Rinehart to be inducted into Hall of Fame

Former Rockford High School wrestling coach Don Rinehart will be inducted into the Michigan Wrestling Association Hall of Fame on Friday, Nov. 6 in Mount Pleasant at the Comfort Inn Convention Center, and will also receive the 2009 Division I Coach of the Year award. Rinehart will also be receiving the 2009 Michigan High School […]

Rockford Crowns Three State Wrestling Champions

After winning his fourth-straight state championship, Kyle Waldo says, "It feels good to have the world off my shoulders." Photo by JAMES COOPER

Waldo joins elite company with fourth title by TIM COOPER On Thursday, March 12, 896 wrestlers from four divisions walked the floor of the Palace of Auburn Hills in the opening ceremonies of the state individual wrestling championships. Among them were eight hopeful young men from Rockford. Attendance was an all-time high with 43,454 tickets […]

Smooooshed – Wrestlers take State Championship

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Battle Creek, Kellogg Arena March 6 and 7 On Friday, March 6, the top-ranked Rockford Rams placed their hopes and a 23-2 record on the line in a single elimination tournament for the team wrestling state championship. In round one, the Rams faced the 31-7 Roseville Panthers. As the Rams have done most of the […]

Ram Wrestlers Head to Kellogg Arena for State Championships

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On Wednesday, Feb. 25, Rockford High School hosted the High School Regional Wrestling Team Tournament. Rams first faced Grand Haven in a dual meet with the winner advancing to take on the winner of the Jenison and Portage Central dual meets. With a starting weight of 152 pounds, CJ Scholl of Rockford went to the […]

Changes Announce in Rockford Coaching Staff

Rockford High School Athletic Department recently announced retirement and coaching changes of four high school sports. After 35 years as head varsity coach of the Rams wrestling team, Don Rinehart has announced that he will retire at the end of the current season. Coach Rinehart’s accomplishments include 11 OK Red conference team championships, 14 district […]