Rams offensive outlook bears familiar look

By RANDY GREGORY   The 2013 forecast for the offense of the Rockford varsity football team has a familiar look in that nearly the entire unit is new. It is a common issue in high school football to have so much turnover, but it is even more pronounced at Rockford where the competition for starting […]

Rock Polo 8-0 for Jenison and Ann Arbor Tournaments

Art-in-the-park

By DEBORAH VANDYKE   Rockford’s junior varsity men’s water polo team played their second tournament of the season in Jenison on August 23 and 24. Sophomore Jason Vickery scored the first goal, establishing the tone for the entire tournament. Team co-captain Alec Cutler and sophomore Sam Sikkema were the high scorers with five goals each. […]

Special Teams and news and notes from upcoming football season

By RANDY GREGORY Last year was an aberration for what is traditionally a huge strength as the special teams struggled for the entire season. This year should see a much more decided swing back to the norm according to head football coach Ralph Munger. “Once consistency is developed in our kicking game I believe we […]

Girls’ cross country finish pre-season with Black and Orange Scrimmage

By GRANT MEDICH   Lady Rams were running hot Friday at East Rockford Middle School as temperatures lingered in the mid 80’s during the team’s 2013 scrimmage race. Their regular 5K course was shortened to just two miles for this special event.  Head coach Ben Watson organized the race to introduce this year’s line-up to […]

Assisted living facility a $3.3 million investment

Construction underway on medical complex at Northland Drive By BETH ALTENA A new assisted living facility, including a memory care wing, will open in Rockford in Plainfield Township in 2014, filling an underserved need in this area. According to Lindsey Haley, Operations Manager for Leisure Living, Rockford and other small towns are usually underserved for […]