Two Rockford hockey players invited to compete in Canada

Wayne Gretzky’s dad, Walter Gretzky, poses with the Kentwood Falcons team. Pictured is (front, l–r) Josh Budlong, Sherman Mowery, Sam Forstner, Nate Rozegnal, Brandon Perry, Patrick Nicholson, Shane Meyer; (back) Cullen Beaufait, Nick Swain, Paul Broadbent, Alex Christie, Coach Rost, Weston Lackey, Alex Birkman, Walter Gretzky, Ryan Fischer, Jacob Durian, Mitch Hawes, Ryan VanderWoude, Cam […]

Rams earn ‘veggie tales’ at Jenison swim meet

Eric Chisholm helps his 200-yard relay

  Other veggie winners were senior Connor Thelen, junior Jared Martella (two cans), sophomores Cody Brown, Scott Ginebaugh, Nathan Napolillo, Ben Pitts, Alex Savage, and Josh Travis, and junior diver LJ McCauley.   Rockford finished first in eight events, of which four were state-qualifying times, and placed second, third, fourth and seventh in the diving […]

Rockford varsity hockey visits fourth-graders

Rockford varsity hockey player Ben Glass (left) helps fourth-graders (l–r) Maddie Inwood, Charleigh Hiler, Jensen Steinhauer and Dakota Smith with the “teamwork” portion of the team’s visit.

If it is cheers of “Go Rams!” that you hear as you walk down the halls of our Rockford elementary schools over the next few weeks, it is because the Rockford varsity hockey team is visiting the fourth-grade class to discuss character education. The team has developed a youth outreach program that allows the players […]

Rockford’s divers steal show at home

Sophomore Mac Finnie

Rockford 186, Hudsonville 128 by DENISE WEBB There’s always one distinct event that remains in a spectator’s mind when leaving a captivating high school sporting meet. From Rockford’s January 14 swim/dive meet against Hudsonville, the event was undeniable—event five: diving. “The divers absolutely stole the show tonight,” said swim parent Sarah Ginebaugh, a former diver […]

Lady Rams battle in thrilling double-overtime OK Red showdown

Rockford’s Kate Huyser prepares to drive to the basket against Grand Haven’s Alex Law.

Last Friday evening, Jan. 15, the Rockford Rams traveled to Grand Haven for a pivotal match-up with the Buccaneers. A log-jam exists atop the OK Red as Rockford, Grand Haven, Hudsonville and West Ottawa all share first place with identical 3-1 records. Last week, Rockford let a win slip away in a tough loss to […]