by Bruce Strand, Sports editor After six straight conference championships, the Rogers boys golf team are not the favorite in the 2014 season, in their coach’s opinion. Still, the Royals won their 38th straight Mississippi 8 meet Tuesday, scoring 319 at Becker, with Dylan Kline low shooter for the day with 76. Following were Buffalo [...]
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 [...]
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.
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 [...]
Rogers freshman Melea Bruns won her varsity pitching debut as the Royals turned back St. Cloud Tech 5-3 in their home opener Friday. Bruns pitched the distance, holding down the Tigers except for Sam Eisenreich, who had a double and solo homer. Bruns gave up four hits and three walks, and struck out seven. Madie [...]
Some leaky defense behind Rogers pitcher Adam Nauth led to a 5-1 opening loss to Chisago Lakes on Thursday in Lindstrom. “Adam gave us one of the best individual pitching performances I have seen in a long time,” said Royal coach Brian Harapat. “We made multiple errors in the outfield and the infield. It really should [...]
The Rogers softball team cruised in their opener 9-0 over Chisago Lakes on Thursday in Lindstrom, led by Katelyn Kemmetmueller with a three-hit shutout and two RBI. Kemmetmueller, sophomore right-hander, struck out 10 and walked three. She was 2-for-4 with a double. Madi Anderson went 3-for-4 with two doubles, two runs and an RBI in [...]
by Bruce Strand, Sports Editor The defending state champion Elk River Elks are not the only softball team in District 728 anticipating a strong 2014 season. The Elks return all but two starters from the unranked team that captured the Class 3A title last June. Unlike the Elks 2009 state champion team that graduated heavily, [...]