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 […]

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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 […]

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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, […]

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Roguewood Elementary’s Skylar Berlin: an Example in Excellence

Skylar Berlin

Respectful, responsible student sensitive toward others Skylar Berlin is known at Roguewood Elementary as a confident and resilient student who has a wonderful sense of humor. She is the daughter of Kathy and Joe Berlin. Her teachers describe Skylar as a respectful, responsible and caring student who is honest and sensitive to the feelings of […]

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Classifieds – April 1, 2009

HELP WANTED Looking for team players. Will train. Flexible hours. Write your own paycheck. Call Lew Boersma, Coldwell Banker AJS-Schmidt/Rockford office. (616) 866-4434.      b15 ______________________ Immediate hire. No experience necessary. Spring help. $10-$12 to start. Company take-over has created openings for dependable, energetic people. Several positions available. Delivery, set-up, general help, customer service. No experience, […]

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