Sports news from Rockford Public Schools

Amateur Baseball

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

By John Raffel Amateur baseball returns to the Art Van Sports Complex starting on Aug. 23. It will be Sunday baseball for a six-week period, ending in early October, area amateur baseball official Chad Kryska indicated. The games at Art Van are a part of the Grand Rapids Amateur Baseball League. It will be ages 9 through 16. Teams will play Sunday doubleheaders starting [...]

Concussion Screening

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

School sport training camps are beginning, and now is the time to give your student athlete a pre-concussion screening.  According to Dr. Fortenbacher who is a member of the VisionHelp Concussion Project, “Research shows that unaddressed concussions can have a devastating effect on a child’s life.  The CDC reports 3.6-3.8 million concussions are reported [...]

Fishing Report

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

By John Raffel The Department of Natural Resources points out that once again the weather has affected fishing conditions and catch rates as thermoclines and fish were all over the place in the Great Lakes. Anglers fishing the inland lakes should look for fish in shallower waters after the cold front, the DNR mentioned. Glen Blackwood from Great Lakes Fly Fishing Co., [...]

Johnny Agar added to board of West Michigan Miracle League

August 13, 2015 // 0 Comments

Johnny Agar, whose story on ESPN gained nationl attention, has been added to the board of directors of the West Michigan Miracle League (WMML). Agar, who was born with cerebral palsy, has completed numerous myTeamTriumph (mTT) marathons, an athletic ride-along program created for children, teens, adults and veterans with disabilities who would normally not be able to [...]

Jim Dreyer to Test Shoulder in Unprecedented Feat of Strength

August 6, 2015 // 0 Comments

Fighting back from a rotator cuff injury, Jim Dreyer will attempt arguably his most strenuous aquatic feat of strength to date on August 15th. The event, postponed from July 4th, will have Dreyer attempting to pull a new Lincoln MKC on a barge while swimming 3.58 miles to Mackinac Island. The total weight of his unusual cargo is approximately 16.5 tons. The swim is [...]
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