Rockford tennis wins own invitational

Rockford’s girls varsity tennis team of (l–r) MJ Bothma, Lauren Korlewitz, Coach Tom Huizing, Heather Williams, Tara Murray, Katie Rachon, Jenelle Miller, Nichole Strobel, Julie Daukss, Alex Stembaugh, Megan Zawacki, Mackenzie Young and Lindsay Gauger brave the 40 degree temperature and high winds to win the Rockford Quad Invitational. Team captains Williams and Rachon accepted the team plaque for first place.

 The Rockford girls varsity tennis team started the 2010 season by hosting the first Rockford Quad Invitational April 17 on the newly resurfaced courts. The updates to the court surfaces, fencing and perimeter access were made possible by the bond approval this past year. Coach Tom Huizing said, “I love them and are proud of […]

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Rockford girls lacrosse advances to 5-0

The Rockford girls lacrosse team has been as hot as the Caribbean weather since returning from spring break. The Lady Rams have outscored their opponents 104-19 while moving to 4-0 in non-conference action, and 1-0 in their OK Rainbow I conference. The Rams got off to a quick start right after break, traveling to Lansing […]

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Local boys win USA Hockey national championship title

Grand Rapids Griffins and Rockford residents (back) Nathan Hill; (front, l–r) Head Coach Scott Mills, Trevor Mills, Cam Bathum, Todd Millar and Assistant Coach Alan Hoard win the USA Hockey national championship.

 Four Rockford boys recently competed in the USA Hockey 2010 Tier II 14-U National Tournament with their team, the Grand Rapids Griffins. The team worked hard through the season to achieve the right to represent Michigan and compete against 46 other teams from around the country in Wayne, N.J. April 7-11. The team has had […]

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Rockford business scores big at prestigious art glass festival

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by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL The 19th annual Delphi Art Glass Festival, held recently in Lansing at Delphi’s warehouse and sales showroom, found Rockford’s Eric Brown’s Stained Glass Studio well represented. Of the 31 awards in 11 categories of stained glass creativity, Eric Brown and three of his Rockford students and one customer from Cadillac […]

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Adventurer takes trip to the ‘end of the world’

Rockford resident Debra Smitter spent three weeks experiencing one of the most extreme environments on Earth as she voyaged to Antartica aboard a retired Russian research vessel.

Aruba or Antarctica? For an adventurous Rockford woman, the answer was Antarctica. Deb Smitter was considering a jaunt to Aruba with her sister when the plan fell through. Facing a vacation alone, she decided to sign up for a trip that she likely would never find a friend or family member willing to join along. […]

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