Lady Rams track captures state runner-up honors

Sarah Birkmeier defends her state championship title by vaulting 13’0” at the state finals May 30.

  Rockford’s women’s track and field team capped a successful season with a MHSAA state championship runner-up finish Saturday, May 30 at East Kentwood High School, when they finished one point behind state champs Detroit Romulus. The Rams had individuals in 12 of the meet’s 17 events and scored in six events by the end […]

Girls water polo finishes seventh in state

The Rams' Christina Weston defends against Ann Arbor Pioneer.	Photo by SHANNON OUELLETTE

by PATRICK KEELEY Rockford’s girls water polo team attempted to repeat as state champions at Jenison on Friday, May 29, but lost to Ann Arbor Pioneer 6-4. On Saturday, May 30, the Rams lost to West Ottawa 8-4, before winning their final game of the season against East Grand Rapids, 8-4. The Rams knew they […]

Rockford crew ends season strong

Rockford’s men’s novice eight boat of (front) coxswain Margaret Saelens; (middle, l–r) Andrew Troyanowski, Sean Ebel, Cody Brown; (back) Jake Madsen, Matt Vermeer, Nate Roobol, Bryce Vandenberg, Andrew Christensen, and Coach Eric Bennett take home first place in the Michigan State Regatta.

by CANDY BURRIS The Rams traveled to Stony Creek Metro Park in Utica, Mich. over Memorial Day weekend to compete in the Michigan State Regatta. Schools and clubs from around the state gathered to race at the all-day event. Rockford came out strong and placed six boats in first, four boats in second, and two […]

Four tennis athletes named All-Conference

Named as OK Red All-Conference players are Rockford girls varsity tennis athletes (l–r) Jillian Haverkate, Katie Rachon, Marjeanne Bothma and Lauren Korlewitz.	Photo by SCOTT MEAD

by LIZ SINKEVICS A record number of four members of the Rockford Rams girls varsity tennis team were named as OK Red All-Conference players, according to Coach Tom Huizing. The players are Lauren Korlewitz at first singles and Marjeanne Bothma at second singles, both freshmen, and the first doubles team of senior Jillian Haverkate and […]

Varsity girls tennis takes 14th place at state finals

With an overall record of 10-1-1, Rockford’s girls varsity tennis team of (front, l–r) Jillian Haverkate, Alex Stembaugh, Michaela Young, Meliah Mead, Lindsay Gauger; (back) Anna Sinkevics, Katie Rachon, Lauren Korlewitz, Janelle Miller, Marjeanne Bothma, Heather Williams, Mackenzie Young and Coach Matt Drolett finish 14th at the state finals in Midland.	Photo by TIM GAUGER

by LIZ SINKEVICS Rockford girls tennis Coach Tom Huizing last week commended his team for what he called “a magical season” following the Rams’ 14th-place finish at the state finals during the last weekend of May. Winning matches under the blue skies of Midland were freshman Lauren Korlewitz at first singles, senior Jillian Haverkate and […]