Rockford girls soccer overcomes sorrow to succeed

Emily Cowan winds up to shoot.

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER Sorrow played a heavy hand against the Rockford girls soccer team in the last two weeks, but for those 80 minutes out on the field, the Rams were able to overcome their grief and play great soccer. They won two of their three games in the midst of their despair, and even […]

Rockford girls soccer takes lessons learned from losses to beat Jenison

Katie Hartnett kicks over her head and behind her for a goal.

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER The clouds were gray and foreboding Friday night as the Rockford girls soccer team warmed up at Jenison High School, but the weather had nothing to do with the impending storm. The Rams were on a rampage, and the Wildcats were unprepared. After losing miserably 4-1 to their previous two opponents, non-league […]

Rockford girls soccer ousted by Portage Central in regional opener

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Captain Kayla Knoll (#18) outplays her Mustang opponent. Photo by BRET DOUD by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER In the Bible, the little shepherd boy David slays the mighty Goliath with nothing but a slingshot and a heap of faith. The Rockford girls soccer team had the faith, but their skills were no match for Portage Central, the […]

Rockford girls soccer wins district title in shootout thriller

The Rockford girls varsity soccer team proudly displays their district tournament trophy. They beat West Ottawa in a shootout to win the championship.	Photo by BRET DOUD

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER Talk about pressure! After playing 110 intense, scoreless minutes of soccer-including two 15-minute overtimes-against host West Ottawa in the district title game Friday night, May 29, the Rams needed to outshoot the Panthers at point-blank range to call the title theirs. Assistant coach Scott Hazel, using an abandoned envelope from a greeting […]

Rockford soccer beats Muskegon, ties West Ottawa

Rams junior defender Celine Stallmer (#13) breaks away from her mark.	Photo by BRET DOUD

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER The Rams saw lots of OK Red action last week with games against Muskegon and West Ottawa. The results were different, but the Rams’ strengths showed through in both. Against the visiting Big Reds of Muskegon Monday night, May 4, the Rams shot the ball nearly 35 times in the first half, […]