Academy International will host a week-long lacrosse academy at Rockford High School, August 9-13. Girls in grades 3-8 are encouraged to attend the 9:00 a.m. to noon session, and girls in grades 9-12 should attend the 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. session. Renowned coaches from Australia and England will provide customize training for beginners to advanced players. Spaces are limited. To register, visit www.academyinternational.net or call 1-888-529-3827 for further details.
June 17 2010
The Rockford Raptors 14U baseball team went undefeated in winning the USSSA Lakeside Challenge which was held June 12-13 in Grand Rapids. The Raptors were seeded number one after completing pool play and earned a spot in the championship game with an 8-0 semifinal victory over the Birmingham Bulldogs. The Raptors coupled good hitting with strong pitching as they defeated West Michigan Elite Gold 8-0 in the championship game. For the season, the Raptors have compiled a 23-5-3 record and now prepare for a trip to Omaha, Neb., where they will compete in the Triple Crown Sumpbusters Tournament on June 24-28. This tournament is held in conjunction with the NCAA Division I college world series.