Local boys win USA Hockey national championship title

Grand Rapids Griffins and Rockford residents (back) Nathan Hill; (front, l–r) Head Coach Scott Mills, Trevor Mills, Cam Bathum, Todd Millar and Assistant Coach Alan Hoard win the USA Hockey national championship.

 Four Rockford boys recently competed in the USA Hockey 2010 Tier II 14-U National Tournament with their team, the Grand Rapids Griffins. The team worked hard through the season to achieve the right to represent Michigan and compete against 46 other teams from around the country in Wayne, N.J. April 7-11. The team has had […]

Rockford Rams women’s water polo off to strong start

Rockford is well-known throughout Michigan and beyond for having exceptional water polo teams year after year. With both men’s and women’s state championship title banners hanging in the Rockford natatorium, this can be daunting to opposing teams, while motivating Rockford coaches and players to continue to rebuild when talented seniors graduate. The 2010 women’s water […]

Ringler wins MYWA championship title


Ryan Ringler, 9, son of Paul and Jane (Flachs) Ringler and brother to Hannah, Jordan and Grace Ringler of Cedar Springs, did what most young wrestlers dream of. He won the state champion title through the Michigan Youth Wrestling Association (MYWA). Ringler wrestled the 01/02 age bracket at 82 pounds. As expected, it was a […]

QuikDrop wins Squirt league hockey tournament

The QuikDrop team of (front row, l–r) Justin VanOverloop, Cody Smith, Audrie Davis, Naomi George, Max Goodfellow, Brandon Richmond; (back row) Coach Bruce George, Kacie George, Sydnie Ouendag, Blake Goodfellow, Hayden Blik and Coach Tim VanOverloop emerge victorious in the Squirt Division with a 7-4 win over Kent Optimist on Thursday, March 25, at the Cedar Rock Sports Plex for their annual inline hockey tournament playoffs, concluding the 2009-2010 season.


Rockford Rams girls lacrosse earns impressive victory

The Lady Rams began their season with a convincing victory against Grand Haven. In their inaugural game on the new turf in the Ted Carlson Memorial Stadium—and their new uniforms purchased with the girls’ fundraising efforts—the Lady Rams lit up the scoreboard, winning 22-0. The Rams were shorthanded due to an injury to senior captain […]