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The Spectrum Sting dueled Legacy Christian Academy to a 1-1 tie on Tuesday afternoon at home. Lorna Bechtel scored for the sting with a pass from Emily O’Connell. Each team had multiple chances to score in overtime. Spectrum (3-5-1) will host Mounds Park Academy on Thursday.

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River lost the first two games but pulled out a harrowing five-game victory at Park Center on Tuesday evening, boosted by the hitting of Sidney Wentland and the serving of everyone. The Elks prevailed 27-29, 20-25, 25-18, 27-25, 17-15, their first conference win in five tries. Wendland’s 25th kill [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River girls tennis is closing in on a conference championship, unbeaten with three matches to go, but the more distant section tournament is never far from their minds. “We’ve been mainly concerned with Princeton and Duluth East,” said senior co-captain Lauren Brayden, referring to Section 7AA rivals to [...]

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  Elk River girls came within 38 seconds off beating a good Park Center team but wound up losing 3-2 in overtime on Tuesday evening at home. Maddie Heitzig ripped a 20-yard shot on the ground to pull the Pirates even as the clock dipped inside 40 seconds. In the second five-minute overtime, Katie Wang [...]

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  The Spectrum volleyball team avenged one of its losses by squeezing past West Lutheran 26-24, 28-26, 25-15 at home on Tuesday evening. The Sting (11-4) had lost to West Lutheran at the Columbia Heights tournament, and had a bad start Tuesday, trailing 6-0 and 19-13 in the first game, but gradually turned the tide. [...]

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The Rogers Royals swept the Princeton Tigers 25-12, 25-17, 27-25 on Tuesday evening, led by Maleia Ysteboe with 13 kills, 11 digs and 16 serve receptions. Erica Folk made 10 kills and 12 digs, and Baylee Waldhoff fired off seven aces and made 31 assists. The Royals (7-4) will play at Big Lake on Thursday.

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The Rogers Royals blanked St. Francis 7-0 at home Thursday, improving to 4-1 in conference and 15-6 overall. They will play at St. Michael-Albertville on Thursday. Rogers 7, St.Francis 0 Singles (1) Kaylie Conlin, Rog, def Paige Swanson 6-3, 6-0 (2) Sam Fitzpatrick, Rog, def Kristen Hang 6-1, 6-0 (3) Alannah Sperr, Rog, def (name [...]

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The Rogers Royals edged Cambridge-Isanti 2-1 on Tuesday in Cambridge, setting up a duel for first place with Buffalo on Thursday. A.J. Wedell and Austin Niznik scored for the Royals. Logan Olkon and Trevor Klink made assists, and Joe Schlottman stopped four of five shots on goal. Joshua Samsa had the Bluejackets goal. Rogers, 5-3 [...]

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