April 1 2009

Varsity water polo gets first two wins, JV five wins

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by PATRICK KEELEY Rockford’s varsity water polo team-ranked fourth in the state-evened their overall record at 3-3 (2-0 in league play) with a 19-0 thumping of Holland and their first home-pool victory, a 13-2 romp over Grand Haven. Kelsey Vermeer had seven goals against Grand Haven, Molly Wooldridge had two, and Christina Weston, Mary Keeley, Ariel Beattie and Amanda Johnson scored one each. Against Holland, goals were scored by Vermeer (five), Wooldridge and Weston (four), Lauren Hulsebus (two), Ashley Gremel, Casey Wolfer, Jamie VanPortfliet Kelsey Carlson (one each). The Rockford JV water polo girls hosted a tournament this weekend and won all four games. Coach Reickard said, “The girls played extremely well all weekend. They showed that they are one of the best JV teams around and really showcased that the future of Rockford water polo is very bright. Several girls had standout performances and are really making a case for themselves to be playing in the varsity games sooner rather than later.” Junior varsity had an 8-2 victory over Jenison, with goals by Jamie Van Portfliet (two) and Lauren Hulsebus, Emily Williams, Sarah Smith, Jessica Andrus, Taylor Downs and Erica Finlayson (one each), with Tiffany Elenbaas getting 10 saves. Against Ann Arbor Pioneer, Rockford won 9-4 with goals by Hulsebus (five) and Maddie Levine, Downs, Julia Ceglowski and Andrus (one each), with another 10 saves by Elenbaas. Rockford won 5-3 against Zeeland with two goals by Van Portfliet and one goal each by Hulsebus, Kelsey Carlson and Downs, and yet another 10 saves by Elenbaas. Against Hudsonville, Rockford won 6-3 with three goals by Hulsebus and one goal apiece by Smith, Carlson and Finlayson, and six saves by Elenbaas.

Roguewood Elementary’s Skylar Berlin: an Example in Excellence

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Respectful, responsible student sensitive toward others Skylar Berlin is known at Roguewood Elementary as a confident and resilient student who has a wonderful sense of humor. She is the daughter of Kathy and Joe Berlin. Her teachers describe Skylar as a respectful, responsible and caring student who is honest and sensitive to the feelings of others. She is very competitive, yet demonstrates good sportsmanship when she doesn’t win. She is extremely focused and on task when it comes to just about anything-athletics, hobbies, studies and her desire to do her best. Skylar has an iron will and a calm determination to accomplish goals. She is also caring and concerned about all creatures, from her pets-a cat and dog-to the smallest bugs. She has been known to rescue insects, worms and other creatures by moving them from harm’s way. A personal confidence and strong desire to do the right thing, Skylar is focused, organized and completes any project she starts. She is mature beyond her years and many skills come to her very naturally. Her determination is a strength that leads her to prepare well for competitive events such as Jump Rope for Heart, which she won two years in a row by diligent practice. She won the hustle award at basketball camp in summer of 2008 and first place in gymnastics with the best cartwheel and round-off. Skylar excels in all she attempts and she is very active, participating in basketball, softball, dance and running in the Roguewood mileage club. She began water-skiing and was a natural. Other hobbies include rollerblading, bocce ball, four-square and swimming. Skylar’s determination toward success, plus a caring sensitivity to others and natural tender heart make her an Example in Excellence at Roguewood Elementary.

Classifieds – April 1, 2009

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HELP WANTED Looking for team players. Will train. Flexible hours. Write your own paycheck. Call Lew Boersma, Coldwell Banker AJS-Schmidt/Rockford office. (616) 866-4434.      b15 ______________________ Immediate hire. No experience necessary. Spring help. $10-$12 to start. Company take-over has created openings for dependable, energetic people. Several positions available. Delivery, set-up, general help, customer service. No experience, company training provided. We have very flexible hours. Bonuses, and paid vacations are all part of this attractive package. For interview call (616) 243-1250.      p14 ______________________ Part-time help wanted. Weekends and evenings a must. Duties include answering phones, customer service to start. Stop by Fireside Pizzeria at 8460 Algoma Rd. No phone calls please.      b14 ______________________ College-age student for part-time summer job. Tuesdays and Thursdays in my home, caring for three children ages 3, 6 and 9. Call (616) 866-2444.      p14cp ______________________ FOR SALE Seven days, six nights Disney area stay. Two adult Disney tickets. Paid $750, sell $249. Good for one year. (616) 305-0082.      p14 ______________________ AUTOS FOR SALE Low miles 28,000. Ultimate Edition. White exterior, gray leather interior. Great gas mileage. Call Curt (616) 874-7583.      f14 ______________________ GARAGE SALES Moving sale-April 2 through April 3. Located at 176 Glen Eagle, downtown Rockford. Chairs, kitchen table, tools, garden tools. Open 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.      f14 ______________________ ESTATE SALES Rockford downsizing sale-4529 Kroes, across from Rockford Freshman Center, Monday and Tuesday, April 6-7, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. (follow pink signs). Sterling, silver plate, Everett organ, oil paintings, small tables, youth rockers, Tell City, St. Johns, cedar closet, assorted chairs, lamps, crystal, milk glass, punch bowls, 1954 “Domino” pattern china, Spode and more. Vintage clothing, bookshelves with storage, collectibles, books, fax machine, and much more. All in walkout level. Sale by Joan & Associates of Rockford.        b14 ______________________ HOMES FOR SALE 5 bedrooms, 3 full baths, finished with kitchenette walkout basement, 2-stall garage on 2 acres, $169,000. Phone (616) 863-9102.      f14 ______________________ CLASSES & LESSONS “Always the Best!” Once you go, then you’ll know! Six 1-hour golf lessons-$69. Starting week of April 13. Master teaching professional, Norm Davidson. Golf Emporium, 14 Mile, Rockford. (616) 754-2280.      b21 Guitar Lessons-Learn guitar the RIGHT way and enjoy it for a lifetime. Lessons also on banjo, fiddle, mandolin, dobro, etc. Call Joe […]

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