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The Squire has been Rockford’s free weekly newspaper since 1871. Our loyal readership includes over fifteen thousand homes in the Rockford area, including the affluent Lakes area of Lake Bella Vista, Bostwick Lake and Silver Lake; Belmont, Blythefield, as well as Algoma, Courtland, Cannon and Plainfield Townships. The Squire is distributed through the U.S. Post Office every Thursday. We also deliver to in-town businesses and homes with paper carriers and news stands in our grocery stores and over thirty local shops.

Rams softball team outlasts Jenison 2-0

May 7, 2009 // 0 Comments

Lauren Pasciak blasts the winning hit.   Alex Fulbright catches a foul popup for the final out. The most recent chapter in the well-documented rivalry between two of the area’s powerhouse softball programs-Rockford and Jenison-was an epic battle of will and grit. The battle was eventually won by the visiting Rams in 13 innings by the score of 2-0 behind the [...]

Rivals clash, Grand Haven beats Rockford girls soccer

May 7, 2009 // 0 Comments

Junior midfielder Jenna Lysne (#2) takes the ball up the sideline. Photo by BRET DOUD by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER The rivalry between the Rockford girls soccer team and Grand Haven goes back a long way, so every time the two teams meet, a battle ensues.  Three years ago, the Rams beat the Buccaneers for the district title. Two years ago, the Bucs turned the tables in the [...]

Rockford girls lacrosse goes 2-2 for the week

May 7, 2009 // 0 Comments

Roxy Rosema (#12), Michon Moline (#13) and Taylor Hiner (#8) close in on Lauren McCarty from Catholic Central. The Lady Rams had an up-and-down week, alternating wins and losses through four games.  In a conference battle against Grand Rapids Catholic Central, the Lady Rams lost a hard-fought game 4-3 on Wednesday, April 29. The Rams rallied back from the injury to [...]

Parsell signs letter of intent to attend GRCC

May 7, 2009 // 0 Comments

Mike Parsell signs a letter of intent with GRCC. Photo by DOUGLAS PHOTOGRAPHY Rockford High School is pleased to announce that varsity baseball’s senior captain Mike Parsell has officially signed a letter of intent with Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC). Parsell was recruited to play third base for the Raiders. GRCC is regarded as one of the top Division II [...]

Girls water polo near upset at West Ottawa

May 7, 2009 // 0 Comments

Mary Keeley out-swims a Grandville player. Photo by PATRICK KEELEY by PATRICK KEELEY The West Ottawa Panthers water polo girls celebrated senior night at their pool when they hosted the Rockford Rams on Thursday, April 30. Rockford quickly took control with two goals and it looked like a Ram party instead. Then West Ottawa stopped the Rams’ next scoring try and [...]
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