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 […]

Hansen named Western Michigan regional champion

Andy Hansen

Parkside Elementary School student, Andy Hansen, 9, placed first in the 9-10-year-old age group in the 63-pound weight class at the MYWA Western Michigan regional championships recently held in Lowell. Hansen, son of Scott and Jennifer Hansen of Rockford, advances to the state championships at Michigan State University on April 4 and 5.

Rockford crew starts season strong

Rockford crew team's top ten finishers earn the Rams enough points for a first-place win at Forest Hills Central against seven other teams.

by CANDY BURRIS In a test of physical strength and endurance, the Rockford crew team stood up to the challenge and excelled. Claiming first-place honors for the second year in a row, the Rams clearly showed they were the best in West Michigan. Competing against Forest Hills Central (FHC), Forest Hills Eastern, Lowell, East Grand […]