DeDamos part of dominating effort at MHSFCA game

by RANDY GREGORY   Last year’s playing of the Michigan High School Football Coaches Association (MHSFCA) East-West All-Star Game had a less-than-satisfying result for a former standout Rockford linebacker when Brett Egnatuk was forced to call it a career due to repeated concussions, and his squad lost to boot. This year’s 32nd version, played at […]

So close and yet so far for Rockford softball team

by RANDY GREGORY Things appeared oh so promising for Rockford as the fifth inning wound to a close against Muskegon Mona Shores in regional action at Jenison on Saturday, June 9. The Rams had just pushed across a run to increase their lead to 3-1, and Ashley Mengyen had allowed only two hits while completely […]

Rockford baseball reaps rewards for success with annual baseball camps

by RANDY GREGORY Ian Hearn hosted the first Ram Baseball Camp in 2008 with fewer than 60 participants. As the success of the program has multiplied exponentially over the last four years, attendance has multiplied correspondingly. This year, over 200 kids—from districts as wide ranging as Greenville, Sparta, Comstock Park and Big Rapids—have signed up […]

Lady Rams race to third-place finish at Division I state track meet

Taylor Manett runs in the 3,200-meter race in the rain during the state finals Saturday, June 2.

by RANDY GREGORY The girls track team from Rockford qualified in 12 different events for the Division I state meet held at East Kentwood on Saturday, June 2. They placed in nine of the 12 en route to amassing 35 points and finishing third. Grosse Pointe South took the top spot with 77.50 points and […]

Rams slug their way to district crown

by RANDY GREGORY In a solid display of every facet of the game of softball, the Rockford Rams pounded out a pair of decisive wins to advance to regional play. Rockford topped Greenville in the semifinal contest 14-0 in a five-inning affair. They followed that up by drubbing Northview 10-2 in the finals to move […]