Two 2012 Parade of Homes showcased in Rockford

Builder Gary Jurkovich, of Pathway Homes, in front of his Rockford Parade of Homes entrant. Yes, it’s already SOLD!	Photo by CLIFF HILL

by CLIFF AND NANCY HILL A housing industry slowly shaking off the worst economic conditions in decades finds Rockford well positioned for a long awaited turn around in new home construction. New home starts have been flat in Rockford for the past 5 years and Rockford City Manager Michael Young was more than happy to […]

Varsity lacrosse wins semifinals, lose in regional finals

Rockford varsity lacrosse seniors end their high school lacrosse careers at the regional finals.

Rockford varsity lacrosse traveled to Holt, Mich. last week to compete in the regional playoffs. The Rams pounded South Lyon in the semifinals 15-5, then fell to Holt 10-7 in the finals. In the semifinals, South Lyon jumped out to an early 2-0 lead in the first period before the Rams got rolling. The Rams […]

Lady Rams race to third-place finish at Division I state track meet

Taylor Manett runs in the 3,200-meter race in the rain during the state finals Saturday, June 2.

by RANDY GREGORY The girls track team from Rockford qualified in 12 different events for the Division I state meet held at East Kentwood on Saturday, June 2. They placed in nine of the 12 en route to amassing 35 points and finishing third. Grosse Pointe South took the top spot with 77.50 points and […]

TooBad lacrosse ends season undefeated

TooBad Lacrosse goes undefeated for the second straight year at the Brighton Lax 4 a Cause tournament.

The TooBad lacrosse team headed to Brighton on Sunday, June 3 to compete at the Lax 4 a Cause tournament. For half of the team, this would be their last tournament at the middle school level and they wanted to make it count. Led by a stifling defense, the TooBad girls quickly showed the Hartland […]

Rams slug their way to district crown

by RANDY GREGORY In a solid display of every facet of the game of softball, the Rockford Rams pounded out a pair of decisive wins to advance to regional play. Rockford topped Greenville in the semifinal contest 14-0 in a five-inning affair. They followed that up by drubbing Northview 10-2 in the finals to move […]