Rockford bands excel once again

North Rockford Middle School band students celebrate after their performance at the MSBOA festival at East Rockford Middle School on March 4. Shown are (l–r) Leah Munson, Band Director Cullen McCarthy, Christian Walters and Drew Simington.

The Rockford Public Schools band program once again proved its prowess by receiving top scores at recent district festivals. The three instrumental ensembles of Rockford High School (RHS)—Concert Band, Symphonic Band and Wind Ensemble—participated in the Michigan Schools Band and Orchestra Association’s (MSBOA) Band Festival for District 10 at Lowell High School on Friday, Feb. […]

Rockford wins ninth conference championship with fierce momentum

Rockford’s swim and dive team wins the OK Red conference championship title. Pictured are seniors Derik Bothma, Andrew Denhof, Alex Devries, Brian Ginebaugh, Tyler Johnson, Andrew Murray, Kyle Peterson, Ian Roslaniec, Connor Thelen; juniors Ben Fredrickson, Jared Martella, LJ McCauley, Tim Newberger, Kurt Plaggemars, Jeff Schmitt, Dominick Sheridan; sophomores Cody Brown, Eric Chisholm, Drew Cornelius, Allyn Kinney, Nathan Napolillo, Daniel Newberger, Ben Pitts, Alex Savage, Jared Seifert, Michael Staley, Josh Travis, Bryan Wasberg, Harrison Webb; freshmen Mike Arend, Trenten Babcock, Corey Fase, Justin Hulsebus, Noah Markel, Nick Willison; and the coaching staff, Head Coach Tom Parks, assistant coaches Dave McWatters and Amanda Gorga, Diving Coach Marc VanDyken, and team managers Jessica Cutler and Erica Cutler.

by DENISE WEBB Shoulder-to-shoulder spectators and fans witnessed a Rockford historical moment as the underdog prevailed on February 25-27 at the Rams’ natatorium at the conclusion of what Head Coach Tom Parks coined a “dog fight season.” Rockford overtook six extremely fast and talented OK Red conference teams to secure its second consecutive conference championship […]

Rockford Rams skaters end season in Big Rapids

Jon Miller fights for the puck

After a tough and injury-plagued regular season, the Rockford Rams varsity hockey team had a great three-game post-season run in district regionals, finally falling to Traverse City West, 3-1, on Saturday afternoon, March 6 at Ferris State University. Round one, played on Monday, March 1, had the Rams face a very determined Creston City team. […]

Hockey now part of Great American Rivalry Series

The U.S. Marine Corps presents Jake Chaffee (#22) with a $500 scholarship during the Great American Rivalry Series game against East Kentwood on February 24. Proud parents are Dave and Kathy Chaffee.

  The Great American Rivalry Series is sponsored by United States Marine Corps. They started out nationally highlighting football games, but this year marks the inaugural season of ice hockey in the series. Select schools from around the nation are invited to participate in the Rivalry Series. These schools have always had “their game”—a traditional […]

Lady Rams move on to regional basketball competition

The Lady Rams raise the district championship trophy.

  Two of the top Class A teams in the area squared off in the MHSAA girls basketball district finals last Friday night, March 5, in Greenville. This game promised to be an exciting contest and was a rematch of last year’s district finals match-up. Both Rockford and Northview jumped out to a fast and […]