Rockford crew invites more rowers

Rockford High School’s men’s varsity lightweight 8+ wins the 2012 Midwest Scholastic Championship in Cincinnati.	Photo by SCOTT VANFOSSEN

The Rockford High School crew team will host an open boathouse on Saturday, Sept. 8 from 5 to 8 p.m., rain or shine. Rockford crew has developed as a very successful co-ed club and varsity sport, winning the state championship for the past two years, the 2012 Men’s Midwest Championship (where the women placed third […]

Hots and Brats a huge success to conclude preparations for opener

by RANDY GREGORY The final event to signal the start of another football season took place at Rockford High School on Friday, Aug. 17. The annual “Hots and Brats Night” was an overwhelming success by any definition. A beautiful evening and a great turnout by Ram faithful from all over western Michigan put a cap […]

Red Arrows present formidable challenge to Rockford

The 2012 Rockford Rams football team begins their season on Thursday, Aug. 23 against Lowell at the Ted Carlson Memorial Stadium in Rockford at 7 p.m.

by RANDY GREGORY Last year produced a less-than-desirable result for the Rockford football team when they ventured to Lowell and were thoroughly dominated by the Red Arrows en route to a 28-7 loss. This time around the venue changes to Ted Carlson Memorial Stadium in Rockford with the opening kickoff slated for 7 p.m. on […]

Darby, Zenner prepared to lead teammates on gridiron

Connor Darby (#2) and KC Zenner (#5) are elected as this year’s captains of the Rockford Rams football team.

by RANDY GREGORY As the dawn of a new football season sits on the doorstep, the Rockford varsity football team anxiously awaits the opportunity to step forward and make their mark in this 100th anniversary of the program’s inception. The extra work in the weight room, camps, conditioning, grueling two-a-day practices and preseason scrimmage are […]

Munger enters year number 33 with veteran staff

This year’s Rockford Rams football coaching staff includes (front row, l–r) Steve Dengler, Ralph Munger, Brent Cummings; (back row) Bob Hieshetter, Randy VanderVeen, Bruce Turner, Rick Wilburn, Bob Rogers, David Lee and Drew Maroe.

by RANDY GREGORY Ralph Munger has never been one to easily accept credit for the incredible amount of success he has achieved over his previous 32 seasons as a high school head football coach. He is an astounding 271-82 over that time span (including 184-52 at Rockford in 20 highly productive campaigns). Let him know […]