Rock polo domination continues

by Deborah VanDyke and Heidi Willison   Zeeland hosted the junior varsity tournament on September 13 and 14, and the Rams continued their streak of domination. The first game pitted the Rams against Hudsonville Yellow, and the Rams crushed them with a 16-6 win. Stealing was the highlight of game two. The Rams stole 15 […]

Rockford boys cross country teams compete in split meets at MSU and Sparta

  Rockford’s boys cross country team fielded two teams at Saturday’s Sparta Invitational Cross Country Meet. Despite near freezing temperatures for the early race, the blue reserve division was dominated by runners Julian Kipke (18:11.41), Matthew MacGregor (18:28.64) and Sam Lewis (18:38.44) sweeping first, second and third place. Taylor Mrozinski (18:48.15) and Jacob Kelley (18:49.08) […]

Rockford boys cross country team places at Bath Invitational

Rockford’s varsity boys cross country team placed third with 102 points behind perennial powerhouse Saline (55 points) and Northville (77 points) in Division 1 of the Brett Clement Bath Invitational on Saturday, September 7. Sophomore Isaac Harding ran 16:30.1 for a 7th placed finish, followed by juniors Paul Burke (16:55.4) and Colin Reichenbach (16:58.7) in […]

Soccer hits rough patch with three-game week


Rockford men’s varsity soccer began their three-game week with a win against Holland’s West Ottawa. Jason Lenon, with an assist by Tyler Pellerito, gave the Rams the 1-0 lead. Defender Joel Pietila stopped the Panthers from making a goal during the first half when goalie Nate Henderson blocked a shot but could not get back […]

City may never know source of E. coli contamination

Manager describes ‘perfect storm’ of failures   By BETH ALTENA   Multiple system failures occurred simultaneously to allow the City of Rockford’s water to be tainted with dangerous levels of E. coli bacteria, and City Manager Michael Young said the source of the contamination may never be identified. Young said a chlorine pump that was […]