Squirt hockey team meets Kocur

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Members of the Rockford Squirt hockey team get a thrill at a recent tournament in Traverse City. They got to meet former Redwing tough guy Joey Kocur and get a few pictures taken with one of the great “bruise brothers.” Pictured are (front, l–r) Camryn Gabriel, Sadie Smyth, Jonathon King, Tucker Hendrie, Austin Czarnopys, and […]

Rockford’s rival Muskegon football game goes to Fifth Third Ballpark

Touted by Rockford Superintendent Michael Shibler as a fundraiser for athletic programs at Rockford Public Schools, fans will enjoy this year’s rival football game against Muskegon at Fifth Third Ballpark. “The state is in a financial crisis, we are looking to raise money for boys and girls athletic programs,” Shibler said of the move, which […]

Rockford places seventh in division I state finals

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CONGRATULATIONS RAMS— After competing against 53 other Michigan schools, Rockford placed seventh at the Division I state finals March 13. Following a two-day battle at the Holland Aquatic Center, Rockford walked away with 18 medals, four swimmers named All-American, and two individuals and one relay awarded All-State.

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 […]