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Is Rockford One of Illinois' Smartest Cities?
The career expert website Zippia has just released their list of the "Smartest Cities in Illinois," and you might be wondering how Rockford and surrounding communities fared in their rankings. Well, it's kind of a good news/bad news scenario.
Wait, Your Mascot is a What?
Growing up in nearby Oregon, Illinois, our high school mascot was a hawk. We were the Oregon Hawks. Nothing really unusual or noteworthy about that one. However, one of our conference opponents at the time, Polo, had the unusual team name of "The Marcos." That's right, the Polo Marcos. I'v…
East High School Wins Bronze Medal From U.S. News
U.S. News & World Report has awarded Rockford East High School a bronze medal for the second consecutive year in its rankings of Best High Schools.
The organization released its list after evaluating more than 29,000 schools across the country for its 2015 rankings.
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Hidden Ball Trick Wins State Tournament
Ah, the old hidden ball trick.
In case you're unfamiliar, Wikipedia defines the hidden ball trick as:
In the game of baseball, the hidden ball trick is a play in which the defense deceives the runner about the location of the ball, in an effort to tag out the runner...
Amazing High School Football Records
It's a Friday night, and for many, that means one thing: high school football! As a matter of fact, many schools are celebrating homecoming this week and next, meaning big crowds of returning alums.
We're treated to all kinds of stats when watching college and/or pro football ("That's a new reco…
Illinois High Schoolers Could Be Required To Learn CPR
When I was in high school (Go Benet Redwings!) it was a requirement in our physical education class that everyone become certified in CPR. I don't recall it being the highlight of the year. Nobody much cared for breathing into a mannequin. However, when all was said and done all of us were capa…

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