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 […]

Rockford swim/dive repeats history

Rockford senior

Score: Rockford 193, Grand Haven 115 After defeating Grand Haven by more than 60 points in a non-conference meet before the holidays, the Rams saw history repeat itself on January 28 as they once again overwhelmed the Buccaneers, 193-115. From the first event to the last, Rockford out-swam Grand Haven. A prime example came in […]

Weather cooperates in annual outdoor Ikes Winterfest

Amy Overeiner teaching a new skier Saturday on the Ikes property.

The annual Izaak Walton League (Ikes) Winterfest was a big hit on Saturday, January 23, on Myers Lake Road. “It was a great day with almost 400 people out to enjoy the outdoor fun,” said president Georgia Donovan. The ice fishing, skating, sledding, candle-making, and cross-country skiing were very popular. Watch for more fishing events […]

Lady Rams triumph in exciting game at Forrest Hills Northern

Basketball season—over in a flash, four years of high school competition gone by fast, while the memories will last. Memories last a lifetime. The Rockford Rams planned to make some memories at Forest Hills Northern (FHN) on Saturday night, Jan. 23. This non-conference match-up with FHN (5-6, 3-1) proved to be memorable for the Rockford […]