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 […]

Rockford Rams JV soccer ties one, wins two

Defender Danny Clark steals

by KURT BECKER The biggest game of the year for the Rams junior varsity soccer team was the Thursday night East Kentwood game on Oct. 1. This game was huge because Rams JV Coach Stu Quackenbush was an assistant varsity coach at East Kentwood last year, and he wanted to start out the new relationship […]

Register now for Rockford Riptide

Rockford Riptide Swim Team is now registering swimmers ages 5 to 18 for its winter session, November 16 through March 19. Riptide is a United States Swimming competitive swim program and part of Rockford Aquatics. A registration session is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 23 from 5:30 to 7 p.m. at North Rockford Middle School’s pool […]