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The Royals, ranked No. 3 in Class 5A by the Associated Press and No. 5 by Max Preps, rushed for 528 yards against the winless Greyhounds. Gunnar Bloom got 109 yards on just six carries, scoring on 38- and 27-yard runs and on a 27-yard pass. Andy Borchardt completed all four passes, two for touchdowns, [...]

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Three touchdown passes by Matt Dorso helped the Zimmerman Thunder trip the Foley Falcons 28-13 at home Friday evening. Tayler McEachern snagged two TD passes and Andrew Nixon caught the clincher as the Thunder (3-1) opened a 20-0 halftime lead and fended off a Falcon rally. “We played very well in all aspects of the [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Elk River’s victory at homecoming was wrapped up by halftime on Friday evening, except that nobody told Park Center that. The Elks, after leading 42-7 and pulling the starters right way in the second half, wound up sweating out a 42-30 victory that wasn’t secured until the Pirates fumbled at [...]

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Spectrum soccer lost to Mounds Park Academy 5-1 on Thursday, with their lone goal tallied by 7th-grader Sierra Anderson. The Sting (3-6-1) will play at Big Lake on Saturday, 11 a.m.

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Spectrum volleyball defeated Cambridge Christian 26-24, 21-25, 25-20, 25-19 on Thursday evening in Cambridge, boosted by 24 service aces, nine of them by Costy Dalla Valentina. Lauren Gillquist added five and Kira Lorensen four for the Sting (12-4). Ellie Rogers led with12 digs and 15 assists. Jasmine Nelson made seven kills with no hitting errors. Ali Henkemeyer and Meghan Hays had [...]

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The Rogers Royals scored twice on free kicks and won their seventh straight, 3-0 over Buffalo, at Buffalo on Thursday evening. It was the sixth shutout in the seven-game win streak by the Royals (7-0 conference, 8-0 overall). Courtney Henderon scored twice and Lydia Hubert-Peterson was in goal with four saves. Sting defender Abbie Gearou [...]

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The meet opened with an impressive relay win by Andover but host Elk River-Rogers-Zimmerman-Spectrum regrouped and won its fourth dual in four tries, 101-83, at home Thursday evening. The Elk senior leaders came through as Taylor Odegard and Samantha Hendricks finished 1-2 in both the 50 and 100 freestyles while Jessica Young took the 200 [...]

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In a matchup for the conference lead, the Buffalo Bison scored twice within five minutes in the second half and held on to defeat the Rogers Royals 2-1 on Thursday evening in Rogers. Rogers goalie Joe Schlottman made some difficult saves before Buffalo’s Miguel Arroyo Hernandez and Luke Folkerds each hit the back of the [...]

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