Rockford girls soccer team wins conference tournament

Rockford junior keeper Hannah Rocheleau clears the ball.	Photo by BRET DOUD

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER Call the Rockford girls soccer team “The Avengers.” On their way to victory in the OK Red conference tournament, the Rams avenged both of their league losses and handed early leader East Kentwood (EK) its only two conference losses. The tournament win gave the Rams a runner-up finish in the conference standings, […]

Rams girls tennis wins regional tournament

Michaela and Mackenzie Young win the number three doubles against West Ottawa for the regional championship.

Rockford High School’s girls’ varsity tennis team capped its remarkable season last week by winning a regional tournament for perhaps the first time ever. “As far as I know, we’ve never won a regional championship,” Coach Tom Huizing said, “I’m extremely proud of my girls for how they played and how far they got. It […]

Rockford crew earns distinction as Michigan champions

Rockford’s men’s lightweight eight team of (front, l–r) Kyle Brown, Kylie Torres, Isaac Blenman; (back, l–r) Tyler Truxton, Troy Paskiewicz, Josh Houn, Tyler McDaniel, Sam Berndt and Trevor Holloway helps the Rams to victory.

by CANDY BURRIS The Rockford crew team was prepared and went to Kensington Metro Park with one goal in mind:  to win the state title. They knew the competition would be tough, especially with powerhouses like Ann Arbor Pioneer and Orchard Lake St. Mary’s in attendance. But the Rams charged forward and, at the end […]

Varsity softball team defeats Jenison 2-0 on senior night

Celebrating a senior-night win is (l–r) Alex Fulbright, Coach Casey Dunham, Sadie Jensen, Taylor Sergent, Assistant Coach Ralph Munger, and Carly Shutich.

It was the same old story for the Rockford Rams varsity softball team Monday afternoon, May 11, as they once again defeated the Jenison Wildcats by the score of 2-0. This time, the Rams got it done in the standard seven innings, unlike the 13-inning marathon the teams engaged in earlier this season. Although the […]

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 […]