Boys lacrosse opens season with one loss, one win

Ram goalie Gabe Stulp (#12) sizes up an Ann Arbor shot.	Photo by SUE POUBA

by SUE POUBA What a difference a week makes! When the Rockford boys lacrosse team opened their season at Ann Arbor Pioneer on March 21, it left the Rams with an opening-season loss and a few things to work on in practice that next week. The hard work in practice paid off as the Rams […]

Women’s rugby now a sport in Rockford

In borrowed GVSU black jerseys, the Rockford women’s rugby team plays their first match against Traverse City.

With much thanks to parents and Kailiegh Russo of Sparta, a junior at Central Michigan University, Rockford High School women now have the full contact sport RUGBY. On Saturday, March 28, at their home pitch of Roguewood Elementary School, the Lady Rams hosted Traverse City. Rockford played a hard-fought game, but Traverse City’s experience showed […]

Rams varsity soccer shuts out Cedar Springs, ties quicker FHE

Sam Decker attacks up the middle of the field during the Cedar Springs game.	Photo by BRET DOUD

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER and IAN PURVIS If the Rockford girls varsity soccer team’s defense was a welcoming committee, the reception last week would have been as cold as the weather. The Rams’ stingy backfield allowed no goals to be scored against them in the second week of play. Goalie Kristin Darby-assisted by the four diamond […]

Varsity water polo gets first two wins, JV five wins

Varsity athlete Kaitlyn Cress helps her team to a season-starting win.	Photo by PATRICK KEELEY

by PATRICK KEELEY Rockford’s varsity water polo team-ranked fourth in the state-evened their overall record at 3-3 (2-0 in league play) with a 19-0 thumping of Holland and their first home-pool victory, a 13-2 romp over Grand Haven. Kelsey Vermeer had seven goals against Grand Haven, Molly Wooldridge had two, and Christina Weston, Mary Keeley, […]

Women’s water polo stung, blasted, ratted out

Natalie Beeg defends against Saline.	Photo by PATRICK KEELEY

by PATRICK KEELEY Rockford women’s water polo, the defending state champions of 2008, went to Ann Arbor Pioneer for their Early Bird Tournament to start the season. Although the first game ended well, with a 15-4 win over Dexter, the next three games against Ann Arbor area teams were painful to watch. Rockford lost to […]