It all started with 16 of the area's top high school basketball teams to see who can claim the title of summer's best in the East varsity league, and in the end Winnebago came out on top 60-55 over Auburn.
Sports highlights for the day.
During his off-season , Raptors point guard Fred VanVleet is enjoying some spare time back in his hometown of Rockford, but also making sure to give back to the same community that helped shape who he is today.
At the 2017 U.S. High School Bowling National Championship, it was the Harlem Huskies who shined brightest, with the girls team taking the National Title, and the boys team finishing in second place in the country.
From coaching legend Misty Opat of Rock Valley's Women's Basketball team, to the rising young boxing champion and Auburn senior Angel Martinez, a full line-up of Rockford sports stars came together Thursday night to share the story behind their paths to success.