RHS crew members help special needs students experience fun on water

Members of Rockford High School’s crew team along with special needs students gather for a photo before they are bussed out by AAA Canoes to learn about being on the water and canoe down the Rogue River.	Photo by CINDY M. CRANMER

by CINDY M. CRANMER Working together to benefit special needs students was the goal of everyone involved in a recent activity on the Rogue River. About 40 Rockford High School (RHS) crew team members gave up part of their summer break to work with about 20 special needs students. RHS students have been giving back […]

Rockford crew men bring home Grand Rapids Invitational trophy

Rockford’s crew teams celebrate the Men’s Grand Rapids Invitational victory on Saturday, April 28.	Photo by JON LOUX

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 […]

Rockford crew teams crowned state champions

The 2011 Rockford High School crew teams are crowned state champions at the Michigan Scholastic Rowing Championship Regatta on May 28.

Cold, rainy weather did not slow the Rockford High School crew teams as they rowed into history last weekend at the Michigan Scholastic Rowing Championship Regatta held at Grand Rapids’ Riverside Park on Saturday, May 28. For the first time, both the women’s and men’s teams were crowned state champions in their individual divisions and […]

Rockford crew finishes big at National Regatta

Showing off their first-place awards—and new uniforms—is the women’s freshman eight team of (front, l–r) Emily Prus, Kendall McConnohie, coxswain Rebecca DeKorne, Kaitlyn Fugate; (back) Jessica Wheeler, Kendra Bilardello, Kate Fraser, Kara Korson, Andrea Galloway and Coach Tim Jacobs. The team claimed first place in their event at the Scholastic Rowing Association National Regatta in Princeton, N.J. on May 23.

On Thursday, May 21, four Rockford crew women’s boats embarked on a journey that would prove to be a very successful weekend at the 75th Scholastic National Regatta in Princeton, New Jersey. The best crew teams gathered to compete against the best of the best at Mercer Lake to find out who is top in […]