Auburn Junior High’s boys cross country team brought home the championship from Saturday’s Class 2A Sectional at Bethalto and qualified for the IESA State Finals this weekend in Normal. 

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Auburn picked up its second Sangamo Conference win of the season last Wednesday, topping New Berlin in two close sets, 25-22 and 28-26.

The Auburn Junior High boys cross country team annexed another major meet title with a first place in the Springfield Lincoln Magnet Invitational held in hot conditons Saturday at the University of Illinois-Springfield.

Auburn High’s boys golf team continued its excellent start to the 2021 season by defeating three teams at Shoal Creek in Raymond Monday. The Trojans have won their last three meets as part of a 9-1 start.

Joey Ruzic of Auburn won the USA Wrestling 16-U Greco-Roman wrestling national championship for Team Illinois in the 106 pound division at the 2021 U.S. Marine Corps 16-U and Junior Nationals at Fargo, North Dakota last week.

Sophomore Dresden Grimm set a new team record for takedowns and senior Dalton King joined the 100 win club for the Auburn High School wrestling team, which completed another fine season with a 22-5 dual meet record. 

Joey Ruzic and Dresden Grimm ended the 2021 wrestling season on the medal stand at the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Individual State Finals held last Thursday at the BOS Center in Springfield.

Auburn High School has qualified 12 wrestlers for the Illinois Wrestling Coaches and Officials Association Sectional to be held this Saturday, June 19, in Lawrenceville. 

Auburn High’s boys track team qualified three individuals and one relay team for the IHSA Class 1A State Track and Field Meet from last Friday’s Sectional hosted by Gillespie.

Auburn High’s softball girls walloped Litchfield 11-1 in the first round of the 2A Regional before seeing the season come to an end with a 15-0 loss to Tri-City/Sangamon Valley, the eventual Regional champion. The Lady Trojans ended the year with a 5-13 record.

Jackson Kern and Jacob Rollins were first place winners for the Auburn High boys track and field team at the Sangamo Conference Meet held May 26 at Maroa-Forsyth. The Trojans finished fourth in the nine-team meet with 79 points.

The Auburn School Board accepted the retirement of Auburn High School head football coach Dave Bates and employed Ryan Gardner as the new head coach at a special meeting held Thursday, May 27.

Dave Bates announced his retirement Wednesday after 35 years as head football coach at Auburn High School and will officially tender his resignation at a special meeting of the Auburn school board Thursday, May 27 at 7 p.m.

Earlier this month, Rochester High School announced its annual Student Recognition Award recipients. Top students in each class were honored as well as special award winners, as follows:

Hunter Newbold went three-for-four with two runs batted in as Auburn knocked off Athens 10-5 in Sangamo Conference action last Thursday. 

The Auburn High School wrestling team has started the 2021 season by winning five of its first six matches. The Trojans swept Beardstown and Hillsboro in a triangular meet Thursday at home, then went 3-1 in Saturday’s Lincoln Duals.

The Auburn High volleyball girls got 12 kills from Marley Smith and nine digs from Lucy Madaus to notch their second win of the season last Tuesday, 25-20, 25-16 over Pawnee.

Athens used a relentless ground attack led by senior fullback Deyson Davis to knock off Auburn 34-18 in Sangamo Conference action Friday.

Marley Smith slammed nine kills and Maty Dambacher had 15 assists to lead the Auburn High volleyball girls to their first win of the season Monday at Concord Triopia, 25-21, 25-20.

North Mac broke open a close game with touchdowns on its first two drives of the 2nd half and went on to knock off Auburn 23-9 Friday at Potts Field. The Trojans will take a 1-1 record into this Friday’s matchup at Athens, a 7 p.m. kickoff.

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Amanda O’Rourke is the new head coach of the Auburn High School volleyball team. The Lady Trojans opened the belated 2021 season Wednesday against Pleasant Plains and will host Williamsville in the home opener Thursday (tonight) at 6 p.m.

Auburn High’s girls cross country team capped the best season in school history with a fourth place finish at Saturday’s Class 1A Sectional at Elmwood.

The Auburn High girls cross country team continued the greatest season in the history of the program by winning the championship of the Class 1A Regional at Petersburg Porta Saturday. Auburn scored 46 points to win the 10-team Regional by a slim four-point margin over Sacred Heart-Griffin (5…