Rams varsity football improves to 3-1

Ryan Hartley darts around the end of the offensive line. Hartley scored two touchdowns Friday night.	Photo by JIM COOPER

Defense shines in first half  by TIM COOPER and MATT WEAVER  Ryan Hartley darts around the end of the offensive line. Hartley scored two touchdowns Friday night. Photo by JIM COOPER An undefeated West Ottawa Panthers football team paid a visit to the Ted Carlson Memorial Stadium on Friday, Sept. 16, to face the Rams […]

Rams halt Buccaneers

Offensive lineman Ivy Johnson fulfills a lifelong dream by scoring a touchdown late in the fourth quarter Friday night.	Photo by JIM COOPER

by TIM COOPER and MATT WEAVER Good things don’t always come in small packages. As running back Brady Gent was about to score his fourth touchdown to cap off a brilliant night, no one expected to see the ball pop out of his sure hands. Even more unexpected was big offensive lineman Ivy Johnson falling […]

Rockford bursts past Holt, wins football battle of the Rams

Brandon Lubenow scores his second touchdown of the game after receiving a pass from Kyle Short.	Photo by JIM COOPER

by TIM COOPER Not since 2002 had the Rockford Rams lost two games in a row. Rockford hadn’t gone 0-2 to start a season since 1978. Only four times since 1950 have they dropped the first two games of the year. After a week one loss to Lowell, and the perennial state power Holt Rams […]

Three wrestlers advance to state finals

Robby Gorton works to turn East Kentwood's Matt Franklin. Gorton will join teammates Austin Scogg and Tyler VanRooyen at the Palace next weekend.

Team season ends by TIM COOPER The Rockford wrestling team entered their regional competition on Wednesday, Feb. 16, looking for a way to make up points against Hudsonville, who beat the Rams 39-20 two weeks prior. Knowing that, Coach Brian Richardson adjusted his lineup in hopes of obtaining more favorable match-ups. Hudsonville grabbed an early […]

Rockford wrestling falls to Hudsonville

Tyler VanRooyen earns his 100th career victory en route to his second OK Red conference championship.

Rams crown two champions at OK Red conference tournament  by TIM COOPER  The Rams started out in a hole, after the Hudsonville Eagles won the first two matches of the dual meet between the two teams on Thursday, Feb. 3. In the 140-pound match, Carl Nystrum of Hudsonville pinned Mick DeBoer in 1:42. At 145 […]