Girls track captures regional in overwhelming fashion

REGIONAL CHAMPS—The Rockford High School girls track and field team hoists their trophy after winning the regional championship at Houseman Field in 90 degree temperatures.

by RANDY GREGORY The weather wasn’t the only thing that was oppressively hot on Saturday, May 19, at Houseman Field in Grand Rapids. The girls track team from Rockford scored in every single one of the 17 events contested en route to amassing 170 points and claiming the title in the Division I regional meet. […]

Rockford rowing conquers state again

Rockford’s women’s lightweight 4+ rows to victory.	Photo by LAURA FEATHERSTON

by MARY CLINTHORNE  For the second consecutive year, Rockford rowers earned three coveted championship trophies in the Michigan Scholastic Rowing Championship at Riverside Park in Grand Rapids on Saturday, May 19. The final points told the story as the Rockford men commanded first place with 33 points over second-place Grosse Ile’s nine points; the Rockford […]

Church to create U-pick pumpkin patch on property

MANY HANDS MAKE WORK LIGHT—These hands of the members of North Kent Presbyterian Church look forward to a summer in the sun—or other weather—growing a garden on the church grounds.

Community invited to enjoy the gardening by BETH ALTENA Got grass? Then you have the makings of a beautiful garden. Area residents are invited to watch—or help—as North Kent Presbyterian Church’s grassy acreage is turned to a new task in the form of gardens that will be a U-pick pumpkin patch by fall. The “Come […]

Win streak reaches nine as Rams inch closer to OK Red title

by RANDY GREGORY The Rockford baseball team gathered more steam as they chugged inexorably along toward their third OK Red title in the last four years. It was anything but easy in the two league contests however, as first the Rams topped Jenison 11-10 at home on Tuesday, May 15, and followed that up with […]

Former Rockford grad Rietsema prepares for NCAA Nationals

Joel Rietsema works closely with his coaches to prepare for the NCAA National Track Meet.

While a lot of college students are home enjoying the start of summer and starting their summer jobs, Hope College junior and 2009 Rockford graduate Joel Rietsema is focusing on getting ready for the NCAA Division III National Track Meet. The meet takes place in Claremont, Calif. on May 24-26. The former Rockford High School […]