48 grouping. Both sophomores saw nearly sixty seconds drops from last year's efforts.  Nicolas Capriola (Sr.) sealed the school record score in 9 th place - equaling his course best from 2016. Carter Fryer (Jr.) also finished in the top 10 overall runners in 11:11. Finally, Cal Granite (Sr.)  closed the varsity placers with his own lifetime best of 11:18 in 13 th overall.   Two separate squads held the previous low scoring record of 21 points.  In 2003 -- at the Independent Conference Championship -- Brandon Mull (2004), Gusser Carter (2004), John Deery (2004), Jordan Groh (2005), and Jared Carlson (2006) went 1-2-5-6-7 for 5 all-conference finishes.  And at the Forest City Invitational on September 17, 2017 it was Wells, Josiah Vogel (2018), Brunner, Jack Kurtz (2017), and Noah Wells (2017) who tied the original record with a 1-2-3-4-12 placement. This 2018 Rockford Christian squad placed 1-2-4-5-8 (20 points) in the team standings; they averaged 10:40 for the Fuller 2.05 mile course - also a program record.    The victory is the fifth consecutive Fredrickson team title for the Royal Lions since they started attending the meet in 2014. Conference rival Winnebago (1A #15) was the 2 nd place team with 54 points. Other participating schools included Rockford Auburn (70 points), North Boone (98 points), and Pec-Durand (152 points).   Following the example of their varsity squad, the Royal Lion jayvee pack saw many lifetime and course records fall. JT Emenecker (Jr.) ran 11:33 (16 th place) a 30 second improvement over last fall’s effort. Josh Honkamp (Sr.) tied his lifetime best at Fuller in 11:37. The freshman duo of Ben Capriola (20 th , 11:37) and Ethan Walsh (21 st , 11:41) continue to rapidly improve as they learn their paces. Jonathan Kempe (So.) had a big kick to snipe several runners in the final stretch; his mark of 11:59 was good enough for 29 th place. Another big kick came from Oliver Buckner (So.) who busted his two-mile personal best by nearly 90 seconds! Ian Kissick (So.) ,  Tony Chen (Fr.) , Jon Jon Laskonis (So.) and Golden Ge (So.) all ran personal bests, as well.   Full team and individual results will be available at www.athletic.net ...

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Boys Varsity Soccer

2 weeks ago

When senior striker Dominic Meyer knocked in teammate Andy Volk’s pass for the final goal of Rockford Christian’s 7-1 blowout of Keith, he helped his team accomplish something unique for t...

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Boys Varsity Soccer

3 weeks ago

A nemesis tightens its grasp over time, through many ruined plans and wrecked dreams; through long lasting frustration and heartache. The late 80s Chicago Bulls needed to find a way to vanquish the De...

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Boys Varsity Soccer

3 weeks ago

For one half, the Royal Lions gave one of the top teams in the NIC-10 all they could handle. Rockford Christian, winners of the Big Northern Conference, held a 4-3 early second half lead over Rockford...

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2017 Fleet Feet Invite Team Champions Medal Winners Pictured ( b ack: Emenecker, Wells, Brunner, Honkamp  front: Thomas, B. Capriola, Beaver ) Washington Park, Chicago – The Rockford Christian (2A #9) boys cross country team awoke early for a 5:45 a.m. bus time departure to compete in the Fleet Feet Invitational on Saturday, September 22. Located near the University of Chicago, the course greeted the squad with 60 degree temperatures and freshly mowed grass. The Royal Lions won decisively over the 19 team field with a score of 66 points (placing 5 in the top 27). Deerfield (3A) was second place with a score of 81, and Whitney Young (3A #19) -- withholding their top two runners -- was third. Rockford Christian star Riley Wells (Sr.) won the individual title in 16:01 besting the 135 man field.   Following Wells in the varsity race, the remaining Royal Lions took home three additional top 25 medals. Brent Brunner (Sr.) was 9 th in 16:30.   Stephen Thomas (So.) finished   at 12 th in 16:36. D’ Artagnon Beaver (So.) ran 16:47 and finished 17 th . Nicolas Capriola (Sr.) closed out the scoring for the Royal Lions in 17:10 - just shy of a medal finish in 27 th place. Cal Granite (Sr.) and Carter Fryer (Jr.) completed the top seven in 34 th and 40 th with times of 17:24 and 17:35, respectively. All-in-all it was a solid performance for the squad earning them their third team victory of the season.    Post-race video commentary from the varsity runners can be viewed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9xjoD7brBmI ...

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Boys Varsity Soccer

3 weeks ago

The Rockford Christian boys’ soccer team reached the summit of the Big Northern Conference with an 8-1 win over Oregon Tuesday night to earn their first BNC championship with a 9-0 record. Durin...

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Boys Varsity Soccer

3 weeks ago

(Dundee Crown 3, RC 0; RC 5, Sterling 1; Guilford 5, RC 2) The loss of leading scorer senior Andy Volk came at an inopportune time for the Rockford Christian boys’ soccer team. By vi...

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