Rinehart to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Former Rockford High School wrestling coach Don Rinehart will be inducted into the Michigan Wrestling Association Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 6 in Mount Pleasant at the Comfort Inn Convention Center, and will also receive the 2009 Division I Coach of the Year award. Rinehart will also be receiving the 2009 Michigan High School […]

Sweet seventeen for Rams varsity water polo

Junior Pat

By routing Zeeland Wednesday night, Oct. 7, in a key conference match-up, the Rockford boys water polo team extended their streak of finishing atop the OK conference to an unbelievable 17 years. Rockford’s streak began in 1993, the year Bill Clinton was inaugurated, Jurassic Park (the first one) was a box office smash, and the […]

Ram runners not halted by ailments

Rockford’s state-ranked boys cross country team went into the Portage Invitational—one of the largest invitationals in the Midwest—with a group of varsity runners who were coping with a variety of physical ailments. Six of the top seven runners had either sustained injuries or were fighting off upper respiratory congestion but still toed the line in […]

Lady Rams battle East Kentwood in volleyball

It was a tough night for the Lady Rams at the home of the East Kentwood Falcons on Thursday, Oct. 8. There was even a fire drill that emptied out the field house during the freshman and junior varsity volleyball games. Once back, the freshman match went on to three games, but ended on the […]

Rics Athlete of the Week — October 15, 2009

Joel Rietsema

Joel Rietsema Track & Field Joel Rietsema came to the RHS track team as a sprinter. His coach asked him to run the 800-meter in a meet, hoping for the best. That day Joel became Rockford High School track team’s fastest 800 runner. He has made a name for himself as the leader of the […]