RHS marching band named semifinalist at Bands of America Grand National Championship

“Waiting for it... Waiting for it...”—The Rockford High School marching band is named the 33rd semifinalist at the Bands of America Grand National Championship.	Photo by ANNA-MARIE WILDERS BOTHMA

At 9:30 p.m. on Friday, Nov.11, the 230-member Rockford High School (RHS) marching band waited in hopeful anticipation in the stands at Lucas Oil Stadium as the announcer began naming the bands advancing to the semifinals competition. After a full day of travel and rehearsal the day before, the band had marched on to the […]

Sign up for youth Rockford water polo program

Rockford High School men’s varsity water polo Coach Dave McWatters, his assistants and some of his student-athletes will offer a winter age-group water polo program for boys in the eighth grade and under. The program begins the afternoon of December 3 from 3:00 to 5:00 p.m., and will continue on eight other Saturdays at the […]

SCOR U13 undefeated


The SCOR U13 (SCOR ’99 Black) team went 8-0 for an undefeated fall season. Pictured are (front row, l–r) Kylee Krogman, Kenna Allen; (middle row) Amanda Mortimore, Mary Harpst, Anna Wierda, Kate Brock, Maddie Thelen; (back row) Coach Jared Kohn, Meghan Thelen, Savannah Walkons, Ginger Dean, Assistant Coach Tonya Walkons, Samantha Russel, Maddie Bartula, Kara […]

Rams football falls to Detroit Catholic Central

Brandon Lubenow provides the only major highlight for Rockford when he returns the opening kickoff for a touchdown.	Photo by JIM COOPER

Shamrocks too much in semifinals  by TIM COOPER and MATT WEAVER Things looked good early for the Rockford Rams football team on Saturday, Nov. 19, as Brandon Lubenow returned the opening kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown. Then a Steven Mette field goal on the Rams’ second possession put them up by 10. Then things […]

Rams Practice Players of the Week

Junior wide receiver/defensive back Nick Simms (left) and senior running back/inside linebacker Trevor Alferink (right) both had a great week of practice in preparation for the West Ottawa playoff football game.