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A punt return for a touchdown helped the Rogers Royals take control early as they went on to defeat Cambridge-Isanti 42-6 on Friday evening in Cambridge. Gunnar Bloom field a punt on his 46 and rambled 54 yards to the end zone, opening up a 14-0 lead. Bloom, who has 15 touchdowns in five games, [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Art Hennington of Elk River completed his monumental task of playing every golf course in Minnesota when he toured the St. Paul Town and Country Club on Thursday. “I was treated like Royalty at T & C, but played like a pauper,” Hennington quipped. “I did have four pars, [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River football team that will try stay unbeaten against Champlin Park at home Friday evening is leading the nation’s high schools in rushing, according to statistics kept by Max Preps. The Elks are averaging 527 yards per game on the ground after victories over Coon Rapids 47-0, Andover [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Rogers volleyball team has a pair of talented, all-around veteran players, but one of them has been sidelined lately. The Royals, led by senior Erika Folk with 12 kills, 26 digs, and two aces, turned back St. Francis 25-20, 23-25, 25-22, 25-18 at home Thursday evening. Watching from [...]

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  The Zimmerman volleyball team had a tough week with a pair of 3-0 losses at home in conference play. The St. Cloud Cathedral Crusaders defeated the Thunder 25-16, 25-7, 25-14 on Tuesday. The Foley Falcons handed them a 25-21, 25-17, 25-22 loss on Thursday. Zimmerman is now 0-6 in the Granite Ridge Conference and [...]

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  For the first time ever, the Zimmerman cross country program has a first-place finish. The Zimmerman girls won a five-team meet at Foley on Thursday and had the individual winner, too, in Cheresa Bouley. Coach Mike Back said it was the first time the Thunder have won a meet, although they’ve had some individual [...]

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A.J. Wedell delivered the lone goal as the Rogers Royals tipped Champlin Park 1-0 Thursday evening. The Royals (9-5) snapped a two-game losing streak with the non-conference win at home. The scoreless tie was broken with about 20 minutes left when one outside midfielder, Charlie Rooney, threaded a crossing pass through two defenders that was [...]

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Rogers Royals girls soccer is ready for a big final week of Mississippi 8 Conference play after defeating North Branch 4-2 on Thursday evening in North Branch. The Royals and St. Michael-Albertville are each 7-0 and will clash on Tuesday in Rogers. Meanwhile, Princeton is 6-1 after losing to STMA 3-2 on Thursday, and the [...]

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The Rogers Royals picked up their 18th win and held second place in the conference with a 4-3 triumph over Cambridge-Isanti on Thursday. The Royals, 7-1 in the Mississippi 8 Conference, and 18-6 overall, will close conference play hosting Chisago Lakes on Tuesday. They will start Section 5AA on Wednesday. Coach Debbie Conley estimated that [...]

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