Third Meijer State Games of Michigan better than ever

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The West Michigan Sports Commission reported that the third annual Meijer State Games of Michigan, Olympic-style competition held throughout venues in Rockford, Sparta and the greater Grand Rapids area, was better than ever and a huge success. Sports in the 2012 event included archery held here in Rockford at the Rockford Freshman Center Saturday and […]

Everyone wins—sports complex to transform Rockford

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Five-year estimate is $20 million in economic growth  by BETH ALTENA A new era for Rockford has arrived as the West Michigan Sports Commission (WMSC) announced a state-of-the-art youth and amateur sports facility with 12 ball fields, concessions, boulevard landscaping, parking for nearly 1,000 cars, play areas and picnic structures will be built on a […]

Rockford leads parade of athletes for State Games

Rockford archers lead the Parade of Athletes at the opening ceremonies of the Michigan State Games on Friday, June 24 at Fifth Third Ballpark.

Archers, crew, rugby represent district by BETH ALTENA Students from Rockford were well represented at this year’s Meijer State Games and during opening ceremonies at Fifth Third Ballpark, a blaze of Ram orange filled the stands. Archers from the Rockford Sportsman’s Club led the parade of athletes Friday, June 24 and teams from Rockford included […]

Rockford Raptors tournament champions

The Rockford Raptors team of (kneeling, l–r) Andrew Searl, Matt DiLeo, Jon Stewart, Bobby Wilson, David Sokol; (standing) Kory Young, Brent Showers, Ryan Jerrils, Jimmy Scales, Andy Woodruff; and (not pictured) Reid Kelley celebrate their victory in the USSSA Lakeside Challenge.

 The Rockford Raptors 14U baseball team went undefeated in winning the USSSA Lakeside Challenge which was held June 12-13 in Grand Rapids. The Raptors were seeded number one after completing pool play and earned a spot in the championship game with an 8-0 semifinal victory over the Birmingham Bulldogs. The Raptors coupled good hitting with […]

Rams varsity baseball loses one, wins one against Eagles

Tony DiLeo hits a homerun in the third inning against Hudsonville to help the Rams win 5-4 at home on Thursday, May 20.

The Rockford varsity baseball team lost a pretty important game to Hudsonville on Tuesday, May 18 at Hudsonville. The final score after seven innings was 3-0. The loss will likely take them out of the running for repeating as OK Red conference champions. The Rams’ offense was held in check by Hudsonville junior pitcher Skylar […]