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Rams fall to Hudsonville 42-30 in OK Red tilt

February 3, 2015 // 0 Comments

The Rockford wrestling team journeyed to Hudsonville for an OK Red dual meet on Wednesday, January 21st in search of their first league triumph against the Eagles. Pins were the rule of the day as the two squads combined for eleven pins in the 14 matches contested. Unfortunately for the Rams it was the home squad that garnered six of the pins en route to a 42-30 decision. “We are just giving up too many pins at various weight classes to come out on top in some of these relatively tightly contested matches,” said Rockford Coach Brian Richardson. “I was extremely pleased with the work of a few of our younger guys tonight in John Quist and Tyler Glave. They seem to be really turning the corner and now we just need a little more consistency up and down the lineup to come out on top with more regularity. We have a very young team and are going through growing pains but we are confident that better days lie ahead for us.” The four Ram wrestlers who pinned their way to victory were Jared Bennett with a pin in 3:25 at 119 pounds, Andy Hansen with a pin at 130 pounds in 5:00, Chris Bell who stuck his opponent in a quick 1:17 at 160 and Glave at 215 with a fall in 3:29. Michael Tankersley won an 8-6 decision at 112 and Quist came out on top of his match 11-5 at 140 to complete the scoring for Rockford. Rams fall to Hudsonville 42-30 in OK Red tilt  

Season’s greetings from The Rockford Squire staff

December 22, 2011 // 0 Comments

The year 2011 was a significant year for The Rockford Squire newspaper. Known at its birth on February 18, 1871 as The Rockford Weekly Register, the Squire is Rockford’s oldest continu ally operating business. Now 140 years old, the Squire, entwined in the very fabric of Rockford, proudly looks forward to entering the 15th decade of print newspaper coverage of the lives and times of the Rockford community. The paper has much to be proud of this year. The Squire continues to be a self-sustaining free weekly newspaper solely supported by advertising. Advertising support has been strong and continues to grow. The paper is particularly proud of the role it played in bringing the title of America’s Favorite Farmers Market to Rockford’s hometown farm market during this year’s nationwide contest. During a 13-week summer campaign, the Squire provided front-page coverage of the hotly contested contest resulting in a record number of votes, in the contest’s history, being cast for a single market venue. And finally the 15-year run of Rockford’s other newspaper, The Rockford Independent, ended with their final edition on November 22, 2011. In that same edition Robert Stafford, president and CEO of Greenville’s Stafford Media Solutions, the Independent’s parent company, stated as follows, “During the 6 1/2 year ownership of the Rockford Independent newspaper we quite honestly have struggled with the economics of giving the publication life.” Yes, for 15 years the Squire persevered against stiff competition and we now again find ourselves, where we began at the very beginning and remain today, Rockford’s original and only hometown newspaper. To this, we owe a huge shout of “Thank you” to our loyal readers and faithful advertisers. Without your patronage, we could not have been successful. This would be a good time to state, that in spite of the fact newspapers across the country and around the world are ceasing hard copy publication by succumbing to the digital age, that the Squire is committed going forward to providing a handheld weekly print edition of the newspaper. Call us old-fashioned, if you will, but the Squire believes that readers will see the value of a newspaper that provides all manner of local community news in a familiar, sit down with a cup of coffee, print […]