Sporting goods store has it all for hunters, fishers, experienced or new

Ryan Wheeler, his dog West and Tom Hackbardt bring you Black Dog Outfitters.

Black Dog Outfitter staff has hands-on experience in outdoor recreation by BETH ALTENA “Just think about it. We get to go to work and talk about hunting and fishing all day long,” said Ryan Wheeler, co-owner of Black Dog Outfitter (BDO), a sporting goods store at 4444 14 Mile Road. Wheeler, a life-long Rockford resident, […]

Student gardens grow with hands-on learning


                            After two hot weeks of removing sod one shovel at a time, spreading nine yards of mulch, and planting approximately 200 native species of plants, the East Rockford Middle School Earth Keepers (EK) students have a completed garden. For the two […]

Rockford varsity baseball wins regional crown

Bringing home the regional title for Rockford baseball are (front row, l–r) Max Crimp, Kory Young, Mike Bilski, Christian Leinesch, Andrew Rademacher, Shain Showers, Drew Farmer, Ian Stankus, Jesse Edick, Brent Showers, Brandon Nostrant; (back row) Head Coach Ian Hearn, Nick Street, Matt Boonstra, Bryan Baldwin, Tony DiLeo, Joe Kropiewnicki, Austin Stephens, Caleb Post, Reid Kelley, Assistant Coach Steve Fusee and Assistant Coach Scott Doyle.

Rams defeat Hudsonville and Forest Hills Central Rockford’s varsity baseball team did something that is difficult to do against any team, much less one of the best in the state. The Rams beat Hudsonville for a third time this season in the regional semifinal game. Two of the three games between the Rams and the […]

Less earns Academic All American

Rockford graduate Kennen Less has joined the ranks of the Aquinas College Academic All American for spring sports. The criterion to earn this honor for juniors or seniors is to have a 3.5 or higher grade-point average while participating in a college sport. Less is on the Saints’ men’s baseball team. Congratulations on earning this […]

Rockford girls lacrosse players earn postseason honors

Postseason awards for the Rockford girls lacrosse team have been piling up as fast as their victories have on the field. Senior Alyssa Neumen became the second Ram to earn recognition from U.S. Lacrosse for her play, being named as a Regional Honorable Mention All American. Only nine players from Michigan received this prestigious honor […]