Dave McWatters

Four-senior play wins state championship

November 25, 2009 // 0 Comments

SENIORS END HIGH SCHOOL WATER POLO CAREER WITH WINNING PLAY—Senior captains Derik Bothma, Connor Thelen, Kyle Peterson and Tyler Manikowski lift the state championship trophy. Photo by GORDON PETERSON Let’s start at the end. State championship game—end of third period—and Rockford water polo senior captain Tyler Manikowski has been struggling. At the side of the [...]

Rockford’s Swim/Dive Team Wins OK Red Conference Title

March 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

by DENISE WEBB How sweet it is to taste victory as the underdog! As West Michigan media favored Grandville as the next winner of the OK Red swimming and diving conference title, Rockford had much to prove as it entered the waters of the Jenison Aquatic Center during preliminaries on Friday, Feb. 27, followed by the final heats on Saturday, Feb. 28. After a two-day battle [...]

RHS men’s water polo wins Zeeland Invitational

October 2, 2008 // 0 Comments

Coming into this season, many water polo teams were hoping this was their year to “beat Rockford.” Well, Rockford men’s water polo has put those teams on notice that it will not be easy. The Rams water polo teams opened their conference season this past Monday by beating Zeeland 14-5. “Zeeland is a bigger, faster team,” said Rockford varsity coach Dave [...]