Rockford girls soccer falls to Reeths-Puffer in district final

Al Huyser looks up to send the ball upfield. Photo by KELLY LYSNE

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER As the announcer counted down the final seconds of the district final Saturday afternoon at Grand Haven High School, the Rockford girls soccer team watched the championship slip between their fingers. The Rams had outshot Reeths-Puffer 15-7 in the title game, but their fiery opponents outscored them 3-2 to capture the win. […]

Rockford varsity soccer shuts out Jenison in last home game

Celine Stallmer intercepts an  East Kentwood pass. Photo by KELLY LYSNE

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER The seniors on the Rockford girls varsity soccer team won’t play at Rams Stadium ever again. Wednesday night, May 26, as they wrapped up their conference tournament run there, they left their final mark on the pitch by beating Jenison 5-0. The 12th-graders, most of whom have played together on teams for […]

East Kentwood defeats Rockford soccer in battle for league lead

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER The annual conference game between the Rockford varsity girls soccer team and the East Kentwood Falcons is always a “clash of the Titans,” and Friday’s fight for the OK Red lead was no exception. The Rams and Falcons were mirror images of each other in many ways, but one small fact made […]

Rams soccer lacks finishing power in rough week

Sondra Weaver  brings the ball upfield.

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER “Shots don’t win games; goals do.” That apropos comment, made last week by an observant parent at a Rockford varsity girls soccer game, is one lesson Coach Amira Ponne will be reinforcing in practice and competition this week. If the team doesn’t get the ball into the back of the net, the […]

Rockford girls soccer overcomes sorrow to succeed

Emily Cowan winds up to shoot.

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER Sorrow played a heavy hand against the Rockford girls soccer team in the last two weeks, but for those 80 minutes out on the field, the Rams were able to overcome their grief and play great soccer. They won two of their three games in the midst of their despair, and even […]