School Beat — February 4, 2010

How important is play and recess for your student? by MICHAEL J. HIBBELN Principal, Roguewood Elementary School With increased pressure from the federal and state government to improve achievement, increase test scores, and cover an increasingly demanding curriculum, we should never lose sight of the importance of play and recess for our children. Our playgrounds […]

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Gas station blaze brings response from three departments

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Fire trucks and personnel from three fire departments responded to a blaze at an American Gas and Oil structure fire on Division Avenue in Sparta on Thursday, January 28 at around 3 p.m. The Sparta Fire Department was first on the scene and called for backup of trucks and firefighters after fire was discovered in […]

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Lady Rams secure two more OK Red victories

The Rams have a big week in conference play, hosting East Kentwood Tuesday, Feb. 2, at 7 p.m. and then a road game against OK Red conference leader West Ottawa on Friday, Feb. 5. Each game now becomes increasingly significant as the race for the OK Red championship begins to take shape.

Who wants to rebound, block out, play tough defense, hit the open Ram with a pass, dive for a loose ball, or share the ball? These are items that won’t show up in the box score, but are essential to winning a basketball game. Midseason OK Red competition continues, and the Rams continued to weave […]

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Boys ski to first-place finish at Cannonsburg

Julie Daukss takes first place in slalom and fourth in giant slalom to help the Rams to a fourth-place finish at Cannonsburg on Tuesday, January 26.

  Each team sends six racers down the hill, with racers taking two runs each of slalom and giant slalom (GS). Their combined run times determine their overall individual score in each event. The team score is determined by the placement points of the top four finishers. When a team is able to place all […]

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Rams win gymnastics dual meet at home

The Rockford gymnastics team hosted a dual meet against Lowell High School on Wednesday, Jan. 20. With an overall score of 139.05, the team took the meet, with Lowell scoring an overall of 119.40. The floor exercise brought out the highest scores of the evening, with senior Ali VanBelkum throwing an additional front handspring layout […]

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