The Rams girls lacrosse team traveled to West Ottawa on a dreary cold Monday and added their own heat by lighting up the scoreboard for a team record of 26 goals on April 20. Andi Raymond led the onslaught with a team-record seven goals while adding six assists. Meagan Emery has sniper-like accuracy with five goals on seven shots, and she helped get the scoring started with an assist on the night’s first goal. Michon Moline added four goals, Abbey Neerken three ,Taylor Hiner and Gabby Twiest two apiece, and Taylor Balch, Kelsei Streeter and Roxy Rosema each scored one. Rockford led 17-1 at the half and were never challenged, as their defense was suffocating. The Rams out-shot West Ottawa 51-4. Senior Gabby Twiest and sophomore Sydney Gray were once again strong in goal. Contributing to the record-setting defense were Jill Fowle, Shelby Smith, Alyssa Neumen, Lexi O’Connor and Emily Gray. Wednesday night, April 22, the Rams hosted Forest Hills in a conference match-up, which was the first meeting this year between the neighborhood rivals. The Rams started the scoring, but Forest Hills hung tough, scoring twice to narrow the gap 10 minutes in to the game. Coach Jeff Neerken then called a time out, “I needed to settle the girls down and get them playing their game. They were a little sloppy on the offensive end. After our time out, we caught fire.” Catch fire they did, with Raymond lighting the fuse. The Ram onslaught ended at the half as the Rams built a 12-2 lead. The Rams again held a huge advantage in shots on goal, out-shooting Forest Hills 39-10. Raymond matched Monday’s output with seven more goals and four assists. Moline added five goals, Rosema two goals, Neerken two, and Emery, Balch and Streeter one each. Emery also assisted on three of Raymond’s goals and Hiner added three assists. Emery, Neerken and Rosema played excellent games at both ends of the field, as Emery and Rosema each caused three Forest Hills turnovers, and Neerken continued her strong draw play, winning 12 center draws. Fowle, O’Connor, Neumen and Smith continued their fine play, only allowing 10 shots on goal for the entire game. Since returning from spring break, the Rams have outscored their […]
April 30 2009
The public is cordially invited to share in a special service honoring Jesus Christ in the wrestling career of Jason Brew at Crossfire Ministries on Sunday, May 3. Brew had an outstanding high school wrestling career at Sparta High School, where he became the state champion in his weight class in both his junior and senior years. He went onto wrestle at Olivet College, where he achieved the following accomplishments: two-time NCAA All American, two-time national finalist, held the school record of 177 takedowns in his senior season, All American scholar, 134 career wins, two-time Mid-States Conference wrestler of the year, two-time Ohio Northern University Invitational Outstanding Wrestler and three-time champion, two-time Wheaton Invitational Champion, and Wrestler of the Year. Brew has used his wrestling ability to create a platform to share his faith in Jesus Christ. He has wrestled in Siberia, Moscow, China, Mongolia and Central Asia with Athletes in Action. He and his father Lance will share their testimonies at the 10:00 a.m. worship service on Sunday, May 3 at Crossfire Ministries. Crossfire is located in the meeting room adjacent to the MVP Health Club on the northeast corner of Wolverine Blvd./Northland Dr. and 10 Mile Road in Rockford. A DVD will be shown of Brew’s wrestling career. Pastor Keith Hemmila will conclude the service with a message entitled “Heaven’s Award Ceremony.” Food and refreshments will be served in the foyer after the service.
Improve your kicking game Rockford High School will be hosting its sixth annual football kicking and punting camp this summer and is available to everyone ages 11 and up. This camp will have kickers and punters from all over the state attending, and will be a great opportunity for local talent at a very affordable rate. A brochure and registration forms are available online at www.kickerscoach.com. Coaches are invited to attend with their player at no cost. Beginners camp is scheduled for June 26, from 1 to 5 p.m. This is an extra session provided to help inexperienced kickers and punters with the basics, so they are ready to participate in the regular session. Cost is $25. The regular session of the camp is scheduled for June 27-28. Cost is $150.