Jr. Griffins win international hockey title

Adam Brayton celebrates a game-winning goal during the semifinals.

Three Rockford boys help team to win by DAVID BRAYTON The 51st annual International Silver Stick Tournament in Sarnia, Ontario, ended recently with a dramatic 3-2 overtime victory for the Grand Rapids Junior Griffins over the Valley East Rebels, the number-one-ranked team in Ontario Atom AA Hockey. The Junior Griffins, made up of 10- and […]

Sparta’s Jake Plite receives nomination to play at 2010 McDonald’s All American High School Basketball games

With his nomination to the McDonald’s All American High School Boys Basketball Team, Jake Plite of Sparta High School is being recognized as one of the top prep standouts in the nation, becoming one of just a select number of male players nominated for the honor in Michigan. Plite is among just more than 2,100 […]

Rockford swim/dive repeats history

Rockford senior

Score: Rockford 193, Grand Haven 115 After defeating Grand Haven by more than 60 points in a non-conference meet before the holidays, the Rams saw history repeat itself on January 28 as they once again overwhelmed the Buccaneers, 193-115. From the first event to the last, Rockford out-swam Grand Haven. A prime example came in […]

School Beat — February 4, 2010

How important is play and recess for your student? by MICHAEL J. HIBBELN Principal, Roguewood Elementary School With increased pressure from the federal and state government to improve achievement, increase test scores, and cover an increasingly demanding curriculum, we should never lose sight of the importance of play and recess for our children. Our playgrounds […]