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 […]

Rockford girls lacrosse team earns berth in Division I semifinal

Rockford's girls lacrosse team celebrates their victory, claiming their second consecutive title and advancing to the semifinals.

The Rockford girls lacrosse team claimed their second consecutive berth in the state semifinals by winning the Lansing regional hosted by Lansing Waverly. The Rams really had their work cut out for them in 2009 with the blind draw for regional pairings. Rockford had to face two top 12 teams in order to advance to […]

Applications being taken for basketball camp

Final applications are now being evaluated for the Ten Star All Star Summer Basketball Camp. The camp is by invitation only. Boys and girls aged 10-19 are eligible to apply. Past participants include Michael Jordan, Tim Duncan, Vince Carter, Jerry Stackhouse, Grant Hill and Antawn Jamison. Players from 50 states and 11 foreign countries attended […]

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 […]