Rockford skaters split games at Big Rapids holiday tournament

Eric Datema fights for the puck against a Big Rapids player.	Photo by MICHELE VANDERVELDE

The Rockford Rams hockey team opened the Big Rapids holiday tournament with an afternoon contest against the Jackson Lumen Christi Titans at Ferris State University ice arena. The Titans scored first on a screened shot from the point that Rockford senior goalie Christian VanPortfliet never had a chance on. Rockford answered less than three minutes […]

Ram wrestling team still searching to find identity

Tyler VanRooyen, a 103-pound sophomore, goes for the pin in the finals at Eastern Michigan University.	Photo by JAMES COOPER

Coach Richardson faces former coach by TIM COOPER On Tuesday, Dec. 22, the Ram wrestling team made the short trip to Lowell to face the Division II second-ranked team in Stevensville Lakeshore and the defending Division II state champion, the Lowell Red Arrows. The Rams opened an early 4-0 lead on the Lancers of Stevensville […]

Rams hockey wins big against Reeths Puffer

Alex Fox and Robert Perry celebrate after a goal.	Photo by MICHELE VANDERVELDE

On Wednesday evening, Dec. 23, the Rams varsity hockey team traveled to Lake Shore Arena in Muskegon to take on Reeths Puffer High School. Coming off two very close conference losses, the Rams were looking for a little revenge and they got it, pounding Reeths Puffer with 51 shots on goal for a decisive and […]

Rockford takes close second in West Michigan Relays

Nick Willison helps his team earn fourth place in the 400-yard medley relay.	Photo by DENISE WEBB

31 medals, one state-qualifying time by DENISE WEBB At the beginning of the season, Rockford Head Coach Tom Parks commented that it was going to be a tough OK Red conference season for Rockford’s swim/dive team. The truth of this statement became evident on December 19 at the West Michigan Relays held at the Holland […]

Rockford girls off to a strong start in bowling

Rockford bowlers (l–r) Nick VanDrunen, Katie Schmock and Megan Wood qualify for the Traverse City All-Tournament team.

After graduating eight seniors over the last two seasons and rebuilding their team, the Lady Rams bowling team got off to a strong start in December by taking fourth place at the Lowell Invitational, second at the Traverse City Invitational, and being 2-0 in the OK Red conference.   While not bowling very well at […]