10 Mile Rockford

Rams fall to Hudsonville 42-30 in OK Red tilt

February 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Rockford wrestling team journeyed to Hudsonville for an OK Red dual meet on Wednesday, January 21st in search of their first league triumph against the Eagles. Pins were the rule of the day as the two squads combined for eleven pins in the 14 matches contested. Unfortunately for the Rams it was the home squad that garnered six of the pins en route to a 42-30 decision. “We are just giving up too many pins at various weight classes to come out on top in some of these relatively tightly contested matches,” said Rockford Coach Brian Richardson. “I was extremely pleased with the work of a few of our younger guys tonight in John Quist and Tyler Glave. They seem to be really turning the corner and now we just need a little more consistency up and down the lineup to come out on top with more regularity. We have a very young team and are going through growing pains but we are confident that better days lie ahead for us.” The four Ram wrestlers who pinned their way to victory were Jared Bennett with a pin in 3:25 at 119 pounds, Andy Hansen with a pin at 130 pounds in 5:00, Chris Bell who stuck his opponent in a quick 1:17 at 160 and Glave at 215 with a fall in 3:29. Michael Tankersley won an 8-6 decision at 112 and Quist came out on top of his match 11-5 at 140 to complete the scoring for Rockford. Rams fall to Hudsonville 42-30 in OK Red tilt  

Rockford Midfielder Commits to Adams State

January 14, 2015 // 0 Comments

This fall, Rockford Senior Zach Meeks committed to play lacrosse at the next level out in Colorado at Adams State University. After being pulled up to Varsity his Freshman year, Meeks has become a vital part to the Rockford program, playing both midfield and attack depending on the team’s needs. Zach is being recruited to play as a midfielder at the next level. Adams State Head Coach Jason Levesque commented on Zach’s athleticism and his intangibles on and off the field, “One of the first things that we saw when watching Zach play was his athleticism. He was great between the lines and we found he had a lot of those hustle stats you don’t see in the box score.” Levesque continued, “He’s definitely a well put together young man from what we’ve seen so far, both physically and mentally from a maturity standpoint.  We’re very much looking forward to working with Zach both on and off the field here at Adams State for the next four years” While playing in college has always been a dream for Meeks, it’s what Adams State offered in the classroom that finalized his decision to commit. “Academically the class sizes are 18-22 students. Getting to know my teachers is a big part of me excelling as a student and I know I can excel in the environment at Adams State.” said Meeks, “Coach Levesque runs a great program with guys that want to succeed and that’s what I want to be part of.” “He [Meeks] is a very talented player who will be a great offensive threat for the Rams during his senior season,” said former Rockford Coach Pete Sims, “He’s had the desire to play at the collegiate level since his freshman year. Adams State is getting a solid player and a great young man.”

Five lane plan for Ten Mile examined

July 30, 2010 // 0 Comments

by Cliff and Nancy Hill Tuesday evening, July 13, the Kent County Road Commission held a public meeting on proposed improvements to 10 Mile Road between the County landfill entrance east to Childsdale Avenue. The purpose of the meeting was to provide information on proposed improvements along this portion of County roadway. In 2011 the heavily trafficked and oftentimes-dangerous 1.4-mile stretch of road will be widened to five lanes, two lanes in each direction and a center turn lane, under a plan proposed by the Kent County Road Commission. The improvements will be very similar to those that in recent years were undertaken by the County on Northland Drive between Twelve Mile and Fourteen Mile Roads (M-57). Compared to this year’s Road Commission held meetings in Plainfield Township on proposed improvements to Belmont Road, this initial Ten Mile Road improvement meeting was civil. Readers may recall that a contentious group of Plainfield Township residents doomed the Belmont Road project to failure. The meeting was held in the spacious sanctuary of Resurrection Life Church, conveniently located adjacent to the stretch of roadway much in need of necessary improvements to handle ever-increasing daily volumes of traffic. An appreciative murmur rippled through the 100+ area residents in attendance when Wayne Harrall, Director of Engineering for the County Road Commission announced that, “A stoplight traffic signal will be installed at the intersection of Wolven Avenue and Ten Mile Road.” Acknowledging the now difficult and oftentimes dangerous task of turning east or westbound off of Wolven onto Ten Mile Rd. Harrall also added, “The sightlines to the east would be greatly improved by raising the grade of a deep dip in the roadway by five to six feet thus eliminating a dangerous blind spot.” It was also noted that, at Highlander, the five new lanes would begin to transition and taper into the existing three-lane configuration of Ten Mile Road at Childsdale Avenue. No businesses will be affected because none front the particular corridor of road. Needing access, however, during construction is Resurrection Life Church and numerous driveways of private residences. Those concerned about having access to their homes or attending Resurrection Life Church services or its day care center were reassured that they would have free access during the […]