Education Blackboard — March 25, 2010

School Beat Are schools political or practical? by RANDY SELLHORN, Trustee, Board of Education I have been a school board trustee for many years now. I have come to expect certain things at certain times of the year as we move through the activities of a school year. Kindergarten roundup, graduation, budget development, purchasing buses to […]

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West Michigan hockey team goes to USA hockey nationals

The Grand Rapids Griffins Bantam AA hockey team is comprised of several Rockford residents. They are (l–r) Head Coach Scot Mills, Cam Bathum, Todd Millar, Trevor Mills, Nathan Hill and Assistant Coach Alan Hoard.

First time in West Michigan history This hard working group of boys started the season with a goal that no one thought could be achieved—a goal that no other hockey team from the west side of Michigan had EVER achieved. The goal was to win the state championship and qualify to go play for a national […]

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Riptide places sixth overall in state championships

Rockford Riptide sent its largest contingent of swimmers ever to the 12-and-under Michigan Swimming Short Course state championships March 12-14 in Waterford, Mich. A total of 17 Riptide swimmers qualified and competed in 73 individual swims and six relays during the event. This was nearly double the number of qualifiers in previous years. Riptide placed […]

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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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