Rockford Swim/Dive Team Places Seventh in State

March 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

21 medals earned by DENISE WEBB The relay team of junior Derek Bothma, freshman Brian Wasberg, and seniors Tyler Augustine and Andrew Sakala receives medals. Photo by TRICIA AUGUSTINE The excitement level was like no other this past weekend at the Michigan High School Athletic Association (MHSAA) state finals as hundreds of swimmers and divers from 51 Division I high [...]

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 [...]

Rockford Swim/Dive Defeated by One Point

February 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rockford 157, West Ottawa 158 by DENISE WEBB There wasn’t a shortage of excitement on Thursday, Feb. 12, as the Rockford and West Ottawa swim and dive teams walked onto the natatorium deck, both undefeated. As bodies, arms, legs and water flew for more than two hours, the winner of the evening remained a mystery until the very last seconds of the meet. The [...]

Momentum Continues with Another Rams Victory Swim

January 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

by DENISE WEBB Rockford 193, Hudsonville 119 Keeping their wave of wins rolling, the Rams swim and dive team crashed over the Eagles 193-199 on Thursday, Jan. 22. After “taking down Goliath [Grandville]” last week in a closer-than-close meet, Rockford arrived at the Hudsonville pool postured to conquer another. Out of the 12 events, Rockford secured firsts in [...]