Rockford boys place third at Div. I State Swim Championships

The Rockford Rams swim/dive team wins third place in the state championships.

With over 50 teams competing at the Division I State Swim Championships on March 11-12 at Oakland University, Rockford showed just how far they have come this year when they nabbed the third-place title with 150 points, becoming the only west side team to bring home a trophy. It has been 10 long years since […]

Rams swim/dive team finishes 10-0 on Senior Night

Proud parents stand with their sons (l–r) Victor Lima, LJ McCauley, Tim Newberger, Kurt Plaggemars, Jared Martella, Jeff Schmitt and Ben Fredrickson on Senior Night.

There couldn’t have been a more appropriate occasion for the Rams to host Senior Night than on their last OK Red dual meet of the season at Rockford’s home pool on Thursday, Feb. 17. It was a bittersweet ending to a perfect conference dual meet record, as the Rams beat the Grandville Bulldogs 196-116, making […]

Rams swim/dive team finishes 10-0 on Senior Night

Senior Ben Fredrickson swims the 100 fly.

There couldn’t have been a more appropriate occasion for the Rams to host Senior Night than on their last OK Red dual meet of the season at Rockford’s home pool on Thursday, Feb. 17. It was a bittersweet ending to a perfect conference dual meet record, as the Rams beat the Grandville Bulldogs 196-116, making […]

Rams continue winning streak in OK Red swimming/diving

Rams senior captain Ben Fredrickson swims to a first-place finish in the 100-yard butterfly.

It was only two years ago that the Rockford swim and dive team found themselves on the losing end of the conference dual meet, when they fell short to West Ottawa by only one point. However, this year was a different story, as the Rams took control from the beginning of the meet and never […]

Rockford takes seventh in state for swimming, diving

Crushing the existing 2004 200-yard medley relay pool record on February 27 with a time of 1:37.06 were (l–r) sophomore Josh Travis, senior Brian Ginebaugh, junior Ben Fredrickson and senior Derik Bothma. This team of four also placed second in the state behind OK Red conference foes West Ottawa, and earned All American with the minimum time needed of 1:37.02.

by DENISE WEBB At state finals for any sport, the realization of how refined and talented Rockford’s athletes are becomes evident. The March 12 and 13 swimming and diving Division I state preliminaries and finals were no exception. Fifty-four Michigan high schools qualified this year to compete at this event, where only the best of […]