Pearce, Jansen welcome state champion Rockford water polo team

State Rep. Tom Pearce (back, right) stands with the state champion Rockford Rams water polo team, who won their sixth title in seven years.

State Rep. Tom Pearce and Sen. Mark C. Jansen welcomed the 2009 state champion Rockford Rams men’s water polo team to Lansing on Tuesday, March 16, and honored them with a luncheon and special recognition on the Senate floor. “These young men have repeatedly proven themselves winners and excellent student athletes,” said Pearce, R-Rockford. “The […]

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Rockford rugby season underway

What does springtime mean to you? To the Rockford rugby teams, it means calisthenics and conditioning. The Rockford men’s rugby team is preparing for their first game, which is quickly approaching. Weather permitting, the first game of the season will be on March 24 versus Traverse City at 6 p.m. The home game will take […]

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Rams inline hockey wins championship in fifth overtime

Celebrating a championship win after five overtime periods is the 2010 Rockford inline hockey orange team of (front row, l–r) Cory Ball, Andrew Wenger, E. Zeigler, Ty Schwandt, T. Woods, A. Bloss; (back) Coach Trimble, C. Karrip, Adam Shiffman, Steve Jaeger, David Schaller, C. Parrish, A. Leverett, Coach Wenger, and Coach Zeigler.

Rockford’s inline hockey orange team headed into this championship against an extremely talented Cedar Springs team, who posted only one loss during regular season play. The Rams started the season at 1-5, but have continued to work with intensity all year. They came into this game poised and ready to rise to the challenge of […]

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Swim/Dive team waves season goodbye

Senior Alex Devries breaks the existing 2001 pool record for the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 53.90 at the OK Red conference championship meet.

by DENISE WEBB Even though the 2010 season for Rockford’s 49 swimmers and divers has ended, the fond memories will continue. “Looking back at the team’s season, we did really well and accomplished a lot,” said senior Ian Rosloniec. “Our successes weren’t just because of one person though. There were many who did great and […]

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Rockford takes seventh in state for swimming, diving

Crushing the existing 2004 200-yard medley relay pool record on February 27 with a time of 1:37.06 were (l–r) sophomore Josh Travis, senior Brian Ginebaugh, junior Ben Fredrickson and senior Derik Bothma. This team of four also placed second in the state behind OK Red conference foes West Ottawa, and earned All American with the minimum time needed of 1:37.02.

by DENISE WEBB At state finals for any sport, the realization of how refined and talented Rockford’s athletes are becomes evident. The March 12 and 13 swimming and diving Division I state preliminaries and finals were no exception. Fifty-four Michigan high schools qualified this year to compete at this event, where only the best of […]

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