Number one versus number two in men’s water polo—Rockford stays perfect

Rockford's Mike Arend about to execute his "shovel shot"

The Rockford Men’s Water Polo team began their week by putting their number one ranking on the line as they traveled Monday to meet the number two ranked team in the state, the Hudsonville Eagles. The game was played in a packed house as the Eagles celebrated senior night by honoring 14 players. The match […]

616 wins water polo tournament

Water polo has been one of the success stories of Rockford High School athletics over the past decade or more. The state championships and winning seasons have been well-documented. Yet it seems the story does not end there. Several Rockford water polo alumni have teamed up with players from other West Michigan programs to form […]

Varsity water polo gets first two wins, JV five wins

Varsity athlete Kaitlyn Cress helps her team to a season-starting win.	Photo by PATRICK KEELEY

by PATRICK KEELEY Rockford’s varsity water polo team-ranked fourth in the state-evened their overall record at 3-3 (2-0 in league play) with a 19-0 thumping of Holland and their first home-pool victory, a 13-2 romp over Grand Haven. Kelsey Vermeer had seven goals against Grand Haven, Molly Wooldridge had two, and Christina Weston, Mary Keeley, […]

RHS men’s water polo wins Zeeland Invitational

Coming into this season, many water polo teams were hoping this was their year to “beat Rockford.” Well, Rockford men’s water polo has put those teams on notice that it will not be easy. The Rams water polo teams opened their conference season this past Monday by beating Zeeland 14-5. “Zeeland is a bigger, faster […]