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Major soccer tournaments return to Rockford area

ROCKFORD -- Youth and teen athletes will be showcasing their skills and competing for championship as one of the area’s largest soccer tournaments returns to the region. The 2021 Puri Cup College Showcase will happen Friday, Saturday,…

University of Northern Iowa wins WNIT Rockford Regional

ROCKFORD -- The University of Northern Iowa Panthers captured the WNIT Rockford Regional Championship Monday by knocking off the St. Louis University Billikens 58-50 at the UW Health Sports Factory. Unlike the high-scoring affairs in the…

Schedule set for WNIT Rockford Regional

ROCKFORD -- The schedule is set for the 2021 WNIT Rockford Regional that tips off Friday at the Health Sports Factory, 305 S. Madison St., downtown. Teams competing in Rockford are Bowling Green, Creighton, Dayton, DePaul, Drake,…

Rockford East swimmer rewrites NIC-10 record book

ROCKFORD – East sophomore Camden Taylor rewrote the NIC-10 swimming records last weekend, literally. Because of the coronavirus pandemic, there were no relays in the annual NIC-10 swim meet and swimmers were allowed to enter four…

IceHogs clip Grand Rapids in OT

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. -- Goaltender Matt Tomkins recorded a career-high 42 saves and forward Dylan McLaughlin scored the game-winning goal Rockford IceHogs skated to a 2-1 overtime decision against the Grand Rapids Griffins at Van Andel Arena…

Rockford chosen as NCAA Women’s NIT site

ROCKFORD -- Rockford's UW Health Sports Factory has been selected as one of our regional sites for the 2021 Women’s National Invitational Tournament (WNIT). The 2021 WNIT will feature a field of 32 NCAA Division I women’s basketball…

Baseball great Hank Aaron dies at 86

ATLANTA  — Hank Aaron, one of the greatest hitters in Major League Baseball history, has died. Aaron died in his sleep Friday. No caused of death has been released. He was 86. Known as "Hammerin' Hank," Aaron began his professional…