Sports
5:36 am
Mon January 28, 2013

Introducing... the Rockford Aviators

The Rockford RiverHawks have a new name. The area's Frontier League professional baseball club is now the Rockford Aviators. Officials held a public "Name the Team" contest.

Credit Rockford Aviators

Aviators President Bryan Wickline says  over 3,000 name entries were received over the three week period. He says "Aviators" is a name that has strong ties to the region's history and, more importantly, a connection to something current and growing within the area.

Team logos and a new website are currently being crafted and should debut in the coming weeks. The team’s colors will remain the same; navy and orange with accents of blue.