Ram wrestler rises through adversity

Austin Scogg poses with his mother Renee after winning the 152-pound state championship in Division I.

Scogg wins state championship for his mom by JIM COOPER A state championship is never a small feat. The hard work that goes into winning a title can never be emphasized enough. Unquestionably, it’s one of the greatest accomplishments most athletes who do will ever achieve. But sometimes, it’s much more than just a state […]

Rockford wrestling falls to Hudsonville

Tyler VanRooyen earns his 100th career victory en route to his second OK Red conference championship.

Rams crown two champions at OK Red conference tournament  by TIM COOPER  The Rams started out in a hole, after the Hudsonville Eagles won the first two matches of the dual meet between the two teams on Thursday, Feb. 3. In the 140-pound match, Carl Nystrum of Hudsonville pinned Mick DeBoer in 1:42. At 145 […]

Rams wrestlers ground Falcons

Tyler VanRooyen runs a turk on his opponent from Bedford. Photo by JIM COOPER

VanRooyen only Ram in finals at Holt tournament  by TIM COOPER The Rams fell behind the East Kentwood Falcons early in their dual meet on Wednesday, Jan. 19. Matt Franklin put his Falcons up 6-0 when he pinned Rockford’s Danny Apkarian early in the first period of their 160-pound match. Rockford tied the scored at […]

Orange and Black kicks off Rockford wrestling season

unior Austin Scogg grapples with

Rams shine at Comstock Park Tournament by TIM COOPER On Thursday, Dec. 2, the Rockford Rams opened the wrestling season with the annual Orange and Black intrasquad competition. Each year, this scrimmage decides who will wrestle in the varsity lineup for the Rams. All members of the wrestling team compete in wrestle-offs during the first […]

Rams fall in semifinals

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Rams fall in semifinals Last-second touchdown ends Rockford’s season by TIM COOPER  With 1:39 seconds remaining in the game, Rockford quarterback Mark LaPrairie saw Neil VanderLaan racing toward the end zone. With the Rams trailing 13-10 to the Plymouth Wildcats, LaPrairie threw into double coverage. As VanderLaan did many times this season, he out-jumped the […]