Rams baseball comes up empty in regional final loss to Hudsonville

by RANDY GREGORY The preliminaries had been taken care of and the headliners were all set for the highly anticipated showdown between two of the state’s top baseball teams on Saturday, June 9 at Jenison in the Division I regional finals. The 30-4 Rockford Rams had topped a stubborn Grand Haven squad 5-2 and the […]

So close and yet so far for Rockford softball team

by RANDY GREGORY Things appeared oh so promising for Rockford as the fifth inning wound to a close against Muskegon Mona Shores in regional action at Jenison on Saturday, June 9. The Rams had just pushed across a run to increase their lead to 3-1, and Ashley Mengyen had allowed only two hits while completely […]

Rockford baseball reaps rewards for success with annual baseball camps

by RANDY GREGORY Ian Hearn hosted the first Ram Baseball Camp in 2008 with fewer than 60 participants. As the success of the program has multiplied exponentially over the last four years, attendance has multiplied correspondingly. This year, over 200 kids—from districts as wide ranging as Greenville, Sparta, Comstock Park and Big Rapids—have signed up […]

Rockford Rocket Cheerleading is back

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Have you wondered where the Rockford Rocket Cheerleaders have gone? Most of the surrounding schools have a Rocket cheer program, but the Rockford Rocket cheer program has become much smaller over the years as the cheerleaders get older and move on to the middle schools and high school cheer teams. The team moms, coaches and […]

Manett wins at Midwest Meet of Champions

Taylor Manett accepts her award for winning the 1,600-meter run at the Midwest Meet of Champions.

Even though the track and field season has ended, there was one Rockford athlete who was invited to run for “Team Michigan” at the Midwest Meet of Champions track meet in Indiana on Saturday, June 9. After the state meet (all divisions) last week, the officials look at the results and invite certain top senior […]