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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Rockford Public Schools offers a variety of​ sporting opportunities to students at all levels.  Auburn, East, Guilford and Jefferson high schools are all members of the Illinois High School Association and the Northern Illinois High School Conference (NIC-10).

The RPS Middle Schools are members of the Illinois Elementary School Association for seventh and eighth grade boys and girls cross country, golf, track and field, chess and boys basketball.

205 Tip-Off Classic begins

Nov. 24 -

Eight boys varsity basketball teams from three different states will begin their seasons this week at the inaugural 205 Tip-Off Classic. The event begins tonight with East playing host to Elgin Larkin at 7:30 p.m.

The return of a holiday tournament to the Rockford Public Schools features top out-of-state programs from Indianapolis Pike and Milwaukee Vincent, as well as strong Illinois teams from Larkin, Proviso West and Chicago Julian. Locally, host teams East and Auburn will compete as well as Belvidere. The full schedule is below. Scores will be updated daily at Watch for coverage at and Thank you to all our sponsors making the event happen, including prime sponsors RACVB, Hagney Architects, KSA Lighting, and members from the 1955-1956 West state championship boys basketball team. 

Monday Nov. 24th @ East H.S. 7:30 p.m. Elgin Larkin 79, Rockford East 67

Tuesday Nov. 25th @ Auburn H.S. 6:30 p.m. Belvidere 62, Milwaukee Vincent 49 

Tuesday Nov. 25th @ Auburn H.S. 8:00 p.m. Rockford Auburn 96, Proviso West 60 

Wednesday Nov. 26th @ East H.S. 7:30 p.m. Proviso West vs. Rockford East

Friday Nov. 28th @ East H.S. 1:00 p.m. Rockford East vs. Chicago Julian

Friday Nov. 28th @ East H.S. 2:30 p.m. Belvidere vs. Elgin Larkin

Friday Nov. 28th @ East H.S. 4:00 p.m. Milwaukee Vincent vs. Proviso West

Friday Nov. 28th @ East H.S. 5:45 p.m. Indianapolis Pike vs. Rockford East

Friday Nov. 28th @ Auburn H.S. 7:30 p.m. Chicago Julian vs. Rockford Auburn

Saturday Nov. 29th @ Auburn H.S. 11:00 a.m. Proviso West vs. Belvidere

Saturday Nov. 29th @ Auburn H.S. 12:30 p.m. Chicago Julian vs. Elgin Larkin

Saturday Nov. 29th @ Auburn H.S. 2:00 p.m. Rockford Auburn vs. Indianapolis Pike

Saturday Nov. 29th @ Auburn H.S. 5:30 p.m. Belvidere vs. Chicago Julian

Saturday Nov. 29th @ Auburn H.S. 7:00 p.m. Elgin Larkin vs. Rockford Auburn


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Upcoming Events

  • Nov. 24-29 - 205 Tip-Off Classic at East and Auburn

 Tip-Off Classic Schedule.pdf

Jan. 10 - REBA Jamboree at East and Guilford

2015 REBA Jamboree Information.pdf 


  • Jan. 10 - Rumble In The Rock at RVC

Rumble in the Rock Info.pdf


  • Feb. 21 - Third Annual Champions Ball and Hall of Fame Inductions at Radisson

Purchase tickets:  Rockford Sports Coalition Website

Rockford Public Schools Athletic Hall of Fame.pdf 


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