Raptors earn runner-up trophy at World Series

  The Rockford Raptors 13U baseball team compiled a 9-2 record and finished second at the 13U AAA World Series held in Battle Creek on July 13-17. With a strong showing in this tournament, the Raptors ended their 2009 season ranked number three in Michigan and number 11 nationally in the USSSA power-ranking standings. In […]

Rockford National competes in District 9 Little League Tournament

Out of 40 teams in the District 9 Little League Tournament, Rockford National went 4-0 in pool play, qualifying for bracket play—with the top 16 teams remaining in the tournament. In bracket play, Rockford lost to Zeeland 13-1, beat Southern East 10-3, and lost to Southern West 14-4. “These kids [ages 9 to 10] have […]

Rockford Rebels announce Players of the Week

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    Ryan Baumann and Connor Jackson were recently named Players of the Week for the Rockford Rebels 12U baseball team for the week ending July 19, 2009. Baumann was 4-6 with two triples and three RBI. Jackson was 2-6 hitting, while pitching two strong innings in the Gonzoball Tournament on Sunday, July 19.

Obituaries – July 23, 2009

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Merren  Mrs. Ardith J. Merren, age 76, of Cannon Township, loving wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother, went to be with her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ on July 18, 2009. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 56 years, Jack; their children, Kevin (Debra) Merren, Cherry (Dan) Alexander, Kathy (Glenn) Gorton, Amie Merren […]

Heydenburg serving in Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan

Navy Airman James A. Heydenburg, son of June M. Durant of Grand Rapids and Jeffery A. Heydenburg of Rockford, and more than 7, 500 sailors of the Ronald Reagan Carrier Strike Group relieved the Eisenhower Carrier Strike Group as Commander, Task Force (CTF) 50 and launched its first aircraft sorties from Carrier Air Wing (CVW) […]