Rockford water polo athletes named All American

On July 4, the National Interscholastic Swim Coaches Association (NISCA) named Rockford High School athletes Casey Wolfer, Eric Chisholm and Patrick Fase Water Polo All Americans for the 2010-2011 school year. Fase and Chisholm helped lead the Rockford boys team to their eighth state championship this past fall, with senior goaltender Fase making 385 saves […]

Rams win seventh straight district water polo title

Photo by GORDON PETERSON

Rockford High School hosted the Michigan Water Polo Association (MWPA) West Region district championships last weekend, and the Rams emerged as West Region East District champs for the seventh straight year. Rockford has not lost a district game since the current postseason format was adopted by the MWPA in 2004.   The week began with […]

USA Water Polo honors Rockford player

Conor Thelan and Coach Dave McWatters pose together at the annual Rockford Water Polo Banquet.

For the first time ever a Rockford athlete has been chosen by USA Waterpolo—the sport’s national organization—as Athlete of the Month. Conor Thelen was one of four seniors on the Rockford High School water polo team this season, and in an amazing tie-breaking move, all four contributed to the winning score, earning the team the […]

Rockford water polo claims sixth straight district title

The Rams celebrate their

Rockford fought through a week of illness and some stiff competition to claim its sixth consecutive district water polo title Saturday, Oct. 24 at the Rockford High School pool. The Rams have not lost a game in a district championship tournament since the format was adopted in 2004. The boys now move on to the […]

Young Rockford water polo team learns tough lessons

Senior Connor Thelen spots an open teammate.	Photo by GORDON PETERSON

    Early victories over Hudsonville, Troy Athens, and Troy put Rockford in the final four. The three games featured a balanced scoring attack by Rockford—every player contributed at least one goal. The Rams then squared off in the semifinals with rival Ann Arbor Pioneer. Four hard-fought quarters weren’t enough to decide a winner. Neither […]