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The Rogers Royals are 3-0 after defeating Monticello 6-3 on Monday at Monticello. Freshman pitcher Melea Bruns took a 6-1 lead into the last of the seventh when the Magic got two runs on an error, walk, and single, before Bruns fanned their 2-3 hitters to end the game. Bruns had a five-hitter and nine [...]

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Elk River posted its 73rd straight conference win Monday and it was one of the least pleasant of that long streak, played in 35 degrees and a biting wind. “It was horribly cold, but the same for both teams, at least,” said Elk coach Randy Ronning after the 7-0 conquest of the Blaine Bengals. Blaine [...]

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The Rogers girls golf team placed fifth among 14 teams at the Monticello Invitational to open the season on Monday. The meet was shortened from 18 holes to nine due to cold weather. Buffalo was team champion and had the medalist, Lexi Bolland with 40. Rogers senior Maddie Hol tied for fifth place with 46.

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The Spectrum softball team lost its opener to Brooklyn Center 9-7 on Saturday. For the Sting, Elizabeth Hackbarth was 3-for-4 with three runs and Hally Wallace 2-for-4 with a two-run double. Ellie Rogers pitched, striking out eight. The Sting will host PACT on Tuesday.

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Spectrum won its baseball opener 13-11 at Brooklyn Center on Saturday, overcoming seven errors with a 16-hit attack. Joey Chaffin was 3-for-4 with three RBI, Thomas Ogren 3-for-4 with two RBI and two runs, Luke Nolden 3-for-5 with two runs, and Ryan Pribnow 2-for-5 with two runs and two steals. Tristen Rosby got the win, [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor The Elk River tennis team, ranked No. 1 at the outset of the season and expecting to get everybody’s best shot, capped its first week with a 6-0 record, including three wins at home Saturday. The first five were a breeze but Hopkins made an impressive showing in the [...]

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Molli Detloff and Lucas Trapp won two events each for Elk River as the Elk girls placed fourth and the boys 10th in the 14-school Lakeville North Invitational on Saturday. The Prior Lake girls and Brainerd boys were team champions. Detloff, a senior, won the shot put with 37-6 3/4 and the discus with 125-5. [...]

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  The Rogers Royals broke a 3-3 tie with four runs in the sixth inning and defeated Robbinsdale Cooper 7-3 in their home opener Friday. Luke Ellis pitched the last two innings to get the win, giving up three hits but striking out four and allowing no runs. Ellis was also 2-for-4 with an RBI [...]

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