Jackie Holland-Decker

Rockford girls soccer falls to Reeths-Puffer in district final

June 10, 2010 // 0 Comments

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER As the announcer counted down the final seconds of the district final Saturday afternoon at Grand Haven High School, the Rockford girls soccer team watched the championship slip between their fingers. The Rams had outshot Reeths-Puffer 15-7 in the title game, but their fiery opponents outscored them 3-2 to capture the win. The Rockets have now [...]

Rockford varsity soccer shuts out Jenison in last home game

June 3, 2010 // 0 Comments

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER The seniors on the Rockford girls varsity soccer team won’t play at Rams Stadium ever again. Wednesday night, May 26, as they wrapped up their conference tournament run there, they left their final mark on the pitch by beating Jenison 5-0. Celine Stallmer intercepts an East Kentwood pass. Photo by KELLY LYSNE The 12th-graders, most of whom have [...]

East Kentwood defeats Rockford soccer in battle for league lead

May 27, 2010 // 0 Comments

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER The annual conference game between the Rockford varsity girls soccer team and the East Kentwood Falcons is always a “clash of the Titans,” and Friday’s fight for the OK Red lead was no exception. The Rams and Falcons were mirror images of each other in many ways, but one small fact made all of the difference: East Kead with Class B leader [...]

Rockford girls soccer overcomes sorrow to succeed

May 6, 2010 // 0 Comments

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER Sorrow played a heavy hand against the Rockford girls soccer team in the last two weeks, but for those 80 minutes out on the field, the Rams were able to overcome their grief and play great soccer. They won two of their three games in the midst of their despair, and even their loss felt like a victory. Emily Cowan winds up to shoot. Photo by KELLY [...]

Rockford girls soccer takes lessons learned from losses to beat Jenison

April 29, 2010 // 0 Comments

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER The clouds were gray and foreboding Friday night as the Rockford girls soccer team warmed up at Jenison High School, but the weather had nothing to do with the impending storm. The Rams were on a rampage, and the Wildcats were unprepared. Katie Hartnett kicks over her head and behind her for a goal. Photo by KELLY LYSNE After losing miserably 4-1 [...]
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