School Beat – January 29, 2009

by TAMMY SCHOLLAART Vice President, Board of Education While this is the beginning of a new calendar year, we are actually about halfway through the school year, which means we are beginning to make plans for the 2009-2010 school year. Chief among those plans will be the budget. As you have been hearing in the […]

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Momentum Continues with Another Rams Victory Swim

Connor Thelen swims the 100-yard backstroke with a second-place finish of 1:01.67 minutes. Photo by GORDY PETERSON

by DENISE WEBB Rockford 193, Hudsonville 119 Keeping their wave of wins rolling, the Rams swim and dive team crashed over the Eagles 193-199 on Thursday, Jan. 22. After “taking down Goliath [Grandville]” last week in a closer-than-close meet, Rockford arrived at the Hudsonville pool postured to conquer another. Out of the 12 events, Rockford […]

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Rockford Wrestling Battles Grand Haven

Jake Byers reaches the 100-win milestone during Saturday's invitational at Stevensville Lakeshore.

On Wednesday, Jan. 21, Rockford made their first of two trips to the lakeshore to do battle against Grand Haven. Zach Johnson started out at 140 pounds and received a void because of a coaching decision by Grand Haven Coach Jamie Richardson. Tyler Johnson, dropped down from 152 pounds to 145 pounds. Using a late […]

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Main Street – January 29, 2009

Footprint I looked behind me and didn’t see a “carbon footprint,” only snow. The carbon footprint idea has to do with greenhouse gas emissions. It’s a way of looking at climate change and what we can do about it. Seems that driving cars, heating homes, and cooking steak is producing more greenhouse gas than Mother […]

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Rams Skate Past Traverse City Bay Reps

Sam Gallup challenges an opponent at the blue line. Gallup had two assists in the Rams' victory on Saturday, Jan. 24. Photo by GARY GUEST

The Rockford varsity hockey team took the visiting Traverse City Bay Reps (players from St. Francis, Elk Rapids, Kalkaska, Mancelona and Suttons Bay high schools) to the wood shed on Saturday afternoon, Jan. 24, beating their opponent by a score of 7-2. Jake Chaffee scored a natural hat trick (three successive goals), Shea Mills scored […]

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