Ram rugby heads to Division III state championship game

Heading to the state championships is Rockford’s rugby team of (front, l–r) Marcus Flemming, Connor Smith, Jordan Loader, Matt Kuehl, Brady Gent, John Milewski, Max Macqueen, Aaron Plambeck, Logan Vermeer, Eric Pastula, Ryan Sciamanna; (middle) Adam Bursley, Andrew Barclay, Noah Carriere, Ben DeRyke, Scott Nadeau, Matt Nash, Joe Tennihill, Luke Counterman, Nic Williams, Curtis Day, Anthony Martinez, Dallas Hansen, Chris Zimmer, Jacob Wilson; (back) trainer Brooke Treadwell, Coach Brent Besemer, Zackary Nelson, Garrett Spaeth, Nate Baldwin, James Springvold, Erik Smoes, Clay Veldkamp, Bryan Ray, Kyle Pletzke, David Brower, Trevor Alferink, Brad Merritt, Ryan Siekman, Kyle Henry, Noah Taylor, Zachary Truskowski, Coach James Wood, Coach Mackenzie; (not pictured) Jacob Loader, Jim VanHattum and John Prussner.

by JAMES WOOD This season has been no walk in the park for the defending Division I state champion Rockford Rams. With the loss of more than a full starting side of seniors from their 2008 campaign, this year’s squad has had their work cut out for them right from the get go. Younger and […]

Rockford soccer shuts out East Kentwood in overtime

Senior midfielder Carlyn Young beats her East Kentwood opponent to the ball.	Photo by BRET DOUD

Rams get revenge over Grandville by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER The Rockford girls soccer team played the OK Red “game of the week” twice last week. The Rams first took on behemoth East Kentwood (EK) Monday night, May 11, in the last game of the regular season, handing the host Falcons their first league loss with a […]

RHS equestrian team now taking sign-ups

The Rockford High School equestrian team is now signing up members for the 2009-2010 season. Individuals who will be in the ninth to 12th grades this fall are eligible to participate. Please contact Head Coach Sabrina Nyenhuis at (616) 430-8211 or e-mail to sabrina@cnstables.com. The Rockford High School equestrian team is a club sport that […]

Rockford girls clinch share of OK Rainbow lacrosse title

Rockford went up against local rival Catholic Central at Aquinas College Wednesday, May 13 in a battle for the first-ever OK girls lacrosse title. Earlier in the season, Rockford had lost 4-3 at home on senior night. The Rams hoped to return the favor on the Cougars’ senior night as they sought a share of […]

Rockford water polo comes close, falls in sudden victory

Christina Weston and Casey Wolfer show great defense for the Rams.	Photo by PATRICK KEELEY

Rams finish second in region by PATRICK KEELEY It turned out to be a battle of the two district champions in the final game of the West Region Water Polo Championship on Friday and Saturday, May 15-16. Hudsonville and Rockford, who have been the top two programs in the state for the last three years, […]