Rockford Baseball is pleased to announce 2012 class Tony Dileo has officially committed to play baseball at Eastern Michigan University (EMU). Dileo was recruited as a catcher. EMU, coached by Jay Alexander, led all Michigan NCAA Division I universities in victories with 37 in 2011. They swept the University of Michigan, swept Michigan State University, swept Western Michigan University, and split with Central Michigan University. They also beat Clemson, which was ranked fourth in the nation. Dileo has been nothing less than outstanding on the baseball field. In 2010 as a sophomore, Dileo led the Rams in most offensive categories while batting with a team-leading .447 batting average, 17 doubles, four homeruns, and 36 RBIs. In 2010, he was All OK Red Conference, All District, and All Region. In 2011, as a junior, Dileo helped lead the Rams to their second OK Red conference title in three years and their first ever state title. Dileo provided the winning hit in the state finals. His 2011 accolades include Louisville Slugger Preseason High School All American Honorable Mention, All OK Red Conference, All District, All Region, and Second Team All State. Dileo, the brick wall catcher, is regarded as one of the top catchers in the state of Michigan and is also recognized nationally. As impressive as Dileo is on the baseball field, he is evenly as impressive in the classroom. He currently carries a 3.53 grade-point average. In the summer, Dileo plays travel baseball for Rockford Team Ram. Team Ram is coached by Rockford High School Varsity Assistant Coach Steve Fusee. Dileo is the son of Frank and Marjorie Dileo of Rockford.
July 28 2011
The awards and accolades continue to roll in for the 2011 Division I baseball state champions, Rockford Rams. The Rams were recognized by the West Michigan Whitecaps, the single-A minor league affiliate for the Detroit Tigers. Rockford was only the second West Michigan high school baseball team to win the Division I title in the last 40-plus years, and the Whitecaps recently took time out to recognize the feat. The pre-game ceremony capped the last few weeks of post-championship season recognition for the state champs. Not only did the Rams finish number one in the state of Michigan, but they were recently recognized by USA Today as the number eight team in the Midwest region, which included baseball hotbeds such as Oklahoma and Kansas. The region also includes Ohio, Illinois, Indiana, Missouri, Minnesota and Michigan. The Rams were also ranked in the top 100 teams nationally by USA Today. Rockford had many All Conference, All District, All Region and All State players. One player, Joe Kropiewnicki, was selected as an All State Dream Team player. Ram Head Coach Ian Hearn earned Coach of the Year honors for Division I in Michigan as well. In addition to the recognition, the state championship game pitting Rockford against Temperance-Bedford has been replayed twice on Fox Sports Network (FSN) television. Ram baseball fans have plenty to cheer about and memories that will last a lifetime. Congratulations, once again, to the fine young men and outstanding coaches for Rockford Baseball.
HELP WANTED Rockford—Local company seeks warehouse person. Responsible for building, maintenance, drive forklift, and deliver products. Valid drivers license required. Daytime hours M-F. Call (616) 866-2748. p30 ______________________ CRAFTS Rockford Towers craft sale—59 S. Main St., Rockford. Saturday, August 6 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Crafters needed. Spaces available inside and outside at no charge. Call Doreen (616) 293-1444 or Barbie (616) 802-4181. p31 ______________________ ESTATE SALES Estate Sale—July 27-29 from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., 8594 Jewell, Rockford. Take US-131, go west on 10 Mile Rd. to Jewell and head north, and look for signs. 40 years accumulation. Antiques, household and kitchen items. Too many to mention! p30 ______________________ FOR RENT Rockford—1-bedroom in quiet four-plex. Rent includes carport, heat, water and trash. New appliances. No smoking. $495/mo. with $450 deposit. Call (616) 887-8501. p35 ______________________ ***BOX*** Rockford—Lakefront, 2-bedroom, 1-bath. Washer/dryer and dishwasher. No pets. No smoking. $925 per mo. lease. (616) 844-8899. p31 ______________________ PUBLISHER’S NOTICE: All real estate advertising in this newspaper is subject to the Fair Housing Act and the Michigan Civil Rights Act, which collectively make it illegal to advertise “any preference, limitation or discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, age or marital status, or an intention to make any such preference, limitation or discrimination.” Familial status includes children under the age of 18 living with parents or legal custodians, pregnant women and people securing custody of children under 18. This newspaper will not knowingly accept any advertising for real estate which is in advertised in this newspaper are available on an equal opportunity basis. To report discrimination, call the Fair Housing Center at (616) 451-2980. The HUD toll-free telephone number for the hearing impaired is 1-800-927-9275. ______________________ SERVICES Do you want a sparkling clean home weekly, every other week, or just a one-time cleaning? Give me a call! I can also help with gardening. References available. Call (616) 433-8124. f29 ______________________ LOST AND FOUND LOST—VW remote key on the White Pine Trail near Belmont. (616) 401-7363. f28 ______________________ FOUND—jacket in downtown Rockford. Call to identify (616) 916-6778. f27 ______________________ LOST—Yorkie terrier, dark brown. Last seen near Porter Hallow Dr. NE. Reward. Call (616) 438-5718. f27 ______________________ LOST—female Jack Russell/dachshund […]
‘Quiet leader’ understands importance of helping others Nate Kolenda, 11, is the son of Kevin and Stacey Kolenda and brother to Owen, 8. Nate is known as a student who always gives his personal best. He is described by his teachers at Meadow Ridge as “a quiet leader” and one who leads by example. He is always eager to help other students, and teachers have often chosen him to help younger students in the school. Nate understands the importance of community helpers and proves this understanding by his volunteer work with first graders. He is a patient and kind young man who is good at mentoring. Also an athlete, Nate plays football and travel hockey. Whether in academics or athletics, teachers and teammates know he always puts in 100 percent of his effort. This hardworking student takes school seriously. “Nate pushes himself and wants to do his best,” his teachers say. In addition to school, hockey and football, he is also active in church and his religious education. This quiet leader who is also a positive and generous student is Meadow Ridge’s Example in Excellence for 2011.
Reminga–Gioutsos Lindsey Marie Reminga and Anthony George Gioutsos of Charlotte, North Carolina announce their engagement. Lindsey Marie of Charlotte, NC is the daughter of James Reminga Jr. of Rockford and Kathleen M. Reminga of Rockford. She is a 2003 graduate Rockford High School, a 2007 graduate of Grand Valley State University and is employed as a digital producer at Boone-Oakley Advertising, Charlotte, NC Anthony George of Charlotte, NC is the son of Anthony Gioutsos, of Farmington Hills, Mich. and Beata Nawrat of Northville, Mich. He is a 2001 graduate of Brother Rice High School, Bloomfield Hills and is employed by and is completing a degree in International Business at the University of NC, Charlotte. The couple is planning a September 17, 2011 wedding on the beach at Kure Beach, NC and will honeymoon at Kure Beach coastline on the Atlantic Ocean. They will reside in Charlotte, NC.