Rockford Lacrosse wins regional opener

Adam Kroll celebrates the winning goal against Okemos.	Photo by SUE POUBA

Rockford’s boys lacrosse team knocked off West Ottawa in the opening game of the Division 1, region 1 state high school lacrosse tournament on May 26. The final score was 7 to 5 at West Ottawa High School. The Rams scoring was led by junior midfielder Erik Datema, who scored three goals. Attack man Mitch […]

Rockford tennis advances to state finals

Seniors Megan Zawacki, Heather Williams, Nicole Strobel (front), Katie Rachon, Lindsay Gauger, Tara Murray and Mackenzie Young wind down their varsity tennis careers.

Oops, they did it again! Rockford girls varsity tennis qualified for the state finals after accumulating the necessary 18 points to earn the honor. The stage was set back on May 15 when the Rams hosted the OK Red conference tournament. Rockford earned 45 points, finishing third and providing the positioning needed for preferred seeding […]

15th win of season is 300th of career for Rockford coach

The Rockford varsity baseball team gathers after a recent practice to recognize Coach Ian Hearn’s (back, second from right) 300th victory as a high school baseball coach.

Rockford varsity baseball Coach Ian Hearn notched his 300th win at Grand Haven on Friday, May 14. That’s no small feat for someone just 38 years old. It often takes many coaches 18 years, 20 years or even longer to hit the 300 mark. It took Coach Hearn just over 11 seasons. That also qualifies […]

Rockford women’s crew takes another first

The Rams women’s lightweight eight boat of (l–r) coxswain Dani Tefft, Raechel Wrona, Andrea Galloway, Molly Guthrie, Lora Gleghorn, Emily Prus, Lyndsey Felty, Chloe McColgan and Stephanie Sawicki defeats the Ann Arbor Skyline boat.

With weather conditions less than ideal, the Rockford women’s crew team proved that neither wind nor rain could keep them from their goal of defeating one of the best crew teams in the state. In a tri-meet against Ann Arbor Pioneer and Ann Arbor Skyline, Rockford took to the water to show what they were […]

Rams inline hockey wins championship in fifth overtime

Celebrating a championship win after five overtime periods is the 2010 Rockford inline hockey orange team of (front row, l–r) Cory Ball, Andrew Wenger, E. Zeigler, Ty Schwandt, T. Woods, A. Bloss; (back) Coach Trimble, C. Karrip, Adam Shiffman, Steve Jaeger, David Schaller, C. Parrish, A. Leverett, Coach Wenger, and Coach Zeigler.

Rockford’s inline hockey orange team headed into this championship against an extremely talented Cedar Springs team, who posted only one loss during regular season play. The Rams started the season at 1-5, but have continued to work with intensity all year. They came into this game poised and ready to rise to the challenge of […]