Pearce, Jansen welcome state champion Rockford water polo team

State Rep. Tom Pearce (back, right) stands with the state champion Rockford Rams water polo team, who won their sixth title in seven years.

State Rep. Tom Pearce and Sen. Mark C. Jansen welcomed the 2009 state champion Rockford Rams men’s water polo team to Lansing on Tuesday, March 16, and honored them with a luncheon and special recognition on the Senate floor. “These young men have repeatedly proven themselves winners and excellent student athletes,” said Pearce, R-Rockford. “The […]

Rockford rugby season underway

What does springtime mean to you? To the Rockford rugby teams, it means calisthenics and conditioning. The Rockford men’s rugby team is preparing for their first game, which is quickly approaching. Weather permitting, the first game of the season will be on March 24 versus Traverse City at 6 p.m. The home game will take […]

Swim/Dive team waves season goodbye

Senior Alex Devries breaks the existing 2001 pool record for the 100-yard butterfly with a time of 53.90 at the OK Red conference championship meet.

by DENISE WEBB Even though the 2010 season for Rockford’s 49 swimmers and divers has ended, the fond memories will continue. “Looking back at the team’s season, we did really well and accomplished a lot,” said senior Ian Rosloniec. “Our successes weren’t just because of one person though. There were many who did great and […]

Rockford takes seventh in state for swimming, diving

Crushing the existing 2004 200-yard medley relay pool record on February 27 with a time of 1:37.06 were (l–r) sophomore Josh Travis, senior Brian Ginebaugh, junior Ben Fredrickson and senior Derik Bothma. This team of four also placed second in the state behind OK Red conference foes West Ottawa, and earned All American with the minimum time needed of 1:37.02.

by DENISE WEBB At state finals for any sport, the realization of how refined and talented Rockford’s athletes are becomes evident. The March 12 and 13 swimming and diving Division I state preliminaries and finals were no exception. Fifty-four Michigan high schools qualified this year to compete at this event, where only the best of […]

Lady Rams collide with top-ranked East Lansing in state quarterfinals

Rockford sophomore Halle Peterson (#12) blocks the shot of East Lansing senior Klarissa Bell (#21).

Rockford’s Lady Rams’ spectacular season came to an end last Tuesday night only two minutes from a trip to the Breslin Center and a possible state championship game. The East Lansing Trojans arrived in Caledonia for this state quarterfinal match-up rated number one in Class A and sporting their star player Klarissa Bell. Bell had […]