Words on Weather — December 10, 2009

Meteorologist Craig James, new Squire columnist

by CRAIG JAMES I want to thank the folks at The Rockford Squire for giving me the opportunity to write about two of my favorite subjects, weather and climate. Mark Twain once said, “Climate is what you expect, weather is what you get.” That is the best summary of the distinction between the two I […]

Rockford wrestling season opens with shocker at Comstock Park

Jake Byers sets up a take-down in the finals at Comstock Park.

Sixty-two young men start the season for the Rockford wrestling team this year. Notable returning wrestlers are Jake Byers and Jake Johnson, both runners-up from last year’s individual state tournament, along with defending state champions Jake Dorulla and Joe Stefanski. All four seniors have verbally committed to wrestle for Eastern Michigan University next year. Joining […]

Rams hockey showcases win 7-3 over East Grand Rapids

Junior Zach King (#26)

“A true team win—every line and every player contributed tonight,” summarized Head Coach Ed Van Portfliet of an impressive 7-3 Rams varsity hockey victory Saturday night, Dec. 5, against the always tough East Grand Rapids Pioneers. The game was part of the Tier 1 Showcase Tournament, pairing all the Tier 1 high school hockey teams […]

Hall commits to play baseball at CMU

Tyler Hall, a 2008 graduate of Rockford High School and former Ram baseball player currently playing for Grand Rapids Community College, has officially committed to play baseball at Central Michigan University (CMU) next year. “We’ve had our eye on Tyler for a long time,” commented CMU Head Coach Steve Jaksa. “The more we saw, the […]

Rams hockey falls to East Kentwood 4-2

On Friday night, Nov. 27 , the Rockford Rams varsity hockey team traveled south for a post Thanksgiving match-up against their archrival the East Kentwood Falcons. Although a great number of loyal Ram fans turned out in support, the Rams unfortunately lost to the Falcons 4-2 in a well-played and hard-fought game. The first period […]