Competitive Cheer Squad Endures Ups and Downs

by JACKIE HOLLAND-DECKER Competitive cheerleading is a sport of highs and lows. One minute or round or competition, the athletes and fans are relishing a best-ever score. The next they are wondering what happened. The sport’s subjectivity, like that in figure skating and gymnastics, is often confusing, with fans wondering how a flawless routine can […]

Rockford’s Daukss and Dix Qualify for State Ski Competition

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Rockford’s regular ski season concluded on Tuesday, Feb. 3 with the final conference race at Cannonsburg Ski Area, followed by the regional competition on Friday, Feb. 13. In the end, Rockford girls and boys teams each finished in third place in the Greater Grand Rapids High School Ski Conference (GGRHSSC), behind Grand Haven and Forest […]

Lady Rams Bowlers Reclaim OK Red Lead

The Rockford girls needed a sweep of this week’s matches against Hudsonville, Jenison and Grandville to reclaim the lead in the OK Red conference, and that is just what they did. The girls got by Hudsonville and Jenison (24-6 and 28-2), but undefeated Grandville was much tougher. Grandville got off to a good start by […]

Mandatory Crew Parent Meeting

A mandatory Rockford High School crew parent meeting is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 24 at the Rockford Freshman Center cafeteria. All parents of interested rowers are asked to attend. Details will be provided regarding schedules, practice dates, testing requirements, costs, fundraising and conditioning. For more information, please contact Bill McDaniel at (616) […]

Momentum Continues with Another Rams Victory Swim

Connor Thelen swims the 100-yard backstroke with a second-place finish of 1:01.67 minutes. Photo by GORDY PETERSON

by DENISE WEBB Rockford 193, Hudsonville 119 Keeping their wave of wins rolling, the Rams swim and dive team crashed over the Eagles 193-199 on Thursday, Jan. 22. After “taking down Goliath [Grandville]” last week in a closer-than-close meet, Rockford arrived at the Hudsonville pool postured to conquer another. Out of the 12 events, Rockford […]