MacGregor coordinates Cyber Safety presentations in Rockford middle schools

Rep. Peter MacGregor shakes hands with East Rockford Middle School Principal Mike Ramm during a cyber-safety presentation that MacGregor coordinated for students on December 2, 2011.

State Rep. Peter MacGregor, R-Rockford, recently coordinated presentations on cyber safety for sixth- through eighth-grade students at East and North Rockford middle schools. The presentations, customized through the Michigan Cyber Safety Initiative (CSI), inform students about common Internet predator techniques and appropriate responses to cyber bullying. Students are cautioned about revealing personal information on social […]

Rams blank Grandville 4-0 in conference tilt

Nate Hill (#24) attempts to pass the puck.	Photo by KAMI LARSEN

by GORDIE ANGUS Studying your opponent is a significant role of a coach to prepare the team going into every game. “We knew we have better depth than Grandville and we knew we could wear them down with our attack,” said Rockford Head Coach Ed Van Portfliet. Wear them down, they did. Just over three […]

Rams come out strong in first boys swim/dive contest of season

Ram divers Devin Rittenhouse and Shane Phillips grab the top two spots in diving.

Under Head Coach Tom Parks, the Rockford boys swim and dive team wasted no time getting down to business on Tuesday, Dec. 6, when they matched up against Byron Center in their first non-conference meet of the season, defeating them 114-72. In the first event of the night, the 200-yard medley relay, this year’s senior […]

Rockford grad helps GVSU to national championship game

Rockford native Samantha Decker was part of the No. 2 Grand Valley State University (GVSU) women’s soccer team’s third straight appearance in the NCAA Division II national championship game. Decker helped the Lakers to an overall record of 20-1-4. GVSU finished the year ranked fourth in goals-against average (0.384), posted 16 shutouts and outscored their […]

Rockford Rams cheer season a time for change

Rockford cheerleaders give their fans and competitors a strong showing, finishing fourth in the Competitive Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan Scholarship Invitational.

by MARY JO HILLS With a newfound confidence and in true Rockford spirit, the Lady Rams brought their “Time for Change” to the mat in the Competitive Cheer Coaches Association of Michigan Scholarship Invitational at Comstock Park this past weekend. A strong showing from 22 teams throughout Michigan kicked off the 2011-2012 competitive cheer season. […]