Rockford boys swim/dive team turns back East Kentwood in OK Red

Rockford senior Devin Rittenhouse dives to a second-place finish.

For the first time this season, the large Rockford team was actually outnumbered by its OK Red opponent when it battled against East Kentwood on Thursday, Feb. 2. Despite the size of the East Kentwood team, the Rams had little trouble shutting down the Falcons, as they ended the meet with a 183-123 victory. As […]

Rams swim/dive team finishes 10-0 on Senior Night

Proud parents stand with their sons (l–r) Victor Lima, LJ McCauley, Tim Newberger, Kurt Plaggemars, Jared Martella, Jeff Schmitt and Ben Fredrickson on Senior Night.

There couldn’t have been a more appropriate occasion for the Rams to host Senior Night than on their last OK Red dual meet of the season at Rockford’s home pool on Thursday, Feb. 17. It was a bittersweet ending to a perfect conference dual meet record, as the Rams beat the Grandville Bulldogs 196-116, making […]

Rockford wins ninth conference championship with fierce momentum

Rockford’s swim and dive team wins the OK Red conference championship title. Pictured are seniors Derik Bothma, Andrew Denhof, Alex Devries, Brian Ginebaugh, Tyler Johnson, Andrew Murray, Kyle Peterson, Ian Roslaniec, Connor Thelen; juniors Ben Fredrickson, Jared Martella, LJ McCauley, Tim Newberger, Kurt Plaggemars, Jeff Schmitt, Dominick Sheridan; sophomores Cody Brown, Eric Chisholm, Drew Cornelius, Allyn Kinney, Nathan Napolillo, Daniel Newberger, Ben Pitts, Alex Savage, Jared Seifert, Michael Staley, Josh Travis, Bryan Wasberg, Harrison Webb; freshmen Mike Arend, Trenten Babcock, Corey Fase, Justin Hulsebus, Noah Markel, Nick Willison; and the coaching staff, Head Coach Tom Parks, assistant coaches Dave McWatters and Amanda Gorga, Diving Coach Marc VanDyken, and team managers Jessica Cutler and Erica Cutler.

by DENISE WEBB Shoulder-to-shoulder spectators and fans witnessed a Rockford historical moment as the underdog prevailed on February 25-27 at the Rams’ natatorium at the conclusion of what Head Coach Tom Parks coined a “dog fight season.” Rockford overtook six extremely fast and talented OK Red conference teams to secure its second consecutive conference championship […]