Rockford hockey takes down Crusaders


Wednesday night, Feb. 23 at Walker Ice Arena, the Rockford varsity hockey team took on the Crusaders from Muskegon Catholic Central in a rematch of an earlier contest, in which both teams had skated to a 4-4 tie. This night was much different. Early in the contest, Rockford got on the board when freshman Zach […]

Rockford hockey battles conference champs to end

Rams senior Thomas Soupal outskates two Grand Rapids Catholic Central players.	Photo by MICHELE VANDERVELDE

Friday night, Feb. 25, the Rockford varsity hockey team took on the Cougars from Grand Rapids Catholic Central in the final regular season finale for both teams. Catholic Central, the top ranked team in the west side of the state, chose this night as their Senior Night celebration. They have a veteran squad this year, […]

Rams swim/dive team finishes 10-0 on Senior Night

Proud parents stand with their sons (l–r) Victor Lima, LJ McCauley, Tim Newberger, Kurt Plaggemars, Jared Martella, Jeff Schmitt and Ben Fredrickson on Senior Night.

There couldn’t have been a more appropriate occasion for the Rams to host Senior Night than on their last OK Red dual meet of the season at Rockford’s home pool on Thursday, Feb. 17. It was a bittersweet ending to a perfect conference dual meet record, as the Rams beat the Grandville Bulldogs 196-116, making […]

Rockford boys capture OK Red swimming title


The Rams celebrate their decisive victory in the OK Red conference swimming championships with 483.5 points on Saturday, Feb. 26, scoring almost 200 points ahead of second-place West Ottawa, who had 294. This makes the third straight year in a row that Rockford has claimed the OK Red conference title.

Rockford Bantam House Team wins district title

Rockford’s Bantam House Team of (front) goalie Brendan Coolbaugh; (middle row, l–r) Ian Bach, Matthew Baker, Adam Earl, Cole Orlikowski, Joey Benda; (back) Coach Troy Coolbaugh, Jacob Harkema, Collin Hooper, Jeff Benda, John Filipiak, Head Coach Jay Benda, Joel Pietila, Jarrett Ullrey, Jorday Taylor, Cameron Hendrie, Coach Jukka Pietila, Kyle Kane, Coach Jeremy Smart and (not pictured) Nick Rogers outscores opponents 24-5 to win the district title.

The Rockford Bantam House Team, made up of 13- and 14-year-olds, won five straight games at the recent District MAHA Tournament in Chelsea to earn a trip to the state finals in Livonia this month. Game one found the Rams down, 1-3, after two periods to a very good East Grand Rapids team. The Rams […]