Rockford boys Soccer tallies a win, a loss and a draw for the week

Senior defender Jamie Staley takes a kick for the RAMS in the 1-0 match against Grand Haven.

The Rams were on the road Tuesday, and added another shutout to the season in a match against the Grand Haven Buccaneers. The lone goal for the Rams was scored by Junior Eli Appleby who hit a 30-yard shot early in the first half. Tuesday’s 1-0 win was the RAMS’ first on Grand Haven turf […]

Rams JV boys soccer has busy three-game week

Jake Holt moves the ball downfield for the Rams.

The JV Rams began a busy three-game schedule on Tuesday the 25, with a trip to Grand Haven. The boys fought hard enough to earn three goals in the game. Joel Pietula and Danny Waite drove in winning kicks, while Evan Reierson scored on a penalty kick. Goalkeeper Justin Majeski made several great saves throughout […]

Rockford Community Education holds first soccer tourney

The HopCat team of (front row, l–r) Melissa Diekema, Amy Hoek, Bonnie Swanson, Abby Hansen, Mary White, Heidi Hoevenaar; (back row, l–r) Missy Brophy, Laurie Brush, Sue LaLone, Lisa Goldsmith, Betsy Herdsman, Leslie Teelander, Kara Herman; (not pictured) Maureen Carmody and Stephanie Vandermaas take part in Rockford Community Education’s first soccer tournament, May 8 and 9. It was held for seventh- and eighth-graders and the women’s 30+ league. The HopCat team was 2-1 playing in the rain, hail, wind and very chilly temperatures. Half of the players either live or work in Rockford and are very active in the sport and within the community.

Rockford soccer team’s strength begins to show

Allison Huyser moves the ball toward the goal.	Photo by BRET DOUD

  by IAN PURVIS and JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER  The Rockford girls varsity soccer team may be one of the area’s best kept secrets, but the word is going to get out. After a dismal 1-0 loss to Grandville on Wednesday, April 15, the Rams came back with impressive shutouts against Hudsonville Friday night, April 17, and […]

Rams varsity soccer shuts out Cedar Springs, ties quicker FHE

Sam Decker attacks up the middle of the field during the Cedar Springs game.	Photo by BRET DOUD

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER and IAN PURVIS If the Rockford girls varsity soccer team’s defense was a welcoming committee, the reception last week would have been as cold as the weather. The Rams’ stingy backfield allowed no goals to be scored against them in the second week of play. Goalie Kristin Darby-assisted by the four diamond […]