This summer, many athletes of all ages have taken advantage of Rockford Rowing’s summer programs and have experienced the thrill of small boat rowing, spending most of their days on the river. Coach Tim Vallier (Head Coach of Rockford Rowing) has offered summer rowing programs over the last few years, to both student athletes from Rockford, as well as the surrounding schools who do not have a rowing program. Coach Tim, along with his associate Coach Dilan Itter, has also recently expanded the rowing program into the adult community, where it is starting to thrive. Adults from the surrounding communities are getting the opportunity to engage in this fun and adventurous water sport, even competing at the Meijer State Games where they medaled in their event. Although the summer adult and youth rowing programs are coming to an end, the fall season is just around the corner. The fall youth programs are open to athletes starting in 6th grade and go all the way through grade 12. Athletes do NOT need prior rowing experience to start this sport and can join at any grade! Adults can also participate in this great sport of rowing through the adult fall rowing programs. For more information on registration and costs please visit regattacentral.com The fall rowing program is a club sport and is open to not just Rockford student athletes, but anyone within driving distance of the boathouse (located at West River Drive west of Jupiter). If you live within a reasonable distance to Rockford and your school (or community) does not have a rowing program you can participate. The official sport of rowing takes place in the spring through Rockford High School and due to the year round programs that Coach Tim started and maintained, the athletes that do go on to participate in the school sport have done exceptionally well over the last few years. Last May one of the men’s varsity boats placed 2nd in the Nation when they competed at the National Scholastic Rowing Championships in New Jersey. In addition, many athletes over the last few years have gone on to row in college and many, girls in particular, have been able to obtain athletic scholarships through Title IX funding as colleges are beginning […]
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On Friday, August 14, the Rockford Men’s Varsity Water Polo team traveled to eastern Michigan to play in the Ann Arbor Pioneer Tournament. The Rams won all four games and the championship, beating Dexter 8-0, St. Charles (OH) 13-11, Ann Arbor Skyline 11-9, and Upper Arlington 8-6. Leaders in team stats for the weekend were seniors Sam Sikkema with 13 goals, Jake Vickery with 10 assists and 14 steals, and goalie Christian Williams with 23 saves. Senior Captain Chad Greenberg shared his thoughts, “I’m proud of the guys going 4-0 this past weekend. Everybody had a role to play and got the job done. I am excited to see what the rest of the season brings.” The next opportunities to see Rams Water Polo action will be the Rockford Varsity Invitational August 21 and 22 at Rockford High School. The Junior Varsity team will play their first games at a Jenison tournament this weekend, as well.
The Rockford Freshman Center was full of activity on Sunday, July 26, as the 250 members of 2015 Rockford High School Marching Band prepared to head to their annual band camp at Andrews University in Berrien Springs. Under the leadership of Rockford High School (RHS) band director Brian Phillips, this marks the third week of band activities for the group since school ended in June. The band will spend this week preparing for their fall marching competitions and football game performances. They will premiere the opening of their show at the September 3 home football game at Ted Carlson Memorial stadium when the Rockford Rams face the Holt Rams in non-conference action.
Rockford High School students in the Beyond The Rock video production program participated in the annual Meijer Great Choices Student Film Festival again this year. Students from around the state submitted short, thirty second videos promoting character, healthy lifestyle choices, and diversity. Over four hundred and thirty videos were submitted this year, and five Rockford groups were fortunate enough to place amongst the top ten videos within the six categories offered. Students Dannie Donneth, Paige Barnard, Brendan Burke, Nate Warnock, Haley Nash, Katie Montroy, Megan Dileo, Rachel Coon, Sydney Kleis, and Nicole Jones were all among the top finishers. Partners Nicole and Sydney walked away with a strong third place finish in the category of making healthy choices and received a five hundred dollar gift card reward. The students and their accomplishments were celebrated in a special event at Celebration Cinemas. The students, along with their friends, family, and instructors, were treated with popcorn and pop as the awards were presented and all videos were shown on the big screen. At the end of the day it was another great opportunity for BTR students to use their talents to promote a positive message.
Event: 30th Class Reunion Date: July 11th 2015 Location: American Legion Hall / 330 Rockford Park Drive Northeast, Rockford, MI 49341 Time: 3pm-5pm Early Arrival / 5pm-7pm Buffet / 7pm – 10pm Euchre Tournament / Horse shoes / shuffle board For more details email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the Rockford High School Class of 1985 Facebook page