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The Rogers Royals tennis team has won five of six matches as they embark on a busy schedule prior to the start of school. The Royals won three matches at Coon Rapids on Saturday, 7-0 over Hibbing, 5-2 over Coon Rapids and 5-2 over Cretin-Derham Hall. The Royals journeyed to Litchfield on Wednesday, where they [...]

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Andrew Piehl, Rogers junior-to-be, placed seventh at 285 pounds in both Freestyle and Greco-Roman in the USA Wrestling nationals in Fargo held July 25-30. After qualifying by placing first at separate regionals, Piehl went 5-2 with three falls at nationals in Freestyle, and 4-3 in Greco-Roman. In each case, he was dropped into the lower [...]

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  by Bruce Strand, Sports editor A fast-pitch softball team of mostly Rogers and Elk River athletes won a 16-and-under national tournament in Orlando, FL, last week. Xtreme98 beat Kentucky Pride 9-4 in the finals of the ESPN USSSA World Series 16A division on Saturday, after which they watched the telecast on ESPN-3. “We had [...]

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Pitching gems by Adam Nauth and Luke Selkin earned the Rogers Legion team a second-place finish in the 45th annual Princeton Invitational last weekend. “This tournament has not been good to us in the past — we have not done well at all there,” said coach Ryan Gulden. “So this was really nice. The story [...]

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Aaron Lindquist, who coached the Elk River boys to a state tournament trip last year, will be coaching the Rogers girls this year, after securing a faculty position at RHS. Ryan Sorensen will succeed Lindquist as Elk boys coach. (See separate story.) Lindquist, who started teaching Economics at RHS last year, fills the vacancy left [...]

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by Bruce Strand, Sports editor Holly Sutton, coach of the Rogers girls soccer state champion team in 2010, has resigned after five seasons with the Royals. The former Elk River star has joined the staff at Winona State, where she was a two-time conference player of the year. “I’m very proud and thankful for my [...]

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Madi Anderson and Katelyn Kemmetmeuller of Rogers got top awards in Mississippi 8 Conference softball after the Royals placed first with a 12-0 record. Anderson, senior second baseman, was named Most Valuable Player by coaches. She earned her third all-conference award while hitting .354 overall. She finished her career with RHS records for hits (108) [...]

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