NorthStar Gymnastics, 20 years and growing strong

You know the old saying, “it just seems like yesterday.” That’s what it seems like to Tim Chesla the owner of Northstar Gymnastics Inc.  NorthStar is entering their 20th season in business in the Rockford area.  Chesla has been in the gymnastics business since December of 1977 when he purchased Alpine Gymnastics which was in […]

Rockford boys’ varsity tennis kicks off the 2013 season with an ACE

By CARL VAN FLEET The RHS Boys 2013 varsity tennis season kicked into high gear this past week with a full slate of exciting tournament matches. This year’s varsity lineup is made up of a veteran group of seniors with a mix of talented up and coming underclassman as well. The senior leaders on the […]

USRowing Masters National Championship

Rowing is a sport one can participate in for a lifetime. At an age when most people are slowing down, Rick Anderson still rows, fast even. He recently traveled to Sarasota, Florida for US Rowing’s Masters National Championships on August 15-18. There he raced his single scull and teamed up with fellow “rust belt” rowers […]

Rams to open season at Swinehart Field against Utica Eisenhower

By RANDY GREGORY   If by chance you are headed over to the east side of the state to catch the Rockford football team in action for the 2013 season opener on Friday, don’t head for Utica Eisenhower High School! I was perusing the internet and looking for the address of the Ram’s opening opponent […]

Women’s swim & dive kicks off season with a victory

by Deb Schremp   The 2013 Women’s Swim & Dive team is comprised of 31 swimmers and an amazing 13 divers this year. Head Coach for the team is Tom Parks, who is assisted on the swim side by Kevin Brown and Sami Jordan and on the dive side by Chad Randall and Dan Smith. […]