May 3 2012

Local dentist completes Boston Marathon

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Dr. Heather Cadorette, a Rockford dentist at Dr. Dater & Cadorette, completed the Boston Marathon earlier this month. An avid tri-athlete, this was the first marathon for Cadorette, who ran with friend Susan Haid, head of research and development at Nestle Global. “The Boston Marathon is an amazing race,” commented Cadorette, “The atmosphere before, during and after the race is electric. The support was incredible even though the heat soared to 89 degrees.” The heat and lack of shade and cloud cover posed quite a challenge for runners, but Cadorette recalled “the time flew by because of the energy from the spectators and athletes.” A native of Rockford, Dr. Cadorette is married and has two children, Masyn and Kade. Her husband, Rick, is a teacher at Rockford High School. In her time off, she enjoys activities with her family and spends time swimming, hiking, cycling and enjoying other outdoor sports.

Rockford crew men bring home Grand Rapids Invitational trophy

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by MARY CLINTHORNE  Students from 10 high school rowing programs, representing three states (Michigan, Illinois and Indiana) competed Saturday, April 28, at Riverside Park, the site of the Grand Rapids High School Rowing Invitational. Rockford High School took home the men’s team trophy, scoring 46 points, besting second-place Forest Hills Central by 36 points. The dry, sunny, and slightly breezy weather conditions combined for an excellent day of rowing. Preliminary races in the morning narrowed the field to the top boats for the afternoon’s final races, where the Rockford men especially shone, winning six of the nine men’s races. Among the more interesting details of the final race (senior men’s 8+), was that this open-weight race was won by Rockford’s lightweight rowers (weighing 160 pounds or less). Rockford rowed for the top prizes in the senior men’s 8+ (K. Clinthorne, D. Itter, M. Hendershott, S. Ginebaugh, I. Blenman, J. Nemeth, M. Powers, T. VanFossen, and coxswain L. Conner), the novice men’s 8+ (A. Houn, E. Sawicki, J. Ullrey, A. LaBadie, N. Guerra, R. O’Grady, Z. Lecceadone, A. Karsten, and coxswain J. Villarreal), the junior men’s 8+ (M. Crimp, C. Fase, A. LaBadie, R. Dickenson, A. Houn, J. Ullrey, T. Maple, E. Sawicki, and coxswain J. Villarreal), the senior men’s lightweight 8+ (M. Power, J. Nemeth, M. Hendershott, M. Soloman, J. Dennis, T. Ingersoll, K. Loux, S. Ginebaugh, and coxswain R. Featherston), the senior men’s 4+ (M. Hendershott, B. VanderBerg, A. Carley, C. Fase, and coxswain L. Conner), and the senior men’s lightweight 4+ (K. Clinthorne, T. VanFossen, I. Blenman, D. Itter, and coxswain R. Featherston). The Rockford men took first place in six races. In addition, a second-place medal in the senior men’s 2x was earned by B. VanderBerg and A. Carley. Rockford women medaled with third place in several races:  novice women’s 8+ (M. Fix, A. Kely, H. Twardy, M. Plekes, T. Porter, T. Huerta, T. Todd, M. Marvin, and coxswain S. Doletzky), junior women’s 8+ (E. Emerick, L. Pratt, A. Dew, A. Andrews, F. Fix, T. Powers, C. Wadlow, V. Kacsits, and coxswain R. DeKorne), senior women’s lightweight 4+ (M. Fix, S. VanFossen, E. Prus, S. Sawicki, and coxswain B. VanderBerg), and senior women’s 4+ (K. Bilardello, K. Korson, K. Fraser, A. Fedeson, […]

Rams baseball powers through first half of brutal schedule, Eagles next

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by RANDY GREGORY The Rockford baseball team came through the opening salvo of a murderous schedule with a 5-0 record. But it only gets tougher this week as the “Big Boys” of the OK Red square off on Tuesday and Thursday, May 1 and 3, in a home and home series that will decide early supremacy in the conference. That would be Rockford and Hudsonville for the novice baseball fan. And if that weren’t enough, the Rams will travel to Bay City Western on Saturday, May 5, for a tournament against the number three-ranked team in Division I. Rockford started the week by trouncing Tri-County 15-4 on Monday, April 23. Reid Kelley got the win on the mound and Tim Redder had the big stick at the plate. Redder had three hits and five RBIs to pace the Ram offense. Drew Farmer had a pair of hits, including a triple, and Max Crimp and Kory Young both added doubles. Next up was a pair of conference games against a dangerous Grand Haven team that was off to a very good start. Tuesday’s contest was a nail-biter from start to finish that saw the Rams eke out a 12-11 win at home when Ram catcher Tony Dileo picked off a Buc runner at first base with two outs and the bases loaded in the top of the seventh. The return trip to Grand Haven played out in a decidedly different manner as the Rams led from start to finish in winning 8-2. Alex Hertel was the winning pitcher in Tuesday’s game for Rockford and Ian Stankus got the tenuous save thanks to Dileo’s heroics. Farmer, Young, Dileo and Stankus all had a pair of hits to pace the offense. Stankus also snagged the win on the mound for the Rams on Thursday while allowing no earned runs over the first six innings. Rockford pounded out 16 hits led by the four-hit showing of Young. Shain Showers, Dylan Postma, Dileo, Stankus and Farmer all chipped in with a pair of base knocks to help keep Rockford firmly in control offensively. “We persevered through some difficult circumstances to get those two wins,” said Rockford Coach Ian Hearn. “When you walk as many people as we did and toss […]

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