Rockford Rebels announce Players of the Week

Ben Parsell.

Ben Parsell and Tyler VanderHaag were recently named Players of the Week for the Rockford Rebels 12U baseball team for the week ending June 7, 2009. Parsell was 2-3 with four RBI in a game against the Lowell Backyard Dreams. VanderHaag was also 2-3 with one RBI.

Rockford girls soccer ousted by Portage Central in regional opener

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Captain Kayla Knoll (#18) outplays her Mustang opponent. Photo by BRET DOUD by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER In the Bible, the little shepherd boy David slays the mighty Goliath with nothing but a slingshot and a heap of faith. The Rockford girls soccer team had the faith, but their skills were no match for Portage Central, the […]

Softball season ends in district finals

Third baseman Kristin Phillips is ready for anything.

Rockford’s varsity softball team made it to the district finals by defeating Kenowa Hills 14-0 before falling to a spirited Northview team by the score of 4-0 in the finals on Saturday, May 30. Despite a disappointing ending to a season that seemed to end too soon, the Rams will remember numerous exciting triumphs and […]

Rockford Raptors tournament champions

The undefeated Rockford Raptors 13U baseball team of (front, l–r) Matt DiLeo, David Sokol, Bobby Wilson, Jon Stewart, Kory Young, Brent Showers; (back) Andy Woodruff, Reid Kelley, Josh Neideck, Ryan Jerrils and Andrew Searl bring home the Diamond Classic tournament trophy from Battle Creek.

The Rockford Raptors 13U baseball team went undefeated in winning the USSSA-sanctioned Diamond Classic tournament held May 30-31 at Bailey Park in Battle Creek. The Raptors completed the tournament with a perfect record. In pool play, the Raptors exhibited a balanced hitting attack in victories over Grand Rapids Diamonds West and Kalamazoo Around-The-Horn Stampede. The […]

Rockford girls soccer wins district title in shootout thriller

The Rockford girls varsity soccer team proudly displays their district tournament trophy. They beat West Ottawa in a shootout to win the championship.	Photo by BRET DOUD

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER Talk about pressure! After playing 110 intense, scoreless minutes of soccer-including two 15-minute overtimes-against host West Ottawa in the district title game Friday night, May 29, the Rams needed to outshoot the Panthers at point-blank range to call the title theirs. Assistant coach Scott Hazel, using an abandoned envelope from a greeting […]