Rams win gymnastics dual meet at home

The Rockford gymnastics team hosted a dual meet against Lowell High School on Wednesday, Jan. 20. With an overall score of 139.05, the team took the meet, with Lowell scoring an overall of 119.40. The floor exercise brought out the highest scores of the evening, with senior Ali VanBelkum throwing an additional front handspring layout […]

Rams grab their champion share of last home dual wrestling meet

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by TIM COOPER  With the starting weight drawn at 140 pounds, Rockford’s Austin Scogg took to the mat first on Wednesday, Jan. 27 at Rockford High School. Scogg’s opponent was a well-coached Niko Parks of East Kentwood. Apparently attempting to set the tone for the rest of the dual meet, the referee awarded numerous stalling […]

Rams hockey wins big at Mona Shores

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  Always a tough opponent, the Rams had to score early and often on the Sailors, and they did just that in the first period. Cantu put the Rams on the board first, scoring at the 13:19 mark with a nice setup assist from junior defenseman Mike VanderVelde, who also had a great night for […]

Jr. Griffins win international hockey title

Adam Brayton celebrates a game-winning goal during the semifinals.

Three Rockford boys help team to win by DAVID BRAYTON The 51st annual International Silver Stick Tournament in Sarnia, Ontario, ended recently with a dramatic 3-2 overtime victory for the Grand Rapids Junior Griffins over the Valley East Rebels, the number-one-ranked team in Ontario Atom AA Hockey. The Junior Griffins, made up of 10- and […]

Sparta’s Jake Plite receives nomination to play at 2010 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball games

With his nomination to the McDonald’s All American High School Boys Basketball Team, Jake Plite of Sparta High School is being recognized as one of the top prep standouts in the nation, becoming one of just a select number of male players nominated for the honor in Michigan. Plite is among just more than 2,100 […]