Rockford takes close second in West Michigan Relays

Nick Willison helps his team earn fourth place in the 400-yard medley relay.	Photo by DENISE WEBB

31 medals, one state-qualifying time by DENISE WEBB At the beginning of the season, Rockford Head Coach Tom Parks commented that it was going to be a tough OK Red conference season for Rockford’s swim/dive team. The truth of this statement became evident on December 19 at the West Michigan Relays held at the Holland […]

Rockford girls off to a strong start in bowling

Rockford bowlers (l–r) Nick VanDrunen, Katie Schmock and Megan Wood qualify for the Traverse City All-Tournament team.

After graduating eight seniors over the last two seasons and rebuilding their team, the Lady Rams bowling team got off to a strong start in December by taking fourth place at the Lowell Invitational, second at the Traverse City Invitational, and being 2-0 in the OK Red conference.   While not bowling very well at […]

Rockford wins second swim/dive meet in a row

Rockford senior Alex Devries competes in the 100-yard butterfly, swimming a state-qualifying time.

Bothma finished the 50-yard freestyle with a time of 22.79, which was one hundredth of a second faster (22.80) than outstanding swimmer Sam Schulze of Grand Haven. Bothma now has two state times, the first earned in the 100-yard freestyle (49.99) at the December 8 meet against Byron Center. Devries swam the 100-yard butterfly with […]

Rockford wrestlers take on state’s best

Jake Byers receives one of his six near-falls against Jenison on December 16.

On Wednesday, Dec. 16, the Rockford Rams wrestling team traveled to Jenison for a dual meet against Division I’s 10th-ranked team. In the 130-pound match, Rockford senior Jake Byers once again showed his dominance, this time wrestling against Jenison’s Nick Lovell. In typical fashion, Byers scored early and often on his way to winning a […]

Rockford gymnasts victorious in first quad meet of season

The Rockford High School gymnastics team welcomed the Ludington Oreos, the Sturgis Trojans and the Freeland Falcons for the first quad meet of the season. Forty girls competed in four events—the balance beam, vault, uneven bars and the floor exercise—truly demonstrating the strength and dedication it takes to be a high school gymnast. Rockford came away […]