Rams to improve rugby tactics after first loss

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The opening game for the men’s Rockford rugby team was a heartbreaking defeat on Wednesday, March 24. The Rams controlled play early on, placing pressure on a Traverse City (TC) defense which was willing to bend but not break. Rockford worked the ball within the TC 22-meter line on a number of occasions, but came […]

Rockford well represented at NAIA Division II national men’s basketball tournament

on Prins helps Davenport finish the season with the team’s best finish in school history.

To determine who was the best National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Division II men’s basketball team in the nation, 32 select basketball teams from around the U.S. gathered in Point Lookout, Mo. from March 10 to 16. Michigan had three very good teams qualify for the national championship this year. Of these three teams, […]

West Michigan hockey team goes to USA hockey nationals

The Grand Rapids Griffins Bantam AA hockey team is comprised of several Rockford residents. They are (l–r) Head Coach Scot Mills, Cam Bathum, Todd Millar, Trevor Mills, Nathan Hill and Assistant Coach Alan Hoard.

First time in West Michigan history This hard working group of boys started the season with a goal that no one thought could be achieved—a goal that no other hockey team from the west side of Michigan had EVER achieved. The goal was to win the state championship and qualify to go play for a national […]

Riptide places sixth overall in state championships

Rockford Riptide sent its largest contingent of swimmers ever to the 12-and-under Michigan Swimming Short Course state championships March 12-14 in Waterford, Mich. A total of 17 Riptide swimmers qualified and competed in 73 individual swims and six relays during the event. This was nearly double the number of qualifiers in previous years. Riptide placed […]

Pearce, Jansen welcome state champion Rockford water polo team

State Rep. Tom Pearce (back, right) stands with the state champion Rockford Rams water polo team, who won their sixth title in seven years.

State Rep. Tom Pearce and Sen. Mark C. Jansen welcomed the 2009 state champion Rockford Rams men’s water polo team to Lansing on Tuesday, March 16, and honored them with a luncheon and special recognition on the Senate floor. “These young men have repeatedly proven themselves winners and excellent student athletes,” said Pearce, R-Rockford. “The […]