Rams place second at freshman/sophomore swim meet

Freshman Kurtis Loux drops almost four seconds off his best 200-yard freestyle time.

Over 150 male swimmers from seven West Michigan area high schools competed at the annual freshman/sophomore meet in Grandville on Saturday, Feb. 5. Last year the Rams came out victorious with their first win in seven years. However, this year it was the Hudsonville Eagles that came out on top, with Rockford finishing in second […]

Rockford takes seventh in state for swimming, diving

Crushing the existing 2004 200-yard medley relay pool record on February 27 with a time of 1:37.06 were (l–r) sophomore Josh Travis, senior Brian Ginebaugh, junior Ben Fredrickson and senior Derik Bothma. This team of four also placed second in the state behind OK Red conference foes West Ottawa, and earned All American with the minimum time needed of 1:37.02.

by DENISE WEBB At state finals for any sport, the realization of how refined and talented Rockford’s athletes are becomes evident. The March 12 and 13 swimming and diving Division I state preliminaries and finals were no exception. Fifty-four Michigan high schools qualified this year to compete at this event, where only the best of […]

Rams win OK Red conference championship

Photo by GORDIE PETERSON

  Celebrating in their natural environment—in the water—Rockford wins the OK Red swimming and diving conference championship on Saturday, Feb. 27 at home. After three days of nonstop excitement, Rockford came out on top with 368 points, followed by Grandville (338), Holland West Ottawa (317), Jenison (294), East Kentwood (269), Hudsonville (240) and Grand Haven (186). […]