Rockford Rebels announce Players of the Week

Ben Parsell.

Ben Parsell and Tyler VanderHaag were recently named Players of the Week for the Rockford Rebels 12U baseball team for the week ending June 7, 2009. Parsell was 2-3 with four RBI in a game against the Lowell Backyard Dreams. VanderHaag was also 2-3 with one RBI.

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Rockford girls soccer ousted by Portage Central in regional opener

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Captain Kayla Knoll (#18) outplays her Mustang opponent. Photo by BRET DOUD by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER In the Bible, the little shepherd boy David slays the mighty Goliath with nothing but a slingshot and a heap of faith. The Rockford girls soccer team had the faith, but their skills were no match for Portage Central, the […]

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Softball season ends in district finals

Third baseman Kristin Phillips is ready for anything.

Rockford’s varsity softball team made it to the district finals by defeating Kenowa Hills 14-0 before falling to a spirited Northview team by the score of 4-0 in the finals on Saturday, May 30. Despite a disappointing ending to a season that seemed to end too soon, the Rams will remember numerous exciting triumphs and […]

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Rockford Raptors tournament champions

The undefeated Rockford Raptors 13U baseball team of (front, l–r) Matt DiLeo, David Sokol, Bobby Wilson, Jon Stewart, Kory Young, Brent Showers; (back) Andy Woodruff, Reid Kelley, Josh Neideck, Ryan Jerrils and Andrew Searl bring home the Diamond Classic tournament trophy from Battle Creek.

The Rockford Raptors 13U baseball team went undefeated in winning the USSSA-sanctioned Diamond Classic tournament held May 30-31 at Bailey Park in Battle Creek. The Raptors completed the tournament with a perfect record. In pool play, the Raptors exhibited a balanced hitting attack in victories over Grand Rapids Diamonds West and Kalamazoo Around-The-Horn Stampede. The […]

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Sunny weather, plenty of fun at Classic Car Show

THEY DON’T MAKE THEM LIKE THIS ANYMORE—James Razmus, Lake Bella Vista resident, took third place with this 1933 Plymouth he’s had about six years.

Visitors to the second annual Cannon Area Business Association Classic Car Show weren’t disappointed. Sunny skies, music with a DJ and lots of cool old cars made the event worthy of an afternoon’s attendance. Organizer Ted Trocke, who owns Bella Vista Auto Service, said hundreds of people showed up to admire the cars, eat at […]

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