Power Baseball and Softball center now open in Rockford

Jared Smith, 11, of Sparta readies to hit the ball inside the newly opened baseball/softball training facility near US-131 and Ten Mile Road on Graphics Drive. Lisa, Jared’s mother, said training with Coach Bob Simonson has had a huge impact on the boy’s ability to hit. “It’s been a huge difference in his confidence level,” she said. “He’s teaching him to hit down the line. Before, he was hitting it up a lot. He’s looking forward to starting the season.” To find out more about Power Baseball and Softball training, find the Facebook page or call (616) 570-8537.


Rockford varsity girls soccer team begins season with bang

Rockford girls head to the goal after a corner kick.

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER Take notice, soccer fans and foes alike. The new and improved Rockford girls soccer team will be a force with which to be reckoned this year. The girls proved that Friday night, March 26, with a 3-1 victory over Forest Hills Eastern in the home opener at Rams Stadium. Second-year coach Amira […]

Rockford softball starts out on right foot

Rams’ Graham freezes Falcons The Rockford Rams varsity softball team won three battles last Thursday, March 25, but only two will show up on the won-lost record at the end of the season. Besides sweeping the Falcons of West Catholic in a season-opening doubleheader at Rockford’s home field, the Rams also had to withstand Mother […]

Rockford crew claims first place three years straight

Rockford’s medal winners and coaches for the Indoor Spring Sprints are (front row, l–r) Jake Madsen, Austin Burris, Alex Welsh, Olivia Kacsits, Sam Tefft; (second row) Assistant Novice Women’s Coach Chris Scoffield, TJ Jacobs, Andrea Galloway, Mitch Griffiths, Lindsey Melvin; (third row) Assistant Men’s Coach Tim Vallier, Assistant Coach Seth Koch, Women’s Lightweight Coach Bridget Mast, Men’s Head Coach Greg Hobart, Men’s Novice Coach Eric Bennett; (back row) Assistant Coach Rob Johnson, Women’s Head Coach Tim Jacobs, and Assistant Women’s Coach Mike Altuma. Not pictured is Ali Prus.

In a test of strength and endurance, the Rockford Rams crew team showed themselves to be the best in West Michigan by claiming first place at the Indoor Spring Sprints, held at Forest Hills Central High School on Saturday, March 27. This an annual event involves indoor rowing on ERG machines. Rowers are placed in […]

Rams to improve rugby tactics after first loss


The opening game for the men’s Rockford rugby team was a heartbreaking defeat on Wednesday, March 24. The Rams controlled play early on, placing pressure on a Traverse City (TC) defense which was willing to bend but not break. Rockford worked the ball within the TC 22-meter line on a number of occasions, but came […]